- Report: #1071199
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Complaint Review: Delphi Forums
Delphi Forums, Select State/Province USA
Delphi Forums Liars Massachusetts
From: GMANSIONV Mar-9 5:43 am
From: GRACIE-ORIGINAL MEMBER OF THE ANAH4UM (GMANSION) 8/1/2007 11:17 am
To all of Delphi Forums:
Here is the message that we, Bobby's friends, from The ANAH4UM (formerly on Delphi) wish to go out to all of Delphi Forums.
Bobby DelPelham was a good, caring host and he remains a good, caring man. He began Spiritual Level intending to make friends with the entire Delphi community, intending to discuss spiritual topics with what he felt would be equally intelligent, sensitive, kind and aware, mature and serious people. He did not expect the reaction which he received, ranging from neglect of his and other posts in his forums, to the two faced backbiting, backstabbing, lies, misrepresentations, serious misunderstandings we are seeing now and have been seeing for the past few years.
The original plan (of last June) had been for the SL hosting to be taken over by me. I'm a former member of Delphi who returned in part for that purpose. I too had thought about reinstating the LOOSL (Lockouts of Spiritual Level) until realizing that it wouldn't work, I hope to explain why I feel that it wouldn't work. I wish that I had been able to go through with the hosting plans, unfortunately reality had other plans, my workload and thus my responsibilities greatly increased and so I lacked the time, although not the inclination, to become the new host of Spiritual Level. I suggested the now present host, Bobby, Gigi and others agreed with me that Xanadu would "do SL proud", Bobby made the offer, Xanadu accepted it.
Before I go on, I wish to affirm that Xanadu is not Bobby, nor am I Bobby, nor is Gigi Bobby. If you wish to think I am Bobby after you read words you might not want to accept, it would be my pleasure if you called me Bobby DelPelham. I've known Bobby for a very long time, I think very highly of him and I've been called much worse names than Bobby DelPelham ;-)
The ANAH4UM is not pleased with Xanadu's actions as host. This isn't meant as criticism concerning the ways in which she is hosting her forum. Our objections concern her misuse in regards to Bobby's intentions, her inaccuracies with regards to Bobby's lockouts, her reaching out to certain people who in fact were daily harassing Bobby and his forum promos in a certain 1500 post thread in a certain ugly spirited forum. Bobby didn't lock lurkers out, he locked out trolls, troublemakers, those who went back to other forums to mock Bobby and his members.
Bobby locked them out in order to protect the spiritual purity of SL. He locked them out in order to protect other members such as Xanadu.
Bobby gave his reasons for locking what he termed "pathological lurkers" out. These reasons remain in a thread in SL, now closed by the host. None could argue against Bobby's reasoning, his reasons were instead overlooked and the misrepresentations, slantings, lies, slanders regarding Bobby's actual reasons, continued....Unfortunately as well by Xanadu and apparently due to a misguided, naive effort to reach out to people who won't be able to bring any benefit to a spiritual forum as good as Spiritual Level.
Someone mentioned a person who posted on a bashing thread, she had been claiming she was locked out of SL for disagreeing with Bobby DelPelham. Anyone who ever went to SL knew that many people disagreed with Bobby's opinions, Bobby welcomed respectful disagreement and always gave the same to others. I mentioned the name of the complaining poster to him, he informed me that in fact, the poster had come to a forum of his (not Spiritual Level) and had become rudely offensive because Bobby didn't agree with her! So, he locked her out from all of his forums.
I don't blame him. He was protecting his other members from the rudeness found at certain other forums.
And what is so wrong about a host who doesn't lock out, but complains of excessive non communication at his forums? Is it an offense to express your feelings? Is it a red flag to others who won't express their feelings? Is it a threat to the cult of indifference?...Or is it a wake up call intended to inspire people to become more communicative, caring, friendly even if exasperation makes the host insult an unnamed force known as "lurker" in order to do so?
Bobby may have become a little heavy handed during his most exasperated moments, but he meant the best for his members, his forums. He cared about people up to the very day we had to convince him to give the forums up.
His forums were constantly stalked, mobbed, trolled by troublemakers from forums that weren't out for any good. Forums which exist to demean others, to put them down and to hurt them, to make themselves feel better at the expense of those whom they often make into caricatures.
Would any of you trolled those forums and posted material of a spiritual nature in them? Would any of you push a host to lock you out in order so that you could complain as a group of being locked out? Would any of you feel so free as to gang up on one person, one person who was a target for his honest, outspoken words but only because most of his own forum members were too intimidated to defend him...and then push the one person who did defend him, get her cascaded after she strongly reacted to their daily mobbing and trolling at her forum...and after they so cowardly got her cascaded, claimed that Gigi was Bobby in order to intimidate others from defending Gigi?
Would any of you invite someone who holds an unpopular idea onto your forum to discuss his opinion in a thread, then deliberately mistake the known fervor of that person for anger, in order to curry favor with cyber bullies who had harassed you in the past? Then would you bait that person, cause him to lose his temper, jump all over him as a group against one person, finally to gag and to lock him out...and only for getting higher rankings for your forum?
Would any of you post a link to a new forum which had been designed to help a lonely man to find a wife? Would you then come to his forum only to post satirical ridicule for the joy of your forummates who followed the link? Would you ruin that man's forum after you trashed his friend's forum and caused her to be cascaded, knowing fully well the upset you were causing that man...and finally pushing him, out of desperation, to tell you he had had a heart attack, just to be left alone from your insincerity and your taunts?
Would you then disingeniously claim that the man "faked a heart attack in order to get attention?"
Would any of you, in complete silence, mob a forum which had featured a very creative game, forcing the creator of that brilliant game to leave Delphi due to her own frustration at being ignored by hundreds of "visitors"? She happened to be a very sensitive, very intuitive, very friendly person who was and is very well liked by her community....Would any of you have harassed a woman into mental illness, then encouraged her to commit suicide when she kept returning to the forum, trying to find aplogies which she felt might assauge her pain?...Would any of you have joined a massive letter writing campaign to trash a book being reviewed at Amazon, because you envied the writer for hosting a higher rated forum than yours?
That is the record. I wouldn't feel proud to have made a record like that one. That is the record.
God hears the song.
Delphi Forums lost another good person when they lost Bobby DelPelham. His legacy of reaching out, of encouraging, inspiring, validating, helping others will not be destroyed, nor will it be smeared by those with much to be ashamed of.
Those who trash Bobby DelPelham's name and his intent need instead to look at themselves.
Gman speaking for The ANAH4UM
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