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James R Gordon

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  1. Cliff, It is a debatable point that there will be 17 members who will be prepared to donate $25 per month. At present we are being charged over $300 per month. If usage of the other forums increases Invision will increase our charge. That is the issue that bothers me.
  2. I absolutely agree. We are being charged as the entire "Education Forum" and not the IFK Assassination Forum. It appears there is increased traffic on these other forums. These other forums are not moderated - though they once were. Therfore visitors need not be formalised members. On these forum guests are allowed. Looking at the pages of full listing the vast majority are guests and many who only appear for a few seconds. I believe any guest who may only appear for a few seconds - and are not on the JFK assassination forum - are listed as a User. I do not believe we can - nor should we donate to support all the forums on the EF. On the present usage of the EF we would need to raise $4000 per year. If that usage increases so will our subscription. I am fast coming to the opinion that this is an unsustainable situation. I cannot see a way that the membership of the JFK will be able to raise funds for the whole EF. I feel that when the present sums are spent the EF may come to an end.
  3. If you click on "All Users" at the bottom of the page. At present i see 4 pages of on-line users. If we cannot deal with that we will close.
  4. I agree Stephanie. This is why I am wondering whether what Invision are counting is not just the JFK forum but the entire Education Forum. I am not sure we can control that and - it may be the $353 per month may not be an end of the matter.
  5. No we have not. The last time we had over 343 users on-line over a 48 hour period we were actually under attack and Invision sorted the issue. I am wondering whether there are users are genuine - and may include visitors either to the JFK forum or to the other forums on the site. If it is that - legitimate visitors - then we may not be able to sustain this. I am shocked at the $335 subscription. However if these visitors continue to increase then $335 need not be the end of the matter.
  6. I need to make the membership aware of a situation that has just arisen. In November our subscription to Invision was $75 a month, In late November - because Invision noticed our daily users over a 48 hour period had exceeded 200 - our subscription was increased to $130 per month. Today I have been informed that our users have further exceeded to 343 during a 48 hour period and our subscription has been increased to $335 per month beginning in January 2000. I have emailed Invision to query this figure - I cannot understand how in two consecutive months our on-line users can increase to that extent and our subscription go from $75 to $335 per month.. So far I have heard nothing from Invision - which is strange and suggests to me they believe this figure of daily users is right/ $353 per month is over $4000 a year. Due to the generosity of the membership this year we have sufficient funds till around October 2000. I do not feel the generosity of the present membership can sustain making donations of over $4000 each year. I therefore have to announce that this site will probably come to an end in late 2000. James
  7. David, Although we own the content we only lease the site. As to why the site is not "HTTPS" is a decision decided by Invision. As to the answer, I have no idea. Sorry. James.
  8. The EF forum is owned by Invision. We do not own this site - we lease it from Invision - and the kinds of options above are not open to us. If we did own the site that would be a different matter. I am not unsympathetic to the ideas expressed and if this were an independently owned site that would be different. James.
  9. Kathy and Forum members, I apologies I should have made this clear earlier.. DVP boasted on another forum that the measures I initially took had no effect - except the ability to post - and that he could still enter the forum. One member pointed out that only by banning his IP's would we sucessfully keep him out of the forum. Unfortunately Invision informed me that the only way to do that was to Ban him as well as banning his IP's. Reluctantly I have banned DVP as well as his IP addresses. That was not what I initially intended, but without doing that there was no guarantee that DVP would not return to the forum and copy whatever he wanted. I am sorry I should have announced I had done this earlier. Regarding DVP's posts they still exist. Of course he can ask for them to be deleted. As a point of interest it should be noted that if a member asks for their posts be deleted we can do that except any post that lead's a thread. Those posts cannot be deleted and are not deleted. James
  10. I have added the following to the forum rules. Copyright Ownership:- All posts made on the EF are the "property" of the respective authors. Anyone who wants to copy the content for a another website must obtain the author's permission before copying and pasting an EF post on any other website.
  11. Kirk, I do not believe DVP credits the source of his material. As Bart has posted above, DVP was asked to remove the material. On its own I understand that would have ended the matter. DVP refused to comply. True DVP has done this for years, but I believe the atmosphere has changed and members are now much more guarded about how their material is used. Because of this argument I have looked at DVP's site. It appears to me that the material DVP copies is taken out of context and edited by him to support the thread he is creating. In doing that he is clearly changing what the EF members originally thought and believe and therefore DVP has changed what EF members posted on this forum. Hopefully the EF will now make it impossible for him to continue to do this, Finally Kirk, you are absolutely right everyone has a right to post their opinions here. But DVP's has two opinion. There are the posts he used to make here on threads here. Then there is the opinion that is shaped by him - using EF members contributions - to create a narrative on another website for which we have no editing rights. And the narrative on his site does not reflect what was originally said on this website. James.
