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I have been a lurker and a part time posted here at ATS for many many years now. I never really stick my neck out because of the trolls or shills or even mods who just don't like what people say sometimes. (I understand decency and standards, most of them do not) But now I have to speak up.
I know they will most likely delete this thread because it says something they don't want people to catch or understand. They have commercialized this website with all the advertising spaces and HUGE POPUPS that get in the way of my viewing experience. I log into the site and right off the bat a huge transparent Media file starts running getting in the way of my ATS experience. I know people should be payed for their labors, but this is ridiculous to say the last.
Next thing you know the whole screen will be ads and a small 300px box in the center is all that's left of the original ATS Ideal. The worse it gets the more likely I will find another forum that has paid members and not many ads, or at least not ads that get in the way of the user experience.
Again making money is one thing, turning ATS into nothing more then an advertising site for media dollars and that leads me to believe they have wondered off the path of righteousness.
Just a rant, but most likely a Rant that could get me banned or my post deleted. Time will tell.
(Hmmm, I thought we could say anything in the Rant section)
edit on 15-11-2013 by Dometheus because: (no reason given)
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