Do new members have to prove themselves in order to be able to be viewed without suspicion by the management here? If a variety of threads are allowed and a person responds respectfully, even if that opinion is different along with their lifestyle (in some cases), then is that enough to be treated like other members? The reason I ask this is because there is a new member onboard, Mayn, who I know because she communicated with me through email in response to a post long ago. She has ideas for activism that she would like to share, but because she wants it to be a real life venture where she will have to meet people face-to-face, she is unsure how people will respond to her situation, (being in an IR). This is based on her readings of some of the opinions of the board here, (she has read a lot of the posts but didn't post until now). She has also shared her ideas with Isaiah via email. I had suggested she give her situation in the Beethoven thread because when I disclosed my relationship it was also on a thread relating to a discussion topic.... I didn't feel anything adverse when I did it at the time, which is why I thought she would be received similarly. If my advice was wrong and there is a more appropriate way for members such as herself to share, please let me know.