posted on Mar, 8 2019 @ 05:15 AM
a reply to: MisterSpock
Almost right away.
I read a book by the Disinfo publishers "everything you know is wrong" or something like that. It had information about the Columbine Massacre that I
had never heard anywhere before.
Through that or similar inquiries online, I came across this site once but I never navigated away from the thread I was reading. I only spent maybe 5
minutes here. I came across it again a couple days later and this time I paid a little more attention and once I realized this was a user based
content forum, with a theme of conspiracies and other mysterious topics, and saw the "Firehose" of tons of new and interesting topics of things I
hadn't even ever heard of before, I made an account.
After about a year, maybe two, I had matured enough and gotten used to forum etiquette that I decided to create a new, more mature account, mainly in
order to shed the more aggressive, argumentative and muckraking posts I made when I first discovered pseudoskeptics, and, I've been here ever since.
At Least 7 or 8 out of every 10 days, on average, I've been here. It used to be more like 9 or 10, but its petered out in the last couple years due
1) I'm not a conspiracy newb, I've heard of most of the things people talk about so I'm not voraciously absorbing new information like I was before
2) ATS has changed. It's slowed down a bit. It used to be that the threads at the Bottom of the Flagged threads on the LIVE page would have around 20
stars. Now it's common to see threads make the list with only 8 stars. It's also common for me to see incredible stories elsewhere, and Never see them
show up anywhere on ATS, which would've been unheard of before. ATS was a one stop shop for all your news needs related to your interests of
"conspiracies and other mysterious topics". I don't just mean because ATS turned to politics. Theres political stuff, very germane to the discussions
we have here, that never makes it to ATS. AND "woo stuff".
This place doesnt work without users who are motivated to do the work. I think, for various reasons, we have lost some of our best members. Things
just turn out one way or another and sometimes that's just the way it goes.