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Old 12/27/11, 08:28 PM
 
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Any Ravelry people here?

Maybe it's just me, but it seems that website has gotten really weird lately. I'm actually thinking about leaving - not just not going back, but disabling my membership altogether.

BTW, this is not my username on that site.

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Old 12/27/11, 08:58 PM
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Im there.... what do you mean by "weird" ??

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Old 12/27/11, 09:10 PM
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Its a hard site to get around on sometimes and I dont go there much either but known there as KathyMcHorse on it but I get a little confused moving around there.

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Old 12/27/11, 09:15 PM
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They have been doing some 'upgrades' on ravelry lately.
It really has changed a lot.

I am sticking with it even though it means relearning the whole place.
The improvements to the search features are worth the headache, IMO.
There is just such a huge wealth of info to sort through.

What exactly is giving you grief about it?
Maybe someone here could help.

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Old 12/27/11, 09:36 PM
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I just joined and have been trying to figure it out.

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Old 12/27/11, 09:45 PM
 
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I don't find it as friendly as here, but do go there sometimes. There are so many patterns and comments from others that let you know the places that might be hard in the pattern. I've got friends that share their photos there and use that part that keeps track of patterns for them, but I am not that computer-wise.

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My reason is behavior of some of the posters on the social boards. I've flagged posts and even got one person banned but there seems to be a group of people who are really into post-stalking certain members.

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Old 12/28/11, 12:49 AM
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I stay out of politics on Ravelry. I focus on fiber.

ravelry: francorios

Also check out Weavolution, for people who like weaving

weavolution: francorios

http://www.weavolution.com

Have a good day!

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Old 12/28/11, 06:47 AM
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I'm on Ravelry and love it. I've been a member almost from the start. Just like here there are places where they will be controversy. I have found that I'm far better off not going to those places unless I want my BP to raise. Unless you are really invested in a particular group I'd just leave. There are too many really great groups and features to no go there.

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Old 12/28/11, 07:54 AM
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I am on there, but I dont go much. Kind of confusing to navigate.

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Old 12/28/11, 08:52 AM
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I'm there too but I use it for looking for patterns only. I don't participate in the boards over there. I'd never leave the computer if I did.

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Old 12/28/11, 08:59 AM
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i'm on ravelry too. i like it for the info i can get there. yup, some on there like to play police and i have seen at least one person left in tears. this is very sad. i'm kinda used to this behavior from goat people and was very disappointment to see this with fiber people too.
no, i try not to go in politics or for the same matter in religion.

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Old 12/28/11, 09:11 AM
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My reason is behavior of some of the posters on the social boards. I've flagged posts and even got one person banned but there seems to be a group of people who are really into post-stalking certain members.
I was on there. I was in a group of Conservative Women, we got hounded all the time from a group of relly nasty womem. We got accused of all kinds of things and it was easer for the owners to ban us(maybe 600 of us) than to ban all the many many nasty girls.We had a private group,it still didn't matter.
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Old 12/28/11, 09:43 AM
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wow, really? thats sad. maybe the owner WAS one of the nasty group?

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Old 12/28/11, 10:09 AM
 
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I was on there. I was in a group of Conservative Women, we got hounded all the time from a group of relly nasty womem. We got accused of all kinds of things and it was easer for the owners to ban us(maybe 600 of us) than to ban all the many many nasty girls.We had a private group,it still didn't matter.
Was it "The Bunker"? The word "bunker" is flagged to this day, and if you mention that board, Casey will come along and delete the post and warn you that you will be put in time-out from the entire site if you do this again.

Why such drastic action?

This was an anti-Obama forum that got Ravelry on the Secret Service's radar because some of the posters went into considerable detail about how they planned to assassinate him. Saying you wish the president would be gone falls under free speech; discussing how you plan to kill him (or someday her) does not. You can't even find evidence of this board on the Wayback Machine.
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Old 12/28/11, 10:10 AM
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I am harper hill farm on Ravelry. I'm not on there too much right now, just have too much going on in my life to find the time for everything. I LOVE access to all the patterns and as a new knitter I have learned a lot on there. But I have seen changes in the forum. I feel that I have the choice to read or not to read, same as I do on this forum, and same as I do on other forums.

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Old 12/28/11, 10:42 AM
 
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I go there for patterns mostly, and to keep track of the projects that I am working on. I haven't found any forums that interest me enough to comment on. Having access to the pattern search is all I'm really interested in. I like the atmosphere here much more.

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Old 12/28/11, 10:52 AM
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Was it "The Bunker"? The word "bunker" is flagged to this day, and if you mention that board, Casey will come along and delete the post and warn you that you will be put in time-out from the entire site if you do this again.

Why such drastic action?

This was an anti-Obama forum that got Ravelry on the Secret Service's radar because some of the posters went into considerable detail about how they planned to assassinate him. Saying you wish the president would be gone falls under free speech; discussing how you plan to kill him (or someday her) does not. You can't even find evidence of this board on the Wayback Machine.
First we were called "Conservative Knitters" because we were mostly Religious Women. We started Investigating Obama and passing the information around. The Liberal Women accused us of all kinds of things, they would attack any of us when we went on other boards,not because of what we posted but simply of our names-we would get followed ,stalked basically and attacked. So the Conservative Knitters was shut down. Then we opened a group called the Bunker,it was private,they still attacked us. No One ever talked about killing Obama,do people really believe we would be that stupid? I was a computer newbie,and even I know nothing even close to that should be said. We opened another site-totally separate from Rav. where we could talk and pass info. without being harassed. The one owner traced some of the members from our site to Rav. and back and forth. He claimed that this was Harming Rav. So he banned all of us. We were never investigated, it was Rav. that was investigated because of the use of naughty Photos of people in knitted attire on a site that children frequent. We all tried to get our pictures and posts taken down because the Owners wouldn't let us in but were still claiming all of us as members.(for advertising promotion). So probably everything has been deleted off the waybackmachine because we had Legal help to get it done.Our other site is still up and running just fine.
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Old 12/28/11, 10:58 AM
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wow, really? thats sad. maybe the owner WAS one of the nasty group?
yes, and some 'assistants".
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Old 12/28/11, 11:03 AM
 
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I find patterns and other info on Ravelry, but don't post. To chat with fiber people, there's nothing like this forum where Marchwind protects both the timid and the bold in her fold.

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