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1) Owners have asked for donations without telling or showing us how and where the money will be spent
2) are now planning a subscription charge for people and paid members forums.
originally posted by: Discotech
a reply to: DAVID64
Yep as much as I thought they were complete BS I miss stuff like The Timewave Zero and web bot threads predicting doom & gloom using complex algorithms.
And crazy posters who were genuinely crazy, like the guy who was a popular poster suddenly one day decided to claim he'd been attacked by aliens at his house and had a fight with them, went to a lot of effort making up fake evidence and was eventually called out on it.
I miss those days
originally posted by: Kali74
WTF was blood asked for?
Reaction to a few dollars DONATION is the craziest thing I've seen on ATS for a while.
originally posted by: imod02
Do you understand how ATS works, its a firm thats making money now asking people to give them money, they use and sell us now they want us to pay to be used and sold
originally posted by: Klassified
He did tell us how it would be spent. On new and better hosting services, which were costly to set up.
And...where's the issue with this? The free site will still be here, supported by ads, for those who don't want to go the subscription route.
If there was some way to bring that library with those top threads front and center I believe it could reinvigorate the site and get the quality writers/researchs back here en mass.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
No worries, SO was not going to share with you peasants anyway.
originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
It's a zero-sum proposition.
With the kind of false assumptions in the opening post of this thread, our actuals would not be believed anyway... leading to more drama and the gnashing of teeth.
I just think people like to get wound up for the sake of getting wound up.
For what it is worth there are plenty of us that appreciate this site and the amount of work that goes into it on a daily basis.
originally posted by: Jakal26
You win the internet with such a fine observation of some here.