I post now and again there and so far haven't had any problems with anyone, the moderators TiredTina and Mischief have both been kind to me when I got freaked out and messaged them about a concern I had.
Edited to add: they re proving to have a sense of humour over there as well. I derailed a serious thread that was started by one of the admins there and worst that happened was my posts and the other posts that joined in the silliness, posted by other members, got moved to a non-serious section, instead of us all getting yelled at for daring to be silly in a serious thread.
It was a thread about reporting spam, so to be silly I posted a picture of a tin of spam and reported it just to be silly, and as I said nothing bad happened they just moved my silly posts and the other posts that joined in the silliness.
I was a member there, and was kind of put off by the moderators. One member claimed to be a black person. Her experiences, of course, would be very different than that of the average caucasion. Especially if they live in the U.S.
It was interesting to see that the member posted that she was told by two of the moderators, so far, to not mention race/culture on the forum because it made HER look like a racist.
She finally started using euphemisms to be politically correct? And the new moderator stated, that wasn't appropriate either. How can not mentioning race by using a "euphemism" make a statement inappropriate.
Apparently, this member was being bullied daily by hispanics, caucasions, african americans, and any other race she would encounter in her location. Makes sense when you're black. There's not a day in the US, there isn't someone in the headlines showing prejudice/bigotry toward her kind. Which is why she probably sought help on that forum. Bullying leads to anxiety, depression and in many cases suicide.
Apparently, it made the moderators who are apparently white in the UK/US, very uncomfortable. Looks like they didn't have the balls to do it in the past? But apparently, they put a new moderator named Cazcat up to do their dirty work.
That member truly made a difference on the forum. She didn't just talk about herself and her problems. She reached out to the others, and certainly made quite a few of us laugh.
She also posted about how other members PM'd her and assumed she was white, though she posted about her culture since the day she joined several months ago. Upon learning she was black, they either left the forum, or stopped posting. One in particular made a fool of himself (from Florida?) yes, thinking she was white, when she described her experiences in the gyms. I guess that member who made that assumption - also assumed black ladies don't go to the gym or are even looked at by white males.
I wouldn't doubt that the ones that she seemed to make uncomfortable - didn't report her themselves, or say something to the moderators about a black person being on the forum that obviously scared the living sh**t out of their white world.
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