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More than 2,500 ex-members of COS speak out against the church

Discussion in 'Life After Scientology' started by TrevAnon, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. TrevAnon

    TrevAnon Big List researcher

    Good day everyone

    Here is another major breakthrough in the development of Scientology!!!!!!!

    More than 2,500 ex-members of COS speak out against the church!!!!!

    To be precise and as of now, the list is at 2,517.

    You can find the list at

    Trev "Sherman" Anon

    PS I think I should have [STRIKE]practiced[/STRIKE] drilled the Shermanspeak and exclamation mark-tech a little more. :biggrin:
  2. Sindy

    Sindy Crusader

    Congratulations to all and thank you to you Trev for all the work you put into keeping up with this list. When I left the cult at the end of 2009, it was just 1,000 people and I thought that was a lot.
  3. TrevAnon

    TrevAnon Big List researcher

    I don't do it alone. Many Kudos to WWP-users




    for doing a lot of work too. :hattip:
  4. pebbles

    pebbles Patron with Honors

    Nice to see this post.I thoughtfully request that this thread be stickied. So many folks some here looking for others they once knew. It's such a great resource.
  5. TrevAnon

    TrevAnon Big List researcher


    Especially important because of Going clear being broadcast.

    I requested a mod to do so.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2015
  6. Moderator 3

    Moderator 3 Guest

    I approve your request. :biggrin:

    (even though it wasn't a proper CSW - Completed Staff Work - LOL)
  7. TrevAnon

    TrevAnon Big List researcher

    Thank you. :)

    I do have an excuse: I was never in. :no:
  8. TrevAnon

    TrevAnon Big List researcher

    For anyone who wants to help..... what do you have to know. :)

    In short:

    The big list was created for a bunch of reasons, amongst them to prove there is something really wrong with COS. It is at

    Ex COS members who:
    (1) can be proven to have been in (e.g completions, confirmation from an ex who is already on)
    (2) speak out critically about COS using their full real name (both first and last name)
    can be added.

    If you want to help and think you have found someone:

    - first check if he/she is already on the big list at

    - if not, make post about him/her in

    giving (1) proof that he/she was in and (2) proof that he/she is critical about COS. In your post, try and give as much info as possible such as years in, highest level, names of orgs etc. etc. AND include any "akas" that they would have used while in the cult. This will help people find them too!

    - if yes, post his/her name with "already on" and give additional info, if the current entry doesn't give much info

    If it is ambiguous then there is a vote.

    Who work on the list?

    Any Anon or non-Anon interested in doing so can post here.

    The following WWP-user work a lot on the list
    - RightOn created the list, does a LOT of digging and (without being a leaderfag and all) gives the final green light for anyone to be added by giving a number
    - Incredulicide digs and keeps up the wiki page with the list
    - TrevAnon (me) digs and uses LibreOffice Calc Wizardry (TM) to handle big numbers of names

    Besides the thread mentioned, where we all put our results (which then get consolidated in the wiki page) there is another important thread, the list of names to be verified at

    Questions? Ask away!

    Now you know all this and still want to help: Welcome, and just start digging and posting! We, or at least I, hope you can come up with a lot of names. :p
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2015
  9. Maria Cuervo

    Maria Cuervo Gold Meritorious Patron

    Hey TrevAnon

    I checked myself to see if I was on the list and I am. Neat.
  10. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP