If these were from ATS, I'd be in line with the rest of the complainers. But it isnt all of us getting any of these...not at all. I honestly get none.
NONE. There-in lies the answer.
When I see someone say they are ready to dump this site because of said "issues", I am dismayed at the implication that it's not considered that it
isnt ATS itself....but others sites, webs, advertisers, links etc...that see the readership numbers here and start rubbing their hands together with
greed. That's all on them....
You cant blame ATS for that. For being a great site? A heavily traveled one? A wide breadth of diverse readers and members worldwide? Thats all
because we are a hugely popular worldwide website updated to the minute with new posts, replies and threads...like mine here. It is an advertiser's
If youre one who really thinks ATS is the cause...then youre only 1/2 right. And we'd hate to lose 100% of a member for the wrong reasons. I see some
not realizing the implications of not using ad blockers, visiting other sites, links, videos, apps, using different browser types, different Windows
and Safari and Apple and Opera and Linux...it gets deep. Very deep into connections and links to sites unique to you and your viewing habits...and the
trail of cookie crumbs and dough linking right back to you and your favorites on your devices, be it a tablet, phone, pc or laptop.
Given the above points...we would all have the same issue with this site. We do not. And the addage that "It only happens here on ATS when Im on", may
be true for you...not me...not everyone...not always...and not always due solely to REAL ad revenue ATS does utilize.
Use your brains folks! Is it everyone? No. Is it everyday? No. Everytime, everyone signs back in? No. When you move your mouse? No. How about when you
truely "drift" into the margins and TWITTER pops up? Yes? Well then? Youve got to realize we all visit different sites, links, use a wide variety of
browsers, Amazon and other mail order sites that simplify our lives by "tracking" our likes and dislikes, trends and keystrokes, games and news, help
and hints, movie and rock sites and how-to's on macrame', ufo's and the Kennedy Assassinations.
In advertising...its the way its done. Find the busiest and most visited sites, hit them hard from all their personal and individual searches and
saves. But to blame ATS? Its not US...its THEM. The advertisers attached in your cookies, links, favorites, games and sales-sites. Its what they do.
And large page cover ads can be because of your own font and screen sizes youve chosen, larger, smaller and zoomed in or out. Try it!
So, in an effort to stop the complainers that say "Im tired of all your popups and full size ads at ATS. Im gonna drop my membership!"? Think about
it. Its not ATS...some small bit for revenue..sure. But ALL? No way. We are just too attractive of a site for potential sales that gets tagged by EACH
OF US AND OUR VIEWING HABITS ELSEWHERE...all of us.
These unhappy members have got to realize its not all of us...therefore the problem lies elsewhere...otherwise we'd all have the same issues. I dont,
and I know many many others who dont. We all are tagged by our ad choices, browsers, purchases, hits, replies, sites visited, cookies, links, games,
downloads, streaming media...all of it tags us.
So, please. Because ATS is so popular, and the ad-nazi's know it...they tag this stuff and send it to each and specially designed by our likes and
dislikes, purchases and viewing and gaming habits. If youre one annoyed by all these at ATS? Its YOU brother...and your settings, browsers, ad
choices, purchase profiles, streams, downloads and favorite links and direct and redirects to your personal IP address.
Watching where we go and what we buy and like and where we go to? Its what the advertisers across the board do. Not all of us have any such problems
here. So its not here.
Peace to all.....Mysterioustranger
edit on 30-8-2015 by mysterioustranger because: (no reason given)
edit on 30-8-2015 by mysterioustranger because: splckr