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  1. I went through those who registered from Sept 1, 2008 until today when the spam problem appears to have started. There was a total of 308. As I write the number has been reduced to 36. Most of the spammers are from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and eastern European countries. Some from China, Saudi Arabia, US etc. The IP addresses of those removed were added to the ban filter. I think the best way to keep spam robots from automatically registering is to upgrade to the latest IP board version 2.3.6. The Spanish forum staff were also having a similar spam problem and has asked me to take over as webmaster because Oscar Morales the webmaster has been caught up in a very important project that is taking all his time. What I plan to do is upgrade both forums to the latest version. I just received from Oscar this weekend the authorization to take charge of the Spanish website and forum. I will work first on the Spanish forum and see how that goes. Hopefully the upgrade will cut down on the spam registrations. Mario
  2. I went through those who registered from Sept 1, 2008 until today when the spam problem appears to have started. There was a total of 308. As I write the number has been reduced to 36. Most of the spammers are from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and eastern European countries. Some from China, Saudi Arabia, US etc. The IP addresses of those removed were added to the ban filter. I think the best way to keep spam robots from automatically registering is to upgrade to the latest IP board version 2.3.6. The Spanish forum staff were also having a similar spam problem and has asked me to take over as webmaster because Oscar Morales the webmaster has been caught up in a very important project that is taking all his time. What I plan to do is upgrade both forums to the latest version. I just received from Oscar this weekend the authorization to take charge of the Spanish website and forum. I will work first on the Spanish forum and see how that goes. Hopefully the upgrade will cut down on the spam registrations. Mario
  3. Hi Mods and Admin, This thread was awful from the start. It sort of served a purpose, in that the webroom involved "tanked" I heard. Anyway.. i'm glad to MOVE IT HERE FOR discussion and scrutiny for lessons learned and to be learned. Hope this is OK with you all. I can move it AGAIN if necessary. We are, and were at the time, challenged with the bad effects of censorship. I SORT OF know the people from UBRON. I think they experimented with us. Ellen/mod1/tempAdmin
  4. WELL SAID, MEREDITH! Ellen/mod1/tempAdmin
  5. Joe and all, I picked out a few points for discussion: Joe had said, "Any guest whose posts are consistenly argumentative like (edited~tempAdmin) were should be given stern "suggestions" for improvement and their overall impact on the sevility of the forum should be the main determiner as to whether they are allowed to stay." e: This first one can be easily turned around to apply to a person who is making a complaint, which happens quite often, and can be very difficult for our staff, when the person ignores advice or has no respect for it. Joe had said, "(edited~tempAdmin) should probably have been given a little more time for us to see what he was going to do.." e: This is true, and I think staff would agree this point to be intrinsic to our position at the time Joe had said, "We should at least give these known TM types a chance to behave before we pounce. This is not to say that they should be allow to start talking about their latest mojo session. That stuff should be promptly deleted, the offender warned privately and then next offense sends them away permanently. There are things that we should not tolerate and this is one of them." e: This is where it is very important for our uaiForum'rs to KNOW THEY CAN *REPORT* when they find stuff that seems wrong. Using *REPORT* alerts the staff to a problem. We are now "in concert" as to what to do about REPORTs after working out systems and proceedures over time Joe had said, "I would hope that those we choose have a level of dedication and an understanding of the importance of what they are doing that will give them the motivation to act as part of our team and stick it out through the inevitable tough times ahead." e: I hope those who have the skills necessary will show themselves by sincere and loving interaction witH people here on the UAI Forum. iT WOULD BE NICE FOR an experienced reader to "adopt" a new reader for in-depth study. (We could designate an area that IS an ongoing study group. I'd join the one that starts right at the Title and table of contents.) Anyone have comments? Joe? Ellen/mod1/tempAdmin QUOTE (Joe DiMaggio @ Jul 13 2008, 05:10 PM) * Those questions were just samples to differentiate from the other type (ultimations etc.) that don't glean the level of deeper understanding. I'm sure the team could (and should) come up with three or four that will allow us to quickly screen candidates for the "mod squad". Regarding the ever colorful and illustrious (-EDITED- tempAdmin) : The knowledge and highly developed mind he posseses are invaluable to this effort, however, he does get a bit carried away sometimes when his feathers get ruffled or when he has made up his mind that a person is of this group or of that group. He does listen to reason, however, from those he considers to be with him. I do honestly feel that the public interactions he was involved in as a guest were appropriate and necessary. In that thread he started that detailed decades of real scentific research that he had personally engaged in was impolitely and ridiculously muddied by (-edited- tempAdmin) with inaccurate fact and poorly written points, I did not blame (-edited- tempAdmin) a bit for the subsequent posts. It was a prime example of what can happen when moderators do not moderate. robert should have been promptly told to back off, probably privately, or add something positive to (-edited- tempAdmin)'s very well presented material. Any guest