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Knight
May 15th, 2007, 04:07 PM
UPDATE: Lifetime Memberships no longer available.

We have created a all-new TOL membership option. The Theologyonline LIFETIME Membership! (http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19318)

This all-new membership option is the most powerful membership option to date! A Theologyonline lifetime member gets all the benefits of a bronze, silver or gold (http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19318) TOL subscriber and even more. More image space, more avatar options, more signature options, more PM options, more everything! To become a TOL lifetime member one simply needs to make a ONE TIME (http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/payments.php) $500 payment to TheologyOnline and your membership will last forever! Yep that's right folks your membership will NEVER EXPIRE! No more worrying about renewing monthly or yearly with this membership you will be set for life!

BUY YOUR THEOLOGYONLINE LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP TODAY!! (http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/payments.php)

But wait... there's more!!!


More bling!
Lifetime members will have cool new user rank plaques and larger, differently colored username displayed.

More to come
Lifetime members will receive other bonuses as they are added.

kmoney
May 15th, 2007, 04:08 PM
:noway:

macguy
May 15th, 2007, 04:11 PM
I always wondered why it wasn't added before!! Do we get life insurance with that? I think we should 'cause who knows, anything can happen on TOL. That way we'd feel safe when trouble comes.

Knight
May 15th, 2007, 04:13 PM
Get this.....

TheologyOnline LIFETIME members *CANNOT BE BANNED! They are *immune from TOL banishment for most of the normal (most common) forms of TOL banishment.

* The only exception is extreme violations such as posting or uploading profane or vulgar images or words to TOL, or threatening anyone with criminal activity, etc.

Knight
May 15th, 2007, 04:13 PM
I always wondered why it wasn't added before!! Do we get life insurance with that?Kind of.... read the above post. :)

macguy
May 15th, 2007, 04:19 PM
Get this.....

TheologyOnline LIFETIME members *CANNOT BE BANNED! They are *immune from TOL banishment for most of the normal (most common) forms of TOL banishment.

:jawdrop: Why doesn't police offer this type of stuff? Hmm, the most common would be? I was actually thinking about adding that right before you put it up...and i thought you wouldn't do such a thing.


* The only exception is extreme violations such as posting or uploading profane or vulgar images or words to TOL.

Er.. As they say, read the small print!

Knight
May 15th, 2007, 04:23 PM
So... one might ask what could a LIFETIME member post that others might get banned or given infractions for?

Here are some examples....

- Name calling
- Links to other websites, even other web forums!
- Posting previous essays/writings
- Post of extreme length
- Posting Spam
- Posting in ALL CAPS

Nomad
May 15th, 2007, 04:38 PM
Does this mean that we get TOL for life or that TOL gets us for life??? :help:

drbrumley
May 15th, 2007, 04:41 PM
Well, being a lifetime member already (meaning I have been here since I knew about this site and have never left), and the commish to boot, not a bad gig Knight. Now Billybob should be coming thru the door with this news. Unbannable, wow.

Psalmist
May 15th, 2007, 06:39 PM
So... one might ask what could a LIFETIME member post that others might get banned or given infractions for?

Here are some examples....

- Ruthless name calling
- Links to other websites, even other web forums!
- Posting previous essays/writings
- Post of extreme length
- Posting Spam
- Posting in ALL CAPS

Lifetime membership, I could do that, in fact I can do that, but I have had to do some real soul searching about what gets TOLer's BANNED or given infractions for?

And what I found I did . . .

Here are some examples . . .


- Ruthless name calling - That I have not done, and will not.
- Links to other websites, even other web forums! - I have posted links, but not web forums.
- Posting previous essays/writings - I have done that, used my posts/essays/writings in reply/quote posting.
- Post of extreme length - I have had some long ones, that there were too long to read.
- Posting Spam - I know that I have not done that.
- Posting in ALL CAPS - Yes I have, more for effect within the sentence.


I am a stickler for following the forum rules, and that they are to be followed. I have done things in the above list that are infractions, therefore . . .



:wave2:



If you understand newspaper terminology


This is


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I'll not leave TOL, nor do a self exile or ban, I just will not post for awhile.


:scripto: . . . I am the Psalmist

Knight
May 15th, 2007, 06:42 PM
Lifetime membership, I could do that, in fact I can do that, but I have had to do some real soul searching about what gets TOLer's BANNED or given infractions for?

And what I found I did like . . .

Here are some examples . . .


- Ruthless name calling - That I have not done, and will not.
- Links to other websites, even other web forums! - I have posted links, but not web forums.
- Posting previous essays/writings - I have done that, used my posts/essays/writings in reply/quote posting.
- Post of extreme length - I have had some long ones, that there were too long to read.
- Posting Spam - I know that I have not done that.
- Posting in ALL CAPS - Yes I have, more for effect within the sentence.


I am a stickler for following the forum rules, and that they are to be followed. I have done things in the above list that are infractions, therefore . . .



:wave2:



If you understand newspaper terminology


This is


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I'll not leave TOL, nor do a self exile or ban, I just will not post for awhile.


:scripto: . . . I am the PsalmistI cannot say for certain I understand that post. :)

Hot Towers
May 15th, 2007, 06:49 PM
Get this.....

TheologyOnline LIFETIME members *CANNOT BE BANNED! They are *immune from TOL banishment for most of the normal (most common) forms of TOL banishment.


:think: Oh, the possibilities......

Just kidding :)

CRASH
May 15th, 2007, 06:54 PM
I am tempted.

Adam
May 15th, 2007, 06:57 PM
I am tempted.But then how would you handle the 'CRASH is leaving' threads. :chuckle:

Actually, I'm tempted too. If I had the money, I'd sign up tonight.

Servo
May 15th, 2007, 06:58 PM
So... one might ask what could a LIFETIME member post that pothers might get banned or given infractions for?

Here are some examples....

- Ruthless name calling
- Links to other websites, even other web forums!
- Posting previous essays/writings
- Post of extreme length
- Posting Spam
- Posting in ALL CAPS


SOUNDS GREAT!!!!

Vaquero45
May 15th, 2007, 07:00 PM
:think: That would be nice, I usually end up with a few days down time (like now) between subscriptions each month. I'm a bit nervous about asking the wife though. :)

Sharri
May 15th, 2007, 07:08 PM
So... one might ask what could a LIFETIME member post that pothers might get banned or given infractions for?

Here are some examples....

- Ruthless name calling
- Links to other websites, even other web forums!
- Posting previous essays/writings
- Post of extreme length
- Posting Spam
- Posting in ALL CAPS


umm, there will be times that others will mock or think hockey is gay or not a real sport, you know that is an issue

are there exceptions?

:D

Psalmist
May 15th, 2007, 07:58 PM
I cannot say for certain I understand that post. :)


I was having a confessional moment; understand it, I don't either, but I'm back . . . everything is okay :crackup:




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:scripto: . . . Psalmist

NarrowWay
May 15th, 2007, 07:59 PM
So... one might ask what could a LIFETIME member post that pothers might get banned or given infractions for?

Here are some examples....

- Ruthless name calling
- Links to other websites, even other web forums!
- Posting previous essays/writings
- Post of extreme length
- Posting Spam
- Posting in ALL CAPS


Yeah, right. This isn't April fool's Day! Good try, Knight!

Everyone knows that TOL is known for it's strict adherence to the rules, (money or no money), everyone gets pretty much the same set of rules.

So, change the name to COL, Catholicism On Line, sin as much as you like, break the rules, but say 15 Hail Mary's and send me your $500. ;)

Knight
May 15th, 2007, 08:20 PM
Yeah, right. This isn't April fool's Day! Good try, Knight!

Everyone knows that TOL is known for it's strict adherence to the rules, (money or no money), everyone gets pretty much the same set of rules.

So, change the name to COL, Catholicism On Line, sin as much as you like, break the rules, but say 15 Hail Mary's and send me your $500. ;)My next addition will be the million dollar membership.

If anyone signs up for a million dollar membership I will heal their dog, feed their children, massage the feet of their in-laws and remove any unwanted body hair (from them, not me).

Knight
May 15th, 2007, 08:22 PM
:think: That would be nice, I usually end up with a few days down time (like now) between subscriptions each month. I'm a bit nervous about asking the wife though. :)No doubt, this option is certainly for the HIGH ROLLERS in the crowd. :)

Knight
May 15th, 2007, 08:23 PM
I was having a confessional moment; understand it, I don't either, but I'm back . . . everything is okay :crackup:




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:scripto: . . . PsalmistNow you are starting to sound like Yoda! :D

Knight
May 15th, 2007, 08:23 PM
umm, there will be times that others will mock or think hockey is gay or not a real sport, you know that is an issue

are there exceptions?

:D:shut:

CRASH
May 15th, 2007, 08:25 PM
My next addition will be the million dollar membership.

If anyone signs up for a million dollar membership I will heal their dog, feed their children, massage the feet of their in-laws and remove any unwanted body hair (from them, not me).

I am tempted.

Knight
May 15th, 2007, 08:25 PM
I am tempted.Have I met your in-laws????

CRASH
May 15th, 2007, 08:42 PM
I think you have.
You'll remember my father in law, the guy with the trophy room twice the size of most houses!

Yorzhik
May 15th, 2007, 08:49 PM
But then how would you handle the 'CRASH is leaving' threads. :chuckle:

Actually, I'm tempted too. If I had the money, I'd sign up tonight.
I second that... and you know Adambassador, with places on the web like the database API that Mark was telling me about, that might not be far off. We're not paying him for nothing you know. I'll tell you about it on Sunday.

Adam
May 15th, 2007, 09:14 PM
I second that... and you know Adambassador, with places on the web like the database API that Mark was telling me about, that might not be far off. We're not paying him for nothing you know. I'll tell you about it on Sunday.Thou makest me scratch my chin and go "Hmmm...."

CRASH
May 15th, 2007, 10:46 PM
My next addition will be the million dollar membership.

If anyone signs up for a million dollar membership I will heal their dog, feed their children, massage the feet of their in-laws and remove any unwanted body hair (from them, not me).
Can you come over and heal my dog from eating poop :shocked: before I sign up?

Knight
May 15th, 2007, 10:48 PM
Can you come over and heal my dog from eating poop :shocked: before I sign up?Uh.... sure..... all we need to do is lay hands on the poop, say a couple "Benny Hinn's" and we should be good to go.

CRASH
May 15th, 2007, 10:49 PM
I was thinking you could bring over your 45 to solve the problem!

Knight
May 15th, 2007, 10:52 PM
I was thinking you could bring over your 45 to solve the problem!Heck, I'll do that for free!

CRASH
May 15th, 2007, 10:54 PM
I am tempted.

Knight
May 15th, 2007, 10:58 PM
I am tempted.Cool, I will bring over my two stupid dogs and we can have a good ol' dog shootin' party! :Grizzly: :dog:

Psalmist
May 16th, 2007, 04:08 AM
Now you are starting to sound like Yoda! :D

Star Wars? Right. I may try a few cryptic posts, thanks :rotfl:




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:scripto: . . . Psalmist

Delmar
May 16th, 2007, 08:54 AM
Can you come over and heal my dog from eating poop :shocked: before I sign up?
Get a shock collar and give a button to each of the kids. That aught to heal him.

Stripe
May 16th, 2007, 11:07 AM
Crackles! Is that $NT500?

