posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 12:29 AM
I was just reading over this thread and I think that it is a really important issue that needs to be addressed but it needs to be done so in the
correct manner. I believe that ATS has sort of sold out, but, not in the way the OP suggests. In the past we used to have shows like ATS mix and BTS
mix and above politics... all were pretty interesting. I think the problem occurred when ATS started using visual medium for shows.
They started out really great with the documentaries but I think they've degenerated a bit with shows like the Conspiracy Chicks. The rational
behind the Conspiracy Chicks show was alright and the show was actually pretty decent, but, ATS started to try to appeal to the lowest common
denominator. It did get me using the forums more often, but, I
just think in general that the quality of the programs have dropped that were
The ads I don't really mind. I used to have a problem with MSNBC ads being featured all the time but in all honesty does it matter that much? If
ATS were to just focus on ads from alternative media people would complain about that too. It's a lose lose scenario and ATS had to make the best
out of it.
I don't think there is a problem with censorship on this site. The problem is that mods don't know what forum is appropriate for topics and they
place them based on their best judgment rather than what makes sense. I often feel like there are a number of times when I'll make a topic and I'll
post it to the alternative breaking news forum, because, it is breaking news, and I take a conspiracy angle to it. Yet, there are mods that don't
agree that it is a conspiracy so they move it to other forums. It begs the question as to what exactly a conspiracy theory is, and, what your
definition is of one.
So, I think the people here complaining about censorship probably have other issues but for the most part I don't think that it's a real issue for
the most part. I suppose that forum staff are a bit slow to responding for things. You'd think that with so many staff they would be able to reply
to complaints you send them right away. Mods take a no nonsense policy when it comes to complaints too... that I can understand.
I'm glad that this thread exists. I feel that ATS has sort of sold out, but, not for the reasons addressed by the OP.