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Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« on: March 01, 2008, 01:39:36 PM »
To all our beloved OC.net members---

This is advance notice to everyone to confirm that we will be upholding a tradition of this site: we will be shutting down the board for Clean Monday to offer everyone a break.

I urge everyone to take the opportunity offered at that time to prayerfully reflect upon your life, and to grow in repentance "...for a humble and contrite heart God will not spurn".

Let us all remember to pray for one another, and not let the arguments and calumnies that occur on this board and in our daily lives to distract us from our Holy Calling of "...working out our Salvation in fear and trembling."

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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2008, 05:42:31 AM »
It's that time of year again!
Just had my "Farewell to the Flesh"- chicken breast stuffed with silverbeet and fetta.
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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2008, 05:46:01 AM »
Just a reminder for those who don't follow the Julian Paschalion that Clean Monday is next Monday, the 10th March when the Board will be shut down for 24 hours.
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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2008, 12:35:58 PM »
For the administrators' consideration, I propose a 2 day 'fast' from OCNet because one day is sometimes not enough.  Just a modest proposal.  :-\
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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2008, 03:09:30 PM »
For the administrators' consideration, I propose a 2 day 'fast' from OCNet because one day is sometimes not enough.  Just a modest proposal.  :-\

Well, then just don't log on until wednesday. ;)

Personally, I'm looking forward to my now traditional Clean Monday Steak Dinner...a good meal with good drink is a fine and wonderful thing in and of itself, but if you can make it a bit more debaucherous, it's all the more pleasurable. ;D

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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2008, 05:52:42 PM »
It's that time of year again!
Just had my "Farewell to the Flesh"- chicken breast stuffed with silverbeet and fetta.
Mmmm....feta. We bought some today; we take Cheesefare seriously. ;)

Dinner tonight is chicken, spinach, and tomato pizza with an alfredo sauce. Meatfare Sunday is always a bittersweet day for me: It is quite satisfying to finish the meats, but being on the verge of Lent has a rather ominous feeling as well.
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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2008, 07:42:44 PM »
Well, then just don't log on until wednesday. ;)

Are you implying people should exercise self-discipline rather than simply doing what they're told?  Where do you come up with these things?

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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2008, 10:54:45 PM »
You guys do realize that some people 'live' on this forum everyday and that clean monday may cause them an undue hardship....?  ;D 
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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2008, 11:00:54 PM »
You guys do realize that some people 'live' on this forum everyday and that clean monday may cause them an undue hardship....?  ;D 
I think we'll live. ;)
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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2008, 01:40:05 AM »
I think we'll live. ;)

And if we do not, we've got bigger things to worry about. 

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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2008, 04:54:31 PM »
Just a reminder to all that OCnet will shut down for 24 hours on Clean Monday 10th March in accordance with our tradition to give us all an opportunity for prayer and reflection.

"The springtime of the Fast has dawned,
and the flower of repentance has sprung up.
Therefore, brethren, let us purify ourselves from all defilement.
As we sing to the Giver of Light, let us say:
Glory to you, only lover of mankind!"

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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2008, 07:32:26 PM »
What time zone will the shut down be based in?

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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2008, 06:21:33 AM »
What time zone will the shut down be based in?
Last year, it was US Eastern Time.
I understand that you guys entered Daylight Savings today.
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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2008, 07:15:08 AM »
Yah we just entered daylight savings time, as you said.  We are now 1 hour forward. 

So right now i'ts 7:16 am, Sunday March 9.  not sure if that's helpful whatsoever. 

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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2008, 05:26:31 PM »
I am on Pacific time. So you will shut it down while it is still Sunday here, and put it back up late Monday for me. That 3 hours makes a big difference for us since we keep a swing shift.

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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2008, 05:42:00 PM »
I am on Pacific time. So you will shut it down while it is still Sunday here, and put it back up late Monday for me. That 3 hours makes a big difference for us since we keep a swing shift.

You think 3 hours makes a big difference? Well I'm on Australian Eastern Standard Time, and it's 8:40am here on Clean Monday. The Board will shut down around 3pm my time and will be up again at 3pm on Tuesday. And I've got to keep an eye on it until then! :D
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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2008, 05:49:05 PM »
Until I googled it, I didn't know that there WAS an Oz EST! My lack of education after grade 9 is showing :) To my slight credit, I did happen to google it BEFORE you mentioned it.

All of us out of EST here in the states are going to be puzzled for the next 48 hours.

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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2008, 06:34:10 PM »
I'm just excited to quit the board for a day or two.  Just focus on what's important. 

It will be good...any time that it starts. 

Good luck to you all and God Bless in this lenten season! 

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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2008, 06:58:01 PM »
I completely agree with a board hiatus. I often encounter the time zone issue on the internet. One would think that living in the land of Microsoft, that we would have more internet things based in our time zone, but we do not. Most any board I have been a part of is based on the East coast.

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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2008, 07:18:43 PM »
^ We can't let you Lefties feel too self-important!
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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2008, 09:52:10 PM »
^ We can't let you Lefties feel too self-important!
Hey! >:(  I'm a Righty who just happens to live on the Left Coast. 8)
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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2008, 02:51:39 PM »
I wish to thank everyone who made the Clean Monday Hiatus happen. It was a refreshing day for me, and I hope for all of you as well. Blessed Lent, everyone!
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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2008, 02:55:45 PM »
I wish to thank everyone who made the Clean Monday Hiatus happen. It was a refreshing day for me, and I hope for all of you as well. Blessed Lent, everyone!

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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2008, 09:59:02 PM »
Well, then just don't log on until wednesday. ;)

Personally, I'm looking forward to my now traditional Clean Monday Steak Dinner...a good meal with good drink is a fine and wonderful thing in and of itself, but if you can make it a bit more debaucherous, it's all the more pleasurable. ;D

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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2008, 11:06:54 PM »
Yes, I've heard many an adulterer say that.

Hey, I tried to do that too...got close but didn't quite pull it off...oh well, there's always clean Monday next year.

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Re: Clean Monday Board Hiatus
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2008, 11:38:04 PM »
Hey, I tried to do that too...got close but didn't quite pull it off...oh well, there's always clean Monday next year.

Glad to see that the board hiatus was put to good use  ;D