Move apolotalk to a web-based forum?
- Greetings one and all,
I will be making a few brief responses to a number of recent messages. However, first this:
It appears that there are some subscribers who are absolutely opposed to any discussion whatsoever of political issues - regardless of whether or not there is an apologetics angle (or... regardless of whether or not they acknowledge or understand that angle).
It also appears there are others who wouldn't mind such a discusssion, though not everyone agrees on what should or should not be part of such a discussion.
As for me, I have already made clear that I believe political issues do have an apologetics angle - primarily because Janet and I witness and minister to people for whom certain political realities have become stumbling stones.
There is an added problem: many people who subscribe to lists such as this one apparently do not know how to handle the flow of incoming messages. All email programs include the ability to filter messages into separate folders, and/or to sort discussions by topic threads. That makes it relatively easy to ignore (and even automatically delete) discussions that are of no interest to the subscribers.
For this reason, many people prefer online, web-based discussion forums.
If we were to move apolotalk to a web-based forum, we would be able to create separate discussion topics (e.g. General Discussion; Essential Doctrines; Witnessing Tips; Interfaith issues; Open Theism Controversy; Politics and Apologetics; Cult Apologists; etcetera)
That way, subscribers would be able to monitor - and participate in - only those discussion topics they are interested in, while ignoring other threads.
The only drawback is that such a web-based forum does not include email. In other words, you would not be able to read or respond to apolotalk messages via email.
It's up to you, the apolotalk subscribers. Thus I am creating a poll asking you to vote 'yes' or 'no' on the question:
Would you like to see apolotalk move to a web-based forum?
*** Wait till you see the poll before casting your vote. Votes cast in email messages instead of in the poll will not be tallied.
Anton and Janet Hein-Hudson
Research resources on religions, cults, sects, doctrines, and related issues:
http://www.religionnewsblog.com (News and news archives)
http://www.apologeticsindex.org (Other research resources)