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Voluntary Muting
« on: February 05, 2012, 07:40:28 PM »
Quick question: can a Forum member request 'voluntary muting'?  The reason I ask is that I'm thinking of extending my Lenten fasting of my internet participation in a new way, and was wondering how I could 'switch off' my account so that I don't get into any unprofitable squabbles during a season frought with temptations.  Is this possible?
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Re: Voluntary Muting
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2012, 07:43:36 PM »
Quick question: can a Forum member request 'voluntary muting'?  The reason I ask is that I'm thinking of extending my Lenten fasting of my internet participation in a new way, and was wondering how I could 'switch off' my account so that I don't get into any unprofitable squabbles during a season frought with temptations.  Is this possible?

We have had posters here do a "voluntary muting" by exerting their own self control and not logging in.

If a person wants us to mute them, how does it stretch anyone's self control to not do something that they couldn't do anyway?
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Re: Voluntary Muting
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2012, 07:58:39 PM »
ozgeorge used to post in his signature line "I am not posting here during Lent."  I suppose if you do that and you also logged out from the site with your browser, you would have to go through the process of logging in to post on the site so that might be a deterrent.

Or you could install web filtering software and put our website in the blocked list :)
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Re: Voluntary Muting
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012, 09:34:45 PM »
Oh, I think it is helpful at times to have an extra layer of security at times.  Kind of like a seatbelt.   ;D

Quick question: can a Forum member request 'voluntary muting'?  The reason I ask is that I'm thinking of extending my Lenten fasting of my internet participation in a new way, and was wondering how I could 'switch off' my account so that I don't get into any unprofitable squabbles during a season frought with temptations.  Is this possible?

We have had posters here do a "voluntary muting" by exerting their own self control and not logging in.

If a person wants us to mute them, how does it stretch anyone's self control to not do something that they couldn't do anyway?
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Re: Voluntary Muting
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 12:26:37 AM »
I suppose we're already planning our annual Clean Monday site blackout for 2012-02-27.
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Re: Voluntary Muting
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 01:00:18 PM »
I like to think of web filtering and the like as a sorta chemical castration, which I have been doing for some time.

Works wonderfully.

EDIT: The chemical castration, not the web filtering. Let's not get carried away here.
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Re: Voluntary Muting
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 06:35:02 PM »
Quick question: can a Forum member request 'voluntary muting'?  The reason I ask is that I'm thinking of extending my Lenten fasting of my internet participation in a new way, and was wondering how I could 'switch off' my account so that I don't get into any unprofitable squabbles during a season frought with temptations.  Is this possible?

I have found that just not turning on the power switch on my PC does the same thing. That one must struggle a little to resist the temptation to just peek is not a bad thing during the fast  ;)
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Re: Voluntary Muting
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012, 10:41:11 PM »
Quick question: can a Forum member request 'voluntary muting'?  The reason I ask is that I'm thinking of extending my Lenten fasting of my internet participation in a new way, and was wondering how I could 'switch off' my account so that I don't get into any unprofitable squabbles during a season frought with temptations.  Is this possible?

Father,

Wouldn't being muted prevent you from seeing the many prayer requests that are made on OC.net daily?

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Re: Voluntary Muting
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2012, 12:14:50 AM »
Quick question: can a Forum member request 'voluntary muting'?  The reason I ask is that I'm thinking of extending my Lenten fasting of my internet participation in a new way, and was wondering how I could 'switch off' my account so that I don't get into any unprofitable squabbles during a season frought with temptations.  Is this possible?

Father,

Wouldn't being muted prevent you from seeing the many prayer requests that are made on OC.net daily?
No. One who is muted can read posts on this forum but cannot write posts.
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Re: Voluntary Muting
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012, 12:28:23 AM »
My point being that if he wants to limit his time on OC.net maybe the Prayer forum is the best place to be.

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Re: Voluntary Muting
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 12:32:33 AM »
I think I know how one might procure a 'voluntary muting', although he would not be able to dictate the length of his muting if he attempted to obtain one.
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