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    Smile Are there any Moderators here at this site?

    I was just wondering. I see a lot of personal attacks and trolling being done by members and not much if anything being done about it.

    Personally as a Christian we should expect the personal and physical attacks. So it is no big deal for me really.

    The reason I bring it up is because many professing Christians are making accusations about one another, being condemning, antagonistically trolling, and calling one another names here. This is not something a Christian is suppose to do. If anything we are to kick the dust from our heals after the 2nd or 3rd admonition and depart.

    If we find ourselves acting in such a manner are we loving?

    If your intent is Love, do you not know that all that is seen is the words on the screen.

    There is a time for rebuke. But is this the place when they can not see and feel the love behind it.

    I tell you a truth. If they are hardhearted and stiff necked, the Love seen and felt will convert not the knowledge and wisdom.
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    Love seems 2nd choice to some here. But then a lot of people do have an issue with love. And to have an issue with love, is to have an issue with God. And it doesn't matter how much you profess to be righteous (over being loving), none of us are righteous. We are all free to make our opinions. But many who share their own opinions that are different to the mainstream here, then get antagonised. This kind of bullying behaviour seems to be accepted here.

    I think some people have pent up anger inside them that they don't like to show, but it does show in their words. The thing about angry people, is they like to control the mainstream thought. They are kind of alpha-Christians. And when I ask them about it, it's like I never asked it, interestingly enough. When I ask them if they can say something loving instead, it is also as though I never said it.

    Antagonistic people look for a reaction, and many fall into this trap which is fuel for their tirade of correction or telling you that you are wrong. An argument is different to a debate. We are all free to give our opinions, no matter what they are. To those who have a void where love should be, everything is an argument, unless you let them be right about everything.
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    Default Re: Are there any Moderators here at this site?

    It is important to have a balance of views, not just one view and no-one is allowed to give the opposite view.
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    Default Re: Are there any Moderators here at this site?

    Quote Originally Posted by mj007 View Post
    It is important to have a balance of views, not just one view and no-one is allowed to give the opposite view.
    If one disagrees with some point of doctrine one is sharing all one has to do is post scripture and some commentary. There is no need for any accusations and name calling.

    If anything such behavior distracts from the points rather than drawing attention to them.
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    If anything the people I find hard to trust on here, or I am more wary of, are the ones who tend to speak 'mostly' in parroting scripture while trying to debate, while not talking normally, like a human being, from themselves. Like what is your actual opinion, what is your opinion out of your Bible head? Do people need their Bible surgically attached to them, or if not including it in how they speak, do they know nothing? Are these people nothing without the Bible surgically attached to them? If so, then they have learnt nothing, and it is all about being right, or being more scripturally learned than the next, than treating everyone as a human being.

    The Pharisee's were the most learned in their scripture, with their holy book surgically attached to everything about them, their religion their very soul, they 'knew' what God wanted (in their own opinion), they 'knew' what was right (in their own opinion). The same people put Jesus to death.

    And if Jesus stands for any kind of humility, doing the same thing here, kills the humility.

    It's all about Jesus. If being right is more important than making this a loving environment where everyone feels included and welcome, even if they are not Christian, or even if they are troubled and are looking for help, even if they are homosexual, even if they are Muslim, then this is anti-Christ.

    You cannot change anyone's mind, if your concern is being right, more than it is to be loving and inclusive.

    It's easy speaking against what you deem as problems, it's another thing speaking of solutions. Pessimism doesn't get people very far.


    Quote Originally Posted by lightbearer View Post
    If one disagrees with some point of doctrine one is sharing all one has to do is post scripture and some commentary. There is no need for any accusations and name calling.

    If anything such behavior distracts from the points rather than drawing attention to them.
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    Default Re: Are there any Moderators here at this site?

    There are several mods, however the majority are chat room mods, and they know how the forums are and they don't like coming here....lol... Oncefallen comes in here occasionally, when his schedule allows.
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    Default Re: Are there any Moderators here at this site?

    Quote Originally Posted by lightbearer View Post
    If one disagrees with some point of doctrine one is sharing all one has to do is post scripture and some commentary. There is no need for any accusations and name calling.

    If anything such behavior distracts from the points rather than drawing attention to them.
    Yes, the attitude that others are lost, and that others make posts alluding to this are old.

    Now, those who hold to your doctrine, who do this to others, which is well known as fact on here, do you turn a blind eye to them when they do this?

    In other words, is this for all others but those who agree with your works gospel of law keeping for salvation?

    It appears you only have this to say towards all others, and hold them accountable, but not to your own who do what your OP is allegedly against.

    "Not accusing, just asking."
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    Default Re: Are there any Moderators here at this site?

    Quote Originally Posted by blue_ladybug View Post
    Oncefallen comes in here occasionally, when his schedule allows.
    I don't know how often I have to correct this erroneous idea that people have come up with. I log into Christian Chat EVERY DAY with rare exception. At bare minimum I review the reported posts, but most commonly I am logged in for the bulk majority of the evening.

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    Default Re: Are there any Moderators here at this site?

    Yes but your "light" isn't always on, so we can't really tell whether you're here or not, unless you post.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oncefallen View Post
    I don't know how often I have to correct this erroneous idea that people have come up with. I log into Christian Chat EVERY DAY with rare exception. At bare minimum I review the reported posts, but most commonly I am logged in for the bulk majority of the evening.
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    Default Re: Are there any Moderators here at this site?

    It's called ninja stealth mode.

    Quote Originally Posted by blue_ladybug View Post
    Yes but your "light" isn't always on, so we can't really tell whether you're here or not, unless you post.

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    Default Re: Are there any Moderators here at this site?

