Because of the bad principles developed at BAUT ATM forum the concept has been perverted so much that The name ATM implies that BAUT rules may apply here.
I suggested "frontiers" as the name. But no comment from owner.
I suggested the same at BAUT but as we know there is no middle ground there. The mods there "know it all".
Face them with a question they can't answer and/or dodge it must be ATM.
Yeah the initial reason I started this page was because I kept getting banned from Baut for posting in the ATM forum so I started a forum to post stuff that there was absolutely no place on baut to post it ...
I created teh forum Against the mainstream for that purpose ... but I am all up for a change ... Against the Mainstream reminds people of baut or whatever ...
The only problem is I think that all of the links get broken ...
Can anyone else chime in on this point? If you get say 5 people to agree on this thread I will make the change. Fair enough?
What if one person votes against it? Does that mean you then need six to vote for it?
I always click through to spacetimeandtheuniverse.com and had been doing that for some time before I found out it also had the againstthemainstream.com url - and, hey, there's another one, cool, spatU.org - sounds like a university for argumentation. Excellent!
I'm happy for the name to stay the same. I know I'm not at BAUD ('cept in those paranoid moments when I think, at BAUD the ATM is like the crazy wing where they put people like us to keep us away from the sane ones - and this forum is the padded cell in the crazy wing.) A Nose By Any Other Name Would Smell
If you're going to change the name you could call it -
fighting the current
up the creek
paddle free zone
dam the flow (no - don't like that one)
free willy (probably taken)
canny change the laws o physics (doobleontondra intendred)
I'm happy to be reminded of BAUT, as we will ofttimes be. Lest We Forget.
Last edited by TaoZero5; 11-08-2011 at 05:14 PM. Reason: spelling bee - left out a tee
When in BAUT I mostly posted in ATM because I got told off whenever I didn't. However I considered most of my posts far more solidly scientifically based than the twaddle that they call main stream. It has been amply demonstrated that Big Bang Theory is nothing more than curve fitting with new imaginary attributes added every time new observations show that the theory does not work. A very expert mathematician/scientist has demonstrated this in published papers.
So I agree with Astrotech that there is a bad association with BAUT ATM in the ATM name. However SPatU is very different to BAUT as is clear to anyone who spends a little time here. So no need to get on one's high horse. Frontiers is as good a name as any.
Years ago I started a web ring called Boundaries of Science for web sites that explored the bits beyond what was well established. It is what science is all about IMO.
Boundaries of Science