whose posts are consistenly argumentative like roberts should be given stern suggestions for improvement and their overall impact on the sevility of the forum should be the main determiner as to whether they are allowed to stay. The (-edited- tempAdmin) incident was another tough one for (-edited- tempAdmin). (-edited- tempAdmin) should probably have been given a little more time for us to see what he was going to do, then pounce. (-edited- tempAdmin) knows all of these people's past so well that he makes assumptions about what they are going to do next or what their motives are. We should at least give these known TM types a chance to behave before we pounce. This is not to say that they should be allow to start talking about their latest mojo session. That stuff should be promptly deleted, the offender warned privately and then next offense sends them away permanently. There are things that we should not tolerate and this is one of them. The best way to leverage (-edited- tempAdmin)'s sizeable value to this effort is to lay down procedure that we agree upon beforehand as to how known TeaMers (and whatever other things we know will come up) are to be handled. None of us on the moderation team should be acting outside of our own established rules. I would say that the benefit of having (-edited- tempAdmin) around far outweighs the costs especially if those costs are managed properly. (-edited- tempAdmin) is a smart guy and has a definite ability to self-assess and change when he is out of line. I have come to know him pretty well and I think this analysis is accurate. Regarding my experience: I spent many years as a manager in information technology while also having to handle the technical duties of my department(s). Most of our communication was via e-mail and those I managed were, in some ways, volunteers, because if you (-edited- tempAdmin) them off, they would have a job the next day at double the salary. It was always an art to get your point across and not scare them off. Yes, volunteers of this nature are different, but I would hope that those we choose have a level of dedication and an understanding of the importance of what they are doing that will give them the motivation to act as part of our team and stick it out through the inevitable tough times ahead.
  6. Hi U-rantian, all, I think we should welcome Joe as a moderator to "learn the ropes" around here, and get to know us in this "light". I've talked at length with Rob Reno who is VERY concerned about the direction the UAI Forum takes (as we ALL are although I don't think he realizes that). He and others WANT ASSURANCE that we are diligent about effective administration and moderation, including and especially learning how to spot *disruption of civilized public intercoarse* . (There is much to be figured out as to how to funnel the "disrupters" into some sort of "remedial situation" but that is for our "invisible brotherhood" to know, and our UAI to deal with eventually.) aS IT IS.. Rob Reno has yet to get back on the UAI Forum, but when he DOES come back, I hope we all welcome him as a brother. I know he is very very busy, and I don't think interested in moderating, although eventually anyone who aspires to Admin should have solid experience in moderation first. Do you agree?? I think we mod/admin WANT ASSURANCE that SIMPLY because a person has a challenging attitude or philosophy, they are not removed arbitrarily, or their posts deleted without a FAIR hearing. I want to let the threads on this TOPIC go until tomorrow, when we should SUMMARIZE our observations and agree to, COLLABORATE ON a STATEMENT/report for the UAI LIST to be sent before Thursday. Also, I think we should now set a DATE for another *UAI Membership Forum MEETING* and NAME IT so we can ANNOUNCE IT on the UAI List with our CONCLUDING STATEMENT of this meeting. What do you all say? Ellen/mod1/tempAdmin
  7. Hi Joe, I am making a "me too, I think that" list from your post: --- the importance of quality above quantity --- recognition of slow, small improvements --- our focus should not be on how many members we have --- (our focus should not be on) how many posts are submitted each day --- focus must be on the quality of the content --- We must build a solid foundation by setting up our --- infrastructure, --- policies, and --- procedures, --- give plenty of time for the forum to build on that foundation --- patience must manifest itself among us --- (it) is a moderators duty to keep a topic on topic --- done with brief, question oriented, posts --- more direct suggestions to the participants may be in order --- new topics can be created easily --- the moderator of that topic section can even move the discussion e: ALL disputes are brought to the mod/admin group. Many people never even get on this UAI Forum due to Mario's diligent screening to WEED OUT SPAMmers. This is problematic, you see, since genuine UAI Members may not get online here because they look like SPAM. Inevitably all of us move on, so new people are welcome alongside the rest of us, Mods and Mario. This isn't easy, and, you will find it unavoidable that people don't LIKE what you must do, sometimes. The fact is, many persons don't see their own faults, are blind to them, so can't understand the basis of our decisions, single or collective. I think you could be a good Mod, Joe, so you should be "hired", "get the feel' of MODERATING, using the tech we have; (we are learning) to "move posts" and so-forth. While we have no control over what UAI fORUM'rs say, initially, we CAN CONTROL OURSELVES, and be "generous" with our observations of/for each other, by using the Mod/Admin area to discuss problems. We can always email each other privately when we notice each other being "testy" or rude, domineering, -questionable in our behavior- as Mods/Admin. (my dear SlowMo computer Windows98 is downloading AVG safeguards so I must leave-off for now) By-the-way.. about TIME CONSUMING.. so far today I started at 5:30am catching up on the larger UAI discussion and here, and it is now 8:30am to post this, my first of the day) Ellen/mod1/tempAdmin
