Originally Posted by PeterUK
I do play in a church / church environment and have dipped into the forum from time-to-time but have been totally exasperated by the blantant abuse of the specific rules and guidelines for this forum (read them above; they are very, very clear).
The abuse of this forum is one of the reasons why I post very little nowadays on the TDPRI.
Close it down and make the TDPRI a better place.
Just the presence of one out of thirty subforums and the possibility of a statement which might offend you would cause you to abandon the 29 plus other forums?
No matter how hard we police ourselves and others there is no hard and fast line between culture and how culture is defined by politics and religion. a specific subforum with a clear warning in its title "worship players, Sunday Morning players" will have the affect of drawing those conversations near that line into it thus sparing the other forums of content so may be offended by. However the segregated forum also places those post in a convenient kill zone so those who wish to snark or troll can attack without searching.
The thread which sparked the email and this thread seemed to be an example of that. One member posted a testimony then came a snark response. I don't know what happened next but on my next visit the thread has been deleted and now their is discussion of deleting the entire forum.
If we are taking a poll. Yes I am on this site in large part because of the existence of this sub forum as I primarily play nylon. Other forums are either more restrictive then here, Christian only or allow trolls and snarks to run so rampant that I don't want to participate at all.
Just saying it seems to be a fine middle ground between Christian boards and the zoos that other secular forums are.