posted on May, 28 2010 @ 06:05 PM
reply to post by GAOTU789
It is still listed at 5000, but I think it was reduced to a 500 point cost after the mini DISC meeting on the first drug topics forum. Not sure about
the 250 per month access as that may have been changed as well to zero or may be zero for those that bought in at the 5000 point fee. I really never
pay attention to my points since they were removed from the mini-profiles in threads.
Rather than the tired old jokes about what RATS is and is not, I'll be straight up for a change. RATS is a part of ATS where bots from search engines
do not have access. Topics can range from interesting to mundane. Some people use RATS to gain some feedback on a topic before posting to the main
forums, however most do not.
Some see RATS as a private forum for more serious discussion of topics that can be discussed without distractions and cat calls of "pics or it
didn't happen" that can occur on the main forums.
Like all places and things on ATS, it is what the participants make of it. Just with RATS, not only do you need to be a member to view or participate,
you have a point cost associated with the forum. And RATS is not the only "secret forum" on ATS. Some places can only be viewed and accessed by
moderators, for example.