Brandi, you are monopolizing all the space on this website. You need to set up your own personal blog to post your articles and then reference a link to it in your profile.
Atheist/Nexus is not your personal forum, it belongs to all of us. Not only are you being extremely rude, you are treating others unfairly by causing their posts to quickly vanish from the Forum and Blog boards with your excessive and rapid "drive-by" style of cut and paste. Many of your postings are in multiple parts, which take up precious space and banish all other posts from view.
I previously called your attention to this same behavior back in April. Unfortunately, it seems you have decided that you don't care and that you don't wish to allow equal room and equal time for others here.
I know I'm not the only person annoyed by your actions, as other members here have expressed the same sentiment and have publicly mentioned this to you as well.
I urge all members here to contact our administrator, Richard Haynes, if this type of overbearing behavior continues.
I second that flying atheist.
Brandi, you seem like a nice person, and I agree with much of what you say.
But the long pages of information and posting makes me concerned about your psychological state. Sincerely meant, are you taking medication? Do you need to? When my cousin was so pressured and verbose, she turned out to be bipolar, and responded to treatment.
I'm concerned people will be driven away from the site, because of all of these posts and their verbosity. I hope you are well and wish the best for you, but Carl's concern is valid. Maybe you could also find additional places for self expression in the same mode, such as ThinkAtheist.com and AtheistUniverse.net.
I'm also concerned the 'rubbish clutter' dissuades knowledgeable, articulate and interesting people from joining the site. At the same time it is a magnet for half-baked religionists, disturbed and mentally ill people..
At the same time, this site is (somehow) a miracle of civility! I keep on being reminded of that when I get into discussions elsewhere. The internet is so full of people who jockey for power by issuing putdowns ... around here people mostly refrain from personal attacks.
I post things elsewhere online, and people respond to them by using them as a "hook" on which to hang some stored-up grudge or attack. And I realize I've posted as if they were really into discussion rather than a verbal jousting match; and I realize I expect this because of spending time on A/N.
A/N is doing some important things right.
Atheist Nexus is NOT a site for articles and posts, cut-and-pasted whole from other sites. When I cite an article, generally, I'll post an excerpt, followed by "Read the rest HERE" (with appropriate link), then add my own comments. I greatly prefer to post my own thoughts (when I have 'em!) and hope that the ideas posted will have resonance with others here. Sometimes they do; sometimes they don't (averages).
Brandi, most of the stuff you're posting about Jehovah's Witnesses is likely to be read by ONE person - YOU - and that's it. I have enough to deal with JWs when then come to my door. I DON'T need to be drowned in crap about them here as well.
I would far rather read YOUR thoughts on a matter than those of some unknown third party. Let's keep that in mind, can we?
Debra, Brandi, or whichever you prefer, you would do well to familiarize yourself with the Site Rules.
Here's Rule 9.5.
9. Do not spam the groups, forums, chat, or other members. Any and all commercial or fraud spam should be reported immediately, using the "report issues" function. The following types of posts may be subject to removal without warning: 5. Flooding the forums or groups with several posts in a relatively short period of time.
And, here's a commentary to the rules, which we are all supposed to abide by.
All these rules could be summed up with the words, “do not be a jerk.”
I made this blog post as an example (for Debra and anyone else who wants to post a lot).
It shows you how you can publish ONE blog post, to be announced ONCE on the A/N page; and that blog post can have as many different blogs as you want to have!
Mathew, don't feel bad. I did the exact same thing. Reported her.
Sorry to say so, but ditto, just a bit ago ... and now she's going public with the fact that I shut down a discussion which I thought might be enjoyable because she had to superimpose herself on it! This is too mucking fuch!
Brandi. I started an atheist blog on Google blogspot. It's free, and I have from time to time shared some of those posts I felt were most important here. You can, if you want and choose to, start your own blog on Google blogspot, and if you add a post to it that you feel is important to share with us then you could do so from time to time. Just a friendly suggestion.