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Why does ATS Require a Verified Social Network Account for Signing Up?

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posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 10:52 PM
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originally posted by: lordcomac
Must be new,
I have a Google account since they bought you tube and merged accounts, but I refuse to link it to forums.

You must have missed an "other" link.

Maybe ats should refuse to accept linked accounts- keep some of the riff raff out...


I can't find any other link I just tried for 5 minutes..
It says in writing you can click "join ATS" or use the social network links below.

but only the social network links are there..

So this sounded fake but I seem to be only able to confirm it.




posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: lordcomac

No you missed a link.....

www.abovetopsecret.com...

There is only way to sign up, and it is with a social network account.



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 10:55 PM
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a reply to: SafePlace

Grandfather clauses are a common thing. That's normal for most things. That said, had it been like that when I joined, I probably never would have.
edit on 2/13/2017 by Puppylove because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 10:56 PM
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originally posted by: peppycat
a reply to: SafePlace

more like time-ist...depending on your timing of signing up.


No, everything is racist.



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 10:58 PM
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originally posted by: Puppylove
a reply to: SafePlace

Grandfather clauses are a common thing. That's normal for most things. That said, had it been like that when I joined, I probably never would have.


yea same here..

This is some next level BS




posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 10:59 PM
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So this is it then, I guess.

ATS has officially merged with the Googles of this world.

Be very proud.



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 11:06 PM
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a reply to: Puppylove

Yeah. I'm not a big fan of this. Hope they rethink this one.

edit on 13-2-2017 by loam because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 11:10 PM
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I for one welcome our artificial intelligence overlords



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 11:10 PM
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a reply to: Reverbs

I am feeling a bit let down...there was no announcement to the changes.
When i joined, i had read so much here about social media...being a conspiracy.

edit on 13-2-2017 by peppycat because: i am saddend



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 11:11 PM
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originally posted by: SafePlace
a reply to: carewemust

I think it is clear what the point is. Kill net anonymity.


Let me see if I understand what you're saying. If I commit a crime, and the FBI sees on my computer that I use ATS, the FBI can call ATS to access my Google G-mail without having to beg Google for it?



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 11:12 PM
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Alphabet Soup.



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 11:13 PM
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Didnt need just used email . Would not have started account if was required to use social media as refuse to use it .



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 11:15 PM
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the whole fake news /alternate facts/mistrust of everyone is the way to control the masses.. make America safe again..haha..people fell for it


Edit : I meant, they need to track every one, no anonymity anymore..
edit on 13-2-2017 by VimanaExplorer because: edit



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 11:16 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

I don't see how it can be any clearer. They want an account for which you have to identify yourself.

If you break the law they can get to you no matter what, the point is that this requirement discourages people from speaking their minds, or signing up in the first place.....

If you think it is a good thing then we disagree.
edit on 13-2-2017 by SafePlace because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 11:16 PM
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Didnt need just used email . Would not have started account if was required to use social media as refuse to use it .


So this is recent to the last 8 months.

Go try it.


edit on 13-2-2017 by Reverbs because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 11:18 PM
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originally posted by: Reverbs

originally posted by: lordcomac
Must be new,
I have a Google account since they bought you tube and merged accounts, but I refuse to link it to forums.

You must have missed an "other" link.

Maybe ats should refuse to accept linked accounts- keep some of the riff raff out...


I can't find any other link I just tried for 5 minutes..
It says in writing you can click "join ATS" or use the social network links below.

but only the social network links are there..

So this sounded fake but I seem to be only able to confirm it.


the whole "join by e-mail" part is in the source of that page, but it's commented out.

so yeah, it's by design.



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 11:19 PM
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originally posted by: jedi_hamster


the whole "join by e-mail" part is in the source of that page, but it's commented out.

so yeah, it's by design.


thx for checking the source.

by design.

Nice.



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 11:19 PM
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a reply to: Reverbs

It is recent as of today, I tried to sign up yesterday and the day before and the "join" server was down, for at least two days.



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 11:23 PM
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originally posted by: SafePlace
a reply to: Reverbs

It is recent as of today, I tried to sign up yesterday and the day before and the "join" server was down, for at least two days.


maybe they're having issues with sending confirmation e-mails then, that could explain why they've blocked out sign up by e-mail.

my guess is it's temporary. we'll have to wait for SO to clarify.
edit on 13/2/2017 by jedi_hamster because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 13 2017 @ 11:24 PM
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a reply to: jedi_hamster

I think it was down because they were implementing this change.




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