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My mandatory introduction

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posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 04:52 PM
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Hi
This is to introduce myself.
I have a post to make (eventually) but first I have to go and make 20 inane comments on other peoples posts.
Thanks for reading this.




posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 04:55 PM
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I don't think you will be here long with an attitude like that. If your posts are inane, well, you wrote them.



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 04:56 PM
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Welcome FB...


but first I have to go and make 20 inane comments


Inane, huh..? Then don't do it...just bail. But if want to get the most out of this site, you'll need to do better than that.


Enjoy it...or not.





posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 05:00 PM
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Well it's wonderful to see your attitude shining through in your opening post.
Looks like you can't wait to contribute to the forums as a whole, Join in the community and pay attention and respect to those who have been here longer. Those whose threads and information have been researched and crafted for our benefit which you can't wait to immerse yourself in and comment on.. This is especially lovely to see seeing as some people just sign up to post an inane thread then leave when it ends up in skunk works, or they don't get the automatic applause they were looking for..
Glad that's totally not the case here.
Bravo!








posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 05:01 PM
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Welcome FlutterByte



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posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 05:57 PM
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I guess self deprecating humor does not go down well on ATS.


I suppose what I intended to convey was my frustration at having to pretend to be knowledgable on certain topics in order to ask a simple question, so I may become more knowledgable.It seems a bit like sending your child to school, and insisting he/she answer all the teacher's questions on the subject before the teacher is allowed to start the very first lesson.



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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Nah. We [the ATS community] would just rather get to know ya a bit first. You know what they say about first dates and all.


Welcome to the boards!


If ever a question or concern please don't hesitate to ask.


All the best,
Jon



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 06:04 PM
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We are Rigel4 ............... 4 is a number you will come to be familiar with!
4+0+4 = 404

404......It is your destiny, my young apprentice.

or you might make an excellent drone!
edit on 15-3-2012 by rigel4 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by FlutterByte
reply to post by schuyler
 


I guess self deprecating humor does not go down well on ATS.


I suppose what I intended to convey was my frustration at having to pretend to be knowledgable on certain topics in order to ask a simple question, so I may become more knowledgable.It seems a bit like sending your child to school, and insisting he/she answer all the teacher's questions on the subject before the teacher is allowed to start the very first lesson.



I don;t really see it that way. In your first post, which was removed, you apparently exhibited something that did not sit well with people. One of the comments was:


Not often I see a newbie trying to change ATS policy, and complain so much about my home away from home, before even sittin' on the sofa and having a friendly chat with me. Sorry no flag for you


Now in this thread you are still complaining and misconstruing things. Your introduction is not mandatory at all. All ATS wants is for you to make 20 posts. Contribute. Let us see who you are. Why? To cut down on spam for one thing. I'm sure you've been on boards where a new person makes a new thread about adorable teacup Yorkie puppies for sale. So another way of looking at it is that we want to see what you can do before we give you the keys.

Given how you have presented yourself so far, you are being very well treated here.




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