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Question: Why don't you post much?  You can clarify your answers in the thread if you wish.
I only really want to lurk (i.e. read but not post). - 3 (4.2%)
I haven't found a topic that interests me enough to post - 5 (7%)
I don't feel that I have much to contribute - 32 (45.1%)
The debate gets too "heated" for me to want to post - 9 (12.7%)
I don't feel welcome enough to post - 9 (12.7%)
I'm new here and haven't had the chance to yet - 1 (1.4%)
It's too confusing - 1 (1.4%)
Other (please clarify) - 11 (15.5%)
Total Voters: 71

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« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2008, 05:41:53 AM »

I should probably pick a little bit of all of the above, but this comment struck a chord.  I'm finding this forum to be the place to go if you want something to complain about.  It never ceases to amaze me that even the most innocuous post will  attract at least one person who MUST find something to complain about.  Its rather disheartening. 

It is rather unfortunate.  I still think we need to have users start threads on simpler subjects, or on subjects of Christian life - and then you'll see more of the users who want nothing to do with Politics or theological debate participate and feel more comfortable.

well -- the one that comes to mind is the nice little post announcing the first Orthodox homeschool conference - I don't think we got to 5 posts before someone had to find something wrong with it.  Undecided 

Nothing to stop you from continuing the topic.
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« Reply #46 on: November 08, 2008, 08:27:08 AM »

Nothing to stop you from continuing the topic.

Actually, I think there is something from stopping us from continuing.
Often times, I have been interested in dicussing a topic, and the discussion has gone quite well for a few posts, then someone makes a post which is contraversial which takes the thread in a different direction on the same topic. Trying to continue the original discussion becomes futile, and in some instances, causes more outraged posts. My greater investment lies with relationships rather than the topic I'd like to discuss, and so I give up on the topic rather than risk bad blood. This is what stops me from continuing, and it's a shame because it means that many topics end up being dominated by people who shout the loudest.
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« Reply #47 on: November 08, 2008, 08:47:34 AM »

Or over moderate.
 If you have an issue with a moderator's decision, then please pm their supervisor as per forum rules. Do not derail threads.
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« Reply #48 on: November 09, 2008, 10:30:49 AM »

Geek Orthodox--That's me!  Cheesy

Are you uber Geek Orthodox if you've been on online forums since modems were 300 baud?


No.  I think that would make you an Old Modem-ist Orthodox.
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« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2008, 08:26:59 PM »

Geek Orthodox--That's me!  Cheesy

Are you uber Geek Orthodox if you've been on online forums since modems were 300 baud?


and 'forums' were BBS's  Embarrassed

Yes!  Someone else who remembers the good ol' BBS's!  (They seem so ancient now, but our local one didn't die until around 2000.)
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« Reply #50 on: November 11, 2008, 08:27:58 PM »

Geek Orthodox--That's me!  Cheesy

Are you uber Geek Orthodox if you've been on online forums since modems were 300 baud?


No.  I think that would make you an Old Modem-ist Orthodox.

LOL
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« Reply #51 on: November 11, 2008, 09:55:06 PM »

Geek Orthodox--That's me!  Cheesy

Are you uber Geek Orthodox if you've been on online forums since modems were 300 baud?


and 'forums' were BBS's  Embarrassed

Yes!  Someone else who remembers the good ol' BBS's!  (They seem so ancient now, but our local one didn't die until around 2000.)


I met my husband on a BBS.
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« Reply #52 on: November 11, 2008, 10:14:53 PM »

I don't feel that I have much to contribute really. Usually when I get on, there are plenty of posts and mostly what I wanted to say has already been said, but I read a lot of the posts and I will post every once in a while.
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« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2008, 10:15:33 PM »

I met a boyfriend on a BBS, shortly before I met my hubby.  Smiley
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« Reply #54 on: November 19, 2008, 09:29:17 AM »

A new topic has been started based on the desire of some users to have more diverse (and less theology-debate) subjects on OC.net.

"Topics we should have on OC.net"
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,18441.0.html
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« Reply #55 on: July 17, 2014, 12:04:59 AM »

Nothing to stop you from continuing the topic.

Actually, I think there is something from stopping us from continuing.
Often times, I have been interested in dicussing a topic, and the discussion has gone quite well for a few posts, then someone makes a post which is contraversial which takes the thread in a different direction on the same topic. Trying to continue the original discussion becomes futile, and in some instances, causes more outraged posts. My greater investment lies with relationships rather than the topic I'd like to discuss, and so I give up on the topic rather than risk bad blood. This is what stops me from continuing, and it's a shame because it means that many topics end up being dominated by people who shout the loudest.

 Wisdom! 

In the past, I was often a hot-headed, run-my-mouth-off knucklehead.  Nowadays, I'm not interested in arguing (even when I'm right, which is most of the time  Wink ).  Also, it's way easy to misunderstand someone on a forum on account you can't see folks' expressions or their voice intonations/inflexion, so I tend to just sit back and let others fuss. 
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« Reply #56 on: July 31, 2014, 01:05:10 AM »

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« Reply #57 on: July 31, 2014, 11:08:32 AM »


As if the mosquitoes weren't bad enough...now there are bugs crawling on the computer screen. 

Where's my flyswatter?
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« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2014, 09:38:43 AM »

Other:

It's a mix of things:

This last year and probably for the at least the next year - taking care of serious family needs - so time has been a huge issue.

