Originally Posted by Acting Like Godot
Angela, Angela, Angela. Everywhere I go, I keep hearing that name.
You're overplaying her role. Try to understand this. Her name comes up only because someone started a thread "Angela Banned?" and asked why Angela was banned, and then Steve replied blah blah blah.
Now, just in case you didn't notice - Angela was banned around the same time as Zephyrus, Elucidate, Indiana, Mariana Trench, Ssandra and God knows how many people.
That other forum doesn't belong to Angela. It wasn't created by her. She's just one of many, many other members there. Try to understand that.
The point people who are glad to see Angela go are making, at least in my case, has little or absolutely nothing to do with whatever part she may or may not have played in this disaster. I don't know what happened, beyond what I've read here, and I don't have an opinion about that, since I feel so far from what was going on.
What I have always felt on this forum was that it was dominated by strong personalities with an occasional-to-frequent uncompassionate edge (except when dealing with each other - then they had all the love and compassion in the world) and there was a clique of people here from the start that I and most others were never accepted into. It may have been those same people who started and also then were invited to the second forum. I don't know, because I don't know anymore who was in that clique besides Angela, since I haven't been coming here a lot recently. Also, I am not about to join another forum or group in which that kind of person is taking part.
One thing I appreciate now, though, is feeling the freedom to write these things here now after all these years.
As for getting banned at this point, that's like being pushed out of a crashing plane - it's going down anyway, so how does it matter if you get banned?
And for the record, I distinctly
remember Steve alluding to shutting down the forums last year or some time ago. I remember it, because the idea of it made a huge impact on me.
And furthermore, I am relieved to see Steve reacting like this. All these years he seemed to be perfect. He rarely ever admitted making mistakes or never seemed to have sympathy for poor slobs like me who are basically run by their heart--he made it sound like everything should be easy. In his blog post, though, he categorically admits his fallibility and embraces it, like a human being.
How can you follow someone who is perfect, who never has the kinds of problems people really have in life--like dealing with emotion or ego?? By pretending you are perfect too? I think that is the opposite of personal growth and ensures you will never progress.