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#11
Oh...this must have been what started all that hullabaloo the other day.

I have to ask, though, why do you think she's lying, even if she is also posting this on another forum?
(01-02-2015, 08:33 PM)ChaosRose Wrote: Oh...this must have been what started all that hullabaloo the other day.

I have to ask, though, why do you think she's lying, even if she is also posting this on another forum?

Oh...I see.
UNR, do you automatically google search anyone who shares an experience here, or did you just happen to already be on the site?
I have to say that it's more than just a little bit creepy if a moderator is google searching everyone who shares an experience here. And all it really proves is that someone chose not to share every bit of personal information about their lives with a rude stranger on the internet.
#12
So let me get this straight...

Admin KNEW that UNR did a google search on a member who shared a paranormal experience here to dig up dirt and out their personal medical history...and instead called the victim the instigator?

Let me just say that if this doesn't show the blatant animosity towards any poster here who isn't "skeptical enough," then I don't know what would.

It's bad enough that the site should be called TalkParanormal and be ridiculed...but now it should be called TalkParanormal and have your medical history broadcast.

UNR's post...

Direct assumptions?
Ok lets look at this. A person starts making lots of bizarre claims, now you would just say amazing its paranormal. But i do not i look for causes and WOW did I find them. Not my made up things but what they posted on another forum.
1. taking a drug to sleep that is addicting and also can cause hallucinations.
2. Claimed to have anxiety depression. Their claim not mine.
3. Posted boyfriend and other family members are addicted to tylenol. This can also cause hallucinations. Claimed boyfriend eats thirty at a time.
4. No need to go into other claims, but they are there.
Now this would and should send up red flags as to the paranormal claims and this is called research, looking for causes of claims.

Clearly, whatever anyone posts on a public forum is accessible to the public, and everyone should be aware of that. But no one should expect that a moderator on a paranormal forum would go to such great lengths to discredit a member just for sharing a paranormal experience...that he would try to dig up dirt about their personal lives and plaster it here for all to see. Especially, since there are rules about this sort of thing.

This is an extremely hostile environment. Much more than I ever realized it to be.

If you want to be skeptical...fine. If you want to run a skeptic site...fine. Don't run a so-called paranormal site, and then harass people and cyber-stalk them when they share an experience. In my opinion, that's what this is. And admin doesn't seem to have done anything about it except sanction the behavior.
This is one of the reasons why people who might really need a support network for whatever reasons don't seek them out. This is a new low for you, UNR. Shame on you.
I guess no one is a reliable source since most people have taken an over the counter medication or been sad or worried within their lifetimes.

#13
So rather than point out that someone was being less than honest, you would rather point out that someone found out information that was publicly online. You can continue to spin the wheels about this if you want.

And no, not everyone is "searched". But if something is publicly posted, don't be surprised if it gets found by anyone. If it were in a private forum or if private information (such as locations or names) were revealed, then I agree, that would be going too far. That is not the case.
“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ~Philip K. Dick

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#14
You know, I have been troubled by these sorts of tactics, myself. Again, I'd say it is the choice of any site how they wish to be perceived, and how they choose to treat people. So, ultimately, it's my choice (or any poster's) whether I stay or go.

I think the example above illuminates how this site chooses to treat posters. It's discouraging, to say the least. And ultimately, it will impact how many people want to post here and share anything. But, I guess this is what you want? It will certainly be a likely outcome. It is certainly your call. It's a free site to join, and people can walk away if they don't like it here.

This problem is not about debating or discussing differing opinions or beliefs AT ALL. It is about treating people with kindness, diplomacy, respect, and ramping down the aggression and meanness. It's about tact. As Rose stated, this is a hostile environment at the moment. If you can't recognize this, I'd suggest you look again.

As I said, it's my choice whether I keep posting or wander away. I'm on the fence about it at the moment. Discussions can be good here. I know they'd be better if people felt like they wouldn't be ridiculed or attacked for engaging in them.
#15
(01-02-2015, 11:07 PM)ChaosRose Wrote: So let me get this straight...

Admin KNEW that UNR did a google search on a member who shared a paranormal experience here to dig up dirt and out their personal medical history...and instead called the victim the instigator?

Exactly where did this happen?

Seems to me you're just itching for a fight wherever you can find one or start one. Just leave it alone for god's sake.
'A phantom,' said my Uncle Mycroft, who had just materialised, 'is essentially a heteromorphic wave pattern that gains solidity when the apparition converts thermal energy from the surroundings to visible light. It's a fascinating process and I'm amazed no one has thought of harnessing it - a holographic TV that could operate from the heat given off by an average-size guinea pig.' ~ First Among Sequels, Jasper Fforde
#16
At least Scarygirl has a way about her, even if sometimes sarcastic. UNR is just downright reprehensible, and it's a usual tactic of his and most (see Scary...I said most!) non believers to attack the person.
I'm sure he can sit there and come up with a thousand sites to back his beliefs but what does that say? What about all the sites that show the possibility/probability of something unexplainable happening?
This girl came on here for answers...not to be called neurologically challenged by the first poster who replies.
#17
(01-03-2015, 09:25 AM)Ysbryd Wrote:
(01-02-2015, 11:07 PM)ChaosRose Wrote: So let me get this straight...

Admin KNEW that UNR did a google search on a member who shared a paranormal experience here to dig up dirt and out their personal medical history...and instead called the victim the instigator?

Exactly where did this happen?

Seems to me you're just itching for a fight wherever you can find one or start one. Just leave it alone for god's sake.

Leave it alone, but tell you where it happened?

It happened right here on this discussion. IrisBritney posted an experience, and UNR's first response was to call her out because he had obviously already googled her. You can find his post fessing up to it here...

http://www.talkparanormal.com/showthread.php?tid=18457

And also Scarygirl's responses...lauding UNR, chastising IrisBritney.

(01-03-2015, 05:52 AM)scarygirl67 Wrote: So rather than point out that someone was being less than honest, you would rather point out that someone found out information that was publicly online. You can continue to spin the wheels about this if you want.

And no, not everyone is "searched". But if something is publicly posted, don't be surprised if it gets found by anyone. If it were in a private forum or if private information (such as locations or names) were revealed, then I agree, that would be going too far. That is not the case.

I'm sure no one realizes that if they're going to share an experience they feel is paranormal on a paranormal site, that they are required to share their entire personal and medical history here as well...right down to whether or not they take Tylenol, for crying out loud. He honestly had no business asking...especially when he already knew the answers because he had already google searched her.

Again...this is one of the reasons why people who might actually need a support network don't seek them out. This is absolutely abhorrent treatment. And shame on you as an ADMIN not calling him out about it. The End. There is a rule against gossip and spreading personal information on here. There was no call for this.


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