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The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« on: October 04, 2012, 09:43:41 PM »


Announcing:

The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We need your help! 

Here is why:

This site costs $ 40.00 per month. 

To keep
OrthodoxChristianity.net
operating we
need your donation.

The current balance for October 2012 is
$ 39.33.  I’d like you to join me in giving to
 OrthodoxChristianity.net. 

Donations have been few and far between.

All it would take to “pay the bill” each month
would be small donations from our members. 

Please consider making a donation to the “Treasury” here on
OrthodoxChristianity.net
to keep us on the Net.

Thank you!



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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 03:03:41 PM »
Please make sure to donate on a regular basis.  If 40 of us give $1 a month, every month, problem solved!
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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012, 12:33:44 AM »
Last month, the first for the fund drive was great.  We exceeded our goal.  Hopefully we can meet this month's goal with your generosity.

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012, 10:31:48 PM »
It is important that we become regular givers.  A.k.a. Stewards of the site
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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 11:58:35 PM »
We had over two-hundred people visit the site according to today's statistics.  It would be nice to hear from more of our members.

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 12:23:56 AM »
How/Where do we give?  Maybe I missed it.

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 12:30:41 AM »
Go to the "Treasury" section between the links for "Contact" and "Tags." 

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2012, 03:16:24 PM »
I've been offline for awhile attending to other things, but thank you for your donations, which have been and are being processed!

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2012, 02:48:23 PM »
We have met and exceeded our goal for November.

Thank you!

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2012, 04:10:56 PM »
The Fund Drive for November went very well.  I hope we match November's drive this month.

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2012, 05:37:49 PM »
I'll tip in something today or tomorrow. :)
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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2012, 05:55:28 PM »
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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2012, 11:08:33 AM »
We did great this month!

It would be great to have more people give in the new year since we have so many members.

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2012, 07:01:17 PM »
We did great this month!

It would be great to have more people give in the new year since we have so many members.

And remember you do not have to give a huge amount!  Any little bit helps! 
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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2012, 07:48:14 PM »
What happens to the money when it reaches above the goal?

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2012, 07:56:20 PM »
What happens to the money when it reaches above the goal?

It goes directly to funding the operation/upkeep of the site:  aka, paying the bill for hosting the site.  There's a break-down somewhere on the site of exactly where the money goes to. 
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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2013, 11:30:52 AM »

And remember you do not have to give a huge amount!  Any little bit helps! 

Exactly!

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2013, 12:03:30 PM »
Did we just make the goal for January? :o *happy dance*
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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2013, 12:14:02 PM »
Yes!  It looks like we did.  That is great!

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2013, 09:33:59 PM »
A good start for February.  We can use a few more donations to meet this month's goal.

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2013, 11:18:59 AM »
To answer the question posed above, donations ebb and flow.  Over time, we meet our goals, but sometimes we don't. When we go over in a month, it averages out the times we don't make the goal.

Here's how it works: money donated goes through the OCnet Treasury application to a paypal account that is under my control and is recorded in the private Administration dashboard area of OCnet for tracking purposes.  I pay the bills for OCnet out of my personal funds, and then reimburse myself from this paypal account. Besides their being able to see the Treasury application totals in the Admin section, I maintain a basic accounting spreadsheet that is available to the other administrators for purposes of open, full disclosure, and transparency.

When we get more than we need, which has happened a few times, I pre-pay the server costs in advance even further, because we get a discount by doing that.  Eventually, within 1-2 years, we are also going to need more server space, since the forum database is getting huge. So that factors into my planning purposes as well.

The most money we ever stockpiled at one time was about $700, at which point I prepaid the server for two years. It is good through sometime in 2014 currently. Moneys collected now will be used to renew the server after that point, and toward the upcoming server expansion (which might increase our cost by something like 25-35%, but don't quote me on that, as I don't have the numbers in front of me).

If we ever got a really big windfall, I might also consult with the other administrators and moderators about ways to expand the site beyond its current reach; I had always wanted to make OCnet more than "just" a forum (although never compromising/jeopardizing this primary mission, since we do it so well), but time constraints and resource constraints have prevented that heretofore.

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2013, 05:30:08 PM »
Thanks for the post explaining it!  :)
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« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2013, 11:34:31 PM »
Thanks for the post explaining it!  :)

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2013, 08:48:01 PM »
Ladies and Gentlemen,

We still need your support for this forum.

Beyond the monthly fee we need donations for big projects
like updating the site.

Last month did not end as well as previous months have.

If you have not donated before, please do.

Thank you!
  :)


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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2013, 09:57:53 PM »

All donations

both large

and small

are appreciated!


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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2013, 10:10:17 PM »
Ladies and Gentlemen,

We still need your support for this forum.

Beyond the monthly fee we need donations for big projects
like updating the site.

Last month did not end as well as previous months have.

If you have not donated before, please do.

Thank you!
  :)


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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2013, 10:28:49 PM »
I'm just a member.  I started giving to the treasury and wanted to encourage other members to give as well.  Especially, during the fasts.  I've been encouraged by one of our administrators to continue with the fund drive.

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2013, 10:30:05 PM »
Ladies and Gentlemen,

We still need your support for this forum.

Beyond the monthly fee we need donations for big projects
like updating the site.


Last month did not end as well as previous months have.

If you have not donated before, please do.

Thank you!
  :)



And you know what's in bolded how?
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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2013, 10:40:35 PM »
Ladies and Gentlemen,

We still need your support for this forum.

Beyond the monthly fee we need donations for big projects
like updating the site.


Last month did not end as well as previous months have.

If you have not donated before, please do.

Thank you!
  :)



And you know what's in bolded how?

Because I told him so. 

And because of this post...which is only a few posts above this reply:

To answer the question posed above, donations ebb and flow.  Over time, we meet our goals, but sometimes we don't. When we go over in a month, it averages out the times we don't make the goal.

