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The Downfall of CFOL.
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Naw. We really don't have much power at all, except for the title. The Admins might be able to do something, but they're rather...complacent to the issue.

I must admit that I do agree. This is definately not something that is obviously Christian, by any means. It just looks like any other chat area on the web, and nothing sets us apart.

Is that what we want? Do we want to look the same as everywhere else? Or should we be discussing what we believe rather than the mundane world.
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| August 6, 2009, 12:02 am
There aren't huge amounts of Admins,and I don;t think they invited everyone. I think that in the time that CFOL accepted everyone, some ill-meaning non-Christians got in, and by the time I found out, I couldn't properly justify any means for deleting them, and I eventually forgot about them. The new 3 strike rule and Admission by Approval should somewhat correct this.
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| August 6, 2009, 12:03 am
Quoting Brickdoctor -
There aren't huge amounts of Admins,and I don;t think they invited everyone. I think that in the time that CFOL accepted everyone, some ill-meaning non-Christians got in, and by the time I found out, I couldn't properly justify any means for deleting them, and I eventually forgot about them. The new 3 strike rule and Admission by Approval should somewhat correct this.


It's not just the spam or anything like that. I mean, look around this place!

We've got topics offering services for sale, topics about bands, topics about everyday life in ways that won't ever relate to our faith. Is this just a regular discussion forum? The people who convinced me to join said that it was something special, a place where the people were serious, discussed things fully, and spoke about interesting, Christian topics.

This is not at all what I've found.
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| August 6, 2009, 12:11 am
Quoting Rock Hound
Quoting Brickdoctor -
There aren't huge amounts of Admins,and I don;t think they invited everyone. I think that in the time that CFOL accepted everyone, some ill-meaning non-Christians got in, and by the time I found out, I couldn't properly justify any means for deleting them, and I eventually forgot about them. The new 3 strike rule and Admission by Approval should somewhat correct this.


It's not just the spam or anything like that. I mean, look around this place!

We've got topics offering services for sale, topics about bands, topics about everyday life in ways that won't ever relate to our faith. Is this just a regular discussion forum? The people who convinced me to join said that it was something special, a place where the people were serious, discussed things fully, and spoke about interesting, Christian topics.

This is not at all what I've found.


You have seen the problem here and intend to fix it. I too have been wanting it to be fixed myself.(weather I do it myself or not) Not to be begging for power or anything, but as a suggestion, maby Brickdocter could make you and I admins, so that we could help freeing up this group again. Or maby just you, whatever works.

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| August 6, 2009, 8:57 am
I think we shouldn't complain it's better then having no members and this gropu be inactive..
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| August 6, 2009, 8:58 am
Quoting Squirelly .
I think we shouldn't complain it's better then having no members and this gropu be inactive..


In my opinion not being active is better then not saying what your supposed to be saying.

"Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut."
-Proverbs 10:19 NLT

Not that everything said on here would be considered offencive, but it's better to be quiet then to talk away and say something you wern't ment to say. Still though, we should really clean up.

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| August 6, 2009, 9:05 am
Ah I will side with you then.
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| August 6, 2009, 9:35 am
 Group admin 
There is no rule that what we talk about here has to be spiritual. People don't agree, and your not going to be convinced by people you don't know over the internet, so it just turns into a meaningless and endless debate. I am pretty sure this was made to be a group where most everyone is a Christian, most everyone here is under 15 (please don't give me your age I don't want to know) so I wouldn't expect any spiritually deep things here. So no people were talking about the downfall of cfol several months ago, we're still here.
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| August 6, 2009, 1:39 pm
Quoting Thomas Lockwood
meaningless and endless debate


Those are the best kind.

And now there is a rule about spiritual stuff.

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| August 6, 2009, 2:01 pm
 Group admin 
yeah I just saw that, so I think that solves the problem here.
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| August 6, 2009, 2:12 pm
Quoting Thomas Lockwood
There is no rule that what we talk about here has to be spiritual. People don't agree, and your not going to be convinced by people you don't know over the internet, so it just turns into a meaningless and endless debate. I am pretty sure this was made to be a group where most everyone is a Christian, most everyone here is under 15 (please don't give me your age I don't want to know) so I wouldn't expect any spiritually deep things here. So no people were talking about the downfall of cfol several months ago, we're still here.



Are you saying teenagers can't be spiritual and have a good relationship with God?
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| August 6, 2009, 2:47 pm
 Group admin 
No.
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| August 6, 2009, 4:25 pm
Quoting Thomas Lockwood
No.

