I agree with Don Carlo on this one. I don't see the point of posting facebook pages of someone's brother (or any of someone's family members, for that matter). Doesn't matter if they're publicly accessible---just because you *can* post a multitude of details about someone, it doesn't mean you always should. I can see the relevance of IDing down someone who's assaulted or threatened one of the protesters, on occasion, and IDing handlers, but I don't see why their families (who are not handling/assaulting/harrassing protesters) need to be brought to everyone's attention, also.
You proved my whole point. It is about YOU seeing a point. I have been told repeatedly by the Mods that this is a free speech site. Again I ask you all to please list your personal dictatorial rules. I did not know I need to woow each admin as to mine or others reasons for posting something. Never mind the reasons for posting public info on people has been stated many times on this subject before. It is clear that despite all the Admins claims of free speech they are full of it.
I will make the argument yet again. Cashing info in a public forum of public info on cult members does a number of things. It helps pool useful information on members if it is needed to turn over to law enforcement when cult members commit crimes such as the ever growing number attacks against protestors. Yes being able to say that Tim has a relative by the name of will speed up their investigation as to where to find him before can be moved out of state. It might be nice to know if Heber Carl Jentzsch has a relative or DM has a brother. (YOUR NOT GOING TO DELETE THIS ARE YOU) I am sure DM's brother who is now out of Scientology would not even want people to know that he exist. What is the point of me even bring him up now that he is out. BETTER NOT BE A HYPOCRITE and you better delete that.
It allows people to see patterns in relationships that cult members have. Public discussion on how to reach these people. Subject A might only have Sci contacts but Subject B has all types and few Sci. This can help evaluate things like true numbers, die hard members and such. Public forums also show and expose things like child abuse / abandonment, bizarre beliefs Etc. A photo of subject A who is a OT III spending Christmas with relatives shows him to be a hypocrite and a liar on the origins of Christ in my opinion but I am not allowed to develop that opinion on this board by exchanging publicly found information and talking about it.
I could go on with other reasons but I really don't care to explain myself to people that want to proclaim supporting free speech but act like fascist tools because they personally don't see a reason for it.
Either stick to the core values of OCMBor go do something else.
"What are the rules on OCMB?"
NOTE THE LACK OF POSTING PUBLIC INFO BEING A RULE VIOLATION (BUT WE KNOW RULES DON"T APPLY TO PERSONAL PERSPECTIVES)
This message board has very simple rules:
You are to behave polite and friendly here (just adding a lot of smilies is not enough). Use netiquette. ( I am who I am and until intentional provoked I am a nice guy)
When writing your messages, please use the same courtesy that you would show when speaking face-to-face with someone. Flames, insults, and personal attacks will not be tolerated.(For the record anyone that has seen my videos knows I have no issue telling people to their face what I think)
It's fine to disagree strongly with opinions, ideas, and facts, but always with respect for the other person. Great minds do not always think alike.
Don't publish private messages without approval from all involved.
We promote one of the most difficult "martial arts": BYT - Bite Your Tongue. It is easy to snap back at someone, but much more effective to rise above them.(Bitting your tongue when you should say something implies something I already covered)
If what you have to say is not constructive and positive, then there are many other places on the 'Net for you to post it. Or you BYT.
There is a zero tolernance policy on threats or promotion of violence, against people on the board or outside. Even if it was intended as a joke.(Agreed and would never tolerate it, all things can and should be handled with free speech)
Post your own original words and don't forward text you can easily link to. Make a web page and link to that in your post if you need to repeat something - or if what you feel you must say is off topic or not suited for OCMB.
Don't feed those who are here to distract and destroy the friendly discussion. Learn to notice who these are instead!
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It is no excuse what lead up to the post in question, it is absolutely no excuse that others were worse than you. Everybody is alone responsible for their behaviour.
Please direct all debate related to the moderation and administration of OCMB to the topic "System >> Feedback & Help". Thank you for your understanding and support.
Radio Paul you left out the unwritten rule. This reads (would read if it were written): "The mods can do wtf they like. And if you criticize their pov or actions you are liable to be booted off on a pretext."
One of the many bad things about scientology is the way it restricts free speech. That's also one of the bad things about OCMB.