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by Jonah
Mon May 17, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Help us by maintaining our Links page?!
Replies: 2
Views: 22981

Help us by maintaining our Links page?!

Dear friends of the Baha'i Library This is a simple task, but one that requires regular checking. An hour a month would be plenty! Can you help us maintain our links page, http://bahai-library.com/?file=links ? Here's the first thing that needs to be added to our list: http://www.bahailinks.org . Pl...
by Jonah
Mon May 17, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Testing browser support for embedding PDFs. Calling iPads!
Replies: 5
Views: 32558

Testing browser support for embedding PDFs. Calling iPads!

Please see my PDF test page and let me know kind of computer/device you have and what worked best. I'm testing -- for now -- two methods. In the 1990s I used just the <embed> tag. It was not standards-compliant, having been introduced by Netscape, but a decade ago it had the best support across brow...
by Jonah
Fri May 07, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfán Colloquia in Acuto Italy July 1-12 (Persian / English)
Replies: 5
Views: 34822

Lights of Irfán published online

Four years later -- I'm doing it now! I've posted the Tables of Contents and over the next two days will post the individual chapters, in PDF: So far, all the PDFs are online for the first five volumes, Books 1-5. http://irfancolloquia.org/lights1/ http://irfancolloquia.org/lights2/ http://irfancoll...
by Jonah
Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Jonah's library of Baha'i books for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 22397

Time to make a deal!

Three weeks left before I have to donate anything that's left. I'll now accept HALF PRICE for items listed at http://www.bahai-library.com/jonahslibrary . Email me at jonahwinters (at) gmail.com to make a deal.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Jonah's library of Baha'i books for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 22397

Jonah's library of Baha'i books for sale

I have till November 25 to sell my library of academic and historical Baha'i books before moving to Ontario. After that, I'm donating anything that remains to the local Baha'is (Vancouver). I'm selling them through Amazon. Here's my bare-bones Amazon seller's page . My rates are less than that of th...
by Jonah
Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfan Colloquia at Louhelen, Oct 8-11 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 37243

Irfan Colloquia at Louhelen, Oct 8-11 2009

IRFÁN COLLOQUIUM 2009 Louhelen Bahá’í School October 8-11, 2009 Challenges Facing Human Society “Some Answered Questions” Centers of knowledge and leaders of thought are searching for solutions for an increasing number of problems threatening our individual and collective well-being. A hundred years...
by Jonah
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Baha'i Faith on Buddhism & Taoism?
Replies: 3
Views: 11988

Re: The Baha'i Faith on Buddhism & Taoism?

Oh, and this on Taoism: http://bahai-library.com/?file=cheung_chinese_bahai_teachings.html Phyllis Chew wrote a book on this, "The Chinese Religion and the Baha'i Faith". Out of print, but available online. Which reminds me, I have a copy and I'm selling my entire library of Baha'i books, ...
by Jonah
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Baha'i Faith on Buddhism & Taoism?
Replies: 3
Views: 11988

Re: The Baha'i Faith on Buddhism & Taoism?

Here's part of my take on it: http://bahai-library.com/file.php?file=winters_momen_buddhism (I did my first thesis on Buddhism). Sorry for the annoyingly-academic tone of it. I was in grad school at the time and everyone wrote like that. Working as a professional editor cured me of that style, now I...
by Jonah
Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Drinking alcohol
Replies: 4
Views: 18638

Re: Drinking alcohol

Because of the prohibition on teaching the Faith in Israel, I think it best that I lock this thread. In the meantime, I think pilgrimbrent's advice is most appropriate: contact the Office of Public Information at the Baha'i World Centre, opi@bwc.org

Thanks, -Jonah
by Jonah
Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cannabis Use
Replies: 7
Views: 23068

Re: Cannabis Use

Thanks for your great answer! Being publically in a homosexual relationship. living with someout out of marriage. Actually, I think the most severe punishment for these offenses would be removal of voting rights. One has to actually undermine or challenge the Covenant itself in order to be declared ...
by Jonah
Tue May 13, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: What happened to the forum?
Replies: 3
Views: 25689

Re: What happened to the forum?

