posted on Jun, 29 2008 @ 07:30 PM
Originally posted by All-Natural
Maybe ATS created a conspiracy in which once in a while they make an new user and post a hoax that will get a lot of attention. Maybe a way of keeping
ATS forums active.
This conspiracy theory makes sense and is possible.
These incidents gives life to the forum and inspiration bursts to the users. After effects usually do not leave too much of a bad taste, since users
are mostly smart enough to take it lightly, as many responses in this thread shows.
Whether these hoaxes(if this is one) are planned by a single user, or organizedly, the way ATS handles these currently is the right way I think.
Perhaps a user-friendly way to upload and add a picture to ATS server (and into the post) when creating posts would eliminate this kind of situations.
In this circumstance where someone comes to register and posts a topic and tells then to come back in 10 hours to finish the topic, the non-hoax
version is as plausible too. If you really were to get something ground-breaking in your hands, with that sensation, you could rush as quickly as
possible to let people know about it. With not much knowledge on computers, you struggle to get your picture on to your harddrive, then you go to ATS,
or perhaps search for a related forum if you werent in the scene before. Then you register to a forum and ask their help on how to get the picture
from the harddrive to others or like in this case, ask for the other ends e-mail address, as e-mail attachments are familiar. The 10h might come from
the overnight sleep, work or overnightsleep+work or other similar.. Although if it were something really groundbreaking, one could consider changing
priorities. Of course the op can expect that the moderators are not going to be seeing and ready to pass their e-mail addresses in few hours, and
concentrate on other big priority tasks in the meanwhile.