Alright, I have joined.
Yes, it can be anonymous...
For those who might get lost in the joining process :
1: Click Join.
2: You will be asked for a name (Use your ATS User name)
(It will let you know right below whether your name is taken already.
3: Chose a password... I like to pick random letters and numbers and write them down.
4: Enter your e-mail address. (In case your password is forgotten.)
Here's the part people are skeptical of.
On the next page it displays your e-mail address, and asks for the password to it.
The intention of this is so that it can use your e-mail contacts to mass mail and ask them to also join... whether your scared of your e-mail being
read, your anonymity being destroyed, or simply annoying your e-mail contacts, simply DO NOT enter your password, or anything for that matter.
5: In the corner of the page (top right for me, some say it was at the bottom... it's not easy to see at first), you have a skip option. Press that
and you can avoid this screen altogether.
6: You should be logged in now. You can update your picture by clicking on the picture box... you can update your current status by typing what
you're doing in the "What are you doing" section.
7: ADDING ATS TO YOUR CONTACTS.
On the "Home" section (tabs along the top), there is a search bar along the right, near the bottom. Type "AboveTopSecret" in there and click
At this point 2 contacts will appear... AboveTopSecret and AsalaATS (she listed ATS's website as her own.)
Click the follow button next to AboveTopSecret... and if you have some form of admiration for Asala...heck, click it for her too.
8: You will now have "Following 1" listed on your home section now. You can visit the members you are following by clicking on that, then on the
Personally I think the term "following" is kind of stalkerish... doubly so if you did happen to click follow on Asala.
Anyhow, that will get you set up and linked to ATS. No information has been given of yours other than your username and your e-mail address (Which is
held in confidentiality.)
I'm not sure I like the lack of options on Twitter... I'm sure they're there, but they aren't making themselves abundantly obvious.