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Jewel
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50’s, cuddly female, mom, grandmom, daughter, sister, friend. Aspie, artist, owned by dogs and a house. Largely liberal, except I live conservatively. And I hate politics.

I have been having an issue with Fluther. It feels yucky! I have finally figured out why.
The reason I feel so awful and unwelcome on Fluther is that I am afraid to participate!.
It is users who gang up on anyone expressing ideas that the vocal majority don’t like. And the site rules back them up in their prejudices and punishments. If my experience, information or opinion differs from the few who seem to be in control here, I don’t dare speak up unless I want to risk being bashed.
The power of a few is a palpable thing here. There is no balance, and no recourse for those caught in the trap of ‘speaking’ up. To try and deal with it will get one a warning about going off topic (never mind that the original attack was off topic), or the person trying to deal with this issue gets left hanging with a “removed my moderator”.
I am relived to have been able to put this into words! Now I can sleep and begin a search for a site tomorrow that has room for differing ideas.
It’s been real!

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Trissinger's avatar Trissinger said

Jewel—
Sorry to hear you’re looking for another site—- and just when I add you to my fluther! Well I do wish you well & I understand what you mean about the “intimidation factor.”
-Triss

January 22nd, 2010

Taciturnu's avatar Taciturnu said

Oh, Happy Holidays to you as well, Jewel!!!

Hope Santa brings you everything you want. ;)

December 24th, 2009

Marguerite's avatar Marguerite said

This looks like a nice and friendly place. I feel comfortable in it. I’m getting ready for a trip——packing, etc. I’ll be gone for a few weeks. See you when I get back!

December 15th, 2009

Marguerite's avatar Marguerite said

I meant for others to see the comment and forgot to check the box. Anyway, I had said that I am really happy to see you are here, along with many other people from AB. You look like you have already been very busy. I’m barely getting started!

December 14th, 2009