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Where did all the Open Minds Forum members go?

Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:29 pm by Admin

With Open Minds Forum restored now for almost half a year at it's new location with forumotion.com we can now turn to look at reaching out to OMF's original members who have not yet returned home. OMF's original membership was over 6,000 members strong, prior to the proboards suspension, according to the rolls of the time. We can probably safely assume that some of those accounts were unidentified socks. If we were to assume a reasonable guess of maybe as many as 30% possible sock accounts then that would leave potentially somewhere between 4800 to 4900 possible real members to locate. That is still a substantial number of people.

Who were all these people? Some were average individuals with common interests in ufology, exopolitics, globalism, corruption, earthchanges, science and technology, and a variety of other interests. Some just enjoyed being part of a vibrant and unusually interesting community. Others were representative of various insider groups participating in observation and outreach projects, while still others were bonafide intelligence community personnel. All with stake in the hunt for truth in one fashion or another. Some in support of truth, and communication. Others seeking real disclosure and forms of proof. And others highly skeptical of anything or limited subjects. The smallest division of membership being wholly anti-disclosure oriented.

So where did these members vanish to? They had many options. There are almost innumerable other forums out there on the topics of UFO's or Exopolitics, the Unexplained, and Conspiracy Theory. Did they disappear into the world-wide network of forum inhabitants? Did some go find new homes on chatrooms or individual blogs? Did they participate in ufo conventions or other public events and gatherings? How about those who represented groups in special access? Or IC and military observers? Those with academic affiliations? Where did they all go and what would be the best way to reach out and extend an invitation to return?

And what constitutes a situation deserving of their time and participation? Is the archive enough? How exactly do people within the paradigm most desire to define a community? Is it amenities, humanity or simply population size for exposure? Most of the special guests have been emailed and have expressed that population size for exposure is what most motivates them. But not all. Long-time member Dan Smith has other priorities and values motivating his participation. Should this open opportunities for unattached junior guests who have experience and dialog to contribute to the world? How best to make use of OMF's time, experience and resources?

Many skeptics would like to see the historical guardian of discourse opportunity to just up and disappear; go into permanent stasis. They think that not everyone has a right to speak about their experiences and if there is no proof involved then there can philosophically be no value to discourse. I personally would respectfully disagree with them. Discourse has always been the prelude to meaningful relationships and meaningful mutual relationships have always been the prelude to exchanges of proof. In a contentious social environment with regards to communication vs disclosure how do we best re-establish a haven for those preludes? Is it only the "if we build it they will come" answer? Well considering OMF has been largely fully functional over the last four or five months this line of reasoning is not necessarily true. So what would be the best way re-establish this? Your suggestions are sought. Please comment.





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you are all so nice. even smelly in his own smelly way. batteries recharging.


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As always, your editing abilities mion is AMAZING! Love watching your vids! Smile
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mion wrote:

Terence McKenna. What a brilliant man. He left us far too soon.
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You can feel it...

That’s what I’ve been on about for years Wink

Everyone who listened to me closely found out they can feel it too.
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Post by dan on Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:40 pm

Well, smelly, I think I got here first, and seniority does have its privileges.  

Terrence just didn’t do his homework.  He didn’t read Owen B.  He didn’t grok personalism.  

He never met the princess.   Why am I so lucky?  That’s the mystery of personalism.  The one soul theory is a stab in the right direction.
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dan wrote:Well, smelly, I think I got here first, and seniority does have its privileges.  

Terrence just didn’t do his homework.  He didn’t read Owen B.  He didn’t grok personalism.  

He never met the princess.   Why am I so lucky?  That’s the mystery of personalism.  The one soul theory is a stab in the right direction.

Ha.

We are all equal here now.

It doesn’t matter when one becomes aware of it or not.

You are humorous to compare your thoughts to our experience you arrogant muppet Wink

This is my playground.

Hold on and stop stalking my OM threads, ha.

I left you alone to play your word games.

What I’m laying down is obvious to the Aware.

My game is bigger I feel, much bigger, beyond.

I didn’t need to meet anyone or any princesses.

I found it all by my lonesome, though I had a lot
of inner help.

Terrence and I are here awaiting your arrival Old Muppet up in the clouds and at the bottom of the Abyss.

What theory will you use to get there?

I’d love to see you fly on words, ha, try stillness.

You will have to get there without words, like all of us.

You get the princess and a smelly goat, how lucky are you?!
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Post by dan on Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:56 pm

smelly,

Are you implying that you are equal to the Princess?

Have you met the Princess, smelly? I don’t think so, or you would be talking out of the other side of your mouth. My Princess can beat your goat.
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dan wrote:smelly,

Are you implying that you are equal to the Princess?

Have you met the Princess, smelly?  I don’t think so, or you would be talking out of the other side of your mouth.  My Princess can beat your goat.  

Of course I AM

Goats don’t fight princesses silly.

You haven’t really ever met me, so what do you know muppet?

Nothing to be afraid of though.

Let the children do the real work here.

You are for show Wink

You are the show.

But I know I’m the same as her Wink

So are you muppet.

Don’t follow anyone, that’s a muppet tell.
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Post by smelly on Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:24 pm

Doing not doing
Seeing not seeing
True vision is not seeing seeing
If you understand anything
You don’t understand
Only understanding nothing
Is true understanding
When you understand
Reality is dependent on you
When you don’t understand
You are dependent on reality
When you depend on reality
Everything seems false
When reality depends on you
Everything is true
The words all cancel out
This is left
What to do
Do not doing
See not seeing
One must act
Then come back
To stillness ready
To act when needed
Nothing is needed
Nothing depends on anything
Mind depends on nothing
This is everything
The Way will not appear
Until your body disappears
Your body is in constant change
It has no fixed reality
Do not hate or love life or death
Stay free of delusion
And the beginning of nirvana
Will sprout
When you die
You will be dead then
No need to return
Until then
Do not doing
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Hey, the star images in that look a lot like my recent expression.


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