Complaint by Wild Haggis
I am reposting here a complaint made by Wild Haggis' on the 10 Commandments thread where it was originally posted. Any comments on this complaint should be posted here, not on the 10Cs thread.
This is a tiny rant (maybe it should be ant and I crawl into a hole).
I have been categated today, for supposidly calling people names on the post about "Screw loose." I was really trying to bring to people's attention that the original post was about a horrific accident. I felt the thread was making light of it and it was getting out of hand.
I have been quite upset as I think this whole incident of the pilot saying he had a "screw loose" is not something to take lightly nor to make fun about. We don't know his whole story. I just think this thread is insensitive. I tried to change the direction earlier in the thread to take it off the incident, but was overtaken by a load of men going on about gaming and calling each other names. I just don't understand why some on these posts can say anything they want to others, while others of us get told off for trying to bring common sense into discussion and stopping the discussion being hogged by the same three or four people.
It might also be useful for me to say that my mum committed suicide, as others may have experienced too, so this kind of discussion on "screws loose" is not something to take lightly.
It happened once before on a thread and he went into Hell (which I rarely do) when one gentleman put some horrible things about me (I thought ths wasn;t allowed of SofF - personal comments!!!!!). We actually eventually sorted it out privately, he and I get on well now.
Is this really what SoF is about? Some seem to get away with all sorts of things while others even mildly correcting others can't? We need more women's voices of SoF (we have very few) yet when we try to partake men come down on us - it has happened a number of times, and not with me either! We need more women friendly discussion and not just on Heaven with "nice things" Please include our different points of view in discussions and please don't let the same few always be dominant.
I came off SofF for a while ago (actually over the years, on 2 occassions) because I got fed up with it always the same people who posted, some comments were quite nasty and intolerant of a different opinion and ecclesiology/theology rather than their own. But I came back on again because I felt, as a women (and other reasons) there should be more of a balance. So please be equitable in applying the rules.
And please note that many of us don't sit all day in front of the computer so don't have time to read hundreds of posts on a theme, we take up the argument from where it has been left off.
Will I stay on........help!