You could enter one of the writing contests, they pay well in points. As for RATS, I have only heard tales of it's inner workings, and even then,
they're rumours at best.
Always thought it a bit odd to have a "secret" forum
on a site mostly about conspiracies and secrets.
Edit to add (again, bloody iPhone):
This is from a thread www.abovetopsecret.com...
by niteboy82, a Super Moderator.
Be prepared though, if you put out the points for RATS. It does not have nearly as many threads, and you can sometimes go a day without anything being
posted. I think some people expect a forum as active as ATS itself.
RATS can be interesting, and it is very interesting just to be able to go back and read old threads. But the big point is like djohnsto77 pointed out,
it isn't perused by the search engines, so what goes on in there is not searchable, affording some degree of privacy for more personal topics.
I love these threads though, they remind me to pay my monthly fee.
And you only pay the access fee once. After that it is just a monthly point fee of 250 points.
"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated." -George Bernard Shaw
You are worfress Arec Bawrin.
End quote. Hope that helps mate.
Sendran, again. Got to get a new laptop.
[edit on 17/12/2009 by Sendran]