posted on Oct, 6 2012 @ 02:55 PM
Alright, its not being caught red handed, but it IS intriguing.
Now I have some what of a decently knowledgeable opinion of different forum software and the basic syntax needed to work with php and mysql the
program language most of them if not all of them are written in. Obviously there might be some open source, or custom setup I know nothing about. And
ATS uses one of them.
Now why would they do that? There are several VERY well developed forum software' for pretty cheap ($70-$300). The most popular back a few years ago
when I did a little moding(modifications) was invision. But ones built from scratch are rare because once you have a license to the software like
invision, everything is open source, and there are thousands of mods for just about anything to cosmetic skins to forum role playing games. There is
nothing on this forum that a free or cheap mod couldn't accomplish. Even if you wanted to make the mods yourself, it would take a thousand times less
time than if you were to code from scratch.
The suspicious answer would be, they got some of the best tech guys in the world to build a perfect information gathering, sorting, allocating,
calculating, responding, automated disinformation system!!!!!!!!!
Tho its circumstantial at best. It also explains all the bad designing. The didn't care about things like making the tag buttons more useful.
Are the evil forces upon us even now!!!!!!!?????
*I in no way endorse this as fact, purely fun speculation.
Edit: Quick to be defensive, the ATS moderator is a sketchy breed it seems. Are these isolated incidents or are there some on the staff with a sense
edit on 6-10-2012 by ubeenhad because: (no reason given)