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by Jonah
Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:33 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 20,000 martyrs?
Replies: 7
Views: 15273

BTW, I forgot to mention earlier that one of MacEoin's papers that mentions the topic is online at http://bahai-library.com/?file=maceoin_babism_militancy . Here's an excerpt. The footnotes won't work, for that you'll have to click on the above link. (Due to a software error, the HTML formatting of ...
by Jonah
Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jinn
Replies: 12
Views: 26505

I recommend reading the very similar thread "Do baha'is believe in Satan?" at http://bahai-library.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?t=1202 . Or at least, following some of the links posted there.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: Please introduce yourself???
Replies: 26
Views: 90859

100 million muslims support the terrorist attacks.

Yes, that sounds about right, and 900 million don't. Without citing specific surveys, roughly 80-90% of Muslims don't believe that Muslims were behind 9/11 (at least in the countries I've read about such surveys taken in).

-Jonah
by Jonah
Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: Please introduce yourself???
Replies: 26
Views: 90859

the baha'is disagree with politics I wouldn't say that. I would say that Baha'is think that spending too much energy focussed on contemporary politics is a waste of time, because the entire current "world order" will be "rolled up" and replaced with a better one. Also, that to prevent disunity, Bah...
by Jonah
Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:21 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: converting!
Replies: 7
Views: 14765

i am realy liberal, will i be accepted? I feel like observing that, as depicted in the New Testament, Jesus Christ was one of the most "liberal" people imaginable. Some random quotes, via Google: Love your enemies If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. If you would b...
by Jonah
Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prayer positions
Replies: 10
Views: 22320

Prayer positions

This is probably what you're looking for: "Long Obligatory Prayer Movements," at http://home.wanadoo.nl/arjen.nandita/start/BESTANDEN/Long%20Obligatory%20Prayer.htm . Complete with diagrams. This is a personal website, it's not something prepared by any body with any authority. But I know ...
by Jonah
Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: membership cards!
Replies: 22
Views: 36817

I hope that in about three more months I'll completely banish alcohol out of my world. Yes, it can take a while, can't it... One thing that will help you on your path is knowing that many other people have found it as difficult to give up, and yet have done so. They're an inspiritation, especially ...
by Jonah
Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:30 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Looking for Bahai friends
Replies: 2
Views: 7146

Email is a great way for learning about the Faith, it's a lot easier to have a running discussion. I think your best bet is the listserver called "Baha'i Discuss." I don't think you have to be a Baha'i to subscribe. You can find a list of this and other listservers at http://www.bahaindex.com/module...
by Jonah
Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: membership cards!
Replies: 22
Views: 36817

Shoghi Effendi had used this practice at least once Thanks, Brett. It would be interesting to know the source, if you come across it again. I'd never heard of this particular approach -- deeming someone "not a Baha'i" -- before Michael McKenny in 1997. That statement can be found online via Google ...
by Jonah
Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: membership cards!
Replies: 22
Views: 36817

Thanks, Abbas. I didn't think of Googling it. I see it now on Alison Marshall's site and Karen Bacquet's site. I'm going to refrain from posting (or asking Sen for permission to post) the letters from the House about him, his book Church and State , and the Kalimat Press issue. It is of interest to ...
by Jonah
Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: membership cards!
Replies: 22
Views: 36817

in order to be Bahai they all need to have a membership card. I'm afraid that's not correct. After all, in many parts of the world there is no infrastructure to provide the necessary bureaucracy for issuing and maintaining such a card system -- or even if there is now, surely there wasn't until rec...
by Jonah
Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: membership cards!
Replies: 22
Views: 36817

Off-topic question to Abbas: May I ask where you obtained the letter regarding Sen McGlinn which you quoted above? I have a couple PDFs on the matter but have refrained from posting them due to their personal, private nature. However, if Sen McGlinn has already shared them publicly, then that change...
by Jonah
Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Beginning and End
Replies: 3
Views: 9473

