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  • #61
    Originally posted by WizardofOz View Post
    Forum traffic and posting is way down from previous years. Perhaps I am mistaken about the cause but there is no disputing the numbers.
    Agree. I just think we have a hard time assessing why's. As I said too, as far as forums go, many get closed down. It is, I think, I different 'kind' of media that is replacing them (I don't like texting....at ALL! ) .



    Originally posted by WizardofOz View Post
    The 'happier members' are posting less as well. And, there's fewer of them. If everyone on any given forum is in agreement, there isn't much to discuss.
    I remember a few I liked that were banned for other reasons at the time (not liking Open View or MAD). I'd like to see some of those older posters and really, not one of them that "I liked" were misbehavior problems.

    Originally posted by WizardofOz View Post
    Yup, sure have.
    Then you looked in the woodshed I'm sure. There are obvious blasphemy infractions often enough. "Your special friend" "Your imaginary friend" etc. It is/was/ always will be bad manners and form. There is simply no respect for another's actual values and I think it is VERY appropriate to give infractions for a people that are, imho, worse than Westbro with outlandish and inappropriate behavior. I was happy to help my kids 'if' they could not handle themselves. The hope was that insodoing, they'd learn to eventually learn to actually not be deplorable and detestable on their own. If not? Too childish to be on TOL anyway, imho. Smack doesn't have to mean grade-school, or worse: Middle School!

    Lon, you don't have a subscription.
    Often. Right now? Just between times. I'm waiting for the TOL-a-thon.

    I think he enjoyed the banter, debate and opportunity to truthsmack.
    It wasn't a shot. I appreciate that Knight has a lot of longsuffering and leniency but like to kid him for it sometimes. He has an eclectic group in his heretic list


    True. I guess I simply prefer the demeanor and judgement of past mods.
    Yes, kind of like preferring certain traffic cops



    Originally posted by WizardofOz View Post
    Sure! Let's revive some.
    I can't remember his name, but there was a cabinet guy (Clorox or something - ah, "Purex" ) that had a craft thread. While I didn't care for his liberal theology, it reminded me even then, there is some common ground somewhere. Always good when we can actually find it. I liked Knight's cigar lounge too, though I am no smoker at all. I used to like to smell some pipe tobaccos and cigars, even though I really didn't like to smoke them myself. I enjoy those hobby threads. One, not long ago was started about straight razors. I nearly slit my throat! I finally figured out some of it, but straight razors are NOT for the clumsy! Then I think there was a motorcycle thread. I'm not sure if there was a car thread, but there was a hunting thread, a gun thread, and the like. I did an art thread but not many posted their own pictures.


    I think I'd like to see some redux threads where fresh blood debates the same topics some of us debated years ago, just to see how the younger half lives


    Other ideas? I don't know, but I've enjoyed visiting other's creativity. Town Heretic is well-rounded in his interests, for interests, and even when adamantly opposed, I think he stimulates a lot of interest. Before him, Knight had a fair hand in a lot of topics and interests on TOL as well, but he has less time as well. I remember too, when mods were all more active in promoting threads and topics proactively too. The POTD POTY threads often spotlighted interesting threads, and some others were popped into "Daily Topic" where daily topic was kept up daily. Those kinds of tasks stimulate daily interest as well.

    I 'think' it'd take a coordinated interest and effort to relive those glory days but efforts gone toward other interests would, I think, stimulate similar interest. I just think it has to be a coordinated work and that it would require some time put in.
    My New Years Resolution: 1 Peter 3:15
    Omniscient without man's qualification. John 1:3 "Nothing"
    Colossians 1:17 "Nothing" John 15:5 "Nothing"
    Mighty, ALL mighty (omnipotent). Revelation 1:8
    No possible limitation Isaiah 40:25 Joshua 24:15
    Infinite (Omnipresent) Psalm 145:3 Hebrews 4:13

    ? Yep

    Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think... Amen. -Ephesians 3:20 & 21

    ... when I became an adult, I set aside childish ways. Titus 3:10 Ephesians 4:29-32; 5:11

    Separation of church and State is not atheism "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights..."

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    • #62
      Re bob b
      Originally posted by Lon View Post
      Billy Bob?
      no

      Very different

      a kind gentle soul and a fierce lover of the Lord

      perhaps the only poster back in the day that barbie didn't try to bait

      I ran across him in the YEC threads


      Re: purex - he was a riot - you could always count on him to double down on stupid

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Knight View Post
        Excellent. Where are the cigars and bourbon?


        Oh and the Whine spill has started I see.
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        • #64
          I'm just that long lost cousin who comes in once a year to the family reunion and tries to talk other family members into investing in his/her newest idea. And who also asks Uncle Joe if he can spot him a few bucks to run up to the convenient store to buy a Colt 45 40oz.
          "The most terrifying words in the English language are 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" - Ronald Reagan



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          • #65
            Originally posted by Poly View Post
            I'm just that long lost cousin who comes in once a year to the family reunion and tries to talk other family members into investing in his/her newest idea. And who also asks Uncle Joe if he can spot him a few bucks to run up to the convenient store to buy a Colt 45 40oz.
            I don't think I've ever seen you post before.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by glorydaz View Post
              Feeling good about themselves is what liberals live for.
              If that's true then conservatives must live for bumper stickers and sound bites...

              Well this is fun isn't it?

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              • #67
                Originally posted by JudgeRightly View Post
                I don't think I've ever seen you post before.
                Havenchuh? Been here for over 20 years. Back when this site was just a baby.
                "The most terrifying words in the English language are 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" - Ronald Reagan



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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Poly View Post
                  Havenchu? Been here for over 20 years.
                  I realize that, and I've seen posts of yours from long ago, but never in any thread that I've been active in haha

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                  • #69
                    Poly is the greatest.
                    Where is the evidence for a global flood?
                    E≈mc2
                    "the best maths don't need no stinkin' numbers"

                    "The waters under the 'expanse' were under the crust."
                    -Bob B.

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Stripe View Post
                      Poly is the greatest.
                      Ok, I'll give you just one week to stop that.

                      (Thank you, Stripe.)
                      "The most terrifying words in the English language are 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" - Ronald Reagan



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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Sherman View Post
                        I have been visiting as a guest on other Christian sites on the internet. The ones that are healthy and thriving don't let the folks out in left field get away with stuff. The nonsense garbage hurts a website. So my aim to get TOL healthy and thriving again. This is meant to be conservative Christian site and that is what it will be. Dissenters are free to participate, but they have to be respectful in their dialog then they do.
                        Outstanding!

                        We don't tell our children fairy tales so that they will know that monsters exist.
                        They already know monsters exist.
                        We tell our children fairy tales so that they will know that monsters can be killed.

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