Poster has positive karma. Member in OK standing. Valid, indexed REPLY message vaporizes so it doesn’t appear in Activity or email communication streams.
Looks to be this web site is getting tweaked to serve hidden interests. Also, it’s not a big stretch to suspect that this mucking around inside the web site could be connected to some one person, anyway, in the bunch that posted the “MRG” complaint letter.
Here is the link for the overall topic:
The page that has the posting:
I’d gone back, edited and re-grammared it. My quickie-writing style sucks. Fixed for clarity.
And here is the text of the posting:
My, my. This is quite the discussion. I have only two two-bit contributions to add to what has been said.
First thing, getting individual projects financed (using OWS NYC connection as leverage) has been going on for months. I sat through one such preliminary application for funding that projected a $300,000+ budget. This proposal was going to produce high-tech media presentations. It is possible that some on the list have a personal interest in retaining their value going forward.
Second, this organization still lacks rudimentary quality control. Management goes by who is best at passive aggression. The wilder the better, sorta. One result of this laxness has been a repeated series of false claims about what the General Assembly has decided.
I can identify one obvious example that damaged this web site and severed connections to 500 to a 1,000 OWSers. The resource, online and loose affinity Groups were deleted — on a false claim that the December 20th meeting of GA voted it — where none of these pages were serving the “Tea Party” or “Paulists” or other interlopers. Hearing “I-really-like-your-page-but-the-G-A-has-decided” from the person who did the page kills was nauseating.
Tell me that General Assembly knowing voted to erase Occupy Nonviolence and its links to Gandhi and Dr. King assets from people all over the world. Really ??? That person who executed this erase-the-pages attack is on the list of complainers, prominently. So I will take this round of attacks on whatever “MRG” is doing with a grain of salt. As matters stand I cannot imagine “MRG” going in and trashing 50-odd pages of OWSer low-voltage community pages and baldly lying about it.
We threw $23,000 into this OWS effort back early. Way early. “We” is a group of friends who had worked at World Trade Center. I have no bitch whatsoever with what the OWS folks did with it. (And on March 17th I’ll be out at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which is where you would be if you guys understood reaching out to New Yorkers. It’s the largest parade in town that doesn’t have giant balloons and national teevee.)
EDIT ::: This posting does not show up on the running Activity lists for either Movement Building or the nycga.net site. Jarrett’s posting that follows it is on the listings. Sally’s posting from in front of it is also on the listings. Somebody’s in there having fun, eh?
Best to all — we are the 99% and we must go in peace.
My, my… indeed.