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Originally posted by Mirthful Me
Well, you have swallowed the “Red Pill” and registered at ATS… What do you do now? You can kick the tires so to speak, look around and check out all the forums, read a few posts, even reply in an existing thread that interests you. A bigger first step is to start an introduction thread in the Introduction Forum and tell us (your new ATS family) a little (or a lot) about yourself. The ATS membership is always happy to greet a new member, and is there to help. This is an excellent opportunity to find like minded members, or members that have similar interests in topics (like UFO’s, NWO, or Cryptozoology).
Before you get started, it’s time for the “don’ts.”
The Introduction Forum is for introductions… To tell something about you; not to start a thread about a topic. ATS has a twenty post requirement before a new member can start a thread on the myriad of ATS fora… “Intro threads” that are really “topic threads” will be removed. Twenty may sound like a lot, but it won’t take any time at all (especially if you start a really good introduction thread ). The minimum post requirement is there to give you a chance to acclimate to how ATS operates… And what constitutes quality content contribution (and maybe what doesn’t ). The bottom line is that your intro thread is about your favorite topic… You!
Another “don’t” in your introduction thread is including any prohibited information. Prohibited information could be an email address, website, IM address, phone number or physical address. Another form of prohibited information is No not the pink and tasty treat, but that cyber version of unwanted and unsavory commercial and/or self promotion. ATS isn’t a classified ad, and takes a dim view of stealth or viral marketing. The aforementioned are violations of the Terms & Conditions Of Use and are a sure fire way for you to become acquainted with staff of ATS under circumstances that aren’t as fun as a quality introduction thread.
If you haven’t already viewed it, or didn’t pay attention take two minutes to view the new member video:
Now it’s time to get started!