Angie Ward, philosopher, pseudo-lawyer wannabe
To VoiceFromBeyond, re: your recent comment:
It is humorous that Angie suggests her posts are limited in any way. If that were the case, many of her defaming, inflammatory and just plain inappropriate dialogue would have been moderated here. Instead, like EVERYONE else on this website, after her initial posting, ALL HER POSTS GO THROUGH AUTOMATICALLY. In fact, once the first one went through, her posts would be instantaneously posted, and would then have had to have been removed. At that point, people would have seen the posts and recognized that they were somehow removed, and that hasn’t happened. I recognize people feel loyalty to the WEBSITE however the mod-squad doesn’t have to equate with the friends/relationships/etc. anyone gains from being a member of bfp. We’ve said time and again that no one needs to change their mind about the site, only that they make decisions with ALL THE RELEVANT INFORMATION.
Neither Angie nor June have done anything except install software and pay server fees to build a forum. The rest, the magic, the “community,” is the result of the hard work of the people on the website who keep it running. Why would you support anyone who is purporting to defend, protect or advocate for you when those actions inherently remove the responsibility and the power you have to do so for yourself? As far as leadership? Well, if that’s your definition of leaders, mine differs, but again, your choice to support that behavior. I too, like Angie, have access to postings, emails, screennames and IP addresses but have not and will never share or utilize that information. What would be the point? That’s immature, high school clique-like behavior that I think any self respecting person would admonish. If you truly feel that abandoning bfp for any other community would leave you isolated and alone, I assure you, being more choosy about the company and leadership you choose will vastly improve your relationships, both online and offline.
Angie and June will continue to berate what has been said here but keep one thing in mind about the supposed crap-storm they state they are preventing by their unfair and heavy moderation; WE DO NOT MODERATE HERE. Every comment (again, after your first is made sure not to be spam) goes through automagically and no one will EVER be banned or moderated. Yet, amazingly, no crap-storm has emerged. People disagree vehemently here but no name calling, no stalking, nothing more than disagreement. Have bfp mods created a false need for their protection/moderating? In the next week or so, I will have allocated more resources to the forum here and will set it up in the same way, without request for money to run the site. People will be free to post, play, laugh and cry and every post will go through without underlying fear. That is my definition of a community.