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What's up ATS, is there a hidden agenda on this site?

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posted on Aug, 16 2018 @ 10:26 PM
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I've been a member of ATS for some time and read many of the posts on the board forum regarding problems with ATS such as too much advertising, wrongly placed advertising, lack of capabilities to s&f etc. But I have noticed in the past couple of weeks the low flag count on many topics which would normally be higher, especially when the star count of said topic of the OP is exceptionally high.

I myself can star most posts but can't flag anything and haven't been able to for a while now. But I see new topics created and I see some of them are starred greatly but not too many flags. Then I read some posts and see that some members can flag. For instance in the last couple of days:

Sillyolme flagged in this thread: www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1215631/pg1


originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: CthulhuMythos

I gave him a flag for you.



And here: Lumenari flagged in this thread:www.abovetopsecret.com...



originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: xuenchen
We currently have a guy that Sessions put in place to go through these things.
They are based out of Utah and have employed 460+ investigators.
I often wonder if they put it in Utah so they can prosecute them in that state.
Treason calls for a death penalty.
Utah's death penalty is brought about by firing squad.
Things I sometimes think about at 2AM that put a smile on my face...

S&F and let's hope for justice.



I also can't upload pics but I see many members are posting pics of recently uploaded items. Now mind you, before a few weeks ago, I had no problem what so ever.....ever on these things.

The reason I didn't put this under the board forum is because I am wondering why or what is going on with ATS as in a bit of conspiracy here. Are only those with high count to their personal stats able to operate as usual?

I am not trying to be disrespectful but I find it odd that there are obviously members who "can" and members who "can't" consistently participate wholly in the ATS interactive website. I haven't read anything that's posted so far to explain or justify the discrepancy in why this is so. I was wondering also if the more conservative political topics were being "manipulated" in the lack of flags because, it is obvious to me that many of them would normally have many more flags. Or is this a weeding out of those frustrated, on the line to stay or not with ATS?

Is anyone else wondering or is everyone happy with things the way they are? For me, all these issues are causing me to lose interest in ATS.




posted on Aug, 16 2018 @ 11:16 PM
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It's quite simple... if you can't figure out the methods you can't do what you want, i.e. post pictures like other members do, etc...It's designed that way. Follow explicit instructions or don't.




posted on Aug, 16 2018 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: StoutBroux

Lower you screen size to like 75% then you can flag until its fixed.



posted on Aug, 16 2018 @ 11:33 PM
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Lol I love how Springer himself responded first and shut your case down. Didn't even close the thread.
Priceless.
Btw. Gave you a flag and star!

Edit, no star sorry, it's in board busy ness.

edit on 8 16 2018 by caterpillage because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 16 2018 @ 11:34 PM
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I don't know about any hidden agenda, I use ATS on both my Kindle using Silk browser a well as on my laptop via Chrome. I do not notice any difference except sometimes on the laptop it takes a minute for a star to register (but I admit I use an adblocker) but while on my kindle, I can't get the hamburger menu to activate to select new, recent, etc. and sometimes have difficulty starring comments.
I have noticed more glitches recently, never had issues until these past couple of weeks. Just tossing my experience in here.



posted on Aug, 16 2018 @ 11:44 PM
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a reply to: StoutBroux


I'm very tolerant when a FREE asset doesn't perform flawlessly, or have all the bells/whistles I'd like to see.

But at least you realize that it's better to switch than fight. That's a good attitude.



posted on Aug, 16 2018 @ 11:52 PM
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a reply to: StoutBroux

Index of Important ATS Threads

How to POST PICTURES in Your Posts - Read This, It Is VERY Easy!

How To Properly Alert Posts and Threads

Please note: if you use an Ad Blocker, certain features here on ATS will not work for you.



posted on Aug, 16 2018 @ 11:52 PM
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a reply to: StoutBroux

Flags don't work for me at 100 percent either but if you zoom in on the flag then hit it it works fine. My guess the browser just doesn't see it because when i use my other browser it works full screen. So i believe it has something to do with chrome.

But i am used to chrome acting different on websites the browser wars aren't over yet .



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:18 AM
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a reply to: dragonridr
I am on my iPad and use chrome, only recently I have found that I can't flag, even when zoomed in, but can still star.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:21 AM
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a reply to: StoutBroux

I don't think anyone is hiding their agenda, I think it's just that ATS doesn't have a scheduling function at all.

My agenda is hidden from the general public but only has things like "Pay bill X" and "Pick up dry cleaning".




posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 12:29 AM
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a reply to: dragonridr

I use chrome but have not at any time been unable to flag, ads have been my issue.
Weird stuff.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 01:23 AM
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This thread is proof that you all are getting a different experience on ATS and who might be responsible for that?



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 02:35 AM
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a reply to: SayonaraJupiter

Please don't tell me it's the Mandela effect...


Peace



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 04:41 AM
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a reply to: StoutBroux

I flagged your thread StoutBroux. If you need any help with pictures or images message me


Have a Bud too:



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 05:56 AM
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a reply to: StoutBroux

The most dramatic thing I saw happen to ATS - (and it happened all of a sudden is) originally it was a real ‘in the know’ crowd, privy to *THE* conspiracy; the real one.

Then suddenly all the ignoramus’s started pouring in. They got recruited from somewhere apparently. That’s about when all the ads started to get out of control.

Hasn’t been the same since. Prob went way downhill way before I even got here.

Used to read some really intelligent ‘in the know’ people.

Also when a False Flag occurred, everyone knew what happened, even to fine details. Now people have no clue.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 07:02 AM
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a reply to: nOraKat

I've had starring problems for years. I think it's just my wireless because when I refresh the page it will usually let me star and flag. Hope the admins are not listening but I do have filters and do not experience any ads at all. I'm not using chrome as I've been told it's not as safe as safari, etc. I do think it's easy to forget to flag once you start reading-you have to go back to flag or maybe it's just me.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 07:19 AM
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a reply to: StoutBroux

I use an adblocker so its says that some features will be disabled ...and now watch my comment disappear like a commie government!
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posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 07:22 AM
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Yeah about that...it is not so much admin actively hunting down ad blockers. It does say in the T&C (I believe (although it shouldn't matter)) that ad blockers are not allowed but it is more the rest of your fellow members, who do care about this place, that you are screwing over.

Somebody is paying for the work this website demands and it is only polite to allow them the chance to get some revenue for the hard work.

I really don't care much about the adds and I wouldn't mind paying for a membership either but since this is the way we go the least we can do is showing some courtesy by allowing the adds....

Peace
edit on 2018pAmerica/ChicagoFri, 17 Aug 2018 09:03:22 -0500am310320188 by operation mindcrime because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 09:12 AM
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a reply to: Justso

I will preface this with: I use a PC only and I only use Firefox.

I have noticed recently (I think it is when the site is busy) that after clicking on a star nothing seems to happen. However, if you wait and leave the page open it will register after 30+ seconds sometimes. Flags always work immediately for me and always have done. So I just wait until I see the star light up before I close the page.

Hope it helps.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 09:18 AM
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a reply to: LightSpeedDriver
I have the same problem with stars as well.
I can't flag threads anymore either, nothing has changed on my side, I used to be able to but now I can't.
I use firefox and any changes/glitches are definitely on the ATS side because I've done nothing different.
I can post though so I don't really mind, it is what it is.







 
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