posted on May, 2 2007 @ 07:08 AM
I have been a proud member of ATS since 2004, I enjoy the vast amount of topics discussed, the art of the debate and the different way the members'
personality comes through the screen. I love to learn and this site allows me to accomplish this on a daily basis.
I am not an expert in any one field, and I was trying to find a way to fit in an contribute to this board and thanks to ATSNN, I was given a niche to
contribute while I gained knowledge from the efforts of other members' contributions. I was given a reporter slot by the ATSNN editors and it gave me
a chance to keep members informed of news items that you do not see on the MSM.
Now that ATSNN is no longer around, we still have the Alternative, Politics, and General news submission, this is how I like to contribute to the site
and "earn my keep" so to say and I will continue to do so in the future.
The WATS award was something that I never expected to get and I am quite honored, my thanks go out to those who made this possible, YOU the
In a strange way, I feel like I am in the middle of an ATS version of the Diebold scandal, but after reviewing the posts I can say I understand some
of the concerns members have voiced, but we should remember that ATS is a living entity constantly changing and evolving and I am sure that the 3
Amigos and Staff will review and probably tweak it here and there, and end up with a system to reflect some of your concenrs in the future. Should my
award have an asterisk placed next to it, in some members' minds', so be it. This will not tarnish, nor diminish this honor in mine.
Once again, I thank the members who made it possible for a humble reporter to receive this coveted award...