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Originally posted by Rasobasi420
I'm pretty sure that the things discussed by SO (Bill) in this thread are no longer in practice
Now, with the idea that 'you can come on in, as long as you don't violate the T&C' is reducing that quality of membership.
But the higher the membership and the more threads create the more 'hits' the site gains on web searches, and the more ad revenue it gains, right?
That's always been the way I've seen it. And if that is moderately correct, does that mean that the quality of the threads doesn't necessarily matter, as long as it has more pages, and the possibility of hitting certain key words in google searches.
If we wanted to sell out, the fastest route would be to remove all "edgy" topics that make people uncomfortable.
Originally posted by Astyanax
Am I wrong?
Originally posted by lucid eyes
Ive been reading this Forum since 2003, and every few months someone who is bored and/or frustrated will come up with "ATS is selling out" or some other BS.
Instead of contributing their own threads or remaining silent, they bash the place, ignorant of the fact that it is their own threads that make this place what it is or is not.
Get a clue, get a life.
Originally posted by Crakeur
Unfortunately, that pesky freedom of speech thing forces us to allow many of the posts that the staff would love to remove. We do our best to remove the blatant, obvious hate filled messages and I'm sure some do slip thru the cracks but, when someone says "(insert group) is the cause of all things bad" we tend to let them slide as the discussion of this so called conspiracy can serve to enlighten and there is no better way to combat hatred and ignorance than by speaking out against it with facts and data.
Originally posted by clay2 baraka
Currently any ATS member is allowed to start as many threads as they want as long as topic contains just the slightest variation. In actuality the threads are essentialy cloned. Some members are exploiting this loophole as a means of controlling and limiting the debate.
Originally posted by no name needed
reply to post by Rasobasi420
So are you presuming yourself to be quality rather than quantity...just because you were here first
. Get over yourself please...if you don't like it, then perhaps it is time for YOU to leave!