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Originally posted by davidgrouchy
What evidence, or experience,
do you have to back this up.
What did you have in mind
when you said the self-
inclusion stage can
be a sudden one.
Originally posted by impressme
If I may, my description for the “repulsor” would be Troll. In my opinion Most of them do not have anything to contribute on any grounds of “balance” to forum topics. My main passions are primarily the 911 topics and I have had my share of run inn’s with these “repulsor” in such ways that I had no choice but to put many of them on ignore. We cannot even begin to describe the ignorance and one way thinking, and the negative emotional remarks that many of us find so repulsive and on an on going bases by the same repeated posters.
Originally posted by etcorngods
This thread is like Obama's answers to simple questions. He has to give a long, boring speach, and you can't stop it. This guy has more posts than anyone ought to ever want to read.
Originally posted by jokei
reply to post by Maxmars
Really nicely writen OP, thankyou.
I feel you've forgotten disillusion though
Originally posted by oliveoil
reply to post by Maxmars
Maxmars, anytime one trys to see outside the box,That alone makes that person Above to whats going on inside of the box.In other words (plain English) If you are not for us you are against us.Dont try to psychoanalyze me then have a positive result.. (although it was spot on) It just makes you seem better than the rest...Perhaps I should take my own advise.
. I don't know anyone here .. nor does anyone know me.. it's just dots on a screen....
Originally posted by DSSONE
... it should be maintained somehow for posterity (that's not to say, however, that I want it to remain on the front page for the next two years
Originally posted by Silver Star
A few weeks ago i noticed that a mod had posted a comment that he was thinking about creating a thread on the different stages of ATS membership. I could never remember who it was but obviously it was yourself.
I've been keeping my eyes peeled for it ever since and here it is.
Well, there is certainly a lot to think about in there! It will take a bit of digesting. But it is worth the effort because I could do with some perspective on why the ATS experience is so seductive.
It's a bit frightening in a way - shouldn't I be out getting a 'real' life? What exactly am I achieving by spending so much time on here?
Thanks for sharing your observations.