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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
I am a little amused by this thread.
Thanks for discussion and the great website SO.
Using the old I'll sue threat isn't very nice. Sheesh.
Originally posted by Springer
reply to post by PrisonerOfSociety
The only subterfuge that happened was the spamming of links on our site and the abuse of our U2U system trying to recruit our membership and steal our traffic.
The lack of class and ethics is squarely on the shoulders of those who seek to pirate, rather than EARN traffic to their website through hard work, years of sticking with it, and honest and open collaboration.
I guess if we wanted to really enforce our TAC, and be total jerks, we could have our law firm send them a bill for the advertising they got. They agreed to pay the bill when they joined the site and agreed to the TAC.
We included that clause in the TAC for "professional spam operators", not low level wannabe traffic pirates necessarily, so we have decided not to pursue this at the moment. It is certainly a remedy that is open to us should the underhanded cheating continue however.
Subterfuge in deed...
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Sorry, I can't help but laugh at this. They are (yes I know who they are) going around calling themselves "the best posters on ats"... No-one else ever called them that.
If they were really the best of the best of the best (sir!) then their new site will do just fine on its own - without having to spam ATS. (And yes we've all seen the spam, and we all hate the disgusting tactic of their spam in our threads.) Good luck to them. Surely you can't blame SO for enforcing the t&cs?
Originally posted by Doc Tesla
reply to post by lucentenigma
money is important and dont even start with all of this ATS is corrupted BS. ATS does make alot of money but its because they have a website that people are interested in going to and they reap the rewards.
if they were only in it for the money then would just ban everyone they dont like or find offensive.
your still here. that means they are allowing you to make your argument in an unbiased manner. if they remove a post then think about what you wrote and maybe you can see you were at fault too