He's talking about the Message List page on the FFL Web site, Sal. It's a list of the first lines, or first several lines, of each post. He calls the "secular" posts "trolling" just to make them sound bad. A small number of the political posts are trolls, but most aren't.
The political posts don't "abuse the freedom of what Yahoo provides us as a group," of course. That's just fantasy. In reality, Doug doesn't want us to have the freedom of what Yahoo provides us as a group. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <salsunshineiniowa@...> wrote : I’m still waiting for the English translation, take this for example: 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. . Does “scrolling ticker-tape style” refer to the fact that comments and responses are put up at the top? And if so, isn’t that where they’re supposed to be? I always thought that was internet etiquette, so to speak. I usually need some kind of translation program for Doug-speak but there are those times, like this, when the program crashes. Sal On Sep 17, 2016, at 8:31 AM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... [FairfieldLife] <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> 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.) ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <awoelflebater@...> wrote : ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto: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 mailto: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