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How did you learn about our site?
« on: April 16, 2003, 04:41:51 PM »
Friends,

We are constantly trying to make OC.net the best Orthodox board on the internet (well next to our friend Nicholas's board of course!) With that in mind, I would like to poll you how you all found out about our site. That way, I can think of creative ways to get the word out.

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Re:How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2003, 04:57:26 PM »
Hey I'm the first one to reply !! ;D
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Re:How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2003, 05:26:51 PM »
How about mail lists, perhaps we could trade banners at sites listed in our portal ...

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Re:How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2003, 05:29:30 PM »
I learned about this site back when we had a Message Board (of lesser quality) on Serge's site which was superseded by this one.  In turn Serge's site superseded my site (http://groups.msn.com/EasternChristianity--no longer in existance) which was begun because several members were banned from Byzcath.org for not towing the AMChurch Line.  Most of us continued (and possibly continue to do so) to view the posts at byzcath.org but I finally got banned from there after calling them heritics for saying there is no difference between Protestant and Catholic and/or Orthodoxy.

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Re:How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2003, 07:03:56 PM »
Gregory told me about it over at The-Board-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named. He said it was a good site and he was right. ;D

I have since invited a number of people here myself. Most of them have signed on, too.
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Re:How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2003, 07:12:16 PM »
IIRC I just googled Orthodox & "Message Board" and found the old Byzantines.org.  Or maybe I got led here from Mo' Nachos :D , my memory is a fading .. I need meat   ;D

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Re:How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2003, 07:25:47 PM »
IIRC I just googled Orthodox & "Message Board" and found the old Byzantines.org.  Or maybe I got led here from Mo' Nachos :D , my memory is a fading .. I need meat   ;D

Oh, man! I know the craving! ;D
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Re:How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2003, 11:27:26 PM »
Linus told me about this site while on TBTSNBN.

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Re:How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2003, 11:36:51 PM »
This is my second Great Lent, but I missed my first Pascha last year due to an injury  :'(

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Re:How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2003, 04:33:53 AM »
For the life of me I can't remember how I came across this site.

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Re:How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2003, 01:49:17 PM »
I found the site from a link on Mo'Nachos.  

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Re:How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2003, 02:46:16 PM »
"the slave" (Anhelyna) and I (Roman Catholics) were here when the original byz.org "crashed." And, perhaps, JoeZollars, then struggling with his traditonalist RC views.

anastasios, Mor Ephrem, Nik (ROCOR Cafe), serge (OldWorldRus.com), Brendan, (and JoeZollars, bripat/Brian, NDHoosier, MikeyStilts, Aklie Semaet, Orthodoc/Orthoman, OrthodoxyoOrDeath, Abdur, and others) were co-posters at byzcath.org when the brouhaha happened and led to the construction by Dustin (anastasios), Bobby, and Phil (Mor Ephrem) of this board.

I stayed put at both: byzcath.org (an open and welcoming board to all creeds) and OC.net (with emphasis on Orthodoxy).

And then came this exciting group of Hypo-Ortho (I think you were here much earlier), Seraphim Reeves (ditto), paradosis (ditto), David, Linus7, Oblio, prodromos, Keble, Monkey, Frobisher, Elisha, sinjinsmythe, and others.

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Re:How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2003, 04:29:12 PM »
I was there too Amadeus.

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Re:How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2003, 04:57:14 PM »
I can't remember how I found this board...and it was only last Summer/Autumn... I was here before it changed in October, was it?  

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Re:How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2003, 01:45:11 PM »
just bumping this thread up
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Re:How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2003, 01:57:02 PM »
Someone posted a plug for the site over at the Monachos forum; I followed the link provided. I think this was just after y'all were restarting the site, about nine months ago, maybe?
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Re:How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2003, 01:59:40 PM »
I found it via Onion Dome News,  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Re:How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2003, 07:51:03 PM »
Maybe this is a good time to bump this thread back up. It seems to me we have had a whole lot of new people join lately.

I'm curious as to how they got here.

Sure glad you're all here!  ;D
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Re:How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2003, 08:29:14 PM »
Serge told me about it when it first appeared as simply a message board called Byzantines.org
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Re:How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2003, 09:34:31 PM »
I believe I found this site by searching google for Orthodox information.  I actually found it when it was byzantines.org, I guess it's been a while, I just kind of read posts until now.

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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2010, 12:18:21 AM »
I honestly googled Orthodox Forums and this one came up.
And if I may say, I rather enjoy it :D
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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2010, 01:26:54 AM »
Via a link on a COE website placed by an Orthodox Christian.
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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2010, 02:34:02 AM »
I came here as one of the many refugees from Catholic Answers Forum.  November 2007.

