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In my view, threads are 95% junk. But there are a lot of threads, so there's still a sizable amount of quality content. But no doubt, you learn about people, issues and ideas, certainly skills in debating, plain arguing, persuasion and how to mildly insult without getting in trouble. Which is essentially real life ... so I can see the "university" aspect.
There will only ever be 2 or 3 posts in any given thread worth reading if valuable information is what you're after. If it's entertainment, well, that's what the mass of would-be-ignorance-deniers are good for.
Originally posted by Cosmic4life
reply to post by StarrGazer25
You were a member since 2000/2001 ??? yeah right.
Try looking at the member list, which starts circa 2002.
So in essence you are claiming to have been here before everybody, awesome.
Whats next ? oh i know , you invented ATS and the internet.
I've been to college, and I've been to ATS, honestly I've learned quite a bit more from ATS through the years. What you ultimately end up taking from this site is not the responsibility of the posters here, it's up to you to apply your own filtration system, or hell for that matter, if you feel the site isn't up to par, then we all await your earth shattering contributions with bated breath. They don't call it user generated content for nothing you know