Ways To The Center
Speaking personally for Majic, Majic prefers to see thoughtful posts worth reading.
Majic is a member of other boards where post count and join date mean much more than they do here. As a result, on one of them, there are massive
threads consisting of posts whose entire sentiment consists of the expression "123", and nothing more.
Needless to say, getting worthwhile information from such a board is usually not worth the trouble, but I drop by there now and then to see if
anything has improved. I'm not sure why people think it's so important to have a lot of posts on a board no one -- even the old-timers -- honestly
considers worth reading.
On ATS, steps are being taken to avoid a similar fate. One-liners are discouraged, copy-paste, auto-quote and spambot posts are quick ways to lose
points and ultimately one's ability to log in, and so on.
Most members will find, as I did, that the real reward of being a member of ATS comes from having the opportunity to share opinions with other members
who may disagree on many things, but are ultimately still of a like mind on such broad issues as the question of conspiracies and widespread deception
of the public.
Joining our community with that in mind, and sharing your own honest views and opinions will, as a matter of course, lead to benefits and rewards not
only related to board mechanics -- staff applause for a single post is worth as much as 250 unapplauded posts, or 125 replies to a thread, for example
-- but to the respect and appreciation of your fellow members.
In my opinion, that is the only truly meaningful perquisite ATS ultimately offers, because without that, all the post count status or ATS/BTS/PTS
points in the world are worthless.
Of course, that's just my opinion.
Whatever membership strategy you may choose, I wish you well.