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Dont miss out on MANY good CathInfo topics
« on: August 05, 2021, 12:14:43 PM »
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  • I haven't pointed this out in a while, so here goes --

    There are lots of topics on CathInfo that you can't even READ, unless you're logged in as a member. I repeat: even CI members can't read many topics, unless they are logged in.

    I created a "Members Only" subforum, with the express purpose of allowing censorship-free, ad-free, unfettered conversation on controversial topics with controversial keywords.
    The sub-forum in question is not visible to the general public, NOR the search engines. Especially those search engines that USED TO have the motto "Don't be evil" but obviously have thrown that motto to the curb in the past several years.

    Especially search engines which are also advertisers. See, advertisement-delivery systems have to "read" the website's page -- the target page -- so they know what to serve up. So when we're discussing certain topics, that is problematic.

    So it's not just about keeping things hidden from search engines, but advertisers as well.

    CathInfo is free, and doesn't require any identification or relinquishment of your privacy. So I don't think I'm asking too much to require people to sign up for a FREE CathInfo account to fully enjoy the forum.

    So if this affects you, SIGN UP ALREADY because you have NO IDEA of all the juicy conversations you've missed out on. Actually, you haven't technically missed out, since you can view the whole backlog of topics in "Members Only" once you join. Right now, page 1 only takes you back to August 1, which is 4 days ago. There are SEVENTY PAGES of topics right now. 1395 topics, almost 10,000 posts. So stop missing out on all the good stuff! Sign up today.

    A lot of topics you think "disappeared" were just moved there. Surprise!

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    Re: Dont miss out on MANY good CathInfo topics
    « Reply #1 on: August 05, 2021, 01:58:11 PM »
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  • You've probably already thought about this so I'm just throwing it out there but, have you considered having a minimum post count or something to access that forum?
    Because I could imagine feds or other bad people registering for accounts and then getting access to the forum, etc

    At this time, I'm not concerned about human agents. Only bots who work for advertisers, complaining about certain threads when certain keywords are used.
    That is all.

    Even if I put up a trial period, all the feds would have to do is "play Trad" and keep their head down, and they could stick around as long as they wished.

    It's a losing game really. You can't fight professional spies and agents. They do this crap for a living. That's why CathInfo is going to have just one moderator (me) going forward. It's the safest that way.
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    Re: Dont miss out on MANY good CathInfo topics
    « Reply #2 on: August 05, 2021, 02:48:19 PM »
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  • At this time, I'm not concerned about human agents. Only bots who work for advertisers, complaining about certain threads when certain keywords are used.
    That is all.

    Even if I put up a trial period, all the feds would have to do is "play Trad" and keep their head down, and they could stick around as long as they wished.

    It's a losing game really. You can't fight professional spies and agents. They do this crap for a living. That's why CathInfo is going to have just one moderator (me) going forward. It's the safest that way.
    I question whether feds know enough about trad Catholicism to mimic it effectively but fair enough.
    Was also less thinking of professional spies (though I guess sure maybe) and more was thinking about poche types early in their development etc 

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    Re: Dont miss out on MANY good CathInfo topics
    « Reply #3 on: August 05, 2021, 06:40:14 PM »
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  • I think the feds these days are on TikTok posting Ted Kaczyinski memes as @Far_Right1488 in order to rope together a collection of zoomer dopes for 'white supremacy' terrorist incidents. They likely leave most forums alone, unless it's of the scale of 10-20k online, say KiwiFarms.

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    Re: Dont miss out on MANY good CathInfo topics
    « Reply #4 on: September 07, 2021, 11:32:23 AM »
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  • Just a reminder that MANY good topics/posts are being hid from the general public in the "Members Only" subforum. I wouldn't say "hid", since anyone can sign up for a CathInfo account -- αnσnymσusly -- and read these hundreds of topics.

    Probably the best, juiciest topics -- I'm just saying.

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    Re: Dont miss out on MANY good CathInfo topics
    « Reply #5 on: September 07, 2021, 12:05:26 PM »
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  • There are lots of good CathInfo topics being missed in the "Feeneyite" and "Flat Earth" sub-forums too.   :laugh1:

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    Re: Dont miss out on MANY good CathInfo topics
    « Reply #6 on: September 07, 2021, 01:39:19 PM »
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  • I question whether feds know enough about trad Catholicism to mimic it effectively but fair enough.
    Was also less thinking of professional spies (though I guess sure maybe) and more was thinking about poche types early in their development etc
    I think the problem is less about a fed being able to study up and pose, than it is about a trad-turned-apostate who is offered money.  It is no secret that the ADL and the SPLC, both who identify Trads as hategroups, work hand-in-glove with the feds and have the money sources to buy off disaffected former trads.
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    Re: Dont miss out on MANY good CathInfo topics
    « Reply #7 on: September 08, 2021, 12:40:30 PM »
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  • I think the feds these days are on TikTok posting Ted Kaczyinski memes as @Far_Right1488 in order to rope together a collection of zoomer dopes for 'white supremacy' terrorist incidents. They likely leave most forums alone, unless it's of the scale of 10-20k online, say KiwiFarms.
    This is definitely way more plausible than federal agents hanging around on proportionally small a Catholic forum.


