posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 02:01 AM
Just thought I'd chime in about the search function:
ATS search is USELESS. Use google. For instance: ATS/Above Top Secret egyptian face on mars
You will get way more hits. I've quit using ATS search altogether. It's also super easy to find old threads you'd like to return to by using google
with keywords if you don't happen to have those threads in your subscriptions.
Allow me to add to that. Stop saying "I searched and didn't find anything, Mods feel free to move". They don't need your permission. We don't
need to read that in every freaking thread. If you mess up, post it at the top saying you messed up and have informed the mods. It's getting out of
control. People shouldn't have to feel they need to post a screen cap of their search. Members, we need to better so that the site doesn't look
like this. Stop being nasty to people that repost. Not calling anyone in this thread out, but I have seen some very rude responses.
On that note, to the jackasses that ridicule the OP for reposting (and I have certainly been a part of the problem in the past) at least make sure you
hit ALERT and inform the mods before making your post informing the OP. And if you choose to inform the OP, don't be a condescending ass. "Hey,
__________ great find but it's been posted here (add a link), don't worry, I hit ALERT too. Thanks for sharing!"
I would think the vast majority of us have accidentally made a duplicate thread. I know I have.