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Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« 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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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2008, 12:49:02 PM »
Huzzah!  Many years!
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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2008, 12:49:28 PM »
Happy Birthday OC.net and may you have many more.   :)

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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008, 03:35:38 PM »
Happy Birthday!  ;D
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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2008, 04:19:45 PM »
Hooray for us!
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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2008, 04:45:03 PM »
Wow! That last year flew by!
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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« 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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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2008, 05:57:51 PM »
Wow, how time flies.
Yup.  Time's fun when you have flies.

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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2008, 06:01:28 PM »
Many Years! :)
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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2008, 06:03:40 PM »
Many years!
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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2008, 07:46:36 PM »
Many years!
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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2008, 08:00:07 PM »
Amen!  Many Years!
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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2008, 12:50:59 AM »
A belated Happy Birthday from member #235.
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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2008, 10:34:49 AM »
Happy Birthday!!! Congradulations!!!






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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2008, 12:56:16 AM »


Happy Birthday
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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2008, 01:41:39 AM »
Happy Birthday!!!
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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2008, 07:24:02 AM »
Happy Birthday!! Many Years to our forum!
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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« 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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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2008, 09:52:30 PM »
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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2008, 12:36:37 PM »
Wow.  Has it been six years already?  Time flies...  :)
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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2008, 01:09:52 PM »
Wow.  Has it been six years already?  Time flies...  :)

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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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« 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
"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6

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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« 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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"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6

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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« 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!!   ;D

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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2008, 11:06:31 PM »
Wow.  Has it been six years already?  Time flies...  :)

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.

 ;D  It's all my fault.    ;)
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Re: Happy 6th Birthday, OC.net!
« 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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