Here's how it works: money donated goes through the OCnet Treasury application to a paypal account that is under my control and is recorded in the private Administration dashboard area of OCnet for tracking purposes.  I pay the bills for OCnet out of my personal funds, and then reimburse myself from this paypal account. Besides their being able to see the Treasury application totals in the Admin section, I maintain a basic accounting spreadsheet that is available to the other administrators for purposes of open, full disclosure, and transparency.

When we get more than we need, which has happened a few times, I pre-pay the server costs in advance even further, because we get a discount by doing that.  Eventually, within 1-2 years, we are also going to need more server space, since the forum database is getting huge. So that factors into my planning purposes as well.

The most money we ever stockpiled at one time was about $700, at which point I prepaid the server for two years. It is good through sometime in 2014 currently. Moneys collected now will be used to renew the server after that point, and toward the upcoming server expansion (which might increase our cost by something like 25-35%, but don't quote me on that, as I don't have the numbers in front of me).

If we ever got a really big windfall, I might also consult with the other administrators and moderators about ways to expand the site beyond its current reach; I had always wanted to make OCnet more than "just" a forum (although never compromising/jeopardizing this primary mission, since we do it so well), but time constraints and resource constraints have prevented that heretofore.

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2013, 04:40:41 PM »

Great Lent - a great time to give.


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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2013, 07:47:59 PM »

I hope some of our members on
OrthodoxChristianity.net
will add a small donation to the site
in between their other tithes this month.


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« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2013, 07:49:27 PM »
Will plunk in something this week. :)
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The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2013, 04:05:21 PM »

We did well last month. 

I hope our members will match it this month as well.


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« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2013, 05:07:11 PM »
Is there a way in which we can make recurring payments automatically?  I forget...often.   :-\
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« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2013, 06:13:43 PM »
you might be able to through PayPal.  Someone much smarter than me can walk you through it. 
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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2013, 07:04:34 PM »
is there a way to donate that gives 100% of the donation to OCnet without giving some to paypal?
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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2013, 10:04:55 PM »
Is there a way in which we can make recurring payments automatically?  I forget...often.   :-\

That is a very good question - I don't know offhand...

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« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2013, 10:07:46 PM »
is there a way to donate that gives 100% of the donation to OCnet without giving some to paypal?

I would guess one might be able to mail a donation directly to Anastasios, the owner.

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2013, 06:13:12 PM »
Is there a way in which we can make recurring payments automatically?  I forget...often.   :-\

Anastasios replied to my email about this question.  His rely was:
"I believe that recurring payments cannot be set up through our treasury system at this time."

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« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2013, 06:17:40 PM »
is there a way to donate that gives 100% of the donation to OCnet without giving some to paypal?

This was something I asked the owner of this website, Anastasios, so I could find our for you.  He replied that people can mail him the donation directly.

PM me if you or any of our members want his address for donations.

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« Reply #40 on: May 23, 2013, 03:04:13 AM »
Is there a way in which we can make recurring payments automatically?  I forget...often.   :-\

Anastasios replied to my email about this question.  His rely was:
"I believe that recurring payments cannot be set up through our treasury system at this time."
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« Reply #41 on: June 01, 2013, 08:24:35 PM »

We did well last month exceeding our goal.

Every little bit helps.


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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #42 on: June 24, 2013, 06:44:03 PM »


We still need

your donation.




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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #43 on: July 01, 2013, 01:54:58 PM »

We did not reach the usual monthly goal in June.

If you can, please donate.



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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2013, 02:46:48 PM »
^ standard orthodox stewardship procedures.  Summer months = less $ for church.   ;) ;D
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« Reply #45 on: August 01, 2013, 11:21:00 AM »
So true, Father, so true!

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« Reply #46 on: August 01, 2013, 11:31:09 AM »


Any donation would help.

Thank you!




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« Reply #47 on: September 01, 2013, 05:45:52 PM »


We exceeded last month's goal.

All donations appreciated!



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« Reply #48 on: September 01, 2013, 06:03:47 PM »


We exceeded last month's goal.

All donations appreciated!




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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #49 on: October 03, 2013, 05:27:56 PM »


We did well last month.


Please consider making a donation.



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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #50 on: November 01, 2013, 08:40:40 PM »

If you are not a site supporter you can easily become
one by making a donation to the site.




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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #51 on: December 02, 2013, 02:58:29 PM »

Last month went well for the fund drive.

Thank you for your donations to the site.




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« Reply #52 on: December 20, 2013, 07:13:51 PM »

Looking forward to
your continued support
this Christmas season.





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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #53 on: January 01, 2014, 11:38:51 AM »



Happy New Year!

Thanks to all who supported

OrthodoxChristianity.net last year with their donations.






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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #54 on: January 26, 2014, 05:39:00 PM »

We are currently below our

goal for the month of January.




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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #55 on: February 01, 2014, 01:29:12 AM »


We fell below our goal for January.

All donations are appreciated.

Thank you for your support to

OrthodoxChristianity.net




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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #56 on: February 17, 2014, 12:38:47 PM »
Thank you to all that responded

due to the Fund Drive falling

short of the monthly goal in January.



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« Reply #57 on: February 17, 2014, 01:35:01 PM »
I'm sorry we fell short. I will plunk in a few dollars today. :)

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« Reply #58 on: March 01, 2014, 06:46:27 PM »

Great Lent approaches - the perfect time to give.

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« Reply #59 on: April 01, 2014, 01:36:27 PM »


Thank you to last month's donors.

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« Reply #60 on: May 01, 2014, 01:06:01 PM »


We exceeded last month's goal. 

Thank you to the donors.

Your donation is important to the site.



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« Reply #61 on: June 01, 2014, 09:56:05 PM »


We were unsuccessful in meeting May's goal.

Please consider a donation to the site.

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« Reply #62 on: July 01, 2014, 12:18:32 AM »



The month of June did not yield any donations.

If you can, please donate.

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« Reply #63 on: July 01, 2014, 10:55:41 AM »

Edit: We did receive a donation at the end of June 30th.

