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> I appreciate that, but the point is not "me",
> however, not in the least, but rather why do
> credible subjects of consequence garner so little
> participation whereas fringe nonsense has such a
> hold not just on believers, but those who argue
> against them?

Hi Lee,

Is this not a consequence of the audience? I find it harder to engage with your threads typically because they are well researched. The only value I can add is to ask clarifying questions, which are often frustratingly simple and perhaps answered elsewhere.

The alt posts on the other hand are typically (although not always) poorly researched and presented. This simply allows more people to jump in and “add value”. As an example picking the recent power plant set of topics, If I started a thread that the great pyramid was a power plant built to harness geothermal energy and cited as evidence the fact it has subterranean passages and rooms. Add in the vibe I got when I visited was that this was a piece of machinery not a tomb. To throw in a conspiracy bent, it was stripped by the Egyptian monks during the Ptolemaic period so as not to let the technology fall into the wrong hands and we have a genuine alt proposition.

The entire premise is of course absurd and I have presented no evidence but the idea is so fanciful that it captures the alt imagination. many alts would become engaged because it furthers the power plant idea. Because the thread then grows in alt popularity then the non-alts need to jump in to rubbish the idea as they have relevant knowledge and the cycle goes on.

This is a long winded way of saying as many alts appear to be here for the fantasy/ escapism as for the progression of knowledge.

Interestingly, I’ve posted some threads here on purpose bordering on fantasy and barely received any pushback or support. Instead they were largely ignored just as the threads I tried some serious discussion in.

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Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 2022 Thanos5150 05-Jul-19 02:13
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 342 cladking 05-Jul-19 16:50
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 333 Susan Doris 05-Jul-19 17:24
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 275 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:00
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 299 Susan Doris 06-Jul-19 17:25
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 287 Eddie Larry 06-Jul-19 20:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 300 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 15:30
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 291 Susan Doris 07-Jul-19 16:30
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 292 Aine 07-Jul-19 22:31
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 316 Thanos5150 07-Jul-19 23:42
The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 298 drrayeye 08-Jul-19 22:26
Re: The advantage of scholarly "tricks" in formulating opinions 315 Eddie Larry 09-Jul-19 00:55
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 282 cladking 07-Jul-19 17:42
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 295 Susan Doris 09-Jul-19 16:45
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 266 cladking 11-Jul-19 01:06
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 269 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:12
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Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 356 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 05:15
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 288 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 06:21
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 344 Susan Doris 10-Jul-19 10:21
Gossip 302 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:46
Troll 322 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 18:54
Re: Troll 298 Sirfiroth 10-Jul-19 19:03
Re: Troll 339 eyeofhorus33 10-Jul-19 19:08
An explanation in "Cowboy" 325 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:42
Other times, I poke the dog with a stick. 281 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 23:15
Not at all, Ray 346 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 07:19
Matt's rules 291 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 07:52
Ray gets schooled 366 eyeofhorus33 11-Jul-19 11:31
Ho Ho Ho 302 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 14:12
Re: Ray gets schooled 293 Martin Stower 11-Jul-19 21:10
Fighting "trolls" in Texas 289 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:09
Re: Gossip 271 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 05:15
The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 287 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 07:07
Don't worry, Pancho 300 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 08:04
Grovel. Grovel. 280 Barbelo 11-Jul-19 10:54
Re: The Grand Poo-Bah of Pomposity 281 Susan Doris 11-Jul-19 11:35
Getting an "innocent" to take the bait 310 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 20:42
Re: Mainstream and Alternative Ideas 295 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:09
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Unfortunately 291 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 17:52
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Level 3 290 drrayeye 12-Jul-19 00:48
Re: Unfortunately 266 Thanos5150 12-Jul-19 15:06
Re: Unfortunately 305 cladking 12-Jul-19 17:10
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Australian jargon 300 drrayeye 10-Jul-19 17:39
Re: Australian jargon 324 Martin Stower 10-Jul-19 18:16
Re: Australian jargon 283 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:20
Re: Australian jargon 293 Corpuscles 10-Jul-19 23:58
Thanks 302 drrayeye 11-Jul-19 00:12
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Re: Australian jargon 322 cladking 11-Jul-19 02:44
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Re: Australian jargon 280 cladking 11-Jul-19 15:57
um 286 Warwick 11-Jul-19 17:01
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