The Moon Garden Lounge Jun 20, 2012 23:48:56 GMT -5
Post by nikki on Jun 20, 2012 23:48:56 GMT -5
A couple of people in private messages last night expressed a concern about our Welcome Mat statement. That it, in essence, leaves the door open for [searches for politically correct bullshit term to insert -- aha!] individuals to come in and
I am not sure there is any combination of words and letters that could prevent that, but I decided to take another crack at it. See what you think. Suggestions? The addition is in blue. Once we agree on something I will ask Jamie to put it in the original post under the Moon picture.
The Moon Garden Lounge is dedicated to the discussion of ALL things Adam, broadly defined, from the serious to the fun-loving. Nothing is sacred, including the idea that nothing is sacred. There are no limits on the ideas that can be expressed or the questions that can be asked here. Here is the place for talking about the whole tapestry of Adam, his journey, and your own.
All the normal Adamtopia rules apply here. Please respect the fact that freedom of thought and development of ideas require peace, tolerance, space, equality, and compassion. You are in the same room here with your fellow human beings. This is a place for respect, for wit, for intelligence, for having a good time. Talk to each other like we're all having a drink at the same table.
Everyone is welcome and you don't have to be an egghead -- just order your adult beverage of choice -- coffee, tea, or something stronger -- and join right in.
Frequently asked questions
Is this the place for me?
If it looks fun to you, probably yes. If it doesn't look fun, probably no and that is OK. Most of us post on lots of other threads and we'll see you there!
How is this thread different from The Dark Side thread?
This thread took root in another thread called The Dark Side, which was created so people who needed to vent their frustrations about this Adam journey could share and discuss those ideas in a safe place.
It turned out that Adam fans come in many different flavors. So that EVERYONE could speak freely and have fun, we divided into two threads. Many people post in both!
The Dark Side is a great place where news and opinions that might be considered too unpopular or negative on other threads can be discussed and analyzed freely and in-depth. Want to start off your day with a good debate? Well, what are you waiting for?!
The Moon Garden Lounge is a place for the dreamers and rainbow chasers ... a place where some see things that are and ask why ... and others see things that never were and ask, why not? Kick back and relax...general conversation and drinks all around...on the house.
Don't like either one? That's OK too! All we ask is that both spaces be allowed to exist for fans that may be a different flavor than you.
I'm sorry I haven't had much time to be here lately, and that looks like it will continue for a while, but I wanted to respond to this with a couple of thoughts.
I'm comfortable with expanding the welcome mat with what has been suggested, or not. I'm not sure that the words will make that much difference to people who might want to (cough) post "inappropriately" (end cough) here. The current thread view count is over 1,600 views for 5 pages of posts, so it seems people at this stage are very much self-selecting out based on the content and "vibe", and hopefully are happily lurking. A part of that has to be the continuing very active existence of the "Dark" thread and a little angst in the numbers thread. Which doesn't mean that those topics won't be discussed here, of course, rather I believe at this stage people are respecting the very different nature and intent of this thread, based on what currently exists here.