Joanna's selections from Reader Daniel's emailings.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
ECafe is become totally useless
GADZUKES! What is required to be able to post on Ecafe – looks like the good ole days of Soviet Russia or Nazi-Germany!
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 10:11 AM
In plain English: Only views which are also held by the almighty moderators, are permitted. Mindless
Sycophants wanted....... others know where the outgoing swinging door
is....... or to not even knock on that door to begin with.
Here, the All-Powerful super-oberprokurator appointed for life, 'moderator', MARIA ! pontificates! How totally bland, prejudiced, and STUPID, and useless has Ecafe become! It puts out far more pure wrong information and ignorance, than any valuable or truthful information, about anyone or anything!.... especially so, NOT about our ROCA, or anti-MP Russian Orthodoxy. Rd. Daniel
A discussion forum for Traditional Orthodox Christians and Inquirers Forum Rules
Moderators: Maria, phpBB2 - Administrators
by jgress » Sat
14 December 2013 8:41 pm
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Re: Forum Rules
by Maria » Sat 14
December 2013 8:53 pm
Here is some more helpful information.
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me a
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Re: Forum Rules
by Maria » Wed 8
October 2014 6:51 pm
Rules amended to add:
No links to personal blogs or websites that contain gossip or defamation. Please
read the blog before posting it to insure that there is no gossip anywhere. News
media speculation should be posted in the private political forum.
Several posts have had to be removed due to the horrific links
Please read the personal blog or website before quoting or
linking it to our site.