posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 09:37 AM
Originally posted by seagull
Make quality posts.
Exactly. The rest will then follow...
I tend to take the long view. ATS is a true community, complete with the virtual (and sometimes real) births and deaths of its members. No single
member 'makes' this site. No single 'event' defines its nature.
I come...contribute...and go as my real life permits.
Sometimes I enjoy my experience here more than others, but in the end it is always driven by where *I* am at any given point in terms of my general or
specific interests. I see ATS as part informational tool and part entertainment. My mood dictates which aspect of ATS I tend to emphasize.
I know it can be easy to fall into the drama traps. It's happened on occasion to me as well. But as the years have passed, I avoid that peril more
easily. After all, it's always helpful to remember that ATS is just a message board.
It's true one can identify 'distinguished' members who have left the site over time. But the really remarkable thing about ATS is the number of
distinguished members that continue to emerge!
It really comes down to a simple choice. You can focus on the past or focus on the future.
I routinely choose the latter.
[edit on 1-9-2010 by loam]