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posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 05:42 PM
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Greetings !

So.....

I am going to open the can of worms here .

I am sure most of the staff are aware of the question I am going to ask ...

So let's get to it .


I brought this up in another thread and a super mod was not able to answer my question . this is what prompted me to make this thread .


The question.....


Why is this thread


www.abovetopsecret.com...


Not showing up/ been posted on the AboveTopSecret.com/Facebook page ?

As I stated in another thread I watch the ATS feeds closely on FB in hopes that I will see one of my threads posted some day . I have picked up on a pattern , part of that pattern is that ATS front page stories are Always posted on FB ....SAVE for this particular front page thread...........why?


Does ATS control what is posted on FB? as I recall them making a statement claiming they don't ..but rather its an algorithm.


I have to lean towards BS until I find some answers ...


Humbly

LSH




posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 05:49 PM
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It's a business. And no business owner wants bad press......it hits the bottom line of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ They can't be losing all this advertising with bad press on FB. If they did it would go back to the way it used to be......Denying Ignorance. Money talks, BS walks, just the way it is.a reply to: LightningStrikesHere


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posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 05:57 PM
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a reply to: LightningStrikesHere

How dare question the regime and our Glorious Leader.

Shame on you...


Actually I'd like to know too.

I mean if its normally done by random and someone specifically targeted that thread to make sure it didn't appear on ATS's Facebook, well lets just say that it would seem wrong to do that on what is supposedly a free thinking conspiracy site.

Personally I don't see why anyone would want to suppress the fact that we openly question ourselves and others as it shows how we can freely spout our views - surely it is a good thing to show we do. Speculatively, if someone did suppress this thread then the fact that it was suppressed could cause worse damage than the thread posting in the first place.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 06:02 PM
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just keep calm, ignore denial and carry on.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: DodgyDawg


Well Flagg this # so we can get answers



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 06:10 PM
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Psst......

I heard that they have a monkey tied up in the back room that likes to fling poo. They let the monkey use his expert skills to choose what's posted on FB.

It's that simple.

Need proof? Ask BigFatFurryTexan.......he knows.

Don't tell anyone I told ya.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 06:11 PM
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ATS is simply an entertainment website designed to make money hopefully.
Like all businesses, if something might affect the bottom line it is trashed.
Sometimes truth does not sell.
Yes, you have been censored.
But again, "It is your chalk, but their board. Therefore they control the erasers too".



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 06:13 PM
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originally posted by: g146541
Yes, you have been censored. .


if true that negates ATS' vaunted slogan in it's entirety



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 06:13 PM
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originally posted by: g146541
ATS is simply an entertainment website designed to make money hopefully.
Like all businesses, if something might affect the bottom line it is trashed.
Sometimes truth does not sell.
Yes, you have been censored.
But again, "It is your chalk, but their board. Therefore they control the erasers too".



Meh... Good way of putting it .



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 06:15 PM
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We have a dedicated social media person who looks for content on ATS, as well as other sites, that could possibly be of interest to the FaceBook and Twitter audiences, which is different than the audience that visits ATS.

Not every thread that achieves "top billing" through flags or replies makes it to the FB page, in fact, few do.

These are examples of non-ATS content recently posted to the FB page:
thehill.com...
www.politico.com...
www.reuters.com...


After experimentation, our automated process was scrapped in favor of an actual human being. After that, our "likes" exploded and has been the case ever since.


Explained. I'm not going back down into the ludicrous hole that thread has become.

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posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 06:15 PM
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a reply to: LightningStrikesHere

Perhaps throwing chicken bones on the ground and "reading" them would elicit a more prompt answer to your question.

(lol,I was just fooling
)



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: LightningStrikesHere

I think that thread is for ATS members to see and not really prospective investors. Honestly, as a member here, I would rather that not be advertised outside of ATS simply because it is more of an internal issue (if there is such a thing on a privately-owned forum).

The fact the thread exists is enough to satisfy my desire for humility to be shown on their behalf and they showed it just fine. There are two sides to the owners; the owner side and the member side. People need to distinguish between the two and non-members might not be able to do that so well.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 06:28 PM
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originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
After experimentation, our automated process was scrapped in favor of an actual human being. After that, our "likes" exploded and has been the case ever since.


Man this right here... there is so much wrong in that sentence its not even funny.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 06:30 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord
Just as I suspected , thanks for being transparent about it .

I understand you have to keep your PR rating in the positive.

So if you pick and chose on FB we can assume you do the same on ATS right ?



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 06:47 PM
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originally posted by: RoScoLaz4

originally posted by: g146541
Yes, you have been censored. .


if true that negates ATS' vaunted slogan in it's entirety

Slogans are for boy scouts and military and other such nonsense that makes people feel a part of something greater.
ATS is simply a business, everything goes to the bottom line as well as everything comes from the bottom line.



