It's great to have you with us!
And yes, Owls are very cool birds. Always liked them.
Now just pull up a cyber-chair...
(or okay, perch on the back of it!
...and sit a spell and we'll go through a few things that could be helpful to know.
First of all, as ATS is a big community and there are lots of forums, you might like to check out the
and see what catches your eye. It will also give you some idea on where to put a
new thread if you want to start one after you have your first 20 posts. (Oh, and regarding our 20-post rule, perhaps I should just add that besides
giving new members a chance to settle in, it also helps in picking up the obvious spammers before they can wreak too much havoc.)
Because there are so many threads already, it's not a bad idea to do a search here
before you eventually
post yours. Okay, you won't always find an exact match, but it's helpful to check. You can also use it if you just want to find threads on a certain
Here's some of the threads that are worth a visit early on:
Terms & Conditions Of Use (Important stuff!)
The ATS Freshmans Forum
Starting a New Thread ?... Look Here First
If you need help with anything, feel free to send a message to any of the staff. Just mouse over the “member” tag under any staff member's
avatar, then click “send message”.
Also, if you see a post that you think is a problem under the T&Cs, then mouse over the poster's "member" tag like before, but this time click
“ALERT!” and perhaps write a few words about why you've alerted it. The alert goes straight to staff (with a link to the post) and we'll look
into it as soon as we can.
By the way, if you get “flags” on your thread, this is actually a positive thing! So don't worry if your thread gets “flagged”. The more
flags, the better!
Anyway, have a good time and see you around the forums!