posted on Nov, 7 2010 @ 02:09 PM
reply to post by SkepticOverlord
Thank you for engaging in this conversation. I think it's great that we - random members - can engage you - the site ownership - on issues. It's
rare in such a large community that the leadership is accessible in the way that you are. This is impressive and goes a long way to show that the
leadership at ATS has the right ideas about their relationship to the community.
As far as the positive feedback you've received about the "Welcome Back" message, it's unclear to me why that's a consideration when it comes to
question of whether or not to provide an option to disable it. No one has anything to lose, and the members who would rather not receive the message
wouldn't be forced to. Perhaps this feature is one that is either really liked or really disliked. . . enough to elicit a substantial response from
both sides. It seems that this clearly the case, based on the positive feedback you received and the negative feedback we see here.
The way to make everyone happy is to give us the option to turn the feature on or off.
There is no down side to this, and it would be an enhancement to ATS that would increase overall satisfaction. No one will be less satisfied, and the
users who don't like the feature will be more satisfied. I suspect your consideration is whether or not this would be a slippery slope towards
increasing demand for making other new features optional. I understand that, and have nothing to say about it.
I've made my opinion clear and at least raised the issue, which is what I wanted to do. Please keep an eye on the thread and see what others have to
say. I have nothing more to add, but I will certainly continue to monitor the responses here.