THE FOLLOWING WAS SENT TO YAHSPACE ADMINS AT 1:24 PM
AFTER MORE THAN EIGHT HOURS NOT ONE OF THEM HAS REPLIED:
At this point it is my intent to send this only to YahSpace Administration.
I will add that there is a feeling starting to circulate that YahSpace has become a heavy handed "cult" banning any who question the hierarchy with no explanation. This recent event certainly IMPLIES that this is true. My original post was aimed at working through that very issue and determining if YahSpace was heading down that path or not...
Response to Sorum:
Well on Monday I posted in an ongoing discussion about the banning of certain individuals. All I said was that I think YahSpace needed to re-examine its banning practices. I said that they needed to decide if it was going to be a private personal social network or Yah's Space, HeKdesh, set apart as Yahweh's.
I said that IF YahSpace is Yah's Space then banning someone is akin to disfellowshipment and should only occur after following a Matthew 18 process.
I agreed that as Overseer Sorum should have the ability to ban someone pending a Matt. 18 process, BUT that there should be an IMMEDIATE explanation.
And for posting this I was banned with no explanation (one was given HOURS later).
AFTER I announced publicly that my account had been frozen with no explanation I was given an explanation the next day.
This "explanation" was to cite the following YahSpace rule:
"Do not disagree with the decisions of Yahspace staff in the public forum, do that in a private email. All decisions to edit, move or delete a post or thread or ban a member are based on the rules listed here and are completely up to YahSpace admins discretion."
"Its not ok for you to say whatever you like on YahSpace and expect the Elders/admins to sit back and take it, if you want to do that, creating a social network of your own might be the best answer for you. Doing so is grounds for immediate Freezing and or Banning of your account."
In short I was banned for even questioning the banning process. One may note that I did not actually violate that rule because my entire post was predicated on an "if" and centered around a SUGGESTION that YahSpace re-examine its practice, not an outright disagreement. In fact Sorum could have replied that YahSpace is NOT HeKdesh and that banning someone is therefore not disfellowshipment and that he need not follow a Matthew 18 process in doing so.
IF YahSpace is HeKdesh (Yah's Space, set apart as Yah's) then one could only be disfellowshipped/banned through a Matthew 18 process. And since a Matthew 18 process can only be carried out regarding one who has "sinned" (Mt. 18:15) and since "sin" is "transgression of the Torah" (1Jn. 3:4) one could only be banned for transgressing the Torah. (clue: nowhere does the Torah say that I cannot publicly disagree with Sorum or his administration)
I will add that calling YahSpace "YahSpace" implies that it is HeKdesh, that it has been vowed to YHWH and is YHWH's property. If not then it would raise the question of usurping the name to vain use (self promotion). If it is a network where disagreeing with Sorum is ground's for disfellowshipment, perhaps it would better be called SorumSpace?
I have also been accused of Lashon HaRa for publicly stating that my YahSpace account was frozen without explanation and recounting the post (calling for a re-examination of banning practices) In fact the post itself was not Lashon HaRa unless you are claiming that freezing my account without explanation was RA (evil). If you are saying that your act of freezing my account was evil, then I will gladly repent of Lashon haRa in this matter. If it is your position that what you did was not RA (evil), then my post was not Lashon HaRa. You cannot claim that you did nothing wrong and call my description of it Lashon HaRa at the same time.
Since banning me for disagreeing with you (or actually for my suggesting that you re-examine your policies) was weak you seem to feel a need to add reasons. In this you objected to the fact that YahSpace members had gotten invites from me to NazareneSpace. The fact is that your problem here is not with me, your problem is with ning. YahSpace is a ning network, when someone on YahSpace asks to join my friends list and I accept then they become my friend on ning in general. If I later "share" a blog on another ning group (like NazareneSpace) or send invites to join another ning group
(like NazareneSpace) to my "friends" then these people will get invites to NazareneSpace... thats not my fault, it is unreasonable to expect YahSpace members to never use the "share" or "invite" features with their "friends" on any other ning group (especially there own) out of concern that their friends that happen to be YahSpace members will get the invitation. Again your objection is with the way ning networks function, not with me.
In a second email you accused me of soliciting funds on YahSpace. I have not done so in MONTHS. The only way I did do so MONTHS ago was in adding a short statement on the bottom of my blogs "If you would like to support this work..." but after being reproved for this by YahSpace months ago I began posting my blogs on YahSpace with this footer REMOVED. This is simply a false charge.
AT 6:16 PM I SENT A SECOND COPY WITH THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:
It is disappointing that after several hours, there has been ZERO response to this from ANY of the several YahSpace administrators. You refuse to deal with things in private and then complain if they are dealt with in public. You cannot have it both ways.