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AboveTopSecret.com: Membership is Free And The Services Are Extensive

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posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 12:05 PM
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It has come to our attention that members of another conspiracy website are being pressured to contribute money for what many consider "basic" discussion board account privileges. I'd like to point out that...

Full Membership on AboveTopSecret.com Is Free, And Always Will be.



1) It always was: There has never been a system to ask for anything more than your e-mail address to confirm your new account.

2) It always will be: ATS management (me) has repeatedly said there will never be a paid membership, or even optional member contributions. The only "payment" we ever ask for is your best posts.

3) All member services have always been, and will always be free: This includes:
a) Secure private messaging
b) Chat system
c) Full posting privileges
d) The largest avatar space of any discussion board
e) Free Upload space with limits based on only your participation
f) Free member blogs with a industry-leading blogging tool
g) Free podcast service with your own personal podcast feed
h) Organized debate contests
i) Organized writing contests
j) Reduced advertising when logged-in as a member
k) Opportunity to earn money as a "Conspiracy Master" (coming soon)
l) Opportunities to contribute to offline content products (coming soon)

4) The most advanced discussion board platform available: The above services and our unique technology combine to provide members with the most advanced discussion board platform that is expertly search-engine optimized. This means your thoughts, ideas, opinions, and research will be indexed by Google within days and sometimes hours.

5) All members enjoy a professionally managed environment: And with all of the above services, ATS is well-renowned for having the most professionally moderated discussion board, period.
We refuse to allow short "drive-by" posting that add nothing to the thread.
We refuse to allow insults and mayhem that you'll see on many other boards.
We refuse to allow spam and hate speech.
We promote intelligent posting.
We promote productive debate and collaborative discussion.
We promote the examination of any topic as long as manners are maintained.
We respect the content of other sites and encourage linking.
We respect our members' content and defend its credibility and their rights.


All of this is freely given to our valued members. All of this, and more, will continue to be freely given to our valued members.


So what are you waiting for, join now and contribute.




posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 12:31 PM
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Such a bargain, the world at your fingertips... The best deal on the internet.



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 01:33 PM
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Nothing to lose, everything to gain



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 03:15 PM
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Originally posted by enjoies05
Nothing to lose, everything to gain


Nothing to lose, if you don't count jobs and spouses that get ignored due to your new addiction



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 03:34 PM
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didn't ATS use to do donations? like uber back in the day


2003 if i recall



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 03:37 PM
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Originally posted by MCory1

Originally posted by enjoies05
Nothing to lose, everything to gain


Nothing to lose, if you don't count jobs and spouses that get ignored due to your new addiction




Oh yeah!

Well you still can gain alot at least.



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 03:54 PM
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Nowhere else I've been online comes close to ATS. It's the most accessible- easier to join, to navigate, and to interact on. The management and staff are easily the most professional and friendly I've dealt with. The membership is amazing too. I doubt you'll find the combined brainpower of ATS anywhere else.

Other sites, which shall remain nameless, start hoaxes. ATS debunks them. There's just no competition.



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 03:55 PM
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I was about to post one of my "Rah, rah, I love ATS" blurbs when I saw this:

"k) Opportunity to earn money as a "Conspiracy Master" (coming soon)"

Then my natural avaricious bent kicked in, took over, and totally sublimated my altruistic promotionary urge.

Money? You say money?

Tell me more, please!


PS. I love ATS. ATS is the very BEST conspiracy site on the Net. By far.



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 04:05 PM
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It was announced some time ago Sofi. Our fearless leaders are planning to open a new domain for what is now the Conspiracy Masters forum, where published authors and a handful of extremely distinguished members can post their work. Members wont be able to start threads there, but can reply.

Ad revenues will be shared with contributors.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 04:15 PM
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This sounds great, you've sold me, where do I sign up....



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 04:30 PM
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Originally posted by c3hamby
This sounds great, you've sold me, where do I sign up....


Right here... Join the Best



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 04:36 PM
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Originally posted by infinite
didn't ATS use to do donations? like uber back in the day


2003 if i recall

I'm not 100% on that, but am more than confident Simon and or SO can verify.

[edit on 27-12-2006 by ADVISOR]



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 04:36 PM
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Originally posted by infinite
didn't ATS use to do donations? like uber back in the day


Yes... we had a short-lived voluntary PayPal donation option.

The short story as to why that disappeared...

Simon and I brainstormed on a simple idea, "if we build it, they will come".

The idea was to create an environment that would attract quality people and inspire them to create quality posts which would then attract enough traffic to pay the bills via advertising alone.

This is why we've always said the best way to donate to ATS is to simply make great posts. This way, everyone benefits... our members, our visitors, and ATS.



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 05:02 PM
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anychance of getting the cheaque back that i sent for 50k


its nice to see this place thriving (i have seen many prospects from people that i wouldnt have cared about)


[edit on 27-12-2006 by bodrul]



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 09:48 PM
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So, What's In It For Me?

That's all fine and good, but I expect more for my subscription dollar.

Oh wait, I've never even paid a dollar.


Um, nevermind...



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 10:10 PM
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Very impressive resume. OK, Your hired!



posted on Dec, 27 2006 @ 10:34 PM
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And we have cool icons



posted on Dec, 28 2006 @ 12:43 AM
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I've explored the rest and always come back to the best.

I was surprised to see another site offer to save me $20.00 if I payed $100.00 for an annual membership. The big surprise was that all I would get for my money was something ATS offered for free.

The quality of the membership and staff will always keep me coming back.



posted on Dec, 28 2006 @ 01:03 AM
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It's that five finger discount as in FREE!!! I would, like most of us here, would like to see this site evolve from what it already has.

[edit on 12/28/2006 by gimmefootball400]



posted on Dec, 28 2006 @ 10:20 AM
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d) The largest avatar space of any discussion board


Heehee, not anymore! my message board supports large avatars now too, inspired by ATS.

thanks for reminding us though, ATS is great! the best things in the world ARE free.



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