Originally posted by davespanners
I'm amazed that fbi.gov gets that amount of traffic!
What are people doing over there?
Reporting what we're up to, I presume.
The "Secret Sauce"
On a slightly more serious note, I just want to reemphasize something our illustrious Overlord said:
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
This is an incredible validation that the combined efforts of us (ATS staff) doing our best to ensure civility and decorum, and you (our members) are doing your best to to fill the information voids of mainstream media with compelling content.
Us mods get a lot of grief for being sticklers on manners, but civility is the "secret sauce" that makes it possible for people from all over the world with wildly different points of view to share opinions on all manner of controversial topics. Topics that on other forums would rapidly devolve into pointless, unreadable flame wars.
Without courtesy, ATS simply wouldn't be possible.
But it's not just us mods. Every day I see so many of my fellow members tackling hot-button issues with patience, tact and poise. And every member who does so inspires other members to do the same.
Without in any way ignoring the incredible effort the owners and staff put into this site, it is my sincere, heartfelt belief that the good members of ATS, who are the heart and soul of this community, deserve ultimate credit for its continuing success.
You are what makes ATS great.
Thank you for being the best.