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  1. In this thread you should request any necessary thread merges. Post links to the threads you believe need to be merged and the staff will take necessary action.
  2. Some members may still have many expired warning points still attached to their accounts. In this thread you can request a WP cleanup if you meet any of the following criteria: You currently have over 30 total WPs attached to your account You currently have 15 or more expired WPs attached to your account You currently have a negative (-) WP total count attached to your account If you meet the previous requirements, post in this thread with your current WP total, how many points should have expired, and the correct number of points you should have. e.g. Current total: 28 Expired points: 20 Correct total: 8 Requests will only be handled in this thread. Do not post elsewhere asking for a cleanup. When your account has been dealt with, your post will be removed. Off topic discussion will lead to a ban from current and future cleanups. If the thread is currently closed, it means we are not accepting new applications for a cleanup. When the thread is open, you can post if you meet the requirements of a cleanup. Cleanups will be done in waves. Do not ask more than once or for the status of your cleanup.
  3. Ace Reject

    The 12th Annual ATRL Critics Circle

    Started this and realized... all of ATRL was moved this year! So, in the spirit of @supaspaz bringing back the ATRL Grammys, here we go again! Now is the time that film's award season is in full swing, and a big part of it consists of critics from major and regional markets gathering around and picking their favorite performances/films of the year. And we do that with music! So drop a line if you want to FYC, start discussion, or want to be a part of voting! More will be explained, but here are the categories we (usually) choose from: Album Single Song (lyrics/music) Album Track EP Male Female Group/Band Breakthrough Artist Pop Dance/Electronic R&B Progressive/Contemporary R&B Rock Alternative Independent Country Rap Latin World Comeback (for any artist who's been gone for more than five years) Singles Run (for the artist who put out the best collection of singles this calendar year) Collaboration Music Video Producer/Songwriter Adele and Beyoncé tied in our first year - one of these ladies released something new in 2022, and I think she will be very successful with our critics this time around. But it's up to you! Date of ceremony TBD. Let's go!
  4. ATRL Administration

    New Member Orientation (2022)

    The Official Introduce Yourself Thread.. Are you a new member to this forum? Don't know anybody? Well, introduce yourself here. We all want to know what a cool person you are. First, familiarize yourself with our rules here: https://atrl.net/index.php?/guidelines/ If you’re wondering why you can’t make a thread, it’s because you must: - Be a member for a finite about of months - Have over a random number of posts (usually 500 but it varies) - AND have a decent warning history before you’re eligible. What's your name? Favorite artist of the past year? Favorite former performer? Do you stan music or the charts? How did you come across ATRL? What are your preferred pronouns? What type of music are you into, etc...? ..share and learn from one another. ATRL is an inclusive community and we want members to be able to have great (sometimes messy)discussions and forge long lasting friendships. Interact, rejoice, love, laugh, and get to know one another without spitting hate or negativity.
  5. Lee!!

    Holiday Emoji Return!

    We say goodbye to the Turkey and welcome back to Santa his fellow holiday emojis! Each emoji can be found in the Limited Time section in the Emoji selection. As always, I'd be more than happy to consider some new submissions too if you want to be creative! Stay tuned for news about Best Of 2022! Gather your lists together while we wait!
  6. Lee!!

    Some Fall Emoji

    As it is the start of Fall today in the northern hemisphere, a few of our fall emoji are now available. Halloween emoji will be joining the lineup soon!
  7. After adding some Fall emoji, it's time to break out the Halloween emoji for October! A few new ones have joined the lineup this year with some of our returning favorites! If I missed any or if you edit some new ones you'd like to share with us, let me know, and I may add them!
  8. Lee!!

    Summer Emoji

    It is summer here in the northern hemisphere and that means new limited time emojis have been added to the site! Enjoy the summer themed emoji while they're around! As always, I'd be more than happy to consider some new submissions too if you want to be creative!
  9. Ryan

    Happy Pride, ATRL!

