Wednesday, February 6, 2008

New Discussion Board

I would invite readers to jump into the discussion board

bailingwater.com


Many thanks to Rob for finding a productive way to keep the internet discussion going for both the laity and called workers!!

Keep on bailing....

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Rob said...

To everyone: after you register at the new Bailing Water and confirm your email address by clicking on the responsive email, please make sure you're logged in.

Registered users should be able to post in all forums. If you encounter challenges with registration or if you have questions, please use the "Registration challenges?" Forum (near the bottom) to communicate. Permissions set on that one forum should be set so that everyone -- even unregistered users, can post.

Some readers and users wish to preserve their anonymity by guarding their identity. For this reason, permissions should be set so that ordinary registered users can NOT see the email addresses of other users. If you find a way to pierce that veil of anonymity, please let me know, and I'll attempt to plug the hole.

February 7, 2008 12:43 PM

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"An informal, unofficial forum for discussion of topics related to the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod"

John,

Is this what you intended? I know a criticism leveled by some in the past has been, "If this is a WELS blog, why do you let people promote things that aren't WELS" The answer has always been, "this isn't a WELS blog."

Will the same be said of this discussion board?

John said...

I believe that Lutheran topics should be related to the WELS. As has been noted on this blog, sometimes the WELS position is not clearly understood (ie women in society) so I would hope that kind of discussion would take place. What about the frequency of communion? Is early communion un-WELS. What about prayer fellowship - praying with or for someone? I would think that the forum would be open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

John said...

Rob,

I have registered at bw.com ..but I can't seem to find a way to post a reply or create a new topic ???

Rob said...

To everyone: after you register at the new Bailing Water and confirm your email address by clicking on the responsive email, please make sure you're logged in.

Registered users should be able to post in all forums. If you encounter challenges with registration or if you have questions, please use the "Registration challenges?" Forum (near the bottom) to communicate. Permissions set on that one forum should be set so that everyone -- even unregistered users, can post.

Some readers and users wish to preserve their anonymity by guarding their identity. For this reason, permissions should be set so that ordinary registered users can NOT see the email addresses of other users. If you find a way to pierce that veil of anonymity, please let me know, and I'll attempt to plug the hole.

jusrme said...

come on over to:
http://www.bailingwater.com/index.htm
it's quiet there lately...
please join us...