posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 06:09 AM
reply to post by winofiend
I look at it this way on the intellectual property. Yes...I suppose by submission, ATS owns it and could even use it in a context other than it sits
here today...tho I doubt that actually happens for being used in any other way.
At the same time, I have a handful of very long, in depth and/or passionately created threads which I don't simply take pride in.....at some point,
I'll refer people to them in my professional contacts as examples of my writing and ability to produce work. It never started that way for even a
passing thought in side benefits to the big threads, however.... The more I'm moving in the direction I am with school, the more that becomes
relevant in the long term sense.
(That stands for ANYONE who really puts 110% time into a thread. Any one of us can point to our writing here as a body of work for a future thing
where that may matter....so contributing good stuff matters!
Speaking of writing... I check this out occasionally to see what the numbers are and for those who haven't discovered it, it's on the forum page,
down a way on the right side.
As far as I know, all 15+ MILLION of those messages are referenced or indexed through search? I've never heard of anyone talk about vast numbers held
out of the system in archives or anything. Of course a large number are probably staff stuff none of us see....but that makes no difference to
I think it's a wonder it all runs as well as it does given how it's just evolved over time and grown to these numbers.
(call this my Merry X-Mas message to those who keep the place running here too... it's quite a deal to have free as it is)