posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 09:57 AM
This is a follow-up to the basic idea represented in the Think Tank
AboveTopSecret.com has never been about "exclusivity," and the couple of attempts to move slightly in a similar direction regarding political topics
didn't work out so well.
The staff have been discussing a few ideas recently, one being much more "inclusive" than the Think Tank Forum idea… and it's rather simple at
The idea, "ATS Teams."
While initially seeming to be exclusive, the idea is for the teams to be small, no more than a team-leader and four team-members who focus on specific
topic areas. The goal being collaborative research, writing, and incredible new topics. And an added bonus is that each "team" will have a mentor
from our staff.
The thought is to kick this off with a tread contest among teams. During a finite period in time, the teams would have an opportunity to pick a
topic/subject and begin research for a new thread to be published within "X" days of starting. Then, we define a fair metric (new visitors?) for
success of the thread… winning teams would get custom T-shirts (or something similar), and a significant donation to a charity of their choice.
If the contest works out, we could conceivably continue with the concept, and have new awards every three months.