The initial downtime was caused by a necessary upgrade. The longer downtime was caused by both editors (Brett and me) having no time. :-)

Thanks for everyone's patience...
by Jonah
Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Forum problems? Can't login, or missing posts?
Replies: 2
Views: 11806

Forum problems? Can't login, or missing posts?

Hi all Two people have told me they can't login, and one person said her posts from the previous forum are missing. If this has happened to you to, please email me at "jonah(at)winterswebworks.com". If it's happened to enough people I can try re-installing the forum and importing an archiv...
by Jonah
Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: NEW forum now online!
Replies: 2
Views: 10057

NEW forum now online!

Bear with us as we work on the template. I know it's ugly at the moment.

Any problems, suggestions, or whatever? Post them here.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Proposal for a new study of the dialogue/Talisman chronicles
Replies: 18
Views: 42522

I'm pretty out-of-touch when it comes to these matters, not having subscribed to an email list in almost a decade, but I was a member of Talisman 1 from near its beginning, and later its various offspring. I personally found it a most liberating experience. Like a large room full of multiple convers...
by Jonah
Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfan Colloquia 2008 call for papers and conference schedule
Replies: 0
Views: 19368

Irfan Colloquia 2008 call for papers and conference schedule

IRFAN COLLOQUIA 2008 CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND CALL FOR PROPOSALS The main objectives of the Irfan Colloquium and its publications are to encourage, support and promote deeper and systematic studies in the Baha’i Writings and beliefs. This year’s theme is “Some Answered Questions” in commemoration of t...
by Jonah
Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: the nation-state has largely outlived its usefulness
Replies: 2
Views: 21341

Welcome back, Onepence!

-Jonah
by Jonah
Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Islam academic, history, and language books for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 19803

Islam academic, history, and language books for sale

I'm selling my large collection of books acquired over the 10-year period when I was studying Shi'ism, Sufism, and Arabic in grad school. All books have been well cared-for in a smoke-free home. I never underline or dog-ear books. Most softcovers have clear book tape on the spine and edges of the co...
by Jonah
Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: call Bahaullah a prophet/messenger/founder/prophet-founder??
Replies: 3
Views: 11617

From Ivan Loyd: Dear Friends, It is a misnomer to refer to Baha'u'llah as the Prophet-Founder of the Baha'i Faith. His station is much loftier than that as The Bab and Baha'u'llah are twin Manifestations heralding a new age called the Baha'i Era or the Age of Fulfillment. The Prophetic Era, also kno...
by Jonah
Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Does the Faith teach the equality of the races...
Replies: 3
Views: 11924

Locking this thread.

I'm locking this thread. Here's why. Mr. Evenson, you asked last week why we "keep" deleting your posts. I replied that we only delete spam, posts that clearly attack the Faith, or -- and this is the relevant point -- posts that have been posted before by the same person. You have posted y...
by Jonah
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Beautiful Prayers Beads
Replies: 2
Views: 17825

Sure! This forum is for anything commercial that people want to share. Any Baha'i projects, businesses, whatever.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kashf-al-Ghita (the Bahai Response to 'Nuqtatul-Kaf')
Replies: 21
Views: 40824

sent to me by Ivan Lloyd for posting: If I may comment on the recent statement about the translation of the Bayan and the commentaries by Quddus. It may be a little hasty to make the statement "The translations will never be made" unless we're privvy to the inner workings of the Baha'i Adm...
by Jonah
Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kashf-al-Ghita (the Bahai Response to 'Nuqtatul-Kaf')
Replies: 21
Views: 40824

Re: More about Nuqtat-al Kaf

There is a REASON why the full Bayan and the writing of Quddus will NEVER be published by Haifa. But if I told you, I would be banned from the Forum forever.... Darrick, please feel free to post your reasons. We have *only* banned people who posted attacks, pornography, spam, etc. We only delete po...
by Jonah
Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bab's declaration: What Quran verse did he unseal?
Replies: 4
Views: 18400