    This month we celebrate the wonderful LGBTQ+ community in honor or Pride! Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements. Today kicks off Pride Month, when the world’s LGBTQ communities celebrate the hard-earned freedom to be themselves, a freedom that most of us take for granted. We don’t think twice about showing affection in public for our spouse, partner, or lover. A kiss here, an embrace there, a playful pat on the butt, or holding hands while strolling down a crowded sidewalk. We don’t have to first look around to see if anyone is watching. We don’t have to duck into a storefront vestibule to steal a kiss or loving embrace. We don’t have to worry who might see us, what they might say, or who they might tell. Or if that casual, loving moment in public will destroy our career or alienate our family. Freedom to be ourselves is such a simple privilege that we don’t notice it. Let’s celebrate ourselves and our community!
  10. ATRL by the Numbers in 2021 As we settle into the new year, let's take a look back at the year we had here on ATRL in 2021! Membership Total Members: 32,915 New Member Registrations: 1,356 Unique Member visits: 10,060 Most Members Online: July 3, 2021 - 6,271 Members With the Most Posts: 1) @Bloodflowers. - 90,417 2) @KillingYourCareer - 62,955 3) @jdmc219- 61,979 4) @Rev8 - 56,950 5) @Oxygen - 52,770 6) @Rocket - 49,974 7) @slw84 - 48,427 8) @postsus - 48,013 9) @Navyofbadgals - 45,602 10) @LoveAgain - 45,354 Members With the Most Followers: 1) @Dr. Hunty - 528 2) Holiest Dreams - 416 3) @Mr.S - 414 4) @Soobin - 289 5) @Jonathan - 272 6) @LoveAgain - 271 7) @Daddy - 251 8) @BlackoutZone - 227 9) @Pussy Destroyer - 208 10) @Satan - 207 Badges Earned: 47,010 Rank Points Allotted: 2,812,921 Members With the Most Rank Point Accumulated (with staff) 1) @Juanny - 103,019 2) @Devin - 23,916 3) @ATRL Feedback - 17,605 4) @Bloodflowers. - 16,660 5) @suburbannature - 16,132 6) @Smarticle - 15,265 7) @Kavish - 14,135 8) @Rogue - 13,750 9) @khalyan - 13,430 10) @Ryan BTE - 12,377 Members With the Most Rank Points Accumulated (without staff) 1) @Devin - 23,916 2) @Bloodflowers. - 16,660 3) @suburbannature - 16,132 4) @Smarticle - 15,265 5) @Kavish - 14,135 6) @Rogue - 13,750 7) @Rev8 - 11,205 8) @Post Malone - 11,065 9) @anti-bitch - 10,515 10) @99sandthe2000s - 10,072 Demographics Favorite Type of Music 1) Pop - 13,826 (43.18%) 2) Other - 1,617 (5.05%) 3) Alternative/Rock - 1,381 (4.31%) 4) Hip Hop/Rap - 1,177 (3.68%) 5) R&B/Soul - 817 (2.55%) 6) Electronic/Dance - 472 (1.47%) 7) Hard Rock/Metal - 251 (0.78%) 8) Country - 206 (0.64%) 9) Adult Contemporary - 183 (0.57%) Political Views 1) Liberal/Progressive - 7,868 (24.57%) 2) Other - 2,299 (7.18%) 3) Moderate - 2,138 (6.68%) 4) Conservative - 554 (1.73%) Gender 1) Male - 17,309 (54.04%) 2) Female - 5,311 (16.59%) 3) Other - 333 (1.04%) 4) Non Binary - 300 (0.94%) Pronouns 1) He/Him - 699 (31.18%) 2) She/Her - 200 (8.92%) 3) He/They - 42 (1.87%) 4) They/Them - 37 (1.65%) 5) She/They - 18 (0.80%) Sexual Orientation 1) Gay - 2.490 (9.53%) 2) Straight - 2,272 (8.7%) 3) Bisexual - 769 (2.94%) 4) Other - 291 (1.11%) 5) Lesbian - 99 (0.38%) Reports Total reports: 31,313 Average reports per month: 2,609.417 Most reported month: March - 3,736 Least reported month: July - 2,046 Suspensions Total Bans Issued (includes duplicate account bans, WP bans, etc., and members who received multiple bans): 2,097 Month with most bans issued: September - 78 Warnings Total Warnings Given: 8,894 Percentage of Reports Resulting in Warnings: 28.40% Most Warned Month: March - 955 Top Warnings per month: January 1) Flamebait - 172 2) Trolling - 109 3) Off Topic 107 February 1) Trolling - 160 2) Insensitive - 140 3) Off Topic - 136 March 1) Off Topic - 271 2) Insensitive - 207 3) Reminder - 124 April 1) Off Topic - 219 2) Insensitive - 174 3) Reminder - 160 May 1) Off Topic - 182 2) Insensitive - 175 3) Reminder - 162 June 1) Reminder - 207 2) Off Topic - 135 3) Insensitive - 107 July 1) Reminder - 178 2) Insensitive - 137 3) Off Topic - 118 August 1) Off Topic - 144 