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« on: October 03, 2008, 12:44:16 PM »

Six years ago today Byzantines.org was re-born OrthodoxChristianity.net.  Congratulations on 6 years!

History of OC.net - http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,12640.0.html

The first thread - http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,2.0.html
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2008, 12:49:02 PM »

Huzzah!  Many years!
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2008, 12:49:28 PM »

Happy Birthday OC.net and may you have many more.   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008, 03:35:38 PM »

Happy Birthday!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2008, 04:19:45 PM »

Hooray for us!
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2008, 04:45:03 PM »

Wow! That last year flew by!
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2008, 05:36:05 PM »

Wow, how time flies. Happy Birthday, OC.net, and many years!
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2008, 05:57:51 PM »

Wow, how time flies.
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2008, 06:01:28 PM »

Many Years! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2008, 06:03:40 PM »

Many years!
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2008, 07:46:36 PM »

Many years!
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2008, 08:00:07 PM »

Amen!  Many Years!
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« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2008, 12:50:59 AM »

A belated Happy Birthday from member #235.
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« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2008, 10:34:49 AM »

Happy Birthday!!! Congradulations!!!






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« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2008, 01:41:39 AM »

Happy Birthday!!!
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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2008, 07:24:02 AM »

Happy Birthday!! Many Years to our forum!
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« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2008, 12:37:01 PM »

Many years! I've learned so very much through this forum, so I'm grateful for its existence. May it continue to prosper, and may we all strive to devote our lives increasingly to the One Who is the reason behind it all.
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« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2008, 09:52:30 PM »

Happy Birthday ORTHODOXCHRISTIANITY .NET....SmileyCentral.com" border="0SmileyCentral.com" border="0SmileyCentral.com" border="0SmileyCentral.com" border="0SmileyCentral.com" border="0MNOGAJA LJETA,,,,MANY YEARS...
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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2008, 12:36:37 PM »

Wow.  Has it been six years already?  Time flies...  Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2008, 01:09:52 PM »

Wow.  Has it been six years already?  Time flies...  Smiley

Time certainly flies when you're wasting posts...

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,7837.0.html

Congrats, Ebor.  Your thread has surpassed 100 pages at 45 posts/page.
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« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2008, 04:51:35 PM »

A web archive of how OC.net has looked throughout the years:

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net
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« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2008, 05:43:41 PM »

Some interesting facts:

- The average daily posting rate over the last 10+ months (since the CAF surge) has been just over 236 posts/day, which is nearly 6 times the posting volume of OC.net's first month (Oct 2002).

- By the end of the first 3 months, OC.net had 147 registered users.  As of now, it's had over 2,700 people register (nearly 20 times the total at the end of the first 3 months).

- OC.net has enjoyed nearly double the number of posts as other similarly-marketed (Orthodox and Byzantine Catholic) websites since August 2007.

And an observation:

- Despite some claims to the otherwise, and thankfully despite some of our "growing pains," the site still manages to have quite the diverse crowd within its posting ranks; with New Cal EO's, Old Cal EO's, Old Calendarist EO's, OO's, EC's, RC's, and various Protestant groups represented (and somehow managing - most of the time - to debate and disagree without being completely rude).
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« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2008, 08:39:22 PM »

^ The diversity of Jurisdictions and the civility of the forum is what I like about this forum.  Keep up the excellent work!!   Grin
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« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2008, 11:06:31 PM »

Wow.  Has it been six years already?  Time flies...  Smiley

Time certainly flies when you're wasting posts...

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,7837.0.html

Congrats, Ebor.  Your thread has surpassed 100 pages at 45 posts/page.

 Grin  It's all my fault.    Wink
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« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2008, 10:10:14 AM »

Wow, how things have changed over those 6 years. Robert was in Rome and planned to be in Europe (at seminary if I remember correctly) for quite a while, Father Anastasios was a uniate Byzantine Rite Roman Catholic student, Phil was at SUNY, and I was at the end of my catechumenate in ROCOR. Since then, all of us original 4 administrators of OC.net had became clergy (save for Robert) and half of us original 4 of us have married and half of us have resigned the site as administrators too. What a storied 6 years it has been!
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