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Transparency On The Future of ATS

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posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:58 PM
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originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
a reply to: SourGrapes

Please read my responses in this thread, as well as re-reading the opening post.


I apologize, I got ahead of myself and posted before reading the entire OP.




posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 09:58 PM
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Yeah, how much would it take to keep this site afloat on a yearly basis?



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 10:01 PM
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Thats pretty disappointing..

Id commit to a sub, fwiw.

I think there could really be strong marketing opportunities for a site that retains the ability to speak outside the Approved Corporate-Political DoublePlusGood paradigm.

Dont even have to change the t&c's.



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 10:02 PM
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Has P2P hosting evolved any over the last few years??
My PC's are always on and could be a node, I'm sure plenty more people are the same.



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 10:02 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Sorry bill I know you’re a busy man but out of curiosity what do you envision ATS “fading away” would look like?



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 10:02 PM
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Been a longtime member who took hiatus and recently became active again. This news is troubling, wish I had a better means to help but alas all I can do is implore my hope for a workable solution.

Much luck

SaneThinking



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 10:03 PM
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originally posted by: SkepticOverlord

originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
Question though: do the owners have any kind of time frame on how long we have?

Potentially months. However, I don't see us lasting the year under the current circumstances.
More and more ad networks are deciding not to run ads on sites with comments. Our entire site is comments.
!

Tell them this is a free speech *forum* devised and contributed to by those brave enough to compel uncomfortable debate about difficult issues. ATS is not a State Fair (wish it were) advice column for Carnies.
edit on 17-6-2020 by vethumanbeing because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 10:03 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari

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.



...as long as you CC Staff.



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 10:05 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Sad to hear this news SO .

Hopefully there is a rich member of ATS looking for a new hobby , what about all the research that has been done over the years by members here will that just vanish ? .

Or go down a cheaper route like some other sites and use a bb board mybb.com... and donate if you want to use the search function , as others have stated try a Go Fund Me page

sad stoner



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 10:07 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari



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

I have to pay to live in America.



Oh no, they got to you





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



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 10:08 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari

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.


ATS is a gold mine, literally. There’s a wealth of information here on ATS if you dig, its endless. I started here in 06-07ish and I’ve learned so much here.




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



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 10:11 PM
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No other force has influenced me and shaped my world views as ATS.

Each of our members has provided me with insight and a sounding board for my ideas. I coudnt be more grateful for what ive had.



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 10:13 PM
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Get Bigalow, or the guy who bought his ranch or Blink 1888888 guy, on board.

The amount of promotion they have had through ATS they must be game for funding it.

Even Elon Musk would throw some cash at you.
edit on 17/6/2020 by UKWO1Phot because: spelling



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 10:13 PM
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Could I get in on that as well please?

a reply to: Lumenari



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 10:13 PM
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celebrity donations from Robbie W or maybe he can help get merch made at low cost

baseball caps, mouse mats, t shirts, focusing on aliens, ufos and crypto (big foot)

I would buy merch 100%

Jim Oberg signed documents from nasa, auctioned off



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 10:17 PM
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a reply to: UpIsNowDown

I really don’t think any celeb is going to touch this site in any kind of official way.

Given how toxic it can be it would be bad publicity
edit on 17-6-2020 by OtherSideOfTheCoin because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 10:21 PM
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. . . . and so it begins.

The end. . . . . . . .



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 10:22 PM
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Hell, I dont post and I would pay to help keep the site up. I come here to get real responses from what shows up in the headlines. I have access to three local newspapers, and they all give the same garbage slant. Most of it comes from AP writers, and most.of them suck! I come here to get the truth from the posts!
Whatever is decided, this place will be missed by me if it goes away!!


SnrRog



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 10:23 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Damn shame. Really is a damn shame.

As others have asked, what are the operating costs annually?



posted on Jun, 17 2020 @ 10:23 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
. . . . and so it begins.

The end. . . . . . . .


It aint over till the chubby lady sings



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