An open letter from UK Freecycle
“This is just to inform you all that I have resigned my position as Lead NGA and
as Membership Moderator of the UK MS.
The reasons I have cited relate to the forcing of new groups onto My
Freecycle, the increasingly autocratic behaviour of TFN management and
their disregard for the wishes of local groups operating in local
communities, the use of confidentiality clauses which are not binding as they
need the agreement of people to respect them rather than trying to impose them
as an afterthought, and their increased use of moderation on UK MS prior to
anyone doing anything wrong.
Having been fighting behind the scenes on many of these issues for some time,
I’ve now lost the will to continue. Freecycle now is not the organisation I
joined and there are no signs that it is going to change anytime soon. If
anything, things are getting worse.
If Freecycle ever returns to what it started out as, that is a grass
roots movement under an umbrella name with the sole aim of saving the
planet’s resources through the delaying of items ending up in landfill, then I
will be more than happy to step forward again and help with the aims.
Until then, I shall concentrate on moderating my own group for my own
Ex Lead New Group Approver
Ex Membership Moderator UK MS
. . . feel free to forward wherever if you want to. Nothing secret here.