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posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 09:18 AM
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posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 09:20 AM
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originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
a reply to: Kryties

This is off-topic but I don't see you around much anymore. New members complain that all the "really good members" don't post much anymore. Your participation in this thread is a perfect example as to why.

Just sayin'. Nice to see you Kryties. Nice to see someone with a functioning brain.




originally posted by: zazzafrazz
a reply to: ladyinwaiting

Again I agree with you!
Good to see kryties.

Lets go get a drink with the grown up girls and leave this kindergarten of cry babies.


Hellooooo.... Nice to see the both of you too


I still post relatively regularly. I read ATS daily though - its always open in a tab on my browser lol.


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posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 09:24 AM
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Old Schoolers





posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 11:07 AM
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originally posted by: TheAmazingYeti

originally posted by: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
I'm not bothered about ads on ATS.



It's the same with 'dating' sites. Why should we have to pay to talk to someone? These sites popped up to scam singletons and there are a lot of fake profiles on those sites! Same with those other ones... like Adultfriendfinder for example. Facebook and Twitter are free to talk and so is email and skype!



AT~S could basically become a Forum on facebook for free if the site owners actually wanted that.


So go out outside and talk to people.


It's dark and scary outside!




posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: Kryties

id suggest they look into more elegant solutions. it doesnt have to be a subscription. why not go the online auction route and maybe charge a couple cents per post and maybe abit more to create a thread. u can load up your account ahead of time or buy as u go. there is a plethora of options to look into. if this product is as good as they think it is it should have no problems standing on its own 2 feet int he free market. until sites pay for my ISP i have every right to control what bandwidth gets used for what. imagine what its like for people with a data cap and they are actually being charged so u can show them ads to make money. leaves a terrible taste in the consumers mouth.



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 08:57 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Hey Big Cheese,
as soon as I get a few extra bucks, I'll donate again - just because you had to listen to so many cheapass whiners. Thanks for the cool site.



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 10:50 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Seeking Sexy Asians is an "approved ad"??

It ran last evening, on the right side of my New threads screen. It showed a vibrantly colored redhaired Asian woman ( cheesy, IMO) and info how to sign up to the advertising site.

I'm sure others saw it as well.

Please explain how this kind of ad is appropriate and approved.



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 10:55 PM
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originally posted by: NewzNose
a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Seeking Sexy Asians is an "approved ad"??

It ran last evening, on the right side of my New threads screen. It showed a vibrantly colored redhaired Asian woman ( cheesy, IMO) and info how to sign up to the advertising site.

I'm sure others saw it as well.

Please explain how this kind of ad is appropriate and approved.


Perhaps those are contextual? Stay off the porn sites?

All I see are ad's for Toyota's and dog food. Fitting because I'm always looking at Toyota forums to fix my 95' Prerunner and I have a dog...



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 11:30 PM
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a reply to: TheAmazingYeti

I would take your advice IF I went to porn sites. I have nothing to hide. Go ahead and look at my browsing history. You will find news sites, Amazon, ATS, and work. Zero porn or anything remotely warranting that ad.

But why should that ad be approved by ATS, even if I had?



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 11:44 PM
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originally posted by: Kryties
a reply to: XyZeR

Oh so blocking ads for you is purely so they don't clutter your screen?

And you would let ATS go down the tubes for this reason?

Wow. Selfishness and entitlement at it's finest.

Here's the kicker, though -- forums are not money-makers. They never have been en mass.

Having been all over forums on the web since I first logged on in 1995, there's a common thread between the bulk of them -- they don't typically turn a profit, if they make anything at all. They aren't the owner's sole source of income. They're usually one of two things -- either an accepted dedicated money-sink venture because of the love of whatever the focus of the content is, or being a perk of the success of the product they represent (such as game forums, magazine forums, etc)

My husband's a gamer, his guild forum is a huge money sink for the owner. HUGE money sink. Hella snazzy for a private forum, but it costs. They don't expect members to float it themselves, the admin/owner has a good day job & pays for it entirely himself to remain up & running.

Not knocking the board here, but it seems once many hit a large member base, most struggle trying to continuously bling it out while not actually being able to cover it OOP anymore. The continuing of which, in my experience, can be an indication of demise.

I've given quite a bit of consideration to ATS' issue here, and it seems to me that fat needs trimmed more than anything. Like a government, it may all be necessary in principal, but there's always a way to tighten the belt.



posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 03:14 AM
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originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
Yeah, it's getting ugly here folks.

First some background that brought us to this point.

The business of ad-blocking extensions/plugins for your browsers has turned into that of extortion.

With all due respect, I very rarely condone anything that is shoved into my face by some garish blaring aggressive insulting mind-numbing advertisement!
I have ad block for a reason.
If there is something I need, I know it and will do my own research, I do not need some capitalist 'mooning' me every time I turn around.

I pay my way here with content!
Pay well!
I will not disconnect my 'insult blocker' for cash, and you offer a bit less than that.
Gonna throw rocks in my way until I comply? Bully?
If you disrespect me like that, there are many, many forums on the internet...
I have enjoyed yours, though.

Besides, I have no money, I'm not your mark, I'm a monk fer chrissakes!

Ego sleep now.... *__-


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posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 06:10 AM
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a reply to: TheScale

Instead of an optional subscription. That is completely optional. Meaning you do not have to opt in. Your solution is to make it mandatory for every member to pay for every post and thread they make. All because you do not want to turn off adblock.



posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 03:38 PM
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Not sure which is the right thread to post this in. So I am crossposting here.
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John Greenewald, OpenMinds "researcher of the year", looks like he's taking aim at ATS with his anti-adblock GreaseMonkey script.

www.theparacast.com...

See what he named the script?

"ATS You Silly Asshats"

What a f***in dick.



posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: TheMalefactor

It doesn't work as intended any more.


I responded in the other thread, and sent John an email.



posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 04:19 PM
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When I first started coming here the ads were quite frankly, terrible. I added ATS to the whitelist so the ads can display, but the first time there is an ad that auto-plays a video with sound the ad-blocker goes back on or I don't come back.

What I see today is much improved from when I first started reading here.



posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 04:28 PM
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imagine what its like for people with a data cap and they are actually being charged so u can show them ads to make money. leaves a terrible taste in the consumers mouth.


Amen to that.



posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 06:30 PM
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a reply to: Flipper35

You (and anyone else, obviously) can add those annoying ads to the Worst Ads Ever! (SkepticOverlord's Ad Hitlist) thread.



posted on Mar, 4 2016 @ 09:48 PM
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imagine what its like for people with a data cap and they are actually being charged so u can show them ads to make money. leaves a terrible taste in the consumers mouth.


Just about all the ad networks we use, (except for one, that doesn't serve on mobile) has agreements with Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, and US Cellular such that any bandwidth used by advertising does not count against mobile data caps. There's similar agreements with many hard-wire Internet service providers, but the list is rather long.

This would have happened with Net Neutrality, to some degree. But the ad networks started negotiating this a couple years ago.

There are some lower-tier ad providers who don't have such agreements, I made a point of making certain we're not using any of those.
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posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 06:26 AM
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originally posted by: Eilasvaleleyn
a reply to: comfortablynumb
when I came home, I was getting Uni/TAFE/Certification directed advertisements here on ATS. Because I registered with these sites (on a different network earlier on in the day.)


Using Chrome or Firefox and signed in? That can track you across different networks/computers.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 07:54 AM
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a reply to: comfortablynumb

Yeah, signed into Chrome. Not on the other computer, though. As I said, I'm assuming it tracked me through my email.







 
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