posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 09:27 AM
I think sometimes that it might be counter productive to pay over much attention to who is active on the board. Perhaps I have more free time than I
would wish to belive, but I make at least a post a day when I can, and I can often do more. In fact just today thats three in total.
It can often seem as though only a few members are active on the boards, but there again I think that may have alot to do with time. Many people who
use the internet recreationaly (that is, not for work) have set times when they can use the internet for thier own purposes. If you contribute to a
thread which is started by another person in your timeslot, then its more likely to find its way to other people who have the same timing as you do,
regardless of which forum its posted in, or which category it comes under. By the time you and your fellows go to bed, a new group may come in, add
more posts, and go away and before you know it, you are looking at the page again when others who have your timing or similar are hogging the board
again, therefore it may appear as if no one new is commenting. Its also possible that in the case of items which do not appear on the home page, that
by the time you and your fellow posters retire to bed, that NEW topics have come up, and replaced the thread you were working on... so you turn on
your computer , call up ATS , go to MyATS and all you see is the list of YOUR active threads and who last posted. However, all manner of folk could
have accessed the site, and contributed on threads you hadnt heard about, and completely escaped your notice.
I see this site as being like a junction . Lots of people come through it, but theres no way they can all know eachother, because they couldnt all
fit at once !