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Originally posted by ManBehindTheMask
reply to post by lnfideI
This site has been around a LOOOONG time, its the normal up and down man......and of course the traffic was up around that time...
we had elections and DOOMSDAY around the corner........
Something else will come up in alternative news and it will peak again........
Just like it always does, trust me the site isnt hurting from a business stand point
Originally posted by JBA2848
All the BS gun crap drove me away for a while.
When people quit making any since at all it tends to drive anyone away.
Originally posted by evc1shop
I know I am still a noob here but, in my defense, I can't create earthquakes, I can not summon UFO's or ET's to photograph and I have not discovered any new conspiracy to report upon and will not make up crap just to have something to post.
The ATS site has covered a great deal of things and, even though folks here seem to have taken issue with the search engine, I've been able to find and read a lot of things, even learn quite a bit about the existence of things that certainly weren't taught in my schools.
I see there are a lot of diverse personalities on here and lately I have seen an uptick in people focused on being extremely critical of others ideas, calling them trolls and what-not. Could this shift be what is causing the downturn? There seem to be a lot of newer members on here, myself included, and perhaps they need a little more guidance from the more established members on how to have meaningful discussion without trying to pick a battle over a difference in opinion.
Maybe the ATS system could be revamped a little to show each poster's membership length, not just in terms of date joined, but graphically like a few small stripes/chevrons/other icon in the upper corner of the post.
0-3 Months = half silver stripe/chevron
over 3 months = full silver stripe/chevron
over 1year = 2 silver stripes/chevrons
over 2yr = 3 silver stripes/chevrons
over 3yr= 3 Gold stripes/chevrons.
That would make it easier to identify folks abilities as people that have been onboard longer will produce more meaningful posts but they would certainly be known by the community and would also have a better idea of what a meaningful post should contain.
Overall, I am happy to have found ATS and hope that folks are just out prepping for, what is it now, Mid-June or November's return if Nibiru?
Thanks to all the members here who do make me want to return, post and learn.