This is kind of a spin-off from the thread about CAF, but I figured I'd better put it in a new thread.
I was just wondering: have any of you participated on the E&W section at "Catholic Online Forum", and if so what was your impression of it?
Just noticed this thread and wanted to comment. I posted there, off and on, for a while. It was part of my crusade to assure that questions got accurate answers because, like the vast majority of Latin boards, there were few (if any) well-informed Eastern Christians posting there. At the time, the EC* forum (and I believe also the EO forum) was modded by a woman who was a convert from GO to Latin Catholicism. She obviously was not well-versed in her cradle faith and knew nothing, nada, zero, about Eastern Catholicism.
*yes, they had - and I believe still do - both an EC board and an EO board and never the twain shall cross
All in all, I was unimpressed - and, on my last visit there - some time ago, admittedly, nothing had changed for the better, except that someone else - with as little knowledge of the East was now modding both boards. The site belongs to Father Z (can't recollect his name), a rather traditional Latin priest who brooks little in the way of dissent from his personal opinions. He and I had a go-around - that I thought was going to get me banned - about my opinion that communal devotions of a Western/Latin nature (like the recitation of the Rosary) had no place in an EC parish pre-Divine Liturgy, however attached the Babas might be to them as a personal spiritual devotion.
You have 2 choices, OCnet & ByzC...
I could not agree more with my brother, James. They are without a question the only two sites online, of which I'm aware, at which there is reasonable discussion opportunity afforded to both Eastern & Oriental Catholics and Orthodox, as well as to Latins who want to engage in honest discussion or make genuine inquiries to learn about the East.