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Are your posts being sensored?

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posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 03:14 AM
I created a post a while back in frustration at the way that certain posts never make it onto the new topic firehose list. The mods were quick to claim that it was a software glitch and that the problem had been resolved. The strange thing though was that the thread was attracting a lot of attention. Many of the comments were from other members who had noticed the same thing had happened to one or more of their threads. Well, the powers that be decided that this sort of dissent would not be tolerated and so the Mods then closed the thread. Now if that isn't censorship then i dont know what is.

So why i am i bring this up again? Well because i thought i would give ATS the benefit of the doubt and decided to post again in the hopes that the previously mention software issue had been resolved. After spending a considerable amount of time researching the material, i created the post and waited patiently for it to appear in the new topic firehose list, but alas once again it never did make an appearance.

Frankly i am sick and tired of wasting valuable time researching and compiling informative posts only for them never to get any attention. For a site that relies entirely on user generated content, it is a surprising that the members opinions are not offered a little more consideration.

I have been a member here since 2009 and i have had enough, If things aren't gonna change around here then please Mr Site Owner close my account and i will go elsewhere.

posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 03:19 AM
I hadnt noticed the Fire hose glitch but it might explain things that have puzzled me.

I'll be keeping my eye on it now.

I also think the firehose area should display threads in the order they are posted.
edit on 10-6-2012 by VoidHawk because: (no reason given)

Looks like you got there this time

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posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 03:55 AM
The critical piece of information needed is what was your threads about, ie what is the information you think is being censored.



posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 04:06 AM
reply to post by Utopian

I have noticed it a bunch of times.

I only noticed because I used to go back and forth from the "New Topics" page, to the "Firehose."

A lot of times the posts would not be on the fire hose. Even some that were in the last 4 hours section, would be gone, by the time it got to the 8 hour section.

I don't notice a real issue with this. I pretty much sit on the new topics page. I don't even use Firehose anymore because of how they messed it up so bad. I read in columns or sentences not broken into columns yet reading left to right across columns. That's just jumbled.

I wonder what genius came up with that?

As far as censorship goes, they must not be government, haha. I have said some things I probably shouldn't have, about military things. I later deleted most of those. I saw some recent posts talking about top boat speeds which is information civilians don't need to have.

I sort of stay on the fence about if they are censoring or not. I stay on my toes, and if they do block a topic I instantly put it on my list for internet researches. If they do it too much on one topic I will be VERY suspicious.
Have you found this to be the case?

posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 04:16 AM

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posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 05:03 AM
I found this thread on the firehose. I am noticing a few glitches myself with the firehose lately with problems loading and such, using a different browser helps a little. Web development is becoming a tough job with so many compatility issues. All it takes is just one character to be out and all kinds of wierd repercussions can result.

posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 06:06 AM
What scripting language is used at ATS? PHP and SQL Database?
I bet the hackers (means programmers btw) here are able to fix it in minutes after looking at the source. Come on ATS, that´s not that big of a problem, really.

The Tools section sores my eyes too. The way it is build with all those submit buttons and the timezone glitch is poor programming. I don´t want to rant but comparing to the rest of ATS, the tool section is a shame.

If the three amigos need help with the script, I volunteer for free. Just U2U me and send the file that contains the firehose function and the profile template with its functions,too.
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posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 09:03 AM
I noticed, if I say something too bad about Obama , I have a private message waiting for me.........and a warning,,I never use profanity. Whats weird, if I hate on Obomney too much on a CNN or FOX website,,I get virus alerts, maybe coincidence but I dont get those unless I talk junk about Obomney...

posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 09:51 AM
When I get snotty they censor me.

They censor when someone posts a big quote or when the post is off topic.

I think that's fair.

I never noticed anything disappearing except for, once in a while, a whole thread will disappear.

But they always tell you why.

posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 10:23 PM
Anyone that has been on these boards for a while will notice threads and posts getting censored, mainly due to the terms and conditions. What I am finding interesting is that stars for posts are also getting censored, as one example this post did have two stars before getting '~'

posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 10:26 PM
Are our posts being censored? Don't get me started... If you're not "in crowd", all there is is censorship. Deny ignorance indeed.

posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 09:33 AM

edit on 6/12/2012 by disgustingfatbody because: WRONG THREAD

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