Sent to me by Ivan for posting: What verse from the Quran, or Hadith, did the Bab reveal on the night of His declaration? The Dawn-Breakers p.61 "Now is the time to reveal the Surih of Joseph" The Bab "Some historians suggest that the symbolism contained in the Surih of Joseph informs...
by Jonah
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Bab and Shoghi Effendi on Abortion
Replies: 4
Views: 14208

I'm locking this thread, because Mr. Evenson has had opportunity to discuss his views many times on this forum. I've allowed his discussions on each topic to appear once, but not to repeatedly bring up the same issues. His last discussion on abortion is here, where it can be continued if necessary: ...
by Jonah
Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: BahaiHub.com
Replies: 3
Views: 20622

Looks cool!

Wow, what a big project. I wish you the very best with it, and hope you get lots of sign-ups.

What CMS are you using to run it (i.e., what "backend")?

-Jonah
by Jonah
Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: Just curious about a deleted thread...
Replies: 0
Views: 18825

(Thanks for the great reply, Sean.) Richard, I deleted the post for a few reasons, including some of the ones Sean listed. The main one, though, is that Mr. Evenson has been posting these same articles on this forum for about 10 years. He has a handful of articles and he posts links to them about on...
by Jonah
Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: Ignorance & Apathy Contrasted--- and Overcome by Spiritu
Replies: 1
Views: 20222

Hi, Richard I'm sorry if your post got accidentally deleted. Due to the volume of spam, we have four moderators with the power to delete posts. It's possible that your post was removed in error. Please feel free to repost it. To our moderators: if you feel that Richard's post should be deleted, plea...
by Jonah
Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New book: The Baha'is of Iran: Socio-Historical Studies
Replies: 0
Views: 21080

New book: The Baha'is of Iran: Socio-Historical Studies

A new book by Dominic Brookshaw and Seena Fazel is out: Routledge are pleased to announce the publication of: THE BAHA'IS OF IRAN Socio-Historical Studies Edited by Dominic Parviz Brookshaw, University of Manchester, UK and Seena B. Fazel, University of Oxford, UK The first multi-author volume that ...
by Jonah
Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:31 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Must a BAHA'I be a member of the Administrative Order?
Replies: 6
Views: 13356

Hi, all. I'm afraid I haven't visited this forum for about a week (thanks sincerely to Brett and British_bahai for keeping it moderated).

I'd like to close this thread, I think this discussion leads nowhere else but to trouble.

Thanks, -Jonah
by Jonah
Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: To Cardmaster: Are you a real person? Respond please
Replies: 6
Views: 29399

BTW, a public "thanks" to british_bahai for helping moderate and format people's posts, including all her recent help formatting Richard's posts (in other threads).

-Jonah
by Jonah
Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: link to a schedule/guide to study the writings in two years?
Replies: 6
Views: 16302

Thanks for finding this link to Wilmette Institute. Programs are still running. Go to http://wilmetteinstitute.org/ and click on "register or login." It'll take you to the new site http://www.wilmetteinstitute.us.bahai.org/

-Jonah
by Jonah
Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The revelation of the next Manifestation of God.
Replies: 6
Views: 19119

the internet has gotten so disappointing lately Yes, it can be. Thank goodness for the help of our volunteer moderators like british_bahai who have noticed, and alerted us to, some of these spammers! That's the key to finding useful information on the internet: find a well-policed, well-maintained ...
by Jonah
Wed May 02, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: To Cardmaster: Are you a real person? Respond please
Replies: 6
Views: 29399

Never mind, it turned out to be a spammer. I still don't know if it's a paid human doing the spamming, or an extremely clever bot. But given how well each post was contextualized, I think it must be humans doing the spamming.

