posted on Apr, 13 2008 @ 08:14 AM
Originally posted by chissler
For anyone looking to get involved in this forum, need only contact
ADVISOR via u2u to kick start the process.
That may be why its not active.
Kind of like one extra step.
Similar to why I dont go to BTS - I log into ATS and would think I would have access to all its sites. Fact is we have a lot demanded from us on the
web, with everyone and their brother wanting us to register and create passwords, etc. - so when you do get to a site, to have to then go and log in
again, or get permission to post somewhere, etc...kind of gets tiresome.
Suppose is similar with R.A.T.s - Im sure everyone has the points for it, you really cant use the points for anything else...but no one really bothers
to check it out.
Its just so much easier to go with what is happening now.
One could argue this helps eliminate people and create for better post...well maybe so...again quantity isnt everything but quality...however if it
stagnates and the material is waiting for the participation of others to launch it forward, this can be a drawback.
Just something to consider.
Not just laziness, but it can be confusing for new people and as they become regular members, they are still relatively new to the site as a whole and
how and why things function and what is required of them. i.e., who do you contact for posting as a scholar, etc.
Sure there is the freshman forums, and that goes a long way to help...point is that in general it is that one extra step...that perhaps could open the
flood gate if eliminated. And it may be that the ATS staff does not want to go there. - as many have already complained about the quality of post ever
since the registration here at ATS became easier. (Well, it was always easy for me, as I joined a long time ago...but there was a time when I believe
you had to wait to get your account approved.)