Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I second every word, Frank and I appreciate your thoughtfulness and your diaries.  

I still visit here because there are many people I care about and write inspiring diaries, but it seems the spark and the creativity there was a couple of years ago has become repetition, so I find them in other blogs where I contribute and in becoming active.

In the meantime, requests for becoming less rigid and more welcoming, so that nobody needs a suit of armor, have not been implemented.  The NUG changes were made to add more FP controls over the members, instead of choosing some trained moderators.  

So after temporary ´non-censoring´ that was never dealt with,
being ordered to ´stop commenting´ and submit to FP´s personal opinions,
having ratings canceled for a week because I applied the nugs to FP´s,
direct insults from some of them,...
without any retraction,
it´s, sadly, not worth the effort.

Equal treatment, appreciation, credibility, respect and trust have to be rebuilt from scratch, with social skills, if ET is going to get 4600 silent members to contribute their new ideas.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Sat Apr 4th, 2009 at 07:18:40 PM EST

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