posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 10:58 AM
The thing about points can be a sticky wicket sometimes.
Points remind me of Monopoly money. You can only use points at ATS as monopoly money can only be of value in the Monopoly game. It's a tool of the
You can't U2U, chat or buy "virtual stuff" from the member center without points.
As your adventure through ATS continues you will read that many members with thousands and thousands of points don't see much value in a high point
number. Of course, they are being modest.
Imagine yourself having all the rail roads, all the utilities and several properties with hotels on them in the Monopoly game. Would you not feel
accomplished at how well you had done?
OK back to ATS. When a moderator awards you points it is an honor. You have done something to earn those points.
If you have managed to continue posting for 3 or 4 years without being banned or getting upset and leaving that is also a good thing. You get points
for all your posts and threads during those years.
Points are a reward for your work. In my opinion it is a well deserved award as we have many brilliant minds in our membership. Their efforts should
be rewarded. A lot of time and research goes into making a decent thread that is informative, fact filled and one that brings about a good
Please do not misunderstand me. Those of us that don't have mega points are no less intelligent or productive. Some members like myself like to
read and post occasionnaly, don't have time to do sufficient research to start a thread or don't have the desire to express our opinions. That is
The beauty of ATS is that you can be what you want to be in a civil atmosphere. ATS is a ''safe'' place to be.
Enjoy your adventure on this board.............I certainly have.