posted November 26, 2010 03:58 PM
Here are some of my thoughts on the future of LL:
1. I think you should create a "Goodbye" post in this forum that should be allowed to remain open under all circumstances. The members need that.
People are vanishing and others don't know why. They need a place to be able to say goodbye, grieve, leave email addresses and the like. I think that would cut down on the clutter, histrionics, etc.
If you don't like the negative connotations of the word "Goodbye" consider calling it "Contact Info", "Keep In Touch" or something poetic. I don't know. But it is needed.
2. Consider password protecting Sweet Peas the way you have done Basic Astrology. I think that would make a lot of people feel better about the adult content in that forum.
3. Carefully consider choices for moderation in the future. For several reasons and I have some thoughts on that I'll share with you privately.
4. In response to PlutoSquare's thread that is now closed:
This is actually Randall's home. An exquisite temple that he has created to honor someone he loves very much. However everyone who was here, no matter how long they were here, were always just visitors and guests within his community. Tenants...
He recently made it very clear that in order to continuing living here, they had to accept certain things and play by certain rules. Two of those new rules are accepting you and Sweet Peas. I had no idea how despised both were until recently.
Rather than accept the new rules, it seems that a collective decision is gradually being made to leave. Old occupants are vacating and making way for new ones. This seems to be ok with the leadership.
Que sera sera...it's not an issue of the old community being so dysfunctional that they destroyed their own home. They just decided the home had changed so much they couldn't live there anymore. They broke their lease, so to speak. Some may choose to form a new community, some may find homes in existing communities elsewhere, etc. Where they go from here really doesn't matter.
I respect their choices either way. You should too. Maybe they'll come back. Maybe they won't. A home is not 4 walls (or in this case, an Internet message board), it's the hearts of those who come together to form it.