  8. Hi Bill, thanks for your good words! It is WE who were asked to take -to us- a stranger's say-so abou WHO a guy was, and WHY his profile LINK was something to beware of. There is always going to be each person's subjective view of those days, and they are all different. I don't know how we can judge a case we have not heard all aspects of, either. We have rules.. some of us more familiar with than others; ALL OF US learning as we go over years. The kind thing to do is always the way Jesus taught. 1. go to the person, work it out ---if that doesn't work--- 2. bring in another person to help work it out ---if that doesn't work--- 3. go to the group, who will help work it out ---if that doesn't work--- RUN HIDE ................... (just KIDDING!!! :-]) Actually, what we need is to feel ok about approaching each other when we have disagreements. We want to "get along" with each other and HAVE SOME FUN HERE!!! e: I think we do agree in principle. What we are less clear on is how to act when we find some one person excessively exhausting our collective personal resources. I think to carry on we need to let the UAI know what skill and talent, interests we are looking for, so why don't we open a SKILLS NEEDED section around here? Ellen/mod1/tempAdmin Alongside PERSONNEL's REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE?
  9. Hi Joe, Your assessment is good, I think, and I have some comments to make, but you all need to REMEMBER that these posts are available to the UAI Members, including those you discuss. If you have second thoughts about what you have written, then use your tools to -edit- your post. Otherwise, we may need to "make invisible" comments that can be thought of as "ad Hominum", which is defined elsewhere here on the UAI Forum. Thanks! (minimal editing sample in your post) Ellen/mod1/tempAdmin
  10. Dear Mods, Admin, Joe and UAI Members, First, what do you think of using the "mail to" feature to email the "Opening Statement" to the UAI List? I think we should begin a process of encouraging those on the UAI List to come here. Next, a few things have been brought to my attention lately. One is the suggestion that ALL posts be "qualified" by Moderators before posting. I asked my sister about this since she runs a Parks Dept. Division. She said that ordinarily on large discussion sites, the Moderators rely on the participants to notify them when they see a problem, or problem person by using the "REPORT" feature. She said moderators couldn't possibly read all the posts. It looks to me like the idea of delaying posts to read before arriving in the Forum is unwieldly, and impossible. We are aiming to be "attractive" so we should figure out how to make our opening page very friendly, but very informative as to what rules to follow, and what options people have as they have problems. We are ALL learning how to use the Internet, computers, and technicalities as we practice our dedication to success of genuine living loving progress in company with improved study of the URANTIA revelation. I know of two of us who accomplish this with Windows98 and DSL. if not dial-up. Next, I want to openly acknowledge to Joe my own fault in allowing the "(-edited- tempAdmin)" situation to go so far, and I'm willing to discuss it somewhere else than now. Also.. I have not been around here for some months, but looked in time-to-time, and read the emailed posts. Up until recently, I was not aware of any large problems or situations that hadn't been addressed already. I am now "catching up" and would appreciate any posts you find to be out-of-line to be REPORTED. Thank you, Ellen/mod1/tempAdmin
  11. Hi Bill, my meeting with Rob Reno was good, in person, and I sent him a Gmail invitation to use to once again be part of the UAI Forum and participate in the -private- UAI Membership Forum's discussion. Ellen/mod1/tempAdmin
  12. GUIDING STUDY FOR OUR SUNDAY MEETING 7/13/8 "The `fear of the Lord' has had different meanings in the successive ages, coming up from fear, through anguish and dread, to awe and reverence. And now from reverence I would lead you up, through recognition, realization, and appreciation, to love. When man recognizes only the works of God, he is led to fear the Supreme; but when man begins to understand and experience the personality and character of the living God, he is led increasingly to love such a good and perfect, universal and eternal Father. And it is just this changing of the relation of man to God that constitutes the mission of the Son of Man on earth." from "The URANTIA Book" page 1675 http://www.urantia.org/papers/paper149.html 6. THE "FEAR OF THE LORD" It was at Gamala, during the evening conference, that Philip said to Jesus: "Master, why is it that the Scriptures instruct us to `fear the Lord,' while you would have us look to the Father in heaven without fear? How are we to harmonize these teachings?" And Jesus replied to Philip, saying: "My children, I am not surprised that you ask such questions. In the beginning it was only through fear that man could learn reverence, but I have come to reveal the Father's love so that you will be attracted to the worship of the Eternal by the drawing of a son's affectionate recognition and reciprocation of the Father's profound and perfect love. I would deliver you from the bondage of driving yourselves through slavish fear to the irksome service of a jealous and wrathful King-God. I would instruct you in the Father-son relationship of God and man so that you may be joyfully led into that sublime and supernal free worship of a loving, just, and merciful Father-God. "The `fear of the Lord' has had different meanings in the successive ages, coming up from fear, through anguish and dread, to awe and reverence. And now from reverence I would lead you up, through recognition, realization, and appreciation, to love. When man recognizes only the works of God, he is led to fear the Supreme; but when man begins to understand and experience the personality and character of the living God, he is led increasingly to love such a good and perfect, universal