posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 11:14 PM
In the good 'ole days before the ATS 2010 changes went into effect, a member who achieved Bronze level contributor status was awarded the sweetest
gift that the powers that be here at ATS had it in their power to bestow upon a member; they were allowed to view the site without all those annoying
ads and the result was pure bliss.
After the 2010 changes went into effect, I noticed that the ads came back for a while and quite a few members griped in the updates thread but, nobody
ever got any answers about it from the mods or the ownership about what was going on. All inquiries into the subject were blatantly ignored.
After a time, I noticed that the ads had, once again, gone away and I was able to enjoy ATS to its fullest again, so it seems that members of a
certain contribution level have gained back their privileged status.
With the 2010 changes, ATS threw out the old contributor levels and replaced them with the new WATS and Karma scores.
I was wondering what the newer members had to do in order to receive this benefit or if it was even still possible for new members to receive the
privilege of ATS without the ads?
It makes sense to reward members who contribute consistently to ATS because it is the member's contributions which bring in the big bucks for the
ownership of this site. I thought it would be good to let those newer members know what were the benefits of contributing to the site and how to get
there in order to give them something to shoot for.