Thank you very much for your detailed explanation. I agree with you in each point. But some of the posts from recent members are so disturbing. They are not understanding the gross roots of IV. Probably those members doesn't even know who started this organization.
I do not want to go to much details into it, it may create some more issues instead of fighting for our root cause.
Anyway I would really appreciate If you could allow me to go through the restricted threads.
Originally Posted by Administrator2
We all appreciate your effort and participation. Please understand that 'Donor' is not a status symbol or a title, it just means that we have started a new system of contribution from our members and this system is more integrated with the website and the forum. The website and the contribution system were not integrated in the past and so we had to start from somewhere, and we did. We have all contributed in the past and please do not feel offended because of this 'Donor' thing. The new system in place is automatic for large part and 'Donor' appears for the contributors in the new system.
It is not possible to run the organization that have high goals but lack of energy and understanding from its members. We know that we are not perfect, and perfection is not the objective here. We are trying to create a system where the effort is self sustaining and the organization can continue to work on the bigger goals.
Please do not read too much into donor thing. And your past contributions were for your own good and to uplift the community. We have made progress and have come a long way. And we could not have done that without the contribution from active selfless foot soldiers like yourself. But now that we have come here, the question is, do we stop here or should we continue to adept to the changing situation to work on the bigger goals we have set for ourselves. If I have one vote, I'd say - go with the later option so that we can continue to work towards our goals and not lose the sight of the importance of our objectives. And in order to continue with the effort, we need continued flow of energy. We believe that contribution to IV is one measure of energy that we are able to gather here, and then use it to fulfill the objective of the organization. Believe me, if we could trade places, you'd see how difficult it is to continue to run an organization with 33000 CEOs, where someone is always ready to take an offense because one or the other reason.
Please understand that we are here for a purpose and not to find reasons to feel offended because if the objective is to find reasons to feel offended, there are enough reasons out there and we can all just be a bunch of very unhappy folks, and no body wants that. Please help us to explain and convince others that its not about the status of 1, 2 or 5 people. We are all in this together. And everyday trivialities doesn't mean anything because they will take us all down, together. We all have look beyond these everyday trivialities which do not mean anything when we compare it to what we are all dealing with.
Thanks for your understanding.