We The People
Originally posted by thehumbleone
If I had not made all of those awesome posts and thread it would never have become this popular.
While I know you're saying this with a wink, in aggregate, it's quite true.
be proud, as should every member of our quirky online family, because we are
the reason for the growing popularity of ATS.
Granted, especially in a community where popularity holds less value than credibility, traffic statistics may not seem to be something to get excited
about. Indeed, if we start "playing to the camera", I think we risk losing the very quality that makes ATS the best.
Certainly there's no shortage of concerns expressed among members about ATS "going mainstream", "selling out" and otherwise losing our way, but
the truth is that none of these things can happen unless we as members allow it to.
Each time any of us posts honestly, candidly and politely on ATS, we vote against the alternatives. If enough of us do so, that
We The People Of ATS are offering the world a genuine, viable alternative to the kind of mass-mind, mass-marketing mindset that has been the signature
and legacy of one-way, broadcast media.
We talk about what they refuse to talk about. With very few constraints
quite reasonable ones at that), we talk about anything we want, and all opinions are welcome.
the formula that makes ATS what it is, and the popularity of ATS is a direct result of what all of us do.
So by all means, be proud!