I requested my account be deleted this morning. I got a reply from Patrick within 30 min, who just suggested I disable my account and put myself on “away.”
Before confirming this, I exported all my data from my time on the boards. You can do this here:
I decided to check the data out before deciding what to do with my account, and was absolutely f*cking horrified to discover they had our personal PMs saved with our regular forum posts.
Why would this ever be necessary to be programmed like this? Even if they didn’t “program” the way discourse runs their forums, they chose this platform after the original Bring4th shut down. Could they not spy on our messages on the original Bring4th so they switched platforms?
Why not make it so those PMs stay private? Why are they being archived with the forum posts? If they are grouped like that, then I guarantee they are being read by somebody.
I noticed this happened this year when a PM between me and another member was flagged and Patrick jumped on to “moderate” the message. I thought, “that’s odd, why can a moderator look at or being involved in a message exchange at all?”
Your PMs are not private at all. You are being watched.
There are some shady things going on behind the scenes of this whole organization and its time to walk away for good.
If this is how L/L is run, or represented, then we want nothing to do with it.
Watch how fast this post either gets deleted or buried… but I hope that anyone who does see this post before it’s gone realizes that you are not safe or protected in this environment.
Please stay safe out there, love and light to you all moving forward. There is enough manipulation in the world, “spiritual communities” should not behave in this way.