August 1, 2017
I learned today that the ATS Administrators and Moderators have been very lenient in enforcing many ATS rules to this point. But due to some serious
copyright and other infringements, they are cracking down in a big way.
For those of you who haven't yet learned the features of this AboveTopSecret.com, see this thread:
For 8.5 years I didn't know that I had ATS messages waiting for me from forum administrators and other members. Not until someone posted in a thread
that they had sent me a message a few months ago. That's when I found/read the above "ATS Features" thread.
Also, read the T.A.N. (The Above Network) Terms and Conditions at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
After reading the T&C, you'll realize that a lot of Political and Social issues threads contain multiple violations. Thankfully, some
leniency/leeway is still granted to those discussions!
Where I got into trouble and temporarily banned from posting today, was from not using "External tags" when doing a copy/paste of external content
Proper way to insert External Content: www.abovetopsecret.com...
One strike with the External Content violation, and your posting ability is frozen. And, if you don't know how to identify that you have a new
important message in your forum in-box (like me), you'll think that ATS is under attack or something, because the "reply" buttons disappear, and
other buttons don't respond to mouse clicks.
Anyway, just a heads-up to newer, or casual forum members. Go to the General Forum Member section at
and you'll find a wealth of information, resources, and tips for getting the most out of
AboveTopSecret.com.. and doing so properly