Today is my 1000th Birthday!

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posted on May, 1 2010 @ 12:19 PM
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It's hard for me to believe, but this will be my 1000th thread.




This is what ATS looked like when I first arrived here on July 17, 2004:



ATS has been called many things....business...front...community...cointelpro...home.

For me, this special place is my virtual "town square" with all of the diversity, strangeness, wonder and inspiration of the real thing.


When I first came to this board, I was a 'n00b' in the purest sense. I had zero experience with online forums and even less with conspiracy topics. Admittedly, I found many of the (insert obligatory Australian accent here) "aliens ate my baby" threads wacky and ridiculous. But over time, even those have grown on me. If nothing else, they entertain.


Because I think ATS is a rather special place, I hope many of my threads contributed something meaningful to the crowd...even if also just to entertain.






"In biological terms, a 'community' is a group of interacting organisms (or different species) sharing an environment. In human communities, intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs, risks, and a number of other conditions may be present and common, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness."

Link.


It occurs to me that ATS isn't really just a single town square, but multiple town squares....town squares with memory...and for the most part a good measure of civility.

That's cool.

Thank you, ATS, for welcoming me to your town square(s). Thanks to the ownership and mods. You've done a hell of a job building and maintaining the structure!

It has been a real pleasure.

Cheers to everyone for making this place fun and informative!

I look forward to the next thousand!


[edit on 1-5-2010 by loam]




posted on May, 1 2010 @ 12:21 PM
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Congrats Loam.

I thought this was for your 1000's post, and I was gonna be like " Dude, you have RL issues if you haven't posted more than 1000 times in 6 years". lol

I always do like your content.

The screenshot is pretty funny. The top right " Submit to ATS through Picture-Phone!".

Seems so 90's lol

~Keeper

[edit on 5/1/2010 by tothetenthpower]



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 12:28 PM
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Congratulations Loam!!!


I've found some of your threads genuinely fascinating and extremely helpful in my time here especially in my earliest days the A Guide to BBCode on ATS thread which is just great!

Also nice screenshot of what ATS use to look like.


So anyway here’s to another 1,000 threads from ya!.....




posted on May, 1 2010 @ 12:29 PM
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Congratz. I make a lot of threads, but usually they are just questions, and thoughts, not essays or anything like that.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 12:32 PM
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Congratulations, Loam!

And i came about a week later. We sure have been through a lot together.


...And i hope we will be through a lot many more !!!!!



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 12:35 PM
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Congrats man.

You have provided me many hours of interesting reading over the years here.

to a 1000 more.

If ya had to pick two or three favourites, what would they be?



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 12:41 PM
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Congrats Mr. loam!

Fighting Ball Tapping one thread at a time!

Seriously mate ... well done, you always bring the knowledge and the sound reasoning.

Thanks!



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 12:41 PM
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Congratulations from a fellow "Class of 2004" member.


I suppose you never thought about having 1000 threads when you joined.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 12:55 PM
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congrats loam. ATS rules...



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 01:12 PM
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here's to cheer with a beer
with friends who are near
life long last with doubt never cast
on good times we find here

boondock-saint

congrats Loam



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 01:24 PM
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Many congratulations loam ... certainly makes my feeble 19 threads look pitiful ...


As others have said before me ... 'here's to the next 1000' !


Woody



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 02:13 PM
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Good work. You're one of many members whose posts I always read when I see them. 6 years! I only joined to ask a question...two years later and I'm still here. The threads creep up on us on all



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 02:22 PM
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Congrats loam!!

Thanks for the time, energy, and knowledge you've shared with ATS.

You are appreciated!



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 02:25 PM
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Happy Birthday Loam


From another from the class of '04 who hasn't managed quite so many threads!



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 02:28 PM
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congrats loam!

kind of funny your first day on ats just happens to be my birthday



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 02:30 PM
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I cannot possibly top anything said here by our fellows. The contribution that you have served this community has and will always be, the reinforcement to the foundation of "Deny Ignorance."
Happy 1000



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 02:31 PM
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Hey loam I guess we are still here, after 6 years, we got no life


Dg and I adopted each other.


She is my ATS sister, I guess you are now my brother.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 02:48 PM
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For one who is composed of grit, silt and clay that just won't budge ...

... you sure are a "wordy" wonder.




Here's to your next 1,000 !




All the best, and Thanks for stretching my mind a time or three.




NOW ... I'm off to till your distant cousin .... my garden



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 03:00 PM
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You must be getting dangerously close to the truth by now.

I do believe it's high time you get probed.


CX

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 04:51 PM
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Congrats loam!


If your next 1000 threads are anything like the last, then i know i'll continue to learn more and more here on ATS.

Have always loved seeing new threads from "the green one" over there.


Thanks and congrats once again.

CX.





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