Do heathens have special unwritten rules for Traditional Catholics that when they can't debate us they can just get rid of us.
Nevermind heathens. Liberal Catholics, Neo-Catholics, Neo-Trads, etc. have special unwritten rules for Traditional Catholics that when they can't debate us they can just get rid of us.
Cath Info is the only Catholic Forum I know of on the internet where one can engage in legitimate debate, questioning, discussions, etc. without having motives called into question or being banned, suspended, chastised, warned, etc. at the moderator's whim.
Every other board I can think of is run like a Muslim dictatorship. Some of them revel in it. Matthew is the only Catholic forum owner I know of who actually (gasp) allows questions, debate, discussion, etc. A novel Catholic idea. Catholics are not afraid to ask questions and explore ideas.
I'm not saying this to pick on any other one particular forum either. I've pretty much tried them all and they all fit the above description with the sole exception of Cath Info. It really is amazing.
I think a site owner/ moderator, to really be a benefit to the members, has to keep up with his/her spiritual life and especially work on the virtue of humility. It is so easy on this board, in this virtual world, to treat other Catholics like crap, just as a member much less a moderator. As a moderator, you then have the added ability to "banish" someone from sight who doesn't agree with you or who may be raising legitimate questions, you really don't want to know the answer to, or else they are right and you know it, but your pride wants to "win" at all costs. It is so easy to then tell them off, ridicule them, hit the ban button and imagine that they (and their disturbing ideas) vanish into the ether.
I think all of us here should pray for Matthew. Something few members of these boards do is pray for the owners. They need it. I've seen so many boards go down the drain as the mods become dictators/ bullies/ un-Christian. The board then turns into a useless caricature of serious Catholic discussion that only leads to sloth and wrath.
Anyway, my two cents.