    Once is like Momma. We always expect him to be here when our sibling is being unruly, never expect him to be here when we're being unruly, hoping to enjoy ourselves knowing he's in the background, and, poof! He's like Momma. He's got eyes in the back of his head, is everywhere always, and, at any given moment, willing to pull the car over, even if he says, "Don't make me pull this car over."

    Yup. Once is like Momma.

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    Default Re: Are there any Moderators here at this site?

    Quote Originally Posted by blue_ladybug View Post
    Yes but your "light" isn't always on, so we can't really tell whether you're here or not, unless you post.
    Quote Originally Posted by mj007 View Post
    It's called ninja stealth mode.
    I've had a few members here write and ask me if I was a mod a couple of times, and sometimes they even included a page-long list of concerns they had about other users or issues here on the site.

    I've known a few people who are mods on various Christian sites, and it sure ain't easy. Some of them have even had users threaten their welfare, as well as the safety of their families.

    Believe me, if I were ever a mod on any site, no one would ever know.

    One of my top conditions would be absolute anonymity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oncefallen View Post
    I don't know how often I have to correct this erroneous idea that people have come up with. I log into Christian Chat EVERY DAY with rare exception. At bare minimum I review the reported posts, but most commonly I am logged in for the bulk majority of the evening.
    It doesn't matter how much you are actually here. If people can't find you or get a response, and illegitimate uses of the forum go uncorrected, the effect is that you're not here.

    NOT trying to fault you, I know you are overwhelmed. Just pointing out that if by the evidence people don't think you're here, then for all intents and purposes you're not.
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    Default Re: Are there any Moderators here at this site?

    Quote Originally Posted by lightbearer View Post
    I was just wondering. I see a lot of personal attacks and trolling being done by members and not much if anything being done about it.

    Personally as a Christian we should expect the personal and physical attacks. So it is no big deal for me really.

    The reason I bring it up is because many professing Christians are making accusations about one another, being condemning, antagonistically trolling, and calling one another names here. This is not something a Christian is suppose to do. If anything we are to kick the dust from our heals after the 2nd or 3rd admonition and depart.

    If we find ourselves acting in such a manner are we loving?

    If your intent is Love, do you not know that all that is seen is the words on the screen.

    There is a time for rebuke. But is this the place when they can not see and feel the love behind it.

    I tell you a truth. If they are hardhearted and stiff necked, the Love seen and felt will convert not the knowledge and wisdom.
    What you are referring to is Years old. The site owner has determined he is satisfied with the balance between too strict and too lose. It's not likely to change. And I've seen countless posts out up speaking against it, aimed at the users, and it has zero effect.
    From what I can tell it's because of applying it to themselves they're busy thinking of everyone else they dislike and think it only applies to those people.
    If there is a serious problem there's a report button on each post. But be choosy as most reports are ignored. So lower your standards way down before deciding to use it.
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    Default Re: Are there any Moderators here at this site?

    Off the top of your head, what nationality do they tend to be?

    Quote Originally Posted by lightbearer View Post
    I was just wondering. I see a lot of personal attacks and trolling being done by members and not much if anything being done about it.

    Personally as a Christian we should expect the personal and physical attacks. So it is no big deal for me really.

    The reason I bring it up is because many professing Christians are making accusations about one another, being condemning, antagonistically trolling, and calling one another names here. This is not something a Christian is suppose to do. If anything we are to kick the dust from our heals after the 2nd or 3rd admonition and depart.

    If we find ourselves acting in such a manner are we loving?

    If your intent is Love, do you not know that all that is seen is the words on the screen.

    There is a time for rebuke. But is this the place when they can not see and feel the love behind it.

    I tell you a truth. If they are hardhearted and stiff necked, the Love seen and felt will convert not the knowledge and wisdom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyZ View Post
    It doesn't matter how much you are actually here.
    It does matter and as he said he's here often doing his job, which I believe is voluntary.

    If people can't find you or get a response, and illegitimate uses of the forum go uncorrected, the effect is that you're not here.
    He doesn't have to respond to everything and everyone - he has a life.

    Not all things have to be corrected either, some they choose to leave as they are. Seems they are running this place like a forum should be. There are many other forums where everywhere you turn mods are all over many people, editing posts, (and not for good reasons) banning those who have differing theologies, and much worse.

    NOT trying to fault you, I know you are overwhelmed. Just pointing out that if by the evidence people don't think you're here, then for all intents and purposes you're not.
    That seems quite short-sighted. Not trying to find fault either, just giving this some perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seoulsearch View Post
    Believe me, if I were ever a mod on any site, no one would ever know.

    One of my top conditions would be absolute anonymity.
    Yeah...No worries really. I use to mod at a site. Geez did it for six years. Been threatened a lot. But the issues that arise are typically just stalking. And that actually is limited to the internet unless you leave a heavy trail for one to follow.

    Moderating becomes tedious when you also are an active member. I definitely like just being a member.
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    Default Re: Are there any Moderators here at this site?

    We could try moderating ourselves.


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    Quote Originally Posted by seoulsearch View Post
    I've had a few members here write and ask me if I was a mod a couple of times, and sometimes they even included a page-long list of concerns they had about other users or issues here on the site.
    Reminds me of the time I answered a call at work from a woman who had called the wrong number and who started telling me she was having a problem with her implants. I quickly told her she had reached the wrong number. The shock was lessened when later I was told by others in the office that our number was very close to that of a local dentist. Yeah, not those kinds of implants. Get your minds out of the gutter. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightbearer View Post
    Yeah...No worries really. I use to mod at a site. Geez did it for six years. Been threatened a lot. But the issues that arise are typically just stalking. And that actually is limited to the internet unless you leave a heavy trail for one to follow.

    Moderating becomes tedious when you also are an active member. I definitely like just being a member.
    This is ridiculous -- that a moderator could be harassed, threatened, or stalked. Crazy.
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