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Evangelism => Sharing Our Faith and Personal Evangelism => Topic started by: V. Hahn on June 05, 2019, 05:04:46 AM

Title: This Forum
Post by: V. Hahn on June 05, 2019, 05:04:46 AM
I think it's sad that this forum (and probably other forums of this type) are fading, and other types of forums, like on Facebook, are progressing.  If you notice, there are always quite a number of people accessing RevivalSermons' forum (see "Users Online" at the bottom of the page) and reading every topic imaginable.

Our conversations are here for people to peruse indefinitely.  However, on Facebook, people leave their comments, and after a few other posts, they are off the page and -- if it is an active FB page -- pretty much gone forever.  On FB it's hard to bring up past conversations and find topics you have questions about. 

I am as guilty as anyone in neglecting this forum, but I think we should pray that we can revive important topics here and have more active discussions.  This type of forum brings people together, and makes it available to all to access important information.
Title: Re: This Forum
Post by: newbie on June 05, 2019, 02:49:17 PM
amen
Title: Re: This Forum
Post by: Raven on June 05, 2019, 05:08:25 PM
I think it's sad that this forum (and probably other forums of this type) are fading, and other types of forums, like on Facebook, are progressing.

It's an interesting phenomenon.  I'm sure there are a variety of reasons.  People change, their needs and interests change.  It seems that forums that deal with current trends and events, both in the church and in the world, are more active (like Fulcrum7, for example) than ones like this and ROL.  I don't do Facebook, so I'm out of the loop on that.  Whenever I've perused it, there is too much in-your-face political nonsense from either the far right or the far left.  I stay away because it's too tempting to get into an argument with some of the blind ideologues who post there.

But as to the issue of how to revive (no pun intended) forums like this one, I'm not sure.  We've lost some good people, like Larry, and even though cp was controversial at times, he did contribute quite a bit to the discussions.

Or maybe it's because we're all getting older?  Nah!
Title: Re: This Forum
Post by: newbie on June 06, 2019, 05:35:52 PM
agree

not sure that cp would even come back if we invited him...  but is that an option?
Title: Re: This Forum
Post by: restoretruth on June 08, 2019, 01:23:36 PM
I think it's sad that this forum (and probably other forums of this type) are fading, and other types of forums, like on Facebook, are progressing.  If you notice, there are always quite a number of people accessing RevivalSermons' forum (see "Users Online" at the bottom of the page) and reading every topic imaginable.

Our conversations are here for people to peruse indefinitely.  However, on Facebook, people leave their comments, and after a few other posts, they are off the page and -- if it is an active FB page -- pretty much gone forever.  On FB it's hard to bring up past conversations and find topics you have questions about. 

I am as guilty as anyone in neglecting this forum, but I think we should pray that we can revive important topics here and have more active discussions.  This type of forum brings people together, and makes it available to all to access important information.

This used to be a discussion forum!  I seldom come here anymore (and I don't believe I am the only one) because there is very little discussion taking place! Perhaps the rules of the format, or the format itself needs to be changed to encourage more discussion.

I love the Bible & the Spirit of Prophecy but it seems that the "Daily Devotional" discourages discussion on it's posts, so there is no discussion there.

When a member does make a post to generate serious discussion it is often drowned out & never seen again by other members, because their post is sidetracked & off the page before many members even see it -- because of the many Daily Devotional posts!

Perhaps there could be a separate section of the forum that is open for discussion only & another section for short Bible & SOP daily devotional  type quotations!  Any thoughts or am I off base?

As SDA's we have so many subjects that are crying for discussion! We need input from each other!  We are living on the very last page of this world's history! Many in our church have lost their way! While many in the world are searching for truth & find themselves directed by a search engine to a topic on this forum!  Does that person find a thoughtful answer on this discussion forum on the subject they are searching for?

I hope & pray that this can become a powerful discussion forum once again!

Restore Truth


Title: Re: This Forum
Post by: Listen on June 08, 2019, 09:11:22 PM
ROL uses the same simple machines software as this Revival Sermons.  On the bottom of the first page there is a section called ROL info center.  Under that are three different sections.  The first one is missing on this site.  It is Recent Posts and list the last 4 posts. 

Pope Continues Support for Jerusalem by .... (Signs of the Times)                    Today at 08:31:39 PM
Re: The Desire of Ages--16--In His Temple by.... (The Desire of Ages)              Today at 01:38:12 PM
Re: The Desire of Ages--15--At the Marriage Feast by.... (The Desire of Ages)   Today at 07:01:54 AM
Re: The Desire of Ages--15--At the Marriage Feast by ....(The Desire of Ages)   Today at 04:11:21 AM
These can be clicked on and will take you to the post.  Would this help?

Another thing I appreciate is This feature.
This is what we see here

Last post by restoretruth
in Re: This Forum
on June 08, 2019, 01:23:36 PM

This is what I would like to see

Last post by restoretruth
in Re: This Forum
Today, 01:23:36 PM

I don't know how difficult it is to change how the site works but maybe some changes would help.

Title: Re: This Forum
Post by: restoretruth on June 09, 2019, 11:05:40 AM
ROL uses the same simple machines software as this Revival Sermons.  On the bottom of the first page there is a section called ROL info center.  Under that are three different sections.  The first one is missing on this site.  It is Recent Posts and list the last 4 posts. 

Pope Continues Support for Jerusalem by .... (Signs of the Times)                    Today at 08:31:39 PM
Re: The Desire of Ages--16--In His Temple by.... (The Desire of Ages)              Today at 01:38:12 PM
Re: The Desire of Ages--15--At the Marriage Feast by.... (The Desire of Ages)   Today at 07:01:54 AM
Re: The Desire of Ages--15--At the Marriage Feast by ....(The Desire of Ages)   Today at 04:11:21 AM
These can be clicked on and will take you to the post.  Would this help?

Another thing I appreciate is This feature.
This is what we see here

Last post by restoretruth
in Re: This Forum
on June 08, 2019, 01:23:36 PM

This is what I would like to see

Last post by restoretruth
in Re: This Forum
Today, 01:23:36 PM

I don't know how difficult it is to change how the site works but maybe some changes would help.

Thank you Listen for your thoughtful post!  By using the same feature that is on  the ROL site it allows posts to be continued on the same subject without breaking up the discussion by posts on other subjects. It separates the subject matter into different groups. You can add your input where ever you wish & it won't be drowned out by posts on a different subject! Also, the subject of the post can continue to receive comments as long as there is interest! I believe you have found the answer to re-vitalizing discussion on this forum! Perhaps there is extra financial cost involved in supporting this forum. If so, I am sure there are others willing to help!

Any other thoughts? Anybody?
Title: Re: This Forum
Post by: Listen on June 13, 2019, 09:25:04 PM
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Clicking on this "View the most recent posts on the forum."  on this website is something I have just started taking advantage of.  It is helpful.  It shows the last 10 comments.