Just signed up to CAF and appealed, again, for honesty about the status of the bannees. I imagine that my post will be removed very quickly
Here is is...
Thread Topic: The Banned Orthodox who are still shown as CAF Members
The Banned Orthodox.
I am one of the Banned Orthodox. There were about 17 of us banned in The Great Orthodox Purge of November last year.
The staff at CAFcontinue to conceal these secret bannings by lying about our status. Under my name of "Fr Ambrose" you will still see me listed as a Senior Member. I am not. The CAF staff removed me, and many other members, 4 months ago but they do not want you to know that.
Catherine Grant wrote today:
"The reality is that they were all banned for their refusal to follow the forum rules, and their religion never was an issue in that decision" /unquote
That also is untrue.
Here is the reason given for my banning by the CAF staff:
Your account has been locked for the following reason:
Excess mod/admin resources required to monitor acct.
This change will be lifted: Never
As before I and the other bannees appeal to CAF to act with integrity and honesty and show our correct status. I strongly object that the lie is being promulgated here that I am still a member of this Forum.
From a CAF post : "I think you need glasses. I just checked the Member List and it shows he is not banned as you say he was.
This shows that Catherine Grant's policy of "trying to protect our dignity" by not showing us as banned is having the opposite effect.
Our reputation is being damaged by her concealment of our true status.
Because we are still shown as active members, other members do not know we are banned and I have seen messages on CAF accusing us of
1. lying about our status
2. "punishing" other members by refusing to participate
4. trying to make CAF look bad.
An honest and open "Banned" under our names would do more to restore our dignity than Catherine Grant's present policy of concealment which is having the opposite effect.
Let the members see the truth about my status, Catherine, and that of the other bannees. Shame the devil.