Clear as Mud
Geez! I was simply giving the definition of the term "ex". It means what it means per standard dictionaries and long-term usage. You can imagine it to mean whatever else you want.
Any person surfing the Net will see "ex-Scientologist" as part of ESMB, and until he or she digs in and finds out that ANYBODY can happily post here, they will tend to probably stay away if he or she still considers him or herself to be a "Scientologist". It doesn't matter what me or anyone else might "think" it "means". For MOST people, "ex-Scientologist" has a fairly exact meanig that is NOT what the DETAILED PURPOSE of ESMB is at all.
Yes, I well know what and how Emma defines the purpose of ESMB. In truth, the "name" ESMB isn't a very accurate description, but also, in truth, for the most part the majority of people who post here ARE "EXES", of BOTH the Church of Scientology and of the majority of the subject and practices of Scientology.
I don't see many people coming here and posting who actually consider themselves to be "Scientologists". That isn't a coincidence. It has more than a little to do with the NAME of the board (Ex-Scientologist) AND the CONTENT of the posts on this board. But, some of you can argue about such nonsense if you like.
I have zero interest in monitoring or policing what type of person posts here (contrary to some others who recently posted previously on this thread).
There you go using common sense again.