posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 01:16 PM
(The dialogue is tounge in cheek but the point is real)
Ok everybody is always bitching on here about this is a conspiracy site, we should only ever discuss conspiracies, or people talk politics too much,
people talk about drugs to much.. waaaa waaaaa waaaaaa.
You know what? As the owners are probaby all too aware you cannot keep everyone happy at once. First we should probably all grow up, but since we
know that isn't going to happen anytime soon (not without someone blaming it on a plot by the PTB), maybe we should come up with a real solution that
is both good for ATS getting more members and page hits and the users.
THE REAL MEAT:
So I propose that ATS create "preferences" functionality where a user can choose like 3 or 4 preset primary interestes or choose all of the above.
By choosing their preferences it then filters all the NEW THREAD, TOP FLAGGED THREADS AND TOP POSTED THREADS on both the main board and the side
So for instance (though I am sure SO can improve on my idea) there are say 7 choices for preferences and you can chooose one or more or all and rank
So there woud be like:
I wanna read about conspiracies and argue about 911 for another years
I wanna read about crackheads
I wanna fight about politics all day and night
I wanna learn about new technology
I wanaa talk about aliens
I am an alien, indigo, meditator, and /or suffer from delusions of granduer.
I wanna see everything and I promise not to whine when I see a lot of topics I don't like
Then each member can check off what you want to see and it filters the site for you.
Would this work? Is it a technological nightmare?
One benefit for ATS. It gives you a bit more of a demographic of your users preferences for both planning for the site and for your advertisers.
Anyway just a thought.