howday folks. i'm the coach. i've frequented this place for a few months now and i've noticed what others have stated on the board i was previously affiliated with: that antsmarching.org is a very friendly place with close bonds.
well, like i said, it's been a few months and i can definitely see what people were talking about, but that's the issue. i see it. i don't necessarily feel or sense it. i see the 'regulars' in the Random thread; i see funny, weird, and whoaness conversation in the opposite sex thead; party at the hancock always seems like a place to relax and chill; there's a thread about a young lady who has touched many and is in need of a good thought or two...
not taking anything away from those threads and others, i must say that it can be quite intimidating to enter a thread and try and join the group with no credibility. not to say that i or someone else wouldn't 'fit in', but like many things in life, it just takes time to get to know one another.
so, to shake things up somewhat, i thought about making a thread for newer Ants. i know that 'new' is a term that can be defined in a very broad manner, but to put some type of boundry on it, i'll define 'new' as being under 1000 posts. and i only make a boundry to catch those who want to post and interact, but don't feel like they'll be heard because of their lack of being established in the community. obviously, it is quite possible for a person to have 500 posts but registered in 2002. or on the other side of the spectrum, a person might have registered last month and already have 2000 posts. does that make sense? do people see my point? lemmie see, lemmie see.................but what happens when you pass 1000? good question. how 'bout after page.......oh i don't know 10 (if it ever reaches that point) we'll just open up the door to come one, come all...but hopefully, it'll still stay a 'newbie' thread.
obviously, i can't stop anyone from posting. and if you have 1000 + posts and really feel the need to comment, by all means. but hopefully, this will be a legitimate attempt to share ideas, thoughts, and overall grooviness to little ol wallflowers like myself.