posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 05:28 PM
In my opinion, the greatest strength of ATS is that most people come here of their own accord, or through word of mouth.
It's a strength because it means they have been searching for a particular topic and have been tenacious enough to find a place with all the info
IMO this means that they are very likely to want to discuss and be educated or educate others.
Other forms of advertising are likely to lead to unruly elements and a tidal wave of trolls.
As it is, the people that are attracted here come because they have sought us out - and IMO that's the people we want, not a mass of voracious
trolls, piss takers or thrill seekers who have no understanding of the concept of ATS.
I'm not putting the OP down - I thought the same way myself at times.
I just don't think it's the way forwards - far better to just keep doing what we're doing