Originally posted by akabigfoot
Shame about the whole Serpo thing though, whatever happened to "deny ignorence"
When it became clear that the hoaxers behind Serpo were changing the story based on what was posted on ATS, Serpo was shut down here, because aiding
and abetting lies and deceit are contrary to the goal of Denying Ignorance, and the owners want no part of that (see
So that's what that was about.
As for the reputation of ATS, I certainly agree that the Amigos deserve major kudos for making ATS what it is, but they are always quick to point out
that what sets ATS apart is the quality of the membership, and I wholeheartedly agree with that.
Yeah, we have our moments and God knows we never really seem to agree on anything, but that's actually our strength.
Anyone who's spent some time online knows how awful it is to be on a board that tries to tell you what to think or shouts you down because you don't
follow the party line.
On ATS, the rules are simple
and anyone who can express an opinion without
breaking them can say whatever the hell they want. For such a simple thing, that's extremely important.
Does that mean ATS is for everyone? Nope, not at all.
But the good news is: if folks don't like ATS, there are plenty of alternatives out there, and more power to them.
The fact that I hang out here and not somewhere else, however, indicates that I consider ATS the best.
If not, I'd be on whatever the best board is, and I'm not shy about saying so.
[edit on 9/2/2006 by Majic]