Gday Basalisk. Why that name?
Yeah, I think most of us are happy to be here. It's a great board, much better than about . . . ohhh . . . 100% of the previous ones I have been on.
But it is a big place. You are guaranteed to get lost or confused, or even lost and/or confused! Actually, I've even seen new members lost and
Yeah, so praise the lord for watchtherocks' wonderful guide for new ATS users. Inf act, count yourself lucky you're able to read this. I remember
back when I first signed up, there was a random post allocator, so as soon as you posted anything it would zip away into cyberspace never to be seen
Oh, yeah, the guide: First off, you want to go to the ATS help files. Just about everything you would ever want to know is here:
ATS Help Files
. Have a look at everything there. Start with clicking the Quick Guide up the top.
The AboveTopSecret main page
has most of the stuff you would probably want to read, there being around
50 forums on about anything
you'd ever want to discuss, such as 9/11 & 7/7
, Aliens & UFOs
, and even Mythical Beasts
In addition, BelowTopSecret
has a lot of stuff as well, such as the
Dreams & Personal Predictions
thread, as well as discussions on
, and Computer Help
. It is
used for the more off topic stuff.
The other one, Politics@ATS
, is a place to discuss politics (as political discussions are not allowed
on ATS because they usually become heated).
On the main ATS page, there are a number of features you can use to help with browsing around the site, like the
button, which lists all recent posts on the board, or the
page, which shows you all the recent threads you have posted in, as well as a snapshot
view of any forums you are interested in. If you want to add or change these subscribed forums, click the circled button:
Click Image to Expand:
The list down the side is all my subscribed threads
. It shows who last posted as well.
If you want advice or are confused about something, feel free to post in the Board Questions
thread, email me at this address
, or send a User2User message to one of the moderators
from your Member Centre
page. To see a list of all the mods, go to the
and scroll down. Towards the bottom and to the left there is a list titled
. You can send a U2U to anyone listed there even if you do not have the mandatory 20 posts.
is a great post explaining how to get the little image under your name on
ATS as well (be warned, the graphics need an update!).
I hope this helps you use the boards a bit better, and I am looking forward to seeing your posts around the forums, Basalisk2