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reply to post by carslake
Tough for sure.
My thoughts lead me back to one of SkepticOverlord's comments
Members have 100% of the editorial control over what is popular and gets notice
Maybe that's it?
Maybe we shouldn't have that control?
Distinguish between "plausible research" and "immature tosh"?
Maybe make better use of the go-light function in respect for all the talented people who bring good research to the site?.
Originally posted by cain-diedhi
However this has nothing to do with the quality of ATS and the home board threads/posts does it?
If the home board is washed out with jokers then the most popular threads will be based on the hits generated by those who find BS amusing.
It's time to face the fact that people are looking elsewhere to share info and idea's
You keep tossing this implication out... and you do seem to be a singular voice in this regard, but do you have any specific examples you'd like to point out?
This comment is getting very close to a broad-stroke insult aimed at those who contribute to ATS. Again, do you have any examples you'd like to discuss or are you satisfied with your innuendo?
I keep trying to tell you that your intimation (or is it wishful thinking) is not supported by any facts at all. In fact, one could make the clear statement that you are ignoring easily available factual information in favor of fictional fabrications. The easily available data is in the QuantCast badge at the bottom of every page. We're ranked a 4,100 and are fast-approaching the all-important 1 million absolute unique monthly visitors.
One Million monthly uniques is an incredibly significant audience for a niche content website... and these third party numbers show the opposite of your claim... they (and other numbers from Alexa, Neilson NetRatings, Comscore MediaMetrics, etc.) show ATS has grown to be the #1 destination for "alternative topics" and the gap is widening.
Originally posted by D.E.M.
I will admit that I have always wanted an "anti-flag" option that would quickly and painlessly kill off useless threads before they garner attention. You can't have flies buzzing about if you get rid of the corpse really fast now, can you?