I started reading and joined this forum over a year ago.
To me it was then, and still is a wonderful freedom that I'd never experienced before, having been trapped in dub land my whole life. I was totally alone with my husband on our thoughts of the WTBTS and had NO idea so many people felt the same. Mainly I read and discussed things on how 'we' all coped now that we were well into our fades or had already escaped completely. There were a few still trapped in the Watchtower, but really just a few.
However, I'm very happy to be able to say that I've noticed a subtle difference in the content of Topics now.
There are many more Faders who are happy to talk about their experiences still being trapped in the Watchtower and planning their escape. Also, there seem to me to be many more faders, Full Stop! So, the Watchtower ban on the internet has NOT worked. Instead, it is gradually freeing more and more captives by trying to squeeze them into an impossible mould. Well done Watchtower!!
To all you Newbies and Faders 'Welcome'. Also it's fascinating to read your posts and see how things are developing in the Watchtower. Keep posting!!!