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Should Guests Be Allowed To Participate In ATS Surveys?

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posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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i think thoughs who are for violence in the movment might be in the ether younger or crowd or the soverin citzen crowd .

but i think its a good point alota folks like to talk a big game on here(internet) but when thay aculy see the police in full riot gear ,that first person geting a ther heads cracked and hauled off tends to change minds pretty quick lol




posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 03:16 PM
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Originally posted by yeahright
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Actually, there hasn't been any particular spike in membership enrollment coincident with the polls. The polls themselves were in response to a significant number of member requests to do some polling. The polls weren't some marketing plot hatched to drive revenue, although it seems no matter what we do, a set percentage sees it that way.


I in no way meant to infer it was done as a marketing ploy, rather I was thinking that increased enrollment -- ALWAYS good for business -- was a possible result, a side effect rather than the cause, of people participating in the polls.

I am not part of any 'set' as you call it.

Rather, I have a sales and marketing background and was thinking that increased promotion of the site, through a new vehicle such as these polls, would increase traffic and subsequently increase profits for ATS. Which, to me, is a GOOD thing, since it ensures the longevity of the site.



posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 04:26 PM
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I'm glad that there are some thoughtful replies to this thread. I've read all of the posts and thought about what it means to let guests participate in surveys. In retrospect, I have to be honest and say that I was feeling a little territorial about ATS, in that I didn't want "outsiders" coming in and "goofing" our polls with their sometimes extreme answers. I do want to know what the "general public" thinks about these issues, and I also want to know what ATS members think and feel. In my OP, I did say I was leaning towards thinking that non-members shouldn't participate, but that I am open to both sides of the debate. If increased traffic is ultimately good for ATS, then I'm for it ( I like this site a lot, and I want it to succeed and grow ).
When I saw the numbers, and the discrepancy between the two camps, I couldn't help but feel that the guests were just giving dishonest answers for fun or mischief. Of course, I think this makes ATS members look good, and not like fringy-nut-cases, too, so that's a positive.
After some consideration, I feel that guests participating is a good thing.



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