posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 01:43 AM
reply to post by billy565
If you are referring to 'opening the site up to discuss things that are currently against the TCs' then I would suggest you take a wider view rather
than the narrow one of 'It is all about advertisers or sponsors.
Consider that you have a product that is going great! Let us say that is a site that sells children's toys and you have a forum to discuss toys.
Would you allow someone to come into that forum and discuss how to steal cars. Of course you would not. It would destroy your brand and business
would drop off. Additionally you could be accused of aiding the delinquency of a minor or some such other charge.
1 ATS has is a Brand and it wants and needs to protect that brand. It must do this. and
2 ATS as a conspiracy site needs to stay within Federal Law and State Law of the country where the owners operate and where the servers are located
and in many other places.
3. Children are Members so they must be considered, especially in relation to the Law.
A mod may come along and mention anything I have missed.
This site has civility, is moderated well and I for one appreciate the environment. If I want to discuss something that is outside of the TCs, well,
other places exist for that purpose.
Hope this helps.
edit on 9/4/2013 by pheonix358 because: (no reason given)