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« Reply #64 on: July 09, 2014, 09:10:35 PM »

Thank you to all who have responded with your support for July.





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« Reply #65 on: August 01, 2014, 11:06:49 PM »
Thank you for highlighting this regularly. It is much appreciated.
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« Reply #66 on: August 02, 2014, 11:28:54 AM »
Thank you for highlighting this regularly. It is much appreciated.


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« Reply #67 on: August 02, 2014, 11:59:16 AM »


Thank you to our multiple donors last month.

Donations small and large are appreciated.





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« Reply #68 on: August 02, 2014, 12:16:09 PM »
Thank you, Ixoye and Anastasios.  :angel:
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« Reply #69 on: August 02, 2014, 08:45:54 PM »
the last time I donated, i believe July, it didn't post to the treasury

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« Reply #70 on: August 02, 2014, 08:51:19 PM »
Not sure if it was posted to the treasury when I donated in July, either.
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« Reply #71 on: August 02, 2014, 10:40:23 PM »
Thank you, Ixoye and Anastasios.  :angel:

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« Reply #72 on: August 02, 2014, 10:43:56 PM »
I notice that some of the donors on the Treasury page are listed as "Anonymous." 

It depends on if the box is checkmarked or not to list the name or be listed as "Anonymous" from my experience.






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« Reply #73 on: August 03, 2014, 05:04:43 PM »
I notice that some of the donors on the Treasury page are listed as "Anonymous." 

It depends on if the box is checkmarked or not to list the name or be listed as "Anonymous" from my experience.







That wasn't the issue, it didn't post at all, anon or otherwise

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #74 on: August 03, 2014, 08:09:12 PM »
I notice that some of the donors on the Treasury page are listed as "Anonymous." 

It depends on if the box is checkmarked or not to list the name or be listed as "Anonymous" from my experience.




That wasn't the issue, it didn't post at all, anon or otherwise



Sorry, I don't know - Anastasios would know since he is the Webdespota/Site owner and all monies go to him.

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« Reply #75 on: September 01, 2014, 06:01:11 PM »


Thank you to our generous donors last month.

All donations are appreciated.

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« Reply #76 on: October 01, 2014, 09:14:52 AM »

Please consider a small donation to the forum this month.

Thank you to our generous donors last month.



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« Reply #77 on: October 01, 2014, 10:20:11 AM »
I will be doing an audit for the past 6 months of donations, as I usually do from time to time. Those who have donated and don't have "site supporter" on their profile, and want it, will be adjusted at that time. Those who wish to remain anon, will, as usual. Those who have had problems donating, please PM me and I will look in to it.

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« Reply #78 on: November 01, 2014, 07:24:48 PM »

Please consider a donation this month

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« Reply #79 on: December 02, 2014, 12:54:20 AM »

No donations were given in November.

Please consider giving this month.

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« Reply #80 on: January 01, 2015, 01:12:32 AM »

Many thanks to those who

donated last year.

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« Reply #81 on: February 01, 2015, 03:41:18 PM »

Thank you to January's donors.

Donations of any size are welcome.



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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #82 on: May 16, 2015, 11:05:33 AM »
Will we have the Treasury for the site again?

It is past April 15 (taxes paid) and there is no Treasury button. This seems like an important problem to me.


...... you can always click the donate button here: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=WokFampDOpry2J4cx1vL3vRlaXJzMkoaNwhxyHaoyt6yji3G25-kWulw3B8&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8da8649a435e198e44a05ba053bc68d12e


The PayPal link does not work!


LenInSebastopol: what do you mean, the paypal link did not work? What happened, exactly? Thanks!


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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #83 on: May 16, 2015, 06:41:31 PM »
Opus118,

I have asked about the Treasury and was given a reply that seemed like the return of the Treasury would probably happen.  So far, no further word has been given.

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« Reply #84 on: May 17, 2015, 12:17:52 AM »
Opus118,

I have asked about the Treasury and was given a reply that seemed like the return of the Treasury would probably happen.  So far, no further word has been given.

I do have an update, I had to go to a Cal State San Marcos graduation thingy and then other things arose once I got home.

This is what I did. I went to:

http://www.anastasioshudson.com/

There is a donate button.

I put in the amount and once got into PayPal, I was able to specify what the donation is for.

It has been rare for donations to be in significant surplus (often deficits, up until now), so the treasury accounting is not currently necessary to justify need.

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #85 on: June 05, 2015, 08:11:06 PM »
Opus118,

I have asked about the Treasury and was given a reply that seemed like the return of the Treasury would probably happen.  So far, no further word has been given.

So is Mr. Hudson part of OC Net? Is he the Treasurer?
A bit confused.
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« Reply #86 on: June 05, 2015, 08:37:32 PM »
He is the owner :)
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« Reply #87 on: June 05, 2015, 10:18:41 PM »
Opus118,

I have asked about the Treasury and was given a reply that seemed like the return of the Treasury would probably happen.  So far, no further word has been given.


So is Mr. Hudson part of OC Net? Is he the Treasurer?
A bit confused.


Yes, he is Anastasios Hudson, co-founder of this website.


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« Reply #88 on: June 18, 2015, 10:14:36 PM »
Is this still a thing? How do you donate? I seem to recall a button somewhere...
The term planet earth is an innovation which has arisen in recent centuries with the error of heliocentrism.

If one wants to confess a pure doctrine of Orthodoxy, they should be careful not to refer to the earth as a planet, unlike the current Pope as well as Patriarch Kirill and Patriarch Bartholomew, who regularly speak in error when they refer to our planet earth.

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« Reply #89 on: June 18, 2015, 10:18:01 PM »
Is this still a thing? How do you donate? I seem to recall a button somewhere...

I believe this was the latest/last response to that:

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Donations that went to the former Treasury plugin only support forum maintenance costs, and I did not take a penny from that, ever. However, I do have expenses and needs, and would appreciate any support possible personally. I've always stayed away from putting ads on the site (even though I could probably generate $500/month) because it's annoying, and because I would also feel obliged to share with the moderators since they are the ones providing the most hours of service to this site. This is the only time I plan to advertise a personal appeal.

