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ATS more concerned about cash than the Truth.

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posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 01:19 PM
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reply to post by bsbray11
 


I know me 2, As I know death is not the end.




posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 01:20 PM
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reply to post by TSAisaSCAM
 


I don't understand what your getting at? What are your expectations of this site? As it is there are bunch of kids on here posting lots of BS.



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 01:22 PM
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We're not all kids, there's adults here too. Trust me. My expectations are the same as every ones... Truth seekers, denying ignorance. I'm here to rock the boat... Find the real truth. I'm a truth seeker, an Active denier of ignorance... etc.


edit on 7-12-2010 by TSAisaSCAM because: ADDed truth seeker etc



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 01:45 PM
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yes, we have advertisers who, thankfully, pay us enough to cover the cost of putting up this extremely large site. hosting a site as large as ours, with as much traffic as ours, is not cheap.

As to the censorship of your threads, I'm guessing your cure for world hunger thread was about an illegal substance which is not allowed here and the other thread, I'm guessing, is nothing more than baseless accusations about the site, much like this thread.



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 01:52 PM
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And my opinion is ....you just coudnt of thought of any other thread to start?



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 02:22 PM
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Originally posted by TSAisaSCAM
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quido eh? anyways the thread's I don't take interest in, I don't post in...

I don't understand why people want to dribble in my thread when I don't dribble in theirs!


Do you actually believe you own your own threads? Too funny. Hey, that's actually the main point in Umberto Eco's "Name of the Rose"



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 02:24 PM
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To be honest...the adds do not disturb my usage on ATS..at all.....yet. It is a great site and I am not bothered if the owner and the people that work on the site make some money of it.

The only thing that concerns me is when the advertiser start making demands about the content of the site...Which will not ever happen I hope.

I really do not know why the OP has his knickers in a twist about ATS and advertisement....

THX ATS....for not wanting my money.
edit on 7-12-2010 by zatara because: Forgot a letter to type....



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 02:30 PM
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So what is your goal with this thread?



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 02:32 PM
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I know this has already been said, but dude you just got here.

But i love you for it; I like people who stir up the old timers and fanatics on this site by questioning them.

I think it is obvious that the owners of ATS are mostly concerned with the money they make rather than the truth but that doesn’t mean they don’t care. Take a doctor for example, the doc probably really cares about his patients but if he wasn’t getting paid he wouldn’t be helping them out all that much and ATS is similar.

My time on here does not cost me any money and i don’t see any of the adverts on ATS because how much i have wrote on this site and therefore my time on ATS probably doesn’t generate any money for ATS. Even if it did i wouldn’t be bothered, ATS is actually a really good site once you get past some of the questionable decisions sometimes made by the mods ( who are mostly correct anyway)



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 02:38 PM
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post removed for serious violation of ATS Terms & Conditions



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by zatara
The only thing that concerns me is when the advertiser start making demands about the content of the site...Which will not ever happen I hope.


on the contrary, we've lost advertisers as a result of our content.



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 06:55 PM
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First off let me say thank you to Crakeur for taking the time to come and post. And as others have posted I am fine with the ads on the site they do not bother me. Also once you have put in your time and make bronze that someday I hope to make it to the ads are gone. So just get over it because my guess is you have no idea how the infrastructure of a site like this works.

Crash



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 07:01 PM
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Read through my entire post history and see if you still want to assert that ATS censors opinion. Because I can assure you, no matter how controversial I have gotten, they've yet to censor me. And I tend to be quite outspoken and controversial at times.

Aside from obscenity, outright rudeness, and blatant talk of illegal activities - ATS is open ground.

~Heff



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 07:17 PM
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Ads? What ads? You mean the stuff that should be in the two grey boxes on this site's home? Well i guess that's usefull for the siteowners to pay the bills. Seriously, your complaining about ads?



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 07:18 PM
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Let me guess. You were once banned or you are part of a competing site?

Advertising is what funds the whole Internet. Remove the ads, no more free Internet. Is that your real goal? Shut down the Internet to control speech or are you just angry when presented with idea's from all sides?



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 07:20 PM
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It's more effective to drown out the great unwashed with a bunch of butt kisser apologists than to censor them outright. This way they are marginalized and deemed whack jobs. Certain ATS "members" are notorious for this type of Neanderthal gang mentality.

Which advertisers has ATS lost and for what kind of content? Did McDonald's get pissed about the thread pertaining to the indestructible Happy Meal?



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 07:21 PM
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posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 07:25 PM
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Originally posted by Crakeur

Originally posted by zatara
The only thing that concerns me is when the advertiser start making demands about the content of the site...Which will not ever happen I hope.


on the contrary, we've lost advertisers as a result of our content.


I've often wondered about that. I'm sure you have.

Most of us realize the efforts that go into keeping this massive thing afloat. Just man-hours alone must be intimidating.



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 10:11 PM
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Is ATS's ad revenue publicaly available? I'm interested in how much the owners make off this forum.



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 11:06 PM
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There are sites like this one that guesstimate ad revenue, but I don't know how accurate they are.

websiteoutlook.com...

Then of course you have to subtract the costs of running the site which for a site the size of ATS are substantial

To the OP I have yet to be censored here, but I haven't tried talking about drugs, though I did make a post about using hemp to make rope and wondered if that would be deleted...it wasn't. But a few topics ARE forbidden...there are other sites where you can discuss those so why bother trying to discuss at a site where the topic is unwelcome?

ATS is running the show so they can set whatever rules they like.



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