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posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 01:58 PM
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originally posted by: TinkerHaus
No, this is simply a statement. What I'm wondering is if ATS will report it's total contributions, and then list where these funds ultimately went. Saying something and showing something are two very different things.


The would have to report it as earned income.



edit on 18-12-2014 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer




posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:03 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: TinkerHaus
No, this is simply a statement. What I'm wondering is if ATS will report it's total contributions, and then list where these funds ultimately went. Saying something and showing something are two very different things.


The would have to report it as earned income.




Yes, but as a privately owned organization ATS has no legal obligation to report this budget to it's contributors. My question, again, is whether or not ATS will be reporting their total earnings as a result of subscriber contributions and whether or not they will release any details on how this money is ultimately spent.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:10 PM
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May not contribute much, but I'm reading here all the time. Look for my modest contirbution soon.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:30 PM
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ATS has been here for us all to debate, argue, laugh and even on occasion cry.

Never has ATS asked us for anything, other than to comply with T&C's. T&C'S I thought were a tad harsh at times, but this little episode has now cleared that up for me. My thanks Springer and S.O.

I was invited to become an avatar artist, to give my time for free to help keep ATS the best avatar site on the internet, an opportunity I grabbed with both hands, no, I have no idea whatsoever how many hours, burnt dinners, and late nights I've put into it, but it's a hell of a lot, and it was worth every minute.

ATS is for the first time to my knowledge in a bit of difficulty, seriously, if you can't afford to give then don't.

But seriously, we have damn near 300,000 members of which a percentage are active members, is $10 or $25 really going to break your bank ? If so then my apologies, if not then I would suggest giving something back to a site that gives you so much.

OK I'm getting off my soapbox now, I guess it's just a case of how important ATS is to you on a personal level.

Rant over

Cody



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:33 PM
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ATS is definitely worth a small contribution, but i do hope it doesn't turn into the monthly pass the plate appeal that drove me away from sites like rumormill and surfing the apocalypse years ago.

I find it interesting that many sites providing user generated content are near simultaneously having accounts frozen. It is concerning and there might even be a conspiracy somewhere in it.

There are more than a few people wondering if the ad supported model still works as people move more toward smartphones and tablets. There is definitely less space for ads on a mobile device, and I'll be damned if i want ads using up my alotment of mobile data. Google and facebook would be the. Biggest players in mobile ads and if they are dropping sites like ats there should already be some deceased canaries on the little fish of mobile ads providers.

The next thing I'd like to know it's what were the hot threads around the time of the lockout? Alternative media like ats have brought attention and analysis of major events you just don't get from the MSM. Ferguson, Ebola, Ukraine, and ISIS all have angles that are discussed here but never mentioned in the mainstream. Maybe google doesn't like some of the opinions and just went to locking out you guys for arbitrary reasons.

What i get from this is that either all is not well in the digital economy or someone had posted something that google didn't like and they tried to squash it by squashing you guys financially.

I'll be sure to kick in what i can afford next payday.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:45 PM
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originally posted by: cody599
ATS has been here for us all to debate, argue, laugh and even on occasion cry.

Never has ATS asked us for anything, other than to comply with T&C's. T&C'S I thought were a tad harsh at times, but this little episode has now cleared that up for me. My thanks Springer and S.O.

I was invited to become an avatar artist, to give my time for free to help keep ATS the best avatar site on the internet, an opportunity I grabbed with both hands, no, I have no idea whatsoever how many hours, burnt dinners, and late nights I've put into it, but it's a hell of a lot, and it was worth every minute.

ATS is for the first time to my knowledge in a bit of difficulty, seriously, if you can't afford to give then don't.

But seriously, we have damn near 300,000 members of which a percentage are active members, is $10 or $25 really going to break your bank ? If so then my apologies, if not then I would suggest giving something back to a site that gives you so much.

OK I'm getting off my soapbox now, I guess it's just a case of how important ATS is to you on a personal level.

Rant over

Cody


Oh I can afford to give. I live quite comfortably. My concern is not with the amount, but rather blindly giving to a private, for-profit organization that has no accountability when it comes to how those contributions are spent.

I don't think it's asking too much to know where my money would be going.