and eternal Father. And it is just this changing of the relation of man to God that constitutes the mission of the Son of Man on earth. "Intelligent children do not fear their father in order that they may receive good gifts from his hand; but having already received the abundance of good things bestowed by the dictates of the father's affection for his sons and daughters, these much loved children are led to love their father in responsive recognition and appreciation of such munificent beneficence. The goodness of God leads to repentance; the beneficence of God leads to service; the mercy of God leads to salvation; while the love of God leads to intelligent and freehearted worship. "Your forebears feared God because he was mighty and mysterious. You shall adore him because he is magnificent in love, plenteous in mercy, and glorious in truth. The power of God engenders fear in the heart of man, but the nobility and righteousness of his personality beget reverence, love, and willing worship. A dutiful and affectionate son does not fear or dread even a mighty and noble father. I have come into the world to put love in the place of fear, joy in the place of sorrow, confidence in the place of dread, loving service and appreciative worship in the place of slavish bondage and meaningless ceremonies. But it is still true of those who sit in darkness that `the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.' But when the light has more fully come, the sons of God are led to praise the Infinite for what he is rather than to fear him for what he does. "When children are young and unthinking, they must necessarily be admonished to honor their parents; but when they grow older and become somewhat Page 1676 more appreciative of the benefits of the parental ministry and protection, they are led up, through understanding respect and increasing affection, to that level of experience where they actually love their parents for what they are more than for what they have done. The father naturally loves his child, but the child must develop his love for the father from the fear of what the father can do, through awe, dread, dependence, and reverence, to the appreciative and affectionate regard of love. "You have been taught that you should `fear God and keep his commandments, for that is the whole duty of man.' But I have come to give you a new and higher commandment. I would teach you to `love God and learn to do his will, for that is the highest privilege of the liberated sons of God.' Your fathers were taught to `fear God--the Almighty King.' I teach you, `Love God--the all-merciful Father.' "In the kingdom of heaven, which I have come to declare, there is no high and mighty king; this kingdom is a divine family. The universally recognized and unreservedly worshiped center and head of this far-flung brotherhood of intelligent beings is my Father and your Father. I am his Son, and you are also his sons. Therefore it is eternally true that you and I are brethren in the heavenly estate, and all the more so since we have become brethren in the flesh of the earthly life. Cease, then, to fear God as a king or serve him as a master; learn to reverence him as the Creator; honor him as the Father of your spirit youth; love him as a merciful defender; and ultimately worship him as the loving and all-wise Father of your more mature spiritual realization and appreciation. "Out of your wrong concepts of the Father in heaven grow your false ideas of humility and springs much of your hypocrisy. Man may be a worm of the dust by nature and origin, but when he becomes indwelt by my Father's spirit, that man becomes divine in his destiny. The bestowal spirit of my Father will surely return to the divine source and universe level of origin, and the human soul of mortal man which shall have become the reborn child of this indwelling spirit shall certainly ascend with the divine spirit to the very presence of the eternal Father. "Humility, indeed, becomes mortal man who receives all these gifts from the Father in heaven, albeit there is a divine dignity attached to all such faith candidates for the eternal ascent of the heavenly kingdom. The meaningless and menial practices of an ostentatious and false humility are incompatible with the appreciation of the source of your salvation and the recognition of the destiny of your spirit-born souls. Humility before God is altogether appropriate in the depths of your hearts; meekness before men is commendable; but the hypocrisy of self-conscious and attention-craving humility is childish and unworthy of the enlightened sons of the kingdom. "You do well to be meek before God and self-controlled before men, but let your meekness be of spiritual origin and not the self-deceptive display of a self-conscious sense of self-righteous superiority. The prophet spoke advisedly when he said, `Walk humbly with God,' for, while the Father in heaven is the Infinite and the Eternal, he also dwells `with him who is of a contrite mind and a humble spirit.' My Father disdains pride, loathes hypocrisy, and abhors iniquity. And it was to emphasize the value of sincerity and perfect trust in the loving support and faithful guidance of the heavenly Father that I have so often referred to the little child as illustrative of the attitude of mind and the Page 1677 response of spirit which are so essential to the entrance of mortal man into the spirit realities of the kingdom of heaven. "Well did the Prophet Jeremiah describe many mortals when he said: `You are near God in the mouth but far from him in the heart.' And have you not also read that direful warning of the prophet who said: `The priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money. At the same time they profess piety and proclaim that the Lord is with them.' Have you not been well warned against those who `speak peace to their neighbors when mischief is in their hearts,' those who `flatter with the lips while the heart is given to double-dealing'? Of all the sorrows of a trusting man, none is so terrible as to be `wounded in the house of a trusted friend.'"
