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Title: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: Anastasios on April 20, 2011, 10:19:01 PM
The board will be going down Thursday night/Friday morning somewhere around midnight EDT.

It will be restored on Saturday evening around 7 pm EDT.

The time offset for bringing it back is because our friends in Australia will be waiting eagerly for the rest of us to catch up and we want to alleviate their wait somewhat :)

For those new to the board, we shut it down the first day of Lent and then on Holy Friday and Saturday so our moderators have a break and so that no one is tempted to post rather than pray.
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: HandmaidenofGod on April 20, 2011, 10:38:40 PM
Kali Anastasi, Father!
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: Anastasios on April 20, 2011, 10:39:21 PM
Same to you!
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: Asteriktos on April 21, 2011, 05:13:25 PM
Some of us view posting as a type of prayer...  :'(
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: biro on April 21, 2011, 05:26:36 PM
Some of us view posting as a type of prayer...  :'(

It'll be all right.  :)
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: Kasatkin fan on April 21, 2011, 07:22:25 PM
As someone new to the board, I say brilliant idea.
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: Asteriktos on April 21, 2011, 09:46:03 PM
What happens if the board gets shut down and they can't get it started again though?  :o
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: LizaSymonenko on April 21, 2011, 10:42:45 PM

Bite your tongue!  Surely today's technology is infallible!  ;)

However, just in case.....

....wishing all the Fathers, brothers and sisters in Christ, a peaceful remainder of Holy Week.

....eagerly anticipating joining everyone in celebrating our Lord's Resurrection.

Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: IsmiLiora on April 21, 2011, 10:52:03 PM
Lord have mercy on all of us (for caring this much about a message board!  ;D)

I am, too, upset with the closing but I totally understand. It will give me absolutely no excuses to put off spending time in my prayer corner (can't go to any of the services until Saturday because of my work schedule  >:( >:().


"See" you all on Pascha, everyone!  :-* May the remainder of your Holy Week be blessed.
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: LizaSymonenko on April 21, 2011, 11:12:58 PM

Isn't it funny how we've gotten to "know" and care about so many people on this board?

It's almost like an extended family.




Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: IsmiLiora on April 21, 2011, 11:26:47 PM
I think so!

When I used to be involved in theater, I posted on a message board with a lot of different people who acted in theaters across the U.S. Many of us ended up becoming friends, speaking on the phone several times a month, and actively being involved in each other's lives. I never knock the potential for a message board to forge such friendships and feelings of unity.

And I am grateful to have found one with a diverse group of Orthodox brothers and sisters...and I await the day I join all of you in the Church. :)
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: Anastasios on April 21, 2011, 11:27:44 PM
At 12:30 am EDT I am going to shut the board down. I try to wait for last minute posters to be done before I pull the plug, so they don't lose what they are writing, but sometimes people don't notice that the board is going down despite the warning messages, and at some point I have to cut people off. So please aim to stop posting by 12:00 am EDT so I have a nice window to work with. Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: Asteriktos on April 21, 2011, 11:30:58 PM
I'll try not to mess up this time  :-[ ;D :D
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: Anastasios on April 23, 2011, 06:47:18 PM
Back!
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: Asteriktos on April 23, 2011, 06:58:53 PM
Yay! Everyone make it ?
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: serb1389 on April 23, 2011, 07:17:12 PM
Kalli Anastasi!!!
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: Dimitrios-Georgios on April 23, 2011, 07:22:29 PM
Χριστός Ανέστη!

Christ is risen!
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: mabsoota on April 24, 2011, 06:46:36 AM
christos anesti!

pechristos aftonf!

God bless u all, and peace and patience to the catechumens, may u all join us soon  :)
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: biro on April 24, 2011, 12:32:38 PM

Isn't it funny how we've gotten to "know" and care about so many people on this board?

It's almost like an extended family.

It is. I kept everyone in mind during the board shut-off, and was wondering how everyone was doing at their different churches.  :angel: A blessed Pascha to everyone. 
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: PeterTheAleut on April 24, 2011, 12:46:03 PM
Methinks we need to change the forum theme now. Lent's over! ;)
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: biro on April 24, 2011, 12:54:38 PM
I kind of liked the rich purple. Peter's right, though.   :)

Off to find a chocolate bunny!   ;)
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: PeterTheAleut on April 24, 2011, 01:15:07 PM
I kind of liked the rich purple. Peter's right, though.   :)

Off to find a chocolate bunny!   ;)
Just curious... Do you eat the ears first, or the tail?
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: Anastasios on April 26, 2011, 05:53:12 PM
Methinks we need to change the forum theme now. Lent's over! ;)

Hey, I was entitled to sleep, too, right? :) We left our Greenville, NC Orthodox Church (http://www.holytheotokosgreenville.org) at about 2:30 am and got back to Raleigh (where I live) at 4:00 am. Needless to say, I slept after that, but then had all the customary Paschal things to attend to the rest of the day. Hence, the delay. I was going to switch it over to a theme I had with "Christ is Risen" but couldn't find it so figured I'd just post the standard one back for now. :)
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: Fr. George on April 26, 2011, 06:06:56 PM
^ The "standard" one is quite nice and bright  - a worthy theme for our Paschal season here.
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: Fr. George on April 12, 2012, 09:58:20 AM
The board will be going down Thursday night/Friday morning somewhere around midnight EDT.

It will be restored on Saturday evening around 7 pm EDT.

The time offset for bringing it back is because our friends in Australia will be waiting eagerly for the rest of us to catch up and we want to alleviate their wait somewhat :)

For those new to the board, we shut it down the first day of Lent and then on Holy Friday and Saturday so our moderators have a break and so that no one is tempted to post rather than pray.

FYI, Forum Members: This will be happening again.
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: podkarpatska on April 12, 2012, 10:41:52 AM
Yeah! We need the break so as not to be distracted.
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: Fr. George on April 12, 2012, 10:21:23 PM
The forum will be shutting down shortly for Holy Friday & Saturday.  Please finish off your current post and log off.  A blessed Resurrection to all!
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: Asteriktos on April 14, 2012, 10:15:33 PM
The forum appears to be back... tests are still being conducted to confirm...
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: biro on April 15, 2012, 03:07:02 AM
I kind of liked the rich purple. Peter's right, though.   :)

Off to find a chocolate bunny!   ;)
Just curious... Do you eat the ears first, or the tail?

Ears!   :laugh:
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: PeterTheAleut on April 15, 2012, 01:14:20 PM
I kind of liked the rich purple. Peter's right, though.   :)

Off to find a chocolate bunny!   ;)
Just curious... Do you eat the ears first, or the tail?

Ears!   :laugh:
So you're not for chewing his butt out while he can still hear you? :laugh:
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: Asteriktos on April 15, 2012, 01:22:09 PM
There are so many jokes to be made here...  :angel:
Title: Re: Board shutting down Thursday night-Saturday night
Post by: PeterTheAleut on April 15, 2012, 01:35:05 PM
There are so many jokes to be made here...  :angel:
Indeed! ;D