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ATS 2010 Updates Thread - #(UPDATE Nov. 10)#

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posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 08:51 PM
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The only real pet peeve are those awful backgrounds. It looks like we are using Windows 7, not a conspiracy forum. Something more in toe with the theme, would look a lot better.




posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:02 PM
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The new "give reason for the edit" box on posts strikes me as horrifying, petty and vile...

Here we are, generating content for you, for free, and you want to henpeck us with footnotes as to how and why we go about it...

Imagine living the rest of your daily activities like that, having to give a running documentary account of the details..."Well, the reason I got into the car was, because, I wanted to go to 7-11 and buy some Chee-tos...so when I got to 7-11, I went into the store, but then I realized, that I had left my car keys on the front seat, so I turned around and went back outside, and grabbed the keys just to be on the safe side..." blah-blah-blah...

The reason a poster would edit his post, is the same reason why he would post in the first place, i.e. he wants to produce/do something that reflects his will-or-desire...by interposing this automatic questioning of his desire, the poster no longer feels that he can do what he wants, just because he wants to...no, now he has to answer for it and maybe come up with a new false reason that would look better to other people...

This trends icky and slavish, boss, and is an annoying government-style dominance-and-submission-ballet, not an improvement...It will not increase joy...



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:03 PM
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You don't have to fill it out, ya know...




posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by LadySkadi
reply to post by nine-eyed-eel
 


You don't have to fill it out, ya know...



Oh contraire!


Your reason for the edit (must be filled out):



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by nine-eyed-eel
The new "give reason for the edit" box on posts strikes me as horrifying, petty and vile...

Sometimes it's just a nice courtesy to thread participants to indicate why a post was edited. Now we have a concise way to indicate why. That's all, nothing more.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:06 PM
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Love the shape of things. Site looks awesome...

SO any way you could make both the 'conspiracy tab' and 'off-topic tab' load when you press the recent posts page. This way the entire page wouldn't need to reload when you switch tabs.

Not sure if you get my meaning.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:07 PM
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Skip it and see what happens... Live a little...




posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:08 PM
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Originally posted by kinglizard
SO any way you could make both the 'conspiracy tab' and 'off-topic tab' load when you press the recent posts page.

I tested that, but felt it made the page too "heavy" (file-size) for those members still on slower connections (smaller and smaller percentage each month, but still sizable enough for consideration in items like this).



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:09 PM
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Oh I see.. Thanks bud...

edit: maybe the option could be put in the mem-center store like the low bandwidth mode. Just a thought...


edit on 9/8/2010 by kinglizard because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:10 PM
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Originally posted by LadySkadi
reply to post by EnlightenUp
 


Skip it and see what happens... Live a little...



You're telling me men won't ransack my house in the nighttime?

I dunno, it might be a plot to have me have to answer to the Coca-Cola company or something!


edit on 9/8/2010 by EnlightenUp because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:19 PM
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I'm loving the new posts format, are you planning on changing all of the icons for forums to new models? I think that would be sweet too.

Another 70%, I'm a little amazed by that number.

WATS is definitely something I'm looking forward too the most..

Edit: Also if you plan on changing the backgrounds constantly and adding new ones, why don't we open up some sort of contests for backgrounds.

I'm sure there's some talented members who could make us some awesome backgrounds.

~Keeper


edit on 9/8/2010 by tothetenthpower because: to add a silly comment



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:27 PM
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So, can you still get all the ads turned off if you get 300 flags?

I need just 10 more flags if so



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:28 PM
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Originally posted by earth2
So, can you still get all the ads turned off if you get 300 flags?

I need just 10 more flags if so


Nope, I have over 2000 and I'm seeing ads again.

I actually don't really notice them anymore..

~Keeper



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:31 PM
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Thats not fair.

Why would ATS make a rule, then take it back???



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:34 PM
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Originally posted by earth2
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Thats not fair.

Why would ATS make a rule, then take it back???


I assume it's because there's only 30% of the site back up at the moment, and that once everything important is put into play, the fine tuning will begin.

Members seeing ads isn't really at the top of the list right now I would imagine. Being the primary revenue in what I would venture is an expensive upgrade to the site.

~Keeper



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:35 PM
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True that.

Thank you!



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 09:54 PM
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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord

Originally posted by nine-eyed-eel
The new "give reason for the edit" box on posts strikes me as horrifying, petty and vile...

Sometimes it's just a nice courtesy to thread participants to indicate why a post was edited. Now we have a concise way to indicate why. That's all, nothing more.


Well it does say "Your reason for the edit (must be filled out)" it doesn't really seem as though it's optional.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 10:05 PM
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When highlighting text in a reply/comment box it doesn't allow you to highlight and scroll by dragging. Just thought I'd throw that out there.



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 10:32 PM
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Well I am having issues with the missing RECENT POSTS dilemna.

I also clicked the red (-) on the recent posts forum, and the forum disappeared. Now all that it says is

UNKNOWN COLUMN 95a

Now I have seen upthread here that people posted to go to RECENT POSTS, click on deleted thread, and so on. Well I don't seem to have that deleted thread or page numbers displayed...

Here is a screenshot of what I have, someone help...







edit on Wed Sep 8 2010 by Jbird because: (img tags)



posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 11:11 PM
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It just looks like a lot of stuff is going on everywhere on the front page.
It looks kinda tacky now, It doesn't look as clean as used to or should.
It looks like a pop-up page with lots of ads going on, hard to distinguish the actual articles
unlike before.



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