posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 07:10 PM
ATS is not a platform. ATS is a venue.
... a venue for free and open discussion of a myriad of topics and subject matter. The only constraints are the Terms and Conditions, which are
basically common sense and proper discussion board etiquette.
I recall something you once posted, and I have always considered it one of the best summaries of what ATS is all about. I won't quote you but it went
something like this ...
I don't come to ATS to change the world. I come to ATS to change myself.
For whatever reason, that struck a chord with me.
If ATS were to take a stance and speak with a single "voice" it would at the same time alienate a portion/percentage of the membership, namely those
with opposing views.
The reason those who look to "organize and recruit", from a large and globally diverse membership, is exactly the reason why ATS remains a venue and
not a platform. The minute ATS, as a whole, takes a stance, or forms a singular voice, is the same moment it would fail in Denying Ignorance.
Free and Open Discussion.
If you have, or find, a cause ...
... you will or have broadened your horizons!
Now, do so for others . . .
[edit on 4/7/2006 by 12m8keall2c]