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posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:08 PM
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If chat is abused in such a way then it becomes a liability to ATS. It has to go if certain things are happening that draw a shadow over the whole board.

it's only a chatroom. Get over it.

[edit on 6-3-2005 by Nerdling]




posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:11 PM
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Your saying things I agree with...*looks for puppet strings*... Uh you feelin ok man?



posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:12 PM
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Yeah, it's that kind of attitude that really makes you want to put forward the extra effort, huh SO?

I have a question for you SO. Could chat be handled in the same way as RATS? If there was a signifigant points allocation required, perhaps people would be more inclined to keep the discussion non-sexual. Just a thought.

Making the chat feature open only to those who have proven themselves worthy of a little extra trust is probably the only solution. I could probably name a dozen or more members just off the top of my head who I know for a fact would not engage in that sort of salacious banter, surely you could name ten times more because you've been here much longer. It's definitely not a universal problem.

It could also work on an invite system, like the steering com. and the research forums. Again, just a couple of thoughts.



posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:12 PM
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why

Because we'll all love you for being a patient person, and because its not everyones fault.




it's only a chatroom. Get over it.

I will not get over it, maybe to you it was just a chat room, but to me, it was one of the few places I socialized, and could talk live to people I respect and like.



posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:13 PM
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Originally posted by ADVISOR
Your saying things I agree with...*looks for puppet strings*... Uh you feelin ok man?


It's my new role as Camp Counsellor. Would you like to make smores with us?

Ok, Who laughed at me being "camp".



posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:13 PM
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I, for one will miss ATS chat a lot. There are some amazing people in the ATS chat room - including the mods that had to patrol the room - Asala you are the best of the best. BUT I also want to thank all the other moderators for looking out for all the members. Its a really tough job that they have to do, and I know they have helped me out of a not so nice situation. I am positive that SkepticOverlord and the other moderators had to consider what to do about the situation in chat for longer than a few minutes, and it had to be a hard decision to make to turn it off. especially in the light of him having to pay for the software to run chat.

For all the times I tread the edge, I apologise. For all the times I enjoyed chat, I thank you.



posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:16 PM
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I gotta say, it deffinitely sucks that I can't talk to the community actively while I read the forum I love so much, but if its needed to keep the rules in place, I guess it has to be so.



Depressing though, to know that a few bad apples can ruin the whole bunch when it comes to the chat.

Oh and skeptic, btw, I love your new avatar. What made you change it to Lebowski, someone pee on your rug?



posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:17 PM
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so it was those sex pervets


i wish i was there talking about sex






posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:17 PM
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This is a privately owned site -- no one has a God-given right to be here except the owners. I never really used chat much, but if what the mods say is true and it was becoming a cesspool of sexual talk, that could become a liabilty to the owners legally because underage visitors could see inappropriate conversations and financially since advertisers could pull out if it turned into an adult site.

People should be thankful for the efforts put in by the owners and mods to make this an enjoyable site for everyone.



posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:22 PM
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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord

Originally posted by drbryankkruta
cant you guys just build a new protocol and lock out the undesirables not us all this is why I get so irritated with things now days.

Please explain to me why I should expend significantly more effort for a custom solution... when I already went to significant effort and expense?

Perhaps... after this... I simply don't "feel like it".







Because some of us do try to be cool ,.....but become irritated when a measure is taken to the utmost extream ,,,,and all suffer , its no better than the suggestion a month ago ....where in someone said they wish the UFO and Religious thread where closed because of odd ball types that didnt know how to behave , and I faught to get accross . dont slam us all cause of a few ....but I guess it has become pick and choose what is worth the effort .

Where is the fairness and quality when rather taking effort to fix a problem is less important than just shutting people out? This site wont grow if you just shut down the things that take a little work.......heck if money is an issue then so be it you ge6t me a cost for making a chat under better protocols and I will help you get the money to at least get started......


You know why I am willing to spend money on this new protocol , because my heart is in the board not the job of running it .........there would be no board if all we did was set back and let it get shut down a peice at a time.....


