Wednesday, April 11, 2012

PM debate with a moderator

Sent: Apr 10, 2012 2:00 pm
by starkat


I have removed your post in [Narniaweb User]'s prayer request "..." from the forum. It is not your place to give her advice on whether or not counseling is a good idea or not. That is a decision for her and her parents. Please keep in mind this rule of the PR forum:

8. When posting in someone's prayer request thread, please keep in mind that this forum is intended to provide support to one another through prayer. It is not an advice column to guide a member through personal problems or trials.

If you simply wish to comment that you are praying for her, that's fine.

Moderator Staff

Sent: Apr 10, 2012 3:36 pm
by hansgeorg

I suppose she will give my adivce to her parents.

I am not quite sure they are free to decide. My mother was not free to keep me homeschooled in ninth grade though that would have been best for me. But if they are, so much the better if they get my advice.

Sent: Apr 10, 2012 5:29 pm
by starkat

The rule for that forum is very specific. Please do not give her advice like that. Your posts will continue to be removed if you continue to do that.

Sent: Apr 11, 2012 9:06 am
by hansgeorg

Quite sure you prefer the username starkat to the username Trumpkin?

This is the second time you strike me as a blueprint of what the owls have to say about Trumpkin in the Silver Chair.

More seriously, you act as if going to counselling were something innocent, even if one is forced to it. You act as if shrinks were not idolaters, worshippers of Apollo Delphicus, better called Apollyon, at the worst, and at the very best Pharisees.

A Christian as a Christian has every right to discounsel going to counselling.

Sent: Apr 11, 2012 1:11 pm
by starkat

It is none of our business whether or not [Narniaweb User, same as above] and her family have chosen counseling as an option. I am removing your post again. It is a complete violation of the Prayer Request forum rules.

Sent: Apr 11, 2012 1:29 pm
by hansgeorg

The rule is a violation of what prayer requests are about and what human communication is about.

It is also being enforced by a forum chief who admits to enjoying counselling herself.

Sent: Apr 11, 2012 1:36 pm
From: starkat
To: hansgeorg

Then take it up with the gentleman who owns the forum. His screenname is Tirian. [It was not Tirian who posted them, and she who did posted advice pro-counselling] All I and the other moderator staff are doing are enforcing the rules. You agreed to abide by these rules when you joined the forum. The moderators do not have the authority to change the rules. [He deleted an answer in which I said agreement was by pushing a button and in blanco - meaning I was assuming rules to be reasonable - and that though he "had no authority to change the rules" he seemed to have it for applying them roughhandedly]

These are some things that go together, and when I was baptised, I agreed among other things to abide by this, according to my spiritual resources:

» Admonish sinners
» Instruct the ignorant
» Counsel the doubtful
» Comfort the sorrowful
» Bear wrongs patiently
» Forgive injuries
» Pray for the living and the dead

Spiritual Works of Mercy (page on a Catholic site)

(The Corporeal ones are another list, to which I am equally obliged: six of them we find in the passage "I was hungry and ..." and so forth, the seventh is burying the dead: that is to be applied by each, including me, according to corporeal resources.)