How is this board funded? I donít see any adís. Keeping this thing running canít be cheap.
As I go from string to string I see the same names and the same lies posted over and over again. How do these people support themselves. It must take every minute of their day just to make this many posts.
Originally posted by bobafett1972
Bottom line, if you don't like it why are you here? Not trying to sound rude, but this website is great, and so are the members and MODS so what is your beef?
No beef, just an honest curiosity as to this boards origins. As to the fly thing it was not meant to demean anyone. You've got to admit there is a lot of hate being vented here every day. People filled with that much rage do scare me. My first post was to get a conversation started, which is no easy chore here. There seems to be a click of people that dominate the discussions and its hard to break in.
Originally posted by Justmytype
Wow "Simon Grey" a conspiracy.... very intersesting. Well you did bring up a point I checked out when I first joined. Who are these people? Well, the answer is here just look for it and you will find it. If you do a search on "Whois" you will find out that yes, Simon Grey is owner and contact for this domain, but it goes alot deeper than that, This board does not even originate in the United States, although most posts are about the United States or its citizens. Scary huh, well here is your answer... ATS is not a conspiracy although it seems possible, not likely, its a board with a membership so diverse across the globe that some of the things you read seem so far fetched. Realise this, Europeans dont think exactly as the United States does, Asians and Arabs have completely diffrent points of view on whats going on in the world. So take this one point into consideration you are learning more about the real world on this site then what you would learn if you were in the United States and just paying attention to the news. Here you understand and learn about others cultures, beliefs and true feelings where as if you never stumpled across this site you still would be that much un educated of what really goes on in this world.
just my thoughts and feelings
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