Knight
May 17th, 2007, 12:24 AM
Crackles! Is that $NT500?Huh?

Layla
May 17th, 2007, 02:51 AM
Looks cool, would do it if I had any cash. Sadly, the $50 I've given you already for smileys was more than I could really afford, good thing my mum paid for membership for me. :chuckle:

asilentskeptic
May 17th, 2007, 03:04 AM
Cool, I will bring over my two stupid dogs and we can have a good ol' dog shootin' party! :Grizzly: :dog:

My neighbors would pay you for them when you are done too. (They had the cops called a couple of times for cooking their dogs). I love California.

CRASH
May 26th, 2007, 09:47 AM
My neighbors would pay you for them when you are done too. (They had the cops called a couple of times for cooking their dogs). I love California.

I wish I had neighbors like that!
Actually, I wonder......:think:

CRASH
May 26th, 2007, 09:48 AM
Get a shock collar and give a button to each of the kids. That aught to heal him.

We tried that - her coat is to thick to take the shock.:eek:

zoo22
June 26th, 2007, 05:21 PM
I think that no ban part is seriously bogus. (Sorry Knight)

The lifetime membership is very cool but it obviously excludes a lot of people, because it's a lot of money. That's fine; some people have more money, no problem. And I think the extras that go with a lifetime membership are great... Extras are something that comes with spending dough.

But when rules change according to money? ... :Plain: Hmm.

I could see a no lifetime ban. But I don't think someone should be able to buy themselves out of the rules.

And I know my opinion makes no difference :chuckle: But I thought I'd voice it anyway :)

Knight
June 26th, 2007, 05:25 PM
I think that no ban part is seriously bogus. (Sorry Knight)

The lifetime membership is very cool but it obviously excludes a lot of people, because it's a lot of money. That's fine; some people have more money, no problem. And I think the extras that go with a lifetime membership are great... Extras are something that comes with spending dough.

But when rules change according to money? ... :Plain: Hmm.

I could see a no lifetime ban. But I don't think someone should be able to buy themselves out of the rules.

And I know my opinion makes no difference :chuckle: But I thought I'd voice it anyway :)No rules are hard and fast but we already afford TOL subscribers more lee-way when it comes to certain things i.e., posting weblinks etc. so this isn't really a new thing. The higher the level of subscription the more flexible we are with you it's that simple!

We reward those that help us stay afloat!

zoo22
June 26th, 2007, 05:29 PM
No rules are hard and fast but we already afford TOL subscribers more lee-way when it comes to certain things i.e., posting weblinks etc. so this isn't really a new thing. The higher the level of subscription the more flexible we are with you it's that simple!

We reward those that help us stay afloat!

Yeah, I know. :) And I'd rather see you get the dough, but I still think it's bogus ;)

Knight
June 26th, 2007, 05:32 PM
Yeah, I know. :) And I'd rather see you get the dough, but I still think it's bogus ;)OK, but let me give you an example.....

Let's say BillyBob bought a LIFETIME membership, we still would ban him for posting pictures of monkeys accompanied with commentary about African Americans.

A LIFETIME membership doesn't immune you from "the biggies" i.e., pornography, blatant racism, personal threats etc. It simply allows you more freedom with the lesser rules that TOL enforces.

Knight
June 26th, 2007, 05:33 PM
That being said... lets all buy a TOL LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP (http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37757) tonight! :D

Paine
June 26th, 2007, 07:44 PM
OK, but let me give you an example.....

Let's say BillyBob bought a LIFETIME membership, we still would ban him for posting pictures of monkeys accompanied with commentary about African Americans.

A LIFETIME membership doesn't immune you from "the biggies" i.e., pornography, blatant racism, personal threats etc. It simply allows you more freedom with the lesser rules that TOL enforces.

So anyone willing to hand you an appallingly large chunk of money is immune to any constraints of decency or civility in conversation, and is granted an unbelievable level of superiority and freedom over other members simply because he/she has far too much money to spend, even to the point of being able to break nearly half of the site rules without any consequence?

It brings to mind simultaneously of politics and of Hollywood. Please do not take this personally, but I cannot help but feel as if this is a rather dishonorable and irresponsible (if not downright unethical) way of running a forum.

PKevman
June 26th, 2007, 08:36 PM
So anyone willing to hand you an appallingly large chunk of money is immune to any constraints of decency or civility in conversation, and is granted an unbelievable level of superiority and freedom over other members simply because he/she has far too much money to spend, even to the point of being able to break nearly half of the site rules without any consequence?

It brings to mind simultaneously of politics and of Hollywood. Please do not take this personally, but I cannot help but feel as if this is a rather dishonorable and irresponsible (if not downright unethical) way of running a forum.

If you find it so miserable, nobody says you have to be here Paine.

ebenz47037
June 26th, 2007, 08:42 PM
If you find it so miserable, nobody says you have to be here Paine.

I don't think that Paine would be happy if he didn't have something or someone to complain about.

Paine
June 26th, 2007, 08:56 PM
I don't think that Paine would be happy if he didn't have something or someone to complain about.

While I would disagree on this point, I would certainly concede that I would be rather unhappy if the world was suddenly emptied of anyone to argue with.


If you find it so miserable, nobody says you have to be here Paine.

By that logic, why don't you leave the United States? You seem to spend the vast majority of your time complaining about our society of godless sodomites (or just non-Christians in general). If you find it so miserable, nobody says you have to be here, Kevin.

Knight
June 26th, 2007, 09:03 PM
So anyone willing to hand you an appallingly large chunk of money is immune to any constraints of decency or civility in conversation, and is granted an unbelievable level of superiority and freedom over other members simply because he/she has far too much money to spend, even to the point of being able to break nearly half of the site rules without any consequence?In a word... yes.

In two words.... yes, yes.

PKevman
June 26th, 2007, 09:20 PM
In a word... yes.

In two words.... yes, yes.

:rotfl:

Adam
June 27th, 2007, 04:57 AM
So anyone willing to hand you an appallingly large chunk of money is immune to any constraints of decency or civility in conversation, and is granted an unbelievable level of superiority and freedom over other members simply because he/she has far too much money to spend, even to the point of being able to break nearly half of the site rules without any consequence?For the first part of our lives, we keep our faith to ourselves. We count it as precious, and not something to give away lightly. Then, those of us who realize our selfishness and wickedness choose to give that faith to the one true God.
It brings to mind simultaneously of politics and of Hollywood. Please do not take this personally, but I cannot help but feel as if this is a rather dishonorable and irresponsible (if not downright unethical) way of running a forum.A better example would be God Himself. Once we give Him our faith, he immediately, and without fail, gives us His grace. He's forgiven our sins, EVEN THE ONES WE WILL COMMIT, and counts us as His own child, regardless of how ugly we, or others, may think we are. His beautiful Son Jesus Christ has covered us with His blood so that when God looks at me, He sees Jesus, not me.

Paine, you are a young man, yet you've already decided that there is no God. You've let doubt run your life, yet you won't give God even one day of faith?

You may think it cheap for me to turn a subscription thread into a gospel message, but it's really all I can do. I am an Ambassador for God and you don't know the Mystery yet.

Adam

Lighthouse
June 27th, 2007, 01:13 PM
Is it just me, or are the people complaining ones who can't afford the Lifetime Membership?

Paine
June 27th, 2007, 01:25 PM
A better example would be God Himself.

Are you insinuating that God gives people grace on the basis of the amount of money they are willing to send him?


Paine, you are a young man, yet you've already decided that there is no God. You've let doubt run your life, yet you won't give God even one day of faith?

I gave God roughly seventeen years of my life, and that was far more than enough, thank you very much.

Knight
June 27th, 2007, 01:54 PM
Is it just me, or are the people complaining ones who can't afford the Lifetime Membership?It's the same people who complain about anything we do or say.

Ask Mr. Religion
July 18th, 2007, 10:38 PM
So... one might ask what could a LIFETIME member post that others might get banned or given infractions for?

Here are some examples....

- Name calling
- Links to other websites, even other web forums!
- Posting previous essays/writings
- Post of extreme length
- Posting Spam
- Posting in ALL CAPSDoes the "or given infractions" above mean that a Lifetime member will not be given infractions...ever?

Knight
July 18th, 2007, 11:03 PM
Does the "or given infractions" above mean that a Lifetime member will not be given infractions...ever?It means that the higher the level of TOL membership the more flexibility the member will have with minor infractions.

Also TOL members get more flexibility when it comes to promoting their own websites etc. It goes like this.... you help us out and we will help you out. :D

Major infractions like vulgarity or profanity is not immune.

Knight
October 5th, 2007, 02:04 PM
Turbo and Nick M are the first two LIFETIME MEMBERS.

Nick for his more than generous donation during the TROL-a-THON and Turbo for his help with our future server upgrade.

Are you ready to become a LIFETIME MEMBER (http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/payments.php)?

BillyBob
October 5th, 2007, 03:46 PM
Get this.....

TheologyOnline LIFETIME members *CANNOT BE BANNED! They are *immune from TOL banishment for most of the normal (most common) forms of TOL banishment.



:noway:

I must have been banned when this was originally posted. :o

I just might have to get me a lifetime membership! :devil:

BillyBob
October 5th, 2007, 03:49 PM
OK, but let me give you an example.....

Let's say BillyBob bought a LIFETIME membership, we still would ban him for posting pictures of monkeys accompanied with commentary about African Americans.



Hey, I would never do such a thing! :angel:

Knight
October 5th, 2007, 04:06 PM
:noway:

I must have been banned when this was originally posted. :o

I just might have to get me a lifetime membership! :devil:Keep in mind there are still exceptions.....

I.e.,
- Advocating Criminal behavior
- Blatant racism
- Posting profanity

The bottom line is a LIFETIME MEMBER will be cut more slack and might get a warning instead of an infraction for normal TOL offenses.

Knight
October 5th, 2007, 04:07 PM
Ultimately buying a LIFETIME membership to avoid banishment isn't in the spirit of the offering. It's mainly offered for folks who wish to help out in one lump sum.

Ask Mr. Religion
October 5th, 2007, 04:24 PM
Keep in mind there are still exceptions.....

I.e.,
- Advocating Criminal behavior
- Blatant racism
- Posting profanity

The bottom line is a LIFETIME MEMBER will be cut more slack and might get a warning instead of an infraction for normal TOL offenses.Still too subjective without concrete examples. How about looking at real past banishments (mine and others) and stating whether or not a lifetime membership at that time would have or have not resulted in banishment.

Knight
October 5th, 2007, 04:54 PM
Still too subjectiveThat's true. Which is why I said....

Ultimately buying a LIFETIME membership to avoid banishment isn't in the spirit of the offering. It's mainly offered for folks who wish to help out in one lump sum.

Ask Mr. Religion
October 5th, 2007, 04:58 PM
That's true. Which is why I said....

Ultimately buying a LIFETIME membership to avoid banishment isn't in the spirit of the offering. It's mainly offered for folks who wish to help out in one lump sum.

Well, you seem to be tweaking the emphasis on the membership level from past posts on the same topic. Quite a bit of discussion ensued and implied near non-banishment was a big perk.


Get this.....

TheologyOnline LIFETIME members *CANNOT BE BANNED! They are *immune from TOL banishment for most of the normal (most common) forms of TOL banishment.

* The only exception is extreme violations such as posting or uploading profane or vulgar images or words to TOL.

