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Annual Forum Post
« on: December 05, 2020, 09:09:47 PM »
Here's the annual post I make about the forum renewal.

Keep this place going?  Or let it fade into Internet obscurity? 
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Re: Annual Forum Post
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2020, 10:48:13 PM »
I might not post much but I almost look every day.  Lots of good information and discussion.
 
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Re: Annual Forum Post
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2020, 07:11:26 AM »
This place is good. The upcoming and foolish suggested amendment of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act could affect forums badly, making the forum operator responsible for content posted, whereas now there isn't responsibility for third party content. One or two I know will have to close as defending against legal harassment would be become uneconomic.
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Re: Annual Forum Post
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2020, 10:40:31 AM »
I really like this place; enjoy the people here and the discussions; its a good place to interact with other Trads about serious and non serious topics; even to have a few yuks; I hope we can keep this place open for another year.
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Re: Annual Forum Post
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2020, 10:14:29 AM »
I don't post much, but I do check in every day and would miss this forum if it were gone.
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Re: Annual Forum Post
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2020, 10:05:00 AM »
I vote to keep it open. Great site.


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Re: Annual Forum Post
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2020, 03:09:56 PM »
I voted Yes. I think there's a better representation of trads here than on the current alternatives.  By "better" I don't mean larger (although it could be).  I mean more in keeping with trad viewpoints, knowledge, and lifestyles IRL.
 
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Re: Annual Forum Post
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2020, 10:56:47 AM »
Can you put a voting system in place for posts? Maybe even cash awards for highly regarded posts?
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Re: Annual Forum Post
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2020, 04:42:26 PM »
keep it
 

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Re: Annual Forum Post
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2020, 05:33:33 PM »
Can you put a voting system in place for posts? Maybe even cash awards for highly regarded posts?

Oh, how thoughtful.  But, I really would feel very uncomfortable taking money for my posts  ;D
 
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Re: Annual Forum Post
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2020, 06:33:35 PM »
Can you put a voting system in place for posts? Maybe even cash awards for highly regarded posts?

Oh, how thoughtful.  But, I really would feel very uncomfortable taking money for my posts  ;D

At a dollar per Thanks you'd have a tidy little sum there.

I learn a lot here and read several posts or more almost every day. Catholic Answers will be replaced with something even more liberal I fear. Fisheaters is the only other forum I know of that offers intelligent discussion on real Catholic topics, and I don't think a lack of competition would do it much good.

The Church rescued the great Western tradition of civilized debate. I would hate to see that tradition replaced by nothing but tweets and TikTok videos. SD is one of the last two holdouts giving Catholics an opportunity to discuss their faith or simply post interesting information. I think it should remain even if it's the Last Man Standing.
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Re: Annual Forum Post
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2020, 06:46:51 PM »
SD just about runs itself without moderation.  Why would you close it now.   :)
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Re: Annual Forum Post
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2020, 11:53:20 PM »
This has become my " shut up and learn something " forum. I don't post much but it seems to be the best trad forum. An orthodox forum really. Hope it's here for a few years longer.
 
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Re: Annual Forum Post
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2020, 06:15:01 AM »
SD just about runs itself without moderation.  Why would you close it now.   :)

Cost of registering the domain, keeping on top of software upgrades so the forum doesn't get hacked, etc.
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Re: Annual Forum Post
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2020, 02:55:24 PM »
SD just about runs itself without moderation.  Why would you close it now.   :)

Cost of registering the domain, keeping on top of software upgrades so the forum doesn't get hacked, etc.

That's all fairly minimal though.  If he didn't want to do even that anymore then he could just give the forum to someone, instead of closing the doors.
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