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The SUSPENSION of illicit drugs/mind altering substance topics on ATS (The experiment failed)

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posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:16 PM
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why, we were told o choose, we did. right or wrong, that decission should stand.




posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:17 PM
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Springer,

Thank you for participating. To be honest though, to me, it's just more "sweeping under the rug". I'm no longer questioning the zero tolerance policy, but continue, as I have from the beginning, to question the justification of said policy.

"Threatened the very existence of ATS...". I have an extremely difficult time assigning any merit to that statement. Furthermore, it fails to be corroborated by Bill's expanded justifications for the policy. This whole thing should be a non-issue, and the solution (and there is one), is much simpler than anyone may imagine.

Look, you guys didn't ask the members if we thought the policy should be instituted. If you were sincerely interested in trying to make everyone happy, then this should have been done unilaterally as well. Are you really saying that you didn't see the whole 'divide & conquer' scenario resulting from the path we were put on?

My original objection to this policy still stands: How are we to discuss the topic, within the confines of the T & C, if every thread started on the topic is preemptively closed before it even gets started. Prove to me that you can run a mile in one lap on a half mile track.

The "stoner-infusion" so frequently cited, is a myth. The few such posts we do get, should be deleted, and the member banned. Instead you've chosen to throw the baby out with the bath water, and I'm sorry, but you can't claim ignorance in regard to the evolution of this thread, and the sentiments expressed herein.



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:17 PM
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No mob either, i am glad no noe is hardcore against this, but we will se, it has only been five minutes ROFL.

Congrats people


Hard work and determination prevails, now all you need to do, is more Hard work and determination!



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:17 PM
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I think we should get a leader ASAP.

nyk has said either SDog or Skeptic1

I think SDog

ravenshadow13 says Skeptic1

Maxmars, sdog, skeptic? Any thoughts?



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:18 PM
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I think it's fine, too, but the administration does have the final say. I think it will not change.



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by 27jd

Originally posted by HunkaHunka
I may wish to see many things on ATS, but ultimately I don't have a say, because I don't have any ownership. It's the same at the company I own. Sure I want to hear all the perspectives of those who might work for me, or those who might participate in communities facilitated by my company... but ultimately, it's MY company.


But their company makes money off of your ideas. You're giving them FREE ideas, and they turn around and sell them. They should NOT treat us like children, they just like every other corporate entity see us as expendable and feel comfortable that no matter who they mistreat, they will always have business. That's not true though, as many will find out.


There are no shoulds. They own the company, and we are guests... if we don't want to add user generated content, we don't have to. It's as simple as that. There will always be someone who will.

There is nothing evil about that... it's called freedom. I am free to leave ATS whenever I want, and I am also free to share whatever I want. If I post it, it belongs to ATS. If they want to delete it, they can. If they want to wrap the idea up in a book and sell it, they can do that too.

Ultimately there is nothing forcing you or I to be here, other than our own curiosity and enjoyment. The owners of ATS owe us NOTHING.



[edit on 27-2-2009 by HunkaHunka]



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Schrodingers Dog
Skeptic1
Maxmars
Americandingbat
ravenshadow13
nyk537


These members are being given immediate access to the DISC forum so that discussion can begin ASAP.



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:21 PM
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It's Official, you did it guys


Well, i think my work here is done.

Remember, take into account what many have said on this thread(suggestion wise :lol


peace out.



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:22 PM
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Thanks SkepticOverlord

I want to repeat what I said during the voting process: the committee is to represent the membership.

I for one, and I'm sure the rest of the committee, will be thrilled to receive any sort of feedback or suggestions by any of the available means here.

u2u, Leave messages on our profiles here or at MATS - whatever.



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:22 PM
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Thank you Skeptic Overlord!




I for one am simply happy to have users on a steering committee at all.

Hopefully it can help stem the issues that have ensued.



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:23 PM
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It's incredibly difficult to really discuss the real matter at hand with this off-topic vote that the mods have allowed to cruise off topic for 100 pages...you can't gauge the true member reaction with all this personal discussion. You and I agree on and clearly see through these back and forth reasons for the ban. I hate being outright lied to. Just be honest with us and tell us it's about the money.



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:24 PM
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I agree with AD. You can contact me via U2U any time. If you want my email or other contact info (AIM, MSN) you can ask via U2U and I will listen and take into consideration anything that you are willing to let me know about how you feel about certain issues.

I will do my best, I promise



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:25 PM
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And the minority rule continues, just on the other side.

And the original point becomes obsolete because now there will be a compromise between 6 people who are not speaking on behalf of the majority and the people who run the site.

I'm not against the committee, but am against how it was chosen and it just screams hypocrisy when most of us are complaining about others in life pulling the exact same crap. A community of hypocrites. Peace.

Edit: That's not a shot at the admins, either...they were more than fair. It's the self-proclaimed organizers of this vote that I take issue with.

[edit on 27-2-2009 by matth]



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:25 PM
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Good luck guys!

Do us proud


And thanks to SO for giving us this opportunity



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:25 PM
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Thanks, SO.

Any member who wants to get in touch with me with suggestions about this, just drop me a u2u.



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:25 PM
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Originally posted by 27jd
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It's incredibly difficult to really discuss the real matter at hand with this off-topic vote that the mods have allowed to cruise off topic for 100 pages...you can't gauge the true member reaction with all this personal discussion. You and I agree on and clearly see through these back and forth reasons for the ban. I hate being outright lied to. Just be honest with us and tell us it's about the money.


Why can't it simply be about what they want to create?

I'm a business owner, and I have my own style in what I want to present to those looking in. As the business owner I have that right, and have no requirements to explain myself.

The owners of ATS have this same luxury. It makes no sense to hate on them. As I said earlier.. they owe us NOTHING.



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:26 PM
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Interesting. Good luck guys!



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:26 PM
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Originally posted by 27jd
reply to post by Unit541
 


It's incredibly difficult to really discuss the real matter at hand with this off-topic vote that the mods have allowed to cruise off topic for 100 pages...you can't gauge the true member reaction with all this personal discussion. You and I agree on and clearly see through these back and forth reasons for the ban. I hate being outright lied to. Just be honest with us and tell us it's about the money.


If only it were outright lol

I am saddened by the ease at which some ATSers were manipulated... sigh...

oh well... Best not to beat a dead horse too much LOL i'll end up getting banned



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:28 PM
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K. Good for you. I'm sure there's a warm place for you on their laps.


If it's against T & C to voice my opinion on this topic, please show me. Otherwise, I still have just as much right to be here and disagree with the admin, as you do to agree with them.



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by nj2day
I am saddened by the ease at which some ATSers were manipulated... sigh...


We'll see. I know I'm not the only persistent, determined hardhead on that list.



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