2tie) Flamebait - 139 2tie) Insensitive -139 3) Reminder - 116 September 1) Off Topic - 153 2) Trolling - 131 3) Flamebait - 128 October 1) Off Topic - 125 2) Insensitive - 111 3) Trolling - 88 November 1) Off Topic - 148 2tie) Trolling - 133 2tie) Flamebait - 133 3) Insensitive - 127 December 1) Off Topic - 153 2) Insensitive - 152 3) Flamebait - 133 PMs Total PM Conversations: 10,085 Total PMs Sent: 78,082 Average PMs Per Month: 6,506.833 Month With Most PMs: September - 15,018 Month With Least PMs: June - 4,037 Threads Total Threads Created: 53,073 Average Threads Per Month: 4,422.750 Month With Most Threads Made: March - 5,455 Month With Least Threads Made: June - 3,855 Top Sections with New Threads Made January 1) Base - 1,889 2) Celebria - 775 3) The Lounge - 583 February 1) Base - 2,057 2) Celebria - 864 3) Music - 570 March 1) Base - 2,326 2) Celebria 1,023 3) The Lounge - 606 April 1) Base - 2,056 2) Celebria - 746 3) Music - 539 May 1) Base - 1,925 2) Celebria - 796 3) Music - 456 June 1) Base - 1,492 2) Celebria - 793 3) The Lounge - 447 July 1) Base - 1,625 2) Celebria - 769 3) Music - 485 August 1) Base - 1,882 2) Celebria - 855 3) Music - 431 September 1) Base - 1,822 2) Celebria - 1,053 3) Music - 433 October 1) Base - 1,702 2) Celebria - 834 3) Music - 458 November 1) Base - 1,771 2) Celebria - 853 3) Music - 387 December 1) Base - 1,548 2) Celebria - 791 3) Charts - 296 Top Tags Used: 1) Base Talk - 19,521 2) Celeb News - 8,380 3) Discussion - 6,275 4) Single - 2,219 5) Charts Discussion - 2,069 Posts Total Posts Made: 2,999,531 Average Posts Per Month: 249,960.917 Month With Most Posts Made: September - 289,462 Month With Least Posts Made: June - 196,332 Top Sections with New Posts Made January 1) Base - 108,718 2) Music - 33,378 3) Celebria - 30,420 February 1) Base - 110,950 2) Music - 33,040 3) Celebria - 32,606 March 1) Base - 126,6877 2) Celebria - 46,945 3) Music - 41,484 April 1) Base - 106,641 2) Music - 41,711 3) Celebria - 38,709 May 1) Base - 109,167 2) Celebria - 42,188 3) Music - 40,819 June 1) Base - 79,386 2) Music - 34,195 3) Celebria - 30,526 July 1) Base - 79,712 2) Music - 42,087 3) Celebria 37,699 August 1) Base - 107,280 2) Music - 49,260 3) Celebria - 44,397 September 1) Base - 107,151 2) Celebria - 62,333 3) Music - 45,351 October 1) Base - 97,420 2) Music - 41,846 3) Celebria - 38,573 November 1) Base - 97,269 2) Music - 52,008 3) Celebria - 43,859 December 1) Base - 84,975 2) Celebria - 40,338 3) Music - 19,665 Searches Top Search Topics (Incomplete data only goes back 6 months) July 1) Normani 2) Lorde 3) Kelly Clarkson 4) Ariana Grande 5) Eminem 6tie) Lady Gaga 6tie) Demi Lovato 7) Coldplay 8) Taylor Swift August 1) Shakira 2) Tinashe 3) Ariana Grande 4) Selena Gomez 5) Kelly Clarkson 6) Kesha 7) Demi Lovato 8) Rihanna September 1) Kelly Clarkson 2) Doja Cat 3) Normani 4) Adele 5) Shakira 6) Rihanna 7) Kesha 8) Ariana Grande October 1) Doja Cat 2) Kelly Clarkson 3) Shakira 4tie) Selena Gomez 4tie) Demi Lovato 5) Lady Gaga 6) Eminem 7) BLACKPINK 8) Lorde November 1) Doja Cat 2) Demi Lovato 3) Taylor Swift 4) Kelly Clarkson 5) Kesha 6) Normani 7) Shakira 8) Ariana Grande December 1) Kelly Clarkson 2) Demi Lovato 3) Beyoncé 4) Taylor Swift 5) Kesha 6) Lady Gaga 7) Shakira 8) Eminem Base Top Base Threads (based on current thread total replies) 1) Lady Gaga 516,521 2) Ariana Grande 223,774 3) Katy Perry 204,549 4) Britney Spears 200,337 5) Nicki Minaj 186,755 6) Mariah Carey 171,112 7) Beyoncé 132,002 8) Taylor Swift 103,067 9) Adele 68,471 10) Kelly Clarkson 66,525 11) Rihanna 48,034 12) Lana Del Rey 36,303 13) Madonna 34,104 14) Selena Gomez 32,829 15) Dua Lipa 27,067 16) Janet Jackson 24,046 17) Camila Cabello 23,456 18) BTS 22,075 19) BLACKPINK 21,553 20) Avril Lavigne 20,649 21) Demi Lovato 19,600 22) Fifth Harmony 15,766 23) Cardi B 15,680 24) P!nk 11,728 25) Kesha 8,732 Here's to another great year!
