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Oct 17, 2012

I agree with the idea that this site is about ideas. I agree with the idea that only ideas should be discussed here. I also agree that free speech means people are permitted to have differing opinions, and to debate issues, even with some level of heightened passion. 

There can be light and heat.

I have been repeatedly attacked by a particular Care 2 user and, not being a better person, have responded to them in kind. I am a sensitive person and don't take well to being publically denigrated. Nonetheless, I am apparently in violation of something and may very well soon be banned.

This  saddens me greatly. If I can be permitted to stay, I will try much harder to ignore people who choose to go the low road and sling mud at me. It's just hard when it's day in and day out, on every single news item I post, and behind my back through libelous emails to my friends. 

If there comes a day, when I cannot communicate or post or participate in Care2 anymore, I want all my friends to know that I will miss the time we have spent in this forum together. As a disabled person, I don't know if I will find another forum as user-friendly as  this one.

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Posted: Wednesday October 17, 2012, 9:05 am
Tags: friends light care2 heat depression violation ideas sadness regret personal-attacks [add/edit tags]

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Nancy M. (201)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 10:44 am
I hope that you can stay. Good Luck.

Cher C. (1466)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 12:15 pm

I hope care2 realizes that you are not the problem hun!

Something needs to be done on care2 about the bullying.


Kit B. (276)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 2:05 pm
Oh for goodness sake. Be yourself Brian, and don't let any one tell you differently. Personal issues can be handled privately or not at all. I see that Nancy says, "I hope you can stay....." I shouldn't think that would even be in question.

People at Care2 squabble all the time, no one should be shafted because they proudly hold forth their own opinions.

I have to agree, voting decisions should be based on our own personal conscience, not something that is decided for us by others.

You are a good member of the Care2 community, and Cher is right no one should be bullied.

Linda MacRae (47)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 3:16 pm
Hello Brian: I really do sympathise with you BUT please do not fret anymore about it. I really do not believe you are the problem. Obviously there are a lot of crazies out there and maybe one or two have latched on to Care2. I sincerely hope that you are not banned from Care2, as I feel that you are certainly deserving of remaining. I guess the only advice I can give you is that the next time something like this happens, just ignore it. The web is a very powerful tool and I guess we should respect it and be guarded. Listen to your inner voice. Good luck and hope you will be around for a long, long time. Also, congrats on becoming a grandfather! I have 2 great grandchildren and love them dearly. All the best to you,
Hugs,
Linda

Brian M. (145)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 3:34 pm
I am too sensitive. I need to learn to take the abuse better than I do at present.

Linda W. (174)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 5:25 pm
Care2 has to look at all not just one Brian! Stay focused & we will have your contributions to look forward to as long as you're willing to share.

Eternal Gardener (743)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 3:59 pm
Brian, the problem is not that you are too sensitive but rather that the majority of humanity is too insensitive!
Don't doubt yourself...and keep on promoting what you're standing for!

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