All but a few Orthodox were thrown off CAF because the owners of the Forum became concerned about the number of Catholics becoming Orthodox.  I always felt that their concern was in order since (as they pointed out themselves) they never intended to provide a Forum where Catholics came into contact with the Orthodox and the Catholics started converting.  For their part the Orthodox had never intentionally tried to convert Catholics;  it was just a serendipity effect of our presence on CAF.

.... So we found OC.net and the owners here were very welcoming to us.

Read all about it at

"catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion"
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,13287.0.html

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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2010, 02:42:10 AM »
GreekChef's husband told me about it after Bible Study one evening. This was when I had first started attending their parish (like literally three days before), and had not met Presbytera yet. I was discussing something with him and he said, "My wife goes on this forum, OrthodoxChristianity.net or something. You should go on it sometime. I think you would like it."

He was right. :)
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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2010, 08:53:38 AM »
I got it from a Google search re. Eastern Orthodox Churches as I recall.  However, once I got here, I recalled seeing an advertisement in the "Orthodox Observer."
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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2010, 09:15:46 AM »
Fr. Chris told me about it when we were neighbors in theological school.
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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2010, 08:03:23 PM »
I googled Orthodox forums and this was the best put together of the results. Of course, I've been here a while so I dunno what other forums look like now. I showed up here and kinda never left....

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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2010, 08:07:23 PM »
I came here as one of the many refugees from Catholic Answers Forum.  November 2007.

All but a few Orthodox were thrown off CAF because the owners of the Forum became concerned about the number of Catholics becoming Orthodox.  I always felt that their concern was in order since (as they pointed out themselves) they never intended to provide a Forum where Catholics came into contact with the Orthodox and the Catholics started converting.  For their part the Orthodox had never intentionally tried to convert Catholics;  it was just a serendipity effect of our presence on CAF.

.... So we found OC.net and the owners here were very welcoming to us.

Read all about it at

"catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion"
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,13287.0.html

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I came across it when someone on CAF was going on about how CAF let the Orthodox speak and the Orthodox sites do not let "Catholics speak."  When I PM"d him for an example, he gave me this site.
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,13287.msg183676.html#msg183676
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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2010, 08:33:10 PM »
I stumbled upon this site and was amazed with the level of discourse; hence, I joined.   :laugh:

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« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2010, 08:58:46 PM »
I was referred here by some friends who were/are members (some of them don't post here anymore).
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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2010, 04:10:19 PM »
I've found it on the orthodoxwiki site about Internet communities.
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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2010, 04:59:31 PM »
I googled "Orthodox Forums". This site has had a profound influence on me and has helped me see things in a completely different way.
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« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2010, 05:30:08 PM »
I don't remember but I have here for years and like the site...I am a moderator..awesome team awesome webdespota awesome posters

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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2010, 07:12:11 PM »
I don't remember.  I think that it was one of my late night internet surfing finds and I joined right on the spot.  Four years doesn't really seem like a long time.
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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2010, 07:16:39 PM »
I found out about it through a group conversation about the Bible on Orthodoxcircle.com










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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2010, 08:19:28 PM »
Google search for Orthodox forums, after another Christian rock and metal forum I frequented was hacked and crashed for good.  I loved their theology forum, but I've found a new home I suppose.

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« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2010, 12:07:56 AM »
I forget exactly what I was googling, something on Orthodoxy to be sure, but it led me here.
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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2010, 02:30:41 AM »
I was searching for information about the conversions to the Antiochian Archdiocese of Australia and NZ in the Philippines and found the thread here. After I read it, I decided to register here, it was an year ago.

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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2010, 10:56:40 AM »
Is there any reason that in the poll there are 2 entries for:  "I'm a convert from a non-Christian sect"   ?

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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2010, 11:18:24 AM »
When my father died, I was searching the Web via Google and found a prayer posting in his memory.

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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2010, 11:28:12 AM »
I found a reference on a blog to the shutdown of the old Orthodox forum on Catholic Answers, including a ban placed on several members (including a few Catholic ones). There is an "Eastern Catholic" forum at CA, but it is a shadow of the old forum. The blog said that the discussion had migrated over her, and so.... I went over here to scan it from start to finish.

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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2010, 07:46:37 PM »
internet search for orthodox and catholic forums

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« Reply #42 on: March 25, 2010, 08:30:35 PM »
Googled, and like the boweavel, decided to stay awhile.

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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #43 on: March 25, 2010, 11:07:29 PM »
Google
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Re: How did you learn about our site?
« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2010, 11:03:01 PM »
I posted questions on the Orthodox Christian faith before coming to church, and someone told me to take my questions to an Orthodox forum, and suggested this.