Anyway, cardmaster has been banned.
by Jonah
Tue May 01, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: To Cardmaster: Are you a real person? Respond please
Replies: 6
Views: 29399

To Cardmaster: Are you a real person? Respond please

I'm having a hard time figuring out if posts from Cardmaster are legit. They all are full of spam links -- most recently, links to jedicombat.com but last year they had links to some other gaming site in India. The posts appear to be from a human, but other than that they bear all signs of being a s...
by Jonah
Tue May 01, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Photos of Baha'u'llah on this site
Replies: 1
Views: 7218

Hi, The photographs of Baha'u'llah were never available as part of the Baha'i Library, but I was at one time willing to share them privately, upon request, at a private password-protected site. However, the USBNC advised that I not even do that, so I'm afraid they are no longer available (from me) i...
by Jonah
Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Anti-Baha'i site
Replies: 22
Views: 43069

OK, that's probably enough on this topic

Thank you for the interesting thread, folks. I'm going to lock it now, for a variety of reasons. And if Mr. Shaykh objects to his emails being posted publicly, or did not give permission, then we might have to delete them.

Thanks, -Jonah
by Jonah
Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: I want to make the big money ...
Replies: 10
Views: 40399

The bots are back. New bots, that are getting through the captcha system -- which is still working. I've been deleting spammers that registered just today. But I see there's a new, probably final beta version of phpBB3, maybe I'll just move up to that. It says not to use in a production environment,...
by Jonah
Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Seal of the Prophets"
Replies: 60
Views: 107836

people say "meet you Wednesday" rather than "meet you on Wednesday I actually use both "see you on Wednesday" and "meet you Wednesday," but not "see you Wednesday" or "meet you on Wednesday". Maybe it's a regional thing. Like what you call the ...
by Jonah
Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:43 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: alcohol in home
Replies: 17
Views: 30092

"You should ask him how much he drinks." Jo, some advice from experience. The more badly he sees that you want to know what he's up to, I think the less likely he'll be to tell you. Is there a mutual friend whom he'd be more open with, whom you also have a good relationship with? (I think...
by Jonah
Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: I want to make the big money ...
Replies: 10
Views: 40399

more bots still posting I didn't want to take a chance on deleting active real users, so I only auto-deleted the users who had never logged in or posted. Spam-bots that have logged in I wouldn't have caught then. Thanks for keeping your eye out. And if they do start breaking through this phpBB regi...
by Jonah
Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Muslims—Will the Qa'im OVERTURN Islam?
Replies: 32
Views: 60513

Juan Cole calls himself a Bahai, yet the UHJ have classed him as a covenant breaker For the record, Juan Cole was not declared a Covenant Breaker. He withdrew from the Baha'i Faith voluntarily. If anyone doubts this, I suggest they write to the US NSA to inquire. Thanks for locking this thread, Zaz...
by Jonah
Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: I want to make the big money ...
Replies: 10
Views: 40399

I got 'em. :banned:

I went into the database and deleted all users who were (1) inactive, never having posted and (2) had given a URL in their sig or "website" field. They all, judging from the URLs and usernames, were spambots. Out of 3900 users, 2850 fit this category.
by Jonah
Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: I want to make the big money ...
Replies: 10
Views: 40399

Thanks, guys I discovered yesterday that the captcha upgrade (human-readable visual confirmation) I installed a couple months ago, to prevent bots from registering to the forum, had gotten reverted to the old template. I replaced the newer files, so our captcha system is back in place (you see it wh...
by Jonah
Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Race, Racism, and "intellectual" vs spiritual pers
Replies: 5
Views: 15874

Off topic note from moderator:

Thanks for your interesting observations, Richard. An advance warning to all participating in this thread: we won't hesitate to lock it if it becomes inflammatory (this topic usually gets pretty heated pretty quickly).

