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I just sent the info on Fr Ambrose's secret ban, quoting his post here and providing a link to it. Hopefully it will remain on CAF (Apologetics, Eastern Catholicism and Non-Catholic Religions boards) long enough to make at least some people think.

I'm hoping the ban I'll get will give me more free time to devote to my studies.  ;D

In Christ,
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ozgeorge said:
I know you will think that I should be wearing a tinfoil hat for saying this, but isn't is possible that Fr. Ambrose was locked out of CAF, not because of something he wrote there, but for what he has been saying here? The moderators of CAF could be reading this thread and locking people out because of what they say here, in which case, this post of yours has just removed any element of surprise.
Even if that is the case, they had about 5 minutes of advance warning  ;D
 

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Here's a link to one of the threads:

http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=200230

I hope I don't have to follow rules on providing descriptions when posting a link - we all know what this one's about  ;)
 

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paradoxy said:
Even if that is the case, they had about 5 minutes of advance warning  ;D
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Well, I really really really need to lie down for a rest but you've made the night so exciting that I'll stay up a bit longer and see what develops.

 

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Irish Hermit said:
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Well, I really really really need to lie down for a rest but you've made the night so exciting that I'll stay up a bit longer and see what develops.
Sorry, Father! I should've done it when you're rested.  ;)
 

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ozgeorge said:
Guess what? They just removed the thread.
Didn't see that one coming.... :D
It was there for a full hour - that's something!  ;)

And there have been quite a few guests on this thread since!  :)
 

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There's a reaction to the missing thread:

http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?p=2994699#post2994699
 

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paradoxy said:
Sorry, Father! I should've done it when you're rested.  ;)
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Well, you are a feisty Srpkinja!!  :)  Thanks for what you did - putting the truth out before the general public.  The secret banning of the Orthodox (about 11 of us now) is not exactly a great credit to the openness and honesty of the Admin over at CAF.

I see that the threads lasted for about 1 hour.  Did you notice how many people read them?
 

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Irish Hermit said:
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Well, you are a feisty Srpkinja!!   :)   Thanks for what you did - putting the truth out before the general public.  The secret banning of the Orthodox (about 11 of us now) is not exactly a great credit to the openness and honesty of the Admin over at CAF.

I see that the threads lasted for about 1 hour.  Did you notice how many people read them?
Bless, Father.
There were about 50 views for all three threads total.
 

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Well, I'm out of CAF  ;D

Everything appears normal, but I can't post.

They're efficient.  ;)
 

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Well I have not posted here for many years

However I feel I have to point out that I'm not happy at the situation there

I had started a new thread on mysterious happenings and guess what ??

POOF

Vanished.
 

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I saw the initial thread, but now do not have access to it.  I also tried your link to the reaction thread.  It has also been shut down.  I have to say that I am often naive, but I am surprised, especially since I recall one of the moderators of the E. Christianity forum praising the level of knowledge displayed on it.  These further actions surprise me even more.  Have they given no one a reasonable response?
 

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the slave said:
Well I have not posted here for many years

However I feel I have to point out that I'm not happy at the situation there

I had started a new thread on mysterious happenings and guess what ??

POOF

Vanished.
Hey Wannabee! I saw your threads - the third one is likely to be closed any minute now.  ;D

And hi there, dranzal! The mod who praised the wealth of info on the old EC forum was probably good ol' Joe Monahan - he was forcibly 'resigned'. Also without an explanation. Sigh.
 

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dranzal said:
I saw the initial thread, but now do not have access to it.  I also tried your link to the reaction thread.  It has also been shut down.
Wouldn't it be good if someone had some screenshots of the threads before they were taken down?  ;)
 

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Keep watching

I'm really irritated at the loss of so much from there.

My latest thread has just vanished - wonder why  :-\

The other one came back and was locked
 

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There is a locked thread there now partially addressing the mysterious disappearances.  She says in the final post that the concerns are going to be addressed.  I didn't know that Joe Monahan resigned.
 

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dranzal said:
There is a locked thread there now partially addressing the mysterious disappearances.  She says in the final post that the concerns are going to be addressed.  I didn't know that Joe Monahan resigned.
He didn't. He was resigned. Big difference.
 