  13. Hi Meredith, This is about complaints that our Mod/Admin are not upholding our duties and responsibilities adaquately. Also it is about the fact of people moving on, and the demand for strong leadership of the Administration, plus clear definition of Admin requirements including: recruitment of Moderators, training of Moderators, monitoring of Moderators, and firing of Moderators if necessary. It is a clarification of expectations, plus opportunity to focus our discussion midst concerns voiced about our current (claimed) inadaquacies. The UAI List suggestions include Joe and Rob Reno being considered as UAI Forum Administrator, replacing Mario. Ellen/mod1/tempAdmin
  14. UAI Members > Private Forum SUNDAY MEETING OPENING STATEMENT 7/13/8 Today we are focusing on leadership of the UAI Forum, hoping that throughout this day all persons volunteering here for duties and responsibilities.. (of monitoring this world-wide accessible website dedicated to exploration of the Fifth Epochal Revelation, "The URANTIA Book") ..will add their wisdom and relate their experience for common understanding. If I understand the situation, there is a movement to insure that the UAI Forum is Administrated and assisted by Moderators who are technically competent, emotionally stable, knowledgeable of the entire URANTIA revelation, love people and SPECIFICALLY are trained and know the rules and expectations of serving here. People come and go, but the positions are necessary to successful function, and, it is said, need clear definition as to duties, rights, responsibilities and requirements. The Administrator is to have been given the authority to recruit, train and monitor the Moderators with the option of replacing them if they prove to not be suitable for the tasks needing attention. This is how it is "shaping" up", already, but needs clear definition for the inevitability of personnel turnover. We could reiterate specific requirements for participation here in the UAI Forum, and note the requirements already theoretically met by UAI Members in the -private- UAI Membership Forum. This is your opportunity to comment, question, and add perspective to a discussion that has gained momentum on the UAI List, the Business Email List for the UAI, about the need for strong and decisive leadership of the Administrator of this UAI Forum. Ellen/mod1/tempAdmin UAI Forum http://www.urantia-uai.org/forums/index.php?
  15. Please re-read this for our discussion. It is from an emailed post to the UAI List. Please add additional information for discussion HERE, intended for presention to the larger community in the -private- UAI Membership Forum TODAY's Sunday MEETING Our grateful thanks to all, Mods and Admin's.. Ellen/mod1/tempAdmin PURPOSE > > The Urantia Book Forum was created for study, discussion and dissemination > of the teachings of The Urantia Book, and to foster contact between readers. > The Forum is also intended to be an information resource for UAI activities > and projects. Some Forum categories are open to the public, and some are > open only to members of Urantia Association International (UAI). UAI > member-subscribers wanting access to the private section of the Urantia Book > Forum should contact the forum moderator or admin (see above). Please > include your real full name and association membership. > > Forum moderators affirm the obvious need to maintain the utmost in > responsible, on-topic, and cordial communication among subscribers for the > mutual benefit of all. We sincerely hope that all that transpires on the > Urantia Book Forum will clearly relate to and be reflective of the overall > caliber and tone of The Urantia Book. > > > RULES > > 1. Civility. Dialogue is expected to be civil and respectful. Profanity is > not permitted. Since we are communicating with diverse people of different > cultural backgrounds, civility can be subjective and a common standard for > civility may be difficult to define. However, if each forum member acts as a > son or daughter of God, he/she will not present a problem to the forum > moderators. > > 2. Personal attacks. Attacks upon the character, personality, heritage, > beliefs, motives, or actions of any persons are unacceptable. > > 3. Group attacks. 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