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Postby LalaithUrwen » Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:05 pm

Here they are! (I've put them in alphabetical order now, but "Odd Glimpse into the Biblical God's Character" was ranked #1 for those who are curious.)


Argument vs. Experience

Blessed Are the Cheesemakers

Catholic or Evangelical: Who Makes a Better Case for Christianity

Faith thread

Is Bush vulnerable in November 2004?

JUSTIFICATION AND SANCTIFICATION

Nonreligious reasons for banning same sex marriages? ID=76341

Not a poll: Do you accept the theory of evolution?

Odd Glimpse into the Biblical God's Character

Pornography and the Christian Hard Right

What religion are you, and why? ID=8477




<much cheering and whistling!!>


Here are the threads that received one vote each (an "Honorable Mention" category perhaps?)

Deep Questions on the search for Deep Questions ID=78408

First Cloned Human Born?

Homeschooling: Are You Crazy?!

Moral Relativism

Pledge of Allegiance Ruled Unconstitutional ID=50307

Prayer Thread ID=37842

Problems with the understanding of Sin in Christianity

Religious Experiences

Spreading your Religion ID=79010


(Don't have the url for this one yet.)

Hell by Degrees






If you have any suggestions, comments, or complaints please do not post them in this thread. We'd like to keep this one as streamlined as possible. Please post all such comments in this thread:

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Postby LalaithUrwen » Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:06 pm

General Index


Off Topic Conversation


Should yovargas Replace Rumsfeld as Grand Hippopotamos? Now locked due to, well, you can figure it out for yourself.


Deep Questions on the search for Deep Questions ID=78408 Now locked due to size. :D



Religion


Argument vs. Experience


Biblical Prophecies, Science, and Inerrancy


Blessed Are the Cheesemakers


Catholic or Evangelical: Who Makes a Better Case for Christianity


Faith thread


JUSTIFICATION AND SANCTIFICATION


Odd Glimpse into the Biblical God's Character


What religion are you, and why? ID=8477


Prayer Thread ID=37842

A thread for praying


What faith have you chosen? Updated results! ID=79739

Distribution of adherents of different religions on TORC.


The Judeo-Christian tradition - the Bible is truth...selectively? ID=78077


Religious Belief = Revealed Reality ID=78885


Spreading your Religion ID=79010


Problems with the understanding of Sin in Christianity


Religious Experiences



Social Issues


Not a poll: Do you accept the theory of evolution? Now locked and set up on a pedestal as the best thread of all time. ;)


Why do you not believe in evolution? This is the replacement thread.


Abortion ID=60680


Bisexuality - does the morality of acting on sex. orient. change with "choice"? ID=79592


First Cloned Human Born?


Homeschooling: Are You Crazy?!


IF. The future of Marriage in America: ID=78672


Gays in the military--Time to grow up ID=76816


Pornography and the Christian Hard Right


Moral Relativism


Religion and Secular Morality - waiting till marriage ID=77828


Nonreligious reasons for banning same sex marriages? ID=76341


Mass. recognizes marriage of gays- for, against, other? ID=80707


Should child rapists undergo "chemical castration"? ID=74722


How do you feel about firearms, gun control, and guns as self-defense? ID=1230


Against the Draft ID=72249


Banning religious symbols off schools? ID=75032


Cloning and Genetic Engineering ID=72913



Political Issues


Iraq - A Year Later


Soldiers to be Tried for Mistreating Iraqi Prisoners


Liberalism and Conservatism: Let's Get a Few Things Straight


Is Bush vulnerable in November 2004?


Pledge of Allegiance Ruled Unconstitutional ID=50307


Uneasy about separation of church & state under Bush ID=80255


The War Between the States: The Confederate Point of View ID=77265


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Postby LalaithUrwen » Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:07 pm

:) (Per MithLuin's suggestion, I'm taking the first 3 spots. Plus, this is a cheap way to inflate my post count! :D)
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Postby Lord_Morningstar » Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:38 pm

You need to fix the url tag on the cheesemaker's thread :)
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Postby LalaithUrwen » Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:45 pm

:) Thanks, I know. I'm searching for it right now. (The one GDM provided was the wrong link, so I can't just copy it from her post in the other thread.)

Let me know if you spot anything else. And thank you VERY much for the way you put the general index url's in your post. It made putting them here much easier! :)


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Postby yovargas » Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:57 pm

Yay! :)

I was hoping to see more of the political threads people enjoyed most. You'll note that there is a preponderance of religious threads (the Social Issues category is almost entirely religious in one way or another), but that's probably be because me and Lalaith both frequent those. But there is more to Manwe then religious bickering so I was hoping to get some greater exposure to that through this.
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Postby Lord_Morningstar » Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:54 pm

Perhaps the top 10 should also be included in the index, it would make finding all major threads on relevant subjects easier.
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Postby grumpy-dwarf-mom » Tue Jun 08, 2004 4:59 am

Oops! Sorry about the "Cheesemakers" url, guys. Try this one:


http://forums.tolkienonline.com/viewtop ... highlight=
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Postby crispycreme » Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:29 am

In an effort to keep this thread lean and clean (and useful imo), it might be a good idea to keep the discussion and the thread suggestions to the other thread instead of this one. Just my opinion though.. :)
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Postby LalaithUrwen » Tue Jun 08, 2004 12:52 pm

Good suggestion and one made by several people now. :)

So we should let this be the last post in here, and if anyone has anything else to add/say/complain about/discuss, etc. please post it in the previous thread. The link is in the first post of this thread, and I will also make that clearer in the first post. Just in case, though, here is the link again:

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Postby atlas » Wed Jul 07, 2004 11:53 pm

Hey I got one in there, just the use of the word pornography got 'em flooding in :)
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Postby erinhue » Thu Sep 23, 2004 3:55 am

I would like to see some of these excellent threads nominated in the WC Awards but unless more of you philosophers get out and nominate them you might have the Fires of Isenguard going to something like "why I hate David Eddings" or some such outrageous nonsense.

