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Hi ATS, retropekim here

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posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 08:45 PM
Hello all, I've been lurking for a couple of years and finally decided to join up. I'm a very shy person and come across kinda antisocial because of it, only my family and a couple of close friends get to know the real me and how cool I really am. I am better online than face to face, so while you may not hear much from me at first I might loosen up after awhile.

My main interests are science, history, and religion.

that's it for now,
love ya all


posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 08:48 PM
Welcome! Shy here too so don't worry I think quite a few are. Have fun and welcome to the community!

posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 08:53 PM
reply to post by retropekim

Hi there!
I hope you will like it here. We are all half-crazy, half-wise.
Be carefull if you are a religious guy. If you speak up, alot of anti-religion folks will speak up too. One of the most heated debates around here are on religion. Whatever you believe, STAND YOUR GROUND, for there alway is allies somewhere.
I hope to see a thread from you.

posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 09:38 PM
reply to post by retropekim

Hey Retro, nice intro. Welcome from another You don't seem shy at all with an introduction like that FYI. Happy sailing...

posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 12:01 AM
Welcome, friend. Whether you post on many threads or very few, every contribution is appreciated.

Just hold off the trolling and follow site rules, other than that have fun

posted on May, 1 2012 @ 01:40 AM
reply to post by cybersk8er

Thank You all for the kind welcome. Sorry about cutting the OP short but I could feel you all staring at me with those big expectful eyes and all I could do was say, see ya, love ya and duck away.

Anyway, quick question I know I can't start a forum or post whatever you call it (complete noob) but is there a beginners forum where I could bring up a subject or should I search and reply to a post that vaguely resembles my topic and try to build up my posts from there.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 01:43 AM
Welcome Retro! Been Lurking a bit,hey? I did the same thing,before I joined. Have no fear,and Jump into the ATS water ! Its deep BTW.............

posted on May, 1 2012 @ 01:55 AM
reply to post by sonnny1

yeah, I prefer lurking, as in real life I prefer listening to talking. I speak up from time to time and probably will on here too.

not likely to wear out my welcome though.


posted on May, 1 2012 @ 08:31 PM
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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 09:20 PM
Hi there,
I am new here also, lurked for about 5 months before introducing myself. I also consider myself shy and quiet, maybe after I post a few more comments in the intro threads I might be able to move on to the main forums!!

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