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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

First topic message reminder :

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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Post by zooky on Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:56 pm

Hello all,

It's been a while. Was on original OMF research team if anyone remembers under the same name, not sure where everyone went after all that happened, have a couple of friends on FB from OMF v1. I was on a couple of other forums but none had the same community spirit as OMF v1. Been a long time since I've posted on a forum, I feel it's time to start getting more involved again. As so much seems to be going on. Very Happy


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Post by dan on Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:47 am

Thanks for any return business, zooky. Don’t be a stranger.......
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Thanks Dan, glad to be back Very Happy


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Post by Ataman2018 on Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:51 am

Hello,
Thank you for having me here.
I was a follower of the Source A forum and I appreciate to read your texts again.
This forum is exciting. I learn a lot!
Sometimes I have a hard time reading between the lines, but with a bit of experience I'll be fine.
I will not intervene often, only when I could write a specific information.
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Post by Cyrellys on Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:30 pm

Ataman2018 wrote:Hello,
Thank you for having me here.
I was a follower of the Source A forum and I appreciate to read your texts again.
This forum is exciting. I learn a lot!
Sometimes I have a hard time reading between the lines, but with a bit of experience I'll be fine.
I will not intervene often, only when I could write a specific information.

Welcome Home Ataman! Yes I remember you from the Source A UN Meeting threads! You are welcome to intervene or post anywhere. If you have any difficulty with posting or making threads feel free to contact me for help.

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Post by Cyrellys on Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:34 pm

zooky wrote:Hello all,

It's been a while. Was on original OMF research team if anyone remembers under the same name, not sure where everyone went after all that happened, have a couple of friends on FB from OMF v1. I was on a couple of other forums but none had the same community spirit as OMF v1. Been a long time since I've posted on a forum, I feel it's time to start getting more involved again. As so much seems to be going on. Very Happy

Welcome Home Zooky! Yes I remember you too. It's good to see familiar faces from the original OMF! We kept the door open and lights on! Join in anywhere!


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Post by Dynamo on Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:23 am

Hi there everyone , returning member here, I used to go by the name Christophe on the old forum, I thought the site had totally disappeared so was lurking on the out post for a while, and on some occasions ATS but that site used to over heat my computer so I avoided it.
Any way i’m From the UK and living in Eastern Europe and i’m an artist by trade. I’ve had a life long urge and interest towards aliens and UFOS, had a couple of sightings here and there and i’m Just hoping for disclosure at some point in my life, so much so it’s almost painful !
Thanks for having me, looking forward to the future Smile
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Been a long time dropping in. I hope everyone is doing good. It looks like more people are starting to fill this place up again.
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Post by Cyrellys on Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:26 am

Welcome Back Dynamo & Scarz.  Really missed you Scarz!  I hope you will be able to include us in your time.  Yes, many returning.  It is slowly building.  We fixed a problem with the sign up that was excluding some browsers.  I also now have the original members list.  I haven't had the time yet to send out invites and I wanted to be certain first that the changes to the sign up stick to the wall as improvement.


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Post by ScaRZ on Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:01 am

CY......I hope to have some time to take part again. I've been busy looking after my dad. Things can change so fast in life that we never see coming.

Take care and I hope you and your family are doing good.
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Post by Cyrellys on Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:26 pm

ScaRZ wrote:CY......I hope to have some time to take part again. I've been busy looking after my dad. Things can change so fast in life that we never see coming.

Take care and I hope you and your family are doing good.


Yes indeed.  I wish you a bright spring with your dad, my friend.  We are good here.  Kids getting tall and finding their own love of books.  

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Post by 99 on Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:57 am

ScaRZ wrote:CY......I hope to have some time to take part again. I've been busy looking after my dad. Things can change so fast in life that we never see coming.

Take care and I hope you and your family are doing good.

ScaRz, nice seeing you here again and hope you'll be able to find some time to post here. I've always appreciated your perspective on Biblical topics and those references you give for reading material too.


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