posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 10:21 AM
Something to think about: If Stephen Hawking joined ATS today and started posting in the Science forums, would he be "just a n00b"? Or if
were alive today and joined ATS, would his opinion hold less water since
he'd only just rocked up?
I remember when I joined back in '04 ATS was like a small city. Even then, threads very similar to this one were periodically posted, bemoaning how
ATS had changed, hankering for how ATS was back in the "olden days of '99 to '01" - back when everyone in town knew everyone in town, when folks
were polite and as they passed shouted, "Mornin'!"
The thing is, ya can't stop progress
, and ATS is now a bustling metropolis - a status which has its own pros and cons. Sure there's more
noise and congestion and you maybe have to shout louder to be heard over the rabble, but greater numbers brings greater variety and more interesting
folks from all around the globe, all of whom produce more ingredients to throw into the intellectual melting pot. ATS is certainly different
what it has been in the past, but better or worse? Well that depends on your personal experience and perspective.
This thread reminded me of the Wayback Machine. Plug in the ATS URL for a history lesson or a trip down memory lane, as the case may be. -->
Now, I'm off to post a "You Can Only Reply If You Joined Pre-2003
[edit on 2010-1-29 by wecomeinpeace]