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Forum improvements?
« on: October 30, 2018, 06:36:21 PM »
What's some stuff you all would like to see happen around here to make it a livelier joint?

I've noticed activity has been slipping. 

Open to ideas all across the board. 

No personal attacks to me.  :P 
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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 08:04:42 PM »
I have a suggestion.  I'd like to see what others say before making it.
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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 09:14:53 PM »

What's some stuff you all would like to see happen around here to make it a livelier joint?

I've noticed activity has been slipping. 

Yes, I've noticed too that activity has diminished greatly. I'm afraid there's nothing you can do unless you are secretly a cardinal with a vote in the conclave.

People are losing hope. It's like being in the bunker with Hitler. It's not much fun debating whether it will be 1 month or 2 months until the Russians show up in Berlin.

It has been demonstrated endlessly here on SD and elsewhere that the phoney pontificates of JPII and BXVI were an illusion. However, sometimes we need to cling to false hope when there isn't any other. Today with Francis, and the renewed scandal attacks on the Church, and the lack of any light on the horizon in any direction, there doesn't seem to be any hope at all.

Sometimes I long for those more innocent naive days when I still believed that JPII was going to restore the Church "any day now." 


P.S. Even this video is much more depressing than I realized. I posted it here because the many dozens of times that I heard it on the radio I always thought that it said:
"Oh, what I would not give for false hope now."
but today I find out that the actual lyrics are:
"No, I would not give you false hope, no."
 
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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 10:42:12 PM »
Kick out atheists. You know who I am talking about. Especially that insidious little culture ham.
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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2018, 03:00:29 AM »
Kick out atheists. You know who I am talking about. Especially that insidious little culture ham.
The atheists have been very inactive the last ... what, couple of months?

And yet activity remains low.  If anything, we can credit atheists with some forum activity.  ;)

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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2018, 05:27:29 AM »
Ask Gregg and Jayne to put aside their differences and return to the forum. They've both made their point.
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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 06:58:51 AM »
Father time has an undefeated record.

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Nineteen hundred years or near,
Clau-Clau-Claudius shall speak clear.
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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 08:31:46 AM »
Kick out atheists. You know who I am talking about. Especially that insidious little culture ham.
The atheists have been very inactive the last ... what, couple of months?

And yet activity remains low.

Their work is complete. Yay!

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If anything, we can credit atheists with some forum activity.  ;)


That's a good business model for a trad forum.  :cheeseheadbeer:
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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2018, 09:28:38 AM »
I think it ebbs and flows based on whether major Church and world events are happening. Forum activity may temporarily seem to be down somewhat, but if something interesting happens, probably everyone will be posting and active again. And then it may be too much to handle!

Also, some traditionalists may be understandably battle-weary or just fatigued at bad news; maybe it is naivete, but I'm still hopeful. There are some good things happening. Let us all strive to fulfil the duties of our state and be apostles of prayer; other things will take care of themselves. I doubt there will be any permanent decline in forum activity.
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Should all the world’s churches be emptied? I do not feel brave enough to say such a thing. I don’t want to encourage atheism."

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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2018, 09:32:27 AM »
I think it ebbs and flows based on whether major Church and world events are happening. Forum activity may temporarily seem to be down somewhat, but if something interesting happens, probably everyone will be posting and active again. And then it may be too much to handle!

Also, some traditionalists may be understandably battle-weary or just fatigued at bad news; maybe it is naivete, but I'm still hopeful. There are some good things happening. Let us all strive to fulfil the duties of our state and be apostles of prayer; other things will take care of themselves. I doubt there will be any permanent decline in forum activity.

So, how then, does this forum serve traditional Catholics to be boosted in their spiritual life?  Is there anything like that to be done by a forum?  Or is that proper to the church and only the church/spiritual writers/etc? 

How can we make this place more interesting to come to when there isn't some drama or news about Rome or the chanceries?
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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2018, 09:33:47 AM »
Kick out atheists. You know who I am talking about. Especially that insidious little culture ham.
The atheists have been very inactive the last ... what, couple of months?

And yet activity remains low.

Their work is complete. Yay!

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If anything, we can credit atheists with some forum activity.  ;)


That's a good business model for a trad forum.  :cheeseheadbeer:

So, if I ban them, you all will post more?...   :cheeseheadbeer:
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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2018, 12:24:14 PM »
Kick out atheists. You know who I am talking about. Especially that insidious little culture ham.
The atheists have been very inactive the last ... what, couple of months?

And yet activity remains low.

Their work is complete. Yay!

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If anything, we can credit atheists with some forum activity.  ;)


That's a good business model for a trad forum.  :cheeseheadbeer:

So, if I ban them, you all will post more?...   :cheeseheadbeer:

Who are "them"? You asked that prior.

To answer your question, probably. There seems to be a decided upon inclination for at least two of these goons to post antagonistic threads or replies. "What if Theistic Evolution were true?" F--that for a topic on a Catholic forum. Question may appear innocuous enough, but the ethos of the poster and "arguant" is the poison.
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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2018, 12:46:09 PM »
Ask Gregg and Jayne to put aside their differences and return to the forum. They've both made their point.

This is my suggestion as well.
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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2018, 12:57:00 PM »
Ask Gregg and Jayne to put aside their differences and return to the forum. They've both made their point.

This is my suggestion as well.

Laus, Jovan, and Bonaventure are missed, too. Whatever happened to Walty?
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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2018, 02:43:21 PM »
Ask Gregg and Jayne to put aside their differences and return to the forum. They've both made their point.

This is my suggestion as well.

Laus, Jovan, and Bonaventure are missed, too. Whatever happened to Walty?

Laus is done posting on forums.  Jovan runs a blog but was never super active here.  Bonaventure is a hobo (:lol:) and Walty has life/family/work pulling him away from the Forum.
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