posted on Nov, 16 2009 @ 07:33 PM
reply to post by Agent-ATS
So, let's suppose that I'm a little upset with Metallica over the whole Napster thing; can me and a few million others send our CDs back to
Metallica so that they can no longer advertise however many times they have gone platinum?
Or if you write a book cooperatively with 9 other ATS members and have it published- it's out there on the store shelves- and you then decide you
need to distance yourself from that group for some reason, can you ask them to go out to all the bookstores and libraries and redact all of your
content, no matter how badly it damages the context of what remains, despite the agreements you've made previously with the other writers and the
ATS brought in the members- that's a legit statistic. If they all stop coming back, the membership number doesn't fool anyone. Quantcast knows what
perentage of our hits are one-timers and what percent are addicts, how many hits we have etc- nobody is just saying, "wow, i bet all those members
log in every day, lets pay ATS a lot of money without seeing the traffic data!"
And, those members interact. Individually they just create posts, but cooperatively they create DISCUSSIONS. And when you start removing posts, you
damage the discussion, which wouldn't be fair to the other members. So everyone agrees to allow their content to be displayed.
On ATS and pretty much everywhere else in the world, a person is welcome to change their mind about the present and future of their interactions with
others, but what a person has already done normally remains fixed.