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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 02:55 PM
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yep, just found it lol - thought I was going a bit mental when I couldn't.

Thanks Ashley



Ex

posted on May, 28 2010 @ 10:33 PM
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Basically it is caused by their short name. Any member with 'ex' in their name will cross friends list. Like if someone was named 'Sexy45' or 'Excalibur,' then the glitch causes them to register on the friend list due to the 'root letters' although they weren't physically added.


WOW!!

I was thinking it was because I have been a member
for over five years, used to post much more than I do of late,
and made a few friends along the way.
I didn't ever realize I was just a glitch in the system.......

Ex







[edit on 5/28/2010 by Ex]



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 11:08 PM
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I didn't ever realize I was just a glitch in the system.......


Look on the bright side- not everyone on your foes list foed you either.


Seriously, though. Many have added you as a friend. It's just due to the glitch, it makes it a bit more. The whole site is undergoing redesign so you won't have to see that much longer.


Ex

posted on May, 28 2010 @ 11:25 PM
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LOL..........
Just like real life

I've been married three times now and they start out as friends
and then


Just kiddin.........maybe


[edit on 5/28/2010 by Ex]



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 11:36 PM
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If it makes thee feel any better I friended you for realsies ... didn't want to be on your list and not mean it.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:48 AM
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A question if I may.....

I'm trying to help a new member who is having trouble getting his head around the basics of using "reply" & "quote", reformatting text, trimming quotations, inserting links, etc...

I thought there was a tutorial video for some of that, but I can't find one.

Was I dreaming?

Kind regards
Maybe...maybe not



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 10:21 AM
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A few days ago I saw someone suggest ATS could start an oil spill forum, in much the same way it started a dedicated forum when swine flu erupted onto the scene. I can't find the post - I thought it might have been a BBQ thread - but I'd just like to back up what the poster said as the board is now getting inundated with related threads, and as they're spread across many forums collating them would be extremely helpful.

Perhaps a Natural & Man-Made Disasters forum?

(So ATS. Doom-lovers would probably suffer panic attacks from excitement...)



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 01:02 PM
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I'm banned from ATS Chat for using the word 'cocktail', how long will this ban last?



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 01:24 PM
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Really?

Cocktail?

I guess it depends on the context.... :shk:



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 01:26 PM
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I got to say hi...in here LF your banned and I have a gray screen and have not been able to get in for a week or so.

I blaim Noel...it has to be Noels fault...jk



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by LiveForever8
I'm banned from ATS Chat for using the word 'cocktail', how long will this ban last?


We are trying to work this out. Hold tight



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 01:37 PM
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Hey Doc


It's a conspiracy I tells ya! First you, then me.......who's next!?

Nobody is safe :shk:



Originally posted by greeneyedleo
We are trying to work this out. Hold tight


Thanking you muchly



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 01:18 AM
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[edit on 30-5-2010 by SLAYER69]



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 05:36 AM
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nevermind... seems to work now

[edit on 2010-5-30 by sandwiches]



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 07:49 AM
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First of all I would like to state that it is with much regret that I make this post, I enjoy ATS and always try to abide by the T&C and recognise that it is imperative that we have such if we are to ensure respectful debate at all times.

However, like most people there are times and on the odd occassion certain things that I don't agree with or that need clarification.

But still the T&C have to be adhered to, I understand and accept that.

What I can't accept is being ignored and brushed aside when asking legitimate questions in a respectful manner.

In a recent thead initiated by a member of staff, masqua, titled "Profanity and Censor Circumvention on the Rise" I asked why certain 'swear' words are automatically censored out and some are not and what would happen if someone uses one of the 'swear' words which isn't automatically censored out?
Surely a perfectly reasonable and legitimate question, especially considering that warnings are being handed out as a result of the subsequent enforcement of this part of T&C.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

I also stated that I fully understand the need for respectful debate at all times and that surely it depends on the intent and circumstances that a swear word is used, they can be used to great effect when wanting to express the passion one feels about a subject.
And bear in mind just how passionate most of us ATS members can get.

