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Kathy Beckett

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  1. The Future of the Education Forum

    Yes, i understand that, but can you answer the question he is asking? That is what he really wants. That's why he's throwing in the towel.
  2. The Future of the Education Forum

    Thomas, i think it more had to do with this, which he asked yesterday, "I want to make one more comment today. Mark Knight is right we do all have other commitments - though not the demands that Mark has from the needs of his family member. And I usually rely on members reporting rather than actively monitoring this site Mark is a much more restrained admin member than I. Many is the time he has counselled me from positions I wanted to take. Aside from Mark and Paul, I want to hear if there actually are members who also feel that the use of language is important in the quality of discussion. I honestly am not sure the general membership feel it is important and one member has already insulted me and this thread. So I would like to know, am I the only one who is concerned?" (Bolds mine.)
  3. An Open Message to Michael Clark

    This is a really silly topic. Why didn't you leave it on the thread the post was born in? Why pull it out and make a whole new thread about it? It might be a good idea to devote another area of the forum to threads where disgruntled members can post these types of things.
  4. The Future of the Education Forum

    I think this has nothing to do with backbones. I could care less what folks think of me--something I've learned as I've gotten older. The original problem was with the language, i guess. I wasn't here to see it. After that folks started throwing stones. As far as an attack on the forum, i don't know. I think alot of it is ego driven, but that just my two cents. All the Ed Forum has ever required (since I've been a member here anyway)is try to make sure that folks are not too far out of line. if you go back and read the old threads from years past, you'll see that. I think it is OK to question someone's position (that is what debate is about), and it is hoped that questioning it is not considered a personal affront. But if someone is being baited, that is entirely different. OTOH, some folk also become irate when their work is questioned. There has to be a happy medium. Lance, a while back we created subforums. They are rarely used because the front page is where your work is seen. Everybody looks here.
  5. The Future of the Education Forum

    I had no problem with the belief that if an Admin cannot contact a member that moderation may be the only way to get their attention. Mr. Josephs is not the only one who has done that in the past. It would seem reasonable that if one were to suddenly be moderated, one would ask why. As I understand it, the only thing James was going to tell him was to please watch what he was writing, and not being able to relay that to him caused James to come up with a way to get a response, which evidently backfired. What is he supposed to do? I see that David Josephs is off of moderation, which is fine. But, OTOH, he needs to leave a line open so Admins can contact him. Everybody does. And while we are at it, moderation is not banning. Banned means you cannot log in--you are no longer a member.. Moderated means that ones posts are reviewed before being made public. Then we have to go through the threads which ask "why" and say we need to be more transparent.Folks starts saying things about how this or that is wrong, only to find out that it was just that they couldn't be contacted. But of course, shoot first and ask questions later. I guess we could reopen the thread that tells the posters what the Admin/mods do. I also understand about problem posters here, and there are some who repeat the same negative pattern over and over. I'm up for what the majority thinks there. We have rules we may have to change. It's a loose set of them. Folks can pretty much say what they want, provided they don't abuse other members. If that needs to be changed, we can do that. We, as admins, have to work with the rules we have. Once again, James is trying to do the best he can, and I don't think his actions with respect to trying to contact Mr. Josephs were unreasonable.
  6. Why I am leaving the forum

    I think this is hilarious. The reason that registration is closed is because i usu am the one who registers and I have been on holiday to the UK for the last10 days. I also am the one who more or less oversees the emails to our forum, so if you folk wrote in the last 10 days, none of the admins saw it.
  7. GEORGE DEMOHRENSCHILDT Contacted by DOD in April 1963!

    Enough. Stay on topic. Tom, if you have KGB proof, post it please in a different thread. Please don't just call someone a KGB mole. Everybody here please quit slamming each other.
  8. The KGB delirium

    You can always send a PM to an Admin. Someone has just asked where the report button is. The report button is located on the upper right of a post. Just click on it, and it will open an area where you can send a message to the Admins.
  9. The KGB delirium

    I'm gonna leave this thread up for just a bit, to make a few " recommends". First, if you have a problem with a thread or a member, please use the report button. There is no reason to make a frivolous thread. It wastes space on the main JFK area. And if you wish to make a post that does not look like you are just messing around, please use a normal font size. Making people have to squint to read what you write is just ridiculous. If you want to play around, go somewhere else.
  10. The Question of RCD

    I checked his account. It looks fine. No restrictions or anything.
  11. I don't usu mind most of the arguments here. This however kinda hacks me off. Mental illness does not beget deceit. Having been diagnosed with major depression, and even hospitalized for it in years past, I can tell you that this simply is not the case. I'm sure it was said as a dig, and an attempt to be clever. Anyone who has experienced this would know you are way off base. We are making great headway in being more acceptable of mental illness as an illness, not a stigma. Don't start making generalizations that can colour others' thoughts, even if it only meant to be snarky.
  12. The H&L "two schools at the same time" mystery

    Gene, I see slams and jabs coming from both sides. I'm not condoning it. It's not just one side. Must admit, though, was a little amazed at the "treaty" and the quick reversal of it. We've received no moderator reports as of late. Here's what we can do, though. Michael W, please don't use the term Hardly Lee, and it is obviously upsetting some folk. Michael C, please stop saying you wish folk would go away. You can walk away from your computer for awhile. Here's the thing, anytime something inflammatory is posted, and I know the poster knew it is going to make someone mad, it makes a mess for us. Then we get it if we step in. Sometimes we don't read the posts, and we don't know what is going on, and then, it starts reaching critical mass. We fully expect that any complaints be addressed as reports to moderators. Please do so if you have a problem. Doing it on the forum just messes up the flow of the thread. OTOH, no one is holding anyone captive as a member here. If someone wants to leave, they certainly can.
  13. The H&L "two schools at the same time" mystery

