Scholar Status and You
On ATS we have various statuses that member's need to achieve in order to participate in certain forum's. For the writing forum they need
for example, for the debate forum they need
and finally for the research forum they need to achieve what's known as
'Scholar status'. Without the status, you simply will not be able to post any contributions to any threads in said forum's.
To achieve Scholar status - which is only to be achieved upon the acknowledgement that an effort to maintain it will be needed, you first of all need
to PM either myself
. We'll do what we can to give you the appropriate
status enabling you to participate in this forum as without it, as I have highlighted above, you won't be able to post. So please, do not attempt to
do so as others before you have.
Please remember though that If you do not do the following, you also run the risk of losing
your scholar status thus losing the ability to post
in this forum.
(1) Upon receiving Scholar status we expect you to be posting in a research project, one you have either created yourself
or one you have been
accepted as participating in
, with-in around 4 weeks or your status will potentially be removed
(2) If a research project is not completed all participants will potentially lose their scholar status
The research forum is about setting a higher standard on ATS. It's here so keen researchers can show off their work and in turn bring us that little
bit closer to finding out the truth in regards to their chosen topics. It's not solely about achieving a new status and It's not about posting
one-liner comments which add nothing to an existing project either. This is here to set the higher standard.
So, bearing this in mind and if you think you're ready to fully participate and take on a project working towards bringing quality content here, and
after reading our Research Guidelines thread
of course, please do feel free to PM one
of us and we'll see about upgrading you to a scholar. To look for member's to take part in a project you have in mind, or to look for a project which
need's member's, this thread
will be able to provide everything you need. Just please
do remember to take this status seriously though as If not, you'll surely lose it.
edit on 15-8-2013 by Rising Against because: (no reason