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posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:13 PM
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originally posted by: CranialSponge
I don't think it will this time.

Whomever ends up becoming the next US prez (most likely Trump or Clinton), ATS is going to be inundated with a bajillion threads about that person... bitching, whining, bickering, spitting, hair pulling, etc etc.



In 2004 when Bush was re-elected, you don't think there was a melt down by the 50% on the left?

When Obama was elected in 2008, the right had an equal response. And duplicated in 2012.

Our memories are short. The 24 hour news cycle has changed things that everything is more intense and short lived. But as for ever lasting change in terms of intellectual discourse, a community like our own will stay the course. I'm really not concerned.

Everything you're saying is true. Don't get me wrong. I'm just saying it's been true for a very long time. And yet in spite of that, the community has endured and provided us all with an "old-ATS" bookmark that we bemoan for.




posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

Most certainly,
after the election year is over.
Until then,
listen to this :

www.youtube.com...



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:28 PM
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a reply to: chissler

" A community like ours will
stay the course".

Indeed.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:33 PM
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a reply to: chissler

I wish I were as optimistic as you, but I'm not.

I really do believe that this time around is very different from all the other election cycles on ATS... I've been a lurker here since around 2004/2005 and this one is far more animated than all the others.

If we thought the Bush and Obama threads were over-the-top ad nauseum ?

You can multiply that tenfold with Donald or Hillary in office.





But I already have a plan of attack set in place should that happen...

I'll just simply no longer use the "recent posts" as my go-to page and will instead click on the "forums" section and navigate around ATS that way, easily avoiding the politics sections.

The added bonus is that it'll also be a great way to avoid Scroll-Finger-Fatigue-Syndrome (SFFS).




posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:41 PM
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originally posted by: AboveBoard
Um. Snarl? Pssst. You forgot to mention Obama. It seems the baton has been officially passed!!!

I knew you'd be along ... so why bother?



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:52 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1


Also, since when did Conspiracy Theories become a Republican thing..?!



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:59 PM
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There is no ATS community. It's as fractured as the Nation that used to be called the United States.

Some even on ATS some call for revolution and violence.

So I guess the question is; will ATS be a force for peace or a platform for continued division like it is now.



posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 12:23 AM
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originally posted by: Mousygretchen
a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1


Also, since when did Conspiracy Theories become a Republican thing..?!




I don't know. That seemed like a gradual change with Alex Jones and their ilk. Just like the only actual funny politically-based humor is very liberal. No idea why liberals can't get all hot about fun alien stuff nor why conservatives can't manage to be funny.

I think it's going to get added to their classic descriptors:

Liberals - PC, socialism, regulation, and funny.

Conservatives - Small government, xenophobia, Christian, and conspiracy theories.

Weird.



posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 12:26 AM
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originally posted by: Snarl

originally posted by: AboveBoard
Um. Snarl? Pssst. You forgot to mention Obama. It seems the baton has been officially passed!!!

I knew you'd be along ... so why bother?


I was just joking with you.

I wrote a long rambling post that actually meant a lot to me but I opted not to put it up. It wasn't anything bad, just too introspective to be appropriate to the thread.

Anyway, I actually wish you well snarl, even when you snarl at me! I was being snarky though, so I deserved it!!





posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 12:28 AM
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a reply to: Abysha

Dude, I'm totally hot over alien stuff! And I'm a (gasp) liberal!!!




posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 02:21 AM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

Reading this thread actually made me think was ATS always so stereotypical, it's a trend I notice more often too or maybe I just never noticed it before.

I've been around about the same time as you and over that time I've been called all sorts of names...

Shill
Anti-Semite
Muslim-lover
Libtard
Loon
Conspiracy nut

All manner of things, which is funny. When I first joined ATS I lived in a self-inflicted dystopia and frankly it felt "safer" back then or maybe I'm viewing that time with tinted glasses. Maybe I was too thick to realise people were trying to offend me?

I don't know, but what I do know is that I still love ATS. Manners permitting, I've had some awesome conversations with like-minded people and people on the complete opposite side of the spectrum. It doesn't matter if we are talking politics, religion or conspiracies. If both parties interact with manners and decorum we'll both be surely in for a good time.

It's probably not the conversation piece that's the problem but rather the way people conversate.



posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 03:15 AM
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ATS will survive the cess pit of political threads that blemish its former glory

Looks like the 3 amigos take a holiday around election times,can't blame them

Trouble with this site (the only one I religiously use every day ) is the threads using blogs or even Twitter and Facebook as their sources



posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 04:55 AM
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"I remember back when I joined (2012) and before when I lurked (2009-2010-ish) the topics being much more diverse and interesting than what they are now, now the front page and new sections are being saturated with Trump, Hillary, BLM, bathrooms, Trump, Hillary, Trump, Trump, Hillary etc..."

You forgot the Mandela Effect...


And you´re not the only one feeling like this, i was a long time lurker before i joined. There was so much interesting to read and find on ATS that i didn´t need to comment by myself. I was busy with absorbing all that wonderful threads, doing my own investigation in the web, inspired by ATS threads.

Nowadays ATS feels a bit like an US election rally. For two ineligible evils.

Ah, and don´t forget the "Mandela Effect"...



posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 06:27 AM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
You should have been around from the start....this has been just an appetizer. Why do you think the ATS powers that be added more T^C over the years....(especially regarding multiple threads on the same topic . How many times can a rock on Mars be discussed?)
Been lurking here on and off since 2003 , 2004 ? Dang , been so long I dont remember




posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 06:38 AM
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I'm with you 3NL.
This was once primarily a conspiracy site.
Has lost its charm for me as well.



posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 08:19 AM
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originally posted by: AboveBoard
a reply to: Abysha

Dude, I'm totally hot over alien stuff! And I'm a (gasp) liberal!!!



Me too! But we aren't exactly garden variety liberals though, are we?



posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 09:14 AM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

Here's a suggestion - open forums that interest you and sort by Replies, or look for old threads. There's some wonderful stuff buried here.

Admittedly, the Search function needs a great deal of improvement, so click on Archive and enter your parameters.

The gold is here. It's just buried under all the political excrement.



posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 10:15 AM
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It has changed for sure. I registered in 07, but had been reading and lurking since 04 I think.
And sure we can look at old threads, but it seems like new developments or new people giving thoughts has dwindled to nothing. I used to love all the crypto and alien stuff, DUMBs and the like, but no one discusses it anymore.
edit on 2-9-2016 by coop039 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 02:47 PM
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originally posted by: AboveBoard
... even when you snarl at me! I was being snarky though, so I deserved it!!

And I was trying to demonstrate by doing ...

... that the old ATS is still here, still apparent, in the discourse of two members with dissenting opinion.

Love ya,
Grrrrr



posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 03:00 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

Oh Man.

Wait till the FBI releases the Hillary email investigation reports !!!




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