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originally posted by: Wookiep
originally posted by: neformore
originally posted by: IMSAM
edit to say that i red here and there about politics being the downfall etc. NEver ever have i seen a political thread on ATS. And thats because i go from the ufo forum to the bigfoot forum to the paranormal studies and back to ufos.
Nice for you, because you are used to being here.
Try being new, and seeing the front page on any given day over the past three years. That's the point we're trying to make.
As stated many, many times before. Politics ARE the conspiracy these days. And if you think ATS is a right-wing think tank to appease right leaning thinkers, then you're a very sheltered individual. I also think it's a huge insult to the staff here, whom you have worked with.
ATS is user generated content, people speak their minds here without worrying within reasonable limits for it to just disappear or to be SHUT OFF from discussion.But it's no surprise to hear hard core lefties, especially the kind from GB hoping to watch it all burn to the ground. Well, you're on the WRONG side of history, guy.
Unfortunately, as I posted in the "Transparency..." thread, there really is only one solution, and these community suggestions are somewhat moot.
What is needed is either a benefactor or a very wealthy person to buy the site outright (I guess a real membership offer will be considered as seriously as possible), right now. Someone who has the appetite, clout and protections to fight an information war with most of the world.
I'm not even sure that anyone that has the type of influence and finances (and free time) to keep ATS running in it's original form, would even be "allowed" to, due to restrictions and policies being enacted across the world. The infrastructure seems like the simple part... the quagmire of differing rules and policies related to information and discussion, around the world, becomes the real administrative nightmare.
Further, I suspect there is something frighteningly "legal" that will be discovered once NDA's' are signed, that will negate many of our suggestions. There are secret things, that require an NDA, which will highlight "... the realities of the situation... ", as has been stated by SO.
What's more, the Owners would have to feel comfortable with "who" they are selling to, and developing trust takes time, time that likely isn't there. I can only imagine how difficult this decision is... or conversely, how the best solution (... maybe the path with NO resistance, or possibly even safest) is to just let it fade away.
While I like the sentiment of all of the ideas and suggestions (and I fear for a world that can't support the existence of ATS), anything other than an immediate buyout will not work.
For a real "transfer" to happen to either members, or a non-profit, or any other idea, or just community hosted as Open Data, we are essentially discussing the topic of Succession.
Developing and implementing a Succession Plan takes years, and requires the active involvement of future retirees, otherwise handover is effectively doomed to failure.
The Owners have indicated strongly that the time and appetite don't exist for years of succession, for many reasons, some that we may not be allowed to know.
Pray for a Champion, with boundless cash and influence, to present to the Owners!
I'll enjoy my last days among you all, regardless of what happens!
originally posted by: ArMaP
a reply to: Case74282
Another thing most people do not notice is that Google gives different results according to the browser used to make the search. As I use several different browsers I have noticed that many years ago.
Those green lines represent known changes to Google's algorithm. The last one in early May has essentially de-platformed us from search.
through 2015 we'd receive daily notices that URLs (entire threads really) were being delisted from the ad platform. For a time, just about all of them were threads critical of Hillary Clinton.
originally posted by: 111DPKING111
Skeptic Overlord seems to think there is much more to it -
I would encourage everyone to support your favorite alt search engine like duckduckgo.com. If you cant beat them, then ban them, seems to be the google mantra.
originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
The website will continue to run. In the event we begin seriously fading away, there will be a fair warning.
As that thread says, the instructions are for a Mac and a firefox user said the pdf icon doesn't appear on firefox.
originally posted by: MarkOfTheV
a reply to: IsaacKoi
Already on it... get to work...
How To Archive Your Posts
originally posted by: GetStarched
I would like to inform members about the r/conspiracy subreddit.
Offering it here as a fall-back if the site goes dark.