First and foremost
WELCOME to AboveTopSecret.com!
We really are GLAD
you decided to register as a Member and we hope you will participate in the global discussion that is
This, our corner of World Wide Web, is a HUGE place to be sure. There is so much information that I can't keep up with all of it. Don't let that
"scare you" or slow you down.
This site is a COMMUNITY
first and foremost. The community comes first, and all else is subordinate to the community. This Community thrives
on the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences of people like you and me.
The fact you are aware and interested
enough in this world we live in to join
ecret.com indicates you are completely "qualified" to participate here.
Remember that fact just in case you go out
into the forums and start to feel intimidated or "shy" because of all the great research and commentary you will encounter done by our members.
Here's a link to the Board Information Forum that has lots of good information... www.abovetopsecret.com...
Do you have a theory or story you want to share that is sort of "out there" or something that has just been turning round and round in your mind? Then
our SkunkWorks Forum
is the place for you. Just click this link and you'll be transported there instantly.
is our "back to basics" Forum... It's where a theory, experience or idea that hasn't been "proven up or down", may or may not
have corroborating data (links to other information that backs it up) can be posted without the worry of "backing it up" with evidence or additional
information. Certainly NOT a "free-for-all", in which post your "I had breakfast with the alien living under my bed story" but a unique place to post
the more esoteric.
ecret.com has grown to be the number one
destination for alternative topic discussion on the world wide web for
several reasons. The most important reason is our Members and the incredible content they bring to this site. In a close second position is the fact
we keep the discussions very civil
Courteous discourse is the RULE not the exception here. We don't allow childish name calling or the attack of the author when you can't attack the
theory or facts he/she is presenting.
We have a staff of outstanding individuals that are the "GO TO" people if you feel another member has broken the Terms And Conditions of use
we all sign and agree to when we join AboveTopSecret.com.
If someone attacks you personally DO NOT
respond in kind or attack back, notify a Moderator immediately by using the "Gripe/Idea Button"
located in the top "tool bar" or look for the Moderator of the forum you are in listing on the staff mast going down the left side of the forum home
Simply click on that Moderator's name and you will have an automated U2U
screen addressed to them that you can explain the problem in. This
feature gets you DIRECT access to that Moderator and in conjunction with the Gripe/Idea button will definitely get your needs met.
I am covering this so extensively because I know the biggest turn off to a New Forum is being treated badly by "certain long time" members who may
feel they are superior in some way to a new member. Let me, one of the Owners of this site tell you now...
There is NO MEMBER who is superior to or more "valuable" to this Community than YOU, our newest Member.
There are many VERY USEFUL tutorials in the threads just below this one, USE THEM, take your time and learn as you go. There is NO RUSH.
Finally, I want to let you know that this Forum, "101" is YOUR forum. A forum to ask questions in, a forum to try out the features, a forum to gain a
Mentors are a new program we are initiating, it's just started so be patient with us. I will be inviting some of our senior members to be Mentors. I
will base the invitation on their knowledge of the site and overall kind demeanor.
My next post in this forum will be about the D-Ego
or "Digital Ego". The great SkepticOverlord coined this term/name several months ago and
it's a GENUINE phenomena that we ALL share online.
Enjoy your time here and feel free to ask questions!
Springer, SkepticOverlord and Simon Gray... the THREE AMIGOS.
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