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Originally posted by horusthechorus
I don't post much here but I read, research and write a lot about 'conspiracy theories' and the alternative media/truth movement.
One thing which strikes me about this site is the lack of support it offers to others within the alt media/truth movement, unless it is directly connected to and benefits this site. A red flag.
Another thing is the level of censorship imposed on its members, and I'm not talking about swearing/abuse/insults. Another red flag.
If we stand back and analyze the site for what it is, we see a business. Great. Nothing wrong with that. Business is business. Does it care about the movement, apart from making money from it? I doubt it.
Maybe ATS isn't in touch with the rest of the movement(s), hence the lack of action/support they offer. Maybe those who run this site have become arrogant.
Granted there is a lot of valuable information here, but remember mixing fact and fiction is a fantastic tactic many shills use.
For what it's worth, it seems many of the major players and groups (real activists) within the alt media movement actually avoid ATS. Again, a red flag.
For ATS to bring this to our attention seems.. pointless. Why focus on this self-indulgent exercise while there are much, much more important issues you should/could be bringing to peoples attention?
Who else in the alt media movement do you see crying about being called names? None of the respected members/groups - because there is a job to do which is far more important than ego or making money.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
A lot of people lately have been content tagging. It's a great way to get a lot of points really fast. I forget how many points each tag is, but I THINK it's something like 50 per tag. I'm not 100% certain on that though. There's lots of threads that need tagging, so a lot of people have been running through the board adding tags.
I think people here are too paranoid and worried for nothing.
Originally posted by kyateLaBoca
I think people here are too paranoid and worried for nothing. Just look at this site for freak's sake. This site is created by Simon Gray and is run on pay per click and viewing ads to recieve income. [............]will see that they have EARNED their points.[.................] I got 5000 points in a week, becuase I was curious to know what was in the RATS section. So I cranked up my replies that week.
So whats so special about the RATS section? NOTHING.[....................]
When you put something out on public forum, everyone will criticize it in some way. Thats just how a public forum works.
There is losts of dodgy things going on on this site. There are some absolute fudamentalist moderators who get away with all kinds of crimes everyday (mentioning no names but it rhymes with Romos Towne).
You see human beings are flawed, they have agendas, bias, some are easily corrupted and perusaded by money others resist but few don't have a price.
Either way some board Member called Ron3000 with an Avatar picture of Snarf from the Thundecats saying " Well I know ATS is not corrupted because of... bla bla bla" doesn't really carry much weight does it because if it is cointelpro It's all charade anyway and you can trust no-one.
(mentioning no names but it rhymes with Romos Towne).
Originally posted by StJude
A prime example of bad moderation.
Originally posted by StJude
Many of the link on the old posts are dead, not found or the content has been removed and I can only assume this has been noticed by others.