8th Day board available for next topic

RuthRuth Admin Emeritus
The current experiment on the 8th Day board, Write or Wrong, has run its course. I'll be clearing out its discussions in a day or two.

If you're interested in proposing something for the 8th Day, please see the Policies and procedures.

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  • The RogueThe Rogue Shipmate
    There's been a few threads on this topic recently so how about something on the afterlife? I know the procedure for getting a proposal together etc but I'm using this thread to see if there is any interest first.
  • Curiosity killedCuriosity killed Shipmate
    edited December 2018
    I'm punting this here to see if there's any interest for running an 8th Day temporary board based around relationships in the New Year. This partly came out of a post that had me wondering if it would be worth running a dating thread around Valentine's Day, as has happened a couple of times in the past. There may be some mileage in discussions around dealing with relationships - maybe an agony aunt thread. And I wasn't around for this, but maybe it could include a short revival of T&T?
  • T&T was always good for some yuks, and some insightful stuff too.
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host
    What is T&T?
  • RooKRooK Admin Emeritus
    Waaaay back in the