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An apology to the ATS moderators

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posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 07:18 AM
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Greetings. This thread is meant for the moderator and administrative staff of ATS. It is an apology of sorts I feel compelled to make, to whomever it may concern.

One of the reasons I registered with ATS was because the site rules appealed to me. I was thankful and excited that I could share my ideas, but do so far, far away from a savage, lawless land of internet forum. Then someone taught me how to use the "ALERT!" feature on member posts. Because I love this site and the rules that protect against certain kinds of undesirable posting behaviors, I took it upon myself to be acquainted with the rules and help alert infractions.

And before making an alert just now, which I have done dozens of times, I actually read this:


We encourage members to alert us to posts that might be a potential problem. However, please be aware that this feature is intended for flagrant violations of our Terms & Conditions such as trouble makers, insults, inappropriate content, and potential copyright violations. This feature is not intended to alert staff to minor issues like 1-liner or off-topic posts.


The last line struck me and I realized that most of my complaints were probably citing this posting behavior as the reason for my alert. I'm not sure why I never read it before! But now I did and all is well.

I would like to apologize to the staff for unnecessarily increasing their workload with complaints for minor rule infractions. I just felt a need to apologize, that's all. Thanks for granting me the indulgence to do so.





edit on 30-8-2013 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 08:00 AM
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Ban !
Whistle blower !

Now you are going to have to seek asylum in Russia !

Do they even have Alan parsons there ?




posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 08:07 AM
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reply to post by NarcolepticBuddha
 


I think they added that line just for you.






2nd line so you don't go reporting me to the mods.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 08:10 AM
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Originally posted by FortAnthem
reply to post by NarcolepticBuddha
 


I think they added that line just for you.


I was thinking the same thing


2nd line so you don't go reporting me to the mods.

I'll find some other dirt on you



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 08:11 AM
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reply to post by NarcolepticBuddha
 

On the other hand, i have read a thread in which someone complained of the prevalence of off-topic posting on ATS, and a moderator advised using Alert.
Perhaps the compromise answer is that we should not use the feature for a single post which we deem to be off-topic, but a persistent stream of off-topics on a thread is a reasonable thing to complain about.
Maybe somebody will confirm that as a ruling.







edit on 30-8-2013 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 08:12 AM
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NARC!!!!

...olepticBuddha.



Just teasing.

No biggie. We get minor alerts from time to time.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 08:17 AM
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You're fine, it's all about helping to keep the place tidy, with 5,000+ new posts a day the staff has no chance of seeing everything and we'd rather wade through a few minor alerts to be sure the bad ones are getting dealt with.

Thanks for your concern but you have nothing to apologize for.


Springer...



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 08:46 AM
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Originally posted by AshleyD
reply to post by NarcolepticBuddha
 


NARC!!!!

...olepticBuddha.



Just teasing.

No biggie. We get minor alerts from time to time.


I believe we now have a new shortened nic for our " good friend " .

( sorry NARC!!! ... )



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 09:30 AM
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Originally posted by Timely
I believe we now have a new shortened nic for our " good friend " .

( sorry NARC!!! ... )


It's not a new one, trust me -_-



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 09:34 AM
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Originally posted by NarcolepticBuddha

Originally posted by Timely
I believe we now have a new shortened nic for our " good friend " .

( sorry NARC!!! ... )


It's not a new one, trust me -_-


Full caps and TRIPLE exclamation marks !??

Surely you jest !

( no I did not call you Shirley! )



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 10:46 AM
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Youre probably one of the people that call 911 because McDonalds runs out of Chicken McNuggets



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 10:54 AM
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Originally posted by Sharingan
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Youre probably one of the people that call 911 because McDonalds runs out of Chicken McNuggets


Hell yeah
Thanks for stopping by.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 11:44 AM
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Meh, I do when they run out of the barbeque sauce...can't eat a food-like product without lots of barbeque sauce.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 12:40 PM
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reply to post by Ahabstar
 


The staff would like to apologize for Ahabstar and his allusion to eating non-food products.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 12:44 PM
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Actually, I never read the rules.

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posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 12:48 PM
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reply to post by Stormdancer777
 


We guessed.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
reply to post by NarcolepticBuddha
 


Actually, I never read the rules.


That's OK. Yeahright didn't either.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by yeahright
reply to post by Stormdancer777
 


We guessed.


I knew that was coming



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 12:51 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid

Originally posted by Stormdancer777
reply to post by NarcolepticBuddha
 


Actually, I never read the rules.


That's OK. Yeahright didn't either.


Does anyone?



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 12:56 PM
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You guys worry about being put on the NSA watchlist, try getting put on the ATS watchlist.



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