Knight
October 5th, 2007, 05:02 PM
Well, you seem to be tweaking the emphasis on the membership level from past posts on the same topic. Quite a bit of discussion ensued and implied near non-banishment was a big perk.All I am saying is I am not making this offer so people can buy it and then act like jerks on TOL, that would not be within the spirit of the offer.

But if there were a person who had their own website and maybe that person charged money to give biblical answers or something like that, (just a random example of course) we would be more forgiving in him promoting his own site etc. if he were a LIFETIME MEMBER because as we stated.... you help us out, and we will help you out.

The spirit of the offer is simply to allow people to donate all at once (one lump sum).

Get the picture?

Mystery
October 5th, 2007, 05:04 PM
Is there anyone you might discourage from becoming a Lifetime Member?

;)

Knight
October 5th, 2007, 05:11 PM
Is there anyone you might discourage from becoming a Lifetime Member?

;)
Yes, and most of them have posted on this thread. :)

BillyBob
October 5th, 2007, 05:11 PM
Keep in mind there are still exceptions.....

Fair enough.




I.e.,
- Advocating Criminal behavior

That is ambiguous to me.

Can I advocate killing the enemies of the US?

Can I advocate taking up arms against our government?



- Blatant racism

That is also open to interpretation. The demo-liars are constantly calling me a racist even when I post articles written by Walter Williams and other prominent black men.



- Posting profanity

That one is pretty obvious, for the most part. I would actually like to see the 'short list of allowable profanities' so I and the rest of us know where we stand.

Here's an example: 'Dumbass'
Is that profane or acceptable, because it certainly describes many of the libs who post here.




The bottom line is a LIFETIME MEMBER will be cut more slack and might get a warning instead of an infraction for normal TOL offenses.

OK, that seems like something I might be in need of.... :noid:

BillyBob
October 5th, 2007, 05:13 PM
Yes, and most of them have posted on this thread. :)

:darwinsm:


Hey, wait a minute. :noid:

Knight
October 5th, 2007, 05:18 PM
Can I advocate killing the enemies of the US?Of course!!! Unless of course you try to make the case that black people are enemies of the USA.


Can I advocate taking up arms against our government?Why would you do that?


That is also open to interpretation. The demo-liars are constantly calling me a racist even when I post articles written by Walter Williams and other prominent black men.BillyBob, dude.... you have made your share of inappropriate posts about blacks that I would certainly call racist.


That one is pretty obvious, for the most part. I would actually like to see the 'short list of allowable profanities' so I and the rest of us know where we stand.

Here's an example: 'Dumbass'
Is that profane or acceptable, because it certainly describes many of the libs who post here.I don't get that freaked out if a word is used here or there (depending on the word) it's when somebody tries to use it in almost every post that makes me take action.


OK, that seems like something I might be in need of.... :noid:Again... a LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP is for those that want to support TOL and our goals but do it in one lump sum.

BillyBob
October 5th, 2007, 05:27 PM
Of course!!! Unless of course you try to make the case that black people are enemies of the USA.

Many of them are.




Why would you do that?

Because commies have taken control of our government.




BillyBob, dude.... you have made your share of inappropriate posts about blacks that I would certainly call racist.

There is a lot to be discussed about their culture and how it is dragging our country down. But I am not a racist, I'll leave that up to Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and the like.




I don't get that freaked out if a word is used here or there (depending on the word) it's when somebody tries to use it in almost every post that makes me take action.

Yeah, that person would have to be a real dumbass to try that! :D




Again... a LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP is for those that want to support TOL and our goals but do it in one lump sum.

I doubt that there is any poster who has been here [and supporting TOL] longer than me.....except maybe you. :BillyBob:

Lighthouse
October 8th, 2007, 04:46 PM
TROL-A-THON?

Ask Mr. Religion
October 8th, 2007, 06:02 PM
All I am saying is I am not making this offer so people can buy it and then act like jerks on TOL, that would not be within the spirit of the offer.

But if there were a person who had their own website and maybe that person charged money to give biblical answers or something like that, (just a random example of course) we would be more forgiving in him promoting his own site etc. if he were a LIFETIME MEMBER because as we stated.... you help us out, and we will help you out.

The spirit of the offer is simply to allow people to donate all at once (one lump sum).

Get the picture?If I am a Lifetime Member could I call someone who never accurately represents my (http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1401316&postcount=30) posts (http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1400680&postcount=24) in an attempt to bait, berate, etc., an ethically ignorant, idiot, moron, and a lying fool who deals in half-truths (just a random example of course) ?

Knight
October 8th, 2007, 06:11 PM
If I am a Lifetime Member could I call someone who never accurately represents my (http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1401316&postcount=30) posts (http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1400680&postcount=24) in an attempt to bait, berate, etc., an ethically ignorant, idiot, moron, and a lying fool who deals in half-truths (just a random example of course) ?You aren't getting the spirit of the offer, therefore I would recommend you stick with the subscription level you are at.

Thanks!

Stripe
October 8th, 2007, 07:22 PM
Huh?
Is that American monies or Taiwan monies?

Stripe
October 8th, 2007, 07:24 PM
I hear (see) we have one lifetime member?

Knight
October 8th, 2007, 07:43 PM
Is that American monies or Taiwan monies?
American of course. :)

Knight
October 8th, 2007, 07:43 PM
I hear (see) we have one lifetime member?Two.

drbrumley
October 8th, 2007, 07:45 PM
You aren't getting the spirit of the offer, therefore I would recommend you stick with the subscription level you are at.

Thanks!

Is that all he's not getting? :idunno:

Knight
October 8th, 2007, 07:47 PM
Is that all he's not getting? :idunno:Well.... technically no, but as far as this thread is concerned... yes. :)

Stripe
October 9th, 2007, 07:30 PM
cool .. two.

I wish I had 500 x 30 = 15,000 Taiwan Dollars ... :D

Joe Roberts
October 9th, 2007, 10:17 PM
So... one might ask what could a LIFETIME member post that others might get banned or given infractions for?

Here are some examples....

- Name calling
- Links to other websites, even other web forums!
- Posting previous essays/writings
- Post of extreme length
- Posting Spam
- Posting in ALL CAPS

It doesn’t seem to me that someone who would front $500, would be the sort to get banned.

Spitfire
October 9th, 2007, 10:19 PM
It doesn’t seem to me that someone who would front $500, would be the sort to get banned. You should get one, Joe.

Or buy one for Allsmiles.

Joe Roberts
October 9th, 2007, 10:20 PM
You should get one, Joe.

Or buy one for Allsmiles.

If I could afford it I would.

Servo
October 17th, 2007, 09:31 PM
I got a lifetime membership and I just received a heap of really cool TOL gear! (http://www.cafepress.com/tolstore)

A Hoodie, shirts and bumper stickers....

My fav... (http://www.cafepress.com/tolstore.176413325)

:thumb:

fool
February 11th, 2008, 11:19 AM
I got a lifetime membership and I just received a heap of really cool TOL gear! (http://www.cafepress.com/tolstore)

A Hoodie, shirts and bumper stickers....

My fav... (http://www.cafepress.com/tolstore.176413325)

:thumb:

Don't forget.
If you win the TOL LOGO CONTEST
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45116
You get $50 worth of TOL stuff AND a one year Gold subsciption!
So get those LOGOs submitted!

And then;
Vote for "My name is fool and I don't count"
Here;
http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46004

A vote for "My name is fool and I don't count is a vote against "no"


AND THEN!
Buy a Lifetime subsciption to TOL!

AND THEN!
Buy a Goat for Africa
http://www.heifer.org/

AND THEN!
Take your shoes off and walk in the grass because it feels good....

Psalmist
June 18th, 2008, 05:40 PM
:think:



Knight . . .

LIFETIME Memberships

Concerning my next membership subscription update (redo), when I do a Lifetime sub, and if it is before my Gold level sub runs out, how will it effect what is left of the Gold level sub that I have left.



That's

- 30 -
:scripto:. . Psalmist

Knight
June 18th, 2008, 05:52 PM
:think:



Knight . . .

LIFETIME Memberships

Concerning my next membership subscription update (redo), when I do a Lifetime sub, and if it is before my Gold level sub runs out, how will it effect what is left of the Gold level sub that I have left.



That's

- 30 -
:scripto:. . PsalmistWell... a new subscription would normally start you off with a brand new year at that point. But since a LIFETIME subscription is for life you would essentially be burning the end of your Gold subscription.

I would gladly give you a smile or two as a bonus if you decide to go that route. :)

Psalmist
June 18th, 2008, 05:59 PM
Well... a new subscription would normally start you off with a brand new year at that point. But since a LIFETIME subscription is for life you would essentially be burning the end of your Gold subscription.

I would gladly give you a smile or two as a bonus if you decide to go that route. :)


Knight . . .

Thanks for info, that gives me something to work with :thumb:

Psalmist

xexon
June 21st, 2008, 07:16 PM
The inability to ban someone based on economics creates a system not unlike what we find in the outside world.

People who have money can afford to shoot their mouths off, while the poor have no option to do so, and live in fear of banishment for saying the wrong thing. Once again, the comparison to the outside world.

People should be judged upon the fruit they produce rather than the actual words that come from their mouths.

I'm considering a membership, but not at the expense of saying the wrong thing without knowing I have and then losing it all.



x

dreadknought
June 21st, 2008, 07:53 PM
:squint:

Knight
June 21st, 2008, 07:55 PM
People should be judged upon the fruit they produce rather than the actual words that come from their mouthsStart your own website and you can run it however you see fit. :thumb:

Stripe
June 21st, 2008, 09:34 PM
Start your own website and you can run it however you see fit. :thumb::rotfl: Where do we sign up?

Nick M
June 22nd, 2008, 01:36 AM
The inability to ban someone based on economics creates a system not unlike what we find in the outside world.

People who have money can afford to shoot their mouths off, while the poor have no option to do so, and live in fear of banishment for saying the wrong thing. Once again, the comparison to the outside world.

People should be judged upon the fruit they produce rather than the actual words that come from their mouths.

I'm considering a membership, but not at the expense of saying the wrong thing without knowing I have and then losing it all.



x

Don't worry. Jesus will judge those not in him based on their works at the end. Then you can eat some crow. :loser:

Mr. 5020
June 22nd, 2008, 01:40 AM
The inability to ban someone based on economics creates a system not unlike what we find in the outside world.

People who have money can afford to shoot their mouths off, while the poor have no option to do so, and live in fear of banishment for saying the wrong thing. Once again, the comparison to the outside world.

People should be judged upon the fruit they produce rather than the actual words that come from their mouths.

I'm considering a membership, but not at the expense of saying the wrong thing without knowing I have and then losing it all.



xThe minimum membership is $3 (for a month). If you cannot afford to lose ALL of that, you probably should not subscribe. :)

Rusha
June 22nd, 2008, 05:47 AM
The inability to ban someone based on economics creates a system not unlike what we find in the outside world.

People who have money can afford to shoot their mouths off, while the poor have no option to do so, and live in fear of banishment for saying the wrong thing. Once again, the comparison to the outside world.

People should be judged upon the fruit they produce rather than the actual words that come from their mouths.

I'm considering a membership, but not at the expense of saying the wrong thing without knowing I have and then losing it all.

x

If you want to *try* a membership, you could do what I do and pay by the month. That way if you are banned for what you consider a silly reason, you would be able to decide if it is worth it or not to renew your membership.

