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!