posted on Jul, 2 2009 @ 11:35 PM
Way back on July 1st, 2003 I stumbled upon this little site called ATS. It was small and not nearly as advanced as it is now. At the time I
registered, under the name GiantsFan, there was just over 3000 members, with little of them actually posting frequently. I remember the old guys like
DragonRider, Ocelot, Se7en, and a couple more that slip my mind. I've become more of a lurker than a poster in the last 2 years or so, but I still
enjoy this site.
I always wondered how a site starts out as nothing and grows to something huge. I got to experience it first hand. As I said before, I joined when
we were just over 3,000. we are well over 170,000 now! I can say my proudest moment here at ATS was when I co-won the ATS T-Shirt slogan contest,
with my "ATS: Denying Ignorance since 1997" and even got a free shirt. I nearly won one of the three Rings back in the day (If you were here at the
time, you know what I'm talking about.)
I remember the old drama, the WhispersInTheDark kind. I remember the introduction to the PodCasts and the Blogs. I remember the ATS E-Mail addresses
being taken away from me
But I got over it! I remember my favorite site ever, SportzTawk, which was a sister site to ATS and is since gone
and has now become SportzLinkz, which noone visits. I remember when I knew every member on here, which would be extremely hard to do now!
So while I don't post but maybe once a month, I'll still be lurking here and there. It's been 6 enlightening years, and I expect at least 6 more!