Knight
June 22nd, 2008, 10:47 AM
If you want to *try* a membership, you could do what I do and pay by the month. That way if you are banned for what you consider a silly reason, you would be able to decide if it is worth it or not to renew your membership.Silly reason???

I think I am going to ban you for that comment! :DK:

;)

MaryContrary
June 22nd, 2008, 11:09 AM
gullible
Main Entry: gull·ible
Variant(s): also gull·able
Function: adjective
Date: 1818
: easily duped or cheated

Example: Reading the above post and thinking, "Wow. Knight's being a little kneejerk there. I wonder if I should...oh. Wait. Oh, I'm such an idiot."

Maximeee
June 22nd, 2008, 12:58 PM
gullible
Main Entry: gull·ible
Variant(s): also gull·able
Function: adjective
Date: 1818
: easily duped or cheated

Example: Reading the above post and thinking, "Wow. Knight's being a little kneejerk there. I wonder if I should...oh. Wait. Oh, I'm such an idiot."

:rotfl:

Rusha
June 22nd, 2008, 02:13 PM
Silly reason???

I think I am going to ban you for that comment! :DK:

;)

But but but ... I was trying to help you recruit members!

:)

billone
December 6th, 2008, 12:21 AM
Does anyone know if these used to be some kind of war posters or
something? ** LINK DELETED **
Were these sayings on these lighters actually used in war times?

Eeset
October 1st, 2013, 03:14 AM
So... one might ask what could a LIFETIME member post that others might get banned or given infractions for?

Here are some examples....

- Name calling
- Links to other websites, even other web forums!
- Posting previous essays/writings
- Post of extreme length
- Posting Spam
- Posting in ALL CAPS
Neat. I never saw this before. Are these still valid?

Eeset
October 1st, 2013, 07:12 AM
According to this I can call people morons and idiots or just about anything else. I wonder if that includes Mods and Knight?

Angel4Truth
October 1st, 2013, 07:25 AM
According to this I can call people morons and idiots or just about anything else.

pretty much, why do you think you didnt get banned and canned like the other 2 who were doing what you were?

Eeset
October 1st, 2013, 07:47 AM
BECAUSE I WASN'T DOING IT!

Angel4Truth
October 1st, 2013, 07:51 AM
BECAUSE I WASN'T DOING IT!

Keep telling yourself that, maybe you'll believe it. You can delete all the threads and chat posts and thread posts you like, you cant erase it from the minds of those who witnessed them though.

Then there is that little thing about one day before Him giving an account of every idle word...

Eeset
October 1st, 2013, 07:58 AM
Keep telling yourself that, maybe you'll believe it. You can delete all the threads and chat posts and thread posts you like, you cant erase it from the minds of those who witnessed them though.

Then there is that little thing about one day before Him giving an account of every idle word...
Angel let me try to make this clear. I have no reason to keep dredging up old wounds but you seem compelled to do so. I have asked you nicely and repeatedly to forgive and put it all in the past. You seem unable to do so. What would you have me do?

Rusha
October 1st, 2013, 08:04 AM
BECAUSE I WASN'T DOING IT!

We all know exactly what went down. Being dishonest, denial and burying the evidence won't cut it, Eeset.


Angel let me try to make this clear. I have no reason to keep dredging up old wounds but you seem compelled to do so. I have asked you nicely and repeatedly to forgive and put it all in the past. You seem unable to do so. What would you have me do?

At this point, I think the only thing you can do is NEVER mention or comment on anything of personal nature that has to do with Angel's life or family ever again.

Certain actions are harder and sometimes impossible to forgive for. Speaking as a mother, I can understand where Angel is coming from. IF you are a mother, you should be able to understand it as well.

At this point, the only thing you can do is never repeat your behavior again and learn to live with your legacy.

Angel4Truth
October 1st, 2013, 08:17 AM
Angel let me try to make this clear. I have no reason to keep dredging up old wounds but you seem compelled to do so. I have asked you nicely and repeatedly to forgive and put it all in the past. You seem unable to do so. What would you have me do?

Not post in this old thread for one, asking if you have permission to be a well i cant say that word, but you can guess, and if your lifetime membership saves you, so you can get ready for another round of nastiness, thats the only reason i can think of anyway, that you would need to ask that, but you already got your answer.

Anyone who else has done some of the things you have, would have been long out of here and you know it.

So dont play dumb. You bumped this thread with your question, so i have given you my opinion, dont like it? tough. Thats the way the cookie crumbles honey.

Eeset
October 1st, 2013, 08:31 AM
:spam:

Angel4Truth
October 1st, 2013, 08:33 AM
:spam:

yep, you asking if you can be a well, you know, because you have a lifetime membership, and bumping a thread that is really old is spam, i agree :thumb:

Eeset
October 1st, 2013, 08:38 AM
More :spam:

annabenedetti
October 1st, 2013, 08:42 AM
Not post in this old thread for one, asking if you have permission to be a well i cant say that word, but you can guess, and if your lifetime membership saves you, so you can get ready for another round of nastiness, thats the only reason i can think of anyway, that you would need to ask that, but you already got your answer.

Anyone who else has done some of the things you have, would have been long out of here and you know it.

So dont play dumb. You bumped this thread with your question, so i have given you my opinion, dont like it? tough. Thats the way the cookie crumbles honey.


She needed an attention fix. Those cravings will never stop.

Angel4Truth
October 1st, 2013, 08:43 AM
She needed an attention fix. Those cravings will never stop.

Well spam isnt very filling after all....

Nick M
October 1st, 2013, 10:30 AM
We all know exactly what went down. Being dishonest, denial and burying the evidence won't cut it, Eeset.



It's more fun to call her reset, or just drop one "e" and make it eset. Because that isn't even a word. Although in a huge piece of irony, I think it is a brand of anti-malware.

Christian Liberty
October 1st, 2013, 11:08 AM
Get this.....

TheologyOnline LIFETIME members *CANNOT BE BANNED! They are *immune from TOL banishment for most of the normal (most common) forms of TOL banishment.

* The only exception is extreme violations such as posting or uploading profane or vulgar images or words to TOL, or threatening anyone with criminal activity, etc.

No wonder aCW is still around...

bybee
October 1st, 2013, 11:27 AM
Angel let me try to make this clear. I have no reason to keep dredging up old wounds but you seem compelled to do so. I have asked you nicely and repeatedly to forgive and put it all in the past. You seem unable to do so. What would you have me do?

Here is some food for thought:
The "old wounds" were inflicted by you. Someone else suffered from them, not you. It is not your call.
You have asked repeatedly to forgive and put in the past. You have not asked nicely.
You have been snide and sideways.
You have posed questions in such a way that your negative intentions belay the manner of posing.
You don't have to like everyone nor agree with everyone.
But you have a habit of creating wounds and then rubbing salt in them.

Town Heretic
October 1st, 2013, 05:31 PM
She needed an attention fix. Those cravings will never stop.
I got a good laugh out of her reporting this post with the following:


provoking another member. unnecessarily disruptive.


I think you should get a bonus for provoking an unnecessarily disruptive member. :eek: :first:

Eeset
July 23rd, 2014, 09:35 PM
So... one might ask what could a LIFETIME member post that others might get banned or given infractions for?

Here are some examples....

- Name calling
- Links to other websites, even other web forums!
- Posting previous essays/writings
- Post of extreme length
- Posting Spam
- Posting in ALL CAPS
I did not know this when I bought my lifetime membership. But soon after another member pointed it out to me. Now Nang is calling it a travesty. :idunno:

Nang
July 23rd, 2014, 09:41 PM
I did not know this when I bought my lifetime membership. But soon after another member pointed it out to me. Now Nang is calling it a travesty. :idunno:

The ALL CAPS is understandable . . . what a perc!

But freedom to name-call without fear of infractions??

That is the travesty of hypocrisy and cultism.

The mark of any demon or cult leader, is always "do as I say, but not as I do."

Yuk . . .

glorydaz
July 23rd, 2014, 09:46 PM
The ALL CAPS is understandable . . . what a perc!

But freedom to name-call without fear of infractions??

That is the travesty of hypocrisy and cultism.

The mark of any demon or cult leader, is always "do as I say, but not as I do."

Yuk . . .

You're not only a hypocrite, but a jealous hypocrite. :nono:

Eeset
July 23rd, 2014, 11:17 PM
So... one might ask what could a LIFETIME member post that others might get banned or given infractions for?

Here are some examples....

- Name calling
- Links to other websites, even other web forums!
- Posting previous essays/writings
- Post of extreme length
- Posting Spam
- Posting in ALL CAPS


Get this.....

TheologyOnline LIFETIME members *CANNOT BE BANNED! They are *immune from TOL banishment for most of the normal (most common) forms of TOL banishment.

* The only exception is extreme violations such as posting or uploading profane or vulgar images or words to TOL, or threatening anyone with criminal activity, etc.
Evidently Nori does not believe what Knight published here.

Rusha
July 24th, 2014, 12:47 AM
Evidently Nori does not believe what Knight published here.

OR you are just being your usual dishonest self. At the very bottom it states ...


TheologyOnline LIFETIME members *CANNOT BE BANNED! They are *immune from TOL banishment for most of the normal (most common) forms of TOL banishment.

* The only exception is extreme violations such as posting or uploading profane or vulgar images or words to TOL, or threatening anyone with criminal activity, etc.

Being a Lifetime Member is not a license to reek havoc on the site just because you can ...

Eeset
July 24th, 2014, 12:53 AM
OR you are just being your usual dishonest self. At the very bottom it states ...


TheologyOnline LIFETIME members *CANNOT BE BANNED! They are *immune from TOL banishment for most of the normal (most common) forms of TOL banishment.

* The only exception is extreme violations such as posting or uploading profane or vulgar images or words to TOL, or threatening anyone with criminal activity, etc.

Being a Lifetime Member is not a license to reek havoc on the site just because you can ...
I never said it was a license. I am taking issue with Nori who says name calling without cause is or can be an infraction for a lifetime member. I think knight clearly stated that lifetime members are exempt from that as well as certain other infractions that apply to other members. Idiot.

Rusha
July 24th, 2014, 12:59 AM
I never said it was a license. I am taking issue with Nori who says name calling without cause is or can be an infraction for a lifetime member. I think knight clearly stated that lifetime members are exempt from that as well as certain other infractions that apply to other members. Idiot.

:chuckle: I could get all offended ... however, I always consider the source ... and the fact that you are classless.

Eeset
July 24th, 2014, 01:25 AM
:chuckle: I could get all offended ... however, I always consider the source ... and the fact that you are classless.
That's good to know. Yes, you are a class act for sure. And given that great intellect surely you can read what Knight said about exempting lifetime members. How hard is that?

WizardofOz
July 29th, 2014, 10:29 AM
Can lifetime members delete thread tags either on all threads or just on their own? :think:

Knight
July 29th, 2014, 10:54 AM
Can lifetime members delete thread tags either on all threads or just on their own? :think:On just their own (I think).

ebenz47037
July 29th, 2014, 01:55 PM
Evidently Nori does not believe what Knight published here.

