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ATS is Almost Fully Dollarized

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posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:10 PM
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So far, ATS points currency in circulation..6705718

ATS Population.........5304

Per Capita Points.....1264

Now we have a store to purchace items of interest using the ATS currency of choice.

Unfortunatly, these are one time purchaces on non-expiring assets, and do nothing to promote proper circulation of the currency.

So even though the ATS community is effectively dollarized, there are no consumables in the store to promote continued spending, enabling for the 'full-circle' of dollarization to occur.

(For those of you who have happened thru a few of my other posts, you know what I am eluding to.)

Although the per capita value is rather low at 1264 per member, I would expect the actual value to be significantly higher among the posting members and active accounts.

So I am beginning to think that something needs to be added to the store. Something to support proper circulation, and maybe give some meaning to those with a pile of points. Something consumable that expires or is a single use one-shot item with much interest and demand.

(My concern would be the advent of the Euro, may take away the purchasing power of the ATS bill....
jk)


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posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:12 PM
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I dont Get it?

What is there to spend points on anyway? is that how you get into the Locked Forum?



posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:14 PM
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Yeah... that post kinda confused me to... maybe I'm not reading it close enough?



posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:17 PM
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yeah, there isn't much to buy once it's all be bought... but what else could be bought? some ATS apparral perhaps? only at highly exorbant rates though... like say, 15,000 ATS points for one used sock of a mod?



posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:18 PM
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If you click on the Member Center link at the top nav bar, you will see the store link in the left pane of your member center.

Click on it and see the sale items.



posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:18 PM
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I have been looking for something new for awhile as well, I dont know what could be added that wouldnt cost "money" but having another item is definately a long time in the making.

Smirk, BTW , nice colors.


[Edited on 16-2-2004 by Dreamz]



posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:19 PM
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How about T-shirts and Mugs?




posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:20 PM
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When are the changes supposed to be made... Cuz the store lin looks the same to me.



posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:23 PM
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Ha Ha! Funny but I brought this issue up in a related way some time ago.

I think I was in a thread where I had mentioned MA and his large amount of ATS points. But at that time I had quite a lot less than him, now the gap is not that much. I may be the third person here to hit 100,000 points after MA, the dearly departed Dr., and then myself.

But I agree with the concept, we could employ people to do certain things or even undertake projects? who knows? I think the currency is important, why not make this a cyber community of sorts? there are numerous ways to express this concept.



posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:24 PM
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Well, the next logical system to implement is an ATS welfare system, where the larger point holders are raped of their points and the lessers share the stores by making sure they don't post - or at least pretend not to post when they are posting.



posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:26 PM
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HEY! An ATS points tax! hmmmm.....



posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:27 PM
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Valhall,

I'm not into welfare myself but I do believe in sponsorship.



posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:29 PM
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Neo, do you realize you average 32 posts a day!!!!!



posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:31 PM
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A tax per post could be beneficial to the great ATS economy.

Just think, it could be some type of stepped tax system.

For instance, people with 30+ posts per day could actually start going backwards in point totals!



posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:32 PM
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Originally posted by Valhall
For instance, people with 30+ posts per day could actually start going backwards in point totals!


Reference to my previous post I presume.


Sounds good to me.



posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:32 PM
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Hmmm, Wouldnt people stop posting if the points got took away when they posted?



posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:32 PM
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how exactly would an ATS points tax work?



posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:39 PM
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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
HEY! An ATS points tax!


hmmmm.....



NOOOOO !!!

Thats not what I mean !



posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:40 PM
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Isnt a Tax system based on paying for a service?

Maybe it could work, if people got payed points for a job and moderators got payed from the tax?

you know, Like a member gets a job working for the news section?



posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 08:40 PM
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Valhall,

I assume that you have a problem with me somehow?



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