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originally posted by: Jakal26
I'm just going to put this here in the gray area because I honestly don't think it is deserving of "skunk works" and it's just an observation anyways....
....this will be short and to the point.
I registered here in 2010. I have been lurking, near daily, on this site for far longer than that (3 or 4 years plus) and in all that time, I have not seen as many "introduction" threads as I have in the last 2 or 3 days.
...ATS is my homepage, so when I open my browser I am taken to the "recent posts" page, it's been set up that way for me for years now....so I have not missed them. Like I said, even when I remain silent, I am generally here...reading, listening, learning, and of course entertaining myself.
In the past few days, I've literally seen introduction after introduction, sometimes 5 or 6 in a row on the recent posts page. I have never seen so many of them before.
....generally, we have more new members come around during times when schools have been released for summer vacation. Even then, I did not see the "surge" in new members that I have seen in the last few days.
Now, I'm not accusing new members of anything at all. I just find it rather strange, the recent surge.
Are some of these accounts "spam" that is being used to attack the site (not sure how that would work but I'm sure others here know more about that than myself)
Is it possible that these accounts are being set up so as to be "gatekeepers" of conversation for some future event that is about to occur (pure conjecture on my part, btw).....
Idk...it just seems strange to me. It's definitely got me wondering....
So, am I reading too much into it, or have others noticed this recent surge as well?
What say you, ATS?
Personally, I don't know how someone cannot sign up because viewing ATS pages while not being logged in is literally intolerable. I lurked for a short while but decided to join just to avoid the overwhelming ads.
it's almost election year so those lurkers want to get in on the great discussions.
Over the last two weeks, many who usually don't want to strike up a conversation about my favorite subjects have come to me asking what I know about the whole "jade helm" thing.
But rebelling against facebook is not the 'in' thing.
I agree with aerospace engineer John Bennes when he said, regarding Facebook's IPO, that the largest technology IPO in U.S. history was for a technology that wastes peoples time.
I will just look from the side lines, it is not good for the blood pressure.
originally posted by: Jakal26
a reply to: marg6043
Though, at times, I seem to get "drug in"....like a moth to a flame, for some reason I just can't stop myself
Perhaps, some days, I just like to argue with em a bit. LOL
and have a nice day. I'm outta here for a while.