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Who Killed The Secret Societies Forum?

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posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 07:36 AM
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I have observed a sharp decline in postings to this particular forum. Just weeks ago it was regularly active with cavalcades of Masons, "anti-Masons," and interested individuals alike -- all skirmishing -- and now all but a very small minority have just up and vanished and the forum is practically snapped.

I know ATS content is member generated and I in no way insinuate that this is anything to do with the staff or ownership, but what has happened here? Perhaps a forum will randomly become quiet for equally random intervals, but I'm wondering if the Masons and anti-Masons haven't secretly met up somewhere and shot each other to bits?




posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 07:39 AM
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posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 05:11 PM
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Originally posted by Skyfloating
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[edit on 9-6-2008 by Skyfloating]


Peculiar. I see that this thread is now unclosed and that you have modified your initial response.

What's the situation, here, Skyfloating?



posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 05:28 PM
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Originally posted by Cadbury
Peculiar. I see that this thread is now unclosed and that you have modified your initial response.

What's the situation, here, Skyfloating?


Its secret



But kidding aside: The ATS Issues thread is for Issues against ATS...which is not the case here. So I was mistaken in closing it.

Nevertheless my response remains the same: Nothing big here. Every Forum experiences its seasonal ups and downs.

[edit on 9-6-2008 by Skyfloating]



posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by Skyfloating
Its secret



Cardassian!



But kidding aside: The ATS Issues thread is for Issues against ATS...which is not the case here. That means I improperly closed the thread.


It's not an issue, you're right; it's just a question about a specific forum. I considered saying this to you in a private message but then decided against it.



Nevertheless my response remains the same: Nothing big here. Every Forum experiences its seasonal ups and downs.


That is indeed an perhaps. I wrote of this in the initial posting. But still I consider the possibility that a skirmish has been fought. Opposite ends of the spectrum at opposite ends of a field.

And then the guns...



posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 05:45 PM
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Easy answer. It's coming up to summertime. People are taking vacation. Ebb and flow, happens in most forums. Aliens/UFO's seems to be exempt though.



posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 05:51 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid
Easy answer. It's coming up to summertime. People are taking vacation. Ebb and flow, happens in most forums. Aliens/UFO's seems to be exempt though.


Ah, yes. Another perhaps, Intrepid. Do you propose, then, that they were all working for the spaceships? I never understood the holiday season because, well... I never go on holiday.

P.S.

Did you manage to find out about the law regarding existing characters and the LSWC?



posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 05:53 PM
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Originally posted by Cadbury
P.S.

Did you manage to find out about the law regarding existing characters and the LSWC?


Waiting on a response. I'll shoot it to you when I know.



posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 03:18 PM
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Sure would be quite interesting to see some type of graph displaying the activity of the Secret Societies forum over the last 6-8 months.

Listen, I'm not saying I'm right, but it looks to me at this time like there has been a relatively sharp decline in postings.



posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 03:33 PM
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Err went and lost my post, so I'll make this short I have seen the forums do this, as said above it's just the flow of the site, some stats would be cool but I don't know the ins and outs of that.
I think you or others may see a decline in thread activity because, now this is just my opinion but the majority of members who post in the SS forum are American men. This is the US vacation season so I would guess there doing there thing. The UFO forum on the other hand appeals to both sexes and ages.



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some BoardStats not what you are looking for but interesting to some.

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posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 03:47 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid
Easy answer. It's coming up to summertime. People are taking vacation. Ebb and flow, happens in most forums. Aliens/UFO's seems to be exempt though.


Yeah those darn Aliens/UFO's posters are so uptight because they never take a vacation! Just kidding peepz!



posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 04:00 PM
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*shakes fist*

Those bloody masons!

Coming over here, taking over the world and killing our forum




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posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 04:07 PM
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If that was aimed at me, Infinite, then you should probably know that I'm not an "anti-mason," and that was not at all what I was implying with this thread, Sir.



posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 04:12 PM
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no, it wasn't and I really fail to see how it could be interrupted as being aimed at you or anyone



posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 04:19 PM
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Originally posted by infinite
no, it wasn't and I really fail to see how it could be interrupted as being aimed at you or anyone




Because I wrote the thread -- titled "Who Killed The Secret Societies Forum?" -- and I really don't see who else you could have been talking to, considering what you said. Were you talking to yourself, for no reason, then, Sir? Answer wisely.



posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 04:33 PM
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Well, it is not difficult to read and clearly see I wrote "those bloody masons" not "that bloody Cadbury"


Anyway, its summer time: ATS slows down.

The "snake pit" will be back up and running with masons and anti-masons flaming each other about mid August/September.



posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 04:39 PM
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Originally posted by infinite


Well, it is not difficult to read and clearly see I wrote "those bloody masons" not "that bloody Cadbury"


I'm insulted you consider me such an idiot as to lace me with something like that. I honestly am.




Anyway, its summer time: ATS slows down.

The "snake pit" will be back up and running with masons and anti-masons flaming each other about mid August/September.


ATS does indeed slow down somewhat during the summer. I've been here for 4 or perhaps even 5 of them. And I may very well be wrong in thinking there has been a decline in activity in the Secret Societies forum, I'm not denying that at all. But I noticed what I thought to be a decline and thought I'd ask a question about it anyway. I don't notice a great deal of inactivity in any other forum.



posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 05:12 PM
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As the question that initiated this thread has been answered to the best of our ability, this thread will be closed.

Cadbury, I think you really have answered your own question when you stated "member generated". ATS has it's ups and downs...


Quancast Rankings
...And as patterns can be seen throughout micro/macro illustrations, it stands to reason that the Secret Societies forum would experience similar fluctuations.

Though the image of the a West Side Story scenario playing out between the Masons and Anti's has the potential for a great satirical piece...


As for the remark made by infinite, I too agree that it is difficult to infer any malicious intent on his part. The internet is a place where inflection can be lost in the decidedly two dimensional means of expression we have available. I wish that you would reconsider your offense to what I perceive as a non personal post...


[edit on 5-7-2008 by MemoryShock]



posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 10:25 PM
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Maybe people are just too caught up in the politics of the presidential race? The two-party system, I fear, is more of an elitist and power-hungry group than most of the so-called secret societies! I for one get easily bored with the Mason-Anti-Mason bickering, though I do enjoy reasonable debate on both sides of the spectrum. As you may guess from my other interests, I am very positively inclined to so-called "occult" knowledge but I have little tolerance for conspiracies that seek to enslave mankind!



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 10:05 AM
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I see this thread has been re-opened again after it was closed (for the second time) for a month without reason or reasonable explanation. A moderator said "thread closed," closed it, but then came back and edited "thread closed" out of the post whilst leaving the thread shut! A most, most unusual behavement indeed.



Originally posted by shipovfools
Maybe people are just too caught up in the politics of the presidential race? The two-party system, I fear, is more of an elitist and power-hungry group than most of the so-called secret societies! I for one get easily bored with the Mason-Anti-Mason bickering, though I do enjoy reasonable debate on both sides of the spectrum. As you may guess from my other interests, I am very positively inclined to so-called "occult" knowledge but I have little tolerance for conspiracies that seek to enslave mankind!


Shipovfools, I'm sticking to my theory, Sir. Sorry. I still reckon both parties agreed to meet secretly and have a war, killing most of each other off with hand-bombs, guns and bayonets. It is the only logical conclusion we may draw at this time. Also, a re-enactment of the battle written and directed by Patrick Stewart (one of the sole survivors) is scheduled to begin filming in early 2010. The cast is still to be announced.

So we know from this that an event like the one I described did, indeed, occur. Stewart was there.



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