I see you're trying to cause trouble (again), Eeset. As you know, I tend not to give infractions for name-calling. But, if a gold member were to start calling someone names I would (1) look at the entire exchange to see what the reasoning behind the name-calling was; (2) talk to the gold member about the name-calling; (3) if that didn't work, I would publicly warn the gold member; and (4) if that wouldn't work, I would give the gold member an infraction. Whether the infraction would result in a banning or not would depend on the number of points the member had received via infractions. The only exception to numbers 2 thru 4 above would be if the gold member was using profanity while calling the person names. I tend to ban immediately for profanity, no matter what the member's status, when I see it.

Knight has never mentioned having a problem with the way I handle this issue. If he does, he will tell me.

Sherman
July 29th, 2014, 02:35 PM
The ALL CAPS is understandable . . . what a perc!

But freedom to name-call without fear of infractions??

That is the travesty of hypocrisy and cultism.

The mark of any demon or cult leader, is always "do as I say, but not as I do."

Yuk . . .
Nang, dry it up. This is website for crying out loud! :doh:
You can always choose to post someplace else if you do not like how Knight runs his website.

Nang
July 29th, 2014, 06:10 PM
Nang, dry it up. This is website for crying out loud! :doh:
You can always choose to post someplace else if you do not like how Knight runs his website.



The respect and consideration you show TOL members is duly noted . . .

:nono:

Eeset
July 29th, 2014, 06:44 PM
I see you're trying to cause trouble (again), Eeset. As you know, I tend not to give infractions for name-calling. But, if a gold member were to start calling someone names I would (1) look at the entire exchange to see what the reasoning behind the name-calling was; (2) talk to the gold member about the name-calling; (3) if that didn't work, I would publicly warn the gold member; and (4) if that wouldn't work, I would give the gold member an infraction. Whether the infraction would result in a banning or not would depend on the number of points the member had received via infractions. The only exception to numbers 2 thru 4 above would be if the gold member was using profanity while calling the person names. I tend to ban immediately for profanity, no matter what the member's status, when I see it.

Knight has never mentioned having a problem with the way I handle this issue. If he does, he will tell me.
Nori dry it up (to use Inzl's phrase). I wasn't trying to cause trouble but was seeking clarification because there is a difference between the rules for gold members and lifetime members. Knight specifically created those differences. Why? I have to presume, perhaps incorrectly, that he was making the lifetime membership more privileged just as each level is more privileged than those below it.

You have not addressed my question but rather tried to skate around it. Do you, as a moderator, follow the exemptions that are clearly set out by Knight for lifetime members.

Nang
July 29th, 2014, 06:58 PM
I see you're trying to cause trouble (again), Eeset. As you know, I tend not to give infractions for name-calling. But, if a gold member were to start calling someone names I would (1) look at the entire exchange to see what the reasoning behind the name-calling was; (2) talk to the gold member about the name-calling; (3) if that didn't work, I would publicly warn the gold member; and (4) if that wouldn't work, I would give the gold member an infraction. Whether the infraction would result in a banning or not would depend on the number of points the member had received via infractions. The only exception to numbers 2 thru 4 above would be if the gold member was using profanity while calling the person names. I tend to ban immediately for profanity, no matter what the member's status, when I see it

I am confused Nori . .

Is a Gold Member the same as a Life Member?

Enjoying the same freedom to name-call without fear of being banned or receiving infractions?

And to voice a need, I am having pretty bad vision problems, and it is hard for me to see and discern the colored differences designating subscription status anymore (although I can make out the darker colors of the mods, heh!)

Angel4Truth
July 29th, 2014, 06:58 PM
Do you, as a moderator, follow the exemptions that are clearly set out by Knight for lifetime members.

You haven't been banned since becoming one have you?

Doesn't that in itself answer your question?

Heterodoxical
July 29th, 2014, 08:40 PM
You haven't been banned since becoming one have you?

Doesn't that in itself answer your question?

OHhhhhhhh so I can buy the right to be abusive........ :doh:

ebenz47037
July 29th, 2014, 09:45 PM
Nori dry it up (to use Inzl's phrase). I wasn't trying to cause trouble but was seeking clarification because there is a difference between the rules for gold members and lifetime members. Knight specifically created those differences. Why? I have to presume, perhaps incorrectly, that he was making the lifetime membership more privileged just as each level is more privileged than those below it.

Anyone who has paid attention to you and your love of attention knows that you're trying to stir something up, Eeset. It's not the first time and won't be the last time.


You have not addressed my question but rather tried to skate around it. Do you, as a moderator, follow the exemptions that are clearly set out by Knight for lifetime members.

I mixed up gold membership and lifetime memberships. But, I don't really care much about that. I rarely give out infractions. And, one's membership status doesn't matter to me much. I don't give out infraction with the intent to ban someone (usually). But, unless Knight tells me that he has a problem with the way I moderate, I hold pretty much everyone to the same standard as far as when and why I give infractions. I don't answer to you, Eeset. You did not appoint me moderator; Knight did. Report me, if you think it will do you any good (Personally, I don't think it will do you any good.).

ebenz47037
July 29th, 2014, 09:54 PM
I am confused Nori . .

Is a Gold Member the same as a Life Member?

Enjoying the same freedom to name-call without fear of being banned or receiving infractions?
I mixed up gold and life memberships, Nang. But, I don't hold any level of membership in higher esteem than another. Like it or lump it, Eeset. The only way I differentiate between membership levels is that I hold people who are lifetime members to a higher standard than the general population of TOL. They knew what this site was and chose to make the donation to become lifetime members. So, they shouldn't be surprised when they get held to a higher standard, behavior-wise.


And to voice a need, I am having pretty bad vision problems, and it is hard for me to see and discern the colored differences designating subscription status anymore (although I can make out the darker colors of the mods, heh!)

You can look at the profile on the sides of each post. At the bottom, mine says: Theology Club
Hall of Fame
Women's Group
Silver Member
Super Moderator

Hopefully, that helps. :)

Nang
July 29th, 2014, 10:03 PM
The only way I differentiate between membership levels is that I hold people who are lifetime members to a higher standard than the general population of TOL. They knew what this site was and chose to make the donation to become lifetime members. So, they shouldn't be surprised when they get held to a higher standard, behavior-wise.

But what the membership rules show, is that life-time members are allowed to post at a lower standard.

They can call names and never receive infractions, let alone worry about a ban for such poor behavior.

Right?

Which amounts to $500 can be spent for the freedom to break TOL rules.

Right?




You can look at the profile on the sides of each post. At the bottom, mine says: Theology Club
Hall of Fame
Women's Group
Silver Member
Super Moderator

Hopefully, that helps. :)

A little, thanks. But one must log on to that poster's post to gain that info. It is almost impossible for me to use the list of who is online, according to color status , to determine whether I want to see what they post or not.


:help:

But I know and readily admit that is my own physical limitation that is probably not experienced by any others.

Nang

zoo22
July 29th, 2014, 10:22 PM
http://s22.postimg.org/wlnpyjikx/eesetwhoopee.png

Eeset
July 29th, 2014, 10:45 PM
I mixed up gold and life memberships, Nang. But, I don't hold any level of membership in higher esteem than another. Like it or lump it, Eeset. The only way I differentiate between membership levels is that I hold people who are lifetime members to a higher standard than the general population of TOL. They knew what this site was and chose to make the donation to become lifetime members. So, they shouldn't be surprised when they get held to a higher standard, behavior-wise.

Like it or lump it? How quaint. First you say that you hold all levels of membership equal but in the next breath you contradict your own statement. Knight set the exemptions that accrue to Lifetime members. You are saying, in a sort of doublespeak, that you do not follow those. That much is clear.

Eeset
July 29th, 2014, 10:46 PM
Idiot
Welcome back zooster. :)

ebenz47037
July 29th, 2014, 11:04 PM
But what the membership rules show, is that life-time members are allowed to post at a lower standard.

They can call names and never receive infractions, let alone worry about a ban for such poor behavior.

Right?

Which amounts to $500 can be spent for the freedom to break TOL rules.

Right?

Most of the people (I can only think of one in particular and maybe one other person who donated the $500 for that reason) donate the $500 because they feel that TOL is a worthy ministry. If you take Knight's description and run with it whole heartedly, I would have to say yes. But, for some odd reason, Knight asked me to be a moderator. I don't let a lot of people get away with things they think they should get away with. Usually, the problem is solved by my talking to the person. So, no infraction is given. There are some people who think that I'm doing nothing because I don't make it a point to let everyone know what I'm doing behind the scenes on TOL.


A little, thanks. But one must log on to that poster's post to gain that info. It is almost impossible for me to use the list of who is online, according to color status , to determine whether I want to see what they post or not.


:help:

But I know and readily admit that is my own physical limitation that is probably not experienced by any others.

Nang

Okay. I stay logged on the site. I didn't know it was something that wasn't visible if you didn't log on.

ebenz47037
July 29th, 2014, 11:06 PM
Like it or lump it? How quaint. First you say that you hold all levels of membership equal but in the next breath you contradict your own statement. Knight set the exemptions that accrue to Lifetime members. You are saying, in a sort of doublespeak, that you do not follow those. That much is clear.

This is the last thing I'm saying to you about this, reset. I don't answer to you. Trying to get me and Knight arguing over this is not going to work. So, why don't you give it a rest?

Eeset
July 29th, 2014, 11:20 PM
This is the last thing I'm saying to you about this, reset. I don't answer to you. Trying to get me and Knight arguing over this is not going to work. So, why don't you give it a rest?
I have never tried to get you and Knight to argue about anything. :dizzy:

Eeset
July 29th, 2014, 11:28 PM
Most of the people (I can only think of one in particular and maybe one other person who donated the $500 for that reason) donate the $500 because they feel that TOL is a worthy ministry.
Heck, I didn't even know about the exemptions when I bought the Lifetime membership.

Ask Mr. Religion
July 30th, 2014, 12:36 AM
Lifetime membership is a swell deal. Good return on my investment even if I do not push the envelope of all the perks included. Just being able to delete some threads I had started that I was not too proud of was what sealed the deal for me.

AMR

WizardofOz
July 30th, 2014, 08:35 AM
(I can only think of one in particular and maybe one other person who donated the $500 for that reason)

:think:

:shut:

;)

Letsargue
August 3rd, 2014, 11:45 PM
OOOOHHHH Yes!!!!!

How do We ~~~~common ~~low-lifes Know that these -- "Gods"~~~!!!, --- that Some of them are not the - ( "B-e--L-o-v-e-d-s" ), and:>:

((( "GIVEN" Life Membership!! )))????

((((( OOHH -- Wealth and Buddies have Nothing to DO With IT )))))!!!!!!??????

(((( I Had NO Idea that this was the Case ))))!!!! --- Now - I see how this place is SOOO down on some of us ((( Low-lifes ))), -- WEALTH! -- Follow the Money always!!!!

I Now Can See that "WE" Can ((( Never ))) know the "Truth" Here, And NOW If I do "anything", I will be BANNED IF ((( Wanted )))!! --- Caps?? --- ((( I'M GONE )))!!! --- (((( God Never Does such as THIS ))))!!!! -- and this is Like Him?????

