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Greetings ATS forumers - help needed

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posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 05:57 PM
Hello All. My name is Alex aka RagnarokZ. A few yars ago I randomly bought a book by David Icke (guide to the global conspiracy) and since then my mind and eyes have been opened to all the wierd stuff going on on the world. guess you could say I "swallowed the red pill". Coming from a family of loyal workaholics and military I have not had many family members or even friends that believe what i tell them is going on in the world [except my little brother] So I have tended to keep my mouth shut and drive myself crazy. That is why I am very happy I have found this great website. Please could somebody help me and explain what all the little numbers mean next to everyone user name, I get the first one is points but cant seem to find anywhere that tells me what the others mean.
Any help, Much appreciated. Thanks.


posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 06:07 PM
Hi. Welcome to ATS.

P= Post Count.
F= Flags; people will "flag" your threads if they think they're noteworthy.
S= Stars; people will "star" your individual posts if they think they're noteworthy.
W= The points you've earned toward the "Way Above Top Secret" forum (i think).
K= Karma...not sure what's up with that.

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 06:07 PM
Welcome to ATS!

Funnily enough, there are quite a few members on ATS with a military background...That's the great thing about ATS. You'll find people from all walks of life.

The numbers stand for 'Posts' (total amount of posts you've made), 'Flags' (total amount of threads that you've flagged & 'Stars' (total amount of stars you've given to posts).

Enjoy your stay & hope you find the answers you're looking for mate.

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 06:16 PM
Welcome to ATS, enjoy the site

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 06:17 PM

Originally posted by MzMorbid
Hi. Welcome to ATS.

K= Karma...not sure what's up with that.

Haha....funny misleading answer

I got no clue neither.
edit on 14-2-2012 by Trueman because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 06:20 PM
Hello and Thanks for helping. What is all this Karma and Points towards Way Above Top Secret then??

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 06:24 PM
reply to post by RagnarokZ

P = Points:

F = Flags:

S = Stars:

W = WATS Index:

K = Karma

The above basically illustrates to the other members your ranking by the number of posts and threads you submit, the quality of those comments, and the positive tone of those comments. Now let me do the 25 cent introduction...

Welcome RagnarokZ

To save yourself a lot of searching and even possible future heartache and frustration, please review the below....

For now you can reply to any thread in any member forum you wish, as well as send & receive (PM's) Private Messages to Staff only for now.

Once you have achieved 20 posts, you will then be able to start your own threads in the appropriate forums and additionally send & receive messages to and from fellow ATS members.

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edit on 2/14/2012 by JohnnyAnonymous because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 06:26 PM
Here...maybe this will help!

Welcome to ATS!

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 06:30 PM
reply to post by RagnarokZ

Hello and welcome !

One word of advice , don't believe that any one person holds the key to insight . Also , never except what a " truther " , or anyone else for that matter , states as fact .... Until you CHECK IT FOR YOURSELF !!

It's very possible for a person to mix truth with lies and very often when a person hears a truth they like it so much that it makes it very easy to toss in small lies and have them excepted as truth .

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 06:52 PM
Thanks for all your advice and for everyone that was confused about the K and W here it is:

Karma is influenced most by a stars-to-post ratio, with a minor influence from flags.
WATS is influenced most by a flag-to-post ratio, with a minor influence from stars and post-count.

thanks to SkepticOverlord (for answer) and jerryznv (for providing link to answer)

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 09:00 PM
Hello and welcome!

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