I would also like to add my voice to those who are annoyed with the almost daily ATS Recap PMs.
I am not saying ALL announcement messages should be stopped. There are quite a number that are useful or necessary, and even a couple that I
occasionally click (The Survey ones, for example).
I visit the site daily. I personally go through and look at all the threads that I'd be interested in. I don't need an ATS Recap.
And yes, it is just a PM, yes, it can be deleted in 10 seconds.
Yes, this is ATS's site, and their rules, all that, sure. But what has that got to do with anything? It is a hassle to have to do it constantly, and
when I get a message about a PM, I usually expect that it is a PM, maybe someone messaging me in response to what I wrote on the forums, or maybe some
important relevant announcement. If the majority of users simply click it, open it, and directly click delete, what purpose does it serve? Why not
have ATS RECAP up top along with the LIVE, and VIDEOS and TRENDING PAGES thing?
It's not like it is an advertisement or something. It isn't generating ad revenue or anything, so I don't get the responses that are going "Hey,
you're part of a free website, just be thankful you are here!". I may almost never click any ads, but my being here provides ATS ad revenue. I am not
a guest in this "house". I have an account. I have been visiting almost daily, off and on for almost 8 years now. I am part of the ATS family. I may
not be momma or poppa, but I have my say. So does everyone else. These ATS Recap PMs are annoying.
Sure, it is a minor (if constant) hassle, sure, it barely takes out a couple seconds of my day, but why have it, then? I don't understand the weird
backlash against people who are pointing out this annoys them. If some stranger came up to you once a day and blew air into your ears when you weren't
noticing, and then ran away, and did this every day, it seems a bit bizarre to say "Hey, it is just harmless, hey, it doesn't even take a few seconds
of your day, quit being a whiner!"
Why should the only choices be "Hey, live with it, you're on a free website" and "Hey, if you don't like it, you can leave"? Why shouldn't people who
have concerns voice them?
edit on 2-3-2012 by babloyi because: (no reason given)