Way to Many Political Threads I Want ATS Back!

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posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 07:10 AM
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US Elections 2012 - I Don't Care Who You Want Us To Vote For - TAKE IT ELSEWHERE !!!

I want my ATS BACK

Am I the only person who thinks there are far too many political adverts going on ATS at the moment, I've had enough! So Please give it a rest, take your political views elsewhere, do we really want to use this website to promote the views, thoughts and lies of politicians and there media promotion companies?

ATS - Can we ban these types of posts please ??? In the last few weeks they seem to have taken up 30-40% of the new topics or does it just seem that way? HELP I come here to escape all that political crap.






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posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 07:13 AM
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This belongs in the OFF TOPIC RANTS section.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 07:21 AM
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reply to post by bsalert
 


This particular forum is the "2012 ELECTIONS" forum... Do you know what's happening in the US? An ELECTION! A major election. We're GOING to talk about it.

That's like going in the Aliens and UFO forums and complaining about too many Alien threads!

If you don't like politics, may I suggest a solution? Stay away from the political forums.

Hey, I can give RELDDIR a star! First time for everything.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 07:23 AM
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reply to post by bsalert
 


I'm with you.

I find it very disappointing that there is such a large amount of Left and Right nonsense clogging up the forums lately.
I can't wait for the "elections" to be over so we can get back to denying ignorance.

reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
 


I think the OP is referring to the New Topics pages.
I can only speak for myself, but that is where I spend most of my time on this site. There are so many good threads made, and it is easy to miss some if you just stick to a few forums.

I stick to the New Topics Firehose, that way I see every thread. The OP is right though, a huge portion of the Firehose is just partisan bickering, pandering and trolling.
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posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 07:25 AM
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reply to post by RELDDIR
 


I have just viewed your recent posts - all politics!

I'll take a stab in the dark - Which party do you work for?

PLEASE - take your POLITICAL VIEWS ELSEWHERE
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posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 07:28 AM
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That's the problem I can't escape the Political forums as I mainly view the New Threads section and Live firehose and this is all that is coming up lately

I am NOT INTERESTED you sheep can carry on these handbag fights elsewhere - stop hijacking ATS and ATS Please STOP LETTING THEM

DO you really think there will be any difference whoever wins - sheep always follow the farmer - US, UK any Elections...lambs led to the slaughter always have been always will be

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posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 07:35 AM
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I agree. Too much political crap is making ATS kind of boring. This site suppose to be for stuff you can't find on fox or CNN.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 07:38 AM
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reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
 


I was told by a moderator that there could be only one thread open about the French presidential elections.

One thread.

How many bucketloads of crap are there about the USA presidential election ? Hundreds.

Hardly surprising non-USA contributors are abandoning this site.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 07:41 AM
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Oh surprise surprise, the threads been moved to "Rant" in the hope no-one will see it.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 07:50 AM
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reply to post by NorthernThird
 


Yes removed from US Elections Section?? even though this was mentioned and was at the core of the original post, mmmm..strange that! and Why does the US Elections have to have its own section is also a mystery to me??
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posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 07:54 AM
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reply to post by RELDDIR
 


Getting stars for posting something that has already happened, your reply should now be removed as this is in the Rants Section



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 07:59 AM
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This will only help on the recent posts page, but....

If you click the little red minus symbol (-) next to the forum & OP name, it will remove that forum from your recent posts list. You could atleast hide the Political Madness and 2012 election forums.

Not a perfect solution, but it has helped me avoid some topics in the past.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 08:06 AM
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reply to post by OneisOne
 


Thanks for the ideas - But Why should I have too? Do we really want to turn ATS into the mouth piece for the politicians and the sheep that vote for them - I thought ATS users were ABOVE that/this - LETS BAN the POLITICAL ADVERTS & HANDBAGGING!!!
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posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 08:13 AM
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I thought
that was why
www.unpartial.com...was created

gotta say
I have no desire
to go there...


Oh the collusion



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 08:23 AM
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Originally posted by bsalert
Thanks for the ideas - But Why should I have too?


Because ATS is for EVERYONE, not just you, or people who believe as you do. You can customize your MyATS page AND the Recent Posts page and virtually screen out the political forums. Take some time, do some searches and figure out how. If it bothers you, DO something about it instead of complaining about it. You're looking to ATS to customize their site, just for you! That's ridiculous.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 08:28 AM
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There is more conspiracy theories involving politics than you can shake a stick at.

If you're burned out on the political front, don't click the links.

If however you are serious about banning political discussion from ATS, good luck with that.


I know that pesky Freedom Of Speech thing may bother you, but the rest of us are just fine with it.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 08:29 AM
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Here is another idea for you (and this is what I do).... setup your "MyATS" page to show only the forums you are most interested in. From looking over your profile and where you seem to be posting the most in that would be: Aliens & UFOs, Space Exploration, Fragile Earth and a small smathering in other forums but those 3 seem to be where you post the most in. If you don't know how to do that, all you have to do is go to the specific forum and subscribe to it as you would with a thread. Then when you visit your "MyATS" page, under the subscribed forum heading it will show the last 5 threads to be posted in that forum but you can also click on the forum heading to see all of the threads posted in that particular forum.

So, then you would sign into ATS, perhaps give a quick once over on the new topics page or firehose and then head on over to your "MyATS" page to dig into the forums that hold the most interest for you. This is what I do in order to avoid the topics/forums that hold no interest for me.

Before I possibly get an answer like you gave to OneIsOne which was "But why should I have to"... consider that ATS is an international site, yes, but the majority of the members are in the US so naturally what is going on in the US is going to garner the most attention and threads. If politics is not your bag and it's honestly bothering you to the extent that you hint at... you do have options you know. Vote with your dollar, if you don't like it then move along. ATS is not the only conspiracy based forum on the web.


ETA: Sorry BH, we seem to have cross posted!!!
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posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 08:31 AM
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I'm sorry you feel that way.

It's an election year, this happens every 4 years. It's hard to not have the site dominated by political discussion during such times.

Either way, nobody is forcing you to read the political threads. And as mentioned, you can remove them from view for now, if they bother you that much.

ATS is a member driven content website. The membership want to discuss politics, so they do.

~Tenth



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 08:35 AM
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reply to post by spoonbender
 


Yes, that's a great idea, then lets put all the political stuff on unpartial.com and get our ATS BACK



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 08:37 AM
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reply to post by tothetenthpower
 


so what is unpartial.com for??





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