Thanks, -Jonah
by Jonah
Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Intorduction of Bab's 1st Book & a crucial question
Replies: 4
Views: 13841

Where did The Bab claim that He returns in the spirit of the 12th Imam, and He is the a Manifestation? While Baha'is accept The Báb as the Imam Mahdi himself, it's also the case that The Báb's "claim to prophethood" changed over the course of His ministry. There's a good article on this, ...
by Jonah
Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: This site is listed on an official site!
Replies: 1
Views: 21386

That's cool, thanks for sharing your find. -Jonah
by Jonah
Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RESIST NOT EVIL, YEA, EVEN RETURN GOOD FOR EVIL
Replies: 20
Views: 40421

Majnun, the only posts of yours I delete are those in which you call people names, e.g. yesterday's in which you called Richard a "nut job" (sorry, I deleted that). I don't delete anything else, other than spam. If you want proof, I guess you could keep a close eye on Google's cache of thi...
by Jonah
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RESIST NOT EVIL, YEA, EVEN RETURN GOOD FOR EVIL
Replies: 20
Views: 40421

you are the first Baha'i Faith person i have ever heard denigrate Jesus I don't believe that Majnun is a Baha'i, or calls himself one. We also enforce the rule of respectfulness and civility, and "denigrating" the Manifestations on this forum would, in my view, be unacceptable. Not becaus...
by Jonah
Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pilgrims notes
Replies: 1
Views: 6561

Here's something I prepared in 1998, at http://www.bahai-library.com/pilgrims/notes.html (click on that link for links to other documents): "Pilgrims' Notes" are records of individuals' meetings with the Central Figures of the Baha'i Faith and usually the recorded speech of the Central Fig...
by Jonah
Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Throw away a piece of paper with a prayer written on it?
Replies: 3
Views: 11781

Hi, Can I'm wondering if the person who told you not to "just throw them away" was from a Muslim background? I know that Muslim traditions require that written copies of Sacred Text have to be disposed of properly, especially by burning, and not just thrown away. However, there is no such ...
by Jonah
Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Gog and Magog.
Replies: 3
Views: 9624

I know this isn't much help, but I googled it at this site and found two documents with a few mentions of Gog and Magog, enough to give you a sense of what the symbols mean. Click on the following two links and then search for keyword "magog": http://bahai-library.com/riggs_apocalypse_exeg...
by Jonah
Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:17 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New site
Replies: 9
Views: 19388

Brett, you've lost me. :-) I've got some catch-up to do. Yes, let's get the security up to par, and then we can go open-source.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dr. Lambden and Qayyumu'l-Asma
Replies: 1
Views: 7273

If that link above didn't work, try copying-and-pasting the entire thing -- the apostrophe in Dr. Lambden's URL caused it not to link correctly. Or try this link, from TinyURL, it works: http://tinyurl.com/yka73f I think it best that people not contact Dr. Lambden unless they have specific correspon...
by Jonah
Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New site
Replies: 9
Views: 19388

I'm as guilty as anyone, Brett, I hadn't looked through it yet either. Let me fill in some backstory. For over a year Brett has been working on a thorough upgrading of the PHP scripts which power the Baha'i Library website, but we hadn't "gone live" with his new site yet, mostly because of...
by Jonah
Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: info on Sabianism
Replies: 3
Views: 11537

Off the top of my head, I thought of three spellings I've seen (there might be more). Click on these links to search for the keyword at this site. I know there's at least one document on the site specifically about Sabeanism, though I don't recall how it's spelled. http://google.com/custom?q=sabian&...
by Jonah
Sat Dec 02, 2006 7:04 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Integrated, Coordinated, and Holistic Approach to Truth, Bea
Replies: 8
Views: 20116

I just installed a new version of phpBB. Please let me know, at jonah(at)winterswebworks.com, if anything doesn't work.

Thanks, -Jonah
by Jonah
Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:43 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 0
Views: 7677

Forum upgrade

A flood of spam lately has spurred me to upgrade to the latest version of phpBB, which has added security features for registration. All old posts are still here, nothing's been lost and everything should be working. If you encounter any problems, post them here. If you're a new member and are havin...
by Jonah
Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: mismanagement of this forum to be reported to the US NSA
Replies: 4
Views: 30429

BTW, I'd like to remind readers that only a couple months ago we lost an active contributor, Onepence, explicitly because of the fact that I declined to censor Eric's voice. Onepence was upset because of the presence of sometimes-antagonistic "ex-Baha'is" on the forum and because I would not post a ...
by Jonah
Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:06 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: mismanagement of this forum to be reported to the US NSA
Replies: 4
Views: 30429