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #90 on: June 18, 2015, 10:27:46 PM »
Hmm, that link doesn't seem to work.  :-\
The term planet earth is an innovation which has arisen in recent centuries with the error of heliocentrism.

If one wants to confess a pure doctrine of Orthodoxy, they should be careful not to refer to the earth as a planet, unlike the current Pope as well as Patriarch Kirill and Patriarch Bartholomew, who regularly speak in error when they refer to our planet earth.

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« Reply #91 on: June 18, 2015, 10:39:08 PM »
I will PM instead.. I don't know what the privacy preferences are...
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« Reply #92 on: June 18, 2015, 10:45:25 PM »
Thnx.
The term planet earth is an innovation which has arisen in recent centuries with the error of heliocentrism.

If one wants to confess a pure doctrine of Orthodoxy, they should be careful not to refer to the earth as a planet, unlike the current Pope as well as Patriarch Kirill and Patriarch Bartholomew, who regularly speak in error when they refer to our planet earth.

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« Reply #93 on: June 19, 2015, 12:41:07 AM »
Is this still a thing? How do you donate? I seem to recall a button somewhere...

I believe this was the latest/last response to that:

Shameless plug: if you appreciate the work done on the site, please buy my book here: http://www.anastasioshudson.com/publications/new-book-metropolitan-petros-of-astoria/

If it doesn't interest you, you can always click the donate button here: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=WokFampDOpry2J4cx1vL3vRlaXJzMkoaNwhxyHaoyt6yji3G25-kWulw3B8&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8da8649a435e198e44a05ba053bc68d12e

Donations that went to the former Treasury plugin only support forum maintenance costs, and I did not take a penny from that, ever. However, I do have expenses and needs, and would appreciate any support possible personally. I've always stayed away from putting ads on the site (even though I could probably generate $500/month) because it's annoying, and because I would also feel obliged to share with the moderators since they are the ones providing the most hours of service to this site. This is the only time I plan to advertise a personal appeal.

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« Reply #94 on: June 19, 2015, 12:42:21 AM »
Hmm, that link doesn't seem to work.  :-\

I have no idea what you are talking about. I posted about a solution for this. Old links do not work. Read what I wrote. It you have concerns let me know. I have a lot of faith and little concerns on these matters.
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« Reply #95 on: June 19, 2015, 09:10:51 AM »
I do not understand a single thing you just wrote.
The term planet earth is an innovation which has arisen in recent centuries with the error of heliocentrism.

If one wants to confess a pure doctrine of Orthodoxy, they should be careful not to refer to the earth as a planet, unlike the current Pope as well as Patriarch Kirill and Patriarch Bartholomew, who regularly speak in error when they refer to our planet earth.

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« Reply #96 on: June 19, 2015, 09:30:07 AM »
I do not understand a single thing you just wrote.

Not surprising.

Let us try this

Click on this:
http://www.anastasioshudson.com/

Look for the smiling face on the right.

Notice the yellow Donate button directly underneath the smiling face.

Click on that button.

Then do what you usually do when you make paypal payments.

If you don't think that a box of Wheat Thins is important why working on the computer, you can write a note that your money is not for Wheat Thins, only for the typing fingers that keep the forum running.
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« Reply #97 on: June 19, 2015, 09:32:52 AM »
Ok, thanks.  :)
The term planet earth is an innovation which has arisen in recent centuries with the error of heliocentrism.

If one wants to confess a pure doctrine of Orthodoxy, they should be careful not to refer to the earth as a planet, unlike the current Pope as well as Patriarch Kirill and Patriarch Bartholomew, who regularly speak in error when they refer to our planet earth.

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« Reply #98 on: June 19, 2015, 12:47:55 PM »
Never an unbizarre post.
How can you be so incarnationally constipated?

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« Reply #99 on: December 01, 2015, 12:21:33 PM »


The "Treasury" section of the site has returned.

Please donate if you are able.

Thank you very much!



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« Reply #100 on: December 02, 2015, 04:52:19 PM »


The "Treasury" section of the site has returned.

Please donate if you are able.

Thank you very much!

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« Reply #101 on: January 02, 2016, 12:10:41 AM »


Please donate if you can.

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« Reply #102 on: January 09, 2016, 10:14:09 AM »


Please donate if you can.

Thank you!

I did or thought I did; I gave to some guy, seemed connected, but never got any acknowledgment or word-one.
As such I had to wonder if it was a scam.
A few years ago I donated and got a "Site Supporter" thingy posted, at least.
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« Reply #103 on: January 09, 2016, 11:21:27 AM »


Please donate if you can.

Thank you!

I did or thought I did; I gave to some guy, seemed connected, but never got any acknowledgment or word-one.
As such I had to wonder if it was a scam.
A few years ago I donated and got a "Site Supporter" thingy posted, at least.

Do you mean Anastasios, the site owner?

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« Reply #104 on: January 09, 2016, 01:49:28 PM »

Please donate if you can.

Thank you!

I did or thought I did; I gave to some guy, seemed connected, but never got any acknowledgment or word-one.
As such I had to wonder if it was a scam.
A few years ago I donated and got a "Site Supporter" thingy posted, at least.

Do you mean Anastasios, the site owner?

That sounds very familiar but it was about 6 months ago so I don't remember the specifics. IIRC there was a photo of a mesocephalic-roundy-type of fellow, maybe with thinning hair. Yes, I think Anastasios was the name and he may have been doing the student-thingy or going to Seminary so I figured he was to busy to respond. I could look it up but there is no need, I just hope it was well spent and if it was on this Forum, then it was well spent (though strangely..... but enough about Mor  :o
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« Reply #105 on: January 10, 2016, 12:44:20 AM »

Please donate if you can.

Thank you!

