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Re: Future of the Forum?
« Reply #45 on: November 27, 2018, 11:38:47 PM »
It's a great forum and a nice place to meet and greet. It'd be a shame for it to go. It's like a virtual parish/chapel should be. Lots of prayer threads, good discussions, great advice, feast reminders, career and vocation guidance etc. I think a married couple also met each other through this forum. So I agree with others. I hope the forum stays up.
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Re: Future of the Forum?
« Reply #46 on: November 28, 2018, 12:36:36 PM »
I am Servus-Mariae, specially back here to petition for this forum to be kept open.

This forum was the 1 haven where I took solace in when I badly shipwrecked in the Faith a year back (you guys know what happened; I won't repeat history) It would be saddening to see this forum get shut down. Have met a lovely bunch of people beyond the shores of Singapore (The time has yet to come for me to leave my homeland anywhere yet, but these are the very people I hold dear) Loved the opportunity to send spiritual support for one another beyond geographical boundaries & it was thanks to this very forum that I was able to keep in touch with several SD members IRL. I will not be here today if not for this forum & the community that thrives in here, so if you can - Sir Kaes, pls consider to keep this place open. If it was spiritually edifying for me, I am sure there will be many others who will  find benefit from this forum's existence, & I thank God for that.

That said, sending prayers  :pray1: :pray2: :pray3:
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Re: Future of the Forum?
« Reply #47 on: November 28, 2018, 04:23:14 PM »
Did somebody mention "Evolution"?
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Re: Future of the Forum?
« Reply #48 on: November 28, 2018, 08:26:14 PM »
Hey everyone,
This poll and response looks good.  We'll definitely be keeping this place around and active. 

I'll probably make a few changes in the future, but, for now, we'll stay as-is.

Thanks!

PS - I'd be interested in hearing why the no votes voted no.  :)

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Re: Future of the Forum?
« Reply #49 on: November 28, 2018, 10:35:35 PM »
CE sent me an email—I never go to the “General” section.

I rarely post anymore—was put off by one or two “nasty”.  Also never felt quite at home as I did in the early years of IA (Clare, B’dette, Michael Wilson, sorry to those I left out).  However Rorate and here are the only Catholic sites I visit—4 or 5 times a week, and I voted to keep it open.

I think the experience of IA—grew too large, bomb throwers dominated, SSPX prior got his pants in a twist and management caved.  Perhaps it is better to not be overly concerned about the numbers and take thanks that those who log on consider it necessary to stay open.


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Re: Future of the Forum?
« Reply #50 on: November 29, 2018, 11:17:26 AM »
I don't always sign in but I lurk here several times a day.  For those of us that don't get out much, the spiritual community here means a lot.  I know a handful of the regulars IRL but we are separated geographically.  This is how I keep in touch.  And yes, the prayer thread and informational threads are invaluable!
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Re: Future of the Forum?
« Reply #51 on: November 29, 2018, 05:22:52 PM »
Flat earth.

Vaccinated women in trousers on a flat earth hearing the '55 Holy Week, or something that ties it all together.  :P

Keep this place going. It has a reasoning tone, which some places lack. There is so much to be angry about, but a certain Argentine pantheist is probably happy to make those he despises angry over things they cannot control. Even though I don't live up to my screen name, a person can only pray and assist at Mass, prayers that storm Heaven for a Crisis that will pass.
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Re: Future of the Forum?
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2018, 11:46:20 AM »
CE sent me an email—I never go to the “General” section.

I rarely post anymore—was put off by one or two “nasty”.  Also never felt quite at home as I did in the early years of IA (Clare, B’dette, Michael Wilson, sorry to those I left out).  However Rorate and here are the only Catholic sites I visit—4 or 5 times a week, and I voted to keep it open.

I think the experience of IA—grew too large, bomb throwers dominated, SSPX prior got his pants in a twist and management caved.  Perhaps it is better to not be overly concerned about the numbers and take thanks that those who log on consider it necessary to stay open.
IA going dark was a tragedy.  Glad you're here, Flick.
 
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Re: Future of the Forum?
« Reply #53 on: December 01, 2018, 04:44:11 PM »
I'd keep the site going if it's at all possible. Being a practicing Traditional Catholic in this world isn't easy at the moment. This site serves a purpose in simply reminding people day to day that they aren't completely alone out there on the trail. It may not seem like a big deal, but little things often have a larger effect then people initially think.
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Re: Future of the Forum?
« Reply #54 on: December 01, 2018, 06:30:31 PM »
CE sent me an email—I never go to the “General” section.

I rarely post anymore—was put off by one or two “nasty”.  Also never felt quite at home as I did in the early years of IA (Clare, B’dette, Michael Wilson, sorry to those I left out).  However Rorate and here are the only Catholic sites I visit—4 or 5 times a week, and I voted to keep it open.

I think the experience of IA—grew too large, bomb throwers dominated, SSPX prior got his pants in a twist and management caved.  Perhaps it is better to not be overly concerned about the numbers and take thanks that those who log on consider it necessary to stay open.
IA going dark was a tragedy.  Glad you're here, Flick.

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Re: Future of the Forum?
« Reply #55 on: December 01, 2018, 06:39:40 PM »
CE sent me an email—I never go to the “General” section.

I rarely post anymore—was put off by one or two “nasty”.  Also never felt quite at home as I did in the early years of IA (Clare, B’dette, Michael Wilson, sorry to those I left out).  However Rorate and here are the only Catholic sites I visit—4 or 5 times a week, and I voted to keep it open.

I think the experience of IA—grew too large, bomb throwers dominated, SSPX prior got his pants in a twist and management caved.  Perhaps it is better to not be overly concerned about the numbers and take thanks that those who log on consider it necessary to stay open.
IA going dark was a tragedy.  Glad you're here, Flick.

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Ignis Ardens, a defunct Trad forum.
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Re: Future of the Forum?
« Reply #56 on: December 03, 2018, 09:55:47 AM »
CE sent me an email—I never go to the “General” section.

I rarely post anymore—was put off by one or two “nasty”.  Also never felt quite at home as I did in the early years of IA (Clare, B’dette, Michael Wilson, sorry to those I left out).  However Rorate and here are the only Catholic sites I visit—4 or 5 times a week, and I voted to keep it open.

I think the experience of IA—grew too large, bomb throwers dominated, SSPX prior got his pants in a twist and management caved.  Perhaps it is better to not be overly concerned about the numbers and take thanks that those who log on consider it necessary to stay open.
IA going dark was a tragedy.  Glad you're here, Flick.

What does AI stand for?

Ignis Ardens, a defunct Trad forum.

The internet is an ocean filled with defunct fora. Trad or otherwise.

It's the natural cycle of things.
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Re: Future of the Forum?
« Reply #57 on: December 10, 2018, 07:02:24 PM »
Please keep the forum open, Kase! I don't really see any of y'all on Fisheaters anymore. So I am here more often than not. :)
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Re: Future of the Forum?
« Reply #58 on: December 11, 2018, 10:10:44 AM »
Even though my posts the last few years or so have been few and far between I say keep this place up and running. Maybe even "jazz" it up a bit now and then to keep interest piqued and invite Trads who are currently not members who you might know from other forums or websites to liven things up a bit.

For example, I said a few years ago this place needs more emoticons. That would be a start. ;)   
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Re: Future of the Forum?
« Reply #59 on: December 11, 2018, 06:46:26 PM »
emoticons fill me with a sense of power and might
 
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