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 07:56 PM
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everything goes to the bottom line....
it'a all about the money...
why did my post get removed/actioned...?

why?
why?
why?


ats does this
ats does that
ats censors

ats this
ats that.

to all those expressing such sentiments, you'd be surprisingly Surprised to actually know and realize the amounts of individual inputs, concerns and voluntary efforts that go into keeping ATS, the boards, open to everyone, available to all... even for the Many gripes and Complaints along the way.

this aint no crybaby session of .. "oh.... no, the 'members' don't like the way we do things" - type shyte.

simple fact of the matter mention.

the vast majority would have but the least of a clue regarding it all.

why question the manner in which the venue that Allows you the opportunity to express your innermost thoughts, opinions and concerns, when there is an entire World Full Of Issues that are far more pressing.... and likely to either have or pose a direct impact to your day to day lives - right in front of you.

ATS is a website. privately-owned. open to all with but a mere email address to register an account.

go sing it somewhere else and see how far that gets you. IMHO







yeah. i'm just a tad bit tired of all the 'site bashing BS' here of late.

have an issue with a certain staff member's action on your account - take it up with them. they'll talk to you, personally. - TRY That Elsewhere!?

got a problem with how things are overall? - Take IT UP WITH ONE OF THE OWNERS - FIND THAT Elsewhere!?


you don't necessarily have to agree with what you get in return, but...


Trey to find this type atmosphere elsewhere!???



just sayin...


ATS - true to form... as always.

:derp:
:derp:


[ETA]

I was going to re-close this and direct further replies to the Complaints forum, but....


guess we'll see... what y'all wanna do/go with from here...


Jon









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posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 08:09 PM
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a reply to: 12m8keall2c


You finished?




Don't forget who drives your website....


The members / users / email addresses....


Without US where would ATS really be ?


Derp derp ...

Maybe ATS should be more transparent to curb any uncertainty ?


And that's how we roll ..


Just saying




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posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 08:22 PM
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a reply to: LightningStrikesHere

of course it's 'Member-Driven' ...

but where would all that be without the voluntary efforts of both 'the Members' as well as 'The Staff', tasked with herding all you 'Cats'!?


We're for YOU as much as we are for our own personal; likes, interests and whatnot....


afterall .... these fine folks didn't just show up and be made Staff Members due solely to their presence here..

They took an avid interest, participated and posted within the rather minimal constraints set forth by the Same T&C, and were, at some point, presented with the opportunity to help /better serve that which piqued their interest of ATS in the first place.

and yet we're to question their 'goals', 'determinations', 'desire to steer discussions', etc.!?

gimme a break..


staff are as diverse a group as, if not more than, 'The Membership' itself.!


we often have as difficult time coming to a consensus, regarding a gieven post, as y'all do on something like 9-11 [ lit it happen, made it happen]

day in and day out.

that dynamic. that diversity, virtually ensures there be no possibility for 'organized thought' [ATS does this. ATS does that] virtually can't be a reality.

ATS supports and hold Members true to the T&C.


Not perfect by any means...


but also something I'd task anyone to find elsewhere in this large of/type Community.

?????



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 08:28 PM
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a reply to: 12m8keall2c


Another thing to ...


It's obvious by the amount of posts /posters , that members have issues with certain aspects about ATS , why not try and reach out and put some time in trying to find out what the major issues are so they can be resolved?

Give back to the people who keep you afloat?

I understand its a "privately owned" site but as a matter of moral I would say their should be an obligation to the people
Who keep driving content to this website.


I share the same belief as many loyal members and that is that ATS no longer holds the interest of "the people".

It seems to be more focused on making money.

Nothing wrong with that ... But # don't forget about your flock ...


Duces !



posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 08:35 PM
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originally posted by: 12m8keall2c
a reply to: LightningStrikesHere

of course it's 'Member-Driven' ...

but where would all that be without the voluntary efforts of both 'the Members' as well as 'The Staff', tasked with herding all you 'Cats'!?


We're for YOU as much as we are for our own personal; likes, interests and whatnot....


afterall .... these fine folks didn't just show up and be made Staff Members due solely to their presence here..

They took an avid interest, participated and posted within the rather minimal constraints set forth by the Same T&C, and were, at some point, presented with the opportunity to help /better serve that which piqued their interest of ATS in the first place.

and yet we're to question their 'goals', 'determinations', 'desire to steer discussions', etc.!?

gimme a break..


staff are as diverse a group as, if not more than, 'The Membership' itself.!


we often have as difficult time coming to a consensus, regarding a gieven post, as y'all do on something like 9-11 [ lit it happen, made it happen]

day in and day out.

that dynamic. that diversity, virtually ensures there be no possibility for 'organized thought' [ATS does this. ATS does that] virtually can't be a reality.

ATS supports and hold Members true to the T&C.


Not perfect by any means...


but also something I'd task anyone to find elsewhere in this large of/type Community.

?????





I believe and respect what you are saying here , but with all due respect I don't think many members feel "ATS has their best interest at heart "

I mean its simple to say these things in black and white... But let's face it do the complaints out weigh the praises ?

Just saying ....




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