Dawkins ripped off?

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ingwe (October 23, 2010, 23:47:09 PM):
I am not sure how many members here were members of the Richard Dawkins Foundation forum before the decision was taken to change to the current format. The forum was seen as the largest atheist online community having tens of thousands members. When the new format was announced there were various complaints and a great deal of friction between the site admin, paid salaries by Dawkins and a large volunteer Moderators group who all gave of their time freely. The forum was locked various members and mods had their account wiped and in some cases thousands of very good posts were lost.
The first link is a good rundown of the happenings by one of the ex-moderators.
The webmaster and main administrator for the RDF site was/is known as Josh Tinomen, Dawkin’s latest book “The Greatest Show on Earth” was dedicated to Josh! As admin one of the functions Josh took care of was the online shop selling DVDs, t-shirts and other items to raise money for the Foundation. News emerged that Dawkins is now suing Josh as the result of his alleged fraud in the reporting of the income generated in the shop.
On various sites on the web much is being made of this apparent deception and of course the morals of the atheists. Many of the woo mongers are taking full advantage.
What are your feelings on this whole story.
Brian (October 24, 2010, 06:51:34 AM):
morals are morals and atheists are atheists; if we were to link xtian/muslim/jewish perpetrators of fraud etc to their religions we would be very busy for a long time! People are like goats and goats are are full of shit!
ingwe (October 24, 2010, 14:16:27 PM):
It appears that a fair number of the 80 odd thousand former members at the RDF forum have some comment to make on this story. The Ratskep forum has a thread on the story that has gone to 30 pages since 7 last night!! There are busy theads on JREF (James Randi)and Rationalia on the subject too.

Wandapec (October 24, 2010, 17:58:22 PM):
It's quite sad that things have come to this...
Faerie (October 25, 2010, 07:03:08 AM):
Not nice, specially since he was trusted, but people are people, and you get pedophile priests and atheists that commit fraud. Though the religious folk obviously will have a field day with this, its all much of a muchness in the state of humanity.


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