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External Links give ATS threads a bad look.

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posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 10:24 PM
Far be it from me to complain about this incredible site, however I call it as I see it, and the new 'external link' layouts are horrible.

The external link button logo itself is an eyesore, and the site looks cheap and nasty when reading threads - especially threads that rely on photos.

I know - you can upload them here , but how many users will simply not be bothered with the tedious uploading methods.

So a fail in this 'new' rule in my book.Two thumbs right down

Perhaps a compromise, as in posters with 2000 posts can direct link? The likes of mikesigh, zorgon and internos (amongst others) will lose the impact of not only their content, but the actual delivery.


posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 10:46 PM
It takes away from our personalities and that warmth in seeing a cute smiley or something. I agree.
That reminds me, my AVATAR is also missing and i dont know what to do.

posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 11:09 PM
reply to post by dgtempe

As far as uploading pics and Avatars...

Check this thread by one of our newest Mods!
AshleyD explains it all

posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 11:11 PM
Allowing the embedding of external images can bring about some nasty business. Imagine having someone that has embedded hundreds of perfectly fine images into their posts over a year or so suddenly going rogue on some website and then changing those images on their web space to something nasty. Suddenly that nice picture of a flower becomes something pornographic. Suppose some forum member has been inserting pictures from their web site in all their posts for years suddenly get banned because of some dispute and then they turn around and replace all those images with something nasty. That could create a nightmare for the admins, first having to search for them, and then having to remove them. And then you have the issue of images just disappearing merely because someone shuts down their web space too, and that can look ugly. Also, I never liked it when you go to a thread, and suddenly find that it's taking 10 minutes to load the page because some dude has embedded a dozen half megabyte images in their post that YOU MUST see. If I want to look at someone's silly little fake UFO photos or whatever, I'll click on the link, I don't need it all slowing me down while they load in the middle of a threaded conversation.

posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 06:46 PM

Originally posted by watchZEITGEISTnow
the site looks cheap and nasty

So true, at least give the external-image button a bit better look.

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