  12. I believe this matter may now be resolved. I will keep an eye out for him, but I believe DVD is no longer able to enter the site and therefore copy members work. James
  13. David, By your own admission tou are copying members work and editing it. In the case of the Bill Kelly thread you have selected what you feel is pertinent to your purpose. I am sorry that is wholly unacceptable to copy EF work edit it and place it on a foreign site for which no member of this site has editorial access. I am sorry to have to say this, but tomorrow I will remove your access to this site. I will not allow this behaviour to continue. James
  14. The rules of the site are:- General Posting Behaviour:- No member is allowed to use foul language and/or disgusting expressions. Members would be ill advised to argue as to what defines foul language or disgusting expressions. Every member understands what is and what is not acceptable. Solicitation of goods and/or services is not permitted. This is a Forum for discussion. No member is allowed to make personal insults with regard to another member OR with respect to fellow members opinions. No member is allowed to accuse a fellow member of lying Members are responsible for what they post on this board. A member will not use this board to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. Action:- If such behaviour is detected the member will be reminded through a PM. If behaviour repeated there will be an instant withdrawal of a weeks posting privileges. If after returning there is a further insurance then there will be an immediate indefinite withdrawal of posting privileges. Membership Behaviour:- Limited Posts per Week. Members of the admin team who notice members disregarding the accepted modes of behaviour:- i. insulting and taunting fellow members ii. using language that members know to be prohibited iii. bumping posts in order to alert the attention of fellow members not being repeated during a 24 hour period iv. and similar aspects of behaviour these members may find that they have had their posting allowance limited to two – or in extreme exceptions limited to one post per week. Warning may well not be issued – members are aware of the rules of the forum and are expected to abide by these rules. Initially the penalty will last for a week. Only in extreme cases will it last longer. Membership repeated offences, may result in either a longer period of limited posts or a punishment of a different kind. Voicing For Banned Members:- It is deemed to be a breach of the rules where a current member posts on behalf of a banned member. It is relatively easy to identify when such a breach may be taking place if requested by a member to post on their behalf. Safest to post for yourself and not on behalf of others. The penalty will be that the offending member will be placed on "Two Posts a Day" for a a period of time. Racism:- Racism will not be tolerated on this forum. Action will be taken whenever and wherever it is seen on the forum. If the racism is particularly offensive the member will be expelled immediately and without warning. Chaotic Threads:- Threads which descend into chaos may be completely deleted. Accusations of Member Credibility:- Members that post and/or imply that a fellow member of this forum is using an alias on this forum or an alias elsewhere designed to deceive members at forum or any other forum, and/or that he/she may be paid to post on this forum:- Action:- Such behaviour may lead to a suspension or ban from the forum. Abuse of the Education Forum and/or its Members:- Any current member who casts aspersions about the Forum and/or its membership – either from within the forum or outside the forum - may loose their posting privileges or indeed be banned. General Comment:- Having posted these Terms of Forum Use, no further warnings will be given. If members need to consider if a link, a word or sequence of words will be acceptable - to post or not post before posting, - then we would advise not to post such words or terms. Membership in The Education Forum is voluntary, subject to approval by the owners of the Forum. Suspension of member, privileges, reinstatement of those privileges, or removal from membership shall be at the sole discretion of the owners of The Education Forum. Limitation of Liability Posts on the Education Forum are owned by the individual members who post there and who are SOLELY responsible for the content of their posts, and that the Education Forum, as an entity, is in no way responsible for the content of the posts. THEREFORE IN NO EVENT WILL THE ADMINISTRATORS OF THE EDUCATION FORUM BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES RELATING TO LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, LOST DATA, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION) RESULTING FROM OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE USE OF ANY MATERIALS POSTED ON OR MADE AVAILABLE IN THE DISCUSSION FORUMS OR ANY OTHER WEB SITE TO WHICH A LINK IS PROVIDED OR ON WHICH A LINK IS PROVIDED TO THESE DISCUSSION FORUMS, EVEN IF THE ADMINISTRATING TEAM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH SUCH DAMAGES ARE BASED. Edited August 3, 2018 by James R Gordon
  15. David, I have grave reservations that you print everything a member says. In this page http://jfk-archives.blogspot.com/2010/06/dvp-vs-dieugenio-part-1.html from 2010 there is screeds from you and a small paragraph from James D 'E. Are you arguing that the small section you published from James was all he had to say. The Bill Kelly post is a six page thread. Please provide the link to your site which demonstrates that you published every word. From looking at your site it appears to me you edit. James
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