I counted 16 posts originally, but later counted 15. It is possible for a moderator completely delete a post, which will cause subsequent posts to be renumbered, I have seen an example of this. I see that I never published this page….
Abd Ul-Rahman Lomax – Thursday, 12:58am
Replied to the thread Industrial Heat’s James A. Bass: President of Reactance Engineering Inc and Engineer for JM Products.
I asked about deletions. Now I see them. We are not notified of these.
First of all, Alan Smith posted something here that was very much off-thread-topic. [<-link]
He later hacked up what came next in the thread. Next page, [<-link] 12 posts deleted.
and Next page, [<-link] so far, 4 posts deleted.
This is intolerable behavior for a moderator. He allows himself to talk about whatever he wants, off-topic (but relevant to the overall social context, perhaps) but deletes what others write.
There is a problem with off-topic discussion on lenr-forum, but unpredictable and arbitrary deletion by a moderator who himself offends on this is not a solution.
I believe that there are administrative options, much better, and have attempted to suggest them. Alan is obviously deaf and hostile to such.
As a writer, who often writes ad-hoc, sometimes incorporating research, etc., deletion without notice is chilling, it is not tolerable. Deletion on ecatworld still leaves the posts in the author’s contributions coverage. Deletion on WMF wikis is almost always with notice, and content is almost always recoverable on request. There is no excuse for this kind of censorship here. The lack of deletion notice now makes me realize that there might be much content being hacked up. How would we know? Is anyone watching?
Accordingly, I am now boycotting lenr-forum.com until this is addressed, and I urge others to the same, vocally, please contact me if you are doing this. All sincere participants here are welcome on coldfusioncommunity.net, and anyone who cares and who decides to contribute here can post links to CFC, as AlainCo has been doing.
The only administrator who has engaged in systematically abusive behavior, as far as anything I have seen, is Alan Smith. Alan could continue to make positive contributions here, including as a moderator, but without restraint, he’s far too dangerous. I may discuss possibilities further on coldfusioncommunity.net.
Abd Ul-Rahman Lomax – Thursday, 12:58am
Replied to the thread Rossi blog comments.
I would tell you why people do not use real names, but my comment was a joke and would be off topic. I try to avoid PM for my own reason. I know you would trust and care for my info IRL. I will see if I can get the comment in the playground thread. You do good work here. I keep mentioning that driving off Thomas Clarke was the worse thing I have seen here. I will recreate the comment in the open thread if possible. It’s trivial and was joke and off topic.
Thanks. I now see what happened and from that, I’m boycotting lenr-forum.com. I will explain in another post here in a moment.
The issue is not the specific post. The issue is even treatment of contributors and respect for authors. There are ways to handle “off-topic” and they are not being used, instead a blunt instrument is being used, while allowing the moderator’s own off-topic comments. Rules for users should not be announced in threads, where the rules are themselves off-topic. This is all basic stuff.
Dewey Weaver wrote:K – I met Abd at ICCF18 and ended up sitting beside him by chance on the bus ride over to tour the Mizzou research reactor. He is interesting, smart, hard-working, honest and curious. As do many others, he wants to see LENR become a useful tool for our planet in his lifetime.
While he can be wordy at times, I think that he is doing an amazing service for the community by interpreting LENR events and developments. He might have missed his calling in the legal profession as his analytical skills there, based on published court docs, are exceptional.
Since the private interests you work with control, directly or not, the bots operating here and elsewhere, I’m gonna have to ask for a much more unbiased source
It is ironic that users who steadfastly refuse to reveal their real-life identities then accuse others who are open of being “bots.” Nobody that I know of is “controlled” by “private interests” that Dewey “works with.” Dewey is an investor in Industrial Heat, which I probably did not know when I met him at ICCF-18 in 2013, but the accusation certainly comes up, over and over, ad nauseum, without evidence. For “certainly,” I first typed “cretinly.” Freudian slip.
Nobody has any obligation to provide a troll proof of anything, but it occurred to me to provide a little piece of evidence. I was very well-known on Wikipedia, being a named protagonist in two Arbitration Committee Cases (which, by the way, confirmed the position I was taking, but … Wikipedia very commonly shoots the messenger, if the messenger blows the whistle. It’s a corrupt organization, unfortunately, and an example of how such can arise in spite of major good intentions, if the structure is naive.)
This is a comment by a Wikipedia administrator who was interested enough in what I was doing to invite me to a seminar he was giving in Boston. So I went. He was much more supportive after that meeting, because he could see the present reality. Face-to-face meetings are very different than “social media” pale imitation.
My global WMF user name is Abd, and the only place where I am blocked is en.wikipedia.org. Even there, email works, it was not blocked. It’s trivial to verify my identity. I was an administrator at en.wikiversity.org for quite some time and have been very active there at times.
I have met, face-to-face, many of the major living figures in cold fusion, I attended a one-day seminar at SRI International in 2012, where I met Violante, Godes, and others. I visited Storms in Santa Fe, went to two MIT conferences organized by Mitchell Swartz — there is a photo of me at one, and there are also photos of me put up by coldfusionnow from my attendance at ICCF-18 in 2013. I also have met, in person, many other figures in the field, and have spoken on the phone with more.
Now, WTF is “Keieueue”?
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