a reply to: byteshertz
My understanding of it is this, we all or almost all came seeking mysteries and discussions on mysteries, conspiracy theory's and all manner of
But the Site itself has become an immensely valuable internet property not only because of this but because of it's debates and counter debates with
almost any subject being acceptable (within reason of course and at the best judgement of the moderators).
There are other less known sites were things that don't get aired or do not get aired for very long on here as is sometime's the case DO get a good
run but both the quality of those sites, the quality of most of there content and even the beliefs of many of there members leaves them far behind
ATS, also they tend to have a very poor and often almost impossible to navigate GUI design while ATS is actually very elegant in it's design.
Politics is a big thing on the site today because it is a very big part of people's lives - even people like me who came for fringe ancient
civilization, UFO and other weirdo conspiracy's which I love (when you get a really juicy and interesting thread on them that is).
On here you will find a hell of a lot of free thought but you will also find the inevitable bully's, the folk that do not care if they are right or
wrong and are in it just to win an argument and make you doubt yourself and also truly great mind's that sometime's pop in.
You will also find on here AND on just about every other conspiracy site, political chat room and general site a lot of spook's from various nations
around the world, Cultists some pretty nasty in there belief's, religious fanatics (hand up I am a Christian believer) and political extremists.
The political extremists tend to band together like flock's of hungry magpies and crow at one another looking for the stranger in there tree so they
can mob him from both sides of the (many global) political divide('s).
International politics and military action.
Aviation Story's and News that sometime's put's Janes Aviation to shame.
ATS has it all and to be fair I think it's great for that if sometime's a bit heartless.
But - even here - you quite often have to watch what you type just like in real life (note I differentiate the two for sanity purposes).
Heck we even have the odd suicidal person coming on and making a post but to the members credit most of us try to talk - or type as the case may be -
some sense into them, life is a journey we all get there eventually why hop off the train before the station and before we finish the adventure (ok
some of us have really boring lives but you get my meaning ha).