It is hard to believe that you got banned for proselytizing and I cannot see any other rule you could have broken. That forum is totally unjust and prejudicial against the Baha'i Faith, I finally realized it. I kind of blew it off until I finally hit the limit of posts that they say broke Rule 8 and after that I could not get on the forum even to post a Conversation. That is SO unjust and controlling. On Delphi Forums when you get banned from a forum you can still send private messages to anyone you want to to keep in touch and tell them what happened. On RF they block that and it does not take a PhD in psychology to figure out why. They know you might complain to your friends and word might get around... It is an unjust system and I do not tolerate injustice once I recognize it.I have been thrown out 3 times and this time I think it is time to go of my own free will.
I mean gimmie a break... What kind of court could convict on a 10% vote.... Only three staff members of 30 have to agree a post is breaking Rule 8 and then you get a note saying you broke Rule 8, but with NO explanation why they thought you broke it. What kind of a court of law could ever operate like that?
I think what is happening on that forum is that the Baha'is are doing more harm than good, at least in the Religious Debates forum. As long as the staff allows the anti-Baha'i rhetoric to be spewed out day and night, many people are going to believe it. Feeding the animals only makes them more fierce and it keeps them going.Most Subjects are now pursued by the same people bringing up the same toxic subjects and I see that our past responses have added to the quandary we now face on that forum. Baha'u'llah said leave people to themselves when they have rejected the Message, many times, be it good intent or not, we did not do that and thus the accusations started. It is not thet they do not also see what they do is much the same, but we are told not to get into those situations where the Faith becomes misrepresented because we offered too much.
Of course not posting to them is not really a solution because they can still start their own anti-Baha'i threads. What kind of a forum allows that? Not one I want to be on anymore. Often it is only when we step back and get away from it that we see where we have been.
One of my Rule 8 infractions was because of what I said about Christianity and doctrines I do not agree with. I was a little too bold, but it was nothing like what those anti-Baha'i posters say about Baha'u'llah and the Baha'i Faith, yet I have not seen one of them banned... This is wholly unjust.
My other Rule 8 infraction that put me over the top was because I answered questions that the staff member asked me... How is that proselytizing? He baited me.
Yes, I tried that already and one staff member was very nice but the other two were facetious and insulting and when I called one of them out asking exactly what I did, he could not answer me so he ignored me... Enough is enough. I am not going to grovel to get on that forum.You can respond to the ban and it will tell you how to do it. You have to post a reply to the link provided.
After I got over feeling betrayed and hurt I did see it as a blessing and of course I immediately scouted out new territory.... What, do those people think they are the only religious forum Baha'is can post on on the internet? Lol. Nobody tells me what my motives are, which is essentially what they are doing when they say I am proselytizing. When I see injustice I pack my bags and move on. I am sure Baha'u'llah would do the same.So count it as a blessing and a lesson I was just about to offer a goodbye for a while there.