tcsmpsi asked this question on 5/9/2000:
After very careful considerations, I have had to make the decision of no longer making a public presence in this forum. Hopefully, this will make it easier for the surpassing of my ratings on this site. The focus of the energy by those who feel threatened by 'high ratings' is of a negative nature, and it has become noticeable to me in my field work. One of the calls yesterday was an emergency room sexual assault of a child, and I noticed that the drain of energy from this, interferring with my being %200 of myself which is so necessary on this type call. I am not removing myself as 'expert' from this site, as I have long term commitments to some of the victims, and I always welcome sincere questions from others. There are some very distinct predjudices and unethical behavior in this forum at this time, which have come to my knowledge in more ways than one. I have done what I can about it at this time. In our international web policing agency, we have agents which are extremely adept at following trace paths on the web. I do not make unwarranted conclusions. Nor, do I ever threaten anyone.
To all of the 'experts' who have been so impeccably supportive, I thank you from the depth of my being.
Sincerely, Michael Carter
courtneysmom gave this response on 5/9/2000:
I so wish you would reconsider your decision. This site needs you. I have tried to keep out of all this controversy on this site but it is about to get to me. However, I do not intend to give up, let up, or shut up, and long as there are questions posted on this site I plan to be right here in the midst of it all. I don't give a hoot about the ratings and rankings; however, I do not appreciate the unfairness involved in this system, and the apparent ease that one has in manipulating the ratings. However, there appears to be very little that can be done about it, even though I do think the site administrators are trying. I would ask you to just disregard ridiculous accusations and move on to answer legitimate questions, as do I. You have helped so many people here, it would truly be a shame if a few disgruntled people managed to "cheat" the public out of your sound and much needed advice. So, please reconsider but if you stand by your decision, I wish you well, and I may be calling on you for input from time to time if that's ok. Best of Luck---hope to see you here again, and soon.
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tcsmpsi rated this answer a 5.
Thank you very much for your support. Actually, I remember when I would never have thought of leaving the question board. And it is not a permanent transisition. And yes, the administrators are trying. Maybe I should have just left it all alone, but I had evidence of a great injustice and I couldn't. :-) Following your answers, I know much of where the truth of your heart is 'courtneysmom'...:-)...and I know you to be sincere. It is always a pleasure to work with sincerity, for it is with that sincerity that we truly bond to a specific unity. Your words have touched my heart and I will not take them lightly. Thank You.