I'm not knowledgeable enough to really contribute in the debates - though I do read as many of them as I am able and do learn a lot from them.  If I have something that might actually help somewhere I will post - but that's a rare thing.

Once I've posted something that might be of some help, then I really struggle with the pride thing.  It kicks my tail from here to Wednesday - so I have to really be very very very careful. . . or I take / steal HIS glory. . .and that crushes my heart.  So. . . I am often too weak to post.
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« Reply #59 on: August 04, 2014, 08:11:25 AM »

I completely forgot that I had posted this poll... nearly 6 years ago!
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« Reply #60 on: August 04, 2014, 08:21:36 AM »

Good morning,  Father,

Smiley  I'm glad you did.
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« Reply #61 on: December 09, 2014, 01:12:45 PM »

I have been lurking for years...I simply prefer to read. I will post when I can, so long as I have something worthwhile to contribute.
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« Reply #62 on: December 09, 2014, 02:33:49 PM »

I have never had a problem finding things to post about.  Tongue
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« Reply #63 on: December 09, 2014, 02:36:38 PM »

A new topic has been started based on the desire of some users to have more diverse (and less theology-debate) subjects on OC.net.

"Topics we should have on OC.net"
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,18441.0.html

The times sure have changed.
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« Reply #64 on: December 09, 2014, 02:42:32 PM »

A new topic has been started based on the desire of some users to have more diverse (and less theology-debate) subjects on OC.net.

"Topics we should have on OC.net"
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,18441.0.html

The times sure have changed.
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IMO it's good, that the forum is focused on theological or wider - religious issues. If someone looks for opinions about Angelina Jolie or lawnmowers he won't search here Wink. I wouldn't like this forum to be cluttered with such junk threads.

Fortunately, we have higher standards and discuss Rachel Weisz instead.  laugh
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« Reply #65 on: December 09, 2014, 02:48:56 PM »


IMO it's good, that the forum is focused on theological or wider - religious issues. If someone looks for opinions about Angelina Jolie or lawnmowers he won't search here Wink. I wouldn't like this forum to be cluttered with such junk threads.

Fortunately, we have higher standards and discuss Rachel Weisz instead.  laugh

True that. But then again, Angelina Jolie is so old nowadays that she probably already moved to a retirement home.
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IMO it's good, that the forum is focused on theological or wider - religious issues. If someone looks for opinions about Angelina Jolie or lawnmowers he won't search here Wink. I wouldn't like this forum to be cluttered with such junk threads.

Fortunately, we have higher standards and discuss Rachel Weisz instead.  laugh

True that. But then again, Angelina Jolie is so old nowadays that she probably already moved to a retirement home.

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« Reply #67 on: December 09, 2014, 03:25:31 PM »

A new topic has been started based on the desire of some users to have more diverse (and less theology-debate) subjects on OC.net.

"Topics we should have on OC.net"
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,18441.0.html

The times sure have changed.
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IMO it's good, that the forum is focused on theological or wider - religious issues. If someone looks for opinions about Angelina Jolie or lawnmowers he won't search here Wink. I wouldn't like this forum to be cluttered with such junk threads.

Fortunately, we have higher standards and discuss Rachel Weisz instead.  laugh

She does have a way of separating the wheat from the chaff. 
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« Reply #68 on: December 09, 2014, 05:56:53 PM »

I've found that I tend to post in bursts, varying between times of posting a lot for a couple weeks, and then barely even getting on for a few weeks. I also tend to just lurk a lot. I feel like since I'm not Orthodox I don't have much to say on most of the discussions here.
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« Reply #69 on: December 09, 2014, 05:59:19 PM »

I've found that I tend to post in bursts, varying between times of posting a lot for a couple weeks, and then barely even getting on for a few weeks. I also tend to just lurk a lot. I feel like since I'm not Orthodox I don't have much to say on most of the discussions here.
I have 9,700 posts and I don't have much to say either.  That has not stopped me yet from posting stuff though.  Tongue
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« Reply #70 on: December 09, 2014, 06:56:44 PM »

I didn't participate in the poll because I have posted regularly although I haven't lately. However, I think the forum currently is lacking distribution of current news for comment and discussion. Ex. The Holy Synod of the OCA recently elected to the episcopacy one of the principals connected to its financial scandal, a former Secretary to Metropolitan Theodosios whose primacy fostered the scandal that was resolved in 2008, a priest who to my knowledge hasn't attended an Orthodox seminary, and I haven't seen a thread on this matter. (I didn't write this to initiate discussion in this regard here.)
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« Reply #71 on: December 09, 2014, 06:57:36 PM »

I've found that I tend to post in bursts, varying between times of posting a lot for a couple weeks, and then barely even getting on for a few weeks. I also tend to just lurk a lot. I feel like since I'm not Orthodox I don't have much to say on most of the discussions here.
I have 9,700 posts and I don't have much to say either.  That has not stopped me yet from posting stuff though.  Tongue

My posts mainly consist of banning people and food.
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« Reply #72 on: December 09, 2014, 09:19:12 PM »

I've found that I tend to post in bursts, varying between times of posting a lot for a couple weeks, and then barely even getting on for a few weeks. I also tend to just lurk a lot. I feel like since I'm not Orthodox I don't have much to say on most of the discussions here.
I have 9,700 posts and I don't have much to say either.  That has not stopped me yet from posting stuff though.  Tongue

My posts mainly consist of banning people and food.
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