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Hey all,

I haven't been on in a while, but today I was thinking I'd like to see the pagan name anagrams that Nephele did up for me last year. I can't seem to find the post anywhere, did it get deleted? Is Nephele still around?

Thank you!

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Let me reword that properly :

Nephele deleted her account when she got tired of

the white supremacist bullshit she saw occurring on

this site and decided her time was better spent elsewhere...

It was sad to see her go from here , as she put a huge

amount of effort , time , and love into supporting this site

and with her energy gave the gift of names to many , many ,

over the years , but it is nice to still know where she has gone...

I don't think she kept all those records , Laurence , but is

there a question about a name she gave you ?

Perhaps I can get it to her...;)

I hate white racists as well , but I stayed to fight the good

fight here , when needed , as well I have always liked and

been faithful to this site...;)

I post this info about Nephele , to tell the truth of a good soul ,

who was a long time member here...she deserves at least that !

White supremacists? Holy shit... Looks like I missed a lot during my hiatus. I don't blame her one bit, that kind of thing makes me sick and sad. :( 

I didn't need the names for anything important. I just really liked the ones she came up with and wanted to write them down. I hope she's feeling better wherever she is!

They don't moderate; political nonsense and questionable material runs wild; the site loses good people as a result.

Got it wrong again , as I would expect

from you , being one of the ones I am

referring to , "O great white Snowflake" ;

The person banned was Ravenheart...

Do not mix Blackwolf , my name , purposefully ,

with hers...that is not only disrespectful , yet

shows your need to denigrate others , just

like our lying , bullying press - i - dent in the

head , false news fool in office...

And do not claim innocence , or claim bad memory...

We both know who and what you are...and how I

keep countering your bullshit here and on another

site , under the name Sloan777...

This is exactly the type of person , I was referring to Laurence...

Someone definitely not left , but , in my opinion , not

right in the head either...but of course , that is only an

opinion...we all have them...;)

Here's a fact , @ Snowflake :

"Lefties"; I don't like slapping labels on groups of people which are known for being disorganized; this is especially invalid when people try to pigeon hole others based on one or two things that they have expressed; consider your name as an example: whenever I hear someone call someone else a "snowflake" or "cupcake" I assume a set of traits that have a lot to do with regurgitating nonsense from talk radio; pagans as a whole couldn't afford to put too much stock in those sentiments because they wouldn't have the freedom to label themselves with a million little nuanced classifications while simultaneously (and adamantly) expressing their own hatred of labels. Moderation doesn't necessarily mean strict adherence to the duty of enforcing the letter of the "law", but not it's spirit. Banning political discussion on a site, when that site isn't related to political discussion, would be welcome to most; most of the problems would simply vanish as would two-thirds of the forum posts which would reduce the amount of content available on this site: that is the true crux of the issue.

Said well , Coyote...;)

And again , I have always loved this site and it's

open door to different , and sometimes extreme

viewpoints , though not always individual posters...

I am sure many have felt the same , or still do regarding me...;)

Look at the original post: a person looking to get an anagrammed name; now look at where we have ended up. The fact that this should have been a short Q&A about Nephele, and we are now talking about opinions and political "expression" is the reason that I think a lot of people are too sensitive to discuss the issues.

I know this Snowflake ( Sloan777 ) from another site ;

That is why the thread turned in this direction...

I know this person's underlying intent...prejudice

Well, I'm glad to know what went down. It sucks that this kind of thing happens, but that is the nature of the beast, especially on a site full of people who are already perhaps a little resistant to the idea of being restricted in expressing their beliefs.

On a personal level, I have pretty bad anxiety, so I try to avoid political discussions, but I know that a lot of people are very passionate about politics and feel compelled to engage. I don't begrudge them their discussions - I just also have zero desire to involve myself and I skip those posts entirely. I understand how it could be exhausting for someone who feels constantly confronted with political arguments, especially if they pop up in discussions that aren't directly tied into politics.

I'm not sure about the state of moderation here. Do they stop political tangents that show up in threads that they don't belong in? When I click on a thread about, say, connecting to the earth through eating salad, I do not want to end up reading a heated debate about neo-nazis. I suppose it gets more nuanced than that, for example if people start talking about the economics of farming and the effect on the planet and so on, so I imagine it must be difficult sometimes to tell at what point a moderator should actually step in.

Do they stop political tangents that show up in threads that they don't belong in?

This is my point, really. I'd love to say that they don't, but look through the forum and draw your own conclusion. They didn't stop me, in the past, from trolling off-topic because I couldn't stand someone, so there's that; I don't behave that way anymore though :3

I will do that, haha. Thanks for your input! And I reckon there's a difference between a bit of trolling and going out of your way to shoehorn a political argument in. :)

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