As a long time and experienced CAFite what is your opinion?
Will our lobbying to have our status shown accurately be effective or will the CAF staff continue (not to beat around the bush) to lie about our banned status and show us as active members? In doing so they are deceiving their own members and the results are that the members form negative opinions about the bannees.
I have to say that my appreciation for Catholic adherence to truth has plummeted as a result of the CAF Admin's actions, and while I am well aware that they do not represent Catholics as a whole, this affair is leaving a nasty taste in my mouth.
They are unlikely to make any changes. Intransigence is rampant there.
You may recollect our early shared experience there, when we both took exception to Karl Keating's statement that the Holy Fire was the product of a Zippo lighter - a thread that fast disappeared when many took umbrage to his statement. As I recollect, no retraction, apology, etc was forthcoming; rather. the elder Irish-Serb-Russian-Kiwi hieromonk and the only slightly younger Irish-Melkite-Bostonian both got the boot for a period of about 30 days each for pursuing the issue - technically, I think, for "questionning moderator action on the open fora"
Despite reasoned explanations as to why "Divine Liturgy" should be capitalized (as is "Mass") by CAF apologists in their responses to queries posted in the Ask An Apologist forum, the mind-boggling reply was some blither about the necessity to capitalize "Mass" - the liturgical celebration - to distinguish it from "mass", a distinction not required for the "divine liturgy", which only merited capitalization when referencing a particular Divine Liturgy, such as that of Saint John Chrysostom. (I do believe that I still have a 3 year old PM from Keating himself, acknowledging that as a poor decision - but a recent AAA post by Michelle Arnold still reflects a lack of capitalization).
And I believe that you and I previously discussed, in the open fora there, the erroneous statement on one of the site's library pages that the EP and the Pope concelebrated at St Peter's - an error that I (and I believe also you) called to their attention via PM, receiving assurance that it would be corrected. Last I looked, not long ago, the misinformation was still there - and it's been a long time (couple of years) since the exchange.
Not much changes there - there is a presumed level of infallibility associated with the place. We said it, so it must be right; if not, pretend.