|12-25-2011, 07:32 PM||#301 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2008
|12-25-2011, 09:03 PM||#304 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2008
I missed the main brouhaha that happened. I had been away from the forums for a while because what I saw -- I was in the Intention-Manifestation forum -- was that people there were becoming divided between those who stayed in the "Your brain doesn't understand the word 'don't'!" crowd (which has its value but IMHO is simplistic) and those actively trying to dash hopes.
I came back a couple of weeks ago, frustrated with a personal situation. I posted, and Angela of all people had advice that helped me. She had always been nice before, but her advice had been on a different level. Not this time. It was exactly what I needed. Then she was banned. I know of one other poster who had a similar experience. That poster and I are going through important change in a lot of areas, so the forum closing is another hint that we have to move forward. It's like we got that one last burst of advice and then boom.
Anyway, Steve, your forum, Erin's forum, and the conversations here have been invaluable to me. Yes, even the ones that made me leave for a while -- all of it contributed to monitoring where I was at a particular point in my evolution. I hope your blog will continue (that's what it appears to be doing). Your blog posts have helped me (at least as much as my inner beliefs let them, but I'm working on those) tremendously. Whatever beliefs I have that have held me back may be deep-seated, but your blog entries have been among the best things I've seen for breaking through the beliefs.
Thank you for having the forum. I'm sad to see it halt. Please continue your blog. I don't know what else to say. Live long and prosper.
|12-25-2011, 09:22 PM||#306 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2009
Though I joined this forum in May 2009 and haven't posted a whole lot, I've been lurking here since near the forum's beginning, coming almost every week or so since around the end of 2006 (and so has my wife, by the way).
Some recent posts from certain "old-timers" have lamented or groaned about a forum "decline", but I didn't much notice anything major.
I would say it is my deeply internalized *LoA* (& my "intuitive-guidance") which seemed to always "direct me" to just the perfect thread(s) or posts to make each of my visits here consistently worthwhile and enriching.
By coming to the forum (each time I'd visit) with the *knowing* (or 'intention') that I would find good, relevant, inspiring or "resonant" threads or posts, I practically always did find them. So this forum has, for the most part, been a good, fulfilling experience for me.
I would like to thank everyone here for all their energy and contributions and express my appreciation for the enriching adventure and journey I've enjoyed with all of you. And, to you Steve, putting aside my thoughts on some of your recent decisions and actions, thank you very much for having created this wonderful forum that so many of us have gotten so much out of.
Now some suggestions:
It would be great if you could keep the Forum open longer than planned, giving some of us more time for making connections, for "completions" and for sharing ideas or suggestions on where else to go, or possible ways to continue this type of adventure we've shared.
I just found out about the forum closing!
Secondly, as you hinted, DO definitely keep the forum publicly available as searchable archives after you close the forum. There is such a wealth of information, insights and resources here!
I didn't always have a lot of time when I would come visit the Forums, and there are some great threads that I've been wanting to come back to that I bookmarked or jotted their titles… threads or posts I've wanted to study more in-depth, etc… and topics I've wanted to search in the forums to see what people have said about it.. and also certain forum posters (people) that I've been wanting to look up, to read more of what they have posted and said.
AND (someone else already said something about this), inform us what you plan to do, because (if you're taking everything down), some of us may want to copy and preserve some of our own writings (in our posts) that we put so much energy and thought into (and other stuff in the forum too)… and with the holidays and everything, there's not much time (at least for me) to search for what to preserve, copy, etc.
One outstanding thing about this Forum that I noticed is that so many people put so much thought and energy and *good writing* into many of their posts!
So I hope you will indeed leave the forum posts in a searchable archive.
Thanks again for everything!
Last edited by Landi Star; 12-26-2011 at 10:17 AM.
|12-26-2011, 12:43 AM||#307 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
We aren't exclusive or controlling at all. We just simply request that if you join our forum you take responsibility in spiraling up and choosing to feel good. We're not that strict and even have very little moderation. That doesn't say controlling to me. And the forums were not formed because people were displeased with this place; they rather liked it. PD4U was formed for a different atmosphere that is less public and feels a lot more safe.
If you don't know why the forums were formed, but are taking it from someone you heard it from that wasn't part of the forums, it probably isn't very truthful and has a whole lot of spin to it.
One last thing: a lot of people enjoyed the slightly stricter moderation here and were starting to come back including me. Less flaming posts, and greater content... and a little less threads about masturbation.
Then this whole thing happened, and well... we don't want to really participate anymore for bannings that happen without a clear cut reason besides sneaking behind people's backs (we weren't, it was a private invitation among friends initially) and spamming people's inbox (which wasn't anyone's intent and it was an invitation among friends, again).
Thank you for your reply
|12-26-2011, 04:56 AM||#309 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Well, for my last post on here before the forum shuts down, I want to say thank you all for this experience.
Thank you to everyone who helped me on this forum, the people whom I've met and who have become a special part of my life for a while, for the people whom I learned so incredibly much that has helped me grow so much, for the other people who have imparted their wisdom, and for those who've pushed my buttons and led me to have breakthrough when I've chosen to use the opportunity. Thank you for being incredible.
Last edited by Le Roi; 12-26-2011 at 05:00 AM.
|12-26-2011, 09:02 AM||#310 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Barleylands, United Kingdom
I've seen very strong light workers acting in ways that would seem selfish, disrespectful and plain cruel for those who didn't understand their true motivations, so maybe we have something similar going on here..
You do deserve a benefit of a doubt
|12-26-2011, 03:31 PM||#312 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Las Vegas, NV
i want to publicly thank all the moderators for their years of service in helping to build and keep this community strong. Couldn't have done it without you!
I also want to thank every member for participating and creating such an amazing, helpful, supportive community. Keep growing, keep assisting others. When you help others with their growth, you grow too.
Go forth and shine your light in the world. You're more special than you know.
Erin Pavlina, Intuitive Counselor
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