Welcome... I have been out since 1976 officially and in my heart never in. This place has helped me and can be a lot of fun. I like the fact.that no one takes themselves very seriously. I am glad you joined the family.
If you want to quote someone's post, instead of writing 'quoting xxx', you could try clicking the 'Reply' link at the bottom right hand corner of the post you want to refer to.
LOL. Yes, there's that hurdle to overcome as well. What you do in that situation is click the icon that is at the top right-hand-side of the box. The words 'Use BB Code Editor' will appear when your mouse is over it. Once you are in that mode, just type a character or two and then revert back to 'Rich Text' (bottom left of your text area) if you want to.Yes, I know that hitting the reply button automatically inserts the text of the post you're replying to. Where I keep messing it up, is in trying to edit the quotes so that only a select portion appears. When I do that, my cursor gets stuck inside the quotation box.
I obviously need to RTFM (read the fucking manual)
Yes, I know that hitting the reply button automatically inserts the text of the post you're replying to. Where I keep messing it up, is in trying to edit the quotes so that only a select portion appears. When I do that, my cursor gets stuck inside the quotation box.
I obviously need to RTFM (read the fucking manual)
The only time I would intentionally use scio speak is in a joking and degrading manner just for laughs.Yes, you're right, we all know what you meant, but scienospeak is one of the things we are glad to be rid of IMO. My personal view is that 95% of scientology is a crock of shit (newspaper tek for cleaning windows was very helpful though, and the number of attractive young ladies that gravitated towards the org I worked in was a major plus point too, but apart from that ...).
If you have derived some long-term benefits from it, good for you, I never did.
Damn! Where has the time gone? I missed my 10th anniversary of being on here last August. Interesting to note that I've been on here longer than the 9 years, 2 months, and 22 days I wasted in the cult. And the experience of ESMB doesn't compare to the cult. Well yes, it does compare: evil vs good.Welcome, Voodoo!
No, this won't make you a pariah here. (If so, I'd have been brow-beaten out of here by now!)
I, too, had some gains from scn back in the day, but those days passed, and the and the shit storm just grew and grew.
When someone went on an extended rant about how totally useless ALL scn was/is I have, on a couple occasions, briefly, let me emphasize: BRIEFLY told about how this little piece had a beneficial effect for me, personally. I don't try to contradict the posters assessment of their experience. That's theirs and that's fine. I'm quite judicial about what I'll say and then drop it. I don't engage in flame wars about it.
I just passed my ten-year anniversary being on this message board and it's been the best thing for me, upon leaving scn.
So, once again, WELCOME!
Ah yes....stories. Anyone who's lived inside the Scn bubble has some, me included. I'll share mine in due time, but I've got to be a bit circumspect in the telling, as we all know that our favorite cult intelligence bureau is always watching.Has anyone mentioned that "We love stories!" ?
If you feel up to it, we'd love to hear your story(ies). Keeping in mind OSA likes to lurk and suss out who is who and if you are trying to stay under their radar, be extra careful about details that could possibly be used to ID you!
Good for you. I only wish I'd wised up then. Would have saved me a ton of psychic damage I received from my last church auditing in 2005. If I didn't know better, I'd have thought they were deliberately trying to drive me insane. I wound up blown and severely red-tagged for months.
I've since had some great repair auditing in the Indie field to handle it.
Friend, I'm not sure there's any answer I could give that would satisfy your request, but I'll try.what's the inner peace you got? Care to enlighten us rebels?
Will this be a success story? Without any logic or proof, or just words of rhetoric?
I just figured out what I was doing that screwed up the quotation window. You have to begin composing your reply before editing the text in the quotation box.Help tip @Voodoo.
You don't need to apologise, getting used to a new environment is always tricky at first. You'll soon get the hang of it.
If you want to quote someone's post, instead of writing 'quoting xxx', you could try clicking the 'Reply' link at the bottom right hand corner of the post you want to refer to. That should make life easier (unless your name happens to be FAIRNINGTON of course). HTH.
Thank you for the kind welcome. I promise to keep my manners in, and wipe my feet before coming in the houseWelcome... I have been out since 1976 officially and in my heart never in. This place has helped me and can be a lot of fun. I like the fact.that no one takes themselves very seriously. I am glad you joined the family.
That's an interesting observation @Voodoo. One can always get the cursor out of the box of death using the method I wrote about above in post #25.I just figured out what I was doing that screwed up the quotation window. You have to begin composing your reply before editing the text in the quotation box.
If you reverse the order, [bcolor=#ffff00]you can't get the cursor out of the quotation box[/bcolor].
Thanks a bunch, Enthetan. I've been talking with ex's, Indies, and never-ins since 2012, but felt reticent to join up here because I'm not 100% anti-Scn.Welcome!
There are no restrictions as to what anyone can say on this message board really @Voodoo apart from the rules about ad hominem attacks on individuals other than LRH & DM.<snip>
Being new here, I don't want to ruffle anyone's feathers, nor do I want to upset the group dynamic in any way. If posts like this one are unwanted, I'll quit talking about my positive experiences with Scn tech.
We have all types here. We have Indies who still think the Tech is great, and were just unhappy with the organization's totalitarianism. We have people here who now believe it was all a total scam and the tech is completely worthless.Seems like there are so many different camps out here, its tough to figure out where you belong. I'm not left wing or right wing vis a vis Scientology. I guess I'm some flavor of moderate?
Damn, I hate being pigeon-holed.
I left the church because of the crimes, human rights abuses, tech and policy departures, runaway fundraising, heavy handed ethics and justice, rampant lies, mistreatment of staff and public, insane misallocation of precious resources, and a thousand other outpoints that never made sense until I read Debbie Cook's email.
Her email opened my eyes enough that I ripped off my self-imposed blinders and began reading everything I could find about the cult. In no time, I had enough solid information to finally put the puzzle pieces together. Within 48 hours of first reading Debbie's email, I was done. I wrote up my resignation letter and got it published on two very prominent sites run by Scn critics.
In that letter I made it very clear that I was resigning from a group that I no longer recognized - not the philosophy itself, which still contains value to me.
Unfortunately, the whole subject is often lumped together - as if there's no difference between the organization, the written works, the practice, the culture, the buildings, the parishioners, etc. Obviously, it's not all the same thing. Someone (like me) can despise the organization while still having empathy and even love for the parishioners still trapped inside the bubble. I think it's important to differentiate which Scientology we're talking about.
Anywho, I hope my point of view doesn't rankle any feelings here. I'm just being straight honest about who I am and what I've experienced.
Thanks again for the kind welcome.
Ah.... You know, I accidentally hit that button last night and noted that it returns you to the rich text editor. Didn't realize I could use that to escape the quotation box....click the icon that is at the top right-hand-side of the box. The words 'Use BB Code Editor' will appear when your mouse is over it. Once you are in that mode, just type a character or two and then revert back to 'Rich Text' (bottom left of your text area) if you want to.