I did or thought I did; I gave to some guy, seemed connected, but never got any acknowledgment or word-one.
As such I had to wonder if it was a scam.
A few years ago I donated and got a "Site Supporter" thingy posted, at least.

Do you mean Anastasios, the site owner?

That sounds very familiar but it was about 6 months ago so I don't remember the specifics. IIRC there was a photo of a mesocephalic-roundy-type of fellow, maybe with thinning hair. Yes, I think Anastasios was the name and he may have been doing the student-thingy or going to Seminary so I figured he was to busy to respond. I could look it up but there is no need, I just hope it was well spent and if it was on this Forum, then it was well spent (though strangely..... but enough about Mor  :o)

The site owner and sole person that keeps this forum running (as far as I know; conceivably he could also use trained monkeys but they are probably more expensive than human beings) is Anastasios Hudson (Dustin Hudson in the paypal receipts).

Right now there is no indication that money is coming into this site because the Donations section is nonfunctional.

Your job is to set up the nonprofit, OC.net-Ministries.org (see the non-existent Ministry section of this forum). PayPal will no longer take substantial cut to donations and donations will be be tax deductible (a win-win). More importantly this will allow us to seek corporate or foundational  donations. Right now only Anastasios would be employed but I see big things in the future. I would like you to put your capitalistic skills to good use. Before you recede back into the woodwork, I think you are needed in the ministry section (as of yet non-existent).

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« Reply #106 on: January 10, 2016, 10:27:21 AM »

Please donate if you can.

Thank you!

I did or thought I did; I gave to some guy, seemed connected, but never got any acknowledgment or word-one.
As such I had to wonder if it was a scam.
A few years ago I donated and got a "Site Supporter" thingy posted, at least.

Do you mean Anastasios, the site owner?

That sounds very familiar but it was about 6 months ago so I don't remember the specifics. IIRC there was a photo of a mesocephalic-roundy-type of fellow, maybe with thinning hair. Yes, I think Anastasios was the name and he may have been doing the student-thingy or going to Seminary so I figured he was to busy to respond. I could look it up but there is no need, I just hope it was well spent and if it was on this Forum, then it was well spent (though strangely..... but enough about Mor  :o)

The site owner and sole person that keeps this forum running (as far as I know; conceivably he could also use trained monkeys but they are probably more expensive than human beings) is Anastasios Hudson (Dustin Hudson in the paypal receipts).

Right now there is no indication that money is coming into this site because the Donations section is nonfunctional.

Your job is to set up the nonprofit, OC.net-Ministries.org (see the non-existent Ministry section of this forum). PayPal will no longer take substantial cut to donations and donations will be be tax deductible (a win-win). More importantly this will allow us to seek corporate or foundational  donations. Right now only Anastasios would be employed but I see big things in the future. I would like you to put your capitalistic skills to good use. Before you recede back into the woodwork, I think you are needed in the ministry section (as of yet non-existent).

It only appears you are writing to me, since I am needed as much as hell needs Bics. Posts will prove I am clueless as to most, if not all, the above (with a plus). 
But I do appreciate being nominated for a task that does not exist, as serendipity finds I am almost capable of doing assignments that are not yet founded.  :o
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« Reply #107 on: February 04, 2016, 12:57:42 PM »

Your donation little or big is appreciated.





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« Reply #108 on: March 02, 2016, 06:22:55 PM »



A small reminder

if you have been meaning to

make a donation.






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« Reply #109 on: March 04, 2016, 01:17:09 AM »



A small reminder

if you have been meaning to

make a donation.



Your effort would be easier if the treasury posted what remains to be needed for the month: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?action=treasury

As it stands now, even if I donated $480 that would cover the entire year, the treasury would continue to indicate that no one has donated.
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« Reply #110 on: March 04, 2016, 01:46:09 AM »



A small reminder

if you have been meaning to

make a donation.



Your effort would be easier if the treasury posted what remains to be needed for the month: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?action=treasury

As it stands now, even if I donated $480 that would cover the entire year, the treasury would continue to indicate that no one has donated.

It must be a glitch in the system since it always indicated donations prior to the period when the site was revised.

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« Reply #111 on: June 01, 2016, 09:37:58 PM »
The Fund Drive is still going.

Donations still accepted.

Thank you!


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« Reply #112 on: June 02, 2016, 11:40:18 PM »
Yes, thank you to all who donate!

Right now, we are down to $20 in the treasury. This is because of renewing the server for a year back in Sept 2015 with more power (raising the monthly cost from 30 to 40 a month, so an expenditure of about $480) and also because when I did the server migration and fixed some of the lingering problems with the forum (I am aware there are more...) I paid myself for the work for the one and only time I've ever done that in 10 years, since I was in a bad financial state last year. I took out about $200 for this (which did not cover my total time--I could have made more money delivering pizzas by comparison) just to cover some bills I had at the time.

I would like to get the treasury back to $480 by September so that we can renew the site for another year in advance. If we do not raise the necessary funds, I will chip in, since the Lord has blessed me with a better job and I am on better footing, but I'd prefer it if we as a community could continue to do it together by everyone pitching in a little.

I just wanted to offer a little transparency, and give you the rough overview of the situation. Sorry I don't have time to run the actual numbers, but I do periodically make the finances available to Fr. George & Lisa for accountability purposes, just FYI.

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« Reply #113 on: July 01, 2016, 06:18:35 PM »
Hoping we can build up the treasury for the site. 

You donation is helpful!

Thank you!

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« Reply #114 on: August 01, 2016, 12:59:09 PM »

This is reminder to the forum

members interested in donating to

Orthodox Christianity.net. 

A new month is here and donations are appreciated.

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« Reply #115 on: August 01, 2016, 02:11:05 PM »
Yes, thank you to all who donate!

