posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 11:23 PM
Have you considered that current members, as well as older ones, have more than one account? I don't know if ATS cleans out accounts that remain
inactive after a certain period of time, but if not, it stands to reason that some or most of these "ancient noobs" are just stand-bys in case they
ruin their cred on one or more threads, get banned, or just to bolster their own star and flag counts.
On the boards I have been on, this is really quite common practice.
Not to feed the idea of an outside agency involvement here, but it stands to reason that they would have signed on en masse and lurked...with each
agent having access to several accounts...the older the account, the more the cred is the fallacy committed by many of us...and they may use that to
their advantage in spreading disinfo.
Or, these could just be regular joe member stand-by accounts. This is what I figure is going on...I have even heard of a member attacking himself with
an alias just to boost his image/ show his grit when he shuts himself down...oh, what a tiresome game that would be.
[edit on 21-8-2010 by Cole DeSteele]