For me, the "classic" statement on this matter is by Baha'u'llah in his "Tablet of Wisdom." From http://www.bahai-library.com/writings/bahaullah/tb/8.html : As regards thine assertions about the beginning of creation, this is a matter on which conceptions vary by reason of the divergences in men's t...
by Jonah
Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Vegetarian,uncut hairs....... according to bahai faith??
Replies: 13
Views: 27202

Hi, Sikhsm You asked the question about hair once before, and got some useful feedback I think. See http://bahai-library.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?t=1104 . An earlier thread with more on this is http://bahai-library.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?t=333 You can find out the Baha'i stance on vegetarianism by...
by Jonah
Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:01 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: membership cards!
Replies: 22
Views: 36817

There is no requirement that Baha'i administrations use membership cards, and many don't. It was a uniquely American Baha'i innovation, though one that's been adopted by many other countries. The oldest place I've ever been able to find a reference is in a letter from Shoghi Effendi about, if I reca...
by Jonah
Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: is my bahai gf a Cov.Breaker? she disagrees with some things
Replies: 28
Views: 53122

I forgot, we have Lights of Guidance up at this site (thanks to Brett) and can now share it with the public (with permission of the copyright holder) at http://bahai-library.com/?file=hornby_lights_guidance . I'll post here the entire chapter on The Covenant, which should answer all your questions o...
by Jonah
Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: is my bahai gf a Cov.Breaker? she disagrees with some things
Replies: 28
Views: 53122

There is definitely no "punishment" or sanctions for leaving the Faith. The only punishments are if someone (1) consistently disputes or publicly breaks Baha'i teachings while yet claiming to be a Baha'i, in which case they can lose their administrative rights, or (2) challenges the authority of the...
by Jonah
Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: is my bahai gf a Cov.Breaker? she disagrees with some things
Replies: 28
Views: 53122

One personal observation of mine is that Baha'is can basically believe whatever they want without getting into trouble, so to speak, but if they try to proclaim or be pushy about any beliefs which contradict official Baha'i teachings, only then do they face possible sanctions. For example of loss of...
by Jonah
Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Unity Of Religion
Replies: 14
Views: 24094

You can find the dates of all these Manifestations, including Buddha and Zoroaster, probably at Wikipedia. Both were from the so-called "axis period" of circa 400-600 BC (give or take a couple centuries). These dates have been disputed, I read one Zoroastrian scholar who put Zarathustra closer to 12...
by Jonah
Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Irfán Colloquia 2007 calendar of events
Replies: 0
Views: 20020

Irfán Colloquia 2007 calendar of events

<i>Note: due to a forum glitch, if you're not registered at this forum, the HTML formatting in this announcement will be messed up. If you're not registered, please do so: http://www.bahai-library.com/forum2/profile.php?mode=register . Thanks! -J.W.</i> Note: The Louhelen conference in October has ...
by Jonah
Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Do baha'is believe in Satan?
Replies: 10
Views: 21960

If you use the search feature at this site (bottom of any page) you'll get a lot more useful stuff. Search for "Satan" or "Heaven and hell." Or click here: http://www.google.com/custom?q=satan&sitesearch=bahai-library.com Here are three things that come up in the first few results that might hel...
by Jonah
Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:19 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why are the Ringstone Symbol stars so funky looking?
Replies: 6
Views: 13726

Yes, the ringstone symbol is flanked by two five-pointed stars: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e4/Ringstone.jpg In that example the stars are symmetric. However, as gladtidings noted, they often are drawn lopsided as if to represent a human body. Here's some brief discussion of this shap...
by Jonah
Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:11 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Floor Plans for Samoa and Arc?
Replies: 1
Views: 5402

I'm afraid I don't know of anything that fits what you're looking for. But I can provide the links and citations I do have. These are from our <i>Resource Guide for Baha'i Studies,</i> which is now 9 years old, but still the best I have to offer. Click on the links themselves for the formatted versi...
by Jonah
Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Proposed wording for Forum warning [was: 'Onepence?']
Replies: 20
Views: 61392

