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Friends and Rivals Buttons on New ATS Interface?

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posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 04:30 AM
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Hello board operators, I like to keep tabs of who I find pleasant to be around on ATS, is there still a way to add someone as a friend? Still getting used to the new interface.


Thanks!
-darkbake
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posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 04:35 AM
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reply to post by darkbake
 


The friends/rivals option was removed the last I heard. There were some stalking incidents apparently.



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 05:10 AM
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reply to post by Zaphod58
 


Whoa, thanks Zaphod. More than likely for the best, then.
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posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 07:04 AM
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Aww...... I liked all my friends...



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 07:12 AM
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reply to post by PtolemyII
 


Yeah I liked my friends too ... had some of them from when I joined back in 2007 ... that's a shame.

Woody



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 07:34 AM
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reply to post by darkbake
 

I was wondering about that, just as well I suppose.

Thanks for asking about it!



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 07:39 AM
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reply to post by darkbake
 


After two plus years, a member finally made me a foe...with less than 24 hours left for that feature.

Drat!



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 07:45 AM
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reply to post by TDawgRex
 


If I had known it was going to go away, I might have spammed the rival feature...

Good to know you have a rival, right? Somewhere out there...
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posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 08:17 AM
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reply to post by TDawgRex
 

Hey, I got "Foe'd" at the last minute too by someone I'd had an issue with a few months ago. I thought all that was done and over with and then I got "Foe'd"- it's like why wait until the last minute?



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 08:38 AM
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reply to post by woodwytch
 


Ill be your new friend then.

Do you like Call of Duty? No?




posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 08:39 AM
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reply to post by littled16
 


i pissed someone off who foed me on the last day before the first cutover.



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 08:48 AM
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Did this get answered?

I would like to view my FRIENDS threads without having to jump through 20 hoops!


And Friends and our threads to the drop down with messages and account PLEASE!



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 08:57 AM
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reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
 

Isn't that crazy? That someone could hold a grudge so long as to wait to do something like that? We must be super special BFFT!



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 09:22 AM
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I'm glad they are gone. I thought it was silly. People didn't understand the 'respected foe' list at all. They thought it was a 'I hate this person' or 'this person is an idiot' list. But it wasn't It was actually a compliment to be on the 'respected foe' list.



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 09:35 AM
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I take pride in being just a big enough a-hole that someone did that.



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 11:35 AM
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abeverage
Did this get answered?

I would like to view my FRIENDS threads without having to jump through 20 hoops!


And Friends and our threads to the drop down with messages and account PLEASE!



I begged and even groveled for this in the "5-3 test" thread. SO Answered:
SO Answer


SkepticOverlord

AboveBoard
Please please please let us be able to "follow" other members from our profile!


The main issue that influenced the decision to remove the friend/foe features...

Drama/stalking - the tool was being abused for rapidly harassing or trolling members another didn't like. We saw distinct patterns that was contrary to the intent of the feature.

sorry


It looks like its gone. If there were brilliant ideas for how to keep ATS safe from stalkers going after people and abusing the tools that make the rest of us sane and happy...I don't know - worth a shot maybe? We are not alone in missing this feature! The stalking thing is Wrong and hard to moderate, as it isn't technically against T&C and people are free to participate in threads, so... Mean people ruin the fun. I will try to convey how I feel about that with the strange blue emoticons:


Maybe"stalking" could be added to T&C - but how do you prove that, or keep someone from reverse-abusing this "accusation"? It gets complicated... I suppose I can bookmark my "friends" profile pages, but that is still cumbersome. Meh.

peace,
AB



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 11:53 AM
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We may create a return of a friend or "follow" feature -- that builds on the existing friends lists of members -- in the near future. I just need to work out a better way for it to make sense and not be a rapid-response aid to those who want to harass or troll specific members.



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 11:56 AM
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reply to post by SkepticOverlord
 

But...but.... I liked the stalking! Why do you want to be spoilin' all me fun?



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 12:34 PM
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reply to post by SkepticOverlord
 


Don't think of it as stalking and trolling, think of it as having friends you didn't know about.



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 12:42 PM
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reply to post by SkepticOverlord
 


That would be Awesome!!! I also appreciate the efforts at keeping the site safe from Stalkers, too.
We don't want the bullies to ruin everything.

YOU are AWESOME!!!! Total 'props' for the massive undertaking at hand, here, SO. Thanks for responding.



-AB




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