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It's not much, but...Thank YOU ATS!

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posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 04:38 PM
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I know stars and points don't really mean much on ATS, but I've always felt Flags sort of did. Flags were one of the things which didn't really seem to be affected by the software switch back in 06-08 time frame. I've never really been much for stats like that, but I did always feel like reaching 10,000 flags was some kind of a milestone. Well, I was just lucky enough today to have been given my 10,000th flag, and I really owe it to everyone else here on ATS.

So Thank You, fellow ATS members, moderators, super moderators and admins! I am both flattered and honored.

There are quite a few here with nearly twice as many flags and still active members, so I am by no means in rarefied air, but it is nice to be here and I wanted to say "Thank You" for the appreciation. A while back I wondered if I'd ever get here, and if I would do it in under 10,000 posts. I didn't, but it's no big deal. Again, it's not any fantastic accomplishment especially considering there are a couple members who hit 20,000 with less than 3,000 posts, but to me it was never a competition.

Thank you everyone!

I sincerely appreciate it!
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posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 04:47 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

2 from me so far today...


congrats bro!



posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I do enjoy reading about some of your adventures. I look forward to reading about more of them in the future.

Kocag



posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 04:55 PM
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I also need to give a HUGE shout-out to member Operation Mindcrime for helping me create a wicked-cool avatar which is such a great characterization of myself and the world around me!

Thanks, OM!

ETA - Actually, he did most of the work, I just provided input.
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posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 05:09 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I star a post when I generally agree with what someone posted. Saves me the trouble of posting.

I flag a topic when I think this is something other people should read.

If you've reached 10,000 flags, it's because you have contributed a lot of worthwhile content to ATS.

It is we who should be thanking you for making ATS a more interesting and better place.

Thank you!



posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 05:13 PM
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Grats man , now on to the 20 k



posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 05:15 PM
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So your ice cream thread was a ruse for flags huh..... interesting



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posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: TheAlleghenyGentleman

LOL! Naw...I just had some really good coconut ice cream last night, and that stuff just makes my heart sing!!

Have to share!


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posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 05:20 PM
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a reply to: TheGreazel

Well, I don't know if I'll ever get there, honestly.

I never really 'tried' to get here.



posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 06:11 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
I also need to give a HUGE shout-out to member Operation Mindcrime for helping me create a wicked-cool avatar which is such a great characterization of myself and the world around me!
Thanks, OM!
ETA - Actually, he did most of the work, I just provided input.


Yeah, the guy is amazing. He did my avatar too.



posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 06:22 PM
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I just made it 10,015 I think, definitely lucky 13 on this post! You Rock!!



posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 06:24 PM
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a reply to: WUNK22

Not stars, my friend, but flags.

They're different.



posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 06:31 PM
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I wish I had more to give than just thanks; I know it's so little.

But I do thank you ALL!
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posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 06:32 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

You’re welcome!



posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 06:39 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

You see, here is a member who exceeds me by far.

All the better to say, it's not all that much to be at 10k, and just move on.

One day...perhaps...one day.



posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 06:42 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I’m just a mouthy opinionated sumbitch.

I’m no one special.



posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 06:48 PM
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You start lots of threads so get lots of flags. I just try not to get less stars than posts.



posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Frankly, neither am I.



posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 07:02 PM
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I'd like to be perfectly candid. I'm not in the greatest place of my life (professionally). I'm not. Times are tough, not money wise but work wise. Honestly, I'm about ready to retire early from a company I've worked 25 years for (26 actually). What is happening is similar to that of the management mantra of Boeing and the 737-MAX...more with less, faster, until everything breaks, bigger demands, complete ignorance of incremental increased demands and ultimate failure of the team, the product and the goals. It's sad.

I wish I could say it's different, and I wish I could say exactly "who", "what" and "where", but I cannot. Sorry.

Only those who work in the business will understand.

For my part, I am disappointed, but I know I'm not the first, or the last.

I just cannot go on. I'm pretty much DONE!!



posted on Feb, 12 2020 @ 07:08 PM
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Don't remember what I had on my old account, but it was alot.

Congrats on your milestone !

You get a rush when people star and flag you. I had that for awhile. But , then it became more about the reason I joined.It became more about the people I had interacted with. It was my family. Hell, I married someone I met on ATS.

Stars and flags are nice and all, but for me, the sharing of info and the interaction with people out weighs it by far.




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