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posted on Oct, 21 2008 @ 05:27 PM
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pffff in my days we had ethics and morals.


this new generation has a total lack of respect, it's just for the hacking itself and not to improve world wide security of networks and servers anymore.

I am sorry to hear this Springer, I hope something can be done about this in the future, because ATS without the search function is somewhat awkward and it makes this Conspiracy Cat scratching the wallpaper of his walls.


Thanks for your reply.


Grey Magic


[edit on 21-10-2008 by Grey Magic]




posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 12:12 PM
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I agree, but maybe we will get a new and improved search feature because of this, I'm not saying it's good that it happened.

I don't really have any ideas on how to improve the search feature other than adding a lazer cannon to it.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 05:13 AM
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I have a BTS issue. Probably not the most important thing as far as the site goes, but it's really bugging me.
At the beginning of 08 we saw a grand sweep of the closing of many of the "GAME" type threads in BTS.
Now I see them popping up again, and they are not being closed.
There are those of us still around that had our threads closed, even though they were quite successful, yet accepted the fact of change for the better of the site, and followed the "NO GAME THREADS" rule.
Now there are newer members starting game threads, and it's somewhat of a slap in the face to the rest of us.
I realize it's at the bottom of the ladder of importance, and I rarely complain, but to quote Dave Rabbit, This really "Chaps My Buttocks".
If the rule is slacking off, so be it. I just don't see the fairness of it all.
If you are going to create a rule for the better of the site..please, stick to it.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 06:44 AM
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Seriously, when is the time finally going to be fixed. For years we cannot set our time zones correctly as they will switch automatically...

Another issue is the anonymous posts. It seems that anonymous posts are only displayed after a regular member has posted... I figured this when looking in 'myATS' when I saw anonymous posts in certain threads, when I actually looked at the thread, no anonymous post appeared...



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 10:04 AM
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AD, have you contacted any of the mods of BTS about this? Have you "alerted" any of these threads? With over 5,400 new posts a day it's REAL hard to catch everything, especially on BTS.


If you will "alert" these threads it will make it much easier for the staff to see them and deal with them.

Springer...



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 10:39 AM
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Hi AD
. I think that part of the problem is determining the difference between what is considered a "game thread" and what may be considered a kind of fun participation thread. Some of them are quite obvious, like..."I found this game on another website...", I'm sure that's a no no, but some of these threads lay in that gray area and an OP may not consider it a game per say but just a fun thread. As I mentioned several pages back I think that there needs to be more clarity on this particular matter, what's exceptable and what's not especially now that BTS seems to be seeing more participation.

What if there was a new category to accomodate this type threads?

Rush



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 01:47 PM
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Yeah, I recently had a problem on ATS.. so I ended up contacting one of ATS's admins, and he told me to talk with one of the mods. So how do I contact a moderator around here?

This is a question to any of the mod's around here.

Thanks



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 01:50 PM
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Look at the bottom of this post. There's a button that says "send u2u". Hit it and I'll try to help you out. If it's a techie question though you might need someone else.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 01:52 PM
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Where are the views on the board? I miss them, I am one of those that used to use that in a few important ways. It is very dissapointing to have the feature gone.

Can I be u2ued about this answer? I can never find this thread when I need it.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 01:53 PM
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you can also click on any of the mod names on the left side of the board home page.

I'm surprised that an admin passed the buck. I know I do it but, in this case, it wasn't me and I thought I was the only good for nothing slacker.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 01:54 PM
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Originally posted by antar
Where are the views on the board? I miss them, I am one of those that used to use that in a few important ways. It is very dissapointing to have the feature gone.

Can I be u2ued about this answer? I can never find this thread when I need it.


Hello antar.

The "views" function was removed because it took up too much "bandwidth" without serving a clear purpose. Technical reasons.

I miss it too...we used to be able to determine if our thread is a flop (1000 views, no replies
)...but we´ll get used to doing without it I guess.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 01:55 PM
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At the top of the page, you'll see the forum name, BB&Q, click on that and when it takes you to the forum thread list look up at the top for "favourite" hit that and make the thread one of your favourites and it'll show updated threads in the forum as they come in as well as new threads.

Or you can subscribe to the thread by clicking on "subscribe" underneath the flag icon.

Hope this helps


Sorry, forgot to add that this will enable you to view subscribed or favourite forums in "myATS" which is always my first port of call



[edit on 23/10/2008 by budski]



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 01:58 PM
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ATS is very slow today.... anyone else having that problem or is it just me :S
cbx



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 01:58 PM
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Here is the post that explains the loss of page views, antar.


edit for clarity


[edit on 23/10/08 by masqua]



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 01:58 PM
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Ahhh oh well thanks guys, *sniffle* I understand.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 02:34 PM
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Thanks mods. I just needed clarification on that in case I have a problem of some sort in the future.

Thanks again



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by Springer
reply to post by AccessDenied
 

AD, have you contacted any of the mods of BTS about this? Have you "alerted" any of these threads? With over 5,400 new posts a day it's REAL hard to catch everything, especially on BTS.


If you will "alert" these threads it will make it much easier for the staff to see them and deal with them.

Springer...

Hey Mark...
Yes I have pointed out a couple. I was just wondering if it was a rule that perhaps had fallen by the wayside of importance.
I don't want to hit the alert on someone for trying to have fun. But we have a host of new moderators too. I was just thinking of a gentle reminder is all.
I hate being whiney, complainy...especially when it comes to BTS. I was going to post a link to Bill's thread on the subject if I see a new game thread pop up...
But I don't want to play Mod.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 03:54 PM
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I have no idea if the rule has gone by the wayside or not, I don't think it has though...

I suggest getting with one (or many) of the BTS Mods and discussing it. If there is another rash of repeat "post above me" threads or "bling threads" it needs to be dealt with.

I personally don't have an issue with ONE of each kind of thread going but I don't have to deal with it either.


I would point out that BTS is there for the members to have some fun (within the TAC of course)... So, if there is something fun, that isn't a management nightmare, that you would like to have available make a suggestion and see what happens.


Springer...



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 04:11 PM
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Hmm, that creates a fuzzy gray area where mods have to chose which threads stay open, and which ones do not.
All I'm suggesting, is that a definite criteria be laid out for those types of threads, so that we as members know what not to do, and the Mods can accurately deal with those threads that need to be dealt with.
Again, I know you guys are busy with UFO and Election related threads right now, so I'm not rushing the issue. I just don't want to see it get out of hand again.
Thanks for your reply Mark.



posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 04:14 PM
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Originally posted by Mdv2
Another issue is the anonymous posts. It seems that anonymous posts are only displayed after a regular member has posted... I figured this when looking in 'myATS' when I saw anonymous posts in certain threads, when I actually looked at the thread, no anonymous post appeared...


Anon Posts get vetoed first by Staff.

Until one of us either *approves* or *kills* it, it remains invisible within the thread.

They do however float around in the cyber *ether* until approval - so they do show up in the reply lists (normally the 'last reply by...' bit at the end of each thread). If you see a thread that lists a last reply as being from an Anon - but its invisible to you when you click on it - then its waiting till a Staff Member has check it and clicked the 'Live' or 'Kill' button.


Cheers.

[edit on 23-10-2008 by alien]



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