I am disturbed by the tone of this post. Nobody is removed because of what they said. Over the last decade, perhaps a dozen users, out of the several thousand, were banned for their behavior. NOT their beliefs.
We are dedicated to free speech. Rules are necessary. I try to keep the rules as flexible as possible, but some rules are simply required. We can't have libelous speech for living people. We can't have abusive behavior of other users. We decided to accept the DNA findings of the IF remains (after personal conversations with those who did the DNA analysis and published the conclusions) and felt continued discussion of "survivors" was simply divisive and not appropriate.
Tania was never banned from the Forum. I found her a lovely person and had no problem with her.
I am no "dictator" and frankly find such to be disgusting and based on supposition and not reality. Nobody prevents free discussion here. We encourage free discussion, so long as the few rules are followed.
Myth and unsupported fantasy suppositions aren't allowed, such is not the purpose of a factual based history forum. Any other rational factual based discussion is encouraged.
Von Ebert's libelous accusations are frankly disgusting. This website has been here for 20 years. This website is copied and catalogued by the Library of Congress as a valuable resource, of which we are most proud.
Von Ebert has been asked repeatedly to provide factual basis for assertions and has repeatedly refused to provide the answers. The unsupported and unsubstantiated rantings of assertions are not the point of this Forum.
The fact that Von Ebert believes that founder of the website is not working with me shows how little he knows and how incorrect he is. The founder of this website is my husband of 25 years and I have been the admin of this Forum since day one and act with his full support, authority and confidence.
Of the 3,000 or so users of the Forum, only a small handfull have left. Only a dozen or so were banned. 99% of our users are still registered, welcomed and free to participate or not as they wish. There is no "problem".
If you have "true" information, be prepared to demonstrate the TRUTH of the information with more than your belief and "say so". Have evidence and demonstrate the evidence. Von Ebert refuses to do so.
Yet, von Ebert is still here, No?
I demand an apology or if Von Ebert doesn't like this Forum, go elsewhere.