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Post Number:#1  Postby Papus79 » February 19th, 2017, 7:49 pm

My very first post and it looks like I'm running into trouble.

I did what I could to work the title out in a novel way on my second try as well and I was warned that my intro was similar to other posts in the forum. I hit send and I see my post count still at zero.

Are the first few posts a person submits reviewed first by forum admins? I just ask because it's confusing - if you say something in the introduction rules about that it would be helpful.


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Post Number:#2  Postby Greta » February 19th, 2017, 9:26 pm

I recommend clicking on the Forum Rules button in the top LH corner and having a read :)
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Post Number:#3  Postby Papus79 » February 19th, 2017, 9:30 pm

My apologies! I did read most of it, and right after I saw this post not populate I saw the 'less than 20 post' comments. That populates with each posted message as well, I just didn't catch it on the first one.
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Post Number:#4  Postby Greta » February 20th, 2017, 2:25 am

I have been busy modding as I am left with most of it ATM for some reason. I will always be too slow in approvals for some of the philosophical slavedrivers here. So it goes.
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Re: Can't post an intro?

Post Number:#5  Postby Papus79 » February 20th, 2017, 7:14 am

Right, that wasn't a criticism. I just didn't know what I didn't know.
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Post Number:#6  Postby Gertie » February 20th, 2017, 2:34 pm

Maybe you need to recruit more mods Greta? The board rules mean a lot of work.
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Post Number:#7  Postby Greta » February 20th, 2017, 4:50 pm

Papus79 wrote:I just didn't know what I didn't know.

Never mind. Based on this this it appears you are done with admin talk and ready for some philosophy :)

Gertie wrote:Maybe you need to recruit more mods Greta? The board rules mean a lot of work.

Alas, I have not the power to do so, Gertie. Scott hired quite a few not so long ago but almost all soon left the forum.

Anyone who wishes to volunteer to be a mod here - especially regulars who are less likely to soon disappear - by all means let me know and when I have enough names I'll chat with Scott about it.
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Re: Can't post an intro?

Post Number:#8  Postby -1- » February 20th, 2017, 11:23 pm

Do you get paid for this, Greta? If not, then you'll soon quit, too, and the site will become moot. No more new people joining, able to join.

If you don't get paid for this job, then the system is doomed to failure.

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It is easy to identify those jobs that should be financially compensated: any degree of unpleasantness about them must be compensated. Repetition and a lack of satisfaction of doing a good job (lack of inherent satisfaction or of praise or other benefits) are both reasons to pay for the performance of the job.
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Post Number:#9  Postby Josefina1110 » February 20th, 2017, 11:44 pm

I don't understand the topic, "Can't post an intro?" Intro to what? Does it refer to a story about something I missed? Please clarify.
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Re: Can't post an intro?

Post Number:#10  Postby Papus79 » February 21st, 2017, 12:01 am

Josefina1110 wrote:I don't understand the topic, "Can't post an intro?" Intro to what? Does it refer to a story about something I missed? Please clarify.


Go to the Introductions forums and look for my post.

What post?

Exactly.
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Re: Can't post an intro?

Post Number:#11  Postby -1- » February 21st, 2017, 12:08 am

Maybe the system could be adjusted to require fewer than 20 posts of new users by mods. If the number was reduced to 10 posts or to 5 posts, the workload would become halved or quartered. A tremendous improvement in the lives of mods, a small step for mankind.

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Josefina1110 wrote:I don't understand the topic, "Can't post an intro?" Intro to what? Does it refer to a story about something I missed? Please clarify.


It refers to the story of how for sure to attain eternal youth and everlasting happiness. Those who missed it, will never get it. It is one of those things, like the Philosophers' Stone, or the New Testament, or the Holy Grail. There is just one of them, and everyone wants it. "The Intro."
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Re: Can't post an intro?

Post Number:#12  Postby Papus79 » February 21st, 2017, 7:28 am

-1- wrote:Maybe the system could be adjusted to require fewer than 20 posts of new users by mods. If the number was reduced to 10 posts or to 5 posts, the workload would become halved or quartered. A tremendous improvement in the lives of mods, a small step for mankind.

I have at least two posts still hanging out unapproved from Sunday night and one from yesterday morning.

They might be able to do that or they might be able to build something like a member sandbox, like the intro area and maybe one other general folder, where after that and possibly after a certain number of quality posts a moderator okays a person to post at liberty in other parts of the forum. If approving 20 posts is getting untenable (assuming my introductory and other posts complied with forum rules) something like that might be the better option.

The other possibility I might want to address is whether the approval folder is showing that I have zero posts pending approval right now. That would be a different problem altogether.
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Re: Can't post an intro?

Post Number:#13  Postby Josefina1110 » February 21st, 2017, 12:49 pm

I see. If it is about how for sure to attain eternal youth and everlasting happiness, it will not happen in this fallen world. There is no such a thing as eternal youth and/or eternal happiness while we are in this physical bodies. But that is the goal of Jesus Christ to come down to earth to give us eternal life. This body will waste away because of the plague of troubles and cares that results to unhappiness. But the hope is in our belief in Jesus Christ who is forever young and glorious in the afterlife which is in heaven - the land where we will never grow old as the song goes and where there will be no more sorrow and pain. If we read the Bible, we are made in the image of God which is in the person of Jesus Christ. When Jesus appeared in the furnace with Shadrack, Messack, and Abednego, he was the fourth one the same as the three young people who were thrown into the furnace. When Jesus appeared after the resurrection, he was and forever will be the same as then and forever. If Adam and Eve did not fall into the devil's trap, they would have remained like they were fresh from the oven forever happy and youthful because man is made with eternal purpose of eternal life with the Lord of lords and King of kings.
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