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posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:32 PM
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Hi Guys,

I'm a longtime lurker on ATS and have only recently joined as a member. I'm here almost daily and love the articles and especially the debates and discussions. The many posts on here have been massively educational to me and helped me become much more aware of what is going on around me and indeed, around the world. I am thankful for the structure of the posts and the respectful manner in which they are discussed. Maybe one day, i'll have something worthwhile to discuss. Until then, I shall continue to lurk but I wanted to show my appreciation by donating and offer my receipt code to show my appreciation. Keep up the good work and thank you. 8RH40692CG060034L

Maxiain




posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: Blister

sweet mother of s**t, what in the hell are you blathering about?

scam? extra services?

they're trying to collect money to stay online, dimbulb.



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:34 PM
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originally posted by: Blister
Does this scam mean that members who pay get access to a better or extra service from Above?

Just wondering...



I don't really like your wording, it seems like an unnecessary dig.
But I did wonder about the names/titles next to the monetary donation amount?

Will this be like a Title the person receives?


ATS always seems to like Titles and borders and fancy rewards etc.
I doubt it is but I'm just checking anyway.


edit on 17/12/14 by blupblup because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:35 PM
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originally posted by: Daedalus
a reply to: Blister

sweet mother of s**t, what in the hell are you blathering about?

scam? extra services?

they're trying to collect money to stay online, dimbulb.


It is a straight-up question. Can Above Network LLC answer it?



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:35 PM
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originally posted by: blupblup
But I did wonder about the names/titles next to the monetary donation amount?

It's just for pure fun. I had to put some label there… so I got creative.



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: blupblup

the only question is: if we can free ourselves of advertiser dependency, will anything change?



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: yeahright

That sucks!

That's ok though, the hat fades after about a year or so of hard labor...lol

*sip*



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:37 PM
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originally posted by: blupblup
Yeah there has long been rumblings on here that Advertisers were dictating and influencing content, it was fairly obvious it was happening.


I don't think that's entirely accurate. There have been attempts at dictating and influencing content by potential advertisers, but those have been thwarted by The Overlord and Springer.

The attempts to keep the site family friendly have always been more about not triggering net nanny type filters and making sure everyone's contributions were available to the widest possible audience.

Two different things.



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:38 PM
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originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
It's just for pure fun. I had to put some label there… so I got creative.



Did you have to put something?
Seems like you could have left it up to people how much they donate... this isn't a dig at all, just wondering really.



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:39 PM
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a reply to: Blister

you're openly accusing them of lying to us, in order to trick us into giving them money.

if i were in charge, you'd get a "nope", followed by a permaban, for being a jackass.

however, i suspect Bill's a bit more forgiving than i am, when it comes to that sort of thing..



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:41 PM
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originally posted by: Blister
Does this scam mean that members who pay get access to a better or extra service from Above?

Just wondering...

You know, there's an old man that walks every where he goes in this town. Even in the winter. He lives in a small trailer, and can no longer drive. He smells a little, and doesn't say much, but I give him a ride occasionally, and buy him breakfast now and then. I've never gotten a damn thing back for it, but the occasional thank you. Yet I still do it...

Awwww, Nevermind!



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:41 PM
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originally posted by: yeahright

I don't think that's entirely accurate. There have been attempts at dictating and influencing content by potential advertisers, but those have been thwarted by The Overlord and Springer.

The attempts to keep the site family friendly have always been more about not triggering net nanny type filters and making sure everyone's contributions were available to the widest possible audience.

Two different things.



Ahhh OK cheers, interesting stuff.
I always wondered why people could spew vile, racist, homophobic filth but when someone posts a thread about something sexual even something like the benefits of sex on health and well being or what have you, it was always 404'd.

Same with a few other topics.

Cheers
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posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: Daedalus

Star for that.



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:42 PM
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I am happy to contribute to a worthy cause such as ATS. Someone has to watch the watchers that are watching the watchers, and if we don't nobody will.

Contribution sent.......
Confirmation # 7BF58261V8782820X



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:42 PM
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originally posted by: Daedalus
a reply to: blupblup

the only question is: if we can free ourselves of advertiser dependency, will anything change?



Who knows mate? Only one way to find out


edit on 17/12/14 by blupblup because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:44 PM
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a reply to: Daedalus

Since we can't do as much as modify emoticons without a virtual prison riot occurring, you can rest assured we were all prepared for a level of rug soiling from a certain segment of people who can't seem to help it over this initiative.

Help if you can, move on otherwise. There's nothing to be gained but a sense of helping out the community.



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:45 PM
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If I may ask, how much is still needed to get back in the black?



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:45 PM
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originally posted by: Krakatoa
Contribution sent.......
Confirmation # 7BF58261V8782820X



can we not do this please?
It's needy and lame people can just donate privately and anonymously.

*sigh*



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: blupblup

indeed, sir.



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: yeahright

oh, i'ma help....

see, i'm on an EXTREMELY limited, fixed income.....check should be in on friday, i'll be helping as much as i can after i pay my bills.

i love me some ATS...

ETA: you gotta admit though, man.....these new emoticons are utter crap.
edit on 12-17-2014 by Daedalus because: (no reason given)



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