  11. Hello ATRL Universe! Welcome back to ATRL. It's been a long 3 days but we have nearly completed our migration plans. Music, Celebria, Entertainment, Base, The Lounge and Civics were the sections affected by the change. We are looking at this as kind of a fresh start, and as such, some of you who have had your certain section bans in place or thread making abilities restricted will notice you now have access again. Don't mess it up. Threads Many threads were recreated to avoid the mass rush to claim OPs. Check to make sure your thread hasn't already been recreated before posting. You can find your threads in your profile. You can also check the A-Z Lists in Base and Entertainment to see if a thread already exists in those sections. Any OPs that say they are up for grabs can be requested. Don't steal OPs. Random Thoughts is officially reopened. The Roof You'll also notice that the The Roof is reopen for business! Members of the ATRL community who have full membership (ie not lurkers or newbies) can access it. Over the coming days and weeks we will be upgrading members access to that location. So If you don't have it yet, you may soon. The Roof is the place for your smut. Wanna make threads about hot guys? Do it there. A celeb posts something sexual? Post it there. Do NOT post it in Celebria. Wanna have 18+ discussions? Have suggestive or inappropriate gifs? Post it there. If you post it anywhere else, moderators will fully enforce the content rules in place. This is our compromise to the community. Please meet us halfway and don't make us regret it. The Theme The theme broke. We know. Hopefully it'll be fixed when Bloo has the chance. Until then we're on the default theme. No there isn't a dark option. No we don't have a timetable. No we're not going to make a dark option. Future Work We are continuing our plans to update certain server settings and bring them into compliance with Invision software. We also have seen that Cloudflare is an issue with 503s and hope to bring that to the owner's attention. To Our Community We know it's frustrating but we're doing the best we can with the limited access we have. We fight for you guys all of the time and fight for giving you the community you deserve -- No 503s and downtime and stuff. We hope our efforts to get the owner on board and future advertisements will help us raise enough funding to hire developers who can fix what is necessary. This thread will be left open for your questions and feedback. @Lee!! & @Ryan BTE - ATRL Administration
  12. To the ATRL Community: We wanted to inform you all of some major changes coming eminently to the site. After years of setbacks due to issues on the back end of the site, ATRL hasn't been able to run as smoothly as we had hoped. The administration has decided to try to take matters into our own hands. We need to reduce the size of the database as it keeps timing out when automation happens. As a result we came up with the idea of spinning off all existing threads and posts into a semi-archive that we can “drop” into a separate database, reducing the load. As such, this will likely cause most existing threads to become non-existent. This shouldn't affect post counts, warning histories or other mod related necessities. Most data will be retained on the back end so the administration will still have access to that information, but for all intents and purposes, the site will be purged of the majority of past threads and posts creating a fresh start, similar to when we transitioned to the new site back in 2017. We will be giving members the opportunity to save their OPs and any other content from their current threads and bases — but all will need to be recreated when the site returns from the refresh. Members will have until April 10, 2022 to save whatever content they wish before it disappears. We will do our best to retain the data but cannot guarantee it will be able to return. We understand losing this content and history will be a drag, but we hope this will be a start to getting the site to a more reliable and stable state. If you have any other questions or thoughts please don't hesitate to ask. This thread will be left open for your questions and feedback. - @Lee!! & @Ryan BTE ATRL Administration
  13. Lee!!