OK. He's not posted recently, though, so let me wait until he next posts something inflammatory, then I'll give him a warning (he doesn't even know we've been discussing him), and then if he breaks that, then I'll ban him promptly. Email or pm me if you see anything that I might have missed.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Proposed wording for Forum warning [was: 'Onepence?']
Replies: 20
Views: 61392

I also believe it would be advisable to ban people (rather than only their offending remarks) who claim to be Baha'is and consistently post things contrary to the Faith Very well. We are only discussing one individual, after all, and we have deleted all of his offensive posts (usually as soon as he...
by Jonah
Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Proposed wording for Forum warning [was: 'Onepence?']
Replies: 20
Views: 61392

Let's go for it Let's wait for more suggestions. Thus far we have two options to vote on: 1) My wording above 2) No change at all (which is my preference, since the warning I wrote above seems to me somewhat useless) Please, folks, chime in here. In, say, 1 week I'll present the options as a poll f...
by Jonah
Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Proposed wording for Forum warning [was: 'Onepence?']
Replies: 20
Views: 61392

The views expressed by the members of this forum (especially those who claim to be Baha'is) do not necessarily reflect the teachings/principles of the Baha'i faith. OK, but I think it's misleading to limit that to this forum (which is certainly no less accurate than some "Baha'i" listservers I've b...
by Jonah
Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Ban
Replies: 8
Views: 37171

I PMed you with an answer, did you get it? Thanks, just did -- I actually hadn't seen it earlier, only because I've got a temporary email problem on the server. I'll respond here publicly. The individual's posts you pointed to -- which as you note were deleted anyway -- were not, I don't believe, b...
by Jonah
Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Proposed wording for Forum warning [was: 'Onepence?']
Replies: 20
Views: 61392

I think your concerns are legitimate and I agree with them. BW, what do you suggest? Do you think I should put a warning note at the top of each page of the forum, and if so, what do you propose that it say? Or what other corrections/changes do you suggest? I'm happy to solicit *specific* suggestio...
by Jonah
Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Ban
Replies: 8
Views: 37171

Yes, there are hundreds if not thousands of mods available for phpBB. I don't like to mess with them unless I have to, because not infrequently they cause their own problems -- especially with CMSs I've hacked up a bit, like this one. :-) For example I added a mod a few months ago to quarantine any ...
by Jonah
Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Guru Nanak?
Replies: 45
Views: 77231

Thank you for your participation, Sikhsm.

Do you have any questions for the members of this forum? If not, then perhaps it's time to close this thread.

Thanks, -Jonah
by Jonah
Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:32 am
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Ban
Replies: 8
Views: 37171

Moderators on this site can't ban anyone for some reason. all we can do is delete their posts First, let me thank Zazaban for his help of late in keeping ads for Viagra and gambling off the forum. Zazaban has kindly agreed to assist us by deleting spam. His help at the moment is specifically that, ...
by Jonah
Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:21 am
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Ban
Replies: 8
Views: 37171

If anyone on this message board purports to be a Baha'i, and yet continually posts statements that are blatantly contrary to the Baha'i Writings... I don't think "continually" need even enter into it -- if anyone claims to be a Baha'i and "blatantly" contradicts the Baha'i teachings, I would have t...
by Jonah
Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Wat is diffrence between bahai and muslims?????
Replies: 19
Views: 41560

Hi, all. Technically, bahaism is a correct term. However, since Baha'is themselves never refer to the Baha'i Faith as "Bahaism," the term by now has come to mostly be used by those intending to criticize it. Some scholars have used "Bahaism" in academic contexts, true, but even there it was often us...
by Jonah
Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Proposed wording for Forum warning [was: 'Onepence?']
Replies: 20
Views: 61392

