Posted by wearytraveler on March 30, 2012, at 23:52:02
In reply to Lou's reply-new poster's perception-good for, posted by Lou Pilder on March 30, 2012, at 21:37:40
I appreciate your concern. If it's any consolation, there are other sites that are far more likely to transmit a message that anti-semitism is okay (which it's not by any means as far as I'm concerned).
A failure to resolve your concerns won't in the strictest sense prevent people who read this forum from drawing the conclusions you reference. What is more likely is that failure to resolve the concerns will cause those who read these forums to recognize that there are concerns that have not been resolved, thereby reducing the likelihood that some readers will consider this a reliable source of support and education. I can't speak for any other readers, but I might count as one such reader, though there are other concerns in addition to yours (as I noted in earlier posts) that inform my calculation of the value of this site for support and education. If I'm one, it's reasonable and sane to allow that there may be others who hold views like my own.
The Internet is not a perfectly self-regulated marketplace of ideas, but there is a degree of self-regulation at work. The administrator here is forced, by those self-regulating dynamics, to choose between appealing to a wider audience by figuring out which concerns need to be resolved to make the forum appeal to a wider audience, or to accept a smaller readership that might have a lower regard for the forum as a source of support and education because of unresolved appeals for consistent administrative behavior.
As I hope you've discerned from my posts in this thread, I hold in high regard your persistent efforts to work within available policy mandates to express your concerns here. My greatest other concern in that regard would be similar to the concern I hold for anyone who endeavors on such a mission. I would hope you don't invest more effort in sharing your concerns than you can afford to bear. Perhaps only you know how to measure that appropriate level of effort.