Firstly, I would just like to highlight the fact I think ATS is arguable the best forum on the internet, the ability to split it into three sections
(ATS, PTS and BTS) have managed to give everyone a little something that they can all enjoy.
Secondly, the idea of a Council which would be able to take our problems, concerns and/or ideas to help better the idea should hopefully promote this
site even further. So I thought I would place all my ideas into one section which you will hopefully enjoy reading.
Over the last few months that I have been here, I have noticed ATSNN has over 100 pages of news stories. I think once a story has been voted “yes”
or “no” the admins need to move it out of news and place it into the section of ATS or PTS that it best fits. This would help to increase traffic
flow to PTS as well as allow new stories to not get “lost” due to others replacing them. And would get rid of the back-log of stories that have
not been voted either-way.
After seeing wecomeinpeace’s idea about a “Wiki” at ATS, I think there needs to be a split in the research forum. For “on going” research
and “completed” projects. The second having its own search engine and different layout, moving it away from a forum but to more an independent
part of ATS where the research is organised into its own pages. I also think it would be good to place this area on the main entrance page and not the
forum, so non-forum-members can easily access it.
Politics at ATS:
I think there needs to be sections for “Middle Eastern” politics, “Asian” politics, Africa, etc, so that we can place news-reports into each
of these areas as well as giving those members from these areas there own section instead of having to “lump” it all into World Politics, which
should be used primarily for International Politics.
I also think it would be a good idea to have a debate forum for the Politics section, where “team” styled debates could be done. Which would allow
the EastCoastkids helpers to develop teams in favour and then have them go at certain issues which are import to both groups.
I also think War on Terror and Current events need to be moved to the Politics section. As well as bringing a 9/11 forum into it, as QuietSoul brought
I think topics need to be moved around more and into the correct section. For example the topics that go on in the Weaponry section and placed in the
Military & Security issues part of PTS, especially comments about the budget, etc, so that the section can be used for its intended purpose.
As has already been brought up by SkepticOverlord, I think the whole of PTS needs to get FSME’s, who can help guide these forums in the right way. I
also think they need to be able to move threads, so that less responsibility is placed on the admins. After all the FSME’s should know what best
suit’s the forum they are representing.
I think it would be good, if people could “pay” a set yearly fee to remove all the adverts from the site. So that those who don’t wish to pay
still get them and ATS still earns money to run, but those who can afford to remove them are able to. This is just more a personal view of mine, but I
hate clicking the adverts by accident. :|
AS I brought up before, I think it would be a good idea for each member to have the ability to invite people into ATS. Maybe giving them points as a
reward for getting new members to join or displaying how many people they have got to join on there profile. Just as a incentive for people to do
I have a few more, but I'll write them up once I'm not drugged up to my eye-balls on pain-meds.
What do people think of these ideas?