    What??????? I thought this was resolved. Like it or no, he has as much right as you do to be here.
  14. Rich Pope

    If one had evidence, I would think they would want to share evidence to prove what they say. That way, if anyone verbally assaulted someone, and they proved what they said was true, they would get an apology. Do you know who the shooters were? Or the name of the person who administered the final kill shot? If you know, why don't you say?
  15. The H&L "two schools at the same time" mystery

    Ok. Here you go. Please be civil.
  16. The H&L "two schools at the same time" mystery

    ENOUGH! I'm going to lock this thread for 48 hrs. My apologies to those who have attempted to keep it civil here.
  17. NEW BOOK

    He contacted me on FB and told me he was interested in the Assassination, had a new theory ,and had written a book on JFK. He wanted me to read it. I told him about our forum,( he didn't know about the JFK forums outside of FB.) and that he should join, and , discuss the gist of his book, and see what you folk thought.I figured if what he shared had any merit, you guys would say so, or if it didn't you'd tell him why. I didn't know what he had, but I thought this would be the best place to talk about his theory, whatever it was. I also offered to show him how to create a thread, and use the search function. I'd do that for anybody. Hey, Glenn, what the hell is wrong with that?
  18. New Article by John Armstrong

    How about a 24 hour moratorium on this thread, so folks can rethink what they want to discuss, and won't be so inclined to bash, or to repost their own posts just because they think someone hasn't seen it?
  19. Oswald Leaving TSBD?

    Hello there, everybody! This is just an FYI explaining why the thread is locked. There have been a couple posts made by someone who someone else, (who is, BTW, unable to post a response) says are untrue with respect to what was posted. We have received two reports and a couple threats too, just today. I can't seem to get a hold of the other Admins yet, so I'm locking this thing, so the post won't be reposted. I have stuff to do this weekend, and I'm sure the other Admins do too, so this, IMO, solves the problem. This thread was pinned because we got so many complaints, mostly from outside, that it should be pinned. Now, it is still on the top, of the forum, as well as the top of complaints, and .has been a real problem for the last couple years. Personally, I would be tickled pink if it were unpinned and relegated to the land where all good threads go.
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  21. Cliff, I have too. It just doesn't come up for me.
  22. Duncan has this thread pinned on his Forum: https://www.jfkassassinationforum.com/index.php/topic,14904.0.html And this is what he has said about it: "The issue of this forum redirecting to rogue websites has been solved. On searching any search engine for links to this forum, all jfkassassinationforum.com links which had been changed by the anonymous search engine exploiters, are now clean and free from redirection. Please test the forum search engine links for problems on any search engine of your choice, and please post a short report on this thread. I can guarentee that there will be no problems. This site is safe, Your computer's are safe, There was no DNS issue, There was no Forum Virus. For security reasons, I cannot reveal the solution, sorry. " Looks like it's taken care of.
  23. Yes, it's a very good Forum. Just be sure to go through the link directly: https://www.jfkassassinationforum.com.
  24. LANCER ARCHIVES: We are delighted to announce that The Education Forum has recently acquired the rights to host the archives from the JFK Lancer Forum, and we thank Debra Conway for that! Unfortunately, those archives have been subject to hacker attack, so we may need professional help to retrieve them prior to their becoming available to access through The Education Forum. MEMBER BOOKSTORE: The Education Forum also has plans to add a Bookstore to the Forum! Our purpose will be to allow the authors on The Education Forum to sell their books through our site, as well as members to buy and sell their used JFK books from their personal libraries. This is NOT a profit-making venture for The Education Forum, but merely a service through which transactions between sellers and buyers can be facilitated. As you may be aware, The Education Forum is currently operated as a forum funded by the contributions of its users. At this time, we are appealing once more for contributions in order to continue to provide this forum and its vast archives, hopefully in perpetuity. But to do so does require funds in order to cover internet hosting fees and related expenses. NO INDIVIDUAL makes a monetary profit from the operation of The Education Forum. In the spirit of our founding members, we continue to offer the content at The Education Forum as a FREE resource, and will always do so, as long as we possibly can. 2015 will begin a new year, and if we can fully retrieve the archives from the JFK Lancer forum, we'll have even more content to offer our members! Our membership is increasing, and many of our longtime Forum members are returning, offering their insights on the ongoing discussions here at The Education Forum. YOUR input is what powers The Education Forum....but it's also YOUR contributions that continue to make The Education Forum available on the internet. Please visit the donation tab on the index page, and give what you can to allow this valuable resource that is The Education Forum to continue. There is no minimum contribution level, so we ask only that you give what you can. For those of you who have previously contributed, we offer our thanks for helping us keep this Forum available. Your gift is important, whether it's large or small. So won't you take a moment while you're already here and make your contribution to we can continue The Education Forum? Thank you for your help and your generosity, and we look forward to an exciting time with expanded offerings for you in the coming year...and beyond! We need YOU to keep The Education Forum alive, intact...and GROWING!" Index page: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?act=idx Warmest wishes to all of you in the New Year, The Ed Forum Team
  25. Cheese

    "This paper will no doubt be found interesting by those who take an interest in it." John Dalton