As stated elsewhere, yes I do come here less since the aesthetic changes/upgrade transformation, not particularly because I dislike the layout in a
"use" sense, it will take a bit of getting used to, but I'm sure that will be fine.
What does get me though is the cheesy graphics that go with it, as I'm typing this I have the Conspiracy Chicks vacantly looking at me,
photoshopped-as-hell - do those girls get blemishes? - the name is down-market, they look like something from (very) lowbrow UK tv such as Ghost
Hunters, it's just embarrassing. I think the actual interface is fine now - with the changes - but the actual look ATS has gone for is really
tabloid, top right of my screen I see "PROTEST THE POPE!" - wow caps-lock guys!!! Why not go the whole hog and get the conspiracy chicks in bikinis
and they could do a Hot ATS man and woman of the month.
Perhaps the uber-lords of ATS wanted that with the hordes of new contributors we're surely getting through the farcebook debacle. I've pretty much
lost faith in the ownership of ATS, whilst I appreciate this site does take many people a lot of work and accordingly needs to be paid for, I really
think that the $$$ are being chased.
Do the site owners have time to hold down In Real Life jobs? I doubt it, so if this is their soul (sic) means of income - why the hell shouldn't they
be able to buy as many d'oh-nuts as they want... that really is fine, it just now seems that ATS is headed more in the direction of an exercise in
marketing than actual promotion of intellectual debate and research - example "PROTEST THE POPE!". Embarrassing.
As for the heavy push on comics, yeah - I won't knock the quality of the work, again though it's the promotion of it that's so glib... if we read the
ATS page left to right, as we do, it's the first thing we see - so ATS now gives priority to comic strips over debate or research, christ I can go to
4Chan if I want cartoons; sadly it also seems to be a better place for debate these days too.
Hey, just my opinion I know there'll be a slew of fanboys that will pick me to pieces - just remember:
a) I'm up for debating these points
b) I thought debate was supposed to be at the heart of ATS
c) If I don't like it get out? Well, just expressing my opinion on the OP, if you don't like the views in this thread - don't read them.
on 5/10/1010 by jokei because: Added some stuff.