PAUL, DAVID -- 080414

Ask Mr. Religion
August 4th, 2014, 12:10 AM
!!!!!

~~~~ ~~ -- ~~~!!!, --- - ( "- -- - - - - - " ), :>:

((( " " !! )))????

((((( -- )))))!!!!!!??????

(((( ))))!!!! --- - ((( ))), -- ! -- !!!!

" " ((( ))) " " , " ", ((( )))!! --- ?? --- ((( )))!!! --- (((( ))))!!!! -- ?????

-- Ahhh, much better now.

AMR

Letsargue
August 4th, 2014, 12:19 AM
Ahhh, much better now.

AMR


((( Yes!!!! ))) - You Have the (( "Power"!!!!!! )), AND I Get the Porn stuff after my Posts!!!!

I Bow to you ~my ~god?????????

PAUL, DAVID -- 080414

resurrected
August 4th, 2014, 03:51 AM
i think i see waldo

Eeset
August 4th, 2014, 04:12 AM
Really? Where?

Town Heretic
August 4th, 2014, 07:51 AM
((( Yes!!!! ))) - You Have the (( "Power"!!!!!! )), AND I Get the Porn stuff after my Posts!!!!

I Bow to you ~my ~god?????????
Wait.....what? :Plain:

resurrected
August 4th, 2014, 07:53 AM
Really? Where?

he's doing a porno

Eeset
March 23rd, 2015, 05:10 PM
OK, but let me give you an example.....

Let's say BillyBob bought a LIFETIME membership, we still would ban him for posting pictures of monkeys accompanied with commentary about African Americans.

A LIFETIME membership doesn't immune you from "the biggies" i.e., pornography, blatant racism, personal threats etc. It simply allows you more freedom with the lesser rules that TOL enforces.
Dear Knight, please update the "freedom with the lessor rules" immunity. Infractions are now being given to lifetime members for very minor offenses.

Town Heretic
March 23rd, 2015, 05:13 PM
Dear Knight, please update the "freedom with the lessor rules" immunity. Infractions are now being given to lifetime members for very minor offenses.
Anyone who buys a lifetime subscription to get away with a rules violation is a putz anyway. :Plain:

Sherman
March 23rd, 2015, 05:22 PM
Yeppers. Lifetime memberships are not free tickets to disrupt the forum.;)

Eeset
March 23rd, 2015, 05:34 PM
Anyone who buys a lifetime subscription to get away with a rules violation is a putz anyway. :Plain:
You missed the point entirely. Knight created the lifetime membership category and granted certain exemptions. Most members are unfamiliar with them, even lifetime members. I had no idea the exemptions existed when I spent $500 on my membership. It was months later that someone pointed it out to me.

So yes, I was pleased to learn about the exemptions but they were irrelevant to my original upgrade decision.

Now, however, I think it is time for Knight to weigh in and clarify the current lifetime membership benefits. Are there any?

Town Heretic
March 23rd, 2015, 05:51 PM
You missed the point entirely.
Nah, if anyone feels cheated because they end up being held to the rules of conduct they agree to when they sign on my sympathy is non existent. If anyone purchased a lifetime membership and the thought of getting by on those rules was actually part of why then the putz comment is on point.

There was a time when subscribers didn't get ads either. Now we do. And you know what? I don't feel cheated.


Knight created the lifetime membership category and granted certain exemptions. Most members are unfamiliar with them, even lifetime members. I had no idea the exemptions existed when I spent $500 on my membership. It was months later that someone pointed it out to me.
Then it wasn't the basis of the bargain in any event where you're concerned so you can't claim any real injury and whoever can doesn't appear to be, which is a good thing (since they'd be a putz). :Plain:


Now, however, I think it is time for Knight to weigh in and clarify the current lifetime membership benefits. Are there any?
I don't have a lifetime membership and I can answer that: yes, beginning with all the benefits of the lesser subscriptions without every having to buy another one, the ability to delete entire threads, more elbow room in everything from avatars to messages, to name a few. Here's a link for anyone interested in comparing packages...there has to be a better way to say that: http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19318

Eeset
March 23rd, 2015, 06:06 PM
You are not Knight. WHY DO YOU PRETEND TO SPEAK FOR KNIGHT? I would like Knight to clarify. Your thoughts are not requested.

Rusha
March 23rd, 2015, 06:17 PM
You are not Knight. WHY DO YOU PRETEND TO SPEAK FOR KNIGHT? I would like Knight to clarify. Your thoughts are not requested.

No doubt he will ... though in the meantime, you do understand that those types of ONE on ONE questions are better utilized via PM, right?

As someone who IS a Lifetime Member, the idea of buying something because it gives one a green light to disregard the forum rules and behave like an all out troll is offensive.

Is that really why you bought your membership? Perhaps instead of looking at your membership as a reason to be treated like royalty, you should look at your membership as an opportunity to set an example.

Eeset
March 23rd, 2015, 06:28 PM
No doubt he will ... though in the meantime, you do understand that those types of ONE on ONE questions are better utilized via PM, right?

As someone who IS a Lifetime Member, the idea of buying something because it gives one a green light to disregard the forum rules and behave like an all out troll is offensive.

Is that really why you bought your membership? Perhaps instead of looking at your membership as a reason to be treated like royalty, you should look at your membership as an opportunity to set an example.
If you would read what I said above then you would know that I had no idea about the exemptions when I purchased my lifetime membership.

I did not pm Knight because that would not provide clarification to everyone.

Town Heretic
March 23rd, 2015, 07:28 PM
You are not Knight. WHY DO YOU PRETEND TO SPEAK FOR KNIGHT?
I didn't. See the username? And you were fine with the conversation until you ran out of nonsense.

Not so much now.


I would like Knight to clarify.
Good for you. He may/he may not.


Your thoughts are not requested.
Like I said, you were fine with it until you ran out of rope.



I did not pm Knight because that would not provide clarification to everyone.
Did everyone ask you to find out? :eek: Did anyone?

Eeset
March 23rd, 2015, 07:56 PM
Your last word compulsion is showing. :mock: predictable

Town Heretic
March 23rd, 2015, 08:07 PM
Your last word compulsion is showing. :mock: predictable
Let's all consider what that sort of comment was designed to be.

Then everyone have a good laugh until we can get meshak and Eeset into this year's Attention Off.

Else, given I can't control your writing impulse that's a goofy, self serving and fairly lame attempt.

Or, business as usual where you're concerned. :Plain:

Eeset
March 23rd, 2015, 08:10 PM
You just can't resist. :mock: predictable

Town Heretic
March 23rd, 2015, 08:13 PM
You just can't resist. :mock: predictable
You can't even spell irony, can you...

Didn't like my linking to the many differences of note between lifetime and part time membership then. Can't blame you.

Eeset
March 23rd, 2015, 08:28 PM
As I said, you are compulsive about having the last word. :mock:freeloader

Town Heretic
March 23rd, 2015, 08:33 PM
As I said, you are compulsive about having the last word.
So you keep saying. And keep saying. :)


:mock:freeloader
You think I'm ashamed of a gift or should be? Remarkable. What do you think grace is, freeloader?

Eeset
March 23rd, 2015, 09:13 PM
Back on topic. I would appreciate an update from Knight. Only Knight can do it with authority. :)

Town Heretic
March 24th, 2015, 01:44 AM
Back on topic. I would appreciate an update from Knight. Only Knight can do it with authority. :)
I left a link to the membership packages. You've noted the one thing you didn't count on that now bothers you, so you aren't looking for an update or authority. What you're doing is trying to use the faux inquiry to get Knight to put someone back in line, as you see it.

But you couldn't put it that way because the someone is a mod and you'd rather end run.

And now you know the rest of the story...good day. :e4e:

resodko
March 24th, 2015, 04:38 PM
Back on topic. I would appreciate an update from Knight. Only Knight can do it with authority. :)

not me? :(

Eeset
March 24th, 2015, 04:52 PM
I left a link to the membership packages. You've noted the one thing you didn't count on that now bothers you, so you aren't looking for an update or authority. What you're doing is trying to use the faux inquiry to get Knight to put someone back in line, as you see it.

But you couldn't put it that way because the someone is a mod and you'd rather end run.

And now you know the rest of the story...good day. :e4e:
As usual you misread my intentions. I am sincerely interested in clarifying what a lifetime membership has in the way of benefits. Where is the promised Bling? Can I name call without cause?

Angel4Truth
March 24th, 2015, 05:39 PM
As usual you misread my intentions. I am sincerely interested in clarifying what a lifetime membership has in the way of benefits. Where is the promised Bling? Can I name call without cause?

What listed there that it says you have and can do, are you missing?

http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showpost.php?p=735911&postcount=2

Ask Mr. Religion
March 24th, 2015, 07:23 PM
Er, Knight was clear enough, no? :AMR:

http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1409941#post1409941

http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1409962#post1409962

http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1454811#post1454811

http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1545454#post1545454

AMR

Angel4Truth
March 24th, 2015, 07:44 PM
Can I name call without cause?

yes, you called my deceased son gay, and then claimed i said he was gay (all lies) then you said he wasnt really dead, were you banned for those things? 3 other people who went along with you were, but not you.

Seems you got your moneys worth to me.

Eeset
March 24th, 2015, 07:45 PM
Knight said ... "* The only exception is extreme violations such as posting or uploading profane or vulgar images or words to TOL, or threatening anyone with criminal activity, etc."

I guess flirting (the word meshak used) is vulgar?

Town Heretic
March 24th, 2015, 07:50 PM
Knight said ... "* The only exception is extreme violations such as posting or uploading profane or vulgar images or words to TOL, or threatening anyone with criminal activity, etc."

I guess flirting (the word meshak used) is vulgar?

Like I said, what you're really trying to do is pit Knight against a mod and reign them in. Only you won't actually stand up and do that. You'd rather work the angles.

Eeset
March 24th, 2015, 08:08 PM
Like I said, what you're really trying to do is pit Knight against a mod and reign them in. Only you won't actually stand up and do that. You'd rather work the angles.
You are simply wrong. You seek to distract, derail, cast aspersions and treat this as adversarial. It is nothing of the sort. Stop flirting.

Tambora
March 24th, 2015, 08:45 PM
:Popcorn:

patrick jane
March 24th, 2015, 09:12 PM
You are simply wrong. You seek to distract, derail, cast aspersions and treat this as adversarial. It is nothing of the sort. Stop flirting.

he just needs material for his newspaper :)

patrick jane
March 24th, 2015, 09:13 PM
You are simply wrong. You seek to distract, derail, cast aspersions and treat this as adversarial. It is nothing of the sort. Stop flirting.

you offer a deep well of material

Town Heretic
March 24th, 2015, 09:14 PM
You are simply wrong.
Often, but only once where you're concerned. And that was enough.


You seek to distract,
By literally answering the question you asked when you didn't know what was special about a lifetime subscription?


derail,
No, I was answering you on a disingenuous point masking a fairly plain agenda.


cast aspersions
No, that's your inclination. I set it out pretty clearly. Want a recap?


and treat this as adversarial.
Your entire position is adversarial. You're just attempting a novel way of going about it.

Eeset
March 24th, 2015, 09:53 PM
Back on topic.... Did you realize that meshak never bought a lifetime membership? She purchased many many bronze memberships for others. In fact she spent so much money buying memberships for others that Knight elevated her to a lifetime membership. So no one can accuse meshak of trying to "buy exemptions".

Then Knight, sometime later, gave meshak an infraction for continuing to harangue Trins with multiple threads. That sent her away for a two weeks. Upon returning she was cautious and tried to post about her beliefs without unduly criticizing others who did not share them. But I guess that wasn't good enough. A few days on she received another infraction from the flying ban hammer. That sent her off for a month.

Upon returning meshak was very cautious. She and I exchanged pm's. I advised her to confine her remarks to stating her beliefs without touching on the beliefs of views contrary to her own. She told me that she did not feel "safe" and expected to be banned if she posted anything at all. I thought that was terribly sad. It reminded me of ISIS where you convert or die though I never expressed that to her.

So.. meshak tried being very cautious. Then she makes a light hearted comment about flirting and blam, the hammer falls. I was shocked. I am still shocked. Having a site bias is one thing but intimidating members is something else entirely.