Right now, we are down to $20 in the treasury. This is because of renewing the server for a year back in Sept 2015 with more power (raising the monthly cost from 30 to 40 a month, so an expenditure of about $480) and also because when I did the server migration and fixed some of the lingering problems with the forum (I am aware there are more...) I paid myself for the work for the one and only time I've ever done that in 10 years, since I was in a bad financial state last year. I took out about $200 for this (which did not cover my total time--I could have made more money delivering pizzas by comparison) just to cover some bills I had at the time.

I would like to get the treasury back to $480 by September so that we can renew the site for another year in advance. If we do not raise the necessary funds, I will chip in, since the Lord has blessed me with a better job and I am on better footing, but I'd prefer it if we as a community could continue to do it together by everyone pitching in a little.

I just wanted to offer a little transparency, and give you the rough overview of the situation. Sorry I don't have time to run the actual numbers, but I do periodically make the finances available to Fr. George & Lisa for accountability purposes, just FYI.

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This is reminder to the forum

members interested in donating to

Orthodox Christianity.net. 

A new month is here and donations are appreciated.

Thank you!




Where can we donate?

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« Reply #116 on: August 01, 2016, 02:16:44 PM »
I donate through the "Donations" tab at the top of the page.

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« Reply #117 on: August 02, 2016, 04:18:27 PM »
Ok cool!  Thanks!

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« Reply #118 on: September 03, 2016, 08:05:38 PM »
If you are not a site supporter you can easily become
one by making a donation to the site.

Thank you!

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« Reply #119 on: September 25, 2016, 09:17:57 PM »
Ill help out as soon as I get a paypal account and
Seperate debit card for internet transactions.

Surprised that the cost is not covered in one day of donations
For this website. Espesially because there is not much out there for English speaking Orthodox Followers.


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« Reply #120 on: September 25, 2016, 09:38:53 PM »
Charles,

On behalf of the Fund Drive, I thank you!

As a note I would like to say that all the donations go directly to the owner of the site, Anastasios.

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« Reply #121 on: September 26, 2016, 10:18:17 AM »
Surprised that the cost is not covered in one day of donations
For this website. Espesially because there is not much out there for English speaking Orthodox Followers.

The donation goal table is non-functional. At least the PayPal button works now.
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« Reply #122 on: September 26, 2016, 11:09:29 AM »
The donation goal table is non-functional. At least the PayPal button works now.

I have emailed about that multiple times asking for that to be fixed.

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« Reply #123 on: October 03, 2016, 11:09:27 PM »
A new month is here...

donations to the site are appreciated.

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« Reply #124 on: November 03, 2016, 12:37:17 AM »

A monthly reminder to anyone interested in

donating to this website.

Thank you!

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« Reply #125 on: December 04, 2016, 09:43:19 PM »
Just a reminder

to anyone considering

a donation to this website.

Thank you!

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« Reply #126 on: January 02, 2017, 10:59:51 PM »
A New Year is

Upon us

Donations to

the site are

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« Reply #127 on: January 03, 2017, 12:27:44 AM »
Not until there is an official apology for posting this editorial by Thomas Bezas:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/

The proviso:
OrthodoxChristianity.net occasionally publishes articles and guest editorials that will be of interest to its readers. This does not constitute an endorsement in toto by the website's staff of all views presented.

That the staff signed on to this is more disturbing.
I for one find it sickening and deceptive. I am not willing to support deception that cannot be debated. Since this gets into political  you will have to to research who he is on your own.
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« Reply #128 on: January 03, 2017, 12:30:11 AM »
That the staff signed on to this is more disturbing.
I for one find it sickening and deceptive. I am not willing to support deception that cannot be debated. Since this gets into political  you will have to to research who he is on your own.
Well said, I completely agree. I thought this was addressed by the mods awhile ago? Maybe not
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« Reply #129 on: January 03, 2017, 11:23:45 AM »
Not until there is an official apology for posting this editorial by Thomas Bezas:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/

The proviso:
OrthodoxChristianity.net occasionally publishes articles and guest editorials that will be of interest to its readers. This does not constitute an endorsement in toto by the website's staff of all views presented.

That the staff signed on to this is more disturbing.
I for one find it sickening and deceptive. I am not willing to support deception that cannot be debated. Since this gets into political  you will have to to research who he is on your own.

What part of "does not constitute an endorsement by the website's staff" leads you to believe that "the staff signed on to this"? 
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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #130 on: January 03, 2017, 11:39:16 AM »
Not until there is an official apology for posting this editorial by Thomas Bezas:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/

The proviso:
OrthodoxChristianity.net occasionally publishes articles and guest editorials that will be of interest to its readers. This does not constitute an endorsement in toto by the website's staff of all views presented.

That the staff signed on to this is more disturbing.
I for one find it sickening and deceptive. I am not willing to support deception that cannot be debated. Since this gets into political  you will have to to research who he is on your own.

Your sentiment "That the staff signed on to this is more disturbing" indicates that you don't understand what "This does not constitute an endorsement in toto by the website's staff of all views presented" means. 
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« Reply #131 on: January 03, 2017, 11:58:15 AM »
Not until there is an official apology for posting this editorial by Thomas Bezas:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/

The proviso:
OrthodoxChristianity.net occasionally publishes articles and guest editorials that will be of interest to its readers. This does not constitute an endorsement in toto by the website's staff of all views presented.

That the staff signed on to this is more disturbing.
I for one find it sickening and deceptive. I am not willing to support deception that cannot be debated. Since this gets into political  you will have to to research who he is on your own.

Your sentiment "That the staff signed on to this is more disturbing" indicates that you don't understand what "This does not constitute an endorsement in toto by the website's staff of all views presented" means.

Father, I think I read the statement correctly. Based on the phrase, I took it to mean that at least some of the staff did endorse the views. This is what I was disturbed about.

I do not want to get into a discussion, I just wanted to state that I will no longer donate until the statement is taken down with an apology.
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« Reply #132 on: January 03, 2017, 12:09:14 PM »
Not until there is an official apology for posting this editorial by Thomas Bezas:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/

The proviso:
OrthodoxChristianity.net occasionally publishes articles and guest editorials that will be of interest to its readers. This does not constitute an endorsement in toto by the website's staff of all views presented.

