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

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posted on Oct, 7 2010 @ 09:43 AM
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The friends feature is being reworked according to SO.

Know idea what It'll be like or if It'll keep all our friends as they are?




posted on Oct, 7 2010 @ 09:50 AM
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Cheers mate, on the ball as usual



posted on Oct, 7 2010 @ 10:24 AM
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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
It's our feeling that, back when ATS was a more wild and untamed place, the ignore function was an appropriate respite for members. However, we now have a sharp and professional staff who works hard at keeping the streets clean and the lights on. I understand it may cause some friction for those who were accustomed to negating the input of certain members, but please give it time as the ability to consider even the most abrasive contribution -- from its philosophical perspective -- is a critical component of denying ignorance and supporting free-and-open expression.

(getting off soapbox)

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posted on Oct, 7 2010 @ 11:10 AM
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I have been asking for this for as long as I have been an active member. I can now go to any of my posts and get to the exact spot in the thread and read from that point. Thank you. I fear change and it will take a bit of time to warm up to the big picture, but this one enhancement is paramount in my opinion. Thanks from the bottom of my heart



posted on Oct, 7 2010 @ 11:31 AM
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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
It's our feeling that, back when ATS was a more wild and untamed place, the ignore function was an appropriate respite for members. However, we now have a sharp and professional staff who works hard at keeping the streets clean and the lights on. I understand it may cause some friction for those who were accustomed to negating the input of certain members, but please give it time as the ability to consider even the most abrasive contribution -- from its philosophical perspective -- is a critical component of denying ignorance and supporting free-and-open expression.


I am sorry, I don't know where this was exactly posted, otherwise I would respond directly to that post.

The Ignore function is not (at least to me) a moderation tool towards other members, but a personal moderation tool to use for myself when my responses to those particular members would otherwise be less than appropriate. While I agree that the staff of ATS do quite a fine job at adequately moderating the site and creating an environment that facilitates open dialog, and free thought, there are times when particular members have an agenda to get under your skin personally, or their writing style, or mental health (in one particular instance) causes one to instead of replying in a dignified and appropriate manner, want to in a figurative way rip their heads off and scream an endless stream of obscenities down their decapitated and blood gushing throat.

Sometimes for instance, you need a break from a certain member that frequents the same threads you do. The animosity builds up between the two of you and you find that you cannot reason with that person or engage them in civil discourse, in this instance an ignore function would be preferable as you can ignore them in a civilized way, not seeing their posts and thus can discuss the thread topic in a better mindset.

The ignore feature is a useful tool to help some members remain good contributors and post in a civil and respectful manor.



posted on Oct, 7 2010 @ 01:25 PM
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Originally posted by whatukno
The Ignore function is not (at least to me) a moderation tool towards other members, but a personal moderation tool to use for myself when my responses to those particular members would otherwise be less than appropriate.

My I suggest some anger-management techniques?


But seriously...

Ignoring opinions you don't like won't make them go away... and maybe, just maybe, you might find within you the ability to respond to such opinions in a way that is both meaningful for ATS, and a learning process for you.

I think it's important, but we'll see how it works out.



posted on Oct, 7 2010 @ 01:44 PM
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Originally posted by wayno

Originally posted by blupblup
LOVIN' the fact that the "Posts" section in your profile now takes you to YOUR last post in a thread... so you can carry on where you left off.

Great job S.O.


YES!!!!!! This is something so many of us have wanted for so long.
I just tried it out. It works great!


Doesnt work for me.. All I get with atpost links are 404s..



posted on Oct, 7 2010 @ 01:47 PM
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Send me a PM with the URLs that are giving you a 404, and on which page you clicked the link that caused it.

Thanks.



posted on Oct, 7 2010 @ 01:52 PM
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Originally posted by whatukno
there are times when particular members have an agenda to get under your skin personally, or their writing style, or mental health (in one particular instance) causes one to instead of replying in a dignified and appropriate manner, want to in a figurative way rip their heads off and scream an endless stream of obscenities down their decapitated and blood gushing throat.


