Wednesday, November 2, 2011

How Not to Maintain an Internet Permaculture Forum

Some close people know I do not put up with curtailing my Freedom of Speech. Today, I was not only subject of it again on...

The owner has a pension for committing libel without a care. There is no Terms of Service for public forums, & the owner / moderator changes & / or deletes posts without permission, and without letting the public know that a moderator or the owner changed the text.

As such, often, what is written by someone may or may not be what was accurately written. This fosters a negative community and is not something to be admired, but rather something to be concerned about. This is not Permaculture in action by any means. As such, here is a direct quote from the Permaculture Designers Manual over the ethics of Permaculture.

Principal of Cooperation (Chapter 1.1)
Cooperation, not competition, is the very basis of existing life systems.

The Ethical Basis of Permaculture (Chapter 1.2)
1. CARE OF EARTH: Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply.

2. CARE OF PEOPLE: Provision for people to access those resources necessary to their existence.

3. SETTINGS LIMITS TO POPULATION AND CONSUMPTION: By governing our own needs, we can set resources aside to further the above principles.

Last, there is even a Prime Directive a la Star Trek

Page 1, Chapter 1
The Prime Directive of Permaculture
The only ethical decision is to take responsibility for our own existence & that of our children.

As such, I will not be participating in the below forums until libel is no longer committed at that site.

A published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation.
Defame (someone) by publishing a libel.
noun. slander - defamation - calumny - aspersion - scandal
verb. slander - defame - calumniate - malign - traduce - vilify

1 comment:

  1. It's a safe bet that Paul has always been a bully. But that said he has a large community around him, so whatever works. He doesn't care a bit about the truth though. He is more than happy to make money off of the ruin of others, he'd let you get hit by a bus if he made a buck off of it.