God Feeds the Ravens
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I threw something together under Comparative, because that section needs a little love.Go, open a thread on this, outside this "feedback" forum, it's an interesting topic. New users are more likely to be attracted by lively discussion.
(To practice what I preach, I updated the "Flower Garland Sutra" thread a few minutes ago )
And as far as younger people go, I've found on Reddit that they do indeed have something to bring to the table. I find many of them to have a superior sense of social intelligence and tend to be drawn to that. I once opined that many of the discussions tended to end in a stalemate because too many of us were just here to reiterate our own ideas and concepts without being open to changing our minds about something. That sentiment was not well received by some because they seemed offended by the notion.
Then there are the ones who really just post unintelligible walls of text which most people cannot make head or tail of. ... imo
In order to have success in any of these forums, freedom of speech is necessary, no matter what kind of language is used. Otherwise they die with only a few members who are making sure everyone else is complying to the(ir) rules. Some of those members become very clever in the way they can cause (Others) anger but they never get banned. It's the one's they intimidate who get banned. This is why most religious forums end up being controlled by atheist's who know how to intimidate and get you angry and say things that get you banned.
..The last one however, brought up an interesting issue.
Now you Might actually come to Figure out Why i Post Long Wall's of Text; And Why i don't Make Things Plain. If You Actually Might Ponder further of your own indignation, you might see that no one will make plain their intentions unless this Place here is willing to be a safe and a place to Post Threads and Messages without being attacked by the 1% of Members that Roam around this Place.
IAMinyou Words Would normally be quoted here for they fit in perfectly; But seen that this Thread is no longer existing, i'm unable to make a case for him without simply saying for eyes to be opened. I won't elaborate more on that Seen it is still the same Place That does not give place to the roaming around without being incarcerated or Elsewise by the 1% Which is in Most Cases the Moderators themselves. Seen this Place Keeps a Tight Eye on Others, Without this Very Post/Thread and it's Conclusion; How would you see how ill you are in the Regards to this Topic's Theme of Member's Themselves. As RJM Corbet has already received my memo on This in a PM Conversation; I'm Simple Stating the Same Thing over Again; With a More Liberal Take. Unless This Place Changes, No one Will Come; Furthermore; Stay, Seen it is Hostile to New Ideas and New Members Opening/Finding their Way.
I'm Not gonna play the Contributor here Seen it is Not My Fort to Change this ForumsPlace beyond it's Norm; But Like IAMinyou, We See the Flaws of this Place as with Any Place; and i DO NOT know him personally, But Truth Speaks if ONE has EARS to hear; The Reality is, YA/YOU&YOU Were NOT Ready For him to JOIN YA on This Undergoing; YET he Took a fall for ya to become to this Place of/in Mind. And Yet Whether Ya will Change It (this Forum or Your Heart) is Questionable Seen that if the heart is not True; Nothing will happen. It will be simply dismissed and ... So i will leave it to Fate, Seen you Cast out a Servant of ... Whom You Do not aknowledge. But this is neither ill intending nor Hateful; But a Simple Fact as i've said; Not my Fort to make Change to a people or Place Unwilling. So the Ball is in/@ Your Court, The Essences are Watching; Whether banned or not, I Remain Clear. Sometimes it takes a Sacrifice For People to Open Their Eyes:
FIRST You misunderstand his intentions and THEN you take What Gain you RECEIVED to Bring about change: Is this Honorable? But ya did what ya had to do, So did they who Crucified YOUR Lord. i rest my case...
The thread is still existing. But as he wasn't interested in observing the common courtesy of conduct that defines IO, he is not here anymore to respond. However you can still make a case for him by posting on the threads he started? Others may still be interested, and perhaps he still reads them as a guest?But seen that this Thread is no longer existing, i'm unable to make a case for him
I'm not indignant. That's the wrong word. I am irritated that someone writes in a way that is on purpose hard to understand, and still expects everyone to hang on his every word. Of course that is your own choice, how you like to write. But it is irritating and difficult. ImoNow you Might actually come to Figure out Why i Post Long Wall's of Text; And Why i don't Make Things Plain. If You Actually Might Ponder further of your own indignation
@SæEagle So on one hand you resent the 1% who you feel try to impose their communication style on the rest. On the other hand you insist on imposing your own highly non-standard writing style on everyone else. I think you are setting a double standard, one for you, and one for everyone else. Why do you do this?
You admit that you can write in a way that is easier to understand, and in the above post you have managed to do so, generally. So thanks for that
Would you be open to such a discussion?
Have you read some of the interesting thoughts they have posted over the years, on the forums they created?... they have been members for years and Posted Most of the stuff; and Keep the keys to this Forum ...
And that's the issue, imo? You need to be heard, it would be easier you expressed it more clearly?But Whether it actually comes through a
I joined Religious Forums for a while:
But I was immediately set upon an aggressive wolf pack of fierce new atheists basically demanding: 'If God exists, so prove it'. Some of them were ridiculously self opinionated. It was not a good experience for me.
..So how can we attract decent new members and by that I mean serious individuals not out to disrupt things and encourage existing members to participate? I'm at a loss myself, so I put it you guys. What do you think we should do?
Oh, we have our squabbles from time to time, but for the most part you'll find a great bunch of diverse individuals here. Most are quite well educated and knowledgeable on a variety of topics. We try to discourage the "my god can beat up your god" mentality found on some other faith forums in favor of peaceful discussion, with the main goal being to share and learn from one another.I find other faith forums full of arrogant, insulting, condescending people; I'm aware that I'm too new to really know how all the member's personalities here but after just reading a few posts, I feel this site is different, with people here more mature, humble and polite in discussing faith with others. This one and an interfaith/astrology site are the only forums I am a member of.