Before you all jump up and down and protest just hear me out-the title was just meant to get your attention!
I suppose we've all done it, put hours of work into a new thread that for one reason or another absolutely noone seems to care about.
Or, we ask what we think is a really deep, pertinent question only for a couple of one liners that earn stars to follow, with the original question
getting lost in the ensuing jokes and banter.
We've all read the thread, claiming to have been contacted my a Martian working for the Navy involved in a top secret plan to destabilize the Western
World. That somehow is still going months later with 300 replies and scores of posts and flags to boot!
I think these are all part of the joys of ATS, they are what makes it fun to be a member here. I believe that the querky, fickle nature of ATS members
is what brings us back time and time again.
I do believe that most of the time, a good thread will be treated as such, but occasionally some do slip through the net!
I say all this not out of any malice for my threads, just as an observation of us in general, of the psychology of the ATS member. I think we are on
the lookout for the wildest and most outrageous, while at the same time trying to engage our analytical and scientific minds. It's just amazing what
we all find interesting, what we all think is possible, what we all think is impossible.
That's why all threads are important, from the outrageous two lined questions to the five paged, sourced, illustrated masterpieces.
Just a few thoughts I've decided to throw out there, no doubt to be ignored, as usual!(Joke!)
Edit to add I really don't believe in the title, it's just a hook to get you all to have a read! I really mean this thread to be a compliment to ATS
[edit on 12-6-2009 by kiwifoot]