posted on Jun, 20 2020 @ 08:28 AM
originally posted by: Plotus
UfO's and conspiracy's are not top topics here any more. It's been taken in the direction of political platforms.
One way to lower the cost (bandwidth, media storage, etc.) would be to eliminate all political and religious discussion, as well as the mud pit.
Traffic would slow to manageable level, I'm sure. I joined here initially for the conspiracy and UFO stuff but the political topics are too tempting
to not participate in those. If those changes were made, I'd still be a member because that's why I joined in the first place - UFOs and who really
Honestly, the figure of $25k/mo is ridiculous for a forum like this. Text takes up hardly any storage space, it's the attachments and bandwidth that
are sucking up resources so do something to drastically limit that and for heaven's sake, find a more reasonable host with better software. There are
a lot of forums out there with security, ease of use and are economical.
ATS owners - I have seen this in the past, you have lost interest in this site in my opinion. Sell it to someone who will make appropriate changes to
return it to its former glory or shut it down. The last few days have been eye-opening for me in several ways, one of which is the amount of money you
have put into this (advertiser dollars or not) when you didn't have to. That tells me it's not a priority to you anymore. That's a valid thing, been
there done that, so do what's necessary. The number of "goodbye ATS" and "how can we save ATS" threads are mind-boggling.