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Anyone still on CAF?
« on: October 08, 2017, 10:34:56 PM »
Is anyone here still on the Catholic Answers Forum (CAF)?
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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2017, 10:53:05 PM »
As in still a regular poster, or do you mean just people who post here and haven't been banned there yet?

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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2017, 11:04:42 PM »
Me, but I rarely post there.
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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2017, 11:19:15 PM »
I've had an account at CAF for over 15 years, with thousands of posts.  But I've been suspended often for merely asking the questions and stating the things I do here, just to be offered replies that ranged from anathema to quotes from Canon Law to straighten me up!  Never got any spiritual counsel or serious engagement.  I never felt myself as a prisoner of the Catholic Church, but one of her joyful sons, even now as I question it.  So I fail to grasp the appeal to a brother in the faith I'd have to content myself with the corral of legalisms.  If I do become Orthodox, it won't be a rupture in my faith life, but its continuing completion and fulfillment.
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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 11:58:32 PM »
I still am, but I haven't posted there since their awful forum update. It is aesthetically displeasing in the extreme.
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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2017, 06:35:55 AM »
Some months ago I was thinking of joining it, but after everything that happened, I will not.
As of 2018, I do not post or read here as often as I did.

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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 09:39:36 AM »
I still am, but I haven't posted there since their awful forum update. It is aesthetically displeasing in the extreme.

I logged on there after a long period of inactivity only to see the forum update and think, "Ummm, nope." Besides, as has been mentioned, anyone whose posts I enjoyed reading has been banned.
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 09:17:06 PM »
As in still a regular poster, or do you mean just people who post here and haven't been banned there yet?

I guess I mean a little of both of those questions.

Also, I know a handful of people who have been unable to log in since the recent change ... not sure if they are "banned" or not.
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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 02:38:30 PM »
I guess I mean a little of both of those questions.

Also, I know a handful of people who have been unable to log in since the recent change ... not sure if they are "banned" or not.

I had to reset my password and I lost all my saved PMs. I'm not banned yet, probably because I never post anything remotely controversial.

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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2017, 08:11:27 PM »
I guess I mean a little of both of those questions.

Also, I know a handful of people who have been unable to log in since the recent change ... not sure if they are "banned" or not.

I had to reset my password and I lost all my saved PMs. I'm not banned yet, probably because I never post anything remotely controversial.

Same.
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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2017, 12:22:07 AM »
I posted there quite often as "Expatreprocedit". After their retooling I tried to log on with the same username and password I always used but it claimed the password was wrong, and it wouldn't let me update my password. So I gave up.

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« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2017, 10:25:45 AM »
I posted there quite often as "Expatreprocedit". After their retooling I tried to log on with the same username and password I always used but it claimed the password was wrong, and it wouldn't let me update my password. So I gave up.

Any chance of you opening a new account? Or you just gonna leave it at that?
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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2017, 10:29:44 AM »
Is there some redeeming quality of the forum that justifies all this effort?
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« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2017, 04:54:46 PM »
Is there some redeeming quality of the forum that justifies all this effort?

I've been blocked by most people who were jerks and whatnot. So most of my experiences there are actually decent.
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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2017, 06:33:50 AM »
I still am, but I haven't posted there since their awful forum update. It is aesthetically displeasing in the extreme.

Even although I never had an account there, I still somewhat enjoyed reading threads, but I almost never do this anymore after this update.
As of 2018, I do not post or read here as often as I did.

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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2017, 09:54:06 PM »
Is there some redeeming quality of the forum that justifies all this effort?

I at least used to think so.
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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2017, 11:17:11 AM »
I still am, but I haven't posted there since their awful forum update. It is aesthetically displeasing in the extreme.
Yes, but, unlike other forums ::), it's readable on a mobile device...
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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2017, 11:08:25 AM »
I still am, but I haven't posted there since their awful forum update. It is aesthetically displeasing in the extreme.
Yes, but, unlike other forums ::), it's readable on a mobile device...

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« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2017, 03:57:33 PM »
Anyone else?
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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2017, 04:10:37 PM »
I was a member years ago but was banned because I asked so many questions they didn't like.

