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Andrian wrote:t seems I'm finally out of the trial period now. Not sure if I can post links yet, but at least my posts are showing up immediately now. Perhaps the site policies have changed to require 20 posts before they're automatically approved? If so, then the informational posts ought to be updated to reflect this.
Spiral Out wrote:You will also be unable to send PMs.
Josefina1110 wrote:When you join this group, you have to prepare yourself to be frustrated.
Josefina1110 wrote:You will be taking sides because philosophy deals mostly with controversial topics. You can't help but defend your view whatever it may be about an established ideology. It is like every action has an opposite reaction - positive/negative something like that. It depends on the trend of thoughts of the opposing minds.
Andrian wrote:It seems I'm finally out of the trial period now. Not sure if I can post links yet, but at least my posts are showing up immediately now.
Renee wrote: It's sad, but it's evolution for you. I think I had like three conversations / debates and altogether 7 posts about philosophical matters in the last two months, the rest of the over hundred was spent on spending a whole bunch of mental and emotional energies in vain trying to influence the uninfluenceable.
To me this is very sad. Getting philosophy shut (and shot) down because a horde of fundamentalists descended on us who'd vowed to, and succeeded to, destroy our little corner of philosophy.
Toadny wrote:I post regularly and I haven't seen any of this. Stay away from the Philosophy of Religion forums and similar. Don't waste your time on it.
Toadny wrote:Post some interesting non-religious philosophy. Let me know where.
Renee wrote:Also, a new member, Andrian, porposed a topic which I answered and it was abandoned by everyone else. It had to do with... oh, if only my memory was not so bad... oh, yes, the free will conundrum vis-a-vis heaven. Free will will produce evil, but there is no evil in heaven, so either heaven contains no souls with free will, or else there is evil in heaven. I refuted that in one argument, and nobody ever even looked at it afterward, not even Andrian.
Andrian wrote:I did reply. If you look at that thread, mine is the most recent response. To bring things back around to the original topic, one reason you might not have noticed my response was because it took quite a long time to get my post approved.
Ormond wrote:Andrian wrote:It seems I'm finally out of the trial period now. Not sure if I can post links yet, but at least my posts are showing up immediately now.
I'm guessing that this won't last. You should know that if you should annoy one of the many mods, your status can be returned to that of a trial member, and again your posts will be held for review before appearing on the forum.
Don't ask me how I know this, because this is hush hush top secret classified need to know only information which is not revealed until you have 23,938,821 posts, or perhaps just one post that pisses off a mod.
Andrian wrote:I have been a member for 8 days and have made 16 posts. However, all my posts still go to moderation and I am still unable to post links. This is making it increasingly difficult for me to participate in conversations, as the lag time between when I type a reply and when that reply gets posted is such that by the time my reply is posted, other people have posted after me, and since my post appears as if it had been posted when it was submitted, rather than when it was approved, it's easy for my contributions to the conversation to be lost.
I understand why new members need to have their posts moderated and why they are not allowed to post links at first, but according to the site policies, I should be past both those milestones by now.
In addition, I would like to request that the site be changed so that posts appear in the order they were approved, rather than in the order in which they were submitted. That way new members' voices don't get drowned out by the veteran members who don't have to wait for post approval.
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