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Still of use?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:25 am
by Berachiah
Hi folks,

You may or may not remember me. I'm the guy whose server this forum is hosted on. I was just checking back in to see if this forum was still of value to anyone or if I should just take it down? If y'all would like this forum kept up, I have no problem doing so, but if nobody's using it I'm not sure I see the point in keeping it around.

Thanks,

-Bob

Re: Still of use?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:43 pm
by Kent
I don't know about others, but I developed what amounts to a book, one posting at a time. It's still all there, apparently. Al 20k+ words and illustrations, with a linked table of contents. It was actually a blessing not having a heavily trafficked forum so that I did not have to respond to a bunch of "junk" comments.

There are few here, but the intellectual level seems to me at least to be pretty good.

I would miss this forum. I do check it nearly every day.

Re: Still of use?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:27 pm
by Kent
Just out of curiosity, is there a way of checking on the number of non-registered "lurkers" who access this forum?

Re: Still of use?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:01 am
by lasaxman
I stop in regularly to see if there is any action. Often there's nothing happening for days.

Re: Still of use?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:16 pm
by Retsinab
Like Kent and David, I check in here on occasion just to see what's up.

Maybe I'll start a thread about some scintillating topic that will bring out all those erudite members who in the past have posted with wit, verve and acumen!

But not this week. Between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, I'm plumb tuckered out … :(

Re: Still of use?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:03 am
by com6063
Hi everyone, where do we go if this is shut down? Please let me know.

Thanks,

Andy

Re: Still of use?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:04 am
by com6063
Retsinab wrote:Like Kent and David, I check in here on occasion just to see what's up.

Maybe I'll start a thread about some scintillating topic that will bring out all those erudite members who in the past have posted with wit, verve and acumen!

But not this week. Between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, I'm plumb tuckered out … :(


Jim been thinking about you recently. Any new poems?
Andy

Re: Still of use?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:08 pm
by lasaxman
Retsinab wrote:But not this week. Between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, I'm plumb tuckered out … :(

I think that's what happens when you eat too much plum pudding.

Or when you stick in your thumb and pull out a plum (or perhaps a plumb bob).

Image

Re: Still of use?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:25 pm
by Retsinab
lasaxman wrote:
Retsinab wrote:But not this week. Between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, I'm plumb tuckered out … :(

I think that's what happens when you eat too much plum pudding.

Or when you stick in your thumb and pull out a plum (or perhaps a plumb bob).

Image


David, I was pretty hand with a plumb back in my days as a carpenter …

Re: Still of use?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:50 pm
by lasaxman
It's been almost two weeks since the last post.

I think if we go two to four weeks with no activity, let's shut it down. :bye:

Re: Still of use?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:21 pm
by Kent
*sigh* The last, descendant trace of Fr. Z's original COL forum...

Re: Still of use?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:16 pm
by JeffStevens
Kent wrote:I don't know about others, but I developed what amounts to a book, one posting at a time. It's still all there, apparently. Al 20k+ words and illustrations, with a linked table of contents. It was actually a blessing not having a heavily trafficked forum so that I did not have to respond to a bunch of "junk" comments.

There are few here, but the intellectual level seems to me at least to be pretty good.

I would miss this forum. I do check it nearly every day.

I would recommend that you work on archiving that content.

In fact, archiving this entire forum would be a good idea, it seems to me. Put it in some kind of static HTML format.

I hate to say it, but I think it's time.

Re: Still of use?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:10 pm
by Kent
I've already accumulated all the essential parts, edited considering the posted responses, into an offline version; which itself has undergone several revisions and enhancements. The thing is, being the sort of manuscript that it is, every so often additional "enhancements" come to mind. For instance, right now i'm mulling over expressing a person's Particular Judgment in terms of an ordered 6- or 9-tuple, with each coordinate having both real and imaginary components. After all, those who damn themselves definitively separate themselves from God, Who is Truth itself and truth is synonymous with reality - this leaving the damned with only the imaginary parts, presumably from their own sin-degraded imaginations. Contrarily, the saved have the ultimate source of reality, the Beatific Vision, as well as "imaginariness".
:idea:

There are, of course, all of the other postings; but I have no idea of how to tolerably download that much content.
:ponder:

Re: Still of use?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:21 pm
by Kent
BTW, has new registration been turned off? I suspect that one could get a small flood of new participants by posting this board's availability over at https://forums.catholic.com/