Only YOU can prevent some other thread spooling off with "Fires" Participate :!: Communicate :!: Nominate :!:
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Postby LalaithUrwen » Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:18 pm

Aye, aye, sir! ;)

I'll get my thinking cap on and post my nominations posthaste.


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Postby LalaithUrwen » Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:22 am

Well, I've fixed the links so they should work now. I only spot-checked them, so if anyone finds one that's not working, please let me know.

I will not be adding any threads to these lists at this time. I am no longer here enough to do so or to know which threads deserve inclusion and which don't. If someone else who is now a Manwe regular would like to take up the torch, then feel free to start a new thread, initiate the voting process, appeal for a sticky thread, and the rest of it. And good luck.



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Postby Alys » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:57 am

Lalaith seems pretty clear that she won't be back to update this thread - can we get someone to volunteer to update it from time to time or shall I just unsticky it?
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Postby truehobbit » Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:46 pm

I think this is a very nice thread (I've not used it before, but I like the idea of indexing in a forum which has such a lot of high quality discussion), it would be a pity to let it drop.
I wouldn't mind upkeeping this, but I'm well aware I'm nowhere near as much a Manwe regular as, for example, er - you, Alys! ;) :)
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Postby Alys » Thu Oct 13, 2005 4:19 pm

Thank you Truehobbit - I agree that it's a great thread and that it would be a shame to see it go.:)

I'm not sure how best to go about it - I don't mind doing the actual updating with my 'modliness' but I'd need to be told what to update!

Or we could start a new thread?
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Postby truehobbit » Sun Oct 16, 2005 8:26 am

Alys, I think the idea for having a Manwe regular upkeep this thread is that they can decide for themselves, from their knowledge of the forum, which threads are worth listing here! :P ;) That's why I thought you'd do better than me there! :D

Of course, everybody can make suggestions for threads they think belong here, in the suggestion thread linked to in the first post. :)

As to a new thread or no - hmmh, no preferences here, looks like less work to just use your modliness to update it, but if you'd prefer the looks of it, then you might just as well start a new one. (Although it might look a bit official if the thread is in your name? Not sure, would probably depend on how much people see you as a regular Manwe poster rather than the Manwe mod, I think - something I couldn't judge. :hug: )
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Postby Alys » Sun Oct 16, 2005 8:46 am

Oops we seem to have ourselves a misunderstanding here! I really don't have enough of an interest in the project to undertake it myself - what I had in mind was that you, or whoever takes it over, would email me with any updates that you wanted to make and I could edit them in.

I probably shouldn't have said 'we' could open a new thread so I can see why you thought that I meant...well...'we'. :D

I do think that it's a worthy project and may well be deserving of regular updating but I'm not sure how many manweites would agree or how many would be interested?
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Postby truehobbit » Sun Oct 16, 2005 2:56 pm

Oh, I see - sorry, Alys! :oops:

I thought when you said: "I'm not sure how best to go about it", you meant you'd agreed that you'd do the indexing.
You must pretty much read all the threads here, while I open probably less than a third, I think (and 'open' doesn't say much about actually 'reading' ;) ).

So, "we" could open a new thread meant you and me? :D

what I had in mind was that you, or whoever takes it over, would email me with any updates that you wanted to make and I could edit them in.

Hmmh - that's a possibility, too, although, as I said, I don't think I read enough of the threads to be really up to date on what the best threads here are - actually, I had thought along the same lines you did - keeping up the list with whatever threads I find, but mostly getting input from others, and mainly just doing the maintenance. :D

Hard to say whether people would be interested - how about bumping the suggestion thread and see what happens? :)
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Postby LalaithUrwen » Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:31 pm

Well, quite frankly, I would be really upset to see this thread unstickied. A lot of work went into it, not just by me but by many Manweites. (It was like pulling teeth at times to get people to participate. ;)) It is also a nice record of some really terrific threads that might get lost otherwise.

My hope is that you would keep this thread stickied. I can change the title to reflect that it pertains to threads prior to the Spring of 2005.

If someone would like to create a new thread (which should also be stickied), then that would be great. They can title it to reflect that it includes threads from Spring of '05 till now (or whenever).

Or you can modify it as needed, if you think that's the easier, more efficient route.

My personal thoughts are that it would be more efficient and clearer to simply create a new thread. It might be difficult to get the newer threads worked into the way I have the threads arranged, especially in the "voting" portion. (Does that make sense?)

I'm just not here enough anymore to keep track of things. The torch should be passed on, for sure, just not at the expense of the past.


I do think that it's a worthy project and may well be deserving of regular updating but I'm not sure how many manweites would agree or how many would be interested?


This is the part that I was thinking of when I said, "Good luck." It was sometimes not all that easy to get participation with this project.

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Postby Lord_Morningstar » Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:52 pm

Give me a bit of time and I might create one including all the threads from this one and any others I can find into a general index.
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Postby truehobbit » Sat Oct 29, 2005 3:14 pm

w00t for LordM! :D

Lalaith, although the bit with the voting was nice, I think the real merit of such a thread lies in the indexing - all good discussions within easy reach, independently of how popular they are.

I took the first post with the "top ten" to be a sort of introduction to the "real" list - like saying, if you can't decide which one to read, pick one of these. :)

The continuation of this project would be fine with just being an index, I think. :)
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