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A plea to the management - Get rid of political posts.

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posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:09 PM
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a reply to: rupertg

Dur hypocrisy.




posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:09 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion

It been done changed when everyone stopped posting about the galatix federation of light, HAARP, and the latest entity someone channeled.

I did actually enjoy some of those readings even though I didn't believe many of them.

The thing is, nowadays opportunities to explore the madness of the membership are immediately squelched with cries of this-fallacy-or-that, ad homs and other insults, deflections and general douchebaggery.

The real nuts (where the good stuff is) are afraid to say anything because the humanists will beat them to death with dogmatic empiricism and shout them out of the forums.

ETA: Speak of the devil...
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posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:11 PM
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a reply to: NthOther

I know it's a disappointment.

I tried starting a thread on synchronicity and the first two pages of post were completely cynical skepitcism and ad homs.

I gave up on the philosophy forum, sad times we are headed for.



posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:12 PM
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a reply to: Speedtek

I agree somewhat. Ive always gone straight to the NEW forum and thats where you find all the political stuff and others too. I think now Im going to just visit those forums Im interested in: make a list...and perhaps avoid the NEW THREADS from now on.

The NEW THREAD Forum sure doesnt give an accurate representation of the site itself...so Im gonna try the other way...



posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:14 PM
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a reply to: introvert

I could tell you exactly what happened to a plethora of posters as I am in contact with many of my favorites but the admin would frown upon that and I wouldn't blame them.



posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:17 PM
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Noting wrong with lively debate, but if people are beaten on so hard they leave or are unwilling to post, that's a shame, and a loss of potential in depth discussion.



posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:18 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: introvert

I could tell you exactly what happened to a plethora of posters as I am in contact with many of my favorites but the admin would frown upon that and I wouldn't blame them.


I could also tell you about what happened to many of the posters that used to make this website great, but I cannot. Some of the best members we have ever had are gone because they stood-up against what the OP is talking about now.

The OP is right.



posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:21 PM
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a reply to: Speedtek

Ahhhh I so miss the occasional genius post from two members in particular who would grave the philosophy forum with their presence once in a blue.

Hell it's been so long since I've read a good philosophy thread on magick and NLP and how Its influence is used in ritual in accordance with astrology

(Triangle of manifestation)

Or how alchemical magick is used blah blah blah

Really been a while. Lot of new members tend to be too heavy in the skeptic sids and and not enough on the emotional, creative, intuitive, deeply connected side. You know the side that can only be experienced and not read about.

You can change this by engaging that part of yourself and self actualizing with us as I have done with you



posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:22 PM
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a reply to: introvert

Yeah sure.



posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:26 PM
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Some Friendly Advice:

Remember to not talk about members that are no longer here. That's a no-no.

 


Each election cycle, ATS becomes VERY busy with political threads. It's the nature of the beast.

This happened during the last election cycle back in 2012, however, it was balanced out by: 2012. We had lots of doom porn threads about the world ending then.

The thing to remember is this:

ATS is member driven content!

Don't like what you are seeing? Be part of the solution then and go out there finding stuff that isn't politics and post it here. I see stuff out on the web all the time that has nothing to do with politics that would make for great discussions here, but I don't see people posting much of it.

Be the change you want. The more threads people create that have nothing to do with politics means more stuff for others to read and discuss on here.

Personally this feels like complaining about how nothing is on TV but stuff you do not want to watch, yet no one is changing the channel!

I've not see a decent Mars Rock thread in a LONG time. UFO threads seem to be repeats....or crap YouTube channels of people trying to make money by posting hoax UFO vids to get them clicks from y'all.

Just a thought.



posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:30 PM
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Don't enter into those discussions. I have to ignore 90% of threads, and 90% of the posts within the remaining at least 90% of the time. Then when I do post, 9/10 times I have to leave because I hurt someone's feelings or entered into a discussion that's not going to go anywhere good for some reason or another.

Definitely not the ATS I remember many years back on my first account.



posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:30 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

I have 50 years experience in subjects that you love..but I've never started an OP in any of the fun-titled forums even once. I mostly avoid the walk of shame forums too. I feel semi comfortable in A&UFO and in chat, but that's about it.

I agree. Most "fun posters" have turned into lurkers.

Kev



posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:33 PM
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a reply to: KellyPrettyBear

Ooo please start a thread tieing numerology and astrology into a world event!



posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: Speedtek

Politics is the meat and potatoes of conspiracy.

Look how they have us all fooled.




posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:36 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: KellyPrettyBear

Ooo please start a thread tieing numerology and astrology into a world event!


You picked two of my least favorite subjects.

Go find Kantz for those type of discussions. She's simply amazing with that sort of thing.



posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:37 PM
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a reply to: eriktheawful

Many of us have tried to be part of the solution.

We were shut down.

Tell Garth I said hi...I'm done.

Being part of the solution is a fruitless adventure.
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posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:38 PM
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Yeah it's insane and annoying as hell hey, but nothing we can do about it....I wish we could hide the forums like you could before.



posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:39 PM
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a reply to: Speedtek

OK...I have to agree with the OP on the fact that I would like this site to go back to its roots...its origins....I have been a lurker here since the beginning and became a member in 2009, I think.....

I don't post much....but the few times I have lately, I have been up against a different kind of member....

however, i disagree that any forum or thread or topic should be removed...in fact, I notice lately that there is some kind of political correctness censor on here.....(i had a post from March deleted as off topic when I was very MUCH on topic....but that isn't the subject here....)

I wold hate to unmember from this site as I enjoy what I read....but...I am kind of surprised at the responses I read, the ones I have gotten and the general "special snowflakes" I have come across.....

I am just surprised at what I read on here sometimes...and I too miss the "old ATS days"......



posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:40 PM
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a reply to: eriktheawful




ATS is member driven content! Don't like what you are seeing? Be part of the solution then and go out there finding stuff that isn't politics and post it here. I see stuff out on the web all the time that has nothing to do with politics that would make for great discussions here, but I don't see people posting much of it.


While I fully agree with this sentiment, for lurkers or people just visiting the site, the front page is DOMINATED by political posts, posts that have less to do with conspiracy than agenda. This is a massive turn-off to many people that could be excellent contributors, especially if they take a peek inside them and see incessant ad hominum attacks. Who would want to participate in REALLY fringe discussions when people are getting ripped apart by their political leanings? All I am saying is that the environment that is being created is not conducive to new and interesting topics, people that ARE participating in these threads, new members anyway, are drawn here just because of the political atmosphere. It would be a shame to see everything built up over the years become a politico comments section.



posted on May, 9 2016 @ 10:41 PM
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a reply to: pl3bscheese

"Hurt someone's feelings and so had to leave."

good so we agree then?


CHEERS.


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