posted on May, 11 2010 @ 05:43 PM
This thread has gotten so long that this is probably just a shout in the dark but......
I've had quite a few ideas re: this for a while now but never said anything.
Really, this is a good idea as long as you can still maintain your anonymity.
I say, use the profiles we have, let us keep the user names. Let us choose what information or which photographs we divulge. Allow our profiles to be
a bit more customizable. Kind of like a myspace idea (but not) you know an area where we can link things we find funny or interesting or what have
you. (sort of like a mini board for user profiles that we can use for writing, or accumulating research, or posting funny videos or what have you that
don't belong on the main boards but we still would like to share and allow users to comment. )
Perhaps introduce a better way to browse profiles. You may not even need that since more personal content on friend's profiles would give people
incentive to visit them more.
Do that, add an ATS Instant Messenger (that way people have an appropriate place for those little off topic bickerings or just general chit chat.).
This may help with keeping people on topic with threads as they can just IM those little off topic comments.
Slap a T&C on it and whala we have social networking for ATS without all the extra crap.
Take it for what you will. Just my two cents