Hi there and thanks for finally joining up to our fine community. Yep, your right, lots of lurking that then becomes an obsession seems to be an
ongoing approach when it comes to ATS, but I digress..
Now that your a member we need to get you oriented into the right direction, and the below links will help immensely.
For now you can reply to any thread in any forum you wish. Once you have achieved 20 post replies, you will be able to start your own threads in the
appropriate areas & additionally send/receive messages to fellow ATS members. You are now able to send & receive (PM's)
to Staff only, (but after the 20 post minimum, you'll have full
To save a lot of searching and even possible future heartache & frustration, please review the below.
Some handy links to get you started in becoming an informed and valued member of ATS.
Terms & Conditions Of Use (Please read first)
Start Here - ATS Freshmans Forum
Index of Important ATS Related Threads
Starting a New Thread ?... Look Here First
Hey new members!! Come here if you need advice
Rules for Avatars and Mini-Profile Background images
An Easy Way to Upload Your Avatar Graphics
General ATS Discussion Etiquette.
We expect civility and decorum within all topics - Please Review This Link.
Be sure to try out our Ask ATS
with the "search words"of your choice. I'm sure you will find many threads
to pick from to add your thoughts and opinions too. We encourage everyone to please contribute to existing threads rather than start a new one. This
will also help guarantee that your thread won't end up as a duplicate located elsewhere. The ATS Search feature is your friend!
AboveTopSecret is much like a theme park with many, many rides, so with that said...
Here's a few thoughts before getting onto any one of the 1000's of topical rides at Above Top Secret, also known as ATS, the world's largest
Civil & Unique Discussion Community.
Please be sure to be at least this tall to get on any of the rides,
(Johnny stretches his arm outward), and act like an 'civil' adult. This will save you a lot of future stress, frustration and possible action by one
of your friendly neighborhood Mods!
Please remember that some members are very passionate and vocal depending
on what ride your all on. You should be mentally fit, stable and have a strong stomach for theories, conjecture, research and evidence presented that
may be contrary to your own.
Please be "open-minded" enough to understand that sometimes the ride
isn't always what you might think or expect. Be aware you also might end up learning something new and 'out-of-the-box' before you get off the
Please note that at times the ride gets overly-heated and "it's
strongly suggested" to get off the ride to regroup one's thoughts before continuing. This will also help guarantee that the ride will move forward
without getting derailed or explode into a fiery trashbin.
Please have fun! Be aware if you act in an uncivil-like manner, use
profanity, intentionally spread a hoax and/or get verbally abusive, you will be removed off the ride by a Moderator. This is for your safety, & also
for those both young and old on the ride with you.
So buckle up, keep your arms within the ride's comfort zone, have fun and "Deny Ignorance"...!