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    Community Matters - Thread: Videos and Emoticons, Oh MY!

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      Videos and Emoticons, Oh MY!

      Folks, have you noticed that, lately, the typical thread seems to start with or include a lot of You Tube type videos plus a selection of smilies, etc. given in response?

      While I don't mind seeing such occasionally, and I am guilty of having done some of this as well, I'm tuning in to CH hoping for some kind of give and take or discussion. I'm finding an invitation to watch some unknown material, often quite lengthy, that is followed up with a predictable number of images that are supposed to take the place of a written reaction. How do you feel about this trend?

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      Anything lengthy I dont watch and most times I dont. I figure people can say what they want to without someone else saying it
      Isaiah 40:31

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      Quote Originally Posted by Albion View Post
      Folks, have you noticed that, lately, the typical thread seems to start with or include a lot of You Tube type videos plus a selection of smilies, etc. given in response?

      While I don't mind seeing such occasionally, and I am guilty of having done some of this as well, I'm tuning in to CH hoping for some kind of give and take or discussion. I'm finding an invitation to watch some unknown material, often quite lengthy, that is followed up with a predictable number of images that are supposed to take the place of a written reaction. How do you feel about this trend?
      It doesn't make for challenging conversation/debate, does it? I think it's because we've gotten so used to doing these things on Facebook that now it's being carried over to forums.
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk

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      Quote Originally Posted by Albion View Post
      Folks, have you noticed that, lately, the typical thread seems to start with or include a lot of You Tube type videos plus a selection of smilies, etc. given in response?

      While I don't mind seeing such occasionally, and I am guilty of having done some of this as well, I'm tuning in to CH hoping for some kind of give and take or discussion. I'm finding an invitation to watch some unknown material, often quite lengthy, that is followed up with a predictable number of images that are supposed to take the place of a written reaction. How do you feel about this trend?
      It's better that some written responses I see

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      That's it?

      Maybe we all need to make better written responses then, if this is a concern? Posting videos in lieu of stating a position on anything doesn't seem to be an improvement over clumsy written comments. And BTW, I was serious about this although I'm not incensed. I just think we have drifted into some practice because it's convenient.

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      I like videos

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      Never mind.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Albion View Post
      Never mind.
      Good advice.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Albion View Post
      Folks, have you noticed that, lately, the typical thread seems to start with or include a lot of You Tube type videos plus a selection of smilies, etc. given in response?

      While I don't mind seeing such occasionally, and I am guilty of having done some of this as well, I'm tuning in to CH hoping for some kind of give and take or discussion. I'm finding an invitation to watch some unknown material, often quite lengthy, that is followed up with a predictable number of images that are supposed to take the place of a written reaction. How do you feel about this trend?
      I got one word to say bout this LAZINESS.

      Okay maybe there's more to say about it and I noticed it too and not only the videos and emoticons but the one to two word posts with no meat in them. It's like I gotta use my time as efficiently as I can when I come on here and to not have real discussions on some topics that are intriguiging drives me up a wall and I bet I ain't the only one who feels that way besides you you know.
      If you want to rile people up then go to a Christian site and give God ALL the glory for your salvation.

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      Thanks for your message. I want to comment on one part of it in particular. These videos, even when meant to convey some important idea about the Christian faith or etc., often don't even reflect what the poster himself thinks, so how can there be any meaningful discussion following?

      The creator of the thread may say little more than "take a look at this. What do you think?"

      That doesn't so much as tell the viewer where the person who created the thread stands. Or which parts he wants you to take note of. None of that. Therefore, some members will just move along rather than waste all that time for nothing and maybe not even get what the creator of the thread thinks about his own video.

      I also think that most guests looking in on us would not be impressed, which may have something to do with why we have few active members but really a slew of guests.
      Last edited by Albion; 10-25-2017 at 08:53 PM.

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