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    « Reply #8 on: September 08, 2021, 03:15:53 PM »
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  • https://www.scribd.com/docuмent/35953078/Examination-of-Conscience-for-Adults-Based-On-Twelve-Virtues-For-The-Twelve-Months-Of-The-Year

    I found this and think it’s pretty good.  Just add in internet and modern media where applicable.

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    Re: Dont miss out on MANY good CathInfo topics
    « Reply #9 on: September 09, 2021, 12:02:49 AM »
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  • I think the feds these days are on TikTok posting Ted Kaczyinski memes as @Far_Right1488 in order to rope together a collection of zoomer dopes for 'white supremacy' terrorist incidents. They likely leave most forums alone, unless it's of the scale of 10-20k online, say KiwiFarms.
    The lack of e-girls here is a tip off that there are few, if any feds here. The "e-girl" and "wignat organizer" models for infiltrating doesn't really work in a place like this.
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    Re: Dont miss out on MANY good CathInfo topics
    « Reply #10 on: November 02, 2021, 02:31:49 AM »
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  • I just noticed that there are a lot of GREY BACKGROUND topics in the recent posts section right now -- those are topics that won't appear for guests, search engines, and those not logged-in.

    Members-only continues to be a popular subforum, out of necessity.

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    Re: Dont miss out on MANY good CathInfo topics
    « Reply #11 on: November 06, 2021, 09:06:33 PM »
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  • I know I just bumped this thread recently, but I *have* to point out that in the last couple days, there's been a real uptick in activity in the "Members Only" subforum.
    Maybe various members are really getting into using that location. I don't know. Maybe it's the news stories going around right now that necessitate a discrete place for discussion.

    All I know is -- the traffic to that subforum seems to be going up, not sideways. Much less down.

    I look at "Recent Posts" on the right-hand sidebar. 20 topics. 6 of them "Members Only". Non-members are really missing out on a lot! Just saying...
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    Re: Dont miss out on MANY good CathInfo topics
    « Reply #12 on: July 03, 2022, 11:20:46 AM »
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  • Just a reminder that MANY good topics/posts are being hid from the general public in the "Members Only" subforum. I wouldn't say "hid", since anyone can sign up for a CathInfo account -- αnσnymσusly -- and read these hundreds of topics.

    Probably the best, juiciest topics -- I'm just saying.

    Members Only
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    Now we're at:

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    And remember these are meaty topics, with lots of posts and discussion of substance. This isn't "fluff". CathInfo gets tons of regular posts every day, news stories, less controversial stuff, etc. This is the real controversial, necessary, important content. Even missing out on 2 threads a day of THIS nature is 2 threads too many -- because the best topics go in Members Only.

    If CathInfo membership cost $9.99/month, or $4.99/month, or even $1.99/month I could understand some people saying, "Well, I can live without those posts nevertheless. I'm going to have to; money is just very tight right now."

    BUT IT'S FREE. LITERALLY FREE. You don't have to write an essay, get sponsored by an existing member, use your real name, provide ANY personal info, use your main email address, or expose your identity in any way.
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    Re: Dont miss out on MANY good CathInfo topics
    « Reply #13 on: July 03, 2022, 12:13:06 PM »
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  • Now we're at:

    21269 Posts
    2007 Topics

    And remember these are meaty topics, with lots of posts and discussion of substance. This isn't "fluff". CathInfo gets tons of regular posts every day, news stories, less controversial stuff, etc. This is the real controversial, necessary, important content. Even missing out on 2 threads a day of THIS nature is 2 threads too many -- because the best topics go in Members Only.

    If CathInfo membership cost $9.99/month, or $4.99/month, or even $1.99/month I could understand some people saying, "Well, I can live without those posts nevertheless. I'm going to have to; money is just very tight right now."

    BUT IT'S FREE. LITERALLY FREE. You don't have to write an essay, get sponsored by an existing member, use your real name, provide ANY personal info, use your main email address, or expose your identity in any way.

    And you're being generous by not putting it behind a paywall. There's a lot of forum owners who would charge $9.99/month and call it Cathinfo+.
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    Re: Dont miss out on MANY good CathInfo topics
    « Reply #14 on: July 03, 2022, 01:44:20 PM »
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  • Imagine you're in your Coffee & Donuts hall after Mass, and a bunch of regular conversations are going on.

    Then you notice a few people are whispering to some people sitting down, and pretty soon a bunch of people have disappeared into an adjoining room to have a private meeting. Wouldn't THAT be the place you'd most want to be? Wouldn't you assume the most "interesting" or "important" discussion is going on in that elite group having their secret meeting?

    Sure, the rest of the parishioners in the main Hall are continuing to discuss the Liturgy, politics, today's Mass, school, activities, children, family matters, etc., and those conversations are well & good. But who wouldn't be tempted to know what's being discussed in that SIDE ROOM? If you're honest, you will admit "of course I'd be curious!".

    Well, if CathInfo is a Coffee & Donuts hall, the side room where the authorities can't eavesdrop is the Members Only subforum.
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