I'd like to take some time, and point out, (IMHO) what the average ATS User is, as seen from a viewpoint of a computer screen
Now I won't sum it all up as one, because each person is an individual, and can fall into several "Unique" categories.
But for the first part, I'll continue with a newly seen, generalization.
9) Sophophobic- Fear of learning
Now that's just a small list of common Phobias of ATS users
Now for the persons themselves.
Type A- This user, tends to be logical, rational, and use good reasoning in every aspect. The user tends to look for links, proof, and validation from
a reliable source, overly analytical, but justly.
Type B- This user, tends to believe anything someone in a well dressed suit says, via youtube, or in a local gas station. The User tends to believe
something, because they want to believe it, than needing a proof to it, and may also build proof around it, making the world fit into a delusion, or
perhaps a right answer. (Blind squirrels can indeed, find nuts).
Type C- This is a troll, they post subjects, and quickly log off. The subject is always antagonistic, and has little to no purpose, other to infuriate
or mock 'Serious Users'. They may make a thread, or a post, in which they mock users, or just tread lightly against the T&C.
Type D- The "Semi-Lurker". This user has a Account on ATS, and have most likely had the account, for quite some time. Their posts are few and far
between, (Usually 2 posts per month). They are frequently on, but rarely post. Due to the users, long time on ATS, they appear, and usually are,
highly intelligent in what they speak about.
Type E- The Specialist. This User, (typically found in UFO and Alien threads, or 9/11 threads) sticks to topics, they know very well, and will
varyingly go into other topics, such as politics, religion, and predictions. This specific user, tends to know alot more information in their specific
field than the majority of ats (sometimes even combined!) does.
Type F- The new User. This user is new, an open minded person, (occasionally close minded) and is a typically, friendly ATSer. They tend to choose a
side, after a month or two, and rarely, choose no side, and just watch the mayhem.
I can't seem to think of any other types. If there are feel free to add.
And if you feel you fit into a certain type, let us know, but by now, most probably know which type you are.
This is of course the myriad of users, that makes the community of ATS, and they are all appreciated.
*If pressed, I'll link the phobias, I just got lazy on that part*
Edit to add elaborations.
[edit on 27-10-2009 by Republican08]