That the staff signed on to this is more disturbing.
I for one find it sickening and deceptive. I am not willing to support deception that cannot be debated. Since this gets into political  you will have to to research who he is on your own.

Your sentiment "That the staff signed on to this is more disturbing" indicates that you don't understand what "This does not constitute an endorsement in toto by the website's staff of all views presented" means.

Father, I think I read the statement correctly. Based on the phrase, I took it to mean that at least some of the staff did endorse the views. This is what I was disturbed about.

I do not want to get into a discussion, I just wanted to state that I will no longer donate until the statement is taken down with an apology.

What the big deal about what Thomas wrote? Most on here didn't endorse it, including the staff.
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« Reply #133 on: January 03, 2017, 12:10:23 PM »
Not until there is an official apology for posting this editorial by Thomas Bezas:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/

The proviso:
OrthodoxChristianity.net occasionally publishes articles and guest editorials that will be of interest to its readers. This does not constitute an endorsement in toto by the website's staff of all views presented.

That the staff signed on to this is more disturbing.
I for one find it sickening and deceptive. I am not willing to support deception that cannot be debated. Since this gets into political  you will have to to research who he is on your own.

Your sentiment "That the staff signed on to this is more disturbing" indicates that you don't understand what "This does not constitute an endorsement in toto by the website's staff of all views presented" means.

Father, I think I read the statement correctly.

The staff is telling you you didn't.
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« Reply #134 on: January 03, 2017, 12:13:36 PM »
Not until there is an official apology for posting this editorial by Thomas Bezas:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/

The proviso:
OrthodoxChristianity.net occasionally publishes articles and guest editorials that will be of interest to its readers. This does not constitute an endorsement in toto by the website's staff of all views presented.

That the staff signed on to this is more disturbing.
I for one find it sickening and deceptive. I am not willing to support deception that cannot be debated. Since this gets into political  you will have to to research who he is on your own.

Your sentiment "That the staff signed on to this is more disturbing" indicates that you don't understand what "This does not constitute an endorsement in toto by the website's staff of all views presented" means.

Father, I think I read the statement correctly.

The staff is telling you you didn't.

If none of the staff endorsed the editorial, I apologize.
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« Reply #135 on: January 03, 2017, 12:16:53 PM »
Yes, the disclaimer makes it clear that articles appearing on the front page do not necessarily have the full agreement of the staff. However, I think this disclaimer is mitigated by the fact that very few articles appear there at all (this was the first one in two years), and that this particular article almost certainly has the agreement of Anastasios our Old Calendarist webmaster, as do previous entries.
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« Reply #136 on: January 03, 2017, 12:19:26 PM »
Yes, the disclaimer makes it clear that articles appearing on the front page do not necessarily have the full agreement of the staff. However, I think this disclaimer is mitigated by the fact that very few articles appear there at all (this was the first one in two years), and that this particular article almost certainly has the agreement of Anastasios our Old Calendarist webmaster, as do previous entries.

TBH, I didn't know that article was on the front page until NicholasMyra (?) emoted about it. 
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« Reply #137 on: January 03, 2017, 12:26:53 PM »
Yeah, for us regular forumers the articles that very rarely appear on the front page are pretty irrelevant. Most of us go straight to the forum and don't even look at that part of the site. However, a newcomer could come and, despite the disclaimer, not fail to notice that, out of six total articles in the past 7 years, the only electoral commentary is an article arguing that Orthodox Christians must vote for Trump or be complicit in "dismantling every position held by Orthodox Christian doctrine."
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« Reply #138 on: January 03, 2017, 12:52:05 PM »
Let me reply first to this:

I do not want to get into a discussion, I just wanted to state that I will no longer donate until the statement is taken down with an apology.

Do as your conscience dictates!  I (and, I presume, the staff) are most grateful for support rendered in the past, and do not "take it personally" if someone chooses to not donate (for whatever reason).

Not until there is an official apology for posting this editorial by Thomas Bezas:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/

The proviso:
OrthodoxChristianity.net occasionally publishes articles and guest editorials that will be of interest to its readers. This does not constitute an endorsement in toto by the website's staff of all views presented.

That the staff signed on to this is more disturbing.
I for one find it sickening and deceptive. I am not willing to support deception that cannot be debated. Since this gets into political  you will have to to research who he is on your own.

Your sentiment "That the staff signed on to this is more disturbing" indicates that you don't understand what "This does not constitute an endorsement in toto by the website's staff of all views presented" means.

Father, I think I read the statement correctly. Based on the phrase, I took it to mean that at least some of the staff did endorse the views. This is what I was disturbed about.

I cannot speak to whether or not any of the staff agrees with the views; I don't, and that's OK - while I am at the top of the food chain for the OC.Net staff, I'm not the site owner/founder, and I'm cognizant that I'm tending to his vineyard, not my own.
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« Reply #139 on: January 03, 2017, 12:55:21 PM »
Let me reply first to this:

I do not want to get into a discussion, I just wanted to state that I will no longer donate until the statement is taken down with an apology.

Do as your conscience dictates!  I (and, I presume, the staff) are most grateful for support rendered in the past, and do not "take it personally" if someone chooses to not donate (for whatever reason).

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« Reply #140 on: January 04, 2017, 01:03:44 AM »
Not until there is an official apology for posting this editorial by Thomas Bezas:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/

The proviso:
OrthodoxChristianity.net occasionally publishes articles and guest editorials that will be of interest to its readers. This does not constitute an endorsement in toto by the website's staff of all views presented.

That the staff signed on to this is more disturbing.
I for one find it sickening and deceptive. I am not willing to support deception that cannot be debated. Since this gets into political  you will have to to research who he is on your own.

Your sentiment "That the staff signed on to this is more disturbing" indicates that you don't understand what "This does not constitute an endorsement in toto by the website's staff of all views presented" means.

Father, I think I read the statement correctly.

