Scientific Research & Self-Development Activism
We respect all different beliefs. But I Power may not always be the right place for specific types of discussions. Due to an enormous amount of community feedback, I have now implemented the following guideline:
The focus of I Power is on self-development in a generally rational and scientific way. Posts which focus heavily on spiritual, New Age, or nonsensical and incoherent content may be closed or removed by the forum moderators if they are considered to be out of place. Repeatedly posting such content can result in a suspension."
Check the full list of community guidelines here.
Some people don't seem to like the new guideline, I'm not going to argue about religion here, I just think some people are overreacting. I Power is all about self development, I don't it is forcing anyone to jump right into scientific research and to be a super nerd(don't take me seriously here if you're one) to stay on the site.
I don't think there is a problem with approaching a certain topic in a psychological way simply because it is actually a science and as I see it, it's just a way to explain the neuroscience stuff in a simple way. The old I Power videos sound a lot more psychology oriented than neuroscience oriented. I believe that's they Reese and the others meant when they said the docu was going to take I Power to another level.
About the spiritual stuff, I just don't understand it that well, I'm an atheist and I really don't want to talk about it because it's not going to take us anywhere. I respect your believes but keep them to yourself.
What else? Someone said something about not having any moderators on I Power, really? I've had an issue with an account that was making spam comments on my page (and in other people's pages I believe) but it was fixed relatively fast. Why? Because the moderators were there, doing their job, that's the main reason why every forum has moderators.
Someone else said that new people or less active people weren't taken into account or something like that, look at me, I'm not really that much active here and I've had no problems with that. Again, I think some people are just overreacting.
Dictatorship shouldn't even be discussed because Reese or any of the other moderators have to respect the guidelines themselves(I tried to make an Hitler moustache on Reese's avatar just for the lolz but it wasn't as fun as I first thought).
I'm going to finish now cause I'm dragging quite a bit, not even my blog posts are as long as this comment. Just to say that this guideline helps to define the purpose of I Power.
That's all, keep rockin' guys!
There are times and places where focus, and standards are key.
Science is about being accountable to the unbending reality of our world. Sometimes that means swollowing pride and setting aside ego to reevaluate personal opinions and values. This is in the hopes of coming to a better understand of the world around us. Which in turn allows us to dance gracefully with our world.
Forcing your environment to accommodate you is not inline with this philosophy.
Meditation leads to the acceptance of all that other "crap" because it helps accept the possibility of it. Open your mind if the thought of it s there then it came from somewhere. How do you explain dejavu or people having extremely accurate predictions? Or all those people in past interviews who could do many things with their minds? Or Reiki energy? Even quantum mechanics state that anything is possible in this universe.
What if some or most of the the "new age or spiritual" content has already been through science? Starting with Einstein. "All matter is energy, and energy may be turned into matter" ... Thoughts are energy... You can not have one without the other because without either you would have neither and you limit your self to the discoveries you can make to just the physical. We limit our selves to knowledge when we choose what to believe and what to disregard. Knowledge can be communicated but not wisdom. Wisdom comes from within.
A very good rule, sufficiently specific and clear enough. I will try to abide :) It is not easy to be a moderator, right? you have to explain one and the same over and over again, in a nice way. This rule does not need to be defended. While everybody is interpreting it, I will also make my point. So, as I understand it, it is up to the moderator to remove the posts "which focus heavily.... and .. are considered to out of place". I personally trust the judgement of the moderators and thus, this rule is totally fine by me.