Should be a question mark in the title but ATS doesn't seem to think punctuation matters all that much in titles these days.....
So to get to the point.
Much has been written over the last month or so about the dwindling quality of ATS, its either complaints of too much political based threads or
overall problems with the running of the site. I gotta say after having been around these parts in one form or another since 2008, after a decade on
ATS I can say unequivocally this is the worst I have seen the site. We have lost too many good members, who just don't post anymore or get lost in the
tirade of political bollocks that clogs up the boards.
Yet I think the problem is getting worse not just because of the quality of the threads (be the change you want to be doesn't do it anymore) but
actually the overall functionality of the site. Like I said above there should be a question mark in the title but that doesn't seem to work anymore,
like a lot of things on ATS its flat out broken. We all know about the loading issues, we know that the PM system isn't working as it should and I
have noticed that when using a tablet I lose a lot of functionality like the ability to click to button to view a members profile or report a post.
There are probably more issues than this but you get the point.
It must be so off-putting for new members (not folk on their twentieth ban) who show up to ATS for the first time I cannot see it being an attractive
prospect. You get nothing but abuse about your political persuasion, the site claims to be about conspiracies but its really just about who can troll
whose politics the most then after that just as you start to wade through all of that you find that actually it can take 4 or 5 minutes to load up
properly. Makes me think am on old school dial-up at times. It is no wonder then that site traffic is tumbling.
Now with all this going on I think its quite obvious that the owners have other projects on the go, I remember a time where barley a day went by with
out one of the "Amigos" posting. I get it, you have other things to do, but ATS is your business at the end of the day and we are your customers and
for months now we have been screaming that something isn't quite right and nothing is getting done. This despite what I must say has been some pretty
heroic attempts at keep this ship on course by the the moderation staff
This leads me to one conclusion.
ATS is on autopilot.
Sure I guess the powers at be on ATS might pop in now and then just to check things out, but they are not actively trying to improve this place.
I honestly now feel like ATS is nothing more than just another advertisement revenue stream and a feather in the cap for the owners.
I guess as a long time member I just want to know what the hell is going on and I am pretty sure I am not the only one.
So Springer? Bill? Whats up!
And Please don't just shut this thread down because its asking a few difficult questions because that achieves nothing it only adds more fuel to the
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