I saw all of that. Vox just can't stand the "nastiness" anymore. The posters over there (including myself who was banned for "general rudeness") are not nasty by and large.
You are probably right.
Speaking of which, I'd like to bring up something that's been bothering me. I'd like to honestly consider the charge that FE is liberal and/or "all bad".
I mean, how can you make such a broad generalizations about a forum of hundreds or thousands of people?
Sorry, there is no such thing.
How can you summarize -- to any meaningful degree -- a group of hundreds or even thousands of young men and women, middle aged men and women, older men and women, OF ALL WALKS OF LIFE -- single, married, rich, poor, educated, not-so-educated...
How can you paint with a brush that broad? If you dab the ground with it, you'll be able to see the dot from space!
Let's look into it here...
I know people like to call FE "liberal" and maybe they're right -- at least to a point. I know there's at least a very vocal minority
that defends outrageous things like a transsexual man going by "she". Or cohabitation. There's no denying or defending that.
But how many people there just don't say anything? How many try to be Catholic, while not sticking out like a sore thumb? Maybe some of them would prefer not to get banned. For some people, it's in their personality to go with the crowd.
But again, maybe they are liberal. It's true that the moderator herself shows plenty of evidence for being liberal. She speaks the language, etc. and you can see it in most of her posts. And a forum owner will tend to MOSTLY favor people like himself, and be against those who diametrically oppose what he stands for.
I'll admit -- there are a couple members on CathInfo that are a thorn in my side. Maybe more than a couple :) But they're my penance.
I don't want to excuse Fisheaters or Vox for how she's run that forum -- but let's just say I always want to look into each accusation, and always consider the other side. It's only fair. Things are seldom as cut & dried as people think. Especially when you're talking about a forum of hundreds or thousands of people!
Only in sports are things that cut & dried. "Bears good. Packers bad." (or vice-versa).At any rate, my point is this: There are some malcontents and troublemakers that even call CathInfo (and myself) liberal, or leaning towards liberalism.
Which is about as ridiculous as a pink rhinoceros selling drugs to the Amish.
To throw that word at me is to lose all credibility.
There's not the slightest shred of evidence or basis for that charge. They can't seem to tell the difference between a "devil's advocate" or "different perspective" and a forum that's generally favorable to liberals.