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The longer version: Read below.
Please post in the appropriate topic threads
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However, be sure you disagree with issues, instead of attacking people.
Vitriol toward ANY group or individual is uncalled for & may result in a deleted post, and possibly being banned from further posting.
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Thanks for the post. I believe you and/or the moderators of the board put it very clearly:
The intent of this particular board (it's purpose) and for those who may not have read them, PLEASE READ THE ABOVE RULES AND CLEAR EXPECTATION FOR THE ABILITY TO READ, POST, OR USE THIS BOARD on EMF. My only suggestion might be to somehow enforce those rules by the moderators. When combined with the previous one or two sites of information, there has been considerable sharing and time/effort into this cause.
As this is a completely FREE (complimentary) GUEST priviledge board, without subscription costs, or any shared burden of the expenses for firewalls, the hours to support and keep the site as free from spam, trojans, worms, viruses, and other threats, I believe anyone here should treat this site as a guest in someone elses home, or with respect.
I also recognize that the audience of readers you are addressing by your most recent sharing on the behind-the-scenes (with scary music included (smile) ) work required to keep this site safe, may be those who either rarely, seldom, or even never post on this board.
There are many boards, public forums, skeptic/scoffers, debunking sites, where one might go to vent or repeat one's hard feelings about various individuals, scams, organizations.
For those who feel the evangelistic compelling urge to convert any/all here to their own point of view, religious, agnostic, atheistic, or political affiliation, there are surely other opportunities than for a site dedicated to what this is.
As this is not the purpose of this site, and the rules were already made, disclosed before the very first post, I don't think being overly concerned with anyone who is tracking mud, dirt, and disrupting the purpose of this site --should be regarded as someone wanting to help support, assist, comfort or understand the process, thoughts, feelings, challenges, and fears in contemplating their relationship to an organization, of any kind.
IF the intent of this board, however, is to encourage DEBATE on various topics of religion, cults, following, dogma, politics, science vs. theology, morality, etc. THEN, the freedom of speech, at the expense of others, and pre-judgements, generalizations, and condescending remarks fuel the atmosphere for a cyber "Jerry Springer"esque board. Then, by no means change it (smile)
It is clearly the perogative and privilidge of the owners/moderators/founders of this site. It, after all, is their idea, concept and investment in time and money.
For those that want this site to be something other than it is, perhaps they can invest their own money, time, diligence, and hard work on a different sight.
Originally, I thought it might be beneficial or of interest to have a live chat-room associated with this site, but given the attacks, judgments, slander, and general disregard for whatever one's opinion might be, I think we have a good idea of how that would turn out.
Another observation is, that those who may have been with a particular group, or organization the longest, would theoretically be justified in having the hardest feelings? However, the opposite is true here: based upon the sharing and interaction, and kindness shown between posters here, there is more tolerance, and reflection of other vantage points. It appears that those who have either never been part of the particular groups/organizations/followings or have only second hand, or concern, love for their loved ones, or a single/short time who seem to have so much to say. It would be curious, but that is similar to those who judge movies, books, and attibute them to all manner of wrong/unjust/evil interpretation without personally ever knowing, reading, or watching them.
The benefit of those who were members, or even still might be, but are polite/ but are seeking answers to their doubts, fears & observations of inconsistencies could/would potentially benefit from the interaction and sharing of those who actually have experienced, and know what the real experiences were, and are.
As you shared, it is to be expected there will be strong feelings, emotions, opinions, and even anger or hurt being expressed. However, as no one that I am personally aware of is currently attacking us from any of the organizations, it gets back to being kind and considerate-- to respecting the experiences, thoughts, viewpoints of others for any of us as guests.
If it were my own home, I would not invite guests in to share only to have them be batted around, or demeaned, or judged for being anything less than a fellow human being. Especially, again, if I had expressly explained the purpose for the gathering, the rules of conduct, and expectations.
If the site isn't a place where one can express their feelings, share their experiences, and feel safe in doing so, then what purpose does it serve?
Otherwise, those who might desire to share will stop sharing--- or perhaps there are a few or more, than rarely or ever post seeing how anything can become literally political, judgmental or cause for ridicule.
I'm sorry that after the expense, the board and moderators have so much going on behind the scenes.
Enforce the rules that it was started with, perhaps? I don't know how you enforce them, unless this becomes a by-invitation only (password protected) site, and one has to share an email to the moderators of their story first before becoming a member, and then, that could be posted. I don't really have any other suggestion, but I guess this explains why so many sites go to password or members only type of boards.
Thanks again for your efforts, and to each and everyone who has shared and has respect for the feelings of others.
- David McCarthy
- Site Admin
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Thank you for your feedback and support,
Much food for thought.
Here are few of my thoughts...
There have been occasions when the moderators have let a "rogue" post stand...
This has brought about some intelligent and helpful debate and information.
The danger is that it may backfire and cause harm, and of late we have experienced just that.
Our challenge is to find the balance between two seemingly opposing forces of
Freedom of speech and Freedom of purpose. One thing is for certain... some posters have fled EMF feeling a deep disappointment that their safehaven has been hijacked and corrupted, and to some extent this has happened.
Then there are other posters who fled because EMF is too controlling, they see the moderators as mini dictators stifling freedom of speech.
Although EMF strives to be a safe haven, it should not be, and cannot be completely safe.
And safe from what? Sometimes unmasking a lie is extremely unsafe?
But the prize is perhaps.. the very thing we came seeking 'enlightenment' at RSE.
It is as you say See&E,
EMF is our living room where muddy boots must be left by the back door.
People have the right to choose. They do not have to put up with RSE nonsense. It is pure common sense that one has the right to choose who's company one keeps and who one wishes to communicate to.
RSE enhances insecurity, greed and control of others by example.
1) The configurations for all posters have been updated (this is not doable individually, fyi), so that editing or deleting posts can only be done by the moderators. This could potentially make more work for us, which we do not relish.
But in fairness toward sustaining the integrity of the threads, we've reached this decision.
If a post is deleted, after other posters have already responded to it, it negatively affects the integrity of that thread,
looking confusing to readers who come along afterward.
Please be sure that when you post (everyone), you are certain you want the post to remain intact.
2) If the moderators find it necessary to edit or delete a post, and a regular poster/reader questions why...
they are welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the situation further.
We don't like editing or deleting people's posts, and walk a fine line sometimes, upholding the integrity of the posting guidelines,
and giving people as much leeway as possible toward that end.
We realize that this decision will possibly cause ALL OF US some inconvenience, but we have goals to attain.
One is to uphold the integrity of the forum, and in doing so, we have to work within the boundaries of the options given to us with the software we use with a phpBB forum. This is the best option we have at this time.
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.