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Will ATS shut down soon?

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posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 03:41 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: luciferslight

Why not create some original content yourself ?




Will ATS shut down because of this or is it just me?

It's just you.


I beg to differ kind Sir. I'm the one that is shutting ATS down. It's been an arduous task, requiring all of my time and mental abilities.

I get paid a generous stipend for each thread I successfully derail.

Des...




posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 03:44 PM
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a reply to: luciferslight

When someone finally predicts "The End" correctly, ATS will then shut down, because everyone will be dead. Or zombies.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 04:03 PM
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originally posted by: Destinyone

originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: luciferslight

Why not create some original content yourself ?




Will ATS shut down because of this or is it just me?

It's just you.


I beg to differ kind Sir. I'm the one that is shutting ATS down. It's been an arduous task, requiring all of my time and mental abilities.

I get paid a generous stipend for each thread I successfully derail.

Des...


DES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You're back
welcome home hun, damn I missed you


On topic.....................................ATS is just fine, sure there's a social media side to us as well now that never used to be there. But that just makes ATS stronger as ties to friends are bound.

Personally I got sick of the bickering and round and round arguments, same members, same arguments, it all got a bit boring so I migrated to BTS.

But nah

ATS is as strong as ever if not even more so IMO, as a site we evolve, as members we support each other, this is my home away from home and ATS is my extended family.

Many of us feel this way, but I do miss my pet troll I used to love feeding him.

Another will be along soon.




I have noticed from last year up until now, after I joined, slowly less members are creating content with very much detail and research. Now most of the posts that pop up, are few and lack some interesting conversations.

Will ATS shut down because of this or is it just me?


ETA: Didn't you just fall foul of your own complaint ?

Cody



edit on 10/3/16 by cody599 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: galaga

Oh really, a member since 2005? Everyone says that, sorry I don't believe you lol
Just don't be too much of a twat and you don't get banned, pretty easy to be fair.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 04:21 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

I've been a member since 2005

Check the stats

Cody



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 04:21 PM
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It has changed. Sometimes ATS is no fun anymore. At least not for me. I've tried humor. I've bummed around various different forums etc but I just don't think I fit in here anymore. I used to, but the scenes changed.

I've watched one particular thread dwindle. Each month members leaving or checking out of the forum. Many IMed me on their way out and all shared the same sentiment. The culture had changed and just made it an unwelcoming place. I told all of them to not quit to hang and lurk. But they did what they felt best. Thought a few times about giving the mod a heads up but felt it would be futile and akin to talking to a wall.

There's lots of clicks developing on this site. Polarized personalities. other oddities that just make it no fun here lately. Trite threads. Superficial discussion of the topics. Outright suppression of certain topics. Poor social skills are rampant. Snide personalities. Too much political BS regardless of whether its an election year. Sophomoric treatment to some members by others. It's gotten to the point that I don't even take this site seriously half the time and don't even bother to post anything too deep either due to it all.

It's a shame to cause most of the staff here and especially the owners are great warm hearted people.

I miss the old school ATS that I fell in love with.

I almost quit all together just last month when considering a health issue and figured it would be a good time as any to do so, but so far have remained. Truthfully I've been riding the fence for about two years now with this site as to whether I should stay or go. Guess for now I'm sorta doing the holden caufield thing and catching other members in the rye, or at least attempting to, before they quit. Guess much like Holden I'm equally inept at the task.

Not sure if ATS goes in cycles where for a few years it's like this and then it goes back to what made the site so great. I hope so. But for me, in my heart, I feel like I'm heading out more than I'm heading in with ATS these days.

I too feel the same as the OP.


Sincerely,

Dave (Bassplyr)



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 04:24 PM
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a reply to: cody599

Hahaha! Behave, I can see that for you, it's just the types who have been members for a year or two who say they were previously members since 2005 or whatever, I call bull#, or question why they were banned before!

So to galaga I ask what was your previous username?
I bet he/she will not reply or lamely claims they cannot remember



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

Hardcore ATS

We'll stay strong let the others fall by the wayside.

