posted on Sep, 5 2013 @ 07:43 PM
Well, the new design has now arrived and ATS has finally been reduced to a simple forum without any elaborate extra functionality. There were times
when ATS had all sorts of weird and wonderful contraptions, such as a Podcast and a TinWIKI, what ever that is supposed to be. *insert laughing smiley
We even had an entire video and media center. Anyone remember the conspiracy chicks? There was all sorts of crazy stuff hidden in that labyrinth, we
could upload not only images but other sorts of media as well like video and audio files, and even pdf documents. There were so many thing it could
do, but I can't remember everything.
If you go even further back in time, ATS once had its own advanced search engine with direct database access. It wasn't a custom google search engine
(like the last search engine) or an affiliated external search engine (like the current samuru engine)... it was a true inbuilt search function which
searched the ATS database directly.
What that meant was, unlike Google or any other such search engine, it wouldn't miss anything because it was searching the database directly (assuming
you used the right search terms). It also meant that we could search by member name, or we could search a specific forum, or a specific time frame,
and get precise results.
Now I really don't want to start ranting but there is a point to this thread. While the look and feel of the website has gotten better, I would argue
that the functionality has gotten worse in some aspects. For example, without the ribbon, how does one view a live updating feed of top, hot, and new
topics all in one window? Or a live feed of any of those things for that matter?
edit on 5/9/2013 by ChaoticOrder because: (no reason