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June 15, 2007 at 1:07 am #138501Jedi LawheadParticipant
awesome site…June 15, 2007 at 2:03 am #144425JaxKeymaster
Actually, I do not recommend people go there, especially those under the age of 18. The reasons are not going to be discussed in public as they are sensitive in nature, and we are not trying to get into a flame war. We cannot prevent anyone from going anywhere, but we can recommend against it.
Currently, there are a group of site admins who are working together to create a group of sites who all agree to the same standards of online safety and protection. Before too long there will be more official announcements about this, but for those who want to start reading about the group, you can read it at http://jedionline.org/powwow/index.phpJune 15, 2007 at 4:15 am #144426JediVelariusKenobiParticipant
I am Jedi Velarius Kenobi, member of several jedi websites, including Jedi Sanctuary, Temple of the Jedi Force, Force Academy, and Ashla Knights. I was browsing this forum and felt the need to post in response to this thread. I have been a Jedi for several years now and i wonder what you have against the sanctuary.
I am also quiet weary about what i am hearing about this “Jedi Definition Project” as it seeks to define what a Jedi is based on one criteria and by implication or directly, imply that others are not true jedi. The sanctuary has always been kind to me and even has a filter and guidelines to protect those underage. The greatest problem that some have seen is that we welcome Jedi, Gray, and Sith there and learn from each other, though i don’t see that as a problem at all but a rare strength.
Lastly … i don’t want this to be taken the wrong way, it is an attempt at understanding, and i don’t wish to stir hatred or a flame war.
May the Force Guide us all,
Jedi Velarius KenobiJune 15, 2007 at 4:31 am #144428JaxKeymaster
What was told was told in confidence and will remain in confidence. It is not an issue with everyone at the site, but there are some that have behaved inappropriately. Therefore, it is only fair to just give people a heads up.
You have no reason to worry about the definition project. It does not exclude people. It was simply an attempt to define Jedi in broad terms that people could agree on. All of their discussions are available to read, and everyone was invited to participate. The intent was not negative in any way nor is it meant to be exclusionary or elitest. No one is telling anyone they are not a Jedi. But, there is an attempt to try to get some consistency within the community. If you don’t agree, that’s fine. But I would urge anyone who sees negativity where there is one to look within.June 15, 2007 at 4:38 am #144429Jedi LawheadParticipant
if one has a head on one’s shoulders it is not a difficult task to avoid the negative, I’ve found the sanctuary to be an awesome wealth of knowledge, thought and friendship. I must ask that before anyone makes a judgement they first seek the truth through personal experience.June 15, 2007 at 4:41 am #144431JediVelariusKenobiParticipant
I would totally agree with Jedi Lawheed, and would caution you on your sources becuase we have recently had a verbal attack on one of our members by a jedi of another Site KC Avalon, who has also consequently been part of a flame war against our site, which is cuasing many untrue rumors to spread.
In peace and Light,
Jedi Velarius KenobiJune 15, 2007 at 4:55 am #144434JaxKeymaster
What I have been told is not untrue. But, I only bring this up so people are aware. It’s easy for those with experience to see the negatives of a site and steer clear of those people. It is not so easy for those who are young, inexperienced, or just now learning how to use their intuition.
Since the faculty are somewhat responsible for the safety and well being of our students, we will do our best to equip them with the knowledge necessary to keep themselves safe. That includes adding another side to a post when necessary. No one has been personally attacked, nor will they. But I will also not sit back and have kids run headlong into a site thinking everyone there is trustworthy. That would be irresponsible for me to do. I can’t protect them, but with warning they at least know to pay attention to their instinct. No one is saying to avoid the site, just be cautious.June 15, 2007 at 5:02 am #144436JediVelariusKenobiParticipant
There is no reason to get angry Jax.
i think you fear a danger that does not exist but since you will not reveal your source, nothing can be done to dissuade you.
However, i must bring up that you speak in absolutes. “What i have been told is not untrue.” etc… etc… be careful of such absolute will for like all in this world you do not have the whole story.
You may not stand by sending your students to “danger” and i will not stand by while a sanctuary is slandered.
IN peace and light,
Jedi Velarius KEnobi
danger to kids? I’m not sure what you mean, physically you think, philosophically? mentally? We are quite careful of our younger members.June 15, 2007 at 5:15 am #144437JaxKeymaster
I’m not angry, just doing what is necessary.
The site is not being slandered. I have no said anything untrue (the definition of slander), nor have I pointed out anyone specifically. It is not an attack. Please stop taking it as such.
The information I have is sound. But it does not need to be addressed publicly, as it is being addressed privately. You don’t have to trust me, but I will not continue to go back and forth on this point. A word of caution is honestly appropriate for any site online. But since this one in particular was brought up, and I have specific information about certain members, it was appropriate to make the point now rather than in the future when we will address internet safety in general.
I have no personal issue with the site. I am simply doing my job as principal of this academy.June 15, 2007 at 5:20 am #144438JediVelariusKenobiParticipantQuote:I’m not angry, just doing what is necessary.
From a certain point of view ….
I’m not really interested in your egotistical ranting in the form of righteousness. If your information was truly sound i think it would be better to post it. You may not mean it as an attack, personally or otherwise, but i fear that you will discourage others from going there, which would be shameful, and i cannot abide.
but perhaps we can learn more about each other and about our sites, and grow in peace and understanding.
may the force guide us,
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