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posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by jinx880101

I set it at that in my account settings but when I hit submit- It automatically sets it to GMT+4:30.....

1. Set your timezone in your account settings
2. Hit submit
3. Ignore the fact that it now looks like the timezone is "wrong", as it's an illusion. So don't hit submit again, unless you re-enter your correct timezone first.

After step 2, you may check that it's correct by checking the time on a recent post.

You only set your timezone in your account settings, but you can't see what timezone you have set. It's a bit inconvenient, I know, but that's the way it is (it's a bug). Hope it helps




posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 02:58 PM
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Testing testing

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Okay cool- It's suppose to be GMT+2 but that's an hour ahead... set it now at GMT+1... So, now I'm only a couple minutes behind.

It's good enough!

Thanks Hellmutt.


[edit on 21/04/10 by jinx880101]



posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 03:45 AM
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Hi all-

On behalf of all members who have been treated unfairly. (IMO)

I hope I'm not overstepping any boundaries here-
I would like to know what the 'regulations' are on post banning members-

I did read the 9-11 thread update that states a member can be post banned immediately without warning...and I'm assuming even though it does not apply to all the forums that moderators are still able to do this where they see fit- according to their opinion.

I am not questioning the authority of the mods- I know they can pretty much do as they please...

But I feel that surely, the members that gets post-banned (especially for something that's petty & not that serious at all) should at least be given a time frame for how long they aren't able to post. I have never heard of members being post-banned indefinitely- and then being ignored by staff when requesting a time period.

I, as well as these members- would appreciate a decent explanation. No one likes to be left hanging.

I know you guys do things the way you see fit- but there comes a point where it becomes completely personal and unnecessary.

Hope I didn't anger anyone by posting this- if I did and I end up in the same shoes as these other members- then so be it...

I just can't sit idly by and see members that actually build this site and contribute to it's growth- be treated this way... At the very least- I feel they are owed an explanation or time period- at the very least.

Sincerely.



posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 06:46 AM
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Originally posted by jinx880101
But I feel that surely, the members that gets post-banned (especially for something that's petty & not that serious at all) should at least be given a time frame for how long they aren't able to post. I have never heard of members being post-banned indefinitely- and then being ignored by staff when requesting a time period.

I, as well as these members- would appreciate a decent explanation. No one likes to be left hanging.


No one gets left hanging - and, frankly, no one gets post banned for things that are "petty and not that serious at all"

Despite what people may want to claim, anyone who is post banned is contacted and told that they have been.

The time frame for coming off a post ban is entirely down to the person who has been banned. As staff we will ask, and look for assurances that the issue that caused the post ban does not happen again. If we can get those assurances the ban is usually lifted as soon as possible and a time frame given.

If the U2U about the post ban is met with abuse, out and out obtuseness and a failure to accept that the reason for the ban is the fault of the poster in question - because, and its hard truth, each individual poster is responsible for what they choose to put on ATS - the ban may be left on until a cooler head has prevailed.

Continued abuse and spamming of other moderators over an issue is most certainly not a way to get a post ban lifted.

At the point where abuse and attempts at manipulation starts, patience stops.

It is most certainly not down to the staff to wet nurse someones ego down to a level where they start being civil again. Anyone who posts on ATS has the intelligence to understand what civil conversation is.

And - as is often repeated and never apparently understood, every staff member is aware of every action taken by other staff on ATS. No one staff member operates in a vaccum.

Very, very rarely a mistake may be made and a ban not lifted. Staff are all volunteers and sometimes we cannot get onto the board to discuss and confirm actions because of our private lives. Such mistakes are corrected as soon as possible.



posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 10:03 AM
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Originally posted by areyosicker
You should be able to buy stocks of ATS for the ATS points. I wouldn't mine owning a chunk of this pie.


Or trade the points for stickers, mugs, t-shirts, caps, etc....

ATS brand tinfoil maybe?



posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 11:50 AM
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Originally posted by Signals

Or trade the points for stickers, mugs, t-shirts, caps, etc....

ATS brand tinfoil maybe?


AH, the mystical tinfoil hat. The most important weapon in a conspirators collection.



posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 06:28 PM
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGG !!!


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Ohh... I just deleted all my subscriptions.
Can anyone please tell me if it's possible to get them back ?

Please...?

[edit on 4/22/2010 by Sinter Klaas]



posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 06:42 PM
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Agh, what a bummer!

