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The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: May 05, 2003, 08:43:35 AM »
Our loyal and lead posters, Hypo-Ortho and Serge, have been competing head on for the position of Lead Poster.

As their post counts go higher and higher, and the distance to the big 1000 gets closer and closer, I am thinking up ways to provide incentive and reward to the Lead Poster.

If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, send me a PM!

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Re:The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2003, 08:59:17 AM »
I apologize to those I have offended
« Last Edit: May 05, 2003, 11:20:37 AM by Paradosis »

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Re:The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2003, 09:47:13 AM »
You make good points Paradosis.

It is one thing to have a discussion of theology over coffee, and another to actually live it. If we're not living a Christian life outside of the internet, then what we do on the internet will certainly not make a difference.

Nevertheless, a little friendly rivalry in my opinion isn't uncalled for.  It certainly isn't out of hand and it's a little fun. Frankly, people don't want to post on a website that is drab and rigid. The Internet is a form of entertainment, and as such OC.net seeks to provide an outlet from the rigors of every day life and provide an apostolic christian backdrop for us to discuss issues related to faith, liturgy and current events.

OrthodoxChristianity.Net seeks to be a community forum, a fellowship, and even a brotherhood of sorts. We differentiate from places like Mo'Nachos that are more theology discussion based and more scholarly.

Of course, you are the first person to voice his opinion regarding our Patriarch model. If anyone else has any complaints, they can feel free to tack on to the end of this thread or PM me.

Bobby

« Last Edit: May 05, 2003, 09:54:27 AM by Bobby »

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Re:The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2003, 12:05:10 PM »
Our loyal and lead posters, Hypo-Ortho and Serge, have been competing head on for the position of Lead Poster.

As their post counts go higher and higher, and the distance to the big 1000 gets closer and closer, I am thinking up ways to provide incentive and reward to the Lead Poster.
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CHRIST IS RISEN!

Hey, Bobby, I'm not really competing with Serge for the honors of Lead Poster.  It is sheer coincidence (to my mind) that we are occasionally in a dead heat.

Does this post count?  Heh!  Heh!   :psychdelic:

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Re:The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2003, 01:12:15 PM »
So there is a competition as to see who will be chief vagante.
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Re:The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2003, 01:13:21 PM »
Haven't you heard? The Patriarchate of OC.net rivals even that of Constantinople.

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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2003, 01:18:15 PM »
So there is a competition as to see who will be chief vagante.

MY jurisdiction is clearly NOT vagante.  But only one of us can be canonical, and I'm already a Pope.   ;D

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Re:The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2003, 01:18:24 PM »
Haven't you heard? The Patriarchate of OC.net rivals even that of Constantinople.

Are you going to give the first person over a thousand posts a new title?
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Re:The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2003, 11:50:52 PM »
Well, since our current model for poster titles is getting a bit long in the tooth(how many patriarchs we will soon have if it is a 500 post limit) I propose we redo the titles.  Here is a rough outline of what I think is good... feel free to tamper with it.

1 post Newbie
10 posts Junior Member
25 posts Member
100 posts Senior Member
250 posts Community Leader
500 posts OC.net addict
1000 posts Patriarch(or maybe a non-ecclesiastical title)

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Re:The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2003, 05:06:46 AM »
What happens if a woman qualifies for the title of Pope or Patriarch? ;)

Then the heat will really be ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re:The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2003, 07:18:42 AM »
What happens if a woman qualifies for the title of Pope or Patriarch? ;)

Then the heat will really be ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brigid

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Re:The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2003, 07:49:08 AM »
I agree with you, David. I think 500 posts are too easy to achieve. Raising the bar to 1000 for "Patriarch" is certainly reasonable. I am willing to relinquish the title until I hit the 1000 mark.

How about "Matriarch" for women who achieve 1000+ posts?
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Re:The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2003, 08:28:14 PM »
What happens if a woman qualifies for the title of Pope or Patriarch? ;)

Then she's obviously neglecting her children!  ;D :o

(mumble on) sorry...been taking a lot of cheap shots today... (mumble off)
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Re:The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2003, 05:27:43 PM »
What happens if a woman qualifies for the title of Pope or Patriarch? ;)

Then she's obviously neglecting her children!

(mumble on) sorry...been taking a lot of cheap shots today... (mumble off)


Always good to know that the few women posters who are pushing at the glass ceiling of this boys' club are appreciated! ::)

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Re:The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2003, 05:54:38 PM »
What happens if a woman qualifies for the title of Pope or Patriarch? ;)

Then she's obviously neglecting her children!

(mumble on) sorry...been taking a lot of cheap shots today... (mumble off)

What the heck is that supposed to mean? It's okay for men to post 10000000 posts but not ladies? I mean the key is agreement and cooperation--if a man or a woman is spending too much time on the internet it will affect the family!

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Re:The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2003, 11:12:42 PM »
I knew there was going to be at least one person who couldn't handle an old-fashioned smart-you-know-what remark made in jest.

If the only humor allowed on this board is the politically correct kind, then you should freeze my account now, because I don't shut it off for you or anyone else.
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Re:The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2003, 11:22:20 PM »
I knew there was going to be at least one person who couldn't handle an old-fashioned smart-you-know-what remark made in jest.

If the only humor allowed on this board is the politically correct kind, then you should freeze my account now, because I don't shut it off for you or anyone else.

OK, obviously you don't post here much because this board is full of humor and oftentimes thanks to our fellow admin Bobby it is not the politically correct kind!  :P

You have the ability to post emoticons like this  ;D to show us you're joking. We can't just look at plain text and always "get" what one actually means.

But thank you for your clarification.

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Re:The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2003, 06:06:04 AM »
ND

I secretly enjoyed it and hope I handled it ok! ;)

Keep posting,

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Re:The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2003, 07:13:23 AM »
ND

I secretly enjoyed it and hope I handled it ok! ;)

Keep posting,

Brigid

Now then, get back to the kitchen...and what are you doing wearing shoes!?!?!?   :p :p :p
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Re:The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2003, 11:08:07 AM »
You have the ability to post emoticons like this  ;D

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The post in question has been suitably modified.
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Re:The Heat Is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2003, 01:36:19 PM »
You have the ability to post emoticons like this  ;D

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The post in question has been suitably modified.

Thanks!  It was funny!

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