posted on Sep, 30 2004 @ 01:59 PM
Fellow ATS/BTS Members, Mods, Super Mods and Admin-
I joined ATS exactly one year ago today. I never made a formal introduction. I just dived right in. In my opinion, there is no need for a introduction
at this point. But I'd like to reflect upon my life here at ATS within the past year.
When I came here on that oh-so-faithful day one year and three (or four? days ago), I originally came here looking for infomation upon the conspiracy
of the Kennedy Assassination for my US History class. Little did I know, that reading the posts and hearing people's opinions here got me hooked. I
found what I needed and left. Then the next day, I came back. I also came back the following day. Then, on 9/30/03, I joined the ATS Community.
At the time of my joining, I was quite the "n00b" to forums. If any of you read my old threads, you can see that. As I kept coming back, I
realized that a more civil mind is needed in such a place as ATS. So I cooled down and got serious, but not TOO serious....
...that is, until the opening of BelowTopSecret.com. BTS grew onto me quickly. The amount of topics available to talk about was amazing. From
conspiracy discussion on ATS to laid back, hang-out style discussion on BTS, it kept me coming back.
There have been little perks and additions along the way that made ATS worth coming to. The points system is great, and the atmosphere is nothing to
put down. Everyone here is nice, order is kept well by the Mods and powers above them.
This is the only message board that I've checked everyday since joining. ATS has even inspired me to create my own message board (not up yet) and
have similar discussion and topics.
I just want to say thanks to everyone, great and small, new and old. Everyone of us makes ATS what it is. People who used to be here such as THENEO,
who was very much involved in the boards when I got here, is no longer here. New fresh faces make ATS a fun place because there are always fresh (and
sometimes) repetitive viewpoints to be tossed around.
Thanks for making me come back day after day, and I hope to make another post here in a year!
THANKS TO EVERYONE.