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posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 01:23 PM
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Sorry,
I'm sick of all of these threads worried about how much SO and company bring in and wah wah, I had to see an ad.
Welcome to reality. Ads are everywhere. South Park did a great job last season detailing how ads have become a part of our collective consciousness and are virtually inescapable.
Deal with it, peeps.
Maybe channel your anger into creating an original thread of worth.
And before the angry crowd comes after me, yes, I am as guilty as the rest of you, I sit back on my laurels and expect others to entertain me. But I'm not going to take it out on the forum because there is an ad or two on it. Bfd. Don't click on it. Suck it up, buttercup. Or go somewhere else...ATS will be here without you.




posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 01:30 PM
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the owlbear


I am as guilty as the rest of you,

Haha. Yeah you are!
You just posted a thread complaining about worthless threads.
Oh well it is a rant.
I would rather read a thread about that than another one about someone's cat though.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 01:33 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
the owlbear


I am as guilty as the rest of you,

Haha. Yeah you are!
You just posted a thread complaining about worthless threads.
Oh well it is a rant.
I would rather read a thread about that than another one about someone's cat though.


Yeah, butch, at least I'm honest about it.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 01:45 PM
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Sigh. I just created what IMO was a great reply to the thread complaining about ads that was just removed, but by the time I hit "Reply" I received the "You do not have permission to post here" message and the whole thing was lost! That person, who had less than 20 posts to his credit, was whining like a 12 year old.

I agree that ATS has the right to manage the site as they see fit and have said so many times. I roll my eyes in particular at those who claim their constitutional free speech rights are being violated on a private web site. ATS has no obligation to disclose business issues to any of the members here.

ATS is the kind of site where if you claim something, there will always be someone else who will challenge you to prove it. Declarative statements of truth are usually challenged. And in this case ATS came to the membership and pleaded poverty (For the pedantically challenged, it's paraphrased. Yes, I know the word "poverty" was not used. Moving on...) ATS is under no obligation to bring up the issue. They could just as well say, "Ad blockers are against T&C. End of story." The ONLY reason this is an issue today is because they have implemented an "ad blocker checker" that prevents the many people who use them anyway against T&C to be caught out. Prior to this declaring it was "against T&C to use an ad blocker" was an empty threat. Now, it's not.

That's why the issue has come to the forefront. ATS is not required to disclose financial information, but they are the ones who brought it up. Now people, many of whom HAVE made substantial "user-provided content" to the site are asking the same thing the sniveling 12 year old asked in his now-removed thread.

It's true this is a privately owned web site. It's true that you don't have to come here. It's true the owners can run the site as they wish. No laws are being broken. BUt the question, by virtue of ATS having brought it up themselves, is legitimate.

Prove it.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:08 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler
Sigh. I just created what IMO was a great reply to the thread complaining about ads that was just removed, but by the time I hit "Reply" I received the "You do not have permission to post here" message and the whole thing was lost! That person, who had less than 20 posts to his credit, was whining like a 12 year old.

.


I just did the same thing. Nice long 3 paragraphs I was pleased with then bam...closed.
I hate it when that happens. lol

So tired of the ad threads. It's the T&C's everyone signed, deal with it.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: stosh64

And me, I even kept it to a minimum and ignored the typing errors to try and get it in before it went...

It's getting a bit boring now but is better than 2012 and ebola I guess. First world problems and all...



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:16 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific
Or...dare I say it......Jade Helm!

Thanks for the
from across the pond my friend



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: schuyler
Hi Schuyler,

Have you been to the ATS brainstorm thread yet? Some great ideas, would love to see your take on it too, and everyones'.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

As to this topic I agree we should all put more effort into our threads and leave SO alone.

STM



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:34 PM
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a reply to: the owlbear
Thank you! S&F for the title alone.

I'm also tired of the threads saying that ATS isn't like it used to be. Well, this is a user generated site. Content is provided by users. Write good threads.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:42 PM
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a reply to: the owlbear

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posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:43 PM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: the owlbear
Thank you! S&F for the title alone.

I'm also tired of the threads saying that ATS isn't like it used to be. Well, this is a user generated site. Content is provided by users. Write good threads.


Threads about how ATS is not how it used to be are nearly as old as ATS.

I think they come with the job as it where, part of it and nothing you can do about it.

A bit like old people in supermarkets rambling on about how it was better off in their day when things were better and everything was cheaper and there where not so many coloured people and folks respected their elders and so on....



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:52 PM
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Depends on my mood.

Sometimes I'll come here to read only, sometimes to find out whats happening, still others to contribute good, fair or just average content, many times to argue, debate or just for a laugh.

Bashing the site never comes to mind...

Contributing good content is an option but not a requirement.

Sad but true.


(post by Metallicus removed for a manners violation)

posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Meh. I agree with you to a point, but the ATS of the pre-2008 days was some great reading. I know I joined in 2010, but I was a longtime lurker.
Now everybody wants to argue politics.
I would name names, but we all know who they are.

So much more goes on under this fabulous star we call the sun that could be brought to a greater audience.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 03:00 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
the owlbear


I am as guilty as the rest of you,

Haha. Yeah you are!
You just posted a thread complaining about worthless threads.
Oh well it is a rant.
I would rather read a thread about that than another one about someone's cat though.



The irony on this site is just astounding sometimes.. is this not another worthless thread?

And to you slayer.. you have consistently been one of my favourite posters on this site since I've been a member. The content and attention to detail on some of your threads is second to none..



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 03:08 PM
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originally posted by: Misterlondon

originally posted by: butcherguy
the owlbear


I am as guilty as the rest of you,

Haha. Yeah you are!
You just posted a thread complaining about worthless threads.
Oh well it is a rant.
I would rather read a thread about that than another one about someone's cat though.



The irony on this site is just astounding sometimes.. is this not another worthless thread?

And to you slayer.. you have consistently been one of my favourite posters on this site since I've been a member. The content and attention to detail on some of your threads is second to none..


I addressed the whole irony issue in the op.

You're cool, though.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 03:09 PM
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originally posted by: SLAYER69
Depends on my mood.

Sometimes I'll come here to read only, sometimes to find out whats happening, still others to contribute good, fair or just average content, many times to argue, debate or just for a laugh.

Bashing the site never comes to mind...

Contributing good content is an option but not a requirement.

Sad but true.


Your threads are one of the reasons I stick around these parts.
Many thanks.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 03:51 PM
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originally posted by: the owlbear

originally posted by: Misterlondon

originally posted by: butcherguy
the owlbear


I am as guilty as the rest of you,

Haha. Yeah you are!
You just posted a thread complaining about worthless threads.
Oh well it is a rant.
I would rather read a thread about that than another one about someone's cat though.



The irony on this site is just astounding sometimes.. is this not another worthless thread?

And to you slayer.. you have consistently been one of my favourite posters on this site since I've been a member. The content and attention to detail on some of your threads is second to none..


I addressed the whole irony issue in the op.

You're cool, though.


Yeah fair point.. I'm just having a bad day no offence to you personally.

Always thought your avatar is cool..

edit on 5/3/16 by Misterlondon because: (no reason given)


(post by the owlbear removed for a manners violation)

posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 07:39 PM
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a reply to: the owlbear

ATS vs ADS...seriously, how many threads need to be created over the ads? Enough already. I'm ready for more Niburu porn.



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