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How government agents are shutting down ATS before your very eyes

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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 11:23 AM
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Hey guys

The 140 IQ resident here, I enjoy throwing that in here because so many gawk at the idea that we are in fact NOT all equal

Anyway

Here is a chart, long term chart looks even worse



files.abovetopsecret.com...

Ironically, conspiracy stuff if gaining popularity, ATS should have in fact doubled in 18 months

This is happening due to legit members being silenced, controlled, driven off

How ????

Shills baby, all kinds of strategies are employed to stiffen debate and provide dead ends

Frustrated legit people like me get fed up and leave

Though I must say, government is not being wise doing this, because without release valve sites like ats

Things boil into streets eventually

In the long term, sabotaging sites like ats will create a new set of problems

Oh well

No my problem




posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 11:25 AM
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165 IQ here.This thread is nonsense.
2nd
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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: LostThePlot

Heheh

Love the cute little one liners like that, mean nothing
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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 11:28 AM
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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 11:31 AM
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40 IQ here.

I don't understand the point?




posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: VanGcouverite
You need to look more long-term.
I think ATS still suffers from the fact that "2012" was an anti-climax.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: VanGcouverite

It probably has more to do with the site being well moderated and ATS mods not wanting to put up with bull# just because it has a "conspiracy" label on it.

PS: Someone with an alleged 140 IQ pushing the "shills" argument? Lol, looks like internet bravado to me. I'd expect someone with a 140 IQ to have a better and more thoroughly researched answer than just "shills" to this problem.
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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: VanGcouverite

You do know that outside of the United States of Duh'merica a persons IQ is about as relevant as Bible to an Atheist.

"People who boast about their IQ are losers" - Stephen Hawking.



Edit: I agree with Disraeli to be honest.

2012-Mayan Calendar-Nibiru was a climactic moment in Conspiracy land.
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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 11:41 AM
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OP has a point.

They are here....Shills a plenty.

OP there are many highly intelligent members here. Cut the IQ chit.

It sounds ridiculous, you should be smart enough to realize that.

Anywho, shills are pretty easy to spot. They never start threads.

They have no flags. Every post is designed to frustrate you.

It doesn't work with me...



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 11:43 AM
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originally posted by: VanGcouverite
The 140 IQ resident here, I enjoy throwing that in here because so many gawk at the idea that we are in fact NOT all equal


Do you mean "balk" at the idea? To "gawk" means to openly look at...

I can't believe you opened your post with your IQ, as if that matters, or can be believed. I see it means a great deal to you, as you've mentioned it several times in other threads... It's like the people who always lead with, "I am a member of MENSA"...

So bloody what?



This is happening due to legit members being silenced, controlled, driven off

How ????

Shills baby, all kinds of strategies are employed to stiffen debate and provide dead ends

Frustrated legit people like me get fed up and leave


Do you have ANY evidence or proof that this is happening? I mean, sure, people leave, but the site has MANY new members as well. And the more probable reason people leave is that they get frustrated and look for a site that appeals to them more, or they get banned, or lose interest in obeying the T&C.


Oh well

No my problem


Yeah, it's not your problem. There are MANY threads about so-called "shills" here.
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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: VanGcouverite

I have Velcro straps on my shoes.

I need a much larger spread to accurately gauge the decline. Is it seasonal? Has this been happening over a period of years?



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: VanGcouverite

I have Velcro straps on my shoes.

I need a much larger spread to accurately gauge the decline. Is it seasonal? Has this been happening over a period of years?





Seems like it's doing alright,

Total Posts: 20,192,110
Total Topics: 1,089,074
Total Members: 320,269
3,913 new posts in the past 24 hours
28,810 new posts in the past 7 days
111,441 new posts in the past 30 days
87 new topics in the past 24 hours
560 new topics in the past 7 days
2,164 new topics in the past 30 days
2,309 guests visiting right now.
281 members logged in right now
2,364 members visited in the past 24 hours
731 members posted in the past 24 hours
1,790 members posted in the past 7 days



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 11:46 AM
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For me at has been the down right shameful amount of ads (my browser got locked up with ads 5 times while trying to log in). Combine that with the cyclic degradation of post content due to election years (anyone that's been here long enough has witnessed the contrarian mindset that blames whatever political party holds the presidency) you find yourself with fewer people willing to tough it out to find those few gems of intellectual stimulation.

The bottom line is that money and ignorance is destroying ATS just like everything else.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 11:46 AM
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Hi!

Haven't taken an IQ test since elementary school because I have hobbies.

But alas, I'll try to comment here anyway and hope not to sully the thread with my non-Mensa self.

Are you really using Alexa to form your opinion on our numbers? Wow. That's particularly interesting if you're familiar with Alexa.


Alexa’s traffic estimates and ranks are based on the browsing behavior of people in our global data panel which is a sample of all internet users.


Taken from their own site.

In other words they're about as relevant as the Nielsen ratings, which even my simple non-Mensa self knows is somewhere as accurate as finding water with a stick and talking to grandpa in the storefront with the crystal ball.

But really... considering the nature of a conspiracy site, how many of our users do you think have a toolbar installed to voluntarily track their internet usage? Please, stop. You're killing me.

I get the question, but I'm not really appreciating the implication that a portion of our members are shills.

We have stated hundreds of times that all you need to register for ATS is an email address. We're not doing background checks on our members. We don't want to know. We ask for decorum and civility, period.

Considering that the age old cry of "shill" can not be proven in any form based on our non-existent member information databases and knowing that inevitably this will end up with names being thrown about this thread is now closed.



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