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originally posted by: Esoterotica
With that star to post ratio, you obviously beat the game already. No need to play further.
originally posted by: Razmijix
ATS really has gone down. I used to read on this site daily. Now I stop in maybe twice a week. I've been reading and lurking on other sites that are similar.
originally posted by: anxietydisorder
This was such a fantastic forum in the past, but the number of mods started to grow. Everything started to be scrutinized, including threads in "Cooking" if you posted a recipe for owl soup.
In one thread about who the owners of the site were (when they kept that secret), I identified them because it was public information and I used deductive reasoning on their post history.
That certainly turned into a storm, but it was the moderators of the day that were promoting the thread with votes and replies. When the truth was actually told though, the doors were slammed shut on a popular thread that vanished like a lot of other threads do.
But it's also that every change in the site was a step in the wrong direction, a direction that drove a lot of the older members away. ATS wanted fluff and BS conspiracy stuff only, and now I see some of that isn't even permitted, like Sandy Hook.
I've been a member here for a long time, and contributed a lot, but the rules became too much.
I still come by and take a look to see how things are going, but I hope you loosen up a little, I'd like to become a regular contributor again.
originally posted by: Rikku
when anything becomes popular, it has to be watered down to appeal to a wider audience.
thats just how things work.
although i do hate that there is a pets forum, cooking forum etc.
youre dogs are ugly, and people are too polite to tell you your recipes are terrible.