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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ozzie, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. kimber1

    kimber1 Member

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    i'm an admin at Christian Forums and a regular member at IIDB :)
     
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  2. Ozzie

    Ozzie Well-Known Member

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    BTW I used to post a philosopyforums.com, an excellent site but found my knowledge tested every time.
    scienceforums.com is another good site

    I like this forum because it has broad scope and laymen are welcome which suits me.
     
  3. robtex

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    Kim do you mean Christianforums.com? If you do, and i ask because I and other smods/admins go to other sites infrequenlty, to see what they are doing and how it works for them, why you chose to post on RF which is a forum that is multi-faith and has a number of secular posters on it ?

    How different is RF from CF.com in your personal opinion and what has been your general comfort level on RF since you joined?

    Please nothing specific unless it is a pm to repsect the privacy of other posters and if you dont' want to answer my post that is ok. No pressure from me. Just curious.

    footnote,

    wow 1647 posters on cf.com right now....big place.
     
  4. kimber1

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    no problem :) yes that's the site i mean. well i've been there for probably close to 5 years now. i've been a regular member, went to mod, senior mod, supervisor and admin. i've been on staff for about 4 years. it's alot different than when i first joined. bigger doesn't always mean better :) i've seen a lot of changes, not all have i supported. hmm come to think of it, maybe a pm is better;) i'll send one in the morning as hubby wants to PC now)

    as for how different is here from there? so far i'm impressed. it may be smaller but that's not neccessarily a bad thing. i like that you have a diversity in "isms" here. i like that Catholics are considered Christian here. i haven't jumped in real far yet as i'm still so new but it seems to be a wonderfully laid back place where if i disagree with something i won't get lambasted. ( like i said, i'm an admin, i know there's rules you have to follow and will try to keep up with y'alls rules) our rule list is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay longer so it shouldn't be too hard here :)
     
  5. robtex

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    Kim thank you in advance for the pm. I have read the forum rules for CFforums. Be interesting to hear how they are applied and interpreted in your pm.
     
  6. Feathers in Hair

    Feathers in Hair World's Tallest Hobbit

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    I've heard very good things about CF!
     
  7. James the Persian

    James the Persian Dreptcredincios Crestin

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    Then you've heard lies. You would be hounded mercilessly and thrown to the dogs there. Even I will be if I dip my toe into the General Heresies ... ahem, sorry Theology, section, and I'm a Christian.

    It is, in general, a rancorous and un-Christian pit of vipers over there, with the sole exception of some of the individual churches' sub-forums (like our DIR forums). Notably TAW (ours), OBOB (the RC forum) and the Oriental Orthodox forum whose name/acronym I forget.

    James
     
  8. eudaimonia

    eudaimonia Fellowship of Reason

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    I enjoy it there. I find that you can have some polite and interesting conversations as long as you are polite and respectful yourself. People who go in with a chip on their shoulder may have a different experience.


    eudaimonia,

    Mark
     
  9. James the Persian

    James the Persian Dreptcredincios Crestin

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    And those who do not. I've no idea where you managed to find a polite and interesting conversation in that place. I've always found it to be anything but. All it takes is one look at the icon denoting my faith for me to be attacked, whether I post something innocuous or controversial, and I know that the RCs have a similar problem. Maybe it's not so bad for non-Christians but it is a very, very unfriendly place for non-Protestant Christians.

    James
     
  10. Mercy Not Sacrifice

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    CF is not for the faint of heart. Strong power structure + rigid theological stance + excessive emphasis on staff confidentiality = occasionally nasty flare-ups. It's a pretty good place 95% of the time, but that other 5%.... :eek:

    Sadly, the very people that genuinely attempt to restore peace turn into the primary targets.

    Ah, well. Good thing there's RF. :)
     
  11. Ody

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    CF has a bad history with Non-Christians.

    See Wikipedia. :(
     
  12. Feathers in Hair

    Feathers in Hair World's Tallest Hobbit

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    MOD POST

    In the future, please keep in mind that negative discussion of the qualities of other forums is not really appropriate in public threads. We wouldn't want people saying bad things about RF on other forums, so let's keep from doing it here. Thanks in advance, all!
     
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  13. Random

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    I am part of three other forums under the monicker of Godlike: one is my favourite esoteric spirituality site called Noble Realms (Montalk) and another is my favourite Comics forums called Comic Book Resources (CBR). Lastly, I get free Soccer on Football Streaming International (FSI) which means I never miss a Liverpool FC match! A damn good thing too, given the monopoly the cable companies have on Premier League footie...:)
     
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  14. Neale

    Neale Debonaire Rationale

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    I was on Catholic Forums to debate Christianity before finding my place here. I only frequent one other forum, and it's just a local one. It was originally geared towards the "car" crowd in this area:

    www.evansvilleforums.com
     
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    I frequent the Acme Online Love Doll catalog. Does that count?
     
  16. Scott1

    Scott1 Well-Known Member

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    Thought I saw you there.


    Ummmm... I was doing ahhh.... research.... yeah, that's it.... research!
     
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  17. Snowbear

    Snowbear Nita Okhata

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    ScubaBoard
     
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    and Don't forget the Wallies and Nags buttercup! from the chief wally :)
    and don't forget the tim tams tee hee!
     
  20. Mathematician

    Mathematician Reason, and reason again

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    I sometimes post on TOL. As you might suspect, I'm not greeted with the kindest of words. :areyoucra If people bring subjects too far, though, I'm not afraid to return the favor. I'd caution our non-Christian and homosexual friends here to avoid this site at all costs.

    Aside from that, the only other forum I post at is the Chronicles-Network. The theme is science fiction/fantasy. The community there is nice, and it's got a nice mix of people from around Europe and the Americas. Also, the user base isn't as snobby as I've found other forums. The literature I like to read produces readers who can't stand the thought of simple prose.
     
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