I won't donate money to the Red Cross either - but I'd give blood at a blood drive. It's nothing against ATS - it's my own policy of not giving money to people unless I know where that money is going. I avoid giving homeless people cash, but I'll gladly buy them lunch.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:59 PM
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a reply to: TinkerHaus

Fully understand your being cautious with your money.
Nothing wrong with that at all.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: TinkerHaus

I fully understand

On Saturday I'll go into town, see our local homeless guy and buy him a coffee and some food, sit for a while and talk, ask him if he wants work, the answer will be "No I don't want charity" Always makes me smile inside.

The only charity I give to is a young African kid to put him through school.

I met him a while ago, money well spent


There is a charity in Britain that I oversaw the refurbishment, you ready for this ?

NO This is not a typo £5.8,000,000 on a refurb

Makes you wonder

I guess if a friend is in trouble I do what I can to help

ATS has been a good friend to me in dark times

Cody

edit on 18/12/14 by cody599 because: missed a word#



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 03:59 PM
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originally posted by: derfreebie
a reply to: Blaine91555

It's so cosmically unjust to not be able to star a bald eagle...
especially one looking ready to facewing.

I've been a staunch and bitter teetotaler since '98-- so
all I can come up with is a half jug of 70 year old Beam
in an Illinois jug that turned into horse liniment probably
half that time ago... and a few home rolled fatties with
Ohm Organic. The latter is like sucking on hot newsprint;
but the price is right.


A more alluring offer I've never had.

I joke about it, but in all honesty it's been a couple of years since I last took a lighter to a great cigar and a bottle would likely take me a year to drink. Age does slow a person down and change priorities.




posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 04:07 PM
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If anyone needs me, I'll be in the non smoking area with a bottle of W.L. Weller 12 Year Old.




posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 04:09 PM
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a reply to: Daedalus
I would pay for ATS. I wonder how much interest there would be, and then how much in donations it would be to make this site viable without all the stupid ads? When the ads open another window, that grinds my gears.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 04:12 PM
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As I mentioned on another thread earlier I'll be tossing a little something, something, in the hat after the New Years. Spent too much time on this site arguing over the years to not to give a little back....





Eyes some of that 12 year old W.L. Weller



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: SLAYER69
I wonder how much I would have to contribute if I threw in a dollar everytime I argued with you....



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 04:18 PM
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a reply to: superman2012

I dunno but,

It's been fun as hell and worth every penny getting a rise out of some members over the years....




posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 04:21 PM
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I have seen these comments a few times now and am starting to think about it in terms of ads.

I use firefox and am starting to think I am going against T&c's somehow.

I get the odd add popping up in the sidebars but nothing while I am logged in that would cause a problem.

I read the T's and C's and respect them but wonder if I am missing something with my current setup.

Do not get me wrong I would never click an ad anyway but it got me thinking?

a reply to: superman2012



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 04:22 PM
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a reply to: SLAYER69

I think 80% will have to wait til after christmas



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 04:22 PM
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I am sure we all want ATS to continue. Having been a lurker for many years I learned a lot from these boards and it has expanded into massive community across the world these days. Although I probably only pay attention to a small percentage of posts I enjoy the interaction and debate.

Unfortunately this comes at a particularly expensive time of the year for a lot of us and it will be difficult for me (and many others) to contribute until after pay day (which comes at the end of the month).

So firstly if you can't afford a contribution, or may have to wait like me to make one, then maybe you can add a signature like mine below? This will give some exposure to the cause.

It's easy go into myATS > Account.

Find you signature box and add this code :





url=http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1046859/pg#pid]Please help ATS Help ATS Recover With Your Contribution



Once you've done that add a [ before url=http..... (leaving no space) and ] after the word Contribution (again making sure there are no spaces after it.

You can test out your signature as it should look like this eventually.

Please help ATS Help ATS Recover With Your Contribution


I think this is a lot more effective than adding your receipt number from Paypal in this thread. Anywhere you've made a post your signature will be visible. The more of us who can do this the better.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 04:37 PM
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a reply to: mirageman
What am I doing wrong in my signature?



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 05:00 PM
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a reply to: superman2012


The problem I have is that if I type the 'code' exactly as it needs to appear in your signature box it will look like this in my posts.

Please help ATS Help ATS Recover With Your Contribution

The code needs to be this (you can't copy it though because it's a picture).




And it needs to be updated as your signature like this



Try copying this below:

[url=http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1046859/pg#pid]Please help ATS Help ATS Recover With Your Contribution]


But replace the [ for a [ and the ] for a ] . (There are the two keys after the letter "P" on a standard keyboard.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 05:06 PM
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a reply to: mirageman
Ahh...I didn't type in /url after contribution.

Thanks!
Got it.



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