A decision was made over the last twelve hours to close and then remove from view the "She wanted to LIVE" R.I.P. "Braveheart"" thread and several others from view. I, and some of my mod colleagues made the decision following a number of increasingly harsh ad hominem remarks, personal and generalized attacks and the railroading of the "She wanted to LIVE" R.I.P. "Braveheart"" into a train wreck over gender inequality.
We will not tolerate the flagrant disrespect of other members and the terms of service, nor will we tolerate sexism of any form on this forum.
Later today I, or one of my admin/mod colleagues, will attempt to separate the off-topic and offensive material from the Braveheart thread and reinstall it in the public forum. The other threads, may or may not make a reappearance depending on the salvagable material in those threads.
I am sorry if our actions were not quick enough or the absence of the thread caused others to feel that their worthy contribution was not valued.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725Compassionate Hands Foundation
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