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originally posted by: JourneymanWelder
a reply to: anxietydisorder
31 million stars! whats your secret? to be honest im scared of starting a thread too with all the rules and guidelines.
originally posted by: anxietydisorder
Throw out some ideas people, because I would hate to see this site disappear, it's a warehouse full of information I'd hate to lose.
originally posted by: confusedbutnotidiot
If a product is bad, the only way to get it improved is to have a better product that gives more value. But you have to advertise that other product to the current buyers of the bad product. After market share drops, the creators of the bad product will fix the issues.
Unfortunately, anxietydisorder, you do not have a unique username. When I googled it for the above reasons, the hits came up for "anxiety disorder," and although I was able to find you on page 2 for ats, I wasn't able to find your name on any other site. This means that for your wishes to become true, all users on all conspiracy sites should have their same odd and unique user name. Otherwise, we are hostage to the mods.
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: Metallicus
Hopefully after the idiots that support Sanders / Trump etc are done with their threads it will get better.
You're forgetting/ruling out that one of those two is going to win...
Which will only ensure another 4 years of it.
Our only hope is a Hillary win.
No fans on ATS it could be the shining light to the division we currently face as a site.
originally posted by: anxietydisorder
a reply to: SaturnFX
Scrawled on old notebooks
Your village must have been rich
All we had was voice
I think my fear is that I see so many people missing that were huge contributors to ATS, and with the old guard gone, or moved up to other duties of moderating, we lost something.
There's no reason to return to all the past information that has been examined so many times the words in the text are wearing thin, and it's always good to bring new members into the boards. Reading through this thread has been more eye opening than expected because I wasn't expecting so much valuable input.
A lot of the older members that are here had very valid input that should be listened to so they remain contributing members of the forum. There has also been a lot of keen observation from newer members that don't know the history, but still had amazing insight into how to expand a site like ATS.
We've lost the conspiracy aspect of what ATS was, and I don't see it coming back. My theory is that those that seek to hide their activities from the public view have improved the methods they use to hide in an electronic world full of data.
We gave away the farm, but that doesn't mean the children need to starve.
originally posted by: NihilistSanta
I am going to add that there is a drop in content in general. There was a period of a few hours the other day without any new threads at all it seemed.
I don't mind the political stuff I find it important but it gets tiring to see the same cheer leaders in the same discussions. It is cliquish at this point and most of the time conversation turns into this pissing contest of empirical evidence. The stars system needs an overhaul as I think it feeds into this. Not all conversations have to revolve around empiricism however it helps any claims you make you want others to take as factual but for some reason that is what most discussions devolve into.
As far as moderation I think it has become somewhat better although I question a few things still. I don't think that a thread should be shut down because a few posters take it off topic. You have the ability to delete and ban individual posters and post so use it. "Closed for review" is a joke. For anti-establishment types you sure do enjoy employing their methods like the above euphemism/doublespeak. Lets not turn this into a Stanford Prison Experiment scenario