reply to post by gps777
I would be happier if ATS had an ad in its place selling mugs and T shirts etc and I`d hope they make a dollar for it.
You know in fact they do sell Mugs and T shirts on this site, I hope that long time members buy these. I know I want to buy a couple of things but im
a broke mo fo.
In the GEAR
tab at the very top of every page is the ATS gear store
where members can actually purchase merchandise with spiffy ATS logos on em.
Anyway, yes again suprisingly ATS is a business, they have a business plan. They in fact are here not only to allow us the means to have our theories
heard across a wide audiance, they also want to make a profit in doing so. This isnt a wrong thing to do.
The Amigos have sunk there lives into this venture. For what? because they have a product they believe in. They have a website that is viewed by
thousands and thousands of people levery day. Because they have a product that is proving successfull does not mean they have sold out, it doesn't
make this a bad place. It means that they have created a product that is wanted. They should succeed in this buisness. Instead of charging members for
the privilage of posting content online, they do that for free and get revinue from advertisers via the google
network. Hoepfully on the per-impression kind of advertising.
Now, they have come out with a book, yes a book, a book created by a member, about this site. A book with content from this site. They want to reach
the largest audiance they possibly can, to read your
work. a book that can reach an audiance perhaps that don't go online very often.
Your posts and threads drive this business, without you there would be no ATS. This advertising is also a thank you to
who has created a lot of good material on this site. Jim Marrs is an old school conspiracy
theorist, one of the best researchers in the business. A professional.
A coloabrative effort like this should be lauded, not condemned. This is a great thing, I wholeheartedly thank Mr. Marrs and the Amigos for their
efforts in creating this website, and having the absolute dedication they have to making this site the best place to find and discuss issues that are
important to people who think for themselves.
Can someone answer my question about the thread tagging gone missing now?
[edit on 9/18/2008 by whatukno]