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Discussion in 'XMRV Research and Replication Studies' started by flybro, May 22, 2010.

  1. flybro

    flybro Senior Member

    Thanks Roy

    this was relevant, and should be considered by all.

    I didn't find it laughable, it is exactly what many have tried to say.

    It is a reality in every walk of life.

    I thnk Cort does a good job and I appreciate his efforts, I have not had a problem with how he has handled most situations in the public forums.

    When people feel they cant freely speak up on what is a PUBLIC forum, problems occur.

    I sat back and kept quiet, then when I speak up, others do to.

    There is a problem, I dont think I am causing the problem.

    I may not be articulating how I percieve the problem perfectly but I am trying. As are others.

    Thanks for the link Roy.

    My blogg has been edited almost obliterated, although one of more insultong posts was left to stand.

    The people that are complaining have not been known to be troublemakers.

    I posted this elswhere but think it should be here

    My blogg has been edited, comments have been taken away form other contributors, however my more insulting post was left to stand.

    it now reads worse than it did before Martlet edited it.

    Kurt has responded to my edited blogg,*-letters-Myra-McClue-Annette-Whittemore

    am i just being pig-headed over this? and this

    I'm not trying to carry on the row, I'm trying to get what it is i am not getting.

    Is it that everyone that has spoken up are wrong, and now that we have complianed the moderating is going to intensify.
  2. MEKoan

    MEKoan Senior Member

    This dreadful situation echos the situation regarding ME in ways that I find very disturbing. I am getting emails from people who feel just a little crazy because certain things seem so clear to them and yet a totally different scenario is being described by a group of people who have some kind of power over them. What happened the other day has left many people badly shaken.
  3. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

    I understand your concerns but we have to make a decision; the moderators are spread really thin - they, for the most part, act in a professional manner and we're not going to let them be the object of rants. If you can't tolerate the moderation without being really upset then this is not a good place for you. We are going to have moderation on these forums in order to do that we have to create a safe environment for the moderators. That's basically the key point for us.
  4. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

    Flybro you have a legitimate complaint - we should have been in touch with you about what in those comments was problematic. I apologize for that.
  5. gracenote

    gracenote All shall be well . . .

    Santa Rosa, CA
    Cort, thank you for this.

    If any of the moderators would like to know my opinion, I would love to be asked. I've hesitated to voice my concerns on these threads because every comment seemed to lead to more contention and confusion.

    I love these forums. I'm sorry that I haven't thanked you, Cort, often and well, nor have I thanked the moderators for their time and hard work. So I offer my thanks, now, and acknowledge what a difficult task you all have before you. None of you have to do this, and yet you choose, daily, to offer your time and effort. I am very appreciative.

    I want to see these forums flourish. I have been very disturbed watching what I see as well-intentioned efforts lead to more divisiveness rather than less.

    I love that you're asking, Cort. I want to be in a position to help strengthen what is so wonderful here, but that will also require some constructive criticism. I don't have the words, yet, but this is important. All our voices are important. Can you please tell us how best to offer our words?

    All of us here are important. All of us should feel valued and heard. All of us.

    Thanks for offering me the space to do this.

  6. leelaplay

    leelaplay member

    thank you Cort

    thank you moderators

    thank you all who expressed their opinions

    thank you gracenote. Ditto what you wrote.
  7. flybro

    flybro Senior Member

    Cheers Cort

    and sorry to have casued u hassle.

    its about time we had a forum party, we need something to celabrate
  8. bel canto

    bel canto Senior Member


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