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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 03:00 PM
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I came across a reference to the Conspiracy Chicks and then started looking at a few of the other shows ATS tried to get off the ground (in addition to the radio programs).

I get that things fail sometimes or that people involved can't stay involved because life happens but is that it? No more ATS radio? No more shows? NLBS seemed to have a decent start but I think it was too partisan for the conservative members here.

Is there going to be another crack at it? Like something focused more on the spooky stuff? I think now would be great timing to make another attempt at something like the earlier shows since we are losing people due to the political climate being so damned vicious lately.

I tried searching for reasons why this isn't a thing anymore but I was only able to find individual shows and their distinct reasons for fading away. This is why I'm asking if there is an overall general harrumph now about the concept or is it something still considered down the road?




posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 03:18 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

Very good question...

If I recall correctly NLBS had access to a Youtube or Google studio in NYC to produce their videos. NLBS was pretty good at times, a lot of people complained...can't please everyone. I'm guessing site visitation has dropped due to the ads which are showing so maybe it's not financially feasible at this time to take on such an endeavor.

It's tough times for websites now days, it's not as easy as it used to be to make money. ATS has lots of potential, always has, I hope it continues to evolve.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 03:20 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

I remember all of these things.

The conspiracy chicks were really cheezy as i recall.

NLBS I personally hatted.

There was some other thing called "dont tread on me", it was never very popular and didnt last very long.

I think the best was the ATS Radio, I remember once staying up to 2am to listen to that, they used to take the best threads of the week and go through them, they took members calls, had guests it was really good shame its not still about.

ATS chat was also really good fun.

ahhhh nostalgia.

You tend to find these things dont really last much longer than 6 months or so. I think the Radio had a good run thought.

Its like members, when i think back to some of the members that used to hang about these parts i both cringe and smile.
edit on 8-2-2017 by OtherSideOfTheCoin because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 03:21 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

NLBS seemed like an attempt to do the Ben Swann thing, but failed to be as objective about the topics on many occasions, rubbing some of us the wrong way (plus, no offense to Joe the host, but he just was a little too slow-speaking and kept losing my interested).

It would be nice to see something like you're talking about, and I think that there would be a decent following of a radio or podcast program from ATS, but at the same time, that's a lot of work to do well. But, time will tell.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 04:45 PM
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a reply to: Abysha


I think ats does need to reinvent itself a bit or else its going to slowly die out and that would be a shame..

bump)



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 04:49 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

ATS has become a political baiting arena.. i for one am sick of it.
Theres never any decent topics.
Lets start getting back to basics before we even think of radio shows.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 04:52 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

I remember some of the nasty feedback/criticism given to Asala and Ashley when the did The Conspiracy Chicks so I am not surprised it's gone. Not like they were getting paid either, the Masons that run this site are stingy SOBs.






edit on 8-2-2017 by AugustusMasonicus because: Zazz 2020!



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 04:53 PM
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I think ATS needs ATS radio back now more than ever. Bring ATS back to its roots from political hell. PLEASE



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 04:58 PM
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originally posted by: purplemer
a reply to: Abysha


I think ats does need to reinvent itself a bit or else its going to slowly die out and that would be a shame..

bump)



That thought was in the back of my head while writing the OP. I was thinking about how it is being colored so unilaterally by the members who feel comfortable in our perpetually expanding mud pit but alienating an even greater number of people who don't. ATS is almost becoming an intellectually hostile environment for anybody who wants to discuss non-Pro-Trump angles or topics.

I'm hoping staff will pop in this thread at some point. I'm curious if it's just a budget issue or an actual strategic choice to not have these projects going on. Because if it's just budget, perhaps they could franchise out the branding for people to create their own work and essentially have it sponsored in spirit but not financially. It would be free branding for ATS and possibly free views and subscriptions for whoever made the project.

Just brainstorming here.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:00 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Abysha

I remember some of the nasty feedback/criticism given to Asala and Ashley when the did The Conspiracy Chicks so I am not surprised it's gone. Not like they were getting paid either, the Masons that run this site are stingy SOBs.








