A second request: A public appeal to member Debra Stevenson, a.k.a. Brandi Amari Williams

Brandi, you are monopolizing all the space on this website.  You need to set up your own personal blog to post your articles and then reference a link to it in your profile

Atheist/Nexus is not your personal forum, it belongs to all of us.  Not only are you being extremely rude, you are treating others unfairly by causing their posts to quickly vanish from the Forum and Blog boards with your excessive and rapid "drive-by" style of cut and paste.  Many of your postings are in multiple parts, which take up precious space and banish all other posts from view.

I previously called your attention to this same behavior back in April.  Unfortunately, it seems you have decided that you don't care and that you don't wish to allow equal room and equal time for others here.

I know I'm not the only person annoyed by your actions, as other members here have expressed the same sentiment and have publicly mentioned this to you as well.   

I urge all members here to contact our administrator, Richard Haynes, if this type of overbearing behavior continues. 


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Patricia, if I'm correct, the block option only prevents another member from sending a private message to the inbox on your personal profile page. 

On the other hand, if that person is participating in the same discussions and groups as yourself, you will receive notices to your home e-mail when they post a public message. 

Thanks FA, that explains it.

I think this is a case of TMI + TLDR.

Posting one's thoughts regarding a topic in concise, succinct sentences and paragraphs is a good way to build up rapport and discussion with others on a forum.

Posting copious blocks of text, which do not have a solid framework of ideas, which lose the reader midway or even early on, will not help you reach your audience. Consider the length of text for the type of post (forum vs. blog vs. news site article), before posting.

Also, if you are to post a lengthy dissertation or critique of a topic, it is well and good to give points of discussion, with a solid introduction and conclusion.

TLDR: Practice the finer points of written communication, if you wish to contribute in a meaningful way.

OK, Nerdlass, I wasn't hip enough to know what TLDR meant, so I googled it.  Too long, didn't read.  My first instinct was: Too little done right. 

In some cases, it's both. TLDR or tl;dr is used in a lot of social media, but obviously not all areas. :) Sorry for the assumption.

However, I'll note that I'll sometimes postscript(scribe?) long posts with a TLDR one-liner, since I tend to write with a tongue-in-cheek manner.

I agree flying atheist thanks.

Debra did say that she would post less cut and paste stuff.  She seems to be trying to be sensitive to people's objections.

Please lay off the personal attacks on her!  They are also contrary to A/N rules and bad for this site. 

A bit late for that.  Debra / Brandi is a gone goose ... and frankly, I think it's for the best.

I wish people would deal with their discontents without personal attacks. 

From her side it would have felt a lot like a bunch of people ganging up on her, some of them violating site rules against personal attacks. 

So something that might have simply been a matter of Debra learning to modify her methods, ends up giving her a bad experience with the site. 

We could be more caring, while still regulating people's behavior that is causing problems. 

I personally think Debra/Brandi was not only unable but unwilling to modify her behavior.  She openly expressed as much with her "compromise." 

Instead of worrying about the bad experience she may have experienced here, you should appreciate the fact that the supposed "bunch of people ganging up on her" have been extremely patient and have for months put up with her unacceptable behavior.  

She was the one person responsible for destroying a good experience for many other members here.  At some point enough is enough.  The other shoe has to drop for the good of us all. 

In addition, based on her postings, I was never thoroughly convinced she truly was an atheist/non-theist.  That's pure speculation on my part, but she had a long history of being involved with many varying degrees of religions, and I think her atheism was just another phase.  She appeared to be ungrounded and an attention seeker.  I see her eventually reverting back to some form of theism.  

I could tell she is a good person and I wish her well, but to be honestly blunt, her absence here has instantly made this site much better. 

Yes Flying Atheist, I had the same feeling that should the right cult come along Brandi would be one of the first to jump right into the deep end. Question ? Is she still a member or has she been banned ? I ask because you refer to her absence here.

Sometime during the night her profile and postings were all deleted.  She is no longer a member. 


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