Argos, you caught me just in time -- feeling trigger-happy this morning, I was about to lock this thread too. But with your post, I'll leave it open. How about this, Eric et al.: I'll leave this thread open for any discussion of this matter, and from this point forward I'll delete (or just lock) suc...
by Jonah
Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: mismanagement of this forum to be reported to the US NSA
Replies: 4
Views: 30429

I welcome third-party involvement. I was about to say "third-party arbitration," but I don't think there's anything to arbitrate. I have deleted none of the posts by yourself, BW, or Brett, so the entire history of the discussions is available for all to see. Unless you have some kind of immediate p...
by Jonah
Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:02 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Are baha'is against individuality and freedom of thought?
Replies: 16
Views: 32348

Partly because I do not believe that "Baha'is [are] against individuality and freedom of thought", but mostly because I've locked enough threads today, I'm leaving this one open for now. Be nice, please. Feel free to stick to the question asked, re freedom of thought in the Baha'i teachings. No resp...
by Jonah
Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:50 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: OVERCOMING THE CHAOS OF INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY
Replies: 27
Views: 55222

Jonah, have you modified your statement that this site is "independent" No, Eric, the site is under no-one's control but my own. Brett, Baha'i Warrior, and Zazaban have kindly agreed to help delete spam on this forum, and Brett works tirelessly behind the scenes to help with the programming, but ot...
by Jonah
Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: THINKERS ANONYMOUS
Replies: 12
Views: 25463

Thank you to Richard for starting this very interesting discussion. It seems to me that this thread has run its course, and has veered into off-topic personal grievances. I'll lock it now. As Baha'i Warrior noted, we are always willing to allow people to express offensive viewpoints on this forum, i...
by Jonah
Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Membership Roll
Replies: 14
Views: 22493

It seems to me that this thread has been "hijacked" (the slang term online for when someone/s with an agenda changes the topic of a discussion for their own purposes). Begging everyone's forgiveness, I'm going to lock it now. Further discussion of the "membership rolls" is welcome, just start a new ...
by Jonah
Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: disable the ability to post images?
Replies: 1
Views: 20484

Thanks, BW Unfortunately it's not so easy to just ban images. I tried a module last year that would disallow HTML for anyone not registered, but it didn't work and permanently messed up the HTML for some users (even after restoring the original files). I could turn off HTML entirely, but I use it fo...
by Jonah
Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: OVERCOMING THE CHAOS OF INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY
Replies: 27
Views: 55222

Dear Majnun, Earlier this year Brett and I emailed you, privately, about keeping a civil tone on this board. A couple days ago he warned you publicly, and you responded publicly, so my response will also be public. I'm placing your account on a 1-week temporary suspension. Please email or pm me if y...
by Jonah
Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Symbolic = Confusion????
Replies: 44
Views: 74787

Off-topic. Baha'i Warrior wrote: I am a new mod I'd like to thank BW for his participation, and I'll make it official: I asked BW to be our fourth spam-moderator (after Brett, Zazaban, and myself). BW has been active on this board for many months and has consistently given many insightful responses ...
by Jonah
Sun Nov 05, 2006 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: Please introduce yourself???
Replies: 26
Views: 90745

Moderator or administrator.tell them yaar

I think you've expressed yourself admirably, better than I could do for you!

-Jonah
by Jonah
Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: False Prophets
Replies: 8
Views: 17259

First thing that comes to mind is that anyone claiming to be a Prophet before the expiration of 1,000 years is false. (For more on this issue and the exact dates, see these threads: http://bahai-library.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?t=306 , http://bahai-library.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?t=1029 , and http:...
by Jonah
Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Responding to those who take advantage of others...
Replies: 3
Views: 9504

Hi, Richard. You mentioned in an earlier response to a spam that it's too bad registration wasn't required. Unfortunately, it is, and they have to confirm their accounts by email -- and the spammers still get in. We'll be upgrading to phpBB3 in a month or two or three, whenever it's released. It'll ...

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