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Discussion in 'Social Place' started by nivek, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. Double Nought Spy

    Double Nought Spy Honorable

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    I thought it should be Forteum, but maybe that's already taken by some museum. Anyway, that was a most impressive move the staff pulled off. Mostly painless, for everyone. That's a really good bunch of people. Seems like most of them prefer their Forteana on the tame side though. Ghosts and Little People and curious events are fine, but post something really weird and you get a lot of helpful people trying a little too hard to think up "logical explanations." I don't mean to be too critical of them, as it is a sensible lot for the most part. Everybody has to sleep at night. It's just the the Fortean label covers a lot of downright bizarre stuff that doesn't get discussed there. Stories of aliens, in particular, seem to make a lot of them uncomfortable. Kind of like what some authors say about NICAP. Flying saucers are fine, but we don't talk about aliens because that's just too weird.
     
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  2. wwkirk

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    The Fortean Times Appreciation Facebook group is the same way. They seem to like unusual things but they generally expect down to earth explanations.
     
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  3. Toroid

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    I like to theorize about things with no proof. That site doesn't really go for that. :huh8:
     
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  4. Sheltie

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    I have the same problem with other sites like the Fortean Forum. I like to think outside of the box and have a friendly conversation but most of the regulars on those sites act like they're in a court of law and want to debate every little fact or idea you bring up. :mad8:
     
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