Researching, or lurking as some have come to express it here on ATS, is as good a tool to do your own research to see if other people have already
began a discussion on the particular interest you have. In other words, you want to make sure you are not competing with someone else for attention
who is a veteran contributor, because that is rather difficult sometimes as well as sort of a silly way making your head hurt.
ATS Media is a great place to look for videos other members have posted on here to get some ideas.
Tin Foil Wikipedia
The Tin Foil Wikipedia, or TinWiki as you can see it on top, is ATS's own Wikpedia branch, and a lot of great members, myself included, have busted
their proverbial behinds to add content to in order to make this site rock and roll even more so than it already does. It works just like Wikipedia,
it's just more specifically tailored for conspiracy theorists.
The main board itself is your number one jumping off point. You will need to exercise some patience and explore each, because posting to the
appropriate area will siginificantly factor into just how positive or negative the feedback of harcore posters give to you.
Submitting news in the appropriate fashion is extremely important, because people are quick to mistakes and make sure that you are assisted in the
right direction. This button is right next to the ATS Google Search Engine.
The ATS Google Search Engine, is another useful tool towards finding articles, if you know how to use a search engine properly. Using a search engine
is simple, you enter the main words, minimalizing the amount of words you use in order to get the greatest hits.
In real life, I have been called a Walking Wikipedia by various friends, because you can ask me almost anything political, military, or espionage and
I will have an answer or know how to find it. Some of that comes from utilizing ATS to my maximum potential, but the vast majority of it comes from my
huge library of books, my Amazon account, and the public library.
Research, research, research. It's important. Just griping about a topic will not keep peoples attention, knowing it will.
Member debates is a great place to go look at how people here on ATS professionally argue among themselves. Just remember that they are arguing within
a designated area set specifically for that and there are rules. ATS is abound with rules, called Terms and Conditions.
Terms and Conditions of ATS
This is one of the many Terms and Conditions links here within ATS. The T & C keeps shifting and changing with addition of new members and new issues
popping up all the time because the website is constantly being improved and changed on a daily basis.
HAL : Handbook of ATS Links
HAL, explains a lot more in depth than I have gone in detail so far, since I'm using my experience, having never utilized the HAL, or Handbook of ATS
Links yet. I prefer learning on my own or asking questions, but I'm going to begin taking a look at HAL more often now. It's the FAQ button you see
between "SEARCH" and "CHAT".
[edit on 28-3-2009 by SpartanKingLeonidas]