In Reply to: Re: awww - you've been deleted? posted by susie on May 03, 2005 at 01:53:34:
If you'll look at the time I posted, it was 11:30 at night. I'd scanned most of the boards that night--I don't post that much anymore. I've been know to be a little reactionary, even rude or uncivil, in times past. I'm learning.
Since I have been banned at times, for opposing what I thought was the Coordinators being very rude and unfair to Acheick, I am sensitive to the purpose for each board/sub-board.
I wasn't paying enough attention to notice I was on GenX, and not Journeys. Really. I was really tired; I guess. I do know better.
I sincerely apologize. Perhaps if you've posted on Journeys from the religious position of anti-religion you might sympathize, if you got an over-reaction.
This site's mostly about recovering from abuse, and, true, most of the really egregious abuse, at least of rank-&-filers like me, was perpetrated on the SG's; no doubt. I suppose that a small percentage of now-exer SGs were high-ranking A-holes, who may not feel that they fit in anywhere. Who knows?
I experienced some abuse in TF, although I'm only a lowly FG. Leadership made me go waist-deep in an open sewer in Cuernavaca, Mexico to recover a leader's parrot--I nearly died from the amoebic dysentery. Oh, well.
So, religious words trigger an understandable reaction, probably more so in recent-exit SGs, and to a lesser degree in FGs. I didn't mean to do that.
Gen-Xers are, by sociologists' definitions, in the 30 to 40 age group, now. Not young, in other words.
I could fairly say that oversensitivity in someone 30 to 40 years of age is a definite disadvantage, socioculturally, etc.
I you were genuinely offended, and want to express that to me, please write me at my email address. Posting for all to see in order to humiliate is, frankly, common on MovingOn, or used to be. Jules seems to be a little less distrustful of all FGs; for quite a while, now.
Since this is not MovingOn, although I greatly respect the rights, needs, and so on, of those allowed to post on that site (which seems to exclude most FGs, sometimes with good reason) I would say that that (emailing the offender) might be more appropriate for redress of offenses, here. The much shorter list of allowable social offenses there is quite different here, if I understand the Guidelines corresctly.
Respectfully, I might say that perhaps you should leave the reprimands to the Coordinator?
I trust they will address all offenses, not just those to SGs.