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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2017, 04:14:27 PM »
I tried to sign in using various usernames and passwords, but was unsuccessful. It actually looked better, discussion-wise, than I remember it being... but not enough to entice me to keep trying to log in.

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« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2017, 05:49:01 PM »
I tried to sign in using various usernames and passwords, but was unsuccessful. It actually looked better, discussion-wise, than I remember it being... but not enough to entice me to keep trying to log in.

You have to reset your password since the update. Just choose the forgot your password option and they'll send you a link to your email to change it.
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« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2017, 07:29:34 PM »
I have not logged in for a couple of years. I find I can no longer log in and resetting my password does not work. I do have the correct username, password and email address. I am still able to log into ByzCath which was established at approximately the same date.
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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2017, 08:07:36 PM »
I'm on Suscipe Domine, which is a Traditional Catholic, SSPX, and Sedevacantist website.
It's mostly me bringing up points and like 3/4 of the site population calling me schismatic, with like 1/8 telling me to leave.
(Although admittedly I can be rather polemical, especially in response to accusations of being polemical and being called schismatic).
I've been on there too much admittedly because I like debate too much.
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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2017, 11:27:47 AM »
I logged on there after a long period of inactivity only to see the forum update and think, "Ummm, nope."

Actually, after going back a second time and poking around, I actually really like the upgrade. It took a moment because in Web years I'm old and crotchety and thus hate change, but once I got there it was good.

The software wasn't enough to keep me around though. Internet Catholicism is a study in pathology, and I don't mean just scrupulosity.
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« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2017, 11:46:00 AM »
The software wasn't enough to keep me around though. Internet Catholicism is a study in pathology, and I don't mean just scrupulosity.

Happy are we to have found a religion so full of well-adjusted, rational people!
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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2017, 11:53:09 AM »
The software wasn't enough to keep me around though. Internet Catholicism is a study in pathology, and I don't mean just scrupulosity.

Happy are we to have found a religion so full of well-adjusted, rational people!

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« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2017, 12:01:15 PM »
The software wasn't enough to keep me around though. Internet Catholicism is a study in pathology, and I don't mean just scrupulosity.

Happy are we to have found a religion so full of well-adjusted, rational people!

I just prefer a religion with people who suffer the same kind of sicknesses I do.
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« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2018, 07:49:06 PM »
Internet Catholicism is a study in pathology

IDK how about that, but I'll grant you that there's definitely something up with it (and I don't mean that in a good way).
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« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2018, 08:49:55 PM »
You have to reset your password since the update. Just choose the forgot your password option and they'll send you a link to your email to change it.

Oh I done that. Doesn't help.
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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2018, 11:21:33 AM »
Don't have a CAF account I don't need one!
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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2018, 08:46:27 PM »
I haven't posted at CAF in years.
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« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2018, 11:33:11 PM »
Don't have a CAF account I don't need one!

I feel that way, sometimes.
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« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2018, 11:07:05 PM »
I changed my religious affiliation in my profile to Eastern Orthodox after my Chrismation and never posted again.
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« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2018, 01:32:30 AM »
Why would you go there ~ just to arm wrestle ``` Sounds like the inferno ```

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« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2018, 10:18:08 AM »
Why would you go there ~ just to arm wrestle ``` Sounds like the inferno ```

There are actually a decent number of good posters there. The thing is, it can be difficult to have a conversation with said posters without in getting overrun by trolls.
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« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2018, 06:56:13 AM »
Hello my brother's and sister's,

I can't login to CAF maybe because of the way I title my faith , I listed as. Roman Catholic in communion with the Orthodox Christian Church. That tell how thin skin they are, all I did was turn around what eastern Catholic call themselves.

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« Reply #37 on: July 27, 2018, 09:53:38 AM »
Well, I don't post on Catholic Answers Forums. I have read some of their material from the main website in the past. How are the forums these days, from those who still post there? Do Priests like Fr. Vincent Serpa participate on there?
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Re: Anyone still on CAF?
« Reply #38 on: July 27, 2018, 01:47:48 PM »
The forum is a lot more open to debate than it used to be due to the lack of moderators. However a lot of fights break out now because of the two polar ends of Catholicism. Traditionalists and liberals.
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