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Re: Forum Rules and Guidelines
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2015, 03:15:03 pm »
Are all posts required to be approved by a moderator?  I have just joined.  Is there a probation period or post number after which posts are instantly available?

"What does 'streets ahead' mean?"

"If you don't know then you're streets behind."

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Re: Forum Rules and Guidelines
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2015, 04:29:34 pm »
There will be a small amount of posts to be approved by a moderator, after which you will be automatically moved to a new user group. This is to ensure that you, as a new poster, are not here to post spam ads or links, nor are you here to cause trouble. You will be posting freely before you know it.

Welcome to the community, by the way.
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Re: Forum Rules and Guidelines
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2015, 04:34:07 pm »
Thank you.
"What does 'streets ahead' mean?"

"If you don't know then you're streets behind."

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Re: Forum Rules and Guidelines
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2015, 02:59:55 am »
Yeah, hi frundle :)

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Re: Forum Rules and Guidelines
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2015, 10:59:33 am »
Hey mon.
I post on the fly, so excuse any typos or grammatical errors.

"If the mass was just a meal, then the crucifixion was just an execution." -Scott Hahn

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Re: Forum Rules and Guidelines
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2015, 09:12:45 pm »
"What does 'streets ahead' mean?"

"If you don't know then you're streets behind."

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Re: Forum Rules and Guidelines
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2015, 09:16:23 pm »
I post on the fly, so excuse any typos or grammatical errors.

"If the mass was just a meal, then the crucifixion was just an execution." -Scott Hahn

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Re: Forum Rules and Guidelines
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2015, 10:04:06 pm »
Suggesting: Are the mods interested in framing the rules in positive terms? Perhaps from:

4. Do not post any material that is intentionally misleading/false.
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4'. Do strive to ensure the material you post is accurate/true to the best of your knowledge

There's science backing up the benefits of positive framing. It also helps put a positives spin on the rules. And best of all, reading it brings to mind a positive virtue to aim for, rather than a negative virtue to avoid.

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"What does 'streets ahead' mean?"

"If you don't know then you're streets behind."

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Re: Forum Rules and Guidelines
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2015, 11:59:21 pm »
Suggesting: Are the mods interested in framing the rules in positive terms? Perhaps from:

4. Do not post any material that is intentionally misleading/false.
to
4'. Do strive to ensure the material you post is accurate/true to the best of your knowledge

There's science backing up the benefits of positive framing. It also helps put a positives spin on the rules. And best of all, reading it brings to mind a positive virtue to aim for, rather than a negative virtue to avoid.

Keenly discerned and beautifully put. Moderator material you are.
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Re: Forum Rules and Guidelines
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2015, 06:35:22 pm »
GRossi,

Apologies for taking so long respond to this. As you might imagine, we've had our hands full over the last few months.

We did spend some time discussing the benefits of wording the rules in a positive way, rather than a negative one. Our reasons for keeping the format were as follows:

Rules written in a positive way tend to come off as suggestions or guidelines. In a community full of people who enjoy arguing the point as a hobby, we feel that absolute statements are more effective at efficiently communicating the desired principle.

Secondly, and more importantly, there's good precedent. You'll recall that The Lord himself favoured absolute statements over vaguely positive encouragements.

Can you imagine?

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1. I am The LORD your God. Try to only worship me and me alone.
2. Try to worship me as I am. Idols will only confuse you.
3. You should always strive to use the name of The LORD your God in positive and respectful ways.
4. The Sabbath is important guys! You should work six days, but try to remember to take the seventh off!
5. Honour your mother and father (okay, that one was actually pretty easy).
6. You should always strive to protect and respect other people's lives.
7. Always stick to your own husband or wife!
8. Do keep your hands to yourself, and your own belongings.
9. Always strive to tell the truth!
10. Be happy with what you have! If your neighbour has more than you, be happy for them instead of wanting what they have!

I like the intent behind your suggestion, and I wanted to let you know that we had considered it, but we decided to go for a more absolute and biblically precedented approach.
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Re: Forum Rules and Guidelines
« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2015, 05:07:23 pm »
I see what you mean. I don't think my suggestion is the "One True Way" and I see the merit of the approach you've chosen to take.

Thanks for taking my suggestion seriously.

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Re: Forum Rules and Guidelines
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2015, 10:32:55 pm »
<== Missed the memo.

I've noticed the forums have a buddy system? What's that about?

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Re: Forum Rules and Guidelines
« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2015, 01:53:08 pm »
Ethos,

I don't find the link to the video about moving forward in this Forum. Could you please post it here so that I don't have to search through the Choose your own topic list? Thanks. JB
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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Re: Forum Rules and Guidelines
« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2015, 04:03:19 pm »
Here you go.
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