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Offline FinnJames

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Moderator introduction (sticky) thread?
« on: January 25, 2016, 08:17:41 AM »
Many of the user profiles on OC.net are incomplete or rather fanciful so not particularly helpful if a forum reader wishes to know the background of the writer of a post. That leads me to ask: Is there a thread where those who have been granted moderator status (re)introduce themselves, telling things like their church/jurisdictional affiliation, clerical/lay status, age, location, and anything else that qualifies them to moderate they feel it would be relevant to share with forum readers?

If such a thread exists, could someone point me to it?
If no such thread exists, do others think it would be worthwhile starting one?

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Re: Moderator introduction (sticky) thread?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2016, 09:02:05 AM »
Since moderators are appointed by the site administrators, they don't need to prove their suitability to the general population, much less to anyone who stumbles upon our completely public side.

In short, whatever is not on the profile (and very little on there is mandatory anyway) is none of your business.
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Re: Moderator introduction (sticky) thread?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2016, 10:27:31 AM »
Many of the user profiles on OC.net are incomplete or rather fanciful so not particularly helpful if a forum reader wishes to know the background of the writer of a post. That leads me to ask: Is there a thread where those who have been granted moderator status (re)introduce themselves, telling things like their church/jurisdictional affiliation, clerical/lay status, age, location, and anything else that qualifies them to moderate they feel it would be relevant to share with forum readers?

If such a thread exists, could someone point me to it?
If no such thread exists, do others think it would be worthwhile starting one?

I belong to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. (Ecumenical Patriarchate).

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Re: Moderator introduction (sticky) thread?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2016, 01:51:00 PM »
Since moderators are appointed by the site administrators, they don't need to prove their suitability to the general population, much less to anyone who stumbles upon our completely public side.

In short, whatever is not on the profile (and very little on there is mandatory anyway) is none of your business.

Please forgive my impertinence in asking.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2016, 01:51:51 PM by FinnJames »

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Re: Moderator introduction (sticky) thread?
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2016, 02:05:02 PM »
Since moderators are appointed by the site administrators, they don't need to prove their suitability to the general population, much less to anyone who stumbles upon our completely public side.

In short, whatever is not on the profile (and very little on there is mandatory anyway) is none of your business.

Please forgive my impertinence in asking.

I'd call it curiosity. Can't be encouraging gossip, can we? :police:
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Re: Moderator introduction (sticky) thread?
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2016, 02:38:04 PM »
Arachne is Greek. You can tell by her sauciness.
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Re: Moderator introduction (sticky) thread?
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2016, 06:00:04 PM »
All new moderators have an introdution thread in this section. You can searh for them.
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Re: Moderator introduction (sticky) thread?
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2016, 07:05:51 PM »
Every member who claims to be Orthodox should be forced to post their baptismal certificate.
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Re: Moderator introduction (sticky) thread?
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2016, 07:14:49 PM »
Every member who claims to be Orthodox should be forced to post their baptismal certificate.

My baptismal certificate is Lutheran and I didn't even GET a certificate for my chrismation... I do have pictorial proof though.
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Re: Moderator introduction (sticky) thread?
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2016, 07:23:05 PM »
Arachne is Greek. You can tell by her sauciness.

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Re: Moderator introduction (sticky) thread?
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2016, 07:48:28 PM »
Every member who claims to be Orthodox should be forced to post their baptismal certificate.

Mine's Catholic, you mad?
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Re: Moderator introduction (sticky) thread?
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2016, 11:45:29 AM »
I am a Baptised Serbian Orthodox Christian born in Serbia, grew up in Chicago-land for most of my life.  Went to a Greek Orthodox Seminary for 7 years and have been blessed with the opportunity to serve the Greek Archdiocese in America, on the West Coast.  I was ordained in 2010 (as a Deacon and a Priest, within a month of each other), am married and have 1 daughter. 

I came to the forum through Fr. George and a gaggle of other old-school posters, most of which don't post here any more.  I think i've been a member since like 2006. 

Anything else you wanna know, just ask!  i'm an open book.