Well i guess one of the thing to decide is what people are to expect from this place, and what should be promoted or encouraged on the site, and what should be tolerated, and where to put the limit of what this forum can provide and what people can expect of it. And how to organize things for it to fit the best to what people well want to find on it.
I want to make it clear again i'm not the one making decision alone, and all this has be seen by at least the owner too, but well i just express my personal opinion, and not necessarily represent necessarily the direction of the forum.
1.- indigo concept
The first thing to address imo is all around the concept of indigo itself, and what is the purpose of the site related to them, by this i mean for example someone pm'ed me that the purpose of the site should be to talk between enlightened people, or well, there is lot of things that tend to put indigos in a sort of gnostic perspective of light seeking and enlightenment.
To put things in perspective, need to see that the french revolution has cut many head in the name of light, that the whole colonialism was also based on principle of light and enlightenment, that even the nazi have big time foot in the occult and spirituality and playing with occult forces to perfect mankind, and the whole paradigm of light is one of the oldest thing around, and it has been used by countless organisation to promote some kind of transformation of society etc well i'm not the sure the indigo is really to be seen in that perspective.
Well i mean by this, i don't think this site is about promoting ourselves as spiritually superior or some kind of illuminatis with a plan for the rest of humanity, or about saying who is indigo or not or spiritual or enlightened enough etc. There is no formal teacher here of anything, so there is not really a big basis to establish any kind of ranking or anything regarding this here.
I mean ok this site is not necessarily to be seen as a spiritual church of light and only light workers or gnostic allowed to post.
2.- Manipulation and cults, vampires, harrasment etc
One other thing to see, is all things related to manipulation, and cults, harrassemnet, energy vampire etc.
This place is often expected to provide a space for certain person to express themselves on topics that they often have hard time to speak with in their surrounding, and can be uncomfortable speaking about, either it's personal things, or spiritual question, or question about "psychic experience" or dreams or anything, that can contain material that can easily be used by malvoleant persons or trolls to attack the person.
I'm for one is sensitive to that sort of topics, and by experience i know it can be sometime very hard to spot what is going on, and some people are very good at playing with people mind , never underestimate this, specially that there can be wide age range here, and people who have been all their life in occult can very easily manipulate the mind of a 16 year old new into the whole thing and not necessarily very stable in his life either.
The thing is for me, cult is really not about having a particular set of belief, it's not about witch hunt about which belief or orthodox or cultic, or making inquisition on believe system, but it more has to do in the way the interaction unfold, and with which mindset people engage in the interaction, and what they really want or expect out of it, any belief can be used for genuine teaching and can learn from everything, but also the way belief system influence perception of reality and relation with society and other persons is not to be neglected either.
In some books already shunning mainstream religion and traditional value of society is already a cult So ok, each one his way of life and belief, but still need to be aware of whole kind of initiatic process that can be transmitted via internet, and the effects that changing belief on the world can have on one's psyche, and not all people doing this again do this with the best interest of the person in mind.
And there can be really lot of empathic connection being made, and here need to be also aware that empathy is not necessarily the same than compassion, and empathy can be really messed up thing, and not always positive thing, or something that well handled and there is whole kind of emotional manipulation thing and guilt tripping that can goes on too and use lot of different medias and method, and again some people are really into this, and always see ocults and rituals as a way to control things and people, so i'm not saying i encourage this kind of this here, but it can potentially happen, and it's not necessarily easy to identify and to know what to do about this.
3. Mutual help/support group
One of the thing that his forum can be seen as also is as some sort of support group, or mutual help thing, or healing, but as i already pointed before, making support group forum is really a bit special thing, in the sense i've been also on some forum that are more related to psychological thing, or survivor things, on some rules can be more draconian regarding interaction and also being well aware of things can get a bit heated.
Now i know this place is supposed to be about healing too, but in other word is also what level of insanity members of this forum are supposed to expect to be exposed to coming here, and where to put the limit of acceptable behavior, including the person being sad, depressed, or suicidal, or making threat, or guilt tripping people on their behavior, which can be a real nightmare for empath really. I think there is a really a whole "cryptonit" reaction from empath for some narcissicst who play victim game to manipulate other person, empath can often become very disturbed by this, but again empathy doesn't necessarily mean compassion, or ability to heal or do anything about the emotional state of the other person.
I mean after all serious person i have met in therapy/healing etc, all say internet is crap for this, and it's very hard to use internet for truly potent healing, at least public forum it's almost impossible, or it need a really high ratio of moderators per members, like one really active 'pro' moderator for 5 person maybe, here i'm not sure we have even one really 'pro' moderator with true experience in that kind of things.
So i mean ok lot of people suffer and all, and can be a bit crazy, or well there is the whole indigo hate the world thing that can happen in certain phase too lol But then what this forum is really being supposed to be able to do about this, like if people complain if this place is not compassionate enough when they start to insult everyone etc, well it already start to happen with some persons, and can easily drift with this enligthenment/indigo thing, and some people can be habile with this too, so for me what this forum can really do for support is still limited.
And not sure all people come here to help all the depressed/neurotic people who just want to find person to attack on the internet to feel better about their virility or their bad ass super bad boy attitude that is of course only happening on the internet. Specially that this place attract already lot of victims of many things, i'm not sure it's place to play bad ass game and all this. Like playing i'm tough in an hopistal a bit, it doesn't give much honor or anything.
[font=Comic Sans MS]Well anyway i'll probably start to get organizing a few things soon, and i'll see how to organize basics for private parts, and what is moderated/not moderated, and putting a bit more organisation in forums with stickies and stuff.[/font]
[font=Comic Sans MS]Well all this need to be pondered i think, and we are not that many hands with time and energy to put in this, so i know it will always be a bit dicey for the moment lol[/font]