Teenagers minds tend to wander though more than Adults.
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| August 6, 2009, 4:29 pm
Quoting Squirelly .
Teenagers minds tend to wander though more than Adults.


Good to know i'll be more focused as an adult, concidering how focused i can be sometimes.
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| August 6, 2009, 7:17 pm
Quoting Thomas Lockwood
There is no rule that what we talk about here has to be spiritual.

Im pretty fed up with these prayer topics anyways. ~Miller
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| December 5, 2009, 11:42 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Rock Hound
Naw. We really don't have much power at all, except for the title. The Admins might be able to do something, but they're rather...complacent to the issue.

I must admit that I do agree. This is definately not something that is obviously Christian, by any means. It just looks like any other chat area on the web, and nothing sets us apart.

Is that what we want? Do we want to look the same as everywhere else? Or should we be discussing what we believe rather than the mundane world.

you suggest good fun people and I'll invite em
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| December 5, 2009, 7:23 pm
Quoting The Lego Man The Lego Man
Why is this happening?! when i first came here, there were 40 some members and everything was talking about everything christian. Then huge amounts of admins were made, and they invited everyone. including non-christians. this was originally created to be a place christian builders could just show off legos and talk. now the first 8 subjects aren't anything christian at all.

We need to delete this entire group it has nothing but hurt people(except in the beginning)but now it is too late too do fix it. and I won't even mention the Ben Tice incident.
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| December 8, 2009, 3:16 pm
Quoting Jesse O
We need to delete this entire group it has nothing but hurt people(except in the beginning)but now it is too late too do fix it. and I won't even mention the Ben Tice incident.


Well by saying that, you did just mention it, but there was something I wanted to say. No matter how bad something is broken, in some way it can be fixed, and no matter how far a group falls, it can still be brought back into the light.(Much like Salvation)

What I'm trying to say is, it may be a hard task and could take a while....but we should focus on kicking out who should be kicked out, delete the topics that need to be deleted and get this group back on task as a set out, Christian group for God.
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| December 8, 2009, 6:54 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Jesse O
We need to delete this entire group it has nothing but hurt people(except in the beginning)but now it is too late too do fix it. and I won't even mention the Ben Tice incident.

we certainly wont get any where with people calling us murders(hint hint)
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| December 8, 2009, 9:53 pm
Quoting The Lego Man The Lego Man
Why is this happening?! when i first came here, there were 40 some members and everything was talking about everything christian. Then huge amounts of admins were made, and they invited everyone. including non-christians. this was originally created to be a place christian builders could just show off legos and talk. now the first 8 subjects aren't anything christian at all.


It's about time! The CFOL is one of MOCpages drama-hatcheries.

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| December 8, 2009, 9:56 pm
Quoting Jesse O
We need to delete this entire group it has nothing but hurt people

Since when?
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| December 9, 2009, 8:21 am
Quoting High Admiral Marcus

Well by saying that, you did just mention it, but there was something I wanted to say. No matter how bad something is broken, in some way it can be fixed, and no matter how far a group falls, it can still be brought back into the light.(Much like Salvation)

What I'm trying to say is, it may be a hard task and could take a while....but we should focus on kicking out who should be kicked out, delete the topics that need to be deleted and get this group back on task as a set out, Christian group for God.

We can't kick people out(that is what went wrong with Ben Tice) we need to have, at most, 5 admins and thats it! and instead of kicking people out just delete troublesome comments or lock there topics and if they are still a problem ask them to leave. the CFOL should not be a place to argue philosophy it should be a place for Prayer requests, sharing inspirational stories, saying: "here's my favorite Bible verse you guys should check it out", and stuff like that. it definately needs change
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| December 9, 2009, 2:43 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Jesse O
We can't kick people out(that is what went wrong with Ben Tice) we need to have, at most, 5 admins and thats it! and instead of kicking people out just delete troublesome comments or lock there topics and if they are still a problem ask them to leave. the CFOL should not be a place to argue philosophy it should be a place for Prayer requests, sharing inspirational stories, saying: "here's my favorite Bible verse you guys should check it out", and stuff like that. it definately needs change

All thats fine and good but i will not make it a rule to limiting our topics to that then our group will end
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| December 9, 2009, 8:28 pm
Quoting Detective Miller
Im pretty fed up with these prayer topics anyways. ~Miller

You don't have to read or comment on the prayer threads if you don't want to. However, we should be encouraging to those who post their concerns here. Christians should support each other.
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| December 12, 2009, 9:00 am
Dang Straght!
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| December 17, 2009, 5:35 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting General Frazier
Dang Straght!

