Like woelf, I was also thinking that this group was starting to revive itself and show promise again. I think it should be left alone to grow. I would not move over to FFL2 since I will not be on a forum with the people who were rightly thrown off this one. My advice to Doug is to leave well alone and allow people to talk about whatever comes up, as long as there are no serial abusers taking root.
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <awoelflebater@...> wrote : ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <authfriend@...> wrote : Well, I was going to suggest that we not wait to be "exiled," but simply pick up and move over to FFL2. The ugly threatening tone of Doug's recent posts suggests that we don't have any voice in the matter; he's clearly not interested in entertaining dissent. Remember, Doug is the owner of FFL, and if he wants to turn it into a forum that Rick and those of us who have been here for years wouldn't recognize or find appealing, that's his prerogative. His recent post indicates that he's huddling with anonymous folks who have apparently never participated in FFL, so their concerns don't reflect ours. (If the name "FairfieldLife Freer Speech" is claimed to infringe on the "FairfieldLife" brand name so as to preclude our using that forum for discussions that don't conform to Doug's ideas about isolating spirituality from the rest of human experience, I'm sure Alex would be willing to change the name.) Yes, and just when this place was starting to show a little life again. I've got my overnighter packed if we're all moving. Just let me know. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <awoelflebater@...> wrote : ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <authfriend@...> wrote : Most of us who are discussing politics are not "trolling," and it's insulting to suggest otherwise. Political discussions are "without spiritual context" only if you put spirituality in a box and wall it off from the rest of human experience. Rick realized this, and chose not to build such walls. That's why he didn't limit discussion topics in any way (other than to exclude pornography). It looks like we (the non-spiritual cretins that we are) may be exiled off to FFL-2 if this keeps up... ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : I am appreciating the comments here about the group. The trolling of mundane subject threads here posted and scrolling ticker-tape style down the subject line with first lines of posts like one can read on news feeds most anywhere, but on FFL, a spiritual Yahoo-group, they often do seem to abuse the freedom of what Yahoo provides us as a group. . While being entertained by most any and all of content posted here on FF yet as a responsible member here I am looking at several who have long method in trolling the site with offered material that is quite without spiritual context, evidently unrelated to FFL, a spiritual Yahoo-group. Yahoo asks us for moderation. I have relied on membership to self-contain themselves in a moderation according to an inherent civility entailed the Yahoo-groups guidelines as the means of community here. Most have been able to write quite well within what is given to us as the Yahoo-groups guidelines. Those guidelines do provide really quite wide margins for expression.. Yahoo Groups Guidelines https://policies.yahoo.com/us/en/yahoo/guidelines/groups/index.htm -JaiGuruYou Yahoo Groups Guidelines https://policies.yahoo.com/us/en/yahoo/guidelines/groups/index.htm Yahoo Groups helps you connect with groups of people who share your interests and passions. We depend on each member to help keep it a safe, fun, and positive place for everyone. View on policies.yahoo.com https://policies.yahoo.com/us/en/yahoo/guidelines/groups/index.htm Preview by Yahoo ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <ffl.postcount@...> wrote : Fairfield Life Post Counter =========================== Start Date (UTC): 09/10/16 00:00:00 End Date (UTC): 09/17/16 00:00:00 460 messages as of (UTC) 09/16/16 22:52:13 80 authfriend 65 awoelflebater 41 Sal Sunshine salsunshineiniowa 37 olliesedwuz 36 Bhairitu noozguru 30 steve.sundur 27 anon_alias 27 Mike Dixon mdixon.6569 23 dhamiltony2k5 20 ananda_das_gupta 19 feste37 11 yifuxero 10 hepa7 10 Share Long sharelong60 9 jr_esq 6 emily.mae50 2 'Rick Archer' rick 1 ultrarishi 1 srijau 1 john_carter_bsc 1 j_alexander_stanley 1 William Leed WLeed3 1 John Carter john_carter_bsc 1 Doug Hamilton dhamiltony2k5 Posters: 24 Saturday Morning 00:00 UTC Rollover Times ========================================= Daylight Saving Time (Summer): US Friday evening: PDT 5 PM - MDT 6 PM - CDT 7 PM - EDT 8 PM Europe Saturday: BST 1 AM CEST 2 AM EEST 3 AM Standard Time (Winter): US Friday evening: PST 4 PM - MST 5 PM - CST 6 PM - EST 7 PM Europe Saturday: GMT 12 AM CET 1 AM EET 2 AM For more information on Time Zones: www.worldtimezone.com