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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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New Members & Returning Members, Welcome to OM

Post by Cyrellys on Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:13 am

Hello everyone! It's great to have the community with its own house once more.

I'm Cyrellys a returning member of the orignial member group.
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Re: New Members & Returning Members, Welcome to OM

Post by dan on Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:29 pm

Testing........

Wow! It seems to be working......

So, hello, world.... once again...!
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Beautiful Resurrection

Post by Eloah on Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:18 pm

Returning member here, and what a lovely resurrection ship this is...

Thank you all for persevering to keep this forum extant.

Love all the Emoticons alien
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Re: New Members & Returning Members, Welcome to OM

Post by ScaRZ on Tue May 01, 2012 11:38 am

I just found out earlier this morning that OMF was back. Hello to all the old members as well as the new.
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Re: New Members & Returning Members, Welcome to OM

Post by dan on Tue May 01, 2012 4:07 pm

ScaRZ,

It's been awhile......
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Re: New Members & Returning Members, Welcome to OM

Post by Bard on Wed May 02, 2012 5:50 am

Hello everyone.

I will be here as well contributing what I can.

Separation is not always the wisest path to take - even if it seems the logical one...

Welcome Home All




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Re: New Members & Returning Members, Welcome to OM

Post by ScaRZ on Wed May 02, 2012 7:29 am

dan wrote:ScaRZ,

It's been awhile......

Hello Dan, yes sir it has been awhile. Good to see you as well as some of the old group are here.
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Re: New Members & Returning Members, Welcome to OM

Post by Jake Reason on Tue May 08, 2012 11:05 am

Eloah wrote:Returning member here, and what a lovely resurrection ship this is...

Thank you all for persevering to keep this forum extant.

Love all the Emoticons alien

Yes!

The credit belongs to Cyrellys and some quiet friends who gifted a significant investment of their time to produce surfable archives and construct this new OMF.

I can't find the words to fully express my praise and gratitude.

As I welcome you Eloah, this is also my first post. Hi!

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Re: New Members & Returning Members, Welcome to OM

Post by Jake Reason on Tue May 08, 2012 11:46 am

Hi ScaRZ,

Very nice to see you here! If by chance you haven't noticed it yet..... you'll find a surfable archive to your old favorite threads here;

http://lucianarchysoriginalopenminds.web44.net/indexd098.html?board=philosophical


and here; (2 archives for assurity concerns)

http://theopenmind.freehostingcloud.com/indexd098.html?board=philosophical

I'm not sure that the entire history is available at this time, but there is a majority of it showing. It is a read-only archive, but all posts and threads are linkable.

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Cyrellys has kindly appointed me an honorary Admin of this forum. I have all administrative software functions availed to me, so that I may assist in the development and maintenance of the forum.

However I will not be able to invest a full-time effort, as what is normally expected of an "Admin". Time will not permit me to be signing-in everyday, perhaps 1 or 2 times per week, at most. I will help whenever I can. I have made my email avialable publicly so anyone may contact me directly.

Best to all,

Jake Reason
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Re: New Members & Returning Members, Welcome to OM

Post by ScaRZ on Tue May 08, 2012 1:29 pm

Jake Reason wrote:Hi ScaRZ,

Very nice to see you here! If by chance you haven't noticed it yet..... you'll find a surfable archive to your old favorite threads here;

http://lucianarchysoriginalopenminds.web44.net/indexd098.html?board=philosophical


and here; (2 archives for assurity concerns)

http://theopenmind.freehostingcloud.com/indexd098.html?board=philosophical

I'm not sure that the entire history is available at this time, but there is a majority of it showing. It is a read-only archive, but all posts and threads are linkable.

--------------------------------

Cyrellys has kindly appointed me an honorary Admin of this forum. I have all administrative software functions availed to me, so that I may assist in the development and maintenance of the forum.

However I will not be able to invest a full-time effort, as what is normally expected of an "Admin". Time will not permit me to be signing-in everyday, perhaps 1 or 2 times per week, at most. I will help whenever I can. I have made my email avialable publicly so anyone may contact me directly.

Best to all,

Jake Reason

Hello Jake,I hope you are doing great. I've thought a lot about you over the past few months.
Maybe soon the New OMF will begin to attract some traffic.

Thanks for starting up the Bible thread once again. I will drop in and do what I can to get things moving some. It's hard to believe Etherian (Doug) has been dead for over a year now.

Take care of yourself and I hope all is well.
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Re: New Members & Returning Members, Welcome to OM

Post by Jake Reason on Tue May 08, 2012 1:59 pm

ScaRZ wrote:
Hello Jake,I hope you are doing great. I've thought a lot about you over the past few months.
Maybe soon the New OMF will begin to attract some traffic.

Thanks for starting up the Bible thread once again. I will drop in and do what I can to get things moving some. It's hard to believe Etherian (Doug) has been dead for over a year now.

