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Transparency On The Future of ATS

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posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:41 PM
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I will commit to a paid membership, but I wonder how many will.




posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:41 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

I bet chemtrails and Nibiru could save ATS.


We need a new galactic federation of light!

Bill me n phage have got this we’re gonna carry out a false flag alien invasion of earth and paint the ATS logo on the UFOs.

Problem solved



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:42 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Is there a way to download all the threads we made?

I'm thinking about copy and pasting ever reply I ever made so I can keep them.



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:42 PM
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I appreciate the honesty but hate the reality..

a) create a pledge or a banner asking members to disable ad blockers for the future of the site. I'm sure some don't realize them blocking ads is causing the demise - key members would do it, those who don't - well you'd never stop them all

b) gofundme, gofundme, gofundme

c) create a mobile platform

d) utilize members and their skill sets to help manage the site if they can volunteer - I imagine costs are domain/infrastructure/security/database/legal related

e) offer a paid monthly system for members by choice- in which they're given banner 'somethings' to indicate they're a paid member

f) create a Facebook/twitter style advertisement or banner and encourage members to put it up time to time to encourage more users

g) possible to move the datacentre aspects to cheaper locales, ie Philippines?

h) in a world where everything's being PC'd and toned down, pride yourself on being that one place people can express opinions without retaliation (within reason of course, no racism, sexism etc etc)

i) ats merch - bumper stickers - phone covers -

j) paid functions/meetups/excursions (ie roswell)

... don't go... this is the longest relationship I've ever had!



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:43 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Lumenari

You know the other problem - this is small corner of the internet. It's just a matter of time before the thought police get around to it.



And then there is that.

ATS is the Library of Congress online as far as conspiracy theorists go.

So burning it down in these times is just part of the logical progression.




posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:43 PM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin

originally posted by: Liquesence
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Maybe the Pit truly has killed off ATS, since the attitudes therein infect other forums...I thought the Pit was supposed to broaden the appeal, in some ways, but perhaps it has metastasized...

MAGA! (Make ATS Great Again!)


I don’t think the toxic political rhetoric has helped but sounds to me more about the reality of a changing advertising market.


The advertising market is the point in regards to the Pit. Too volatile. That was the point.

I don't know if there's any veracity to it, but it's interesting to consider, since when the advertising market was fine ATS had a lot more substance.

Then again, as SO said, 2/3 of visitors blocking ads doesn't help, which keeps advertisers at bay.



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:44 PM
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I can easily do a paid membership if such a thing were to happen.

Sad and unfortunate indeed.



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:45 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: DBCowboy
Alright.

I didn't want to do this, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

I will post only tasteful nudes of myself for 10,000.00 a peek.

SO, you can thank me later.

I have to find a way to take my socks off now. . . . . .


(Sorry, just wanted to lighten the mood a bit)


You posting about a "tasteful" nude of yourself just made the thread dark and... somehow disheartening.

I, on the other hand, will pay $10 a month to have an adult section where I can show off my girls.



PM's still work.




posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:45 PM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:46 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI

originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: DBCowboy
Alright.

I didn't want to do this, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

I will post only tasteful nudes of myself for 10,000.00 a peek.

SO, you can thank me later.

I have to find a way to take my socks off now. . . . . .


(Sorry, just wanted to lighten the mood a bit)


You posting about a "tasteful" nude of yourself just made the thread dark and... somehow disheartening.

I, on the other hand, will pay $10 a month to have an adult section where I can show off my girls.



PM's still work.



The Mods sometimes go through them.




posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:47 PM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: Lumenari
POST REMOVED BY STAFF


I live my life in America that has a set of laws.

If I break the law and get caught, I pay the price.

I have to pay to live in America.

ATS has a thing called Terms and Conditions.

If you break them then you pay the price.

I would pay to have ATS stay up.

I don't see a real difference there.

~shrug~

edit on 17-6-2020 by Lumenari because: (no reason given)

edit on Wed Jun 17 2020 by DontTreadOnMe because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:49 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord
How much do you need; for say a year?



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:50 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Can you get a pledge to subscribe count so you have a better sense of whether it could work or not?

Leave a thread up for a month to make sure it's seen?



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:51 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: JinMI

originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: DBCowboy
Alright.

I didn't want to do this, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

I will post only tasteful nudes of myself for 10,000.00 a peek.

SO, you can thank me later.

I have to find a way to take my socks off now. . . . . .


(Sorry, just wanted to lighten the mood a bit)


You posting about a "tasteful" nude of yourself just made the thread dark and... somehow disheartening.

I, on the other hand, will pay $10 a month to have an adult section where I can show off my girls.



PM's still work.



The Mods sometimes go through them.



No, neither the Mods, Admins, nor Owners go through member PMs. This has never been a thing for my 11 years as a Mod here.



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:51 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: JinMI

originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: DBCowboy
Alright.

I didn't want to do this, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

I will post only tasteful nudes of myself for 10,000.00 a peek.

SO, you can thank me later.

I have to find a way to take my socks off now. . . . . .


(Sorry, just wanted to lighten the mood a bit)


You posting about a "tasteful" nude of yourself just made the thread dark and... somehow disheartening.

I, on the other hand, will pay $10 a month to have an adult section where I can show off my girls.



PM's still work.



The Mods sometimes go through them.



Tsk tsk



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:52 PM
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The forum originally was about aliens, paranormal stuff, and conspiracies, and not so much a political jerk off fest.

Not going to lying, I've been a jerk/troll too multiple times.
edit on 17-6-2020 by Specimen88 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:52 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Library of Alexandria...



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:53 PM
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Maybe members could ‘occupy’ATS? We’ll call it CH-ATS!

Just trying to lighten the mood. 🙁



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:55 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: JinMI

originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: DBCowboy
Alright.

I didn't want to do this, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

I will post only tasteful nudes of myself for 10,000.00 a peek.

SO, you can thank me later.

I have to find a way to take my socks off now. . . . . .


(Sorry, just wanted to lighten the mood a bit)


You posting about a "tasteful" nude of yourself just made the thread dark and... somehow disheartening.

I, on the other hand, will pay $10 a month to have an adult section where I can show off my girls.



PM's still work.



The Mods sometimes go through them.



No, neither the Mods, Admins, nor Owners go through member PMs. This has never been a thing for my 11 years as a Mod here.


Sorry... it is in the Terms and Conditions so I thought it was a real thing.

Since it is not according to you and ATS might go away soon I'm going to go on a PM frenzy on the stuff I thought I could not do.




posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:57 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Out of curiosity. I remember a few years back you had a similar issue and there was this PayPal banner for donations. (to which I objected as that would share unneeded personal information and I suggested crypto.)

Now that crypto is not as anon as it used to be my point is not valid in that sense. But how much did that donation round help ATS out and would a similar round be in the realm of legit possibilities?




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