    A-Z Fan Base List

    If your base is missing and want it added, post in HQ and tag @Lee!! and it will be added. Under Construction: Updated January 24, 2023. Musical Artists: # 2NE1/CL 5 Seconds of Summer 6IX9INE A Aaliyah ABBA Adele Addison Rae aespa AJR Alanis Morissette Alec Benjamin Alessia Cara Alexandria Burke Alice Chater Alicia Keys Allie X Ally Brooke Hernandez Alfie Templeman Ananya Birla Anitta Ari Lennox Ariana Grande Ashlee Simpson Ashley Tisdale ATEEZ AURORA Ava Max Avril Lavigne Ayumi Hamasaki B Bad Bunny Bad Gyal Banks Barbra Streisand Bastille Bazzi Beach House Bebe Rexha Beck Becky G Belinda Carlisle Beyoncé Bhad Bhabie Big Sean Billie Eilish Bjork BLACKPINK Blake Shelton Bond Bonnie McKee Brandi Carlile Brandy Bree Runway Bring Me The Horizon Britney Spears BROCKHAMPTON Brooke Candy Bruce Springsteen Bruno Mars BTS C Calum Scott Calvin Harris Camila Cabello Cassie Cardi B Carly Rae Jepsen Carrie Underwood Celine Dion Chance the Rapper Charli XCX Charlie Puth Cher Cher Lloyd Childish Gambino Chlöe Chloe x Halle Christina Aguilera Christina Grimmie Ciara CL/2NE1 Clairo Coldplay Corpse Husband Cruel Youth/Natalia Kills/Teddy Sinclair Cyndi Lauper D Dan + Shay Deborah Cox Demi Lovato Dido Dinah Jane Diplo Doja Cat Dolly Parton Dominic Fike Dr. Dre Drake Dua Lipa Duncan Laurence E Eartheater Emeli Sandé Eminem Eleni Foureira Ellie Goulding Elton John Evanescence EXO F Fall Out Boy Felix Cartal Fiona Apple FKA twigs Fleetwood Mac Florence + the Machine Florida Georgia Line Foxes Frank Ocean G G-Eazy Gabby Barrett GAYLE George Michael Girls Aloud Glass Animals Green Day Grimes Gwen Stefani/No Doubt H Hailee Steinfeld Halsey Harry Styles Hatari H.E.R. Hey Violet Hilary Duff HONNE Hozier I Ice Spice Iggy Azalea Imagine Dragons Imogen Heap In This Moment J J. Balvin Jack Harlow Jacob Collier Janet Jackson Jason Derulo Jennifer Lopez Jenny Lewis Jeremy Zucker Jesse McCartney Jessie J Jhené Aiko JO1 John Legend JoJo Joe Jonas Jon Bellion Jonas Brothers Jordin Sparks Joshua Bassett Julie Bergan June's Diary Justin Bieber Justin Timberlake K Kacey Musgraves Kane Brown Kanye West Katy B Katy Perry Kehlani Kelela Kendrick Lamar Kep1er Keri Hilson Kerli Kesha Kelly Clarkson Khalid Kid Cudi Kim Petras Kygo Kylie Minogue L Lady Gaga Lana Del Rey LaToya Jackson Latto Lauv Lauren Jauregui Leona Lewis Lewis Capaldi Liam Payne Lights Lil' Kim Lil Nas X Lindsay Lohan Little Mix Lizzo Lizzy McAlpine LOOΠΔ Lorde Loreen Louis Tomlinson Luke Bryan Luke Combs M M.I.A. Mabel Mac Miller Machine Gun Kelly Madison Beer Madonna Maggie Rogers Maluma MAMAMOO Mandy Moore Måneskin Maren Morris Mariah Carey Marina Maroon 5 Marshmello Mary J. Blige Megan Thee Stallion Meghan Trainor Melanie Martinez Michael Jackson Migos Miguel Miley Cyrus Missy Elliott MKS/Sugarbabes MØ Moloko / Róisín Murphy Monica Muse Mylene Farmer N N*E*R*D/Pharrell/The Neptunes Natalia Kills/Teddy Sinclair/Cruel Youth Natasha Bedingfield NCT Nelly Nelly Furtado Niall Horan Nick Jonas Nicki Minaj Nicole Scherzinger No Doubt/Gwen Stefani Noah Cyrus Normani O Olivia Rodrigo One Direction OneRepublic P Pabllo Vittar Panic! at the Disco Paramore Paula Abdul Paulo Londra Pharrell/The Neptunes/N*E*R*D Phoebe Bridgers P!nk PinkPantheress Pia Mia Pitbull PJ Harvey Post Malone Prince Q Queen R Rachel Platten Radiohead Reba McEntire Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Velvet Rex Orange County Ricky Martin Rihanna Rina Sawayama Rita Ora Robyn Róisín Murphy / Moloko ROSALÍA S Sabrina Carpenter Sade Sam Hunt Sam Smith Saweetie Selena Selena Gomez SEREBRO Sevdaliza Sevyn Streeter Shakira Shawn Mendes Shenseea Sheryl Crow SHINee Sia Sky Ferreira Slayyyter Solange SOPHIE Sophie Ellis-Bextor Stray Kids Sufjan Stevens Sugarbabes/MKS Summer Walker SZA T t.A.T.u. Tamar Braxton Tame Impala Tate McRae Taylor Swift Teddy Sinclair/Cruel Youth/Natalia Kills Teyana Taylor TLC The 1975 The Chainsmokers The Band CAMINO The Beatles The Kid LAROI The Marías The Neptunes/N*E*R*D/Pharrell The Pretty Reckless The Pussycat Dolls The Saturdays The Veronicas The Weeknd Thomas Rhett Tinashe Tiziano Ferro Tones and I Toni Braxton Tori Amos Tori Kelly Tove Lo Troye Sivan TXT twenty one pilots TWICE Tyler, the Creator U Usher V Vampire Weekend Vanessa Carlton W Wallows Whitney Houston Why Don't We WILLOW X Y Yaeji Yoko Ono YoungBoy Never Broke Again Yungblud Z Zara Larsson Zayn Zedd Zendaya Music Threads: 60s Music Discussion Thread 70's Music Discussion Thread 80's Music Discussion Thread 90's Music Discussion Thread 00's Music Discussion Thread 10's Music Discussion Thread Classical Music Base Country/Folk/Americana Music Discussion Thread Emo/ Pop / Punk Rock Base indieheauxs J-Pop Discussion Thread K-Pop Thread LGBTQ+ Music Discussion Thread Metal and Heavy Metal Discussion Thread R&B/Soul Discussion Rock and Alternative Rock Music Discussion Thread The EDM Discussion Thread The Female Rap Base The Hip-Hop/Rap Thread Vinyl Talk Entertainers: Angelina Jolie Judy Garland Nigella Lawson Tom Holland Wendy Williams
  14. Lee!!

    Spring Emoji

    It's spring time here in the northern hemisphere and that means new limited time emojis have been added to the site! Enjoy the spring and Easter themed emoji while they're around! As always, I'd be more than happy to consider some new submissions too if you want to be creative!
  15. Lee!!

    New Winter Emoji!

    With the holiday season over, we are adding some more cold weather emoji! These are in addition to the other limited time emoji remaining for a while longer! As always, I'd be more than happy to consider some new submissions too if you want to be creative!
  16. Lee!!

    Holiday Emoji Are Back!