I am not trying to stir up a mess. I am simply telling you what I witnessed and how it struck me. Is that difficult to understand?

patrick jane
March 24th, 2015, 10:06 PM
Back on topic.... Did you realize that meshak never bought a lifetime membership? She purchased many many bronze memberships for others. In fact she spent so much money buying memberships for others that Knight elevated her to a lifetime membership. So no one can accuse meshak of trying to "buy exemptions".

Then Knight, sometime later, gave meshak an infraction for continuing to harangue Trins with multiple threads. That sent her away for a two weeks. Upon returning she was cautious and tried to post about her beliefs without unduly criticizing others who did not share them. But I guess that wasn't good enough. A few days on she received another infraction from the flying ban hammer. That sent her off for a month.

Upon returning meshak was very cautious. She and I exchanged pm's. I advised her to confine her remarks to stating her beliefs without touching on the beliefs of views contrary to her own. She told me that she did not feel "safe" and expected to be banned if she posted anything at all. I thought that was terribly sad. It reminded me of ISIS where you convert or die though I never expressed that to her.

So.. meshak tried being very cautious. Then she makes a light hearted comment about flirting and blam, the hammer falls. I was shocked. I am still shocked. Having a site bias is one thing but intimidating members is something else entirely.

I am not trying to stir up a mess. I am simply telling you what I witnessed and how it struck me. Is that difficult to understand?

that is one opinion among many. i understand the "dilemma", but i haven't been here for years as many many members have. i only know what i've seen in a short time. i like her and her love for Jesus, but she knows what she does. in the same "innocent" comment she lied and discredited other members. it's a pattern and she controls her own behavior. "witnesses" often see different things - :Patrol:

Rusha
March 24th, 2015, 10:31 PM
I am not trying to stir up a mess. I am simply telling you what I witnessed and how it struck me. Is that difficult to understand?

You aren't? You are PUBLICLY calling out Knight and challenging one of his moderator's decisions.

You have implied that Lifetime members should get a free pass on pretty much anything.

I can't speak for the rest of the Lifetime members, but to me, that would send a message that money ranks higher than common courtesy and decency.

Whether or not the comment Meshak made was innocent or accusatory, one fact remains:

History. The *human* moderators can only go with what they know by observing a member's prior behavior.

History tells us Meshak tends to ask some personal questions that really are no one's business and then speaks of keeping secrets.

Are you really so emotionally and arrogantly invested in being right that you don't see how a moderator might have interpreted her post?

Tambora
March 24th, 2015, 10:47 PM
Back on topic.... Did you realize that meshak never bought a lifetime membership? She purchased many many bronze memberships for others. In fact she spent so much money buying memberships for others that Knight elevated her to a lifetime membership. So no one can accuse meshak of trying to "buy exemptions".

Then Knight, sometime later, gave meshak an infraction for continuing to harangue Trins with multiple threads. That sent her away for a two weeks. Upon returning she was cautious and tried to post about her beliefs without unduly criticizing others who did not share them. But I guess that wasn't good enough. A few days on she received another infraction from the flying ban hammer. That sent her off for a month.

Upon returning meshak was very cautious. She and I exchanged pm's. I advised her to confine her remarks to stating her beliefs without touching on the beliefs of views contrary to her own. She told me that she did not feel "safe" and expected to be banned if she posted anything at all. I thought that was terribly sad. It reminded me of ISIS where you convert or die though I never expressed that to her.

So.. meshak tried being very cautious. Then she makes a light hearted comment about flirting and blam, the hammer falls. I was shocked. I am still shocked. Having a site bias is one thing but intimidating members is something else entirely.

I am not trying to stir up a mess. I am simply telling you what I witnessed and how it struck me. Is that difficult to understand?Her real mistake was confiding in you for advice.

patrick jane
March 24th, 2015, 10:54 PM
You aren't? You are PUBLICLY calling out Knight and challenging one of his moderator's decisions.

You have implied that Lifetime members should get a free pass on pretty much anything.

I can't speak for the rest of the Lifetime members, but to me, that would send a message that money ranks higher than common courtesy and decency.

Whether or not the comment Meshak made was innocent or accusatory, one fact remains:

History. The *human* moderators can only go with what they know by observing a member's prior behavior.


History tells us Meshak tends to ask some personal questions that really are no one's business and then speaks of keeping secrets.

Are you really so emotionally and arrogantly invested in being right that you don't see how a moderator might have interpreted her post?

Yep !:rapture:

Town Heretic
March 24th, 2015, 11:37 PM
Back on topic.... Did you realize that meshak never bought a lifetime membership? She purchased many many bronze memberships for others. In fact she spent so much money buying memberships for others that Knight elevated her to a lifetime membership. So no one can accuse meshak of trying to "buy exemptions".
Excellent and I never did, in order.


Then Knight, sometime later, gave meshak an infraction for continuing to harangue Trins with multiple threads.
He didn't limit it to mocking Trinitarians. What he actually said was:


"I can't keep continuing to give you a break on stuff like this.

You are just trying to cause trouble and when trouble comes you act like you are being treated unfairly.

You have to stop acting like this."


That sent her away for a two weeks. Upon returning she was cautious and tried to post about her beliefs without unduly criticizing others who did not share them. But I guess that wasn't good enough. A few days on she received another infraction from the flying ban hammer. That sent her off for a month.
See? There you go from a question and general complaint to a less than courageous shot at a mod, as I noted was the real point of your ongoing here.


Upon returning meshak was very cautious.
Or, almost as soon as she could post again she posted:


"Protestants don't seem to know that they murdered the trins. It is not just RCC thing. John Calvin is not the only one who killed his enemy.

It is just amazing.

True Jesus' followers don't kill anyone. Jesus and His disciples did not kill anyone when He was on earth."

Followed by responding to Patrick with a "flirting?" in a post where she managed to insult everyone not named meshak?


She and I exchanged pm's. I advised her to confine her remarks to stating her beliefs without touching on the beliefs of views contrary to her own. She told me that she did not feel "safe" and expected to be banned if she posted anything at all. I thought that was terribly sad. It reminded me of ISIS where you convert or die though I never expressed that to her.
Because comparing a banning following warnings on behavior really is the ISIS way...:rolleyes: Like comparing a neg rep to sexual assault. Not that any rational human being would do that.


So.. meshak tried being very cautious.
Only if you have a really peculiar definition of cautious.


Then she makes a light hearted comment about flirting
Nothing light hearted in the quote I set out in full. It was just another sort of insult in route to a few more.


and blam, the hammer falls.
Nice. You set that on up neatly earlier.


I was shocked. I am still shocked. Having a site bias is one thing but intimidating members is something else entirely.
Or, conducting yourself in a manner that you've been repeatedly warned off of and finding yourself on the bench isn't really shocking.


I am not trying to stir up a mess.
Of course you aren't. :rolleyes: Repeatedly.


I am simply telling you what I witnessed and how it struck me. Is that difficult to understand?
Not difficult at all.

Eeset
March 24th, 2015, 11:45 PM
Not difficult at all.
Thank you. :)

zoo22
March 24th, 2015, 11:57 PM
Meshak doesn't have much command of the English language. Personally, I don't think she really understood what she was writing. I definitely don't believe she meant anything sexual (or romantic) by "flirting." I think maybe she meant it in terms of "kissing up." I could be mistaken.

But the rules regarding insulting people at TOL are so unevenly enforced they're pretty much meaningless anyway. Nick calling anna a "filthy gutter whore rat (http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4134189)" for nothing and no one caring pretty much cinched that up.

patrick jane
March 25th, 2015, 01:51 AM
Originally Posted by Town Heretic View Post
Like I said, what you're really trying to do is pit Knight against a mod and reign them in. Only you won't actually stand up and do that. You'd rather work the angles


You are simply wrong. You seek to distract, derail, cast aspersions and treat this as adversarial. It is nothing of the sort. Stop flirting.



if you choose "happy" i wouldn't like to see "unhappy", cheer up. you want to focus on the word "flirting" when it's much more than that. apparently this has been festering in you, and you place blame in the wrong direction, thus doing exactly what you accuse TH of doing - :Patrol: btw, classy reference to "Airbus" and my dad's flight in chatbox. i get it

resodko
March 25th, 2015, 08:04 AM
he just needs material for his newspaper :)

:chuckle:

Town Heretic
March 25th, 2015, 08:42 AM
he just needs material for his newspaper :)
Couldn't hurt. :)

Levolor
March 25th, 2015, 11:01 AM
Meshak doesn't have much command of the English language. Personally, I don't think she really understood what she was writing. I definitely don't believe she meant anything sexual (or romantic) by "flirting." I think maybe she meant it in terms of "kissing up." I could be mistaken.

But the rules regarding insulting people at TOL are so unevenly enforced they're pretty much meaningless anyway. Nick calling anna a "filthy gutter whore rat (http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4134189)" for nothing and no one caring pretty much cinched that up.

By "no one caring" I do hope you are meaning they who are the keepers of the -cough- rules -cough-, right?

I care bunches. Yet, nothing is done to reign in truly disgusting language from a certain few. To me their language is much more harmful, to both the one who says it and to those who read it, than any reference to what the rules describe as 'potty language', which I have now taken to mean what is actually done in the bathroom and not filthy degrading language... an example of which is in your quote.

I am so glad that God is not arbitrary, is not subject to personal whims, nor is a respecter of persons. They who are will have to face God one day and give an account.

resodko
March 25th, 2015, 11:05 AM
Nick calling anna a "filthy gutter whore rat (http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4134189)" for nothing...

it wasn't for nothing

it was for being consistently against God

freelight
March 25th, 2015, 08:06 PM
it wasn't for nothing

it was for being consistently against God


There is no justification whatsoever for such vulgarity...and it has nothing to do with some warped misconstrued concept of 'being constistently against God' which is really laughable. Such insanity and perversity of language is not fitting for any religionists of any tradition, let alone any human being.





pj

Sherman
March 25th, 2015, 08:09 PM
But the rules regarding insulting people at TOL are so unevenly enforced they're pretty much meaningless anyway. Nick calling anna a "filthy gutter whore rat (http://www.theologyonline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4134189)" for nothing and no one caring pretty much cinched that up.That post made me cringe. You don't have to be vulgar to present the truth and point out error. He's now in timeout for making unnecessary personal comments.

Rusha
March 25th, 2015, 11:08 PM
There is no justification whatsoever for such vulgarity...and it has nothing to do with some warped misconstrued concept of 'being constistently against God' which is really laughable. Such insanity and perversity of language is not fitting for any religionists of any tradition, let alone any human being.
pj

^ This ...

Eeset
March 25th, 2015, 11:38 PM
Nicky likes to press buttons.

resodko
March 26th, 2015, 06:38 AM
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resodko
March 26th, 2015, 08:02 AM
There is no justification whatsoever for such vulgarity...


well, it's not language i would have used :idunno:

i would have just mocked her for spitting on God's word and reminded everybody that she is a pretend Christian

freelight
April 10th, 2015, 10:53 PM
well, it's not language i would have used :idunno:

i would have just mocked her for spitting on God's word and reminded everybody that she is a pretend Christian