Yeah, it does suck when people do that, when people purposely bait, taunt, provoke and aggravate you like that.

But speaking as someone this has happened to hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of times, in real life as well as in cyberspace - the absolute best thing you can do is learn to keep your cool and not let them ruffle your feathers. If you let them get to you and you erupt into a killing rage of decapitation - then they win!

I believe there is a systematic effort to harass truthers and activists in this manner, try to get them to make a mistake and end up in jail, but you must not let them. Be the bigger man



posted on Oct, 7 2010 @ 02:00 PM
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edit on 7/10/10 by Maslo because: problem fixed, ignore the post which was here before the edit



posted on Oct, 7 2010 @ 02:12 PM
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The Chat doesnt work with Opera browser.



posted on Oct, 7 2010 @ 07:18 PM
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This hasn't happened to me before, so I am mentioning it in this thread.
I recently edited a couple of my responses that had some god awful spelling mistakes.
After editing, instead of going back to the thread, I got a screen with two identical "headers" that said the thread title. They also had the page number highlighted that my edited reponse was on, but it listed far more pages then were actually in the thread.
I had to then go back to My ATS then click on the last response to see my edited post....

Just me, or...?
edit on 10/7/2010 by Chamberf=6 because: Making sure it still does it. lol

edit on 10/7/2010 by Chamberf=6 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 7 2010 @ 10:15 PM
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Haven't seen this addressed before, sorry if I missed it. When I am reading a thread and refresh the page to see if there is a new post the page goes way out of whack, the flags and page numbers are gone, the drop down on an avatar no longers works. In order to go back to normal I have to close out the page. It does allow you to reply to a post but that is about it..Does anyone else have this problem?

Thanks



posted on Oct, 7 2010 @ 10:25 PM
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Originally posted by greeneyedleo
Am I the only who noticed (I just noticed it):



Great for those with slower connections or who do not want to see the avatars/backgrounds!


That's a really good idea, but where is it?



posted on Oct, 7 2010 @ 10:26 PM
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Originally posted by Pauligirl

Originally posted by greeneyedleo
Am I the only who noticed (I just noticed it):



Great for those with slower connections or who do not want to see the avatars/backgrounds!


That's a really good idea, but where is it?


Go to:

TOOLS
and scroll down to 2nd section
edit on October 7th 2010 by greeneyedleo because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 7 2010 @ 10:28 PM
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That happens to me too. It gets pretty annoying after the 30th time or so ...
make that the second time of the day.
After that it is beyond annoying and into what the hell is going on here?


btw post neighbor, I hope you are feeling better GEL.




Forgot, but there is another thing I have been noticing. At random seeming times a persons avatar is cut off on the left side, but then later it appears normal.

edit on 10/7/2010 by Chamberf=6 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 7 2010 @ 10:38 PM
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Thanks, didn't think it was my imagination, it doesn't happen eveytime but enough to ask what is going on here, sure it will get resolved eventually, that is the only problem I have had through this great change.



posted on Oct, 7 2010 @ 11:05 PM
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Originally posted by greeneyedleo

That's a really good idea, but where is it?


Go to:

TOOLS
and scroll down to 2nd section
edit on October 7th 2010 by greeneyedleo because: (no reason given)


Got it, thanks. I guess that's an all or nothing choice. Now if I can just figure out how to make the "top" button work...



posted on Oct, 8 2010 @ 12:39 AM
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Top doesn't work in Firefox. I guess it works in other browsers, from what I recall. Somewhere in this thread a few days back it was discussed. You can ctrl + home to get to the top but for me, that's a pain as my keyboard is usually far away from me.

I do hope the ignores come back. It was so nice to be able to read the 9/11 forum without all the fools, as I had as many of them on ignore as I could. Some people cannot play nice and that forum is the worst.



posted on Oct, 8 2010 @ 01:38 AM
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