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Time For An Omit Oil Spill Feature? Oil Spill Forum?

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posted on May, 24 2010 @ 03:56 PM
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This might be completely useless with the roll out of ATS 2010, however I thought I would put it up for discussion.

We all see the 20 or 10000 threads that get created everyday about the Oil Spill, perhaps we should have it's own section, and much like the Swine Flu last year, a way of ommiting the threads in the Recent Pages list?

What are your thoughts?

~Keeper




posted on May, 24 2010 @ 04:11 PM
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There a lot of different threads...it would be much easier for all of the anti-bad spill people and the pro-doom spill people to be in one.



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 04:19 PM
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I have to agree. Oil spill and N Korea both seem to be popping up everywhere. One thing that would be nice, but it may be a pain to implement would be an ignore button for threads, sort of like we have for members.



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 04:26 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
....a way of ommiting the threads in the Recent Pages list?


I don't think a dedicated forum would accomplish this. They still would appear in the Recent Pages list, no?



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 04:29 PM
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Done!


Gulf of Mexico BP Oil Spill Watch 2010

Now let's see if it works.


[edit on 5/24/2010 by UberL33t]



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 04:41 PM
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Instead of an omit feature for "oil spill" or for any of the existing omit options, could we simply have a customizable feature that allows us to pick and choose exactly which forums we want to show up on the "recent news"?

I wish I could omit several categories from my view....and my temptation to interject snarky comments towards.

[edit on 24-5-2010 by Aggie Man]



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 04:54 PM
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Originally posted by loam
reply to post by tothetenthpower
 



Originally posted by tothetenthpower
....a way of ommiting the threads in the Recent Pages list?


I don't think a dedicated forum would accomplish this. They still would appear in the Recent Pages list, no?



Your right about that, but it's the only way to omit the threads like the Swine flue from last year, they created a section for it and then put in the ommit button



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 05:33 PM
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If the gulf had an omit oil spill feature it would make clean up easier, yes?

Did anyone even try 'Ctrl + Z'?



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 11:17 PM
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Sry tttp

I didn't see your thread

Flagged and would have stared!

topic....where's the new sticky?

[edit on 29-5-2010 by whaaa]



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 04:53 PM
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I'm for a separate forum for oil based threads. Why don't they us the peak oil forum.
I never looked at it but a rename would be easy right ? Like : Fossil fuel forum.

I don't mind a ll the threads that show up in the new thread list.

In my ATS however you can subscribe to the forums you like and the top threads on that forum will be listed on my ATS right ? I assume this list is the same for everybody.

I recently posted two threads on fragile Earth which I put great effort in. One of them I'm very compassionate about. But you need a minute reply deal going on to stay in the list for more then a few hours. I feel like it would be better for the forum. For the Oil calamity fans and for those interested in our fragile world instead of the ooze it leaks.

Just my two cents.



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 08:09 PM
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Multiple new threads everyday dominate the Fragile Earth forum alone. Other environmental issues are pushed right out and 'ignored'. Every new development or online photo journal prompts a new thread...

I was thinking it could be merged with the old (I assume to now be defunct) Katrina forum. It's all devastating the same area as Katrina, and Katrina was an ecological disaster. Arguably even worse with the oil leaks, destroyed oil platforms, and more importantly the massive amounts of synthetic chemicals that oozed up out of everyone's automobiles and homes.

I and others have suggested a "Watch" thread (even for certain data types related to the issue), but that idea has failed catastrophically. There's a massive propaganda effort being spun heavily by environmentalist types with this issue, and until at least the gusher is 100% stopped a variety of new threads will be started daily across the website.

And people will keep starting new threads about the issue of it having its own forum:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

It would also be a good place for other threads that have been popping up related to the 'other sins' of BP. I have at least one, as do many others on separate points. BP conspiracies (including other crimes, not limited to overthrowing the government of Iran) shouldn't necessarily be in Fragile Earth, but at the time being that's the 'best' place for many of them under the circumstances.

NOTE: The longer this is avoided the harder it will be to note and then move all of the relevant threads about the spill and BP.

[edit on 8-6-2010 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 08:21 PM
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Thanks for the support kids.

I'm told by my little bird that the staff are discussing the issue and we might have an answer sooner than we think.

Keep your fingers crossed.

~Keeper



posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 04:39 PM
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And the endless spamming of the site continues. A new thread I just saw had to be started with basically just a picture of a wave with some oil droplets in it.

Apparently we need a thread or more for every single possible minute detail of everything that could possibly have anything to do with oil, oil spills, the Gulf of Mexico or BP including any new photo, press release, 'I just saw "_____" watching the ROV feeds', tidal shift, new localized oil landfall (the Gulf Coast is a HUGE place), satellite image, or etc.

The thing about this is it isn't going away any time soon. Like with Global Warming it's a constant as well, but even Climategate only had the amps turned up for maybe 2 or 3 weeks. After that died down there was still room for other environmental issues. The Gulf Gusher "cap" STILL LEAKS (which is an outrage), and there's no hope for any improvements from the current norm until at least August.

[edit on 12-6-2010 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 05:53 AM
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Fragile Earth has been dominated by GOM threads and has become difficult to find the "normal" FE topics. The issue deserves its own forum for the same reasons (I assume) Katrina got its own.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:57 PM
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The new Deepwater Disaster Forum is up and running.


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