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Originally posted by Banshee
The mudpit is a privledge, not a right.
If a privledge is being abused, things need to be evaluated.
Originally posted by Agent47
In the spirit of denying ignorance I have to ask what the mud pit adds to this mantra?
Originally posted by Chevy
I personally think the board is run by screaming republicans and they don't like my witty posts and continually calling Bush an idiot.... lol
Sooooooo its a conspiracy to keep me out..
Well... those "jewels" are getting all over the bottom of my shoes. The tone and style of the pit is not the tone and style of ATS. We've been getting over 100 members a day, and many new users are wandering into the pit, unaware of the "more intense" nature of the discussion, and getting flamed and disgruntled with ATS, not realizing the pit is different. So. A nominal fee. If you're an active member, this should be a problem. And after all, you still do realize it's 100% free... correct?
Originally posted by LadyCool21 it seems rather silly since the mud-pit is one of ATS's rare jewels that makes it so special;
Originally posted by LadyCool21
And you do still realise that the entrance is plastered up to the eyeballs with warning signs?
I'm not disputing the fact that ATS is the best discussion board on the web, and that Simon has created a wonderful thing by keeping it free, spoiling us ATSers. HOWEVER I am implying that the mud-pit is a a rarity, because such freedom of speech is not usually allowed on discussion boards; and yes it needs to be monitored carefully as always...but it just seems silly to 'charge' 2,500 points for something that alot of members want to do (hence why they come here) and that is to give their opinions on political matters without fear of being kicked out.
500 points is O.K if this is the plan, and I've 'purchased' access to this, but you can't use the 'it's free' card for everything, since we know this and appreciate it ALOT. But for some people newbies that can't be as 'regular' as they would like, or for someone who just wants to post on the pit occationally, or reply to a thread which they have taken a particular intrest to, that amount of points is alot. (Espeically since we now have the wonderful webmail, which alot are saving up for at 15,000)
Originally posted by NothingMakesSense
Well instead of putting a price on it why not put something in the "New menbers please read this important imformation" link at the top of each member's control panel. Something that might say "the mud pit is not the first place you should go because it does not reflect the rest of this web site"
What is going to happen is people are going to start bringing their political views into other forums because they don't want to spend thier precious points on the mud pit and so you are going to get MORE of a problem with cussing and bad flaming posts in other threads and this is already a problem, is it not?
I give this about a month before it reverts back to normal and the administration decides to try another tactic.
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
Look... you do not want me to get ugly!
Originally posted by LadyCool21
... saying that newbies go onto the Mud Pit and think it reflects the whole of the site...well as I said before it's plastered up to the eyeballs in warnings, so they'd have to be really REALLY dim and ignorant not to realise it ... having it restricted will only allow it to flow and seep even further into the rest of ATS. And if this is really going to happen, why on earth make it so 'expensive' ? Surely 500 points would be sufficient?
why on earth make it so 'expensive' ? Surely 500 points would be sufficient?