> 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.
I have heard this before, but I would think this would make the opposite true. The conclusion I have come to is in general people just want to say what they think about whatever without really having to think about it. Opinions are like assholes-everyone has one. I know it sucks, but the problem though is to truly understand history there has to be effort beyond a smattering of popular consumption media.
> The only value I
> can add is to ask clarifying questions, which are
> often frustratingly simple and perhaps answered
What could be more valuable to a conversation than a question? This is where it began in the first place.
> 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”.
I suppose this is part of the allure of beating up on the fringe. It is an easy target that requires little to no effort.
> 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.
That was the vibe I go too....
> 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.
Lol. Ok, that is an interesting twist.
> 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.
Hmm. I see. Apparently I have underestimated the inspiration of bullshit.
> 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.
Very well said BC.
> 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.
And the mainstream is here for what then? The OP asks why is there not more than this and if so then what is it?
> 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.
It takes a village I guess.