murnut wrote:My suspicions were correct. I found a cached page of the ToS from Jan 11, 2010. See that here and look at number 11. There is no offense listed about quoting a banned member from another forum.
Averagejoe and yex broke a rule that didn't even exist until after the fact.
I'm disgusted...I knew they were weasels from personal experience, but this really takes the cake.
If they are willing to do this, are they also willing to support hoaxes?
12. Warnings and suspensions are not to be discussed on the forum.
Such matters shall remain private between the OM Staff and the member. Questions or comments concerning warnings and bans will be conveyed through e-mail or private messaging. Likewise, discussions regarding moderator actions are not permitted on the forum. If you have questions regarding a post or thread, please contact an administrator.
suspicioso wrote:I'm curious as to what it was in this post that was so serious it needed not one but two bannings.
According to the posts afterwards its implied they were posting on behalf of Toon. Big deal.
So.. anyone know what was posted?
murnut wrote:Toon is my friend...I take the good with the bad.
He is who he is and I'm okay with that.
He is smart and knowledgeable on some subjects that interest me.
He told me in mid 2007 that OMF was a cult and I thought he was crazy insane.
He was correct in a sense that the leadership of OMF does behave exactly like a cult.
Many OMF members have thought me crazy when I tell them this.
But it is true
Score each item on a scale of 1 to 10 (or whatever is your favorite scale):
1. Internal control: the amount of internal political power exercised by leader(s) over members.
2. Wisdom claimed by leader(s): the amount of infallibility declared about decisions.
3. Wisdom credited to leader(s) by members; the amount of trust in decisions made by leader(s).
4. Dogma: the rigidity of reality concepts taught; the amount of doctrinal inflexibility.
5. Recruiting: the emphasis put on attracting new members; the amount of proselytizing.
6. Front groups: the number of subsidiary groups using names different from that of the main group.
7. Wealth: the amount of money and/or property desired or obtained; the degree of emphasis on members' donations.
8. Political power: the amount of external political influence desired or obtained.
9. Sexual manipulation of members by leader(s); the amount of control of sex lives of members.
10. Censorship: the amount of control over members' access to outside opinions on group: its doctrines: or its leader(s).
11. Dropout control: the intensity of efforts directed at preventing or returning dropouts.
12. Endorsement of violence when used by or for the group or its leader(s).
13. Paranoia: the amount of fear concerning real or imagined enemies: the perceived power of opponents.
14. Grimness: the amount of disapproval concerning jokes about the group, its doctrines, or its leader(s).
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