asc2k: guidelines for participation
asc2k is a group of individuals who communicate via email on topics related to
the work of david wilcock. we are all here because we are interested in his work
and how it relates to other information, personal experiences, etc. group
dynamics are prone to extremes, and these guidelines seek to define the common
ground upon which we can have meaningful and informative discussions about
topics concerning wilcock's work.
1. participants are asked to keep their posts on topic. possible topics include
mr. wilcock's written work, personal experiences and thoughts related to that
work, material upon which mr. wilcock has based his research (ra / the law of
one, seth, etc. - see the list of recommended reading materials in the "files"
section), and new scientific / empirical data related to mr. wilcock's research.
this is not an exhaustive list of proper topics, but it does give one a general
idea about what is considered "on topic". our intention is that members are here
to discuss this material and will have read at least a certain amount of the
ascension2000.com website. many basic philosophical questions and concerns can
be answered by reading the law of one study guide posted at
http://ascension2000.com/ra-studyguide.htm. this study guide is a distilled
document of all major points raised in the law of one series, and is highly
recommended as a prerequisite for list participation.
2. your presence in this group comprises a tacit acceptance of our core values
and beliefs as set forth in mr. wilcock's work and the law of one series from
l/l research company. while skepticism and critical thinking are always useful
in the pursuit of knowledge, we cannot have meaningful discussions if we must
constantly defend our fundamentals against those who choose to disagree. if an
individual cannot approach the material with an open mind and respectful
demeanor, they will make others uncomfortable, and in turn may receive
uncomfortable responses. such skeptics will be unsubscribed from the group if
their criticism hurts the community spirit of the group.
3. similarly, the new age, et, metaphysical, and alternative physics communities
are diverse, popular, and numerous. in order to have worthwhile discussion that
is beneficial to those who are interested in the material, we must restrict our
focus to topics that relate to our core mission. members who selfishly use the
list's common resources without regard for its members' shared interests may be
unsubscribed. this includes those who insist on promoting / showcasing
themselves, their own websites, philosophies, products, services or other
4. we feel that the law of one represents a complete body of spiritual teaching,
which becomes increasingly useful the more that it is studied and applied. this
group is optimally designed for those who have made a free-will decision to
study the teaching and harmonize their own attitudes and behaviors with it,
instead of endlessly searching for more "new" teaching to read. be aware that
mr. wilcock and his associates receive large volumes of email each day, and when
a person "discovers" a new source of channeling they often email us and ask for
our opinion. the recommended reading list is a direct result of this broad
spectrum of feedback, and the vast majority of "popular" channeling is not
included, and thereby considered off-topic. such material is best discussed on
other message boards devoted to the study and integration of those particular
teachings. the question of one's personal journey in integrating the law of one
teachings is of extreme interest and importance for this group, thus leading to
practically limitless areas for personal sharing and participation in a "safe"
atmosphere of mutual trust and respect.
5. spamming is strictly forbidden, and members who abuse the trust of the list
by spamming will be immediately banned, and their internet service provider
contacted regarding the nature of the abuse. using email addresses acquired on
the list to spam members privately is also forbidden. be aware that any
discussion of a product or service for sale, or of a website designed to sell
products or services, is forbidden, even if you do not directly profit from such
a discussion. if you feel that a particular product / service is uniquely
related to mr. wilcock's work and worthy of discussion, please email a moderator
privately before making any statements to the group.
6. discussions that involve drugs and other intoxicating substances,
pornography, foul language, racial / sexual / national intolerance, hate speech,
politically subversive acts or planning, will obviously not be tolerated.
7. "dead text" wastes bandwidth as well as disk space and reading time. also,
those who subscribe to the digest version are adversely affected by excessively
and unnecessarily long posts. when replying to a post, please remove all the
previous text that is not essential to the reply. this does slightly slow down
the speed with which you may respond to a post, as it requires you to manually
select this older text, either by dragging the mouse over the text while holding
down the left-click button or by moving the arrow keys on the keyboard over the
text while holding down the "shift" key, followed by hitting the "delete" or
"backspace" key thereafter in either case. every time you respond to a post,
your dead-text cleanup job should include all the advertising material at the
end of the post which is automatically added by yahoo each time that a post is
made. the moderation team may edit or reject posts that violate this guideline.
it only takes a few extra seconds but it makes a world of difference in the
quality of our presentation.
8. personal conversations should be conducted privately. although the majority
of our members are "lurkers" who do not regularly post, do remember that your
posts are going out to hundreds of people who may not find private jokes or
topics beneficial. try to keep posts on topic at all times.
9. when sharing outside material with the list, please do it in the form of
links with summary paragraphs. posting long passages (i.e. more than 2 short
paragraphs) of outside text, regardless of relevance, is prohibited. we do ask
that you either summarize the content of the link in a paragraph of your own
words and / or with a single-paragraph excerpt from the text itself. "naked"
links, i.e. links without summary text, should be avoided, as most members do
not have the time to blindly research such links. if you are posting scientific
material that you feel may be uniquely useful to mr. wilcock for his research
efforts, it is all the more important that you make him aware of what the link
contains, or else he will likely never inspect it.
10. membership is subject to approval by the moderation team. candidate members
who wish to subscribe to the list via a free email service (yahoo!, hotmail,
etc.) must submit additional information to verify their identity;
specifically, their full name, address and telephone number. if the provided
phone number is not in service, the application will not be processed. this
information will only be used for verification of identity and will not be
released to any other party for any reason. this way, we prevent the list from
being exploited for commercial or other purposes not related to our guidelines.
11. individual posts may be subject to approval by the moderation team. posts
may be rejected without explanation.
12. these guidelines are intended to help members participate on the list with
the least possible degree of difficulties. they do not limit the authority of
the moderator in any way. this list is private and participation constitutes
tacit acceptance of that authority, including the authority to accept and reject
applicants and their posts. while this may seem arbitrary, it is necessary to
preserve the character and usefulness of the list so that all may enjoy it.
13. feel free to contact the moderators with questions and concerns.