StayLDS Ask-Me-Anything on Reddit

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Re: StayLDS Ask-Me-Anything on Reddit

Post by On Own Now » 17 Jan 2014, 09:07

Is there a link to the actual AMA? I see the link to the announcement, but can't find the AMA.
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Re: StayLDS Ask-Me-Anything on Reddit

Post by amertune » 17 Jan 2014, 12:24

The actual AMA thread hasn't been posted yet, and probably won't be posted until it's scheduled to start. In any case, it will probably be stickied. If you just go to http://www.reddit.com/r/latterdaysaints tonight it should be at or near the top of the page.
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Re: StayLDS Ask-Me-Anything on Reddit

Post by nibbler » 17 Jan 2014, 13:29

Hmm... I'm on the fence.
Daeruin wrote:I just hope we don't get a flood of TBMs in here trying to "fix" us all. :o
That's my primary concern as well. I can already see some evidence of this in the link provided in the OP.
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Re: StayLDS Ask-Me-Anything on Reddit

Post by Curt Sunshine » 17 Jan 2014, 13:57

We have had it happen in the past with new participants, and we have managed it. Some have stayed for a while; others have left quite quickly; we have had to ban two that I can remember.

We will work through whatever happens.
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Re: StayLDS Ask-Me-Anything on Reddit

Post by On Own Now » 17 Jan 2014, 14:37

Another way to look at it is is that as the word spreads about StayLDS, yes, we will get some people try to break in that don't really belong. That's the downside. The upside is that we will also get more people that really need this site. I was on my own for so long that I hope no one has to feel that alone. It was such a Godsend to find this community. I wish everyone that is in our predicament could be made aware of this site. I think the upside is worth the downside, and then some.
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Re: StayLDS Ask-Me-Anything on Reddit

Post by nibbler » 17 Jan 2014, 14:58

Oh I agree. That's one of the main purposes of the event, right? That and helping others understand us better.

I wasn't very clear in my post. I was saying that I was on the fence on whether I wanted to participate in the event; to subject myself to a lot of TBM well meaningness.
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Re: StayLDS Ask-Me-Anything on Reddit

Post by Curt Sunshine » 17 Jan 2014, 15:09

Fwiw, I understand that concern totally, nibbler. If it's going to cause severe angst, not participating is fine.
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Re: StayLDS Ask-Me-Anything on Reddit

Post by Orson » 17 Jan 2014, 16:52

nibbler wrote:Hmm... I'm on the fence.
Daeruin wrote:I just hope we don't get a flood of TBMs in here trying to "fix" us all. :o
That's my primary concern as well. I can already see some evidence of this in the link provided in the OP.
With patience and thoughtfulness I think these can turn into productive discussions. We are sincere and pro-church, I think that will come out.
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Re: StayLDS Ask-Me-Anything on Reddit

Post by SilentDawning » 17 Jan 2014, 22:59

I posted there a few minutes ago. It didn't seem like a huge draw of people. I couldn't see anything like About Redditt or About Us that described who runs the site. I hope my username and email address for my registration there doesn't result in blowing my cover.
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Re: StayLDS Ask-Me-Anything on Reddit

Post by mercyngrace » 18 Jan 2014, 07:27

You know that old saying about the best laid plans...

At about 8:45 on my way to the computer to log into reddit, I flipped the porch light on for our oldest who was out with friends and sparks flew. A quick trip to Wal-Mart for a replacement switch turned into - 'oh yeah, the shower head fitting needs to be replaced' and 'are we out of bird food?' I got home in time to drop my husband off with material for four fix-it jobs and then to go pick my son up from an activity which ended at 10pm.

Story of a mother's life.

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