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Recently two threads were locked for containing "inappropriate" content.

And I do not understand this particular action. If the content is inappropriate.....then you just said it, it's.....INAPPROPRIATE for this place. Why leave the inappropriate material up for viewing? Delete the threads

I've never understood the leaving of material that violates the rules up for viewing. That makes no sense.

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Hi Woody,

The threads could be deleted or simply moved to Abner's Corner where they could be thrashed around more -- those are options.

The Truthbook Discussion Board is a schoolroom for us all, whether we're unfamiliar with or new to the book or long time readers. Learning to communicate with one another in a conversational way through writing is a challenge.

Just as we've been leaving up old discussions that no longer are active so that they can be read and thought about it seems appropriate to leave these locked discussions as well. A lot of time and effort by a number of people have gone into them so just deleting them doesn't seem appropriate and they did receive a good many viewers so there was some amount of interest. The people who began the locked threads were notified privately that they're welcome to move their discussions to Abner's. What's transpired up to this point will remain open to be read as a lesson.

Consideration by the staff about how these topics were to be handled resulted in the decision to just lock them. It has also been decided that we will be more proactive when anything similar drops onto our message board, as we know it will. There are places where these kinds of announcements and proclamations are welcome but as a site dedicated to the teachings of the book this isn't one of them. Leaving the discussions available for reading should serve as a reminder.

Both topics were inappropriate to begin with but were allowed to continue with the hope they'd be resolved quickly but that didn't happen.

To make a clear point, claims of special status, prophecies, predictions, and all manner of psychic expression are not what this site is about. From now on they will be handled more quickly. The poster will be notified that that line of discussion is inappropriate on the open forums but may be carried out on Abner's if that's what they choose.

We're striving for a discussion board that's friendly to new people, to help them understand the significance and meaning of the fifth epochal revelation. We need the site to be consistent in its message in that regard.

Does that help?


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