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Re: catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion
« Reply #450 on: November 21, 2007, 10:50:59 AM »
Sorry, Father! I should've done it when you're rested.  ;)
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Well, you are a feisty Srpkinja!!   :)   Thanks for what you did - putting the truth out before the general public.  The secret banning of the Orthodox (about 11 of us now) is not exactly a great credit to the openness and honesty of the Admin over at CAF.

I see that the threads lasted for about 1 hour.  Did you notice how many people read them?

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« Reply #451 on: November 21, 2007, 10:58:18 AM »
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Well, you are a feisty Srpkinja!!   :)   Thanks for what you did - putting the truth out before the general public.  The secret banning of the Orthodox (about 11 of us now) is not exactly a great credit to the openness and honesty of the Admin over at CAF.

I see that the threads lasted for about 1 hour.  Did you notice how many people read them?

Bless, Father.
There were about 50 views for all three threads total.
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« Reply #452 on: November 21, 2007, 11:02:38 AM »
Well, I'm out of CAF  ;D

Everything appears normal, but I can't post.

They're efficient.  ;)
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« Reply #453 on: November 21, 2007, 11:05:17 AM »
Well I have not posted here for many years

However I feel I have to point out that I'm not happy at the situation there

I had started a new thread on mysterious happenings and guess what ??

POOF

Vanished.
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« Reply #454 on: November 21, 2007, 11:05:58 AM »
I saw the initial thread, but now do not have access to it.  I also tried your link to the reaction thread.  It has also been shut down.  I have to say that I am often naive, but I am surprised, especially since I recall one of the moderators of the E. Christianity forum praising the level of knowledge displayed on it.  These further actions surprise me even more.  Have they given no one a reasonable response?

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« Reply #455 on: November 21, 2007, 11:08:05 AM »
Wannabe has started another thread.

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« Reply #456 on: November 21, 2007, 11:09:13 AM »
Well...that was fun...
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« Reply #457 on: November 21, 2007, 11:14:08 AM »
Well I have not posted here for many years

However I feel I have to point out that I'm not happy at the situation there

I had started a new thread on mysterious happenings and guess what ??

POOF

Vanished.

Hey Wannabee! I saw your threads - the third one is likely to be closed any minute now.  ;D

And hi there, dranzal! The mod who praised the wealth of info on the old EC forum was probably good ol' Joe Monahan - he was forcibly 'resigned'. Also without an explanation. Sigh.
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Re: catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion
« Reply #458 on: November 21, 2007, 11:15:38 AM »
I saw the initial thread, but now do not have access to it.  I also tried your link to the reaction thread.  It has also been shut down.
Wouldn't it be good if someone had some screenshots of the threads before they were taken down?  ;)
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Re: catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion
« Reply #459 on: November 21, 2007, 11:17:39 AM »
Keep watching

I'm really irritated at the loss of so much from there.

My latest thread has just vanished - wonder why  :-\

The other one came back and was locked
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« Reply #460 on: November 21, 2007, 11:18:59 AM »
DRAT

Hadn't thought of that - though I do often keep copies :)
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« Reply #461 on: November 21, 2007, 11:24:19 AM »
The other one came back and was locked
I wonder if that has something to do with one or more of the five "guests" currently reading this thread (who's ISP's I can see btw)?

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« Reply #462 on: November 21, 2007, 11:28:47 AM »
There is a locked thread there now partially addressing the mysterious disappearances.  She says in the final post that the concerns are going to be addressed.  I didn't know that Joe Monahan resigned.

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« Reply #463 on: November 21, 2007, 11:31:10 AM »
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Re: catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion
« Reply #464 on: November 21, 2007, 11:32:04 AM »
There is a locked thread there now partially addressing the mysterious disappearances.  She says in the final post that the concerns are going to be addressed.  I didn't know that Joe Monahan resigned.


He didn't. He was resigned. Big difference.
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Re: catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion
« Reply #465 on: November 21, 2007, 11:32:19 AM »
I wonder if that has something to do with one or more of the five "guests" currently reading this thread (who's ISP's I can see btw)?



