Having access to the page server stat files might be valuable to someone interested in demographics.
Put up some straw man threads and gauge the reaction on ATS.
When radio was the "new media" they tested the public with the "War of the worlds" hoax.
Forums like ATS have come a long way, we aren't all a bunch of BBS "perverts" like back in the 70's and 80's.
Maybe "they" use ATS to study our responce to specifically crafted question, then they construct computer model of us.
Jeffrey Goines: "Then, they took everything about me and put it into a computer where they created this model of my mind. Yes! Using that model they
managed to generate every thought I could possibly have in the next, say, 10 years. Which they then filtered through a probability matrix of some kind
to - to determine everything I was gonna do in that period. So you see, she knew I was gonna lead the Army of the Twelve Monkeys into the pages of
history before it ever even occurred to me. She knows everything I'm ever gonna do before I know it myself. How's that?"
I don't know about you - but I certainly get ads still - the most intrusive is the pop up (and my pop up thingy is supposed to be blocked) with that
woman peeling a face mask saying you won't believe her age... gah. But I don't mind the others so much
So in answer to the question - I believe they still get funded via ads.
After a certain amount of posts/flags/stars you go ad free. At least that's how it used to work. Remember when ATS had different borders around
posts? I think when mine turned gold or something back in the day the ads stopped.
That's simple, we get 100% of our revenue from ad networks, as has been stated one trillion, three hundred million, two hundred and twenty
four thousand times before.. Now, let me ask you, where do you get your money from?
Thread Closed, because I don't have the patience or the time for the ignorance 11 years has proven to me this question will bring out.
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