Yep, from vampires to fake spells to mermaids to skyrim rip offs to noobs, to spammers(like meX] ) to knowitalls and jerks. The fluff. Many people have been leaveing, this site has to much, and IS gaining more. Theres more than that too, personaly, Im offended by afew of the coven names, and those rusualy the dedicated members within them! This site is a bit hard to deal with, but there is still some genuin things here. I stay on the forum, avoid the crap, answer what may or may not be legit questions, post my own, PROVEN (to me) effective spells, ask questions to real people, judge the answers, take the smartest ones, turn the other cheek to the noobies and fakes. Its not always easy, but if we ignore those who annoy us, and things that annoy us, we will drive them off moreso than we will makeing these things an issue. You dont put out fire by giveing it wood to feed its wants. (in this case, atention to fakes). You put it out with cold water (and shoulders). I know its hard to not say "are you freakin dumb" to some little kid, and probly will never stop. But if anyone hopes to keep other good practitioners on the site, than please, just ignor the fluff. You and I both know ur intuitions is good enough to guide you around most of it, if you listen to it:) lets end fluff, by not feeding it!
In my opinion the chain of command is broken and needs a revamping. I joined this site due to the active forums and the honest efforts of people wanting to help teach and learn the true spirit of magick, but as in most families we have a semi dysfunctional group of like minded people withvaried viewpoints, this is part of the problem, and some people with power abuse their power under the color of authority. I think Petrarca should look at the abuses that are driving away great people with knowlege in the craft. We have become over sensitized to words and ideas that are as I said in common use around the world. What I find strange is how many people have a deep belief in Bram Stokers creation, based on the beliefs of the peasant farmers of a certain region. I hope this mess gets staightened out before we abandon the ship and head to the life rafts.
Blessings and peace:
Re: SoMs Fluff By: Personified Moderator / Knowledgeable Feb 22, 2012
Post # 6
I do not think moderators or editors have the ability to remove spells. Members cant either. However, since the spells can all be found in the various coven spellbooks- the Priest/ess and council of the covens could go through said spellbook and edit the content of the articles and spells in it in an effort to make it more informative and less "fluffy" without removing content. It's helpful to rate spells as well, since every member can do that.
Re: SoMs Fluff By: Nekoshema / Novice Feb 23, 2012
Post # 9
there use to be, some admin were in charge of weeding out 'fluffy' spells and articles, while others were in charge of getting rid of fluffies, but apparently stuffed happened and those admin were kicked out. just shrug your shoulders and hope for the best. if that doesn't work, look somewhere else. personally, i'm not too bother by it, unless they ask how to turn into a dragon, then i get upset.
Your going to get fluffy regardless of rather the mods are there or not. I would have to say that som is not fluff proof at all. Fluffs are concidered to be people are not really willing to learn more about magick and spiritualism. They take on what they believe and what they know and use at that vantage point.
Fluffs are going to exist rather you like it or not. I for one just not deal with them. But if they are willing to learn more then they what they where coming from sure maybe i'll help them out. People get magick from movies and books now these days. Say for example the television show charmed. Its a good show but its for entertainment purposes only. None of the magick in that show is real. I mean some of it could be but mostly is all fantasy magick like harry potter.
People think they psyhically turn into mermaids, werewolves, vampires or what ever. But you can't and they when they face that situation they just get angry or mad or scared and not take on what you feel or believe. And doing so they run off and hide not actually learning about anything in real life, they stay in there fantasy world that dosen't exist. I wish there where no fluffs on this site. But i just deal with it. And i help those who really want to learn more and gain more experience as they grow. I hate dealing with those who waste their time on here just horsing around. But that is just me. I am serious about learning but i also want to make friends in the process and help each other out. That is what som and this community is all about. learning making new friends and helping each other.