But I don't want to be an active member of a site that allows swearing of all kinds, anytime.

There are the odd 'swear' words that I occassionally use here on ATS, but in my humble opinion, in the right context and not in an insulting, inflammatory or derogatory manner.
Some get censorred out, some don't.

In addition Sceptic Overlord has used the odd profanity and indeed included a 'swear' word in the title of one of his threads, to great effect I may add.

During the course of thread it was also asked what internet / text abbreviations are permissable.

As stated in that thread, I don't want to be a part of a site that allows people to say 'FU' or 'STFU' etc but I don't see a problem with 'WTF' or 'PMSL' etc.
Again, it's about context in my opinion.

So to summarise it was asked if it is ok to use words not automatically censored out, if not which words are not ok to use etc and what about internet abbreviations.

Now I would have thought that clarification here would be best for all concerned ensuring consistency from all Mod's etc and making it easier for them to police and for us to post.
Pretty simple really.

Only one problem.
That would require some sort of feedback.

After initially being told that things were under discussion, despite several prompts, we received no feedback for 2 days when then being told that these things can take time etc due to 'real life' responsibilities of the staff.
I fully understand that and have no problem whatsoever with it, just would maybe like the odd post saying 'we haven't forgot about this, we're still discussing'.

Another 48 hours passed and I then again asked what was happening?

Another 'super' member of staff replied stating that No Profanity at all was allowed, they are still discussing internet abbreviations and the thread is closed!

Very abrubt and within the spirit of Deny Ignorance I must say.

Now my point is that quite reasonable and legitimate questions which arose from a staff initiated thread remain unanswered and no attempt whatsoever has been made to answer these questions.

I have got the distinct impression that the Staff are either uncomfortable or unwilling to deal with this and would prefer me to ignore the issue and let it go away.

Unfortunately I will not.

Whatever the answer is I will abide with it, whether I like it or not is irrelevant.

But a 'No Profanity at all on ATS' statement is not answering the question.

And I fail to see why there is such reluctance in answering such legitimate questions and why such an arrogant, condescending tone was required.

All that is being asked for is clarification and transparency, surely that is within the scope of 'Deny Ignorance'?



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 08:34 AM
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Since I can't Star your post, I'll simply add that I agree with the majority of your sentiment. At times, I too allow my self to be frustrated with "the way things are" here.

Inasmuch as there are rules here, they don't always apply to everyone and at times ATS seems like a private sandbox where others are invited to play until things get dicey. Then it becomes abundantly apparent who wields power, Owners and Mods. Most often they lead by example but on occasion there is a do as I say, not as I do approach. For as many issues here that were not ever resolved to my satisfaction, I can think of twice as many that were. (Suggestions ignored, Posts deleted, Threads closed or moved, having my complaints made public etc.)

IMO, it is an imperfect process/system that strives for fairness/uniformity but sometimes falls short. There is continuous refinement / enhancement / improvement. But I continue to return as long as the "pros" outweigh the "cons" or I take that final swan dive into the ban pool.

Oooopppsss, just exceeded my cliché quota. Sorry.

I had better
(stfu)


[edit on 30-5-2010 by kinda kurious]



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 10:50 AM
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I have a question, where is this store at where you can buy things with your ats/bts points? I cannot find it no matter how hard i looked..thanks..the button at the top just takes me to a book by Jim Maars.......



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 10:52 AM
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Click on the "member tools" icon, which has an ATS Store option.



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by baddmove
I have a question, where is this store at where you can buy things with your ats/bts points? I cannot find it no matter how hard i looked..thanks..the button at the top just takes me to a book by Jim Maars.......


ATS store

It buys some custom stuff (font colors, more U2U storage, etc) for your profile.



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 10:56 AM
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Ahhhh, there it is..

thank you and you too GEL!!



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