My bookmark is set to go straight into the forum, and so the first page on the website is skipped. Brother amarathine has maybe highlighted, the front page can have more news topics, whatever BKs or ex-BKs or PBKs feel, though how this to be managed will depend on Admin. Everyone's scrambling to get on the front page ! But there is always going to be an editor who will decide, whether you like it or not.
And it's because what is not in the front page, that ends up in the forum, which I still feel is a place for discussion rather than posting a stream of cut and past news articles. So we are limited in website space to provide for the unlimited.
However at the same time, whilst BKs have official websites they can go to, and the PBKs have theirs they can go to, ex-BKs especially those who may have been hurt badly may not have a place for them and which this forum has been an opening for them. There may be many many more ex-BKs out there who have yet to even come close to this place. So if BKs and PBKs wish to make up their news and articles and whatever viewpoints, they are equally able to set up their own forum to serve their own communities.
Maybe the Raja Yoga experience for ex-BKs did not always work out, but I think also many ex-BKs also have benefited. I had previously set up a thread about the positive BK experiences of ex-BKs and PBKs. Here it is "These are a few of my Favourite things"
. Hence my stance has always been that this forum has been impartial, and only the narrowest of minds think it is otherwise. IMHO.
And maybe this type of thread is what newcomers may like to see, more about experiences rather than streams of blogs of news or adverts. So anyone is welcome to set up a similar thread, though preferably experiences rather than just cut and paste news. Sharing experiences is much more interesting.
Yes, maybe some members have recently joined but have not seen the way this forum has developed, and all they see is a snapshot of the past few months. It goes to show how much and how deep this forum runs back to.
So whoever is the editor of the front page, whatever one's own personal opinion, needs to be respected for even allowing any of us get this far.
(I recall that in the UK there is a tabloid that coined the term "Page 3" which is almost worldwide known English term, and even though so many people were against the page 3 content, they still bought the newspaper. If you don't like what you see, don't. But many did. Is "page 3" still there?)
So finally to respond to the title of this thread: No, I don't think it is no joke.