On 09/17/2016 10:21 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:
You questioned my terminology. The Yahoo term for the person responsible for the group is List Owner. Doug is the List Owner of FFL. No further "research" needed on that point.

*And how does Yahoo define "List Owner"? You need to look into that. They won't leave it as an abstract definition.**

Your post is a non sequitur.
Nonsense. I'm explaining how and why tech companies which I have over 30 years experience with use their terms of agreement to define things.

We're not talking about who owns user content or moving FFL to another platform. Rather, I was pointing out that Doug, as list owner, can unilaterally decide what type of group he wants FFL to be and enforce that decision, including, e.g., throwing all of us out and adding new members who are more to his liking, banning political discussions, etc.

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <noozguru@...> wrote :

Not good enough research. I don't have time nor the interest to wander through the group "terms of service and agreement" but these issues have come up in the past regarding these kinds of companies. For instance there was an issue over Facebook overreach with regard to owning user content. IOW, if Doug took Fairfield Life to another group like Google or Reddit etc Yahoo might have a problem with it though likely not as FFL isn't even a blip on their radar.

We know that other Fairfield and TM centric groups have come and gone on the Internet. The only ones that seem to survive are the ones that expose the authoritarian overreach of the organization.

On 09/17/2016 09:34 AM, authfriend@... <mailto:authfriend@...> [FairfieldLife] wrote:

    As I said, Doug is the owner of FFL. "List Owner" happens to be
    Yahoo's own term for the individual responsible for a group. Look
    at any group "About" page; scroll down to the "Group Email
    Addresses" section. The last address is called "List Owner." For
    FFL, the address is:


    An email to this address will go to Doug.

    For The_Peak, it's:


    An email to this address will go to Jim.

    For the Self-publishing group, it's:


    (Don't know who the owner is for that group.)

    And so on. This is standard throughout Yahoo Groups.

    ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
    <mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com>, <noozguru@...>
    <mailto:noozguru@...> wrote :

    On 09/17/2016 06:31 AM, authfriend@... <mailto:authfriend@...>
    [FairfieldLife] 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.)

        *More likely Yahoo is the owner not Doug.  It's probably in
        the terms of service. Doug would just be considered
        "responsible" for it.  It's a "rights" issue and often part
        of these kinds of services.  Or basically attorneys on
        steroids creations.

        ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
        <mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com>, <awoelflebater@...>
        <mailto:awoelflebater@...> wrote :

        ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
        <mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com>, <authfriend@...>
        <mailto:authfriend@...> wro! te :

        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@...>
        <mailto: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

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