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Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned
« on: November 24, 2003, 06:29:37 PM »
Friends,

From now on, banners in signatures to other forums are not allowed although you may link to another forum or website in your signature, without comment.

From now on, you may not advertise your other web forum on our forum.  Links to threads on other forums are allowed, however, if they are pertinent to discussions here.

Proselytizing people to your jurisdiction is no longer allowed.  I don't care if it is the GOA or the ROAC, we don't exist to give spiritual advice, but rather to discuss spiritual matters. There is a healthy distinction.  If you feel the need to plug your group then do it by private message.

You may not private message others to solicit them to join your forum, however.  We have the ability to read other people's private messages (this is disclosed in the member agreement you sign when joining the forum) and we don't do that usually, but we can, and we will, if we think you are trying to lure people away from our site.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.  From a human standpoint I would be lying if I said that some people in particular did not precipitate this action BUT at the same time there have been others over the past 1.5 years who have done this as well, so it is not just based on a knee-jerk reaction.

Stay tuned for an even more indepth statement on proselytism to be issued soon by all of us Admins.

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Re:Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2003, 09:13:02 PM »
I think you will find 99.99% of us behind you on this one, Anastasios.

Way to go!
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Re:Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2003, 09:16:56 PM »
OH NUTS! And I was hoping to convert everyone here!! ;)  Way to spoil the fun!! :P
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Re:Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2003, 09:17:37 PM »
I hope you realize I'm just KIDDING!@!@!
"Where I live in Manhattan and where I work at ABC, people say 'conservative' the way people say 'child molester.' Leftist thinking is just the culture that I live in and the culture the reporters who populate the mainstream media

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Re:Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2003, 01:39:23 AM »
Kidding is hereby banned.

(Oh come on, you knew someone had to make the comment)  :)
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Re:Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2003, 01:57:25 AM »
Kidding is hereby banned.

(Oh come on, you knew someone had to make the comment)  :)

Well, I have scanned your post for links to the web sites of anti-kidding sectarians, and you are cleared.

Carry on, sir.
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Re:Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2003, 02:01:33 AM »
Somehow I feel a new Onion Dome article being written....
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Re:Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2003, 08:27:04 AM »
Beginning with the next board version release, signatures won't allow images to be placed in them.....

It was just annoying to begin with, especially on some forums where some signatures take up nearly half the page.


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Re:Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2003, 03:10:51 PM »
Oh NUTS . . . . I'm not going to get excommunicated am I?
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2003, 04:47:06 PM »
That depends on what your signature actually says.  :P
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Re:Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2003, 06:11:07 PM »
My signature is the Hail Mary in Hebrew :D
"Where I live in Manhattan and where I work at ABC, people say 'conservative' the way people say 'child molester.' Leftist thinking is just the culture that I live in and the culture the reporters who populate the mainstream media

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Re:Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2003, 06:26:01 PM »
Hey, I don't mind Manischevitz.  And I'm the Grand Vizier.
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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2003, 06:27:19 PM »
Manishevitz? That’s more cool-aid than wine.  *ick*

No - My preference is for Merlots.  The St Francis and Franciscan Labels are quite fine.  (Go figure!!)
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Re:Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2003, 06:32:29 PM »
I don't make a habit out of drinking the stuff, I just like it for sentimental reasons.  PM me if it really has you wondering.  :P
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« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2003, 06:36:35 PM »
vicki: who do we have to discriminate against?  members of franciscan orders who are neither orthodox or catholic?;)
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Re:Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2003, 07:31:52 PM »
Very funny! The only discriminating I tolerate is of the palate, Brother Max...If you are happy with Nasti Spumonti, fine...you may have same and welcome....I'll stick to Vueve Cliquot or Dom P....My parents had a fine way of making sure their children didn't go drinking...they turned us into wine snobs in our teens....so we couldn't tolerate what our allowance would afford, and couldn't afford enough of what we liked to do damage to ourselves.... ;)

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« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2003, 08:51:44 PM »
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You may not private message others to solicit them to join your forum, however.  We have the ability to read other people's private messages (this is disclosed in the member agreement you sign when joining the forum) and we don't do that usually, but we can, and we will, if we think you are trying to lure people away from our site.

As I've said in my bio, it is not my intent to win over Orthodox to Catholicism; however, I will continue to respond to what I believe to be error, in charity, and in truth.

I have indeed sent links to other forums by PM. This was not done in a spirit of proselytism, as the forum was ecumenical, and some of your own already post there. (It was on my "home" forum that I learned from Serge of OC.net.)

Is the prohibition on PMing forum URL's exhaustive, or is it intended to prohibit proselytism?

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Re:Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2003, 01:04:17 PM »
"Man, oh Manischewitz! Boy, what a wine!"
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Re:Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2004, 05:54:28 PM »
 :)I have no problem at all with this ukase!
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Re: Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2005, 04:02:10 PM »
I am open to be proselytzed, but I think I know what you mean.

Are there any folks in New Jersey or New York that are open to IM or even fellowship?

Maybe you can help me with that?

I just bought a prayer rope to help me with the Jesus Prayer.

Man you folks do not know what a step that is for me (being an Orthodox Pentecostal)-that at least is what I am for now. I am getting there.

Pray for me.

Humbly-

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Re: Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2005, 04:45:07 PM »
If you want to IM me, see my profile.  :)
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Re: Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2005, 05:35:52 PM »
I on the other hand make a habit of drinking copious amounts of wine.

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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2005, 10:43:01 AM »
Man you folks do not know what a step that is for me (being an Orthodox Pentecostal)-that at least is what I am for now. I am getting there.

Hmmm.  I used to be a plain Pentecostal, many years ago.  AOG - see, even fits in with OCA, GOA, ROCOR, ROCiE, etc.
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Re:Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2005, 06:00:09 AM »
vicki: who do we have to discriminate against?  members of franciscan orders who are neither orthodox or catholic?;)

You don't mean Anglican ones I hope.  ;D
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« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2005, 11:46:08 PM »
no converting anyone to islam......I promise. ;D