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posted on May, 26 2016 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

You know what threads are even MORE tedious and redundant? All the ones complaining about the dirge of trans threads on ATS.
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posted on May, 26 2016 @ 11:29 AM
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Because ATS push MSM agenda by default. They don't mean to (I hope) but current membership dictates.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist


I have noticed this too. Also, awhile ago the ads on ATS used to be Ford trucks, and things of that nature. But lately I am seeing very trashy ads for dating sites and such. These aren't the typical dating site ads, no.. They are very provocative and borderline soft core pornish. What IS going on?


iTruthSeeker



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 12:07 PM
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I just ignore the topics. I was contributing to the discussion but it's worn out. Like others, I don't come here to have morality debates on subjects that probably shouldn't be on here in the first place. Call or label me whatever, but I don't give two sh#ts about others sexual preferences.
Plenty of net porn out there to satisfy anyone's curiosity if they so choose. Personally, I'm not curious at all.
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posted on May, 26 2016 @ 12:08 PM
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a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

Just to let you know, somebody already has this exact thread this morning here.

Oh, I'll be darned, that thread is YOU.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 12:08 PM
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move along people, nothing has changed, only perceptions. Click the cross-hair in my sig, and you can pick nearly any date after 9/11 to see what was ATS like. Although the topics and the names have changed, and the community population has increased, the divisive bickering is still present as far back as one wishes to research. PERCEPTION!

The more people join and start topics of their choosing, the more people will 'perceive' that there is a sudden increase in hostility or agenda pushing. I would say the physical numbers are up, but not the rate (%) of certain topics or hostility. Hell, just go back to 2005 after Bush was inaugurated. And people THEN thought it had ever been more divisive. It was worse than now IMO.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 12:11 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT

Welcome to: Above Victoria's Secret


What a shame I can't give you a star for that!



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 12:24 PM
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a reply to: iTruthSeeker

Exactly, trashy and provocative dating site ads galore. Just horrible and classless junk which doesn't have anything to do with the site. It's truly disappointing.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 12:32 PM
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originally posted by: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

originally posted by: Jonjonj
a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

At a guess, I would say the topics shown on ATS are those which the members write. Now I am not sure about this but I think ATS staff have little control over what we write.

I have a question: Why is this in board business when it is literally a rant?



Is it a rant?

I don't know... I thought my other one was a rant... but that's more chit-chat. Maybe this one is chit-chat too.


It is a rant and you already ranted about it in another thread you made in the same hour.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 12:35 PM
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originally posted by: EternalShadow
a reply to: iTruthSeeker

Exactly, trashy and provocative dating site ads galore. Just horrible and classless junk which doesn't have anything to do with the site. It's truly disappointing.


Last week, I was getting 1 pop up ad for the movie "The Bite". I watched it, it was not great, but it was ok for a 1 time watch. The pop up ad I see occasionally, now, is for cuccumber flavored vodka- but that one appears above the control panel, so just clicking 'new' or something makes it go away. No need to 'X' it out.

If you are not logged in, you will see many flat 'imbedded' ads. I see none of those.

If you are on your phone, your ISP is responsible for a lot of ads.
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posted on May, 26 2016 @ 12:38 PM
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I don't ever see ads anymore when I am logged in.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 12:40 PM
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originally posted by: AmericanRealist
I don't ever see ads anymore when I am logged in.


True, the ones I mentioned happen upon logging in and it is just 1 per day. Possibly a second one if I move from the desktop downstairs to the laptop upstairs, and get auto logged out, occasionally.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 12:42 PM
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AboveTopSecret.com is not what it was 2 or 3 years ago.

Yes there has always been slumps, there have always been the annoying political badgering but in the last year or so I feel there has been a real shift in what ATS is.

ATS should be a conspiracy forum first and foremost however its not a conspiracy forum any more. ATS has transformed into more of a forum of social commentary with a few conspiracy forums in the mix. Its became way more mainstream and much less "alternative" there has been a real shift in the identity of ATS, we are no more a conspiracy forum than any other forum these days but strangely still tries to be a conspiracy forum. Good members are leaving or posting less, there are more and more new member who join up but seem more interested in discussing gender issues or health fads than discussing stuff like UFO's, 9/11, Secret Societies and the such.

The blame for this is both the members and the owners, I really do think that ATS has tried to expand too much, tried to attract newer members who don't take conspiracies as seriously as those of us who have been around for 5 or 6 years.

Its a shame really but this place is really going down the proverbial toilet.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

I agree..I joined ATS to find out more about conspiracies, UFOs, global issues...and all of a sudden this is turning into a let's go gay and trans...I think there are other forums on the internet where you can share your thoughts on this subject matter. I am not trying to be ignorant on this subject, but if this starts turning into a "Trans Right Matter" movement, I am going to throw my hat in the ring



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 12:54 PM
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originally posted by: Skywatcher2011
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

I agree..I joined ATS to find out more about conspiracies, UFOs, global issues...and all of a sudden this is turning into a let's go gay and trans..


Everyone has the choice of which thread they participate in. Even you.

Why complain about something you have no interest in - - - when all you need to do is go to FORUMS and choose a thread that does interest you?



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 01:01 PM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Skywatcher2011
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

I agree..I joined ATS to find out more about conspiracies, UFOs, global issues...and all of a sudden this is turning into a let's go gay and trans..


Everyone has the choice of which thread they participate in. Even you.

Why complain about something you have no interest in - - - when all you need to do is go to FORUMS and choose a thread that does interest you?



Correct




posted on May, 26 2016 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

I find the home and live pages..even MY ATS.. doesnt present the most recently started and in what topics sections/forums. First-I CHOOSE to go to the NEW leaf forum. Always have.

Ive seen the same headers/subjects/news for a day or more without changing, whereas the topics change in NEW minute to minute all throughout the day and night.

Perhaps the Home/Live/My ATS pages stay pretty much the same stories for days at times, because I never sign out or in on either my pc's, phone or laptops.

I stay signed/logged in here...



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 01:15 PM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
AboveTopSecret.com is not what it was 2 or 3 years ago.



Its a shame really but this place is really going down the proverbial toilet.


I had to lol at that last sentence.

Yeah... something has drastically gone downhill...



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 01:19 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

From now on i shall hit the 'forums' tab and go from there... only problem with doing that is I might miss something important on the 'new' topics section which may have been posted in the wrong forum.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 01:21 PM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger

I find the home and live pages..even MY ATS.. doesnt present the most recently started and in what topics sections/forums. First-I CHOOSE to go to the NEW leaf forum. Always have.


I look in NEW too.

But, when "they" keep talking about the Old Days - - - "they" should check in FORUMS for older interesting threads/subjects that could be resurrected.

What new UFO news is there to start a new thread?

Is there any new news of the Illuminati? Reptilians? Underground submarine bases? Flying humanoids? Chupacabras?



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