I think part of what I was trying to ay was that forums are rubbish. Oooops. not really, but in essence. The point I was trying to move to in my mind
was that the forums dont work like they used to. So I looked for a typical example. I was thinking, Look at ANY topic, any at random, and you'll
probably find a site on it. They have always been there BUT one thing that has happened is that people have moved from forums to just creating their
So I looked for history of babylon and came up with this site:
Its not a perfect example as it looks well funded and grounded in the mainstream. BUT, if the author came onto ATS with an article they wouldn't be
respected by all and would probably get flamed at some point and made to feel like an idiot. As such, they dont bother other than for tea breaks now
Whilst i was trying to think in another direction, I think that ATS would do better with a similar model. Thats how it all seems to me. A place where
ATS gets quality writers to write a quality post and then all the idiots just comment it.
Im not sure if im still on topic but the problems that ATS are havign intrique me as I have studied it all for years having been blocked by Google for
so long in so many ways.
I actually wound up on this page for Babylon:
I dont know anything about Babylon.
So what im saying is that to some extent, if anyone can start a post they they should in theory be able to run their own site. I know that people do
all that with blogs and Wordpress sites already. What imsaying is that the forum posters or years ago have sort of left and are just doing their own
sites. I took the strategy that if I was going to be ignored on forums that I might as well be ignored on my own site. I have forums where I have
extend conversations with myself ever!!! Its actually sort of funny.
Back to the Google ban though.
i think much of it is to do with many things including the placement of ads that can be accidently clicked. Too many ads. Ads appearing on such poor
threads that it breaks standards, forums where drug use is accepted, and very anti-social ideas.
In fact im lolling at th e moment with all the NLBS ads that I see as thats sort of where ATS could go. Instead of writing a thread that gets hijacked
abd derailed, just create a read only show, make a clear point and job done.
So instead of just posting about life on Mars just create a site on life on Mars that presents all the facts etc and news. THERE YOU GO - There is NO
site dedicated to it. so theres an opportunity.
I nearly started a web site that detailed all the Britsh UFO sitings. I have all the data. I just never got roounds to it. Another site was to detail
all the British war medals and their stories.