Was asked to tell you what got my attn while I was in.. A Mod asked me to make a thread to tell you what got my attn from Anonymous, when I was in. Now, I have to say, there were manytimes through the years I had my doubts, and tried to blow, but never fully got away. If you read my story, you will know that I lost just about everything and still bought into the bonzi bullshit they were selling! What I didn't do was research on the net..... My job at the time, required me to use many celeb sites, check message boards regarding them etc. As any employee, I was curious about celebs that I wasn't really susposed to be monoriting. I had/have access to personel info and it was cool. In many general public discussion areas, any celeb Scio was being blasted by anons. For months I though, their crazy, this isn't true, remember the org told us you were cyber terrorist attacking many different organizations. One poster inparticular was so aggressive and passionate, I just decided to click on one of the links, then another then I went home and did some research on my own. Guess what? She/he wasn't a liar or a nut job, just someone spreading the truth! The sights that got to me were Exscientologykids.com (stories are so familiar, you can relate. We all have a story and they are different, but still eerily similar) whyaretheydead.net (wow, was an eye opener. That's all I can say.) but a big turn off was xenu.net ( it was too much for the person just starting to look into blowing) Then I went to youfoundthecard.com I lurked for a few months on ESK and found them to be nice, real, non agressive people, so I signed up. After a while I posted an abridged version of my story. Many emails later, back and forth from one of the founders, I went public with my entire story, blew the org for good, and went to the Authorities with what I knew, and it's alot, turning over all documentation to them (keeping a copy for myself and one in a safe place...just in case) Scio's in my experience, are negatively agressive and controlling when you cross them. Never got that on ESK, even if they disagreed with me. I was invited here by 2 anons, also warned by some ESK posters to get thinker skin first, and logged in here. Now, I have to admit I lurked a bit before I registered here too.... EVERYTHING the CoS said about Anonymous was completely false. You don't have a leader. Hell, everyone is from different walks of life! There are kids young enough to be my own kids and people old enough to be my parents! Yes, Anons can be confrontational IF you're talking BS, or they think you're getting off track, but it's only to help, not control. As a side: After I came clean with my adult daughter, she told me she has been apart of Anonymous for 5 months, even attending a few protests. She is a long way from me, as she is military. She even told me that this site would help me if I just kept reading. She has called the CoS a cult for years and hated my involvement. She didn't wannt her younger sibblings to deal with what I put her through. I never let my kids get involved with the CoS, but it still hurt them. It took all the money from the family, moved us around alot, and took me from them...work to pay..vicious cycle. As I sit and write this at the request of the mod, I will tell you 1. I am a target of fair gaming (don't exhist according to the CoS), 2. still don't know my "official status" as per the CoS (who cares!) 3. I'm so much stronger and happier! You ARE getting the ATTN of people on the inside!