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I know this is a stretch, but can we drop our "shields" for a moment???

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posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:07 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha
I do miss then. Back when global affairs had some mystery and you weren't entirely sure which corporate overlord was bending humanity over and going to town. Seems so naive and carefree those days. Then everyone realized it was literally all of them and they didn't give a # about hiding it any more any you could literally just watch them openly #ing humanity over. I miss the days when they believed humanity was smart enough they needed to hide it and everyone could come up with crazy theories. Then they realized everyone was #ing retarded and all they had to do was just # everyone openly and tell them it's what they want and it's for their on good so everyone just started bending and spreading and there was no more conspiracies because they just started #ing the world in the open.
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posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I'm with you 100%






posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:13 PM
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a reply to: SlapTheGinkels

Thank you.

For all of us.



posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:15 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: Jonjonj

So, is that a yes, or a no?

Wallet, credit card, and "Buy Now"...yes, or no?



A yes to what exactly? Coming together? Absolutely, I agree with the most diverse people on the most diverse range of topics, regardless of their leanings. Perhaps though I misunderstood the OP.

Is this more of the same "lets keep ATS alive" and such.

Because as much as I would like to, it seems a pretty insurmountable problem given that SO himself has given up on the whole idea. Are you suggesting a user based buyout? Just to be clear?




posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:15 PM
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a reply to: dug88

Well this used to be a fringe site for conspiracies and paranormal. It's why I joined.

If you wanted skeptical, politics, mainstream, and social media...you had literally every other popular site on the internet.

ATS lost what made it unique: it was an inviting fringe site geared on discussion, research, and collaboration.

As much as I miss the old ATS, I hate to see the new ATS on the ropes.

But alas,

Que sera, sera. What will be, will be.





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posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:19 PM
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I'm with you. I can't stand the thought of losing ATS.



posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:20 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Clearly yes


Ive said it in multiple places now. Of course, depends on exactly what we are talking about beyond principle.

I already figure that if ATS goes.. I'm goin down with the ship, so to speak, and my internet presence will drop to zero.



posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:22 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: Serdgiam

Yes, or no?



Yes



posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:24 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

ATS is a rare gem, I have feels about losing it.



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posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:24 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

That's how Kirk beat the Kobayashi Maru test!

HA!



posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:25 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I have to wonder IF this is really about making money... or losing money

Most times money is the root cause of all things... to run a server only takes a cpu, and someone to manage it

So is this about ATS not being profitable... or are the owners actually losing money keeping it alive?




posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:26 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I am in. I once made a thread titled.."Ask a Rockefeller which party they belong to"

ATS Thread

Losing this site has larger implications than some realize. Are we all willing to wear a MASK on our minds as well?

I am Not.



posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:26 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

That's how Kirk beat the Kobayashi Maru test!

HA!


Noooooo!!!!! He decided to do nothing and let the npc's get squizzy and f@@@ themselves up.

Sheesh.




posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:28 PM
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a reply to: Jonjonj

Yes, that is what I am suggesting basically.

As you correctly posit, it seems like this is the only way. Once a favorite ol' hunting dog lays down on you in the field, they won't get up to get back in the hunt. They've been beaten, heart and soul. Getting bested on the day is one thing, but losing your heart is everything.


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posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:32 PM
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We need more info to all help.
We need to compile a list of questions for current management

For example:

-Exactly what price has ATS been on the market for?
-What is it's yearly operating costs?
-What is it's avg. yearly ad revenue?



posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:34 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

I tried to post the relevant questions in SO's "transparency" thread.

Revenue doesn't matter (at this point, it only confuses the issue), and neither does market cost. Direct costs are what matter.

It's square zero.



posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:36 PM
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I'm in
I've been here almost since its transformation years ago but lost my password so had to start again.
If ATS goes I'll be stuck with the kiddies & mental trauma of Reddit....just can't go there...its a step too far



posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:37 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: Jonjonj

Yes, that is what I am suggesting basically.

As you correctly posit, it seems like this is the only way. Once a favorite ol' hunting dog lays down on you in the field, they won't get up to get back in the hunt. They've been beaten, heart and soul. Getting bested on the day is one thing, but losing your heart is everything.



I honestly wish I could say yes but unfortunately I can't. Not to go into details but I am not in the best place right now.

I wish you the best of luck though, honestly.



posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:38 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk

originally posted by: ketsuko
What's the cause?


ATS.


ATS needs money, not can't we all just get along.



posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:39 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Maybe I'm wrong, but the impression I got was that SO, after 23 years, wants to sell ATS.

As much as we want to keep it, he wants to sell it.

Was I mistaken?




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