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So, ATS Members and non-Members Can Help ATS By Turning Ad-Blocking Off. What Can ATS Do For Us?

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posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 07:52 PM
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Members of ATS are asked to turn off ad blockers to help fund ATS by providing revenues through ads. Meanwhile it should be obvious that members, and non-members each have different reasons for having ad block turned on, perhaps if some of those issues are addressed, and if ATS changes a bit in it's practices would encourage more, and more members to turn off ad blocking software, and would also attract more members to the website.

Personally, I turned off ad-blocking about 5 hours ago to see how my experience these days with ads on ATS is. It used to be horrible. But if members are being asked to do this, ATS should do things for it's members and non-member audience as well right?

Of course, the list of changes ATS members ask of ATS should be reasonable. But to help ATS, ATS has to help it's members and non-member audiences as well.

Any member and non-member audience should be able to give their "reasonable input" on how they think their ATS experience can be improved by changes done by ATS. Of course, these changes shouldn't be based simply on the opinion of just one member, but on the opinion of the different demographic audiences that make up ATS.

Asking ATS to ban members, ban posts/threads, etc simply based on having a different political, moral, or other type of ideological difference is not reasonable.

The following is based on my opinion, not sure how others feel about this.

On the Topic of ads.

The first thing I noticed is the Comcast ad that redirects, and opens another window without my consent. Of course, this will be different to other members that do not use Comcast. But such intrusive ads that redirect users not only are annoying, but act very similar to malware. Perhaps it would be best for ATS to avoid using ads that redirect the user without the user's consent. (just my opinion, not sure how others feel about it)

Favoritism.

Personally, I have been a member on and off in ATS since 2004. In it's former days ATS used to be against favoritism a long, long time ago. But over the years it seems obvious this practice has changed. Not all staff of ATS do this, but I have seen ATS members, and even former staff members leaving the site because of such changes, and have also seen ATS deny some members statuses such as "writer, scholar" etc at times based on dubious claims. Reasons given to deny these statuses vary, some have valid reasons while others don't.

There have been members that have been denied status for responding to flaming, at the same time I have seen members who hold and have received such statuses such as "scholar, writer, etc" participate in flaming, and even insulting other members and nothing happens to their status. This is a clear sign of favoritism occurring in ATS.

If you want all members, and non-members of ATS to respect each other, ATS as a whole should also respect the opinions of all members, even if those opinions and views are in disagreement with the views and opinions held by staff members, or members of ATS that receive favoritism. Respect should always be mutual.

Is ATS an alternative site anymore, or has it turned to just another mainstream media?

ATS used to be an alternative media site, yet these days we have seen ATS officially (again not saying all ATS staff do this) backing mainstream point of views to the point that it seems to be another MSNBC site, except that we can get news a bit faster than MSNBC. As an example ATS BS videos. Yes, it seems that these videos have stopped for now, but those that were posted show another sign of how biased the website as a whole has become officially. We have seen Joe bash at conservatives and other views that differ with the status quo these days. We have seen Joe bash, and attack members, and people who for example do not agree with the claim that all vaccines are safe, or who don't agree that vaccines should be forced. We have seen claims and assumptions posted in the ATS BS video/podcast being published as facts when they are only opinion and assumptions. ATS has become as Political Correct as the mainstream media.

Shouldn't ATS be open to all points of views as long as there is evidence to back those views?

ATS paying Members for Content.

If we help pay for ATS, shouldn't ATS also pay/reward members who provide content?

What happened to the pay system to members that provide content that was discussed about some time ago? Of course, members who make one liner responses, or who simply respond by claiming that information posted is false without contributing any evidence for corroborating such claims do not contribute at all.

If any content we post becomes the property of ATS, and ATS is receiving funds because of that content, shouldn't we be rewarded/paid for the content which allows ATS to exist?

That's all i can think for now, but know that not all members will agree with my points. Anyone else has ideas on how to improve ATS?


edit on 3-3-2016 by ElectricUniverse because: add and correct comment.




posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

ATS gives us the ability to converse with like minded people from all over the world. To dig for the truth and with the help of others, discover what we will not find alone or be told from the controlled MSM. It's not perfect, but what in life is? It is by far better than most.

not everything in life is quantitative in monetary terms.

my .02


edit on 3-3-2016 by akira131 because: eeddiitttt



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 07:58 PM
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Ok another thread about ads. The election or ads. Pretty much all that is being discussed these days.



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 08:09 PM
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I don't think the site can pay for stuff we rip off the other sites and bring to ATS for discussion...
Origonal work could produce royalty kick back if it gets used else where.....but it is presented for free here so.....
I don't think the reward system can be monetary....maybe just a thank you once in a while....
by the way I don't even know how to turn off an ad blocker whatever that is....
ill probably be in trouble soon....
sorry you didn't get much serious input...its like that here these days....



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 08:10 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

100% of ATSs success is from its active members, new and old. Without members creating and responding to threads, it would be "where did everybody go?"

Does ATS acknowledge this and adequately offer appreciation and reciprocity to each member EQUALLY? I am sure there are those on both sides answering this.

It is the relationships here that hold the hearts and loyalty to this site. Once those start to degrade, nothing will help.

I



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 08:11 PM
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a reply to: ilikebooze

We could always rehash chemtrails and sit back with a cold one....



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 08:12 PM
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I'm on WildBlue (Exede) satellite internet. Every byte is metered coming and going and to get a decent percentage of gigabytes, I pay about $90 a month. Every time I shut my computer down, about 100 meg of info is uploaded to somewhere. I have to pay for that. After 15 gigs have been met within the month, my internet slows to a 28K dial up equivalent. If skeptic overload wants to help with my bills, I'll help with his.

Until then, I will block every ad on every website I use.



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 08:15 PM
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originally posted by: ilikebooze
Ok another thread about ads. The election or ads. Pretty much all that is being discussed these days.


Ahh but with a twist!



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 08:17 PM
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They could start by not modding things because somebody feels they are insensitive. Just my thought.



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 08:18 PM
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Perhaps a system where any member who creates original content, retains exclusive rights to that content, and If ATS wishes to use that content to further their own interests in any way they must get permission and possibly pay the creator?
edit on 3 3 2016 by caterpillage because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 08:19 PM
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originally posted by: NewzNose
a reply to: ilikebooze

We could always rehash chemtrails and sit back with a cold one....


Chemtrails, UFOS, crop circles, ancient aliens, doom porn, thats ATS.



posted on Mar, 3 2016 @ 08:22 PM
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