There may be a better way, but I think what I'd do is go through my "recent posts" page on my profile, and just click on each thread, resubscribe to each, and try to rebuild the subscriptions list that way. I'd miss any threads that I'm subscribed to but haven't posted in, but at least it would be better than having them all gone



posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 06:47 PM
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Thank you for your quick response


I thought of it but I still hope there is another way.

Geez... I had about 30 subscriptions. I've deleted one on occasion by accident but this... This is to much.




posted on Apr, 22 2010 @ 07:13 PM
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I have an issue... er... issue/question... Hope this is the correct place for it...

When does a thread become a rant?

I had a recent thread moved from the main forums to BTS rant section... I must say that the Mod involved was extremely helpful, polite and courteous... so i have absolutely no issue there... and i do respect their decision and believe that the Mod was acting completely in what they believed was best for ATS.

However, even after debating on the subject i could not agree that the thread was a rant... It started as a rant... but that was meant to be ironic satire of the topic... the thread then went on to explain my true feelings on the issue... so i guess you could say that it started as a mock rant


I've now confused myself lol

It’s late... i just wondered if there is anywhere that defines what a rant is... I have deliberately posted in the rant section before and it’s normally when i just want to blow off steam with no real point...

thanks



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 08:08 AM
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Like most things, it's subjective. Many threads could fit into more than one forum. What we attempt to do is to ensure threads are located in the most appropriate forum for the topic. It not only maximizes the likelihood that someone interested in the topic will find the thread, but keeps the forums less cluttered with the threads that don't really fit. It certainly isn't an exact science.

If the focal point of the thread seems to be someone complaining, fed up about something, tired of something, disgusted about something, you know, ... ranting... it could end up in the Rant forum.

It can admittedly be a fine line. We make a call based upon what the premise of the thread appears to be. If the point of the thread is primarily a Rant, that's where it goes.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 04:35 PM
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Hi ATS.

Is there any way to turn people in my list of Enemies back into Friends?

There's like a few million people in my list of Enemies I'd really like to turn back into Friends, is it even possible???



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 04:38 PM
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Yes there is.

In front of your friends and foes is a red x. Click it. and it will remove them from your friend or foe list. After this you can friend or foe them again.

Edit.

You only got two friends and one foe ?


[edit on 4/23/2010 by Sinter Klaas]



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 04:39 PM
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Ummm... You have no enemies selected, and only two friends...

That is unless you have a separate enemies list like Nixon, and we can't help you with that...




posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 07:19 PM
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Thanks for replying yeahright... i guess it is sometimes a difficult one to call... i'll just chalk it up to experience... it’s a shame though... wasn’t a bad little thread



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 10:10 PM
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Just wondering.....

If a member gets a whole lot of flags for a thread that turns out to be a hoax, do they get to "keep" the flags when the thread is assigned to the hoax forum?

Kind regards
Maybe...maybe not



posted on Apr, 24 2010 @ 05:35 PM
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If you scope out a few threads in the Hoax forum, find some by members with few thread starts, look at the list of their threads on the profile and tally up the flags they've been awarded, I'd say you could support the notion mathematically that hoaxed threads do not contribute to your flag total.

You're welcome.



posted on Apr, 24 2010 @ 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by MrDesolate
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If you scope out a few threads in the Hoax forum, find some by members with few thread starts, look at the list of their threads on the profile and tally up the flags they've been awarded, I'd say you could support the notion mathematically that hoaxed threads do not contribute to your flag total.
You're welcome.


MrDesolate.....

I just tried your theory on this member:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

He still gets the flags for the hoax thread.

In fact as I think about it some more.....a thread that exposes a hoax deserves to be flagged.

OK.....I've answered my question.

The answer is, it was a stupid question!




posted on Apr, 24 2010 @ 10:43 PM
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Actually, I think it is a GREAT QUESTION. I believe the Flags should be REVOKED.

Any Stars can be contributed to my Constellation ReAllocation Program (C.R.A.P.)
I will be happy to recycle and provide a new home.



posted on Apr, 24 2010 @ 11:23 PM
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Originally posted by kinda kurious
reply to post by Maybe...maybe not
 


Actually, I think it is a GREAT QUESTION. I believe the Flags should be REVOKED.

Any Stars can be contributed to my Constellation ReAllocation Program (C.R.A.P.)
I will be happy to recycle and provide a new home.



Kinda kurious.....

That's what I thought at first, but I changed my mind.

Have a look at this thread of mine:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

That deserved to exposed as a hoax & I believe we need to encourage that sort of thing.

What do you think?

Kind regards
Maybe...maybe not



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