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ozgeorge said:
I wonder if that has something to do with one or more of the five "guests" currently reading this thread (who's ISP's I can see btw)?
And trace...this is fun.
 

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ozgeorge said:
Wouldn't it be good if someone had some screenshots of the threads before they were taken down?  ;)
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If you set your computer to "Work Off Line" and then  look in the cached webpages, you will probably find that your computer has saved them and they can be saved as screen shots.  (I can't do that last bit, my puter is too old!)

BUT if you look in your cached pages WITHOUT going to "Work Off Line" you will loose the cached material since it will try to load the current, and non-existent, page.
 

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And just to prove it once existed:


DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT


        Do not go gentle into that good night,
        Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

        Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
        Because their words had forked no lightning they
        Do not go gentle into that good night.

        Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
        Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

        Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
        And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
        Do not go gentle into that good night.

        Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
        Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

        And you, my father, there on the sad height,
        Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
        Do not go gentle into that good night.
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


Dylan Thomas
 

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ozgeorge said:
DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT[/b]

        Do not go gentle into that good night,
        Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

        Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
        Because their words had forked no lightning they
        Do not go gentle into that good night.

        Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
        Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

        Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
        And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
        Do not go gentle into that good night.

        Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
        Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

        And you, my father, there on the sad height,
        Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
        Do not go gentle into that good night.
        Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


Dylan Thomas 
Can you get Rodney Dangerfield to read it for us?
 
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a.) i'm on CAF often
b.) no, i am not much of a debater.. if CAF is a banquet of discussion and debate.. i'm the one in the corner, at the desert table eating the scones and discussing what a crooner Dean Martin was, drinking the congac, while the others fight.
c.) my reason for joining here, albeit temporarily...just letting Fr. Ambrose and the others know that i think that banning you and then not having the decency to put it into your profile was just a dumb move on CA's part. while they are a private board and capable of anything, to ban a member who has contributed so much (or in this case, multiple members here) and then run and hide is a rotten, shameful move on their part. I most likely have seen my time there end for this reason.

back to the woodwork. Peace all.
 

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Good one OzG...had to save that one myself. I wonder at how many moderator resources they are having to expend now  :laugh:
 

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Αριστοκλής said:
Fr Chris? Maybe... ;)
Only if he can do the triple Lindy.

Αριστοκλής said:
I wonder at how many moderator resources they are having to expend now  :laugh: 
One quote I expected earlier in this thread that applies really well to the CAF mods...

"The lady doth protest too much, methinks"
 

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thechrismyster said:
a.) i'm on CAF often
b.) no, i am not much of a debater.. if CAF is a banquet of discussion and debate.. i'm the one in the corner, at the desert table eating the scones and discussing what a crooner Dean Martin was, drinking the congac, while the others fight.
c.) my reason for joining here, albeit temporarily...just letting Fr. Ambrose and the others know that i think that banning you and then not having the decency to put it into your profile was just a dumb move on CA's part. while they are a private board and capable of anything, to ban a member who has contributed so much (or in this case, multiple members here) and then run and hide is a rotten, shameful move on their part. I most likely have seen my time there end for this reason.

back to the woodwork. Peace all.
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Many thanks for your kind words.  It's been quite an exciting hour with the posts on CAF from paradoxy and wannabee.  I don't know if Catherine Grant realises that quite a few people on several fora are now awaiting with interest her promised message on the policy of banning CAF members secretly.   

I guess that what is being challenged is CAF's culture of secrecy and its lack of moderatorial accountability to its members.  I appreciate that it is a private Forum but many members (including me) have responded to its many calls for financial contributions.
 

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thechrismyster said:
a.) i'm on CAF often
b.) no, i am not much of a debater.. if CAF is a banquet of discussion and debate.. i'm the one in the corner, at the desert table eating the scones and discussing what a crooner Dean Martin was, drinking the congac, while the others fight.
c.) my reason for joining here, albeit temporarily...just letting Fr. Ambrose and the others know that i think that banning you and then not having the decency to put it into your profile was just a dumb move on CA's part. while they are a private board and capable of anything, to ban a member who has contributed so much (or in this case, multiple members here) and then run and hide is a rotten, shameful move on their part. I most likely have seen my time there end for this reason.

back to the woodwork. Peace all.
Very noble.
Thank you "thechrismyster". I take my hat off to you.
 
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