The staff is telling you you didn't.

If none of the staff endorsed the editorial, I apologize.

What constitutes 'staff' here anyway?
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« Reply #141 on: January 19, 2017, 12:47:38 AM »
Yes, the disclaimer makes it clear that articles appearing on the front page do not necessarily have the full agreement of the staff. However, I think this disclaimer is mitigated by the fact that very few articles appear there at all (this was the first one in two years), and that this particular article almost certainly has the agreement of Anastasios our Old Calendarist webmaster, as do previous entries.
Yeah, slapping a disclaimer on it doesn't magically remove the implicit endorsement.
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« Reply #142 on: January 24, 2017, 10:13:22 PM »
Yes, the disclaimer makes it clear that articles appearing on the front page do not necessarily have the full agreement of the staff. However, I think this disclaimer is mitigated by the fact that very few articles appear there at all (this was the first one in two years), and that this particular article almost certainly has the agreement of Anastasios our Old Calendarist webmaster, as do previous entries.
Yeah, slapping a disclaimer on it doesn't magically remove the implicit endorsement.

It appears to have been removed.
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« Reply #143 on: January 25, 2017, 06:06:43 PM »
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« Reply #144 on: January 26, 2017, 10:07:36 AM »
It's gone from the front page, but still in the "articles" section.
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« Reply #145 on: January 27, 2017, 02:03:37 AM »
It's gone from the front page, but still in the "articles" section.
sad.
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« Reply #146 on: January 27, 2017, 03:13:31 AM »
lol
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« Reply #147 on: January 27, 2017, 11:29:51 AM »
How can you be so incarnationally constipated?

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« Reply #148 on: February 03, 2017, 12:27:10 PM »
Hello Folks,

Sorry I'm just getting to this. These days I don't post at all or read most of the messages. But I still work behind the scenes to keep the server functioning, etc.

If you really want to know about that editorial: Thomas Bezas is a personal friend of mine, and a Republican operator. He was on the Connecticut delegation to the RNC convention in July.

He asked me to post that editorial the day before the election, so I did. Why? Two reasons.

1) Because I was generally concerned about the type of Supreme Court nominee Clinton would pick in regards to abortion, which I think is the #1 issue. I recognize that many people do not agree with me.
2) Because I believe that Clinton would get us into a war with Russia or escalate our war in Syria
3) Because I researched the Spirit-cooking activities of John Podesta, and think he is an Occultist. Having previously dabbled in the Occult as a teenager, I don't want anyone associated with that apostate Serbian "performance artist" aka Satanist Marina Abramovich anywhere near the seat of power.

Now, posting a political editorial like that was obviously going to ruffle some feathers. So I decided to put the disclaimer with the intention of saying basically, "this article is being posted for consideration. Not all of the staff agrees with it." I did not consult anyone before posting it, in fact.

I chose to put it on the front page of the site for two reasons:

1) so it would show up to people who are just googling around and find the front page of the site
2) so it would not be part of the forum, which 99% of people come to directly when they log onto the site, because I didn't want Fr. George to be put in an awkward situation.

At any rate, I moved it off the front page a few weeks ago I think as it's no longer relevant anyway.

I would really like the articles page to be a place where multiple points of view are expressed and we have lots of active content. Kind of like Ancient Faith's blogs. I've tried to get people to submit content for years, but no one ever takes the bite. I posted Thomas's article because he asked me to. If someone else asked me to post an article from a different perspective, I would!

At this point, I can either:

1) Remove the article
2) Post some kind of anti-Trump editorial to balance it out.

I'll take suggestions.

But please don't assume that anyone except me had anything to do with posting the editorial.

If you can't donate any longer, I understand. But do keep in mind that I keep this site running and when I don't get enough donations, I pay for the site out of my own pocket. I don't agree with 75% of the stuff posted on this site. So keep it in perspective :)

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« Reply #149 on: February 03, 2017, 12:33:36 PM »
Right now, we have $164.81 in the treasury. I have been paying the site since September at a rate of $50/month as we did not have enough to renew for a year. So, $250 out of pocket since September. In order to renew for a year and reimburse me for the remainder, that would be $480 + $85 = $565 total needed.

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #150 on: February 03, 2017, 01:16:55 PM »
I'll have $20 dollars soon.

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« Reply #151 on: February 03, 2017, 01:53:25 PM »
I'll see what I can do about a donation.

I would really like the articles page to be a place where multiple points of view are expressed and we have lots of active content. Kind of like Ancient Faith's blogs. I've tried to get people to submit content for years, but no one ever takes the bite. I posted Thomas's article because he asked me to. If someone else asked me to post an article from a different perspective, I would!
Yeah, this would be good. If I had more knowledge I might help.
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« Reply #152 on: March 04, 2017, 04:15:18 PM »
Just a reminder to those that wish to donate or have been thinking about it

and a thank you to those that have.

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« Reply #153 on: March 04, 2017, 11:25:09 PM »
FYI: It seems that the in-forum Donation tracker is not accurately keeping records of who donated.  I'll notify Anastasios and see what we can do.
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« Reply #154 on: March 05, 2017, 01:17:17 AM »
FYI: It seems that the in-forum Donation tracker is not accurately keeping records of who donated.  I'll notify Anastasios and see what we can do.

I am sure he knows. That hasn't been working since August 2014. At least the link for donating money now works.
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« Reply #155 on: March 05, 2017, 03:57:40 PM »
FYI: It seems that the in-forum Donation tracker is not accurately keeping records of who donated.  I'll notify Anastasios and see what we can do.

I am sure he knows. That hasn't been working since August 2014. At least the link for donating money now works.

Indeed it does - Anastasios has received at least 1/3 of the funds he requested above.  And we appreciate any further donations to help support the operation & mission of this site.
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« Reply #156 on: April 03, 2017, 11:43:57 PM »
A monthly reminder to those

that would like to donate to

OrthodoxChristianity.net.

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A reminder for

Donations to

those interested.

Thank you!