You're right, sorry about that. We had t change the "code" thing a while back because of something our security contractor pointed out I think.
In any case, no worries, You've done a very good job at giving credit to Byrd (who is a "she" by the way
) and ATS, MUCH BETTER than most people ever do.
I sincerely appreciate the effort you've already put forward and it is fine, the fact you started out
trying to do the right thing speaks volumes about your character.
Yes, that is ironic (the ad thing) but it's true. We've tried dozens of different approaches to the advertising and none seem to work mainly because over 2,000,000 of the unique IP addresses that come to ATS each month are "Visitors". It makes sense considering the "mind space" of the average person interested in conspiracy theory, they don't want to give out ANY information, not even an email address they will never look at again.
One thing for sure though, if you ever decide to register it will be an amazing difference. Every once in a while I fire up a different browser and have a look at the site as a Visitor, it's astounding how much advertising these millions of people are willing to overlook to read the stuff they are interested in.
Byrd's thesis on "slurpo" is a gem, she's an Anthropologist so she does have a good basis in education for her views. Her Father was a Colonel and her brother is a General in the US Military, so she has a good basis in the military side of it as well.
Again, THANK YOU for doing the right thing, it's sad how rare that can be on the internet.
Never argue with an idiot. He'll only take you DOWN to his level and beat you with experience!