Yeah, I came across some of that criticism. It was a shame. The one segment I saw was pretty cool and they didn't deserve the abuse they got by some of the members. Plus they both had potential to be adorable spokespeople for ATS, had they stuck around.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

Yeah, I thought they were both good, too bad I haven't seen either for some time.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:08 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

It can be very time consuming and costly to create content such as NLBS and the ATS Radio lineup of shows. Quite a few members and staff went through hell trying to bring well-produced content to the members and it never "paid-off".

Pretty much became a second job, with no thanks or reward.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:16 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin




ahhhh nostalgia.


Yeah I remember the days, you being the posterboy of the official 911 story for all those years. But things have changed now and there's bigger priorities.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:39 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.



I can not speak officially for the owners or the other staff of ATS, I can only just give my opinion, so please remember that as you read this.

There is nothing stopping anyone here from trying to do their own thing that they would like to see here on ATS......IF you all remember that it would have to be something you discuss with the owners and staff first....privately.

That said: it certainly doesn't mean it would be approved.

Like anything, you can work very hard at something, put your best effort into it, invest huge amounts of time, blood, sweat and tears, and in the end it may still not be approved.

However: nothing ventured, nothing gained either.

ATS has always be "User Content Driven", so I won't say that such a thing is impossible.

But I will tell you this: ATS Live radio show was a large undertaking, that took a LOT of time, a LOT of technical know how, and money. It's not something that could be replicated over night. You don't have to take my word for it either. You can ask those that were involved in it.

I'd love to see something like ATS Live again. Loved it and listened to it a lot when I could. But I also know it's not something that just happens either.

Like I said: this is just my opinion as a fellow member.



As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 07:29 PM
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Great suggestion, I agree here and if such a thing were to develop maybe it could help the site. I suppose if one wants to handle this they can try "GoFundMe" or similar for helping?-of course ask the admin first.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 07:33 PM
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I was thinking of starting a webcast about growing old in a conspiracy world.

"Get Off My Virtual Lawn".




posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 03:01 AM
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I still don't see why there is not an official ATS IRC channel on one of the already well established IRC servers, that could have a chosen set of moderators to control input if needed, run by the community itself.

it would replace chat, but be relatively separate so members who do go off the rails do not affect the actual forums. Sort of officially unofficial, and I don't mean random member bob starting one, and claiming it is such... but a considered medium for members to talk in real time.

It would be no burden to anyone but those willing to be involved.

I've seen many other communities have such things, and sure, with a large enough number of people, it can be cumbersome to control, but a simple +m to quell any rampant nonsense till such participants were dealt with, would be a means to an end, and rare from my experience with IRC.

There are plenty of IRC servers that maintain privacy, and if trusted selected members were moderators, I don't see the harm. and if you're the sort of person who thinks that everyone is out to get you, you're not likely going to be the sort of person who'd engage in open chat anyway, so.. for the rest of us, where there is a will, there is a way.

Hell there are FB groups for ATS that many older members are involved with. some closed, some private.

Just a thought... and one idea may lead to another, with the right incentives...



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 03:03 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
I was thinking of starting a webcast about growing old in a conspiracy world.

"Get Off My Virtual Lawn".



Waves virtual cane at SJW types...

lmao



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:10 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

Ahem....*clears throat*

ATS live DID get off the ground, nearly 6 years every Friday and Saturday night, and the survival show on Wednesdays.
Reached GREAT listener numbers, it never fizzled, it was a brilliant formula that simply had really really good friends, the core crew, who found different real life jobs. Different shifts, Different time zones, new family and so on.

We went out tracking to hit well above most online radio show listeners in the tens of thousands! Not too shabby for online conspiracy radio.
You can still listen to the Saturday Live! shows they are archived online.
The 3 hours of silliness on Friday nights didn't get archived (thank goodness, Semper would be excommunicated from civilization if it were)

I'd love to do another show, but TBH, today is my first day on ATS in ages that I have had time to just hang out. Only because it's Sunday and I have the flu


But never say never.....



posted on Feb, 12 2017 @ 07:49 PM
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I want to thank everybody for the replies. It was exactly the answer(s) I was looking for. In other words, there's no solid reason it can't happen again, it's just difficult. Meaning it might. Which is cool.

Thank you!



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