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On a side note I have entertained the thought before. If you notice the traffic, we get allot of schools and such. ATS is an academic resource. It should market itself as such.
It makes the members feel empowered a small degree. Could entice new members to join up, saying "hey this is a neat sight. It takes the concept of user generated content to a whole new level. I'm joining!"
originally posted by: Jakal26
a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
Perhaps the thread could be "sectioned off"....a sort of before and after deal. Of course, one merely need to check the post dates at the top of every single post to accomplish that already, but it is a good point.
Thanks for the response.
The alternative angle used to be what made ATS a stand out from the rest of the internet offerings.
Now it just feels like something I could go anywhere else and get just by reading the comment section.
They leave instead of getting invested in what seems like school work with know-it-alls telling you how crappy your efforts are.
Find a way to weed out some of the older topics not discussed by the current user base that were successful but without resolution/ needing more.
Or perhaps this is just another of those threads where we talk about it but the status quo will prevail?
I agree that it would be wonderful to see some of the more interesting threads from the past get a resurgence and more look-sees, but sadly, with the current climate, it would butcher the more intelligent discussion by burying it with more bickering, trolling and smartassery from the collective hive mind du jour.