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posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 08:37 PM
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People seem to be under the impression that the RATS forum is more secure than other forums, or that spies are less likely to read it.

Why do people think that? What is with the childishness?

I think a sticky at the top of RATS stating that it is really no harder for anyone from spies to LEO to Mcdonald's employees (3 things that someone could be all at once, I should add) to access than any other forum.

It just happens to not pop up in search engines, which means it is more to hide things from the general public than the alphabet boys, because it sure won't do anything for the latter.

I know you have all already thought of this, at inception, but I was wondering what the real intention is?




posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 08:41 PM
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it is so secret i did not know it even existed i might look into that



posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 08:47 PM
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Nothing is safe, but I was unaware anyone thought RATS meant anything different from a anything else. It's an online forum. Everything is tracked, but in everything it's good to widen the target as to obscure the real players. That's my game at least, or am I a player? Come track me, my little ponies.



posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 09:09 PM
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KnightLight
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Nothing is safe, but I was unaware anyone thought RATS meant anything different from a anything else. It's an online forum. Everything is tracked, but in everything it's good to widen the target as to obscure the real players. That's my game at least, or am I a player? Come track me, my little ponies.


Member was on ATS 5 minutes ago

Well well well what do we have here..



posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 09:12 PM
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sn0rch


Member was on ATS 5 minutes ago

Well well well what do we have here..


Someone posting on topic,
but I have looked at your history before,
as you prefer to sound mysterious.
What do we have here?

RATS???



posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 10:17 PM
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RATS!!!



posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 10:23 PM
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You know, it's possible that if the question were asked in RATS, it would get more discussion. Of course, that's all just rumor since what happens in RATS, stays in RATS, so one just can't be sure.




posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 10:26 PM
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Wrabbit2000
You know, it's possible that if the question were asked in RATS, it would get more discussion. Of course, that's all just rumor since what happens in RATS, stays in RATS, so one just can't be sure.



I love you Wrabbit2000 !!

ha ha !



posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 11:03 PM
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RATS was more mysterious when you had to "pay" to get in - Not that I ever did, there were ways around that...

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posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 11:16 PM
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LadySkadi
RATS was more mysterious when you had to pay to get in - Not that I ever did, there were ways around that...

edit on 25-2-2014 by LadySkadi because: (no reason given)


RATS is starting to sound more and more like mainstream secret societies with every post. There was even a membership fee and the illusion of secrecy...

Does RATS worship Satan like Freemasons do?








Just kidding.



posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 11:55 PM
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Trust me, RATS is not a big deal. Wanting to know what it's about is more exciting than what it actually is.

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posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 12:38 AM
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The rats forum is boring to tell you the truth......I am a big believer in open forums and not leaving view points out.....BUT. The rat forum has a purpose and a very clear posting outline. It is needed for when it is needed.



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 12:53 AM
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Well the true purpose of RATS is only shown if you have put in the secret code.
If you haven't tried that... Well yeah it's just another forum



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 01:11 AM
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RATS is just a sales gimmick to attract the most paranoid members. It is also — for that reason — the most boring forum, since really crazy people are not nearly as much fun as slightly weird ones.

Obviously it is no more secure than any other internet forum.



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 08:38 AM
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I did actually "pay" to join RATS, back when you had to, but it's one of the boards I almost never go to.

As I recall, the appeal of it is that Google is blocked from indexing the forum and new members can't get in there, so it's slightly less public than the rest of ATS.



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 08:58 AM
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Ok, I will bite...

What is RATS?



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 09:05 AM
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The Really Above Top Secret forum. I'm not sure if you can get in, because admission is now based on number of posts, which I think is either 200 or 500.

If you can't get in, don't worry about it -- you're not missing much.



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 09:11 AM
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Oh, wow. Thanks. I didn't even notice it in the forum selection ( I tend to only go to the 'recent' section) It looks like I can get in. Thanks for the link and the advice to not expect much.



posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 09:27 AM
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FreeWillAnomaly
People seem to be under the impression that the RATS forum is more secure than other forums, or that spies are less likely to read it.

Why do people think that? What is with the childishness?

I think a sticky at the top of RATS stating that it is really no harder for anyone from spies to LEO to Mcdonald's employees (3 things that someone could be all at once, I should add) to access than any other forum.

It just happens to not pop up in search engines, which means it is more to hide things from the general public than the alphabet boys, because it sure won't do anything for the latter.

I know you have all already thought of this, at inception, but I was wondering what the real intention is?


maybe if you would have checked out the first thread in RATS you would have known.

RATS Returns To Original Intended Purpose

a quote from SimonGray


The original intention of RATS was a forum in which users could feel safe to post their theories, observations, stories, etc. of a conspiratorial nature or subject genre related to the AboveTopSecret.com 'Deny Ignorance' motto. Safe from web search bots and prying eyes, general chit chat should take place on BTS or even individual ATS forums.


i take prying eyes to mean lurkers that are not members or haven't posted enough to get into RATS.
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ETA: OPPS!
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posted on Feb, 26 2014 @ 09:37 AM
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AFAIK, RATS doesn't appear in google searches (or didn't used to)
It was designed so that topics could be discussed and non-members wouldn't be able to read them or find them in internet searches.... it was supposed to create a sense of exclusivity and privacy, away from regular members and out of reach from government agencies etc.
Sadly it never really did anything and many good topics were closed.
When it started, you had to "pay" with your ATS points to gain access to the forum.

Since ATS now stops many discussions about topics and is essentially a social networking/entertainment site, it's a rather pointless part of ATS to be honest, it was pretty decent years ago, but there was a cull of good threads at one time... and as for today, it's not good at all.
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