I don't think Onepence has returned since expressing his disappointment on finding out that some people who post to this forum are non-Baha'is or ex-Baha'is and that I was not willing to attempt to verify membership status or post warnings (see http://bahai-library.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?p=4946 ),...
by Jonah
Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Topics Relevant to Baha'i Faith,Teachings, & Sensibilit
Replies: 5
Views: 32412

Hi, Richard. I'm not sure what you're referring to. We only have the one category for "non-Baha'i issues." I have not deleted anything other than obvious spam in the last month or so. Do you recall what the posts were about? You can also try the search function, http://bahai-library.com/forum2/searc...
by Jonah
Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:38 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Looking for a farsi translation for bias investigation.
Replies: 3
Views: 9405

Sorry, Zazaban, I'm not able to provide any answers to this -- but I wanted to at least provide links for others. The site you're referring to is apparently http://bahairesearch.org , which is all in Farsi which I could have read a bit 10 years ago but no longer. Another site that came up in Google ...
by Jonah
Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 20,000 martyrs?
Replies: 7
Views: 15273

This issue has received quite a bit of attention, but little of it published in a place I can point you to. First, note that the original article by MacEoin in Religion was followed by 2 follow-ups from Hatcher/Afnan and one follow-up by MacEoin. Here are the citations: <ul><li> Muhammad Afnan and W...
by Jonah
Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Theses of MacEoin and Rafati
Replies: 2
Views: 7753

I only know of two ways to get them, but neither is guaranteed: 1) go to the archives office at USBNC in Wilmette and photocopy it (I don't know what the specific procedures are these days), or 2) go to University Microfilms and check their various search options, http://il.proquest.com/products_umi...
by Jonah
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Avatar
Replies: 5
Views: 30693

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm sure there's an add-on for PHPBB to include avatars, but I personally don't see the value in them. Also, every time we add something we take a chance on breaking something else -- for example, last year I added a security module to sniff for spam URLs from non-register...
by Jonah
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 120 sites chosen for Temples
Replies: 9
Views: 17373

The Baha'i World, which to my knowledge has not yet been digitized.

I'm afraid that's correct. The entirety of Volume 18 and parts of Volume 19 have been typed and emailed to me, but that's about it.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: God Bless America
Replies: 16
Views: 28112

Thank you for your thoughtful follow-up, Baha'i Warrior. I posted my thoughts with great trepidation, knowing how "radical" they might sound, especially to people who hadn't been exposed to a fuller range of facts. And truth be told, I would have thought it all impossibly radical a few years ago, to...
by Jonah
Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: God Bless America
Replies: 16
Views: 28112

to be loyal to your country I've started and deleted responses to this thread, and to the above concept, probably 5 times in the last day. The problems for me are partly that it's such a huge, huge topic, but mostly that most North Americans, presumably Baha'is among them, <i>have never learned its...
by Jonah
Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: God Bless America
Replies: 16
Views: 28112

I've been pondering a dozen responses all day. For now, let me just say that I don't want to discuss Bush on this forum. Politics, sure. <a href="http://physics911.net">9/11</a>, absolutely. But specific politicians, let's not. If such a political discussion does arise, I'm pretty sure we'll need to...
by Jonah
Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:12 am
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Adding my book
Replies: 1
Views: 21957

Hi, Gayle. Yes, please send it to us! Email it to me at jonah@winterswebworks.com.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Member
Replies: 28
Views: 51378

First, a note to Abbas. I'm sorry that your questions were not answered fully and quickly, I think many of us regulars have been extra-busy this summer. And thank you to those who did take the time to research and respond to his questions. Abbas, please peruse the other 1000 threads and 5000 posts a...
by Jonah
Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: About my resignation
Replies: 2
Views: 8269

Thanks for your clarifications, Eric.

