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Re: Theos-World Re: Blog taken offline?

Oct 06, 2008 06:36 AM
by MKR


I learnt from reliable source that the site is closed down now, and won't be

On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 4:29 AM, Katinka Hesselink <
> wrote:

>   Hi all,
> Hans Kind is the brother of Jan Kind. The latter is a theosophist,
> married to Terezinha Kind who is prominent in the TS in Latin America.
> They met at Adyar. I know Jan. I don't know Hans. They are both Dutch.
> Hans set the whole thing up. Jan Kind was acting as webmaster, from
> what I could tell (managing the content - the technical process of
> setting it up was apparently done by Hans). Hans and Jan are as
> classicly dutch names as you can have.
> I have nothing to do with this blog, nor would I have abruptly taken
> it offline like this. I would have made it look better, keep comments
> open from the start (disruptive comments can always be deleted later)
> and told you all about it way earlier.
> I would certainly not have pretended I only found out about it
> recently if that wasn't the case. My asking John Algeo about it was
> the direct cause of it going offline, I'm afraid. He had been working
> on it but wasn't aware that it was publicly accessible already.
> Further points: I would not have had it hosted in The Netherlands if
> it was meant to reach an international public. Both my websites are
> hosted in the US for that reason (not that I'm all that happy with the
> host of my blog, but that's another story).
> However, it is clearly no coincidence that the contributors so far
> have included several Dutch people: Jan Kind, Ali Ritsema (former
> Dutch general secretary, now living in Belgium with her English
> husband) and Wies Kuiper current Dutch general secretary. John Algeo
> is also involved, as is Betty Bland. There was at least one other
> contributor, but I forget her name (the contribution was interesting,
> but I hadn't heard of her before and I'm terrible with names).
> I'm sorry to not have made a backup of that site when I had the
> chance. I wonder when (and if) it will go online again.
> The online projects I'm personally responsible for are:
> I'm a contributor to two other theosophical blogs (started by Chris
> Richardson USA):
> Katinka Hesselink
> --- In <>, MKR
> <mkr777@...> wrote:
> >
> > Couple of days ago I noticed that the domain was from NL and thought
> Katinka
> > was the owner. Later only I found that perhaps someone else in NL.
> Wonder
> > who is the real owner?
> >
> > mkr
> >
> >
> > On 10/5/08, Pedro Oliveira <prmoliveira@...> wrote:
> > >
> > > I have noticed yesterday (it is already Monday morning in
> Sydney) that
> > > the blog "theosophyforward", containing views of some General Council
> > > members on TS matters after the Presidential election, was suddenly
> > > taken offline. As a matter of fact, this seems to have happened soon
> > > after Katinka Hesselink "announced" it!
> > >
> > > Does anybody know why this has happened? I also noticed that Anton
> > > mentions it in his website as offline. Does anyone know who its
> > > webmaster is? While the blog was online I saw the name "Jan" on top of
> > > the homepage. That seems to be a Dutch name. I wonder if it was
> > > someone living in The Netherlands or a Dutch person living in the US,
> > > or visiting the US.
> > >
> > > Pedro
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >

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