Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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poppy123456
poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
edited February 2021 in Coffee lounge
I have remained in contact with some friends i've made here since i left. One person being @woodbine who i've known for a few years from another forum. This kind hearted gentleman is such a lovely man, whom i have the upmost respect for. Last night he emailed me because he was so distraught and extremely upset by what had happened here on the community yesterday. He wanted me to see something he wanted to post here but didn't know if admin would let it through and he was correct, it hasn't been posted, which is extremely sad. A grown man being treated like a little child! I asked him if he wanted me to post it on his behalf and he said he would be very grateful if i could, so here it is.... just incase anyone is wondering, no i haven't returned, i'm here purely to support my dearest friend... John. Hugs to both you and Julie from me! <3

I'm not sure the moderators will sanction this as they have already refused to publish some of the help I have given tonight. But I wonder do they realise just how utterly degrading it is to go to the trouble of writing out a reply only to see that it won't be published until "somebody" approves it? It makes me feel like a three year old.

I'm told my moderation will last until they think I am a fit and proper person to partake in the usual way, that makes me feel sick to my stomach, this whole thing is making me feel ill. All at a time when I have the threat of being told I have cancer dangling over my head.

I'm also threatened with being told I am to be chucked off scope, something that for me like many others has been a lifeline to me over the past year, and yet they think its there's to take from me.
You might ask why? Well it's all because I dare from time to time call it as i see it, no mention of the hundreds of my post that have been flagged as "liked" or inspiring, that's all gone in the scope dustbin.

I hope who does hold this power over me has the bottle to "approve" this post and that the real powers that be read it and realise exactly what has been done to me here.

I hope I get the chance to be with you again, but if I don't then at least now you will know the reason, that being very simple some peoples mental welfare is thought to be more important to scope than mine.

good night
John

I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Scope Member Posts: 1,495 Disability Gamechanger
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        What a wonderful friend you are @poppy123456, it is such a shame that a few remarks have been taken out of context. @woodbine please don't despair too much you are a much appreciated member with a heart of gold. 
  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    I know people won't like me saying this but if any of us do anything wrong then we should be treated as everyone else 

    If some one was abusive to any of us then wouldn't we want something to be done  it works both ways 

    The only thing I can say is that an end date to the moderation should be given 

    No disrespect to people who have been here along time no one is perfect  and it doesn't mean that because someone has been here along time that they should be exempt from moderation 

    @woodbine this is not aimed at you this is in general  what I have learnt in life is that people are replacable other people will come along with the same knowledge  or better 

    There have been lots of polite notices for a few weeks and now action has been taken but if you go back over the threads  it's whst prople have asked for that action be taken  

     @woodbine hasn't been stopped from posting the posts just have to be checked first  I don't know how long that takes but it's a lesson to us all  
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 55,753 Disability Gamechanger
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    @woodbine hopefully it will all be sorted out soon for you. Good luck next week at your appointment.
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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    How do you know other members that you perceive as doing something wrong have not been dealt with privately by the Scope team? No one would know this as it’s not made public. 
  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    @janer1967 I fully understand where your comring from  

    We are always being told not to reply to posts if they upset us get on our nerves and for whatever other reason  because then we come out with comments that are just as bad 

    People choose to leave they don't have to leave  as I have read on threads these people are welcome to  come back at anytime but if your friends it doesn't matter if they are on here or not it doesn't stop a friend ship  

    I am just haveing a discussion no disrespect to anyone and no malice 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2021
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    I’ve read a lot of posts which I have had to ignore for the reasons outlined by @janer1967 and I’ve been hoping and trusting that they would be moderated in some way or other by the scope team. If I had interacted with the poster I would have been moderated myself so I’ve left it to the team. 

    Secondly, don’t we support the community by staying through thick and thin? Sometimes new posters are bound to appear who annoy or irritate us but the strength of the community is shown through Constance and perseverance  is it not. 

    Incidentally @cressida I became a disability Gamechanger by shear volume of posts and likes etc, not through merit, my input has and probably always will be negligible. I wish I knew more about the benefits system but unfortunately other than common sense suggestions I can’t really help in those matters. 

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    janer1967 said:

    I am getting irritated and angered by some of the comments so will no longer contribute as I may say something I shouldn't taking advice to leave it there 

    Well said! i couldn't agree with you more. I didn't make this thread for some people to have a dig at others.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Pioneering
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    @janer1967
    Also getting irritated and angry at some of the comments here.

    I can think of a couple of other members who should have been put under moderation for the God awful advice trotted out as fact and the permanently angry and rude about seemingly every organisation they have come into contact with.
    Would have made more sense to me.

    So sorry to read you're having to go through another health scare on top of all this @woodbine

    Take care pal.....
  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    And this is what happens when a perfectly normal discussion turns into people haveing a  go for no reason  
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Cressida, I completely understand and please don’t take offence, I meant none whatsoever. I was simply posting one day and suddenly I received the title, in my case it is without any real foundation as I’d be very surprised if I’d actually helped anyone at all as yet. Perhaps tomorrow ?

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

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