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The reason I stopped posting on ATS

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posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 10:19 PM
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Honestly....people die, move on, loose their internet connection whatever....
The membership is not static.....like the sublimecraft says....be the change you want to see.....
I think the ages of the attendees are shifting to different patterns and the thread content reflects this.....
There are things about every cooperative effort that wont suit 100% OF THE PARTICIPANTS...
I prefer the co operative attitude that used to prevail here...where the members used to dig up the facts together rather than soapbox each other antagonistically.....
Not that a good argument is unappreciated too.....




posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 10:24 PM
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Personally, I miss coming to this site and coming across a topic that would engross my interest to the point that I would research it on my own....sometimes for days and weeks at a time.

Something new and beyond anything I had ever heard or read about before....I LOVED that.

Most threads these days are regurgitated stories from MSM.

Honestly, it almost seems like some members have become so wrapped up in stars and flags that the content has gone to the way side.

Maybe an overhaul of that system might help the quality of content. I don't know.

I just miss the days of coming here and reading/learning things I would not have otherwise been exposed to....

I really do miss that.


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posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 10:26 PM
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originally posted by: mamabeth
Maybe you should just take a break for awhile and concentrate on other things.
I took off for about a year and played a lot of video games during that time.


It's not him though. It's ATS.

Many members have left, some have come back. I left for a while and came back, only to find that the website was worse than what it was before...

Many members have complained about the drop in quality. Even the staff have complained about it. This website is much worse than what it used to be. I can't help but think it's due to the way the staff have pushed this site as well as the newer influx of members. The staff aren't enforcing the standards they used to, and have even broken them on some occasions, and the newer members aren't posting quality content like older members did.


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posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 10:33 PM
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Hey, if you don't get a couple of your posts removed than you don't belong here. You aren't thinking out of the box enough for a conspiracy site. Most anyone gets at least one or two removed during their stay here. I lost track of how many I lost. I haven't lost a thread yet other than for someone starting one earlier than I did.

I like when a thread gets sent to the hoax bin, you can get all off topic and nobody ever comes in to observe it once it is hoaxed.

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posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 10:35 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse
I know I've had quite a few of mine removed. I get carried away.



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 10:42 PM
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I'm a new member that's been reading here for a few years and even I can see what you guys mean by quality, or lack thereof, of posts or dare I say even certain members themselves.

But this has inspired me to write up a nice original post tomorrow evening after work, that's far from political themes and will just be an entertaining read for any members that care to read it.

It will be nice to contribute for a change to a site that I very much enjoy reading at and am happy to be a part of.



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 10:44 PM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: rickymouse
I know I've had quite a few of mine removed. I get carried away.


Well, what do you expect, your a skid mark.



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 10:49 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

Chuck in some post bans and stern warnings and all will be complete!

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posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 10:54 PM
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i remember back in twenny aught eight there were just tons of threads on morgellons and chemtrails and much hyperbole. its gotten better.
no complaints here.

also am shocked this thread isnt binned yet
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posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 11:01 PM
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Relax and watch some David Attenborough . your mood will lift





posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 11:12 PM
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a reply to: zazzafrazz
That was funny. I liked the New Guinea part where he went up and greeted the cannibals. "Good afternoon!"



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 11:13 PM
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a reply to: anxietydisorder
Oh ya! ATS though being a mainstream site was a more easy going medium for more fringe topics years ago. And even, oh lets say 5 years ago, or when I first came on this site. I would sometimes log online, read something I found interesting, reply or comment on it. And then? Day's or weeks later when there were no responds and things seemed dead, I would re-check the OP only to find out it was from 2002 or something.

Sometimes I log onto this site check out stuff or threads from years ago, comment on some asinine thing that catches my eye on the current boards or topics and log off. All while generally surfing YouTube at the same time. But for me its always been kind of like that.

However recently I would say ATS has been lacking in anything new, or any thought provoking or interesting threads. There were much more creative threads even a few years ago then now, everything has been saturated. And ya it all does feel like its been done a thousand times before, the reason for that being is. Because it has.

I keep coming on because most other sites on the net suck much more then ATS, and who knows maybe one day things wont be so dross around here. But ultimately, all things pass.



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

My world is a better place for having Sir David in it



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 11:24 PM
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a reply to: zazzafrazz
I don't think I've head of him before. He is funny though. He seems like the kind of guy who would be good for a laugh and always have a good story to tell.



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 11:25 PM
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ATS is user generated. I think it all boils down to a lack of doom porn. A good alien video or ancient discovery is few and far between. Doom porn keeps us together, coming back, and begging for more. 2012 was a bust, Comet Elenin broke up... These were our hopes and dreams for a dystopian future. We have nothing to look forward to anymore but mundane everyday life. Therefore, we fester on crap like politics. I'm American and I can't imagine how annoying it must be for non-Americans to come here and see it filled with a daily dose of 2016 election highlights.

In conclusion, we need some doom porn. It unites us all.


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posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 11:32 PM
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Instead of complaining about the website maybe we all should spend more time
writing decent threads.



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 11:35 PM
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a reply to: anxietydisorder

seen alot of these (reason why im leaving) threads, never get the point really, even if your right about all your saying, why post more just to whine bout it, just go already.



posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 11:45 PM
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originally posted by: dashen

also am shocked this thread isnt binned yet



Four pages, almost forty flags, and multiple stars on almost every post. I think this thread touched a nerve that prompted members to speak out on a topic that means a lot to them.

This is raw feedback from the members. It wouldn't make sense to throw perfectly good bread and butter in the bin.



posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 12:13 AM
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a reply to: CharlesT Amen.



posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 12:13 AM
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originally posted by: anxietydisorder

originally posted by: dashen

also am shocked this thread isnt binned yet



Four pages, almost forty flags, and multiple stars on almost every post. I think this thread touched a nerve that prompted members to speak out on a topic that means a lot to them.

This is raw feedback from the members. It wouldn't make sense to throw perfectly good bread and butter in the bin.


It's happened before.

The owners seem resistant to community feedback. All they do is hop on the soapbox and tell others they're wrong. Meanwhile, ATS continues to decrease in quality. Granted, there are moments when they listen, but that seems to be few and far between.




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