Cody



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 04:32 PM
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a reply to: cody599

Lol, I've sailed close to the wind myself and skated on thin ice [insert metaphor] many times.
It really is not difficult to avoid being banned, just don't be a twat. Pity so many lame folk bleat because they can't help falling into that descriptive term.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

Check my tagline

Be special............Be yourself

Cody



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: cody599

That's the thing, there is plenty of opportunity for us to be ourselves on ATS, just don't be a twat.
The rules are not oppressive like a North Korean social media...just a pity some folk seem to want this place to be like facebook.
I'm glad it is not.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: cody599

It's not so much a complaint, because I love reading stuff here and learning a few things.
Maybe it's the type of filter ATS put on me



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 04:47 PM
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i doubt ats will be shutting down anytime soon but if in doubt just ask springer.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 04:52 PM
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originally posted by: nonspecific


We are running out of conspiracies and therefore having to find different things to talk about that is all.
fear not for ATS.

I agree that ATS is here for the long haul.
I don't think though that there is a run out of past conspiracy, most of those are still on simmer, the biggies though do incur some censorship, while the rationale for doing so is edgy for a site that proclaims to 'deny ignorance' as a slogan.
As for the OP, he just ain't been here long enough, so should just be thankful to be among friends and enemas.

edit on 10-3-2016 by smurfy because: Text.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 07:35 PM
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originally posted by: luciferslight
I have noticed from last year up until now, after I joined, slowly less members are creating content with very much detail and research. Now most of the posts that pop up, are few and lack some interesting conversations.

Will ATS shut down because of this or is it just me?


Help ATS by creating interesting threads.

I thought this would be another doom porn thread.



posted on Mar, 11 2016 @ 07:56 AM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: galaga

Oh really, a member since 2005? Everyone says that, sorry I don't believe you lol
Just don't be too much of a twat and you don't get banned, pretty easy to be fair.


yes, 2005. my name is Frankenchrist



posted on Mar, 11 2016 @ 09:17 AM
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a reply to: luciferslight
You're confused talking posts against threads. Threads are huge and growing more...hundreds of thousands more.


Look at our posted statistics. Now if you mean replies(posts) to "threads"-topics...then I tend to agree with you on content for those.

ATS isn't going anywhere....

edit on 11-3-2016 by mysterioustranger because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 11 2016 @ 10:15 AM
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originally posted by: galaga
yes, 2005. my name is Frankenchrist

So why do you have two accounts then?
This account Frankenchrist has not been banned so it seems strange that you do not seem to use it anymore. Lost your login details? Ask admin for a reset.
It all seems a bit suspicious to me, and I wonder how many other accounts you may have now.



posted on Mar, 11 2016 @ 10:36 AM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: cody599

Hahaha! Behave, I can see that for you, it's just the types who have been members for a year or two who say they were previously members since 2005 or whatever, I call bull#, or question why they were banned before!

So to galaga I ask what was your previous username?
I bet he/she will not reply or lamely claims they cannot remember


Funny you should say that, I joined originally in 2008 and was banned for criticising a mod who was insistent that a certain actress had a double masectomy for publicity reasons rather than something stupid like reducing her risk of breast cancer - a close member of my family had at the time taken the same extremely difficult decision and so I was (rightfully in my opinion) extremely annoyed at such a flippant attitude.

Apparently another mod took exception to me criticising the brethren and my posting and responding rights were removed. I sent several mails asking why that was a reasonable thing to do and received no response.

I've probably just given enough detail to get myself banned again, but have no issue giving my previous name if via a private message if you don't think I'm telling the truth.
edit on 11-3-2016 by uncommitted because: typo


Edit to add.... 'Banned' doesn't necessarily mean your user name is wiped from the site, in my experience it was rendered useless and the only difference between being a member and non member was that I didn't see all the ads (how times change) but couldn't post or reply which most people would equate to being banned.
edit on 11-3-2016 by uncommitted because: as per edit to add.



posted on Mar, 11 2016 @ 12:14 PM
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