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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #165 on: December 12, 2020, 09:41:29 PM »
I wonder if a few nearly disused or very lightly used forums be closed. It might help to give a greater sense of activity in the other sections. Maybe.

Merging is a good idea. Keeps it simple and will encourage more activity.
 
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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #166 on: December 13, 2020, 12:17:12 AM »
Merging is a terrible idea.  CI is the total opposite of this place.  It states it was founded on the idea that theoretically no discussion is off limits.  However, that is not accurate.  It should be characterized as no "popular" discussion is off limits.  Unpopular forbidden opinions/discussion, even if they are arguable/reasonable, have been moderated with severity over there.  What has the result of the free for all been?  Sedevacantists and feeneyites have overrun the joint.  CI has no rules, and the cult of the moderator grows as he over extends himself in its regards.  Is that by design?  One wonders. 

On this forum, there are rules.  As a result, it seems to me that Kaesekopf does not have to moderate to an unreasonable extent.  Some people complain about it.  But, I like it. 
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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #167 on: December 13, 2020, 02:30:42 AM »
Merging is a terrible idea.  CI is the total opposite of this place.   

I'm not positive, but I think what they mean is deleting or merging some of the sub-forums on SD (because of low activity). 
 
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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #168 on: December 13, 2020, 02:39:19 AM »
Merging is a terrible idea.  CI is the total opposite of this place.  It states it was founded on the idea that theoretically no discussion is off limits.  However, that is not accurate.  It should be characterized as no "popular" discussion is off limits.  Unpopular forbidden opinions/discussion, even if they are arguable/reasonable, have been moderated with severity over there.  What has the result of the free for all been?  Sedevacantists and feeneyites have overrun the joint.  CI has no rules, and the cult of the moderator grows as he over extends himself in its regards.  Is that by design?  One wonders. 

On this forum, there are rules.  As a result, it seems to me that Kaesekopf does not have to moderate to an unreasonable extent.  Some people complain about it.  But, I like it.


Don't get your panties in a bunch. Nobody is recommending that SD merge with CI.
 

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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #169 on: December 13, 2020, 12:49:29 PM »
Merging is a terrible idea.  CI is the total opposite of this place.  It states it was founded on the idea that theoretically no discussion is off limits.  However, that is not accurate.  It should be characterized as no "popular" discussion is off limits.  Unpopular forbidden opinions/discussion, even if they are arguable/reasonable, have been moderated with severity over there.  What has the result of the free for all been?  Sedevacantists and feeneyites have overrun the joint.  CI has no rules, and the cult of the moderator grows as he over extends himself in its regards.  Is that by design?  One wonders. 

On this forum, there are rules.  As a result, it seems to me that Kaesekopf does not have to moderate to an unreasonable extent.  Some people complain about it.  But, I like it.


Don't get your panties in a bunch. Nobody is recommending that SD merge with CI.

Who said I was responding to you?  Mind your own business.

Idea for an improvement: merge with cathinfo.

But seriously - who/what is a typical reader/audience here?

In case, this place is shut down - would it be possible to open source the archive of this, so a lot if interesting discussions of past are not lost?
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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #170 on: December 13, 2020, 01:18:23 PM »
Merging is a terrible idea.  CI is the total opposite of this place.  It states it was founded on the idea that theoretically no discussion is off limits.  However, that is not accurate.  It should be characterized as no "popular" discussion is off limits.  Unpopular forbidden opinions/discussion, even if they are arguable/reasonable, have been moderated with severity over there.  What has the result of the free for all been?  Sedevacantists and feeneyites have overrun the joint.  CI has no rules, and the cult of the moderator grows as he over extends himself in its regards.  Is that by design?  One wonders. 

On this forum, there are rules.  As a result, it seems to me that Kaesekopf does not have to moderate to an unreasonable extent.  Some people complain about it.  But, I like it.

Edit: I didn't suggest a forum merger, Andy did, just that some sections could be combined. I know the phrase 'useless duplication' is ominous for Catholics, but maybe archiving some sections ad experimentum, maybe.

I wonder if a few nearly disused or very lightly used forums be closed. It might help to give a greater sense of activity in the other sections. Maybe.

Merging is a good idea. Keeps it simple and will encourage more activity.

I should have said forum sections.

Matthew probably has more sections, most of which aren't too active. The poor hearers of Fr Leonard Feeney SJ and later MICM are exiled to a little room, that is Feeneyite Gheeto there. Otherwise Matthew bans few save those who prove annoying. I see no great excess of sedes there. At least some places could get attention. For instance +Williamson does post his newsletter. I'm offering no dogmatic suggestion, but I think some disused sections could be archived.
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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #171 on: December 13, 2020, 02:15:10 PM »
Who said I was responding to you?  Mind your own business.

You should be quoting the post you are responding to the first time, not after you stir the pot and create confusion.
 

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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #172 on: December 13, 2020, 09:28:11 PM »
Nobody is recommending that SD merge with CI.

As a mostly reader, of both CI, SD and few other sources - I wish that Catholics (those who pronounce faith in Catholic dogmas,  reject V2 and agree with the oath agains modernism) have a single place to exchange knowledge and thoughts. Obviously, I do not except them to agree on every single point, but at least to agree to disagree on still open issues.

Would specifically merging SD with CI achieve that goal? I am not sure.

BTW, what is the typical catholic denomination of SD audience? SSPX, (SSPX resistance I assume not), FSSP, conservative NO, TM fanclub?
 

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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #173 on: December 14, 2020, 06:16:54 PM »
I wonder if a few nearly disused or very lightly used forums be closed. It might help to give a greater sense of activity in the other sections. Maybe.

Yes, this is a plan I have - merging and condensing the subforums down. 

If anyone has suggestions on how that would be done best, post 'em here or PM me! 
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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #174 on: December 14, 2020, 07:28:07 PM »
Nobody is recommending that SD merge with CI.

As a mostly reader, of both CI, SD and few other sources - I wish that Catholics (those who pronounce faith in Catholic dogmas,  reject V2 and agree with the oath agains modernism) have a single place to exchange knowledge and thoughts. Obviously, I do not except them to agree on every single point, but at least to agree to disagree on still open issues.

Would specifically merging SD with CI achieve that goal? I am not sure.

BTW, what is the typical catholic denomination of SD audience? SSPX, (SSPX resistance I assume not), FSSP, conservative NO, TM fanclub?
From being a long time member here, the impression I get is that the majority of the members are SSPX.
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Re: Forum improvements?
« Reply #175 on: December 15, 2020, 03:01:13 AM »
Suggested Forum Improvement:
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