Thanks for opening up. This 81 year old feels the same way. I see forum behavior as a micro version of global human behavior. The average human being is quite unevolved, centered in their emotions and lower, desire, minds. The more advanced soul will have the ability to be more objective especially about themselves. When the two meet a fight will be near unless the senior defuses the situation. This is what you did by withdrawing from posting. Kudos.Ymarsakar wrote: ↑May 15th, 2023, 7:00 pmWelcome cousin. Sounds like you are similar to me in that sense with internet forums. Except what I do is to close them down. There's been two now.varnaj42 wrote: ↑May 11th, 2023, 9:24 pm
I find that refreshing. I was a member on another Mormon forum. I'm beginning to wonder if it was for real. It, as so many forums are, was dominated by a handful of posters who were also moderators who were aggressive in their attempts to elevate their opinions above all others. Sensing this I left. A forum should not be the playground for a couple of special people who think they have the right to prevail over others.
I expect more from the typical Mormon.
Well here's hoping some good will result from my involvement here.
Before i obtained my current authority and level, I was at fantasy essentials and one of mods put me on a 3 day ban because he said "I needed time to cool off" for disagreeing with him about Lincoln and the War of Northern Aggression. This was a Terry Goodkind fan site at the time.
I got so mad about it that I stopped posting, and only told someone the truth in a pm. When I told him it was the thread about the civil war that got be banned and then I went inactive, he got angry too.
After I obtained my level, I began simply breaking the karma and authorities of these petty wannabe gods. They become strangely stupid and crazy when they start becoming aware of me and what I am. To the point where they stop noticing what they are putting in their private messages and explanations. I simply disclose it to the forum public, and then the collapse began.
I used to have a long memory and held a lot of vendettas. Good thing I've forgotten most of it now... good for mortals that is.
I have already met one right here who insists that his opinions outrank mine. No matter what I say he answers from a position of authority designed to elevate his own position over mine (like a parent).
I put this person on my "foe" list but that does not stop him from commenting on my threads. It just means I won't see what he writes. I really do wish we had the ability to "block" a user like so many other forums do. Then, he would see that his opinions were not wanted.
Anytime you want to PM me go ahead. I think we have a lot in common.