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« Reply #466 on: November 21, 2007, 11:34:29 AM »
Wouldn't it be good if someone had some screenshots of the threads before they were taken down?  ;)
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If you set your computer to "Work Off Line" and then  look in the cached webpages, you will probably find that your computer has saved them and they can be saved as screen shots.  (I can't do that last bit, my puter is too old!)

BUT if you look in your cached pages WITHOUT going to "Work Off Line" you will loose the cached material since it will try to load the current, and non-existent, page.

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Re: catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion
« Reply #467 on: November 21, 2007, 11:36:03 AM »
And just to prove it once existed:


DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT


        Do not go gentle into that good night,
        Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

        Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
        Because their words had forked no lightning they
        Do not go gentle into that good night.

        Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
        Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

        Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
        And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
        Do not go gentle into that good night.

        Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
        Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

        And you, my father, there on the sad height,
        Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
        Do not go gentle into that good night.
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


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Re: catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion
« Reply #468 on: November 21, 2007, 11:37:00 AM »
"Never let anyone try to tell you that, in order to be Orthodox, you must also be eastern. The West was fully Orthodox for a thousand years; and her venerable liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."
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Re: catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion
« Reply #469 on: November 21, 2007, 11:44:40 AM »
DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT[/b]

        Do not go gentle into that good night,
        Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

        Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
        Because their words had forked no lightning they
        Do not go gentle into that good night.

        Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
        Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

        Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
        And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
        Do not go gentle into that good night.

        Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
        Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

        And you, my father, there on the sad height,
        Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
        Do not go gentle into that good night.
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


Dylan Thomas 

Can you get Rodney Dangerfield to read it for us?
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Re: catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion
« Reply #470 on: November 21, 2007, 11:45:04 AM »
a.) i'm on CAF often
b.) no, i am not much of a debater.. if CAF is a banquet of discussion and debate.. i'm the one in the corner, at the desert table eating the scones and discussing what a crooner Dean Martin was, drinking the congac, while the others fight.
c.) my reason for joining here, albeit temporarily...just letting Fr. Ambrose and the others know that i think that banning you and then not having the decency to put it into your profile was just a dumb move on CA's part. while they are a private board and capable of anything, to ban a member who has contributed so much (or in this case, multiple members here) and then run and hide is a rotten, shameful move on their part. I most likely have seen my time there end for this reason.

back to the woodwork. Peace all.
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« Reply #471 on: November 21, 2007, 11:46:27 AM »
Good one OzG...had to save that one myself. I wonder at how many moderator resources they are having to expend now  :laugh:
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« Reply #472 on: November 21, 2007, 11:47:56 AM »
Can you get Rodney Dangerfield to read it for us?

Fr Chris? Maybe... ;)
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« Reply #473 on: November 21, 2007, 11:52:33 AM »
Good one OzG...had to save that one myself. I wonder at how many moderator resources they are having to expend now  :laugh:

ROFL :D
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« Reply #474 on: November 21, 2007, 11:56:22 AM »
Fr Chris? Maybe... ;)

Only if he can do the triple Lindy.

I wonder at how many moderator resources they are having to expend now  :laugh: 

One quote I expected earlier in this thread that applies really well to the CAF mods...

"The lady doth protest too much, methinks"
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« Reply #475 on: November 21, 2007, 12:00:05 PM »
They list 13 Mods

BUT - I wonder just how many they do actually have :)
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« Reply #476 on: November 21, 2007, 12:02:23 PM »
a.) i'm on CAF often
b.) no, i am not much of a debater.. if CAF is a banquet of discussion and debate.. i'm the one in the corner, at the desert table eating the scones and discussing what a crooner Dean Martin was, drinking the congac, while the others fight.
c.) my reason for joining here, albeit temporarily...just letting Fr. Ambrose and the others know that i think that banning you and then not having the decency to put it into your profile was just a dumb move on CA's part. while they are a private board and capable of anything, to ban a member who has contributed so much (or in this case, multiple members here) and then run and hide is a rotten, shameful move on their part. I most likely have seen my time there end for this reason.

back to the woodwork. Peace all.
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Many thanks for your kind words.  It's been quite an exciting hour with the posts on CAF from paradoxy and wannabee.  I don't know if Catherine Grant realises that quite a few people on several fora are now awaiting with interest her promised message on the policy of banning CAF members secretly.   

