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post #41 of 58
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Originally Posted by Rrrrrachel View Post

You can't stand that discussions are going on and you're not involved. 

 

I wonder how the person under discussion would react if everyone simply added her to their "Block Member" list... or behaved as if they did. 

How long is someone going to continue talking if they get the complete silent treatment from everyone else on the board?  

post #42 of 58
Kathy you are not really the problem. You generally do post helpful information in a non argumentative way in this forum.

I don't think tc was trying to imply people shouldn't post here to ask those questions, just responding to the assertion that this is a place where people who do are attacked. It's pretty easy to debunk that one just by looking at the recent threads in the forum.
post #43 of 58
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Originally Posted by glassesgirlnj View Post

I wonder how the person under discussion would react if everyone simply added her to their "Block Member" list... or behaved as if they did. 
How long is someone going to continue talking if they get the complete silent treatment from everyone else on the board?  

She is on my block member list. I'm usually much better at ignoring her.
post #44 of 58
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Originally Posted by Rrrrrachel View Post


She is on my block member list. I'm usually much better at ignoring her.

 

So, who are some people here you *would* like to have a discussion with?  :)  And about what? 

Go ahead and start it! 

post #45 of 58
I've tried that too smile.gif
post #46 of 58
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Originally Posted by Rrrrrachel View Post

Kathy you are not really the problem. You generally do post helpful information in a non argumentative way in this forum.
 

Thanks, Rachel.

 

I can personalise things and I have to remember it is not all about me.  I do not think the polarisation of this issue into camps (or almost cliques, really)  is helpful in this regard.  

 

I edited the last post, as I don't think it was constructive.

 

Back to your regularly scheduled program.  

post #47 of 58
Obviously this forum should included selected and delayed. I don't think there's a,problem with them feeling welcome, considering the majority of the posts are about selective and delayed vaccination.
post #48 of 58
And I'm also not sure how many people around here actually believe every child should be vaccinated on schedule without exception. I certainly don't.
post #49 of 58

Thank you all for your posts about your concerns and frustrations and stating where you feel we need to be more clear about what is accepted and what isn't. 

 

I think our guidelines are pretty clear about what is expected for this forum and for the INV forum:

 

 

Mindful Vaccination -  This is a support-only forum for those who are vaccinating selectively, on a delayed schedule or fully vaccinating on schedule. Members who aren't vaccinating should not post here to debate or argue accuracy or opinion of things posted. 

 

I'm Not Vaccinating - This is a support-only forum for those not or those seriously considering not vaccinating. Here we host discussion of issues that arise when choosing to not vaccinate and sharing of resources and information that are related to the no-vax decision. Members who are vaccinating should not post here to debate or argue accuracy or opinion of things posted. 

 

Is anything unclear about this? Or is it our moderation that is the issue? Granted, our moderators are stretched and Adina and I cannot constantly monitor these forums. So we do expect members to hold up their side of the responsibility and respect this very simple but to-the-point and clear rule. Our only option is to completely exclude members one by one who fail to do so. If that's what has to happen, I'm willing to do that. 

 

Taximom, I look at your post and I can see what you are feeling. But the fact remains that this is not a forum for you to argue accuracy or opinions of things posted just as the I'm Not Vaccinating forum is not a place for prosciencemom to post her arguments against things you or others in that forum state. All such discussions between parties of the two support forums should take place in the Vaccinations Discussions and Debate forums. 

 

I explained this to kathymuggle in her post here: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1371951/can-we-define-what-support-forum-means-s-o-from-vaccine-forum/0_100

 

I am still reading all of the posts to this thread but this is the gist of what I have to say at this point. We will try to moderate more closely and remove people who refuse to abide by these guidelines. If you have any other suggestions please let me know. 

 

Now, all members who are not vaccinating should step out of this forum and allow the members who are vaccinating selectively, delayed or on schedule to have this discussion amongst themselves.

 

If there are similar issues concerning the I'm Not Vaccinating forum please start a thread to raise and discuss those issues and I will join in over there to sort it out with you.

 

Thanks. smile.gif

post #50 of 58

Okay. So we're all clear about the rules now? No other issues to resolve that are in my hands to do? shy.gif

post #51 of 58
Thread Starter 

Seems clear to me. :) 

post #52 of 58
There still seem to be some argumentative posts that need to be edited or removed.
post #53 of 58

In this thread, Rrrrachel? If that's what you mean I'd prefer to leave them so our full discussion is visible for everyone to read. If you're referring to posts in other threads you can report them and I'll take a look.

post #54 of 58
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Originally Posted by Cynthia Mosher View Post

In this thread, Rrrrachel? If that's what you mean I'd prefer to leave them so our full discussion is visible for everyone to read. If you're referring to posts in other threads you can report them and I'll take a look.

I'm confused - why were some posts removed yet others are being allowed to stay. If they violate the rules of the forum then they should either be edited to comply or removed.
post #55 of 58

I think it was because I started to work my way through the thread and then stopped to post because I pretty much new what I needed to say. And I guess I stopped returning posts that were removed by the mods at that point. I will go back through and replace them all now. 

post #56 of 58

I reviewed the thread and there are no posts removed. I'm not sure what you are referring to TCMoulton.

 

The reason I want all the posts to remain, even though some may technically violate the rules of the forum, is because this thread is discussing a forum and posting behavior, not a vaccinations topic. So it is a community topic. This forum is not really the place to post such a question (should be in the Questions and Suggestions forum). But since it is here and probably will get more attention here, I left it for the conversation to be had and so my clarification about what is acceptable here in Mindful Vax could be read and understood by everyone reading and posting. But the other members  devoted to the other support forum should really have their discussion about what they want in their forum, which is why I requested they ten step out and take it over there.

post #57 of 58
Awesome! That's great, Cynthia! I appreciate all the work you and the mods do even though I rarely post here.
post #58 of 58

Thanks LitMom. love.gif

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