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posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: soficrow

If you really can't afford it, please don't do it. No matter what, we all think of you as a stellar content contributor,


No one knows who's contributing what. There will be no public indication of what someone has, or hasn't done. No titles, no spangly boxes. It's just a funzie label for the contribution categories. If it was a free-form fill in your own amount, there'd be misplaced decimals and commas, and "oops, my God that's not what I meant" and a million other things to go haywire.

The Overlord tried to make this as simple as possible and maybe a little whimsy in there. That's all.




posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:02 PM
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originally posted by: TinfoilTP
Wow, Google went all Big Brother on the site attempting censorship through AdSense and narry a peep on this here conspiracy site????

That deserves a WTF.

WTF.


yup. it's a conspiracy, not surprised actually.



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: blupblup

Some people are proud to stand up for what they believe in and put their money where their mouth is, haters can kick rocks. Happy Holidays!



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:05 PM
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a reply to: Kandinsky


Well I wasn't necessarily calling out that poster, just a general "can we not do this"
Didn't mean to offend, I apologise if I did.

I just didn't want it to turn into that kind of thing... it was my one concern about the whole thing, rewards or perks or self promotion or "I donated, look at me... I saved the site, did YOU"

I just don't see the need or the point in it.

Can we not just be humble? Anonymous, gracious?

Do we have to Tweet and share and brag about everything?? Even how much and whether we donated or not? Really?

Oh well... I suppose everyone is allowed a "classless" comment from time to time, I'm using mine up today.

Brag away.

Maybe we could start a thread for all the "Donaters" and we can all pat each other on the back?



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:05 PM
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I didn't go thru all the pages, but did you consider making an app to be distributed on App Store & Google Play? There are several free apps on the app store simply reply on Ad Revenue.

As long as App is approved in App Store, you can use Apple's iAd to generate some revenue.



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:05 PM
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a reply to: tothetenthpower

if i were independently wealthy, i'd fully fund this place in a heartbeat, lol

my only rule would be no more goddamn censorship....as long as the subject matter isn't illegal, nothing is forbidden...

anyways, i think if we can pull this off, donators should get the option to switch off the profanity filter. it's a little thing, but sometimes the little things are the most satisfying...



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: TinfoilTP

i see your wtf, and raise you a giant wtf smiley...



i don't know that we could actually talk about it, because they wouldn't wanna piss off google any worse, lol



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:12 PM
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a reply to: VimanaExplorer

ya' know, that's not a bad idea....it could list the hottest topics on the site, and let you read them, but no replies...for that, you'd need to join up. and it could also provide access to the multiple podcasts they do here...seems like it would be something simple, and completely unoffensive...
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posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: Daedalus

I just want to be clear. In all the time I've been on ATS I've never seen advertisers control anything.

Bill and Mark have always made their own decisions regarding the content they wanted. And what those two were willing to give up was often little or nothing.

If the site didn't have to worry about revenue, there'd still be "censorship"as people call it because otherwise we'd be everybody else.

There's a standard here. Not only on how we talk to each other but also what we talk about.

Sure there's a lot of silly stuff. But I don't care to ever see Gore or Pr0n on ATS.

Nor most of the other topics that are generally frowned upon. Like praising Hitler or pretending lizard aliens run the white house.

To each his own topic wise...but I'm happy with what we've got.

The war on drugs was a huge deal and now there are almost daily threads about it. Things change, when they need to.

-Tenth
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posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: blupblup

Damn, man. You've got an acerbic edge that's good in some contexts and obnoxious in others.

If someone wants to say they've contributed, who are we to judge them? And what motivation drives anyone to spill the contempt on those who do?

Yeah, you're 'allowed' a 'classless' comment from time to time like any of us. I was just trying to tug on your better nature and remind you that you never used to go all kung-fu on other members. Give the assholes a kicking cos they invite it. In this case, not justified.

FWIW >>



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:20 PM
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I was just sitting here wondering if I should go back to using Firefox for my browser, and a different search engine, and then I thought What do I do about my phone? It seems like G is intertwined with all kinds of crap on my Android. Is there any way to break free? Not to mention gmail, and youtube, and loads more I'm probably forgetting about. I don't like the thought of advertisers being able to steer content.
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posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:21 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord
This is a gift I truly enjoy giving.
Merry Christmas and Thank You to all ATS staff and contributors!
0109-8012-0175-0057



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:22 PM
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a reply to: blupblup

Maybe others here would like to know who has contributed so we can give them a spiritual thumbs up for helping to save something we all enjoy.



Old people nowadays.




posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:23 PM
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Hmm I haven't had that problem with adsense. However I don't generate nearly as many views.

I will double My donation if an admin or mod can recover the password to my old account.



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:23 PM
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originally posted by: Oleman
a reply to: SkepticOverlord
This is a gift I truly enjoy giving.
Merry Christmas and Thank You to all ATS staff and contributors!
0109-8012-0175-0057




Soon people will be editing their Mood in profile to exhibit their Number of the Beast.



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:24 PM
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a reply to: blupblup

I believe it was stated that there wouldnt be any banners or anything to indicate who donated what or how much.......

or did you completely gloss over that, it was on the first page



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:26 PM
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a reply to: tothetenthpower

well, i believe a line is walked..a balance struck between keeping the members happy, and keeping the advertisers happy...maybe "control" is too strong a word...probably more like, they know what will get them in trouble, so it's kept away from.

in any event, when i talk about censorship, i'm talking not being able to talk about certain topics, simply because certain people don't like them, regardless of whether or not there's any truth to what's being said. i'm all for a standard, but we're supposed to be about denying ignorance. that's something i very strongly believe in, and it feels like, the last few years, we've been heading in the opposite direction, ya' know?

i wouldn't want to see gore(unless it was directly related to the topic, not just gore for the sake of gore), or pornography on ATS either, because that's not what we're about here...i'm sorry if you thought i implied those things should be allowed here...they're not appropriate for this venue.

hitler and lizards though? c'mon man, if it wasn't for crazy stuff like that, there are certain sections of the boards that would be ghost towns, lol

yes, we can talk about the heavy-handed tactics that law enforcement employ to fight "the drug war", but i still can't start a thread about the proven (by peer-reviewed studies, no less) medical benefits and uses of non-psychoactive cannabinoids...

some things never change..



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:26 PM
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originally posted by: SkepticOverlord

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.


I'm a bit miffed there's no option for shill, sheeple or troll, since apparently that's what I am! (according to some....)



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:27 PM
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Scuse me ? a reply to: yeahright



posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 04:27 PM
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originally posted by: TinfoilTP
Soon people will be editing their Mood in profile to exhibit their Number of the Beast.


Here is mine:

666-322-187-143




edit on 17-12-2014 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer because his part time job only pays enough for Zima



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