Different experiences in life, my friend. We obviously haven't led similar lives. I would wager that I've got a LOT more experience with this sort
of thing than you do so my "paranoia" might just actually be that I can identify things you're completely oblivious to.
Keep your senses alert to stuff and don't judge things without info to back it up. Just because you can't see something doesn't mean it's not
If you read my comments you will see that I've made no accusation against the staff here. I said that it's pretty much standard practice and has
been for as long as I can remember. As I also said, I've been staff on a gaming site. I know staff on other sites now. I know what goes on. You
might want to read more carefully before you comment.
But WHY are you basing your ATS experience upon what you see at other sites? Just because it happens there doesn't mean it happens here. And FYI, I
admin my own php based forum, and I do understand I could create false accounts to give the appearance of more traffic. I would just never ever do
that. It is deceptive and wrong, and I am just not that kind of person. The site can die, and that's fine, but I am not going to those extremes,
Did you read the part where I said (as have others) that I have observed those and other similarly manipulative methods used here? I wasn't alone in
that comment. I did not, however, say it was staff doing it. These are the two fundamentals of your tirade that need resolution. Please read my
text again *thoroughly* and then comment. Your knee-jerk reactions are annoying and you're making me think you're one of those accounts created for
specifically these purposes.
Surely with the large amount of traffic this site sees at any one time along with the flag system and the fact that a member’s favourite forums are
defaulted to ‘newest threads’ this would be a hard task to achieve unless you had a hell of a lot of fake accounts or a lot of other fellow
members colluding together.....
......And a severe lack of intelligence. Cos if you felt so strongly about something and had the amount of time necessary to manage such a large
amount of fake accounts and/or had a large amount of friends who also felt the same way then surely you could do a lot more for your cause than
trolling an internet forum.
I personally almost never look at the latest ‘bumped’ threads simply due to all the other tools ATS has made available to us members.
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