posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 12:32 PM
It's technically unfeasible. ATS is a complex system. Posts in threads are tied to the accounts. It's part of the structure. If you physically deleted
an account there would no longer be an account associated with the post. Who even knows what would happen? You already SAID what you did in a post
publicly. Just like real life, you can't take back your words. Further, deleting accounts is work. When you say "Delete my account" you are saying, "I
want you to do work for me." Administrators have enough work to do already. They don't need another daily task just because you have a bee in your
In terms of advertisers being impressed, that just shows your ignorance. You don't have a clue about how advertising works. Advertisers aren't stupid,
and they don't care about how many members there are. All they care about is click rate, how many people they attract, which includeds anonymous users
as well. Given that they see more ads, they are likely more valuable than Phage, who, I'll bet, NEVER clicks on an ad. If you look at the site
statistics, only 55% of the members have ever posted anything. Of the 144,000 who have posted, 110,000 have fewer than 20 posts. In other words, the
vast majority of traffic is generated by 13% of the users. Only 2% of the users have over 500 posts.
But, as ususal, ATS members display how ignorant they are by postulating that ATS somehow makes more money because they have zombie accounts that
inflate their statistics. If ATS were REALLY interested in total account numbers to impress someone, they wouldn't readily admit that only 55% of
members have ever posted. They wouldn;t be advertising that 87% of their registered users have posted less than 20 times total. Those are negative
statistics. Those people, 87% of the registered ones, are not contributing anything useful to the site. What you have here on ATS is about 5,000
active users. Everyone else is just hanging on for the ride.
So the bottom line is that it's not about you. Statistically, 87% of you are not all that important and no one can tell whether you're here or not.
Your contribution has been minimal, inconsequential, and you won't be missed. So if you don;t like theplace, just leave.
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schuyler because: (no reason given)