I guess that what is being challenged is CAF's culture of secrecy and its lack of moderatorial accountability to its members.  I appreciate that it is a private Forum but many members (including me) have responded to its many calls for financial contributions.

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« Reply #477 on: November 21, 2007, 12:40:50 PM »
a.) i'm on CAF often
b.) no, i am not much of a debater.. if CAF is a banquet of discussion and debate.. i'm the one in the corner, at the desert table eating the scones and discussing what a crooner Dean Martin was, drinking the congac, while the others fight.
c.) my reason for joining here, albeit temporarily...just letting Fr. Ambrose and the others know that i think that banning you and then not having the decency to put it into your profile was just a dumb move on CA's part. while they are a private board and capable of anything, to ban a member who has contributed so much (or in this case, multiple members here) and then run and hide is a rotten, shameful move on their part. I most likely have seen my time there end for this reason.

back to the woodwork. Peace all.

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« Reply #478 on: November 21, 2007, 12:53:22 PM »
I made a PDF print of paradoxy's posting at CAF and will gladly share it with anyone who wants a copy.
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« Reply #479 on: November 21, 2007, 01:06:14 PM »
I made a PDF print of paradoxy's posting at CAF and will gladly share it with anyone who wants a copy.

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« Reply #480 on: November 21, 2007, 01:07:56 PM »
They list 13 Mods

BUT - I wonder just how many they do actually have :)

Perhaps you should strive for consistency and refrain from asking such questions...  ;)

On the Byzantine forum, in relation to this matter, you said:

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Frankly I do not think we should be discussing what CAF have done with some of the members there.

Surely it's an Internal matter and no business of ours ?

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Fr. Chris' renowned Irish temper with Greek influences is beginnning to be awakened. It would be best for all involved to review the linked thread on this website.
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« Reply #481 on: November 21, 2007, 01:09:37 PM »
I made a PDF print of paradoxy's posting at CAF and will gladly share it with anyone who wants a copy.
Can you scan the pages?
You can them load them to a free image server like www.imageshack.us
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« Reply #482 on: November 21, 2007, 01:15:47 PM »
Perhaps you should strive for consistency and refrain from asking such questions...  ;)

On the Byzantine forum, in relation to this matter, you said:

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Agreed - but I had just got so irritated that I really felt I had to say something

And when they started removing my threads on CAF - well that was the last straw

Let's face it - none of us are perfect

[edit] I've gone back and looked at my posts . I have not criticised the bannings on any grounds  other than the way they were made - the fact they were not obvious to any members of CAF . I don't know of any members of CAF in the past who have not been 'labelled ' on their posts which stand ,  as Banned . I have not criticised the reasons for which these posters were banned.

I can understand bannings which are made within a short timespan of a post - but some of these bannings were made a ridiculous length of time from the poster's previous post .

I have bemoaned the loss of many valuable threads and items of information [/edit]
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« Reply #483 on: November 21, 2007, 01:20:54 PM »
Let's face it - none of us are perfect
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« Reply #484 on: November 21, 2007, 01:30:06 PM »
Oh my! I go to bed and you all form a resistance. Great going paradoxy! Your posts were QUITE valuable to me on CAF, don't discount yourself. I hope to see many more here.

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Re: catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion
« Reply #485 on: November 21, 2007, 01:34:11 PM »
Except Global Moderators.

Amen!

Oh my! I go to bed and you all form a resistance. Great going paradoxy! Your posts were QUITE valuable to me on CAF, don't discount yourself. I hope to see many more here. 

Y'all keep watching Star Wars and dreaming big... and the Empire will fall!

Seriously, folks, I'm glad you're trying to force them to be honest with their members.

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Re: catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion
« Reply #486 on: November 21, 2007, 02:01:21 PM »
My CAF account now says this:

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Your account has been locked for the following reason:
No reason was specified.