Chat is more than just chat by the way its a real time meeting area where things like threads and avatars that look better and suggestions for making our own activities more in line with T and C are discussed , some of us actually get into chat to get real time news on areas of discussion we might have missed you know I have even been directed to some very pleasing scientific threads that I would have never found because Im not into the UFO scene.

But in chat someone pointed out a thread that showed me how to find something to my liking in the ufo forum , and you know what it to me wasnt even a UFO issue but a real life find in the scientific community......


CHAT is not a waste of time ......you come up with the protocols and get me a start up price and I will send you a check or money order to get it working just get it back for us who respect it and enjoy it......



posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:23 PM
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Cool don't mean nothing in the real world.



posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:28 PM
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drbryan
first and foremost ATS has to limit its liability, otherwise we'll lose more than the chat feature. Do you realize the potential here? If ATS knowingly allows minors to be solicited without doing something to stop it, they can be found at fault for whatever happens as a result of that. I like ATS a lot, it's one of my favorite forums, that's exactly why it has to be protected. I realize you're upset, but you'd be a lot more upset if the whole site was shut down. I'd be more than upset, that's for sure. So let them do their job and protect their butts, and I'm sure a solution will be forthcoming.



posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:28 PM
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Okay now that SO has chimed in I am glad the feature was pull. The last thing I want to happen is to see ATS branded as "Adult" content. I really hope you out all the worst offenders S.O. I really do.

50% of Private messages. Wow thats a huge number. So to everyone who's being an A-Hole to the mods about this issue....

Chill Out

Chat is really not needed for ATS to function. If ATS chat is the only reason some people come to ATS maybe should check out some chat dedicated sites... for the criminal pervert(s) out there, I hope you rot in a supermax somewhere...



posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:28 PM
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Originally posted by ADVISOR
Cool don't mean nothing in the real world.









hehehe ......okay advisor you got me ........some of us try to be responsible ......is that better.......lmao



posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:32 PM
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Originally posted by Nerdling
Ok, Who laughed at me being "camp".


Me...but I only giggled a bit


sad about the chat but it happens all over now. Unfortunately people have not learned how to be unmoderated and respect what they are doing and where they are....

If you want to have adult convo's go to an adult site or use an instant messanger program. ATS is not the place for it by personal message or in the lobby. There is children entering the chat as young as 13 and less.



posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:36 PM
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Well, Skep, I'm with you on this. I'm sorry to lose the chat and all, but if you hae that much prurience going on and you may be in trouble with the authorities -- or even if the potential exists -- then it makes sense to shut it down.

I'd begun seeing a lot of potty-mouth teen chat on there recently myself.



posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:37 PM
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Figure out how much it will cost to make chat viable again and tell me .........Put all the protocols in place you want .................give me the price , I will send you a check or money order to get it done ..........the point of this is dont punish the masses of a few illgotten miscreants..............I want to protect ATS to wait let me repeat that............

I WANT TO PROTECT ATS TOO.......and thats why Im willing to back up what I am saying with money to make it happen ......tell me who else would do so for something as simple as the right to live chat ......I care very much about ATS IMAGE.........

I CARE ABOUT ATS's IMAGE .............and Im willing to back it up with money anyone else willing to do so ......



posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:40 PM
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Originally posted by drbryankkruta
give me the price , I will send you a check or money order to get it done


No.

Apparently you don't understand the problem here, "Doctor."
This isn't about money.
It's about not just violations of the T&C, but illegal activities too.

Give it up.

Senior staff will make the final decision about the chat and the offenders.



posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:44 PM
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I'm curious, will this thrrad be closed since the staff are the ones deciding if chat is coming back?



posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:44 PM
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Department of Boardland Sanity Cyber-Drama Threat Level Alert System - still guarded?

What the hell? What sort of drama is necessary to jack that puppy up to apricot? I would think this current situation with chat would elevate the warning to at least apricot, if not mauve...

LOL Seriously. LOL




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