Where Did All The "Veteran" ATS Members Disappear To?

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posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 03:44 PM
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Just curious.

By far, the majority of posts I come across are by newer members, and many with 100-500 posts. I've been a member for a little over a year, and was a lurker for years before that.

Something I've noticed, is that the more veteran members, and most respected posters who used to frequent ATS, have disappeared. I love new members, we were all new at some point, and everyone offers a different opinion or viewpoint for the most part.

But where did all the senior members go to? I miss the experiences and wisdom often passed on by them. We don't have as many well thought-out, informative posts as we used to. We still have many, and I thank those of you who do present well thought-out, informative posts, but we also have many more one-liners, and people simply trolling, or looking to just get a reaction then we did before.

Has anyone else noticed this,and does anyone know where the veterans are hiding?




posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 03:53 PM
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i been here for over a year and most of the people whos posts i used to see all the time are still here with a few notable exceptions but mostly still here,slayer for example comes out with atleast one to two threads a week ,phage usually pops up in the space and whatnot areas few others who i usually only remember by there avatars they are here ya just gotta find them



posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 03:56 PM
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It certainly is noticeable.

However, have you noticed the recent topics on here!??

Have you seen the huge influx of trolls?

it is hardly surprising that the more senior members prefer to keep their distance.

Believe me, they are here, watching, lurking in the shadows, observing yet not participating.

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posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 03:58 PM
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A variety of reasons causes people to stop posting.

Life.... ATS has changed, they have changed, they got banned, they found another site, they got bored.

And many other reasons.


It's sad ATS has lost many, many good members and gained man, many new trolls.

Oh well.


The price of progress I guess.



posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 03:59 PM
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This happens to every forum ever. Every forum I go on, after a few years begins to see a loss in original members, and then threads like this crop up. It's simple, just like irl, new generations come onto the scene, it's that simple.



posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 04:01 PM
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i often peak over at the posters registation date . i think a lota the "ATS vets" ether become Mods and are less inclined to interjecte or i suspect often thay just read threads and start them when thay see fit
i hear ya thou i misss some of the vereran posts
i know D bizzle(daddy bear) posts in survival on the reg.
andf many others



posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 04:02 PM
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yeah I don't see too many of the members. Maybe they were all raptured?




posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 04:02 PM
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I know why many of them aren't posting, but it would be a T&C violation to tell you here.




posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 04:05 PM
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yes that too... a lot of them change their user name. So sometimes a member isn't really new.



posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 04:05 PM
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Im a vet, i do watch what i say more often now though, after seeing so many comments and posts go up that just dissapear after a short time makes me believe there are some things they dont want us to see for some strange reason. Idk, i do mostly lurk.. In da shadows



posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 04:13 PM
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Or maybe their efficiency to be whistle-blowers has guaranteed them a safe place with Jobs, Gaddafi, etc, in the big bunker below... ( Not Hell, a bunker!... )

TPTB will want to know who tries to back stab them in that new micro-society, and the Old ATSers will be efficient for that!... ...

Seriously, I know some were banned a few months ago about something that was posted. Others I don't know.

Maybe they feel like they've said all there was to say?



posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 04:21 PM
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All these new memeber here are bew to alternative news and are constantly posting stories that have been discussed and only require a quick search to see.



posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 04:22 PM
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It's because new members simply discuss topics we've already discussed ad nauseam.




posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 04:26 PM
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I'm not sure but I think some of them have been removed for various reasons and/or created new accounts. Every website goes through cycles of the old vs the new, it's just a natural thing.



posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 04:34 PM
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Originally posted by ANOK
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It's because new members simply discuss topics we've already discussed ad nauseam.



This is why i've only authored one thread, which was not heavy subject matter anyway. Most things have already been posted, aside from new current event type stuff. The only question I have, though, is if you want to say something about a subject, and a thread was started on it a year ago, who is really going to see it if I post there?
edit on 22-10-2011 by notquiteright because: data entry error



posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 04:34 PM
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I was wondering the same thing. Even if you don't personally remember some of the older members who always had something great to share, simply rifling through older threads and looking at the authors will show you just how many don't seem to post any longer.

I don't mind new members at all, because as you said, everyone is new at some point, but I hate the fact that so many new members post nothing but junk...one liners, breaking the terms and conditions, not using punctuation, and the list goes on and on...and on and on and on.

Something else that gets me is seeing a member who has just joined like two weeks ago, and they already have somewhere like 1000 posts. THAT is ridiculous in my opinion. Nobody, and I mean nobody, has that much information to contribute. So that means there is a very good chance that the majority of what they are posting is probably useless.

But this happens with any forum. There was a gaming forum I was a member of for many years, and the large influx of new members eventually caused me to stop posting...then to stop visiting at all. I had many informative posts, and had even written lengthy guidebooks and strategy guides, and the site went through some changes and every single one of my posts were lost. That made me pretty upset, but at least my guides were mentioned on many other forums, so they live on to this day.

Sorry for the rant, and I really do agree with everything that you brought up. I am just wondering if this thread will be shut down due to the T&C's of ATS and the fact we aren't supposed to discuss other members. Something I loved about ATS at first was those terms and conditions. They are strict, but I though they would serve to keep the trolls and other bad people away, but now I don't believe they really do.

Maybe that isn't fair. They do censor a lot of the useless bantering that shouldn't be on the forums to begin with, but imo quite a bit still gets through. IMO it's just too bad that ATS doesn't ban people for being morons, lol. I don't know. I am not really complaining, as this is probably the best moderated forum I have ever been a part of.



posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 04:41 PM
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Shhhhh! And did I mention Shhhhh!? We don't talk about those things around here. It sometimes ticks me off, but "we" don't for some reason. Bad for business I guess?

blupblup nailed it though: There are a multitude of reasons.

I really miss some of 'em too.

There was one guy that didn't hit on any "out there" conspiracies, but was in the man's and the military industrial complex's face every single day and had big numbers for a reason.

I worry about him, because he was doing some devastating damage and could easily have ticked off the wrong sociopathic powerbroker.

That's the one I wish I had some assurance about. We're Fambly here...right?



posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 04:52 PM
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Nothing wrong with starting discussions that have been done before imo, you just won't get many 'veteran' members participating, which was the OP's question.

Don't worry, just post.



posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 05:16 PM
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You can look at the WATS (Way Above Top Secret) page to find them. It's in your "Tools" - waaaay on the left side of the bar with the links that appears when you click on "Tools" there is a little "W". Clicking it will take you to the page. It lists the members with the highest volume of posts (most of the vets you are probably thinking of) and recent posts. Hope this helps!
edit on 22-10201110-1111 by gwynnhwyfar because: Corrected - you can click on Tools without going to myATS.



posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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Stop lurking and sign up..pretty soon you will be an old member and wonder where the old members went .
Time moves on ..interests change.
Many old timers dont post untill they have something of value to post..but they read and watch.





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