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posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 02:10 PM
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originally posted by: EvillerBob
Yeah, what he said.

Lol, actually did chuckle at that

Seriously though, an invite only discussion where only the likeminded meet for 'debate' sounds just like a facebook group, lame.
I enjoy debate where alternative opinions abound...even when I've been shot down in flames, that's just life.




posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 02:10 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: Hex1an

I wouldn't pay for it, sounds boring as #, a place for everyone just agreeing with each other lol


It would be financially beneficial in a small way and may free the board from too much critical assessment.
I do think it's fair for those who want a private platform to be considered.
Maybe it's time for ATS to start getting imaginative?



posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 02:14 PM
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a reply to: frostie




Who said anything about that?


I said that , I see it going in that direction based on the OP comment.




I want to focus on like minds trying to figure things out and grow. NOT deal with the growing pains of others.



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posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: Hex1an

Interesting discussion fella, but lets be realistic, it ain't gonna happen.
There's been talk and hints that there would be a UK forum starting for years, I'll believe it when I see it lol

...I'd imagine an invite only pets forum will start before anything else



posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 02:18 PM
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a reply to: tadaman

You could always try and join the Research Forum

I don't know what it takes to become a scholar, but that is the type of thing you seem to want.


edit on 9-3-2016 by Jonjonj because: Wrong link, bad research



posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 02:36 PM
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Terrible idea IMHO.



posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 02:36 PM
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originally posted by: Hex1an

originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: Hex1an

I wouldn't pay for it, sounds boring as #, a place for everyone just agreeing with each other lol


It would be financially beneficial in a small way and may free the board from too much critical assessment.
I do think it's fair for those who want a private platform to be considered.
Maybe it's time for ATS to start getting imaginative?




As long as it gets tucked away behind a paywall or some other non-searchable part of the site. It would be a sad day indeed when Before It's News is considered the sane and sensible version of ATS.

The recent "NASA Official/Child Porn" thread is cringe-worthy enough as it is. It takes a lot for me to say "Screw it, stew in your own insanity" but somehow they managed it. If that had been the first thread I ever saw on ATS, I would have closed the window and never come back.


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posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

The more I think about it the more i think it should happen.
There could be more commercial avenues by providing a subscription model with 100% control of your content.
The standard ATS could benefit?



I'd imagine an invite only pets forum will start before anything else


Sign me up to the Kitten club lol



posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 02:37 PM
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Buy some cheap hosting, install forum software and you can have all the private threads desired.

The whole idea seems to go against what most here say they feel about speech out in the real world.



posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 02:57 PM
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originally posted by: EvillerBob

"Before It's News" will never be accepted as sensible on ATS lol... Having a private platform wouldn't stop the activity of those members on the board.
I'm new myself so I'm only learning to avoid certain threads, post in some and just follow and read others.
personally it's been a positive experience, I never get emotionally involved but I do see many looking for more stimuli.






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posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 03:00 PM
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a reply to: tadaman

User groups instead of invites.

User groups would be a forum wherein:
-to create a user group thread, you must have at least x amount of users.
-to read a user group thread, you must belong to said user group.
-to post in an already existing user group thread, you must belong to said user group.
-leaders of said user groups would set the permissions for other users.

Since the threads would only be visible to people in said groups, it wouldn't really matter what they were saying.
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posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 03:02 PM
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originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: Lysergic

No a forum where you invite people who have shown a genuine interest in a subject.


So only people who agree with you, you want to avoid the facts!


Also you could see who is just trying to DICTATE a narrative via spam and disinfo.


That would be the OP of such a thread....


What purpose does that serve?


To try and educate them, by pointing out how it is crap! But you want people to be able to post crap and not be called out on it!



posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 03:03 PM
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originally posted by: Hex1an
originally posted by: EvillerBob

"Before It's News" will never be accepted as sensible on ATS lol...



No, I mean that the rest of the world will consider it sensible compared to ATS.



posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 03:13 PM
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originally posted by: EvillerBob

originally posted by: Hex1an
originally posted by: EvillerBob

"Before It's News" will never be accepted as sensible on ATS lol...



No, I mean that the rest of the world will consider it sensible compared to ATS.


That's a scary thought... Sorry for the misunderstanding.



posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 05:14 PM
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In other words, an agreement thread?

Isn't that a contradiction on a discussion forum?



posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 05:15 PM
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ok I'm a Dumbass

But I still don't get it lol

So everyone can read it but only invited can discuss?

Or is it completely closed up? So you can only read when you are invited?

How then can someone new be genuinely interested in something that he can't see or read and ask for an invite?

but if it is open doesn't this from my first reply still count?


originally posted by: Dumbass
Is it private to participate or also to read?

If it the first I think you can see a lot of opposite threads like we saw an influx last year orso.

The "This is why I yadiyayablabla" immediately followed by a "This is why I DON'T yadiyayablabla"

And if the original thread is invite only to participate and the other thread is open for everyone guess who is gonna run with the idea.



posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 05:15 PM
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a reply to: tadaman

Elitism is everywhere...


...And can justify its every breath.



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posted on Mar, 9 2016 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: tadaman
Isn't that what The Grey Area is for? And really...this is all about Deny Ignorance...not an echo chamber.



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