Thank you Frazier for adding back the drama(and paranoia).

Sincerely,

1st Lt. John A. Harland
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| December 17, 2009, 8:09 pm
Quoting Lt. John Harland
All thats fine and good but i will not make it a rule to limiting our topics to that then our group will end

Of course not what I meant was DON"T ARGUE ABOUT GOD'S EXISTENCE!!!!! lock the arguments. and I see you limited admins Good Job :)
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| January 6, 2010, 2:41 pm
Quoting Jesse O
We can't kick people out(that is what went wrong with Ben Tice)

the only thing wrong with Ben Tice was Ben Tice. he gave death threats and c r a p. maybe causing arguments isnt a legitimate reason for being banned, but comments like some of his certainly are.

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| January 6, 2010, 2:47 pm
Quoting Jesse O
We can't kick people out(that is what went wrong with Ben Tice) we need to have, at most, 5 admins and thats it! and instead of kicking people out just delete troublesome comments or lock there topics and if they are still a problem ask them to leave. the CFOL should not be a place to argue philosophy it should be a place for Prayer requests, sharing inspirational stories, saying: "here's my favorite Bible verse you guys should check it out", and stuff like that. it definately needs change

Philosophy arguments only sour when people make accusations towards others. Personally, I love the debates simply because it helps me learn about the beliefs of other Christians in contrast with mine.
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| January 6, 2010, 4:01 pm
You guys, this is a bunch of junk!!! no offense. Churches don't keep out non christians, so neither should we! the only thing that should be concerning is if any members of the group are promoting bad things in the group. Jesus didn't go to the temple to find other people worshipping god, He went to the lowly parts of town, and made the people who's lives were messed up the deciples. and the bible says to be like jesus, so throwing fits about some atheists in the group isn't really very christian like is it?
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| January 6, 2010, 5:12 pm
HEY GUYS maybe instead of saying that"we should ban every "non Christian""maybe God's telling us to reach out and teach these "non Christian's" the word of Christ.Now about the un Godly subjects we should not tolerate that and delete or lock them (I'm talking about the bad topics not like any "witch Spongbob person you like the best"leave them alone unless they get bad).
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| July 19, 2010, 2:39 am
Quoting Christian Collins
HEY GUYS maybe instead of saying that"we should ban every "non Christian""maybe God's telling us to reach out and teach these "non Christian's" the word of Christ.Now about the un Godly subjects we should not tolerate that and delete or lock them (I'm talking about the bad topics not like any "witch Spongbob person you like the best"leave them alone unless they get bad).

Those words deserve their own topic. =D
You could've done it too, instead of digging up a topic from August.
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| July 19, 2010, 4:21 am
Quoting Anders Cutterhill
Those words deserve their own topic. =D
You could've done it too, instead of digging up a topic from August.

o this was from August ok i thought it was new.
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| July 19, 2010, 2:59 pm
this is rong only cristians that love jesus can enter people so people that dont love god become a christian or leave!!!!christian group only
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| August 8, 2010, 11:53 am
Quoting matthew worton
this is rong only cristians that love jesus can enter people so people that dont love god become a christian or leave!!!!christian group only

Maybe you should leave.
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| August 8, 2010, 12:02 pm
Quoting Anders Cutterhill
Maybe you should leave.

what do you mean?
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| August 8, 2010, 1:31 pm
Quoting Anders Cutterhill
Maybe you should leave.

what do you mean?
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| August 8, 2010, 1:32 pm
Quoting matthew worton
what do you mean?

That if you can't cope with atheists, agnostics and Hinduists etc. in the group, you can leave yourself.
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| August 8, 2010, 1:34 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Anders Cutterhill
That if you can't cope with atheists, agnostics and Hinduists etc. in the group, you can leave yourself.

Exactly
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| August 8, 2010, 1:59 pm
I think that random topics are not exactly desirable... but remember that the way the world can know who we really are is but the way we act in everything, even the "Secular". Though in general, this group, I think, is for CFOL and there are other channels for people who don't want to talk about things that are related to our faith. In other words, we need to "Take every thought captive"- to let our light shine, not languish, in the topic threads.
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| August 10, 2010, 2:16 pm
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