This change will be lifted: Never

Gotta love the style!  ;D

EDIT: to be fair, they now do give a reason - 'publicly discussing moderator actions'

Quinault, thank you so much for your kind words!  :)
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« Reply #487 on: November 21, 2007, 02:22:31 PM »
My CAF account now says this:

Gotta love the style!  ;D

Quinault, thank you so much for your kind words!  :)

Sorry to have missed the action.  I was asleep when all this transpired. ;D I admire your action, paradoxy.  I'll miss seeing you on CAF, but the truth did need to get out.  Pray for me and any other Orthodox who are still trying to defend the Faith in the ever-increasing hostile environment of CAF. 

God bless,

Adam 
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Re: catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion
« Reply #488 on: November 21, 2007, 02:27:27 PM »
Can you scan the pages?
You can them load them to a free image server like www.imageshack.us
I can try to do that when I return from work today.

We'll see if anyone from CAF is monitoring this - I haven't posted on CAF in ages.  If I get banned, it will be because they're monitoring this forum.   ;D

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Re: catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion
« Reply #489 on: November 21, 2007, 02:28:42 PM »
Never a dull moment at CAF, eh?  :o

I just used their "Contact Us" feature and sent the following:
Glory to Jesus Christ!

Dear Forum Admin folks,

As part of the clearing out of "offending" Orthodox Christians from CAF, my account was permanently locked, with, apparently, no opportunity for appeal.  That is fine--it's your web site and you may obviously do with it what you please.  I understand, however, that you are still showing me and others whose accounts have also been locked as active posters, showing us as junior, regular, senior members or whatever.  Is this not just a little bit disingenuous and intellectually dishonest?  If we have been, in effect banned, why not show us as such?  You could at least indicate that our accounts have been permanently locked and that we are completely unable to participate on your forum except to read posts as "guests".  Would that be problematic?  By showing us as active posters you are completely misleading all your other posters.  Does that not concern you?  Even a little bit?

I very much look forward to hearing from you with your response.

Happy Thanksgiving!

In Christ,
Jeff  ("Ziggernaut")


It'll be interesting to see what, if anything, they say in reply.  I'll let you know.

God Bless, and a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to all!
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Re: catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion
« Reply #490 on: November 21, 2007, 02:29:46 PM »
Sorry to have missed the action.  I was asleep when all this transpired. ;D I admire your action, paradoxy.  I'll miss seeing you on CAF, but the truth did need to get out.  Pray for me and any other Orthodox who are still trying to defend the Faith in the ever-increasing hostile environment of CAF. 

God bless,

Adam 

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Re: catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion
« Reply #491 on: November 21, 2007, 02:30:30 PM »
We'll see if anyone from CAF is monitoring this - I haven't posted on CAF in ages.  If I get banned, it will be because they're monitoring this forum.   ;D 

Maybe if they didn't spend time monitoring this thread, they'd have enough "resources" to keep up with the Orthodox members!  :D
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Re: catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion
« Reply #492 on: November 21, 2007, 02:37:12 PM »
Hello,
Yes, quite a bit. In fact, I'm logged on to both here and there at the same time. But I don't really do any Catholic/Orthodox threads. They're too hard to find, and given where they are located, they are probably infested with Protestants and Muslims, among others.

I am doing quite a bit of posting in regards to Sacred Music right now.

I am banned but I can still read it through a back door but I cant post.
Some of the old RC debaters are reposting old questions knowing they wont get the fight they used to get. Pretty much they are just answering the questions themselves and dancing on our grave.   
Your idea has been debunked 1000 times already.. Maybe 1001 will be the charm

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Re: catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion
« Reply #493 on: November 21, 2007, 02:42:55 PM »
One thing that can be done if people really wanted to, is that we could write a statement and post it on a web page. I think aol gives some free space to members or find something similar or cheap.

The folks that have not been banned could then PM or post the address( if they are brave) so folks could read it.

We would get the last word.
Your idea has been debunked 1000 times already.. Maybe 1001 will be the charm

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Re: catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion
« Reply #494 on: November 21, 2007, 02:43:11 PM »
The new forum is not about Eastern Catholicism at all; instead, it is about Roman Catholics forcing Eastern Catholics to accept Latinized theology.
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