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Does ATS's "front page algorithm" favor sensationalism? The End of ATS Is Nigh!!

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posted on Sep, 17 2017 @ 06:00 PM
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originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: SacredLore

Yea you and me both! I have taken to the habit of adding a date in a title if the topic is a common occurrence.


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posted on Sep, 17 2017 @ 06:06 PM
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Last election showed how far OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD has come.
I don't CARE about polls, I care about discussing.
MAYBE the ones who decide based ONLY on what is said (AND how it FEELS)or operates with polls can go...?
edit on 17-9-2017 by cavtrooper7 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 17 2017 @ 06:12 PM
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a reply to: SacredLore

Which front page? I've had NEW forum page bookmarked for 5 years, signed in. If youre going to the sites opening page? Look at the dates... NEW is up to the minute...and ALL kinds of diverse topics today, now, 3 mins ago and this morning back...

You can have any "START" page as a "FRONT"... Personal choice. NEW, LIVE, RECENT.... Bookmark wherever to open first.

But, I get ya....



posted on Sep, 17 2017 @ 06:46 PM
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Who cares.

I just click on "recent" and follow the more active topics. If I want something more specific, I just look in a particular forum. I haven't visited the ATS front page in years.



posted on Sep, 17 2017 @ 07:01 PM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: SacredLore

Which front page? I've had NEW forum page bookmarked for 5 years, signed in. If youre going to the sites opening page? Look at the dates... NEW is up to the minute...and ALL kinds of diverse topics today, now, 3 mins ago and this morning back...

You can have any "START" page as a "FRONT"... Personal choice. NEW, LIVE, RECENT.... Bookmark wherever to open first.

But, I get ya....


Hehehe Thanks.

Repeated for emphasis.

Was going to say almost the exact same thing but you beat me to it and saved me some typing.




posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 04:04 AM
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It's not cool to whine because no one paid attention to your thread,thats life,just because you think something is interesting,not everone does,dang did you get a participation trophy growing up?,your opinion isn't a conspiracy



posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 04:28 AM
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originally posted by: cavtrooper7
Last election showed how far OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD has come.
I don't CARE about polls, I care about discussing.
MAYBE the ones who decide based ONLY on what is said (AND how it FEELS)or operates with polls can go...?





You are a real enigma to me, you are incredibly intuitive for someone so heavily indoctrinated.....

ETA

ATS isn't going anywhere until they find a way to stop us from freely speaking to each other, if and when that happens god help us all.....
edit on 18-9-2017 by hopenotfeariswhatweneed because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

We will start shooting WAY before it happens.



posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 09:09 PM
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a reply to: Tulpa

I think for me back in the beginning? Someone turned me on to ATS, I bookmarked a page, and kept going back eventually ending up at NEW or RECENT....

With the start of front pages being over a few day period....at least the other 2 are a very WIDE breath of topics talked about up to the minute....farther along...

I learned later too about not using an app, and to go to the Desktop site...even while on mobile.

Thanks



posted on Sep, 18 2017 @ 09:17 PM
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a reply to: SacredLore

I understand your point, however, ATS is primarily a business enterprise, they have a right to go after the biggest audience they can based on their own judgment of what draws viewers.

One doesn’t have to necessarily like their choice but should I think understand it



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 08:04 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

The real reason the Alexa rank is down is because we no longer allow Alexa's widget on the site to count visitors (it was dragging down load times terribly), that ranking is a wild ass guess made by Alexa's algorithm. It has nothing to do with reality.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 08:06 AM
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a reply to: Springer


Wow, then the irony of the Alexa site listing ATS as 'slow to load' is pretty thick.

What about '3 divided by 2'? who thought of that one?




edit on 19-9-2017 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 10:59 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Yeah... It's a completely useless metric of the site. As are pretty much all of the "ranking sites" that require a cookie onsite.



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 01:50 AM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

Great idea to add the date to the title!



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 02:13 AM
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a reply to: Willtell

I absolutely agree with you! The first and foremost goal for ATS must be to survive. If UFOs and Yetis can't sustain a website then by all means bring in the US domestic politics (if that even deserves the designation). Just paint them with a different color, so I can run from them easily :-)
[BTW: I think US politics are a farce because if - with many capable and interesting candidates - the US can wind up with a choice between Hillary and Trump, then there is something severely broken in the system. The US should look to European countries: Most of them have a much more diverse political landscape where multiple parties play a role. They form coalitions, make compromises and, in essence, are better able to tolerate a different viewpoint. Shades of grey instead of rape, if you like :-)]



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 02:18 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Springer

Thank you for mentioning this, I am learning very valuable things here!



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 02:22 AM
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originally posted by: mOjOm
But it still has it's moments and some good gems here and there when you can find them. But don't think it's ever going back to the way it was like 10 years ago or earlier. It's not possible anymore.



originally posted by: mirageman
It's not what I come to ATS for. Especially as I am not an American. So maybe the algorithms for the non-political/news regurgitation stuff should be changed to allow a little more time for a thread to get noticed and grow? There are also some forums where your post will get very little attention now matter how good it is because traffic is very slow.



originally posted by: MysticPearl
I just click on "recent" and follow the more active topics. If I want something more specific, I just look in a particular forum. I haven't visited the ATS front page in years.


This is what I learn from this thread: I have to use a different approach to consuming ATS in order to find those gems that interest me. Like bookmarking something else than the homepage or this very useful tip (thank you!):


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