    It's that time of year again! Enjoy our collection of holiday emoji this holiday season! Each emoji can be found in the new Limited Time section in the Emoji selection. As always, I'd be more than happy to consider some new submissions too if you want to be creative! Stay tuned for news about Best Of 2021! Gather your lists together while we wait!
  17. ATRL Administration

    Changes to Moderating Team

    Dear ATRL Community: During yesterday’s mandatory community meeting, many issues were brought to the administration’s attention concerning moderator conduct, specifically that of Reinvention. After discussing the concerns internally, it was decided that Reinvention will be removed as a moderator effective immediately. That said, we encourage the members of ATRL to not use this announcement as an opportunity to bash, smear, mock, or further litigate Reinvention’s past. Excessive attacks/harassment can be met with a WP. Members should not be afraid to speak openly about the moderation. There would be no community without you. It is important that members see moderators as impartial enforcers; trusted support who can address concerns that arise within the community. Moderators cannot be seen as part of the problem. In the interest of transparency, the following will be taking place: 1) The administration will be implementing a new moderator code of conduct that will go into effect in January. 2) We are reinstating our quarterly moderator audits that reviews moderator behavior, enforcement of policies and their contributions to the community. These audits will allow us to pre-empt issues arising and address them before it reaches critical levels. We thank you all for continuing to visit ATRL and look forward to working with the community for the betterment of all. Please direct any comments or questions to the HQ thread. Thank you, @Lee!! & @Ryan BTE
  18. ATRL Administration

    New Member Orientation (2021)

    The Official Introduce Yourself Thread.. Are you a new member to this forum? Don't know anybody? Well, introduce yourself here. We all want to know what a cool person you are. First, familiarize yourself with our rules here: https://atrl.net/index.php?/guidelines/ If you’re wondering why you can’t make a thread, it’s because you must: - Be a member for a finite about of months - Have over a random number of posts (usually 500 but it varies) - AND have a decent warning history before you’re eligible. What's your name? Likes/Dislikes? How did you come across this amazing site? What type of music are you into, etc...? ..share and learn from one another. ATRL is an inclusive community and we want members to be able to have great (sometimes messy) discussions and forge long lasting friendships. Interact, rejoice, love, laugh, and get to know one another without spitting hate or negativity.
  19. Lee!!

    New Fall Emoji

    As a teaser before the xmas emoji go up in a few weeks time, here are some new ones for these cooler months in the northern hemisphere! I'll consider some submissions too if you want to be creative!
  20. October means Halloween emoji for the month! You might notice a few new ones this year! If I missed any or if you edit some new ones you'd like to share with us, let me know!
  21. Hello, At ATRL we welcome healthy discussion and criticism of any country or world power is acceptable. However, we have seen an increase of rhetoric that is disconcerting to our team and we want to put a stop to it. Conflation of Israel and Jewish people as a whole is considered Anti-Semitic and against our ZTP, as is conflating Muslims and Palestinians with terrorism. Any posts assuming a Jewish individual is acting behind the scenes to support Israel or that Jewish people control the media, finances, etc will be warned appropriately. Thank you.
  22. ATRL Administration