Because this thread is about personal issues not directly related to the Baha'i Library or Baha'i studies, and because you've had a chance to offer a full explanation of where you stand, I'll lock this thread now.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:14 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Member
Replies: 28
Views: 51378

even if Darrick's information seems okay, logically, and sometimes accurate (exact) I discard it, because he is not a bahai Darrick may not be a Baha'i, but to the best of my knowledge (except possiby the bit about hell-fire), everything he wrote about Shaykhism is fairly standard history. (Thanks ...
by Jonah
Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Member
Replies: 28
Views: 51378

Abbas, I think the best place to start is http://bahai-library.com/?file=introductory_information , where I've cross-listed some of the more useful and general overviews of the Baha'i Faith and its history. I'd like to interject a brief note about Eric's use of the phrase "dissident (ex/) Baha'i his...
by Jonah
Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The 1000 years to the next M.O.G. ends in 2833 and not 2863?
Replies: 2
Views: 7993

Yeah, that surprised me when I first thought about it too. But it's been widely addressed. See this thread, <a href="http://bahai-library.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?t=306">"A prophet may come before the end of a thousand years"</a> [<i>not</i> my own title]. See also that thread for links to other doc...
by Jonah
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Member
Replies: 28
Views: 51378

There's a fair bit of information out there, but unfortunately it's not online. First, a bibliography. At the bottom of http://bahai-library.com/books/rg/rg.biblio04.html I have this: <b>SHAYKHISM</b> Denis MacEoin's "Orthodoxy and heterodoxy in nineteenth-century <u>Sh</u>í'ism: the cases of <u>Sh<...
by Jonah
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Babi law....
Replies: 4
Views: 11254

I think you'll also find some interesting bits in this article (by a non-Baha'i, I guess I should add): "From Babism to Baha'ism: Problems of Militancy, Quietism, and Conflation in the Construction of a Religion" at http://bahai-library.com/?file=maceoin_babism_militancy

-Jonah
by Jonah
Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Thank you to Jonah, & ? on how to email moderator(s)
Replies: 1
Views: 21931

Hi, Richard The post you were being notified about, I believe, was the same one I'd deleted, which must have also affected the email bounce behavior you describe. And then I deleted your follow-up post, which basically just asked what had happened and so wasn't necessary to leave online. As Brett no...
by Jonah
Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: News
Topic: Amazon touts anti-Israeli views,
Replies: 18
Views: 65318

Begging everyone's forgiveness, I'm deleting Eric's long response to BW (sorry Eric, it seemed "more heat than light" -- BW and OnePence, I've done as you would have requested and "censored" Eric's latest post on this topic), and locking this thread.

Thanks, -Jonah
by Jonah
Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Should non- or ex-Baha'is be allowed; should I post warnings
Replies: 20
Views: 35295

Thanks for everyone's interest in the topic. I think it's time to close it. I hope all sides can agree that a wide range of opinion, from Eric's to Onepence's, has been expressed here and none of it has "censored". In the future, I might be tempted to use the delete key if conversations reach this l...
by Jonah
Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: editing posts ... 5 minute rule
Replies: 1
Views: 20892

Sorry, that's not an option. I could probably find a plugin to do that, but I'm happy with being able to edit later. No-one can edit a post secretly, because whenever a post is edited, a line is added at the bottom saying "last edited by xx on such-and-such a time."

-Jonah
by Jonah
Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: wiritng to the Administrative Order
Replies: 6
Views: 33205

f you wanted to create a forum for only members of the Baha'i Faith in good standing As far as I'm aware, usbnc.org is the only website that is open only to Baha'is of good standing, and in order to ensure that, the website is tied in with the complete enrollment database. Lacking that, I don't see...
by Jonah
Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: wiritng to the Administrative Order
Replies: 6
Views: 33205

If I choice to write a letter .... would you like a copy before I send it? Thank you, yes, if you have any feedback or questions for the Institutions regarding this website, and you're willing to share, I would be interested in reading it. Please do post it publicly, here in the "About Bahai Librar...
by Jonah
Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:40 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Should non- or ex-Baha'is be allowed; should I post warnings
Replies: 20
Views: 35295