Well,....no matter what language you use, its the intention to 'mock' itself that could be just as worse (your motive)...and whether she is 'spitting on God's word' (an illustrious charge in itself)...is open to debate. This is just another silly claim some battling religionists use against each other, but its only an opinion shared by one sectarian against another, some believing they are defending 'God', as if 'God' needed any defending.

Pretend Christian? Again, highly debatable, depending on your terms, meanings, criteria, qualifications and personal bias, plus other 'distortions' brought in by 'point of view'.

Anna is kinda cool (from what I know of her so far), with a penchant for some universal insights, despite conditioning by traditions or theological terms (since we all play with them or favor some concepts over others), so its good to always keep your inner eye open to truth (reality), in whatever form or symbol its communicated thru. Such is the power of 'logos'.

I'm sure you can use your creative imagination to relate other metaphors here as you dare to explore new frontiers. Look beyond the horizon.....




pj

resodko
April 11th, 2015, 02:35 PM
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Ask Mr. Religion
April 11th, 2015, 05:29 PM
i wonder whether this would be a good use of my money :think:Go for it! You will not regret it.

AMR

Knight
February 19th, 2016, 04:25 PM
I am ending the LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP option. Those that are already own LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS will obviously be able to keep their status. But I will not be issuing any new LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS.

drbrumley
February 19th, 2016, 04:34 PM
I'm a lifer....:chuckle:

Ask Mr. Religion
February 20th, 2016, 12:06 AM
Me, too!

AMR

genuineoriginal
February 20th, 2016, 12:09 AM
I am ending the LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP option. Those that are already own LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS will obviously be able to keep their status. But I will not be issuing any new LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS.

If you can change the title of a thread, maybe you should change this one to "no longer available"?

annabenedetti
February 20th, 2016, 05:46 AM
I am ending the LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP option. Those that are already own LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS will obviously be able to keep their status. But I will not be issuing any new LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS.

Why?

zoo22
February 20th, 2016, 06:36 AM
Well, if the site wasn't going to be around soon, it wouldn't be cool to sell a $500 lifetime subscription to it. Like say, if it was going to shut down after it hits 20 years or something. I mean hypothetically.

bybee
February 20th, 2016, 06:49 AM
Well, if the site wasn't going to be around soon, it wouldn't be cool to sell a $500 lifetime subscription to it. Like say, if it was going to shut down after it hits 20 years or something. I mean hypothetically.

It could be that the burden of overwhelming negativity which is now plaguing TOL has become too much to bear?
This used to be a rather delightful place to congregate.
Along with diversely informative theological perspectives one was treated to a variety of informative and entertaining subjects.
Even the "Truthsmacking" was often entertaining as well as informative along with occasionally being outrageous.
There is a mean spiritedness which hangs like a black cloud over the place now. Some posters who delight to rip into their opposition like lions in the arena do not allow for civil discourse.
Sad

zoo22
February 20th, 2016, 07:50 AM
It could be that the burden of overwhelming negativity which is now plaguing TOL has become too much to bear?

The other way around. The state of the site is a result of the admin, rather than the state of the admin being a result of the site.

:Plain:

Eeset
February 20th, 2016, 08:02 AM
I am ending the LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP option. Those that are already own LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS will obviously be able to keep their status. But I will not be issuing any new LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS.
Perhaps that is a good idea since the current group of Mods is ignoring most of the benefits of that category anyway.

theophilus
February 20th, 2016, 08:03 AM
No new Lifetime Memberships...

...do you know something about the future of mankind you need to share?

:D

annabenedetti
February 20th, 2016, 08:09 AM
The other way around. The state of the site is a result of the admin, rather than the state of the admin being a result of the site.

:Plain:

Yes.

annabenedetti
February 20th, 2016, 08:37 AM
Well, if the site wasn't going to be around soon, it wouldn't be cool to sell a $500 lifetime subscription to it. Like say, if it was going to shut down after it hits 20 years or something. I mean hypothetically.

Pretty much what I was thinking.

Town Heretic
February 20th, 2016, 08:39 AM
Forums like this have been in steady decline since 2009. TOL held its ground better than some for a while, but they're all mostly ghost towns these days. Knight hasn't been that active with it for a couple or so now, the old signs of interest and vitality have peeled away with traditions...too bad though. There's not really a replacement for it if you appreciate the distinction... FB is made to be insular and twitter is slight. There's something unique and satisfying about this sort of place...well, that's the way of it. Nothing but change, eh?

theophilus
February 20th, 2016, 08:41 AM
And here I was going to spring for lifetime memberships for everyone.

:)

(not)

:D

ok doser
February 20th, 2016, 01:04 PM
Why?

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patrick jane
February 20th, 2016, 01:09 PM
Why?

Yes , that's the question, why ?

ok doser
February 20th, 2016, 01:21 PM
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Eeset
February 20th, 2016, 02:18 PM
I am ending the LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP option. Those that are already own LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS will obviously be able to keep their status. But I will not be issuing any new LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS.
Does this mean that Lifetime members will keep all the same benefits and privileges?

Rusha
February 20th, 2016, 03:31 PM
Does this mean that Lifetime members will keep all the same benefits and privileges?


Those that are already own LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS will obviously be able to keep their status. But I will not be issuing any new LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS.

Knight
February 20th, 2016, 04:01 PM
If you can change the title of a thread, maybe you should change this one to "no longer available"?Good idea.

Knight
February 20th, 2016, 04:03 PM
Yes , that's the question, why ?Because I felt that it was best for the forum.

Knight
February 20th, 2016, 04:03 PM
Does this mean that Lifetime members will keep all the same benefits and privileges?Yes.

Letsargue
February 20th, 2016, 04:13 PM
Because I felt that it was best for the forum.


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steko
February 20th, 2016, 04:31 PM
I am ending the LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP option. Those that are already own LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS will obviously be able to keep their status. But I will not be issuing any new LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS.

Well....some in TOL have eternal life, and.....some don't. :idunno:

freelight
February 20th, 2016, 04:59 PM
Well....some in TOL have eternal life, and.....some don't. :idunno:


Well, that's a matter of conjecture ;)

Nick M
February 20th, 2016, 05:20 PM
There's not really a replacement for it if you appreciate the distinction... FB is made to be insular and twitter is slight. There's something unique and satisfying about this sort of place...well, that's the way of it. Nothing but change, eh?

All other things aside, it is one of the best ways to have written debate about football. All other forms fail miserably at exchanging ideas. And blowing up ideas when convenient.

patrick jane
February 20th, 2016, 08:03 PM
Does this mean that Lifetime members will keep all the same benefits and privileges?

I wish I would have bought one for half price during black Friday now.

Sherman
February 20th, 2016, 08:10 PM
Forums like this have been in steady decline since 2009. TOL held its ground better than some for a while, but they're all mostly ghost towns these days. Knight hasn't been that active with it for a couple or so now, the old signs of interest and vitality have peeled away with traditions...too bad though. There's not really a replacement for it if you appreciate the distinction... FB is made to be insular and twitter is slight. There's something unique and satisfying about this sort of place...well, that's the way of it. Nothing but change, eh?

Places like Facebook, Twitter and Google + have been the demise of message baords. I a member of dozens of military boards. Facebook has pretty much killed them. The slowdown actually has little to do with TOL itself. Facebook is full of hundreds of little 'forums' you can join. It also has pages that you can personalize.

TOL has soldiered on a lot longer than other sites.

ClimateSanity
February 20th, 2016, 08:15 PM
Places like Facebook, Twitter and Google + have been the demise of message baords. I a member of dozens of military boards. Facebook has pretty much killed them. The slowdown actually has little to do with TOL itself. Facebook is full of hundreds of little 'forums' you can join. It also has pages that you can personalize.

TOL has soldiered on a lot longer than other sites.

This is due to the freedoms granted it's members and the colorful expression of its members and the allowance of heated debate.

fzappa13
February 20th, 2016, 08:20 PM
Places like Facebook, Twitter and Google + have been the demise of message baords. I a member of dozens of military boards. Facebook has pretty much killed them. The slowdown actually has little to do with TOL itself. Facebook is full of hundreds of little 'forums' you can join. It also has pages that you can personalize.

TOL has soldiered on a lot longer than other sites.



So, what you're saying is that, in essence, TOL is populated by a bunch of old fuddy duddies that haven't yet figured out that other social media have rendered their communication platform of choice antiquated and scheduled for extinction?


... and ... do I get to keep my flip phone?

Sherman
February 20th, 2016, 08:34 PM
It is due to Facebook being so popular. Personally I like forums better than Facebook. You don't have as much privacy on Facebook. I have to use my doofy name on Facebook.

Quetzal
February 20th, 2016, 08:37 PM
Because I felt that it was best for the forum.
I would love to hear a bit more elaboration. Perhaps a peek into what you see moving forward. Thinking of closing up shop?

Tambora
February 20th, 2016, 08:39 PM
Personally I like forums better Me too.

fzappa13
February 20th, 2016, 08:39 PM
It is due to Facebook being so popular. Personally I like forums better than Facebook. You don't have as much privacy on Facebook. I have to use my doofy name on Facebook.

I have to admit ... I don't do Facebook. Perhaps this explains a thing or two ...

Tambora
February 20th, 2016, 08:40 PM
... and ... do I get to keep my flip phone?I still have one.
Only $35 a month.

Rusha
February 20th, 2016, 08:40 PM
Me too.

As do I. I have a facebook, but I seldom utilize it.

fzappa13
February 20th, 2016, 08:41 PM
I still have one.
Only $35 a month.

$15 for me ... unless mom fails to answer her phone and then the kids call me. Then I have to buy more minutes.

Tambora
February 20th, 2016, 08:42 PM
I don't do Facebook. Me either.

annabenedetti
February 20th, 2016, 08:54 PM
I would love to hear a bit more elaboration. Perhaps a peek into what you see moving forward. Thinking of closing up shop?

It's interesting that he chose not to acknowledge the hypothetical, or to take the opportunity to deny that there was any thought of closing the place up.

achduke
February 20th, 2016, 09:07 PM
It is due to Facebook being so popular. Personally I like forums better than Facebook. You don't have as much privacy on Facebook. I have to use my doofy name on Facebook.

Not all forums are feeling the pressure from Facebook and social media sites. Lunatic fringe and conspiracy sites still do well. Perhaps because on Facebook everyone knows who you are and no one wants to be associated with conspiracy with their real names.

Nick M
February 20th, 2016, 09:53 PM
I have to admit ... I don't do Facebook. Perhaps this explains a thing or two ...

Facebook sucks. They are willing accomplices to anti-Christ and anti-American forces. I would not be surprised if there are legal threats against this board because those on the right point God created them, male and female.

steko
February 20th, 2016, 10:02 PM
I have a Motorola flip phone, I don't trust or do Facebook or hashtags,
I have a scraggly beard and mustache and I despise cliches.... and advertisements about "My Pillow" and "Measlesfeelyoma".