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Will ATS survive?

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posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 10:16 AM
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Hey all wasn't sure where to post this.

If the stock market does completely collapse what will happen to ATS?

I have searched and found nothing that really answers this.
I would like to know IF and How the markets might affect the ATS business.




posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 10:18 AM
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With all the ads flashing on the screen you have to ask?



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 10:33 AM
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I don't think you'd see any change.

There are plenty of advertisers to go around so there won't be any issue there.

Also, ATS is not a publicly traded company so whatever happens to wall street won't really effect us here.

Now can you see some of the benefits of the user generated Eco-system?




posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 10:37 AM
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Well, if the economy goes to poot, I imagine that fewer people will elect to have the internet. While that may indeed affect postings, I doubt that it will cause ATS to close up shop.



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 10:42 AM
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reply to post by SvenTheBerserK
 


If you want to help in these difficult times, go out of you way to click on the banners as often as you can. I do that a lot.



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 11:08 AM
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Well, Springer will go back to his former career as a pole dancer..and from what I hear,Skeptic has a rather successful sheep shearing business.

The other Mods have a contingency plan to get by, forming a Jazz fusion orchestra,performing hits from Sesame Street.



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 12:33 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.




Originally posted by AGENT_T
The other Mods have a contingency plan to get by, forming a Jazz fusion orchestra,performing hits from Sesame Street.


I actually intend to take up a career as a hitman, targetting people who suggested that I was likely to be playing in a Jazz fusion orchestra





As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 12:35 PM
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Keep posting and ATS will survive


I dont think anything bad will happen soon to ATS



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 12:36 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.




Originally posted by AGENT_T
The other Mods have a contingency plan to get by, forming a Jazz fusion orchestra,performing hits from Sesame Street.


I call dibs on the tamborine!




As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 12:51 PM
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Sure it will survive..I know I am a new member but I have to say that I enjoy it and I enjoy because no matter what I read on here and alot of it has truth to it along with big portions of doo doo but I can still decide what I want to believe and even throw in my eight cents worth. We all volunteered to sign up on this website, Nobody held a gun to our collective heads or kidnapped our families and were forced to join ATS, All the rumors about this site are bravo sierra, Its just a great place for people with above average intelligence and the occasional knucklehead thrown into the mix as well to chat about their beliefs and theories and speulations. I hope to see it roll along and maybe even to see a newsletter as well.



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 12:57 PM
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Sorry, I think you get the cowbell.


To the original question: It would seem ATS's main burn is bandwidth and server costs, plus salaries. Anyone expect IT costs to skyrocket? Plus, remember SO's recent statement that ATS is now almost completely unbound from any particular co-lo's. And although I'd imagine a general depression would decrease consumer spending, those who would continue to pay for internet access and buy things online would be more likely to be financially 'above water' and still have money to spend... so online ad revenue might not drop as fast as one would expect.



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 12:58 PM
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Originally posted by AGENT_T
Well, Springer will go back to his former career as a pole dancer..


I don't know how to do the Polka...


I was a quality assurance officer for a whisky distillery before ATS.


Springer...



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 01:00 PM
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We all have to make 700 million to keep up with everyone so its
always business as usual.

Wait.. is it 700 billion.. see I forgot already.


ED: Yeah, it is 700B.
In a line from the Price is Right: "That's too much".



[edit on 9/23/2008 by TeslaandLyne]



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 04:51 PM
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Well that was an amusing read.
Thanks for the reply's.

And if everything goes to hell at least we can look to Springer for good Whiskey


And neformore for the Entertainment.

I feel better now lol thanks.

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[edit on 23-9-2008 by SvenTheBerserK]



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 04:54 PM
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Originally posted by Springer



Originally posted by AGENT_T
Well, Springer will go back to his former career as a pole dancer..


I don't know how to do the Polka...


I was a quality assurance officer for a whisky distillery before ATS.


Springer...


Thanks for that Mark..it's the first laugh I've had all day.
We have faith you guys will be around for a long time.



posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 08:02 PM
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Originally posted by SvenTheBerserK
If the stock market does completely collapse what will happen to ATS?

I would like to know IF and How the markets might affect the ATS business.

I think you have stumbled onto one of the biggest conspiracies of all time.
Did you not realise that due to the popularity and integrity of ATS the world economical crash was designed for the sole purpose of shutting ATS down.
Not only that, but the Russian georgian conflict was a direct result of a Russian member and Georgian member getting a little too heated in the debate forum.
Don't ever underestimate the effect of ATS in the world...



Originally posted by Springer
I was a quality assurance officer for a whisky distillery before ATS.

That'll answer alot of questions.....




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