It's said that once you experience ATS, you'll never go to another forum. I agree.
There's always the normal flux of new members, and also members that say they joined 2 years ago and this is their first post. I wag my head in
wonder. How can you lurk, and never comment?
Aside of that, the point of this OP is to let members give their opinions of what they DO get from ATS.
I love formal debate. I am active in the debate forum.
I love to read, and write, so I am active in the short story forum.
I love a lot of different subjects, so I can state I have 22 different forums in MyATS. I lurk those forums, and comment accordingly.
There's been many ATS sponsored games. The latest was the time travel game, and I was totally impressed how we, as a community, solved the puzzle. I
was involved, running updates, but collectively, we busted it. That was fun. The winner got an Ipad. Kudos.
There's something under the seams, something about ATS that draws us back. It's not that ATS has all the easy answers to the conspiracies that plague
us, it's that ATS allows us to share our thoughts, in so many different forums, and THAT is what makes ATS our home on the internet.
It's true, news is reported here often two days before it hits MSM, if at all. The members here know this site is all about user generated content,
and they exemplify themselves by providing content on their own volition. That to me, is amazing.
Here is where I add the skunk.
People don't have to contribute to a conspiracy website. There's no obligation. Honest. What you read here, is all voluntary.
Why do people do that? Why do they give, and give, (Phage, you give, IMO the most, without recompense) to set facts straight? That's baffling to me,
as a simple explanation, and I desire deeper explanations.
We give, because in some instance, we get something back.
Overall, can you say, as a member of ATS, have you learned something new? Explain.
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