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Originally posted by DramaQueen
Questor has a very good question which should be answered:
"What if some of us decide to contribute funds equal to or above Springer's contribution? What do we get in return?"
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
Originally posted by John Nada
and that to me shows a lack of integrity.
So... to publicly disclose exactly what happened and how demonstrates a lack of integrity?
To offer an "inside" position to the person providing the third-highest amount of funding for ATS shows a lack of integrity? (Would taking the money and running have a better level of integrity for you?)
Can you explain why it would demonstrate a better level of integrity to accept a significant offer of financial assistance, and not provide anything in return?
Originally posted by ZeddicusZulZorander
Let me say again...access to the beer fridge and your own Swingline stapler of course.
Nerdling: Who's he?
Simon: You know, squirrely looking guy, mumbles a lot.
Nerdling: Oh, yeah.
Skeptic: Yeah, we can't actually find a record of him being a current ATS member.
Simon: I looked into it more deeply and I found that apparently what happened is that he was banned off years ago and no one ever told him, but through some kind of glitch in the system, he still gets to post.
Skeptic: So we just went a ahead and fixed the glitch.
NetChicken: So um, Zedd has been let go?
Skeptic: Well just a second there, professor. We uh, we fixed the *glitch*. So he won't be receiving ATS points anymore, so it will just work itself out naturally.
Simon: We always like to avoid confrontation, whenever possible. Problem solved from your end.
Have a laugh...and move along. These aren't the driods your looking for.
Originally posted by Springer
I was approached with a request to help out which I did gladly because I am able, "status" should not be confused with responsibility here.
Originally posted by BlackJackal
Damnit this is sooooo ridiculous.
We all come here and get to use this great site for free. Sure we are all asked to donate if we can and click on the google ads but we are not required to do anything. Yet still people are bitching about someone getting special privledges that they didn't get.
Springer gave a large enough amount of money to make him the third largest contributor to ATS. If my knowledge does not fail me that would put that contribution into the thousands of dollars. If I was him I would want to have a look see into what my money was being used for. I think that he is smart for doing so and it don't matter if he was approached or gave the money unsolicited it was still his money.
Remember one last damn thing. This site is owned by Simon and not by anyone protesting to this appointment to moderator. This is not a damn democracy if the owner wants to make a change the owner shall make a change.
That's not the reason for the thread about quotes. The reason is related to readability of threads, not bandwidth or storage space. Large quotes with one-line responses disrupt the visible flow, and easy readability of a long thread.
Originally posted by Voice_of Doom There's also a thread asking people not use the "quote" function so much as its depleting bandwidth and hogging space.
I'm not sure what "poor-mouthing" you're referring to. The traffic is an important benchmark for community members to take pride in what they're inovlved with.
Do you want all the traffic or not? Is the poor-mouthing just a routine
The only "grand plan" is to see how a community like this might grow when technology and bandwidth support is provided. Every change, modification, upgrade, addition, or improvement (such as BTS, points, colors, ATSNN, etc.) has been in response to what is happening within the community. Where ATS "ends up" has much more to do with what happens in the community than any direction I, Simon, or anyone else could attempt to steer. "Deny ignorance" is a theme or rallying call. You have the high-performance, high-profile, high-volume forum in which to do it. What will you do with it?
Perhaps the members should be let in on the grand plan for ATS.