Take care of yourself and I hope all is well.
I am well, thank you. You sound well. I hope you do drop in from time to time. I'll definetly read whatever you post and will be able to contribute some thoughts as well. However I'm more limited for time then before.

Etherian?...he's now at peace that surpasses all understanding. Lucky guy! Smile

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Hmmm, I can't seem to find a "spell check" function. I'll look into that.

Take care ScaRZ
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Re: New Members & Returning Members, Welcome to OM

Post by Cliff on Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:25 pm

Great to see the forum making a comeback. I wish nothing but the best and hopefully with time it will grow once again bigger and better than it ever was before. Best wishes !

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Re: New Members & Returning Members, Welcome to OM

Post by Admin on Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:11 am

Cliff-(touched) wrote:Great to see the forum making a comeback. I wish nothing but the best and hopefully with time it will grow once again bigger and better than it ever was before. Best wishes !

Cliff


Welcome home Cliff! Thank you. We're working on getting some cosmetic improvements going for the forum now that most of the kinks have been worked out...things like some larger type fonts for improved reading here and maybe some brighter colors & decor. I have a friend who has come in to work on it with some real skill...everyone please give a warm welcome to Artisan who is a graphic artist from Compass Morainn.

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Re: New Members & Returning Members, Welcome to OM

Post by Bard on Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:12 pm

Cliff-(touched) wrote:Great to see the forum making a comeback. I wish nothing but the best and hopefully with time it will grow once again bigger and better than it ever was before. Best wishes !

Cliff

Thanks for helping Cy by lowering the life raft into the rough seas below.
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Re: New Members & Returning Members, Welcome to OM

Post by Jake Reason on Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:41 pm

Admin wrote:I have a friend who has come in to work on it with some real skill...everyone please give a warm welcome to Artisan who is a graphic artist from Compass Morainn.

Cy
Good news! A hearty welcome to Artisan. And special thanks for your help.

And welcome Cliff! Hmmm, do we know you from OM under a different avatar name? Drop me a PM.

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Post by Cliff on Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:27 pm

Thank you for the welcome Cy and Jake. Welcome to the forum Artisan,,,and btw,,,love that header ,,, Great job !
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Re: New Members & Returning Members, Welcome to OM

Post by Artisan on Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:01 am

Thanks Cliff and welcome to the forum!


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Post by Tree Sha on Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:35 pm

Hi,
I was a member of the previous forum and I have tried to access some of my previous work via the archive with no avail.

I didn't really want to register my email just to make a simple download.

I was wondering if someone could a) upload the original forum to a better download site or torrent perhaps? or b) Maybe someone can look to see if my work is even in the archive.

The Thread I'm looking for is the one I did on Coral Castle - Edward Leedskalnin
My name (Tree Shaker) and my profile can be viewed here. None of the links work though(Recent Posts: etc.)
theopenmind.freehostingcloud.com/indexc54b-2.html?action=viewprofile&user=treeshaker

Not sure if any of this is even possible, but thanks in advance for attempting the resurrect some of our work.
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Post by Cyrellys on Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:56 pm

Hi Tree Shaker, yes I remember the work on Coral Castle, good to see you return. Let me do some digging for you and see what I can find. The archives are still being loaded with materials and will continue to be a work in progress through this year getting a more thorough reassembly. We also have a download from another party which might be easier to search through. It is very late here right now but I can check for you in the morning and I'll post back here my findings. How do you want the content?

1. direct link to current location
2. recopied and loaded to the current community forum here
3. image copy sent to email for download
4. one or more of the above.

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Post by (Tree Shaker on Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:46 am

Cool!

I'd love to be able to access it here if it's not to much trouble. So that we (all) may continue.

Thanks! cheers
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Post by Cyrellys on Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:17 am

(Tree Shaker wrote:Cool!

I'd love to be able to access it here if it's not to much trouble. So that we (all) may continue.

Thanks! cheers

Good Morning Tree Shaker!

Ok I have good news and bad news...good is I found your thread on it, bad is I can't open it just yet. I have a call into my tech team leader about that. I don't know how quickly he'll be able to get back to me on it. I will let you know as soon as I hear from him. In the mean time I'll keep seeing if I can find a way in...it could also be that the thread is part of the data that hasn't been uploaded yet. The full restoration of the archives is a work in progress still. But if it's still in the part waiting upload I think he can find it and send it to me and I can put it up here.

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Post by krazyken on Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:14 pm

krazyken back at OM. Cool I was an early member from Feb. 2006. I do hope more of the earlier crowd will come back, minus the NSA trolls! Rolling Eyes
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Post by Bard on Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:43 pm

Welcome back...

Patience is a virtue!


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Post by solarsailor on Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:33 pm

hi to everyone here and congratulations to bren for recreating this creative space.
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Post by solarsailor on Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:30 pm

well this forum is pretty quiet compared to the older one.

it's like an empty carnival after all the crowds are gone.

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