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Originally posted by Ramadwarf Philes
If you think that an online petition will help, or be a step in the progression of saving this site, and many others, then there's no way I'm not in.
This is a brilliant website, without which the time that I spend on the net would be so boring in comparison to what it is with it. Anyway what I'm saying is I, along with so many others, love this website. It's full of fantastic ideas and absolutely great people; to see it go would be a real shame.
Ramadwarf on saving ATS
Originally posted by Alethea
Everyone just seems to jump to the conclusion that ATS will go off the air if they don't sign a petition to try to stop "something".
Why aren't people even discussing the effectiveness of petitions? How many petitions have ever changed results? How many peaceful protests, petitions, or marches, have ever stopped a war...or even a bill from being passed? What could be the reprocussions in giving up your anonimity to sign? How much of your private info is required in order to be a legitimate petition?
Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Have you seen what a chokehold on advertising revenue has done to newspapers?
Originally posted by gYvMessanger
However the problems created by ads from this site over the last year have been severe. I had virus attacks from this site via your ads which caused serious damage in terms of data and time loss on my side.
I understand that isnt the problem your raising but I bring this to your attention exactly because you should have direct advertising in my opinion, considering the number of unique hits this site is worth per day. I find it very hard to believe that it would not generate more money for you than your current system, even though would require you to take on additional paid staff to find clients.
The current way the third party ad houses are taking over the internet has to be checked. You shouldn't have the right to install anything in my browser without checking with me first.
Times change, people have to change with them.
I would support a paid membership for this site with zero adds.
However, users of websites (YOU) who are concerned about the possible loss of the independent web deserve to be noticed and heard. If we (ATS) were to organize an online petition effort, would you support that?