Let me clarify and emphasize my own position vis-a-vis the Faith. I'm not really being coy or secretive in wishing not to discuss or make a public statement about my own beliefs. A few years ago I wrote, and quoted above, "As a librarian and educator, my personal religious status is and must remain ...
by Jonah
Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:29 am
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Baha'i Library Forum Index name change
Replies: 4
Views: 28572

I'm closing this thread, as the discussion has moved to a new thread, <a href="http://bahai-library.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?p=4946">Should non- or ex-Baha'is be allowed; should I post warnings</a>. -Jonah
by Jonah
Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Judging the spiritual condition of others
Replies: 12
Views: 22330

<b>Note from moderator:</b> the sub-topic of this discussion, on allowing ex-Baha'is post in the forum, has been moved to http://bahai-library.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?p=4946 . -Jonah
by Jonah
Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:04 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Should non- or ex-Baha'is be allowed; should I post warnings
Replies: 20
Views: 35295

i feel duped into believing that this was a "Baha'i" site Dean, I'm sincerely sorry to have given any impressions that, you feel, misrepresented my approach, my personal beliefs, or this site. On the main page of the site it says "This site is not endorsed by any Bahá'í institution and is not affil...
by Jonah
Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:47 am
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: wiritng to the Administrative Order
Replies: 6
Views: 33205

The NSA of the country where the website is located would be the proper authority. In this case, secretariat@usbnc.org. I do reside in Canada but I'm an American and, anyway, the server is housed in Florida.

-Jonah
by Jonah
Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Posting items that may be unrelated to the Baha'i Faith
Replies: 1
Views: 18949

Posting items that may be unrelated to the Baha'i Faith

By request, I added this forum for Dean (onepence), and anyone else, who wishes to post news items that might be unrelated to the Baha'i Faith. For non-News topics also unrelated to the Baha'i Faith, by request I added another discussion forum at http://bahai-library.com/forum2/viewforum.php?f=7 . -...
by Jonah
Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: Discussion of matters wholly unrelated to the Baha'i Faith
Replies: 0
Views: 18786

Discussion of matters wholly unrelated to the Baha'i Faith

By request, I'm adding this forum for people to discuss anything they wish. Planetary science, video games, favorite foods, TV shows, or how cute your pets are. I've already added one "non-Baha'i topics" forum by request, the News forum at http://bahai-library.com/forum2/viewforum.php?f=6 ...
by Jonah
Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Off topic chat section?
Replies: 4
Views: 28405

Sure, it's worth a try. What should we call the new forum, "Unrelated"? "Non-Baha'i"?

See http://bahai-library.com/forum2/viewforum.php?f=7
by Jonah
Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Off topic chat section?
Replies: 4
Views: 28405

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm afraid there's no way to merge the old bulletin board (see links to 1998, 1999 etc in the upper right corner) with the new forum. They're wholly incompatible systems (the old one was a file-based perl script, the new one a databased PHP script). Re a forum for stuff un...
by Jonah
Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: have a forum for ex Baha'i views so i can avoid it
Replies: 6
Views: 34249

Hi, all. I have followed this topic since it was first posted. Thanks for the suggestion! I'm afraid none of us can be in a position to determine who's a Baha'i and who's not, who's "inactive" vs. who's "ex-Baha'i," etc. Plus, I don't want to provide a forum specifically for grievances against the A...
by Jonah
Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Registration now required for posting
Replies: 5
Views: 12141

The code thing you mention (technically it's called a "captcha") would be a good idea, yes. But in the long run, simply deleting the spam is often easier than installing some of the counter-measures. And between Brett and I, we're checking the forum every few hours, so it's rare that spam is left on...
by Jonah
Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New volume of Baha'i sacred writings is published
Replies: 14
Views: 56538

Thanks for the tip! I checked http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/b/ and it's not online there yet. As soon as it appears somewhere, we'll post it at this site too. Let me know if you find it on the internet.

-Jonah

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