Great work guys. You are the classiest alternative news discussion forum on the web.
I still think one thing is lacking though. Why do people post threads? Because they want to be noticed, and get some feedback on what they think.
People respond to also post their own thoughts on what the original thread was about, or offer something new, again to be noticed.,to make a
People want to feel like their posts and opinions are making a difference in this world.
After all, who doesn't want to be acknowledged as a part of a bigger whole.
I want to tell people, "Hey, this is what I found, or, this is what I believe, and if you agree, tell me so" And if you don't agree, that's
ok...we all can't have the same beliefs and opinions on everything.
But when I see my posts and no acknowledgment of how I did, or what others think about it, I lose much of my drive to post.
So, how do you propose to let all the posters know that they are making a difference on ATS?
Why not allow all the members a certain amount of votes per thread to vote posts up or down. That is making a difference to me.
If I see something some member spent hours on, and I like it, I would like to vote that thread up.
Likewise, if I see some crazy crap that I totally disagree with, I would like to be able to vote that thread down.
Then, when I log on to ATS, I would always start with the most popular threads voted on for that day.
I know this gets old, but damn it...I just want to make a difference, even if it's just that one little thing I can do...cast my vote.