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Old 07-13-2009, 12:16 AM
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Default A little Forum experiment

Some of the ruckus in some of the threads here have driven me to near apathy over the forum. So, I decided I would try an experiment.

Instead of shutting down the forum, I've taken a look at the small group of posters who are constantly injecting vitriol into threads. Not just sometimes, but pervasively. And I am not talking about "tone." I am talking about substance. So, I am handing out a few temporary bans. We're going to have a little vacation for one month from a few people. I want to see what happens.

Let me be clear about two things:

1. I am not seeking a debate-free forum. There is nobody here who posts with any substantive frequency that I always agree with. There are lots of people on both sides of several issues -- dispensationalism, church governance and structure, etc. I am not singling out people who disagree with me. I am singling out people who are constantly making things personal and tending to avoid Scripture in doing so.

2. This is my forum. If you think I am being a poor moderator, go somewhere else. If you have a criticism to offer over what I am doing, email me privately, do not insult me or insinuate things about me on my dime. If you don't like it here, you can go start your own forum. It's not hard, and then you can be the one people complain about when someone else posts something they don't like and you don't automatically delete it.
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:51 AM
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Works for me, Brandon.

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Old 07-13-2009, 10:28 AM
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Default Hi Diligent

Thanks for running the forum, I love it and am learning alot from it.
You are right - it is your forum and your bucks!

The only question that I have is: will we be informed of who the people are that are going to be temporarily banned or will we just not encounter their posts for a time?

God bless

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Old 07-13-2009, 12:20 PM
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Their names will show "Banned." I'm not going to be announcing these. This is somewhat of an experiment where I hope to find out if removing a few people will create some peace in the forum. If it doesn't work, I'll likely be shutting the forum down to focus on other things.

Thanks,
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:27 PM
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Brandon

My only concern is that I'm going to be awfully confused if I meet you in person someday and you don't look like Captain Kirk.

Seriously, this is the best Bible forum I've seen.
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:59 PM
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Hello again Diligent - I hope that you don't decide to close the forum down as you have created a place where people are connecting over vital issues and learning from each other. But if you decide that enough is enough will you give us all a few weeks notice so that we can gather together in another forum and carry on with the good work (that is if someone takes the initiative and invites us all!)
If you just close it over night I am afraid that alot of us may never cross paths again. All of this is new to me so I am just learning the ropes at the moment.

I do appreciate what you are doing Brandon.

God bless

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Old 07-14-2009, 01:09 PM
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Brandon,

I'm a new poster but can't say I'm new to the list as I read it daily and Brandon you know me from over at Sword Searcher. I'm blood bought, blood washed, thank God that I'm simple enough to take God at his Word knowing-- putting faith that the King James is my Final Authority............ IS without question my Day Planner if you will. There is no wiggle room......... I believe and am confident that when I stand before the throne it it'll be in HIS righteousness and that the Book is preserved in Heaven right now.

Being that I don't believe I have ever posted here before---- although lurking forever-- I really have no right to impose anything and am sensitive to that fact..............but let me just volunteer that one of the reasons why I continue to follow this website IS because of Brandon's bias toward the KJB and he is not afraid to kick up some sand and offend others on that stand for obvious reasons.

Yes..................it has been obvious of late that “knowledge puffeth up,” little bit of Bible correcting going on-- and some of you guys on here just bless my heart in how mule headed and stubborn you are in regards to standing on the Book. Glory............!!It amazes me.............., being a Bible Believer is not difficult-- you either believe it or you don't! Is it of Heaven or is it of men?

Luke if you see this................... I believe somewhere I read that you either went or go to TBDI as I do, Bro. Peacock, etc. is a very dear friend of mine. I'm a disabled Vet (wheelchair bound) where God has been very merciful to this 'ol boy in allowing me to have a Veterans Ministry where I've lost count of the souls that have been saved; Dr. Ruckman preached there for me just a month ago (while he was up) and countless more souls were saved. I have a 101 year old veteran who comes weekly to my Bible Study who was saved last year at the age of 100 years! Hows that for the “long-suffering” of a merciful God............

Thank y'all for those who contribute on a regular basis and for the time you have spent in the Book, for allowing that sword to continue to be dipped in blood and drawing blood when need be.

Doctrine............., doctrine, doctrine!

Lord bless ya Brandon..............The Word of God--- the King James Bible is a “biased” Book written by a biased God to a biased people. If I'm not mistaken :-) it's biblical to mark those..................

Come get some..............

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Old 07-16-2009, 06:39 AM
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Some of the ruckus in some of the threads here have driven me to near apathy over the forum. So, I decided I would try an experiment.

Instead of shutting down the forum, I've taken a look at the small group of posters who are constantly injecting vitriol into threads. Not just sometimes, but pervasively. And I am not talking about "tone." I am talking about substance. So, I am handing out a few temporary bans. We're going to have a little vacation for one month from a few people. I want to see what happens.

Let me be clear about two things:

1. I am not seeking a debate-free forum. There is nobody here who posts with any substantive frequency that I always agree with. There are lots of people on both sides of several issues -- dispensationalism, church governance and structure, etc. I am not singling out people who disagree with me. I am singling out people who are constantly making things personal and tending to avoid Scripture in doing so.

2. This is my forum. If you think I am being a poor moderator, go somewhere else. If you have a criticism to offer over what I am doing, email me privately, do not insult me or insinuate things about me on my dime. If you don't like it here, you can go start your own forum. It's not hard, and then you can be the one people complain about when someone else posts something they don't like and you don't automatically delete it.
Oh, I did not see this before Brandon...I will restrain myself from my Reformed Theology ranting. I just joined the forum and definitely do NOT want to get banned or start any trouble here.

My apologies to you all.

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