    State of ATRL: Town Hall - January 2021

    Welcome to the first ATRL Town Hall of 2021. The Town Hall thread will help members provide feedback and discuss upcoming or potential changes that may or may not happen to the site, as well as giving users a way to communicate directly with the administration and moderating team. Please feel free to comment with any issues, concerns or suggestions you have that will help our ATRL Community. Let us begin! Your Administrators: @Ryan @Lee!! AGENDA Community Updates Ongoing rules overhaul Duplicate account amnesty Overhaul of thread creation guidelines Banned Topics Thread Etiquette ATRL Hall of Fame Creation of political forum Permanent closure of SYG ZTP 2.0 Feedback Future Outlook Open Discussion COMMUNITY UPDATES As you are aware, ATRL has undergone a bit of a visual makeover. We are working diligently to ensure your ATRL experience is aesthetically pleasing. Right now we have two themes -- The Light (our iconic Red and Grey scheme) and The Dark (based on our Twilight theme that is Black and Gold) Please keep the following answers in mind to frequently asked questions in ATRL HQ: There are no plans at this time to add additional color schemes. It is very time consuming to have to edit our themes with every major code revision. Circle Avis are here to stay for the foreseeable future. Warning Point History: Members are able to see their warning point history once again. Though the issue remains with points not expiring on their own, we remain determined to fix that issue. If members obtain 10 Active warning points, they will be suspended. If you were suspended and don't have 10 active warning points, please submit a HR and we will review it. HQ Avis: High Quality Avatars have been indefinitely disabled until we can only have them seen on desktop. Members have frequently complained about ATRL eating their data, and part of that has to do with people having 300MB avis. Members may set their avatar by visiting their profile and clicking on image to the left of their post count (on desktop). Media Embeds: After months of issues, we are now able to properly embed Spotify links again. Some members have experienced issues linking videos from YouTube. Please keep in mind that some YouTube videos are blocked from embedding. Keep an eye out for the notice that will appear if the link is unable to be embedded. Instagram links have not been resolved yet. It is an issue on THEIR end, not an ATRL issue, affecting all Invision forums. Giphy Integration: Giphy integration will allow members to click and select GIF images, directly from the editor. This will pull and search gifs on the popular Giphy platform, allowing for ease of use, and expression. RULES OVERHAUL Looking at the Rules page in its current form, it is overwhelming and confusing due to 19 different rules. After an internal team discussion, moderator @Oxygen led the team in proposing a simple, compact Rules framework which states various prohibited content with more detailed examples underneath as well as the penalty. These rules are almost entirely the same as the previous rules. They are rearranged or rewritten for more clarity, but there are no major changes to the actual rules. There are a few rules/issues that have been added that were never explicitly there before, but have been enforced in some way for a long time. DUPLICATE ACCOUNTS As the standing policy has always been, duplicate accounts are not allowed on ATRL. For those unaware, if you are found to have a duplicate account for any reason, the dupe and the original account will be permanently banned. If you do have a duplicate account and do not want to be penalized, for a limited time, you can advise the staff and the duplicate will be permanently banned with no penalties applied on your main account. This will be our version of dupe amnesty. You have until February 20 to inform ATRL staff of your decision by sending a help request. THREAD CREATION GUIDELINES The amount of low effort discussion threads (threads that do not foster any kind of meaningful discussion / threads that just you cannot have a proper discussion in) is out of control. In an effort to combat the reductive, repetitive and unimaginative influx of these threads, we have come up with the following guidelines. Any thread that consists of one of the below listed topics, or breaches an above rule, will be considered as a "Banned Thread Topic" and may be locked or hidden with no further explanation given. THREAD ETIQUETTE There's been a lot of threads created lately that are improperly formatted. Please familiarize yourselves with the guidelines below when creating threads. ATRL HALL OF FAME Last fall, a few members suggested in ATRL HQ that we create an area to house "iconic threads". We agree that housing such threads in one place would be a good idea to allow members to relive the mess to their heart's content. We are still working on what criteria a thread will need to pass in order to be considered "iconic" enough to be in the HOF. But like Rihanna's new album, it's coming. LAUNCHING POLITICAL SECTION There is a lot of interest in politics within the ATRL Community, and we want to allow these topics to flourish beyond just one hub thread. After much discussion, we have decided to launch a political section. This area will have its own list of criteria to follow that is yet to be determined. We are looking towards our civically engaged members to help us establish this section. Additionally, we will be looking for help to keep watch on the section and ensure its being used properly. More details are to come. But we are excited to see what this new section will inspire. Should there be a select number of politically minded bases? Should there be "topics of the month" that will house major policy debates? How will international politics be included in the section? Questions like these are things we're looking at. PERMANENT CLOSURE OF SYG Stand Your Ground is done for. It's not coming back in any shape, fashion or form. It is a relic of the ATRL of old and does not comport with the policies of the current administration. As we look forward to expanding ATRL's branding opportunities, having a section that allows the worst of the worst to be posted is just not okay in 2021. This decision is final. ZTP 2.0 FEEDBACK As of June 16, 2020, we introduced the second iteration of the Zero Tolerance Policy which is as follows: An Offensive warning will include a three month ban from the forum, alongside the 2 warning points with an expiry of one year. If you accrue three Offensive warnings from the date of this policy being in force, a permanent ban from the forum will be issued with no appeal process. However, in exceptional circumstances, the ATRL staff reserve the right to issue a permanent ban at their discretion before reaching your third offense. We would like to know how you feel about the implementation of the policy and if there are tweaks that need to be made. FUTURE OUTLOOK Since becoming administrators, @Ryan and @Lee!! have sought to bring ATRL into the present. We frequently hear from members about how they want "old features" to return. Many of the features requested (reported/already reported/warning received) don't add any actual functionality to the forum other than laughs (which, we admit, are funny sometimes). But it is important we look forward, not backwards. By focusing ATRL on the present, we can also look towards the future. Server optimization and stabilization will always be our main priority. We believe we have narrowed down a few areas that may be contributing to the 503 errors and are in the process of hiring a developer to assess and fix the issue. The following features are in development for future implementation: Warning points removal upon expiration Content can only be warned once Content can only be reported once Three Most Recent Topics in Header (We are currently in talks with a developer to modify code written by the admins and mods) Return of ATRL+: What even is ATRL+ anymore? This is something our administration is discussing and will be looking to at ways to enhance the ATRL+ user experience and access. ATRL Originals: A way for members to contribute original, high-quality and/or fun content pertaining to music, pop culture, television, film or other forms of entertainment. These posts will be promoted on our social media and spotlighted on our soon-to-be redesigned homepage. OPEN DISCUSSION This is your opportunity to talk directly to the admins and fellow members and post any new ideas, complaints, suggestions, etc. that you may have about ATRL.
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    Zero Tolerance Policy 2020

    The Zero Tolerance Policy (ZTP) covers all forms of explicit hateful and discriminatory speech that make other users feel unsafe and uncomfortable. This includes but is not limited to racist, homophobic, or transphobic posts, as well as discrimination or offensive comments based on sexuality, gender or an individual's choice to be defined as something else altogether. When we launched the original ZTP in 2019, it was reserved for explicit instances of offensive behavior. Unfortunately, this inadvertently allowed for instances of subtle or hinted comments (such as "veiled" racism) to continue to be posted, which would be captured by an "Offensive" or "Insensitive" warning point. On the other hand, many users were being permanently banned for being ignorant rather than malicious, and were not given the chance to return to the forum if they realized the error of their ways and who took responsibility for their post(s). To prevent the above from happening, we are adjusting the policy to be able to capture all forms of offensive behavior on the forum, while giving members who were only ignorant and not malicious the chance to continue being a member of ATRL. The new policy, enacted and in force from 16 June 2020, reads as below. Zero Tolerance Policy 2020 An Offensive warning will include a three month ban from the forum, alongside the 2 warning points with an expiry of one year. If you accrue three Offensive warnings from the date of this policy being in force, a permanent ban from the forum will be issued with no appeal process. However, in exceptional circumstances, the ATRL staff reserve the right to issue a permanent ban at their discretion before reaching your third offense. Please note that this policy will not be generally applied retroactively to previous permanent bans under the original ZTP.
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    Town Hall Thread: July '19 Community Feedback

    What Is This? This ATRL Town Hall thread will help provide feedback and discussion for upcoming or potential changes that may or may not happen to the site, as well as giving users a way to communicate directly with the administration and moderating team. Let us begin! Follow Up and Feedback from January Town Hall: AGENDA 1. Server Updates: Changes Are Coming 2. Zero Tolerance Policy/Feedback 3. New Moderators 4. Rules Revamp 5. Movie Threads 6. Actor Base Threads 7. New Thoughts on Member's Lounge 8. Open Discussion Server Updates In the near seven months we have been admins, we have tried to tackle all of the ongoing issues with ATRL by prioritizing what needs to be done. Quality of life issues that could be immediately addressed were done, and then we set about doing a deep dive into our code. Frequent HQ visitors will know Ryan has been transparent about what he could/could not do. The trap we found ourselves in was trying to recreate features from the old forum that don't really serve a purpose on ATRL as it exists now. To be blunt -- it was not working. These issues were magnified due to our inability to do critical updates on the live forum due to old/outdated plugins that could render the forum unusable (worse than the 503s). A lot of our issues are coding related and it’s hard to keep up with the constant changes in Invision’s code with each major update. The reality is ATRL is broken. We cannot continue to focus energy on old features (reported/already reported/warning received) that aren't meant to exist on this software. What we decided to do was find what features we want ATRL to have in 2019 and onward. At present time, our test server has been brought up to the most recent software update and we have begun work on what will ultimately be implemented here. We will be working with Invision tech support to address any improper configurations and any there factors that are resulting in the 503s. We have an internal timeline, but we are not announcing it yet. This will initially lead to a stripped ATRL, one that will be rebuilt with new features. And you will have a direct hand in what some of those will be. In the coming weeks, we will be inviting members to beta test on the updated forum and give us feedback before we bring it here. Toxic Environment Leads to the Zero Tolerance Policy One of the consistent themes mentioned in the January town hall was the rise of offensive and racist behavior within the community. We took your feedback and tried to reign in this behavior but unfortunately it continued to spiral out of control. In April, we implemented a zero-tolerance policy concerning hate speech that specifically addressed the most recurring kind of awful behavior. Unsurprisingly, this has been a little tricky because sometimes it's difficult to ascertain the intent of the post. When is an offensive post one that is due to ignorance (ie lack of education or cultural differences) or blatant trolling (see the Little Mermaid thread)? There's also some basic ignorance over transgender subjects, pronouns, etc. We're asking you guys to meet us halfway while we refine the policy. The ZTP has been and will continue to be a work in progress. We hope you will utilize the new town hall thread to give your feedback on the policy and what changes if any need to be made. What we don’t want: This to turn into a revisiting of the whataboutisms and reverse racism that some of you tried in the policy announcement thread. Bigotry in all forms is unacceptable and shouldn't be a part of this community. New Moderators We will open applications for new moderators to assist the team in the near future. Stay tuned for more information. Rules Revamp As mentioned earlier, ATRL staff will be updating the rules for the community. Some of the rules are inconsistent and contradictory. We strive to have rules and guidelines that reflect the ATRL of today. We look forward to hearing suggestions from the community. Movie Threads There have been some issues with members hoarding threads early for upcoming TV Shows or Films. Please refrain from doing so. If a sequel to a major film franchise has been announced, do not edit your thread for the original movie to be the "main" thread for the new project. Actor Base Threads As requested, we are considering allowing base threads for actors. If it's implemented, there will be a A-Z database created for your convenience. (NEW) Thoughts on The Member's Lounge The Member's Lounge is a new development on ATRL. Although there is a current thread for it, we would like to gather feedback about what you believe could make this space better or improve upon its potential. Open Discussion This is your opportunity to talk directly to the admins and fellow members and post any new ideas, complaints, suggestions, etc. that you may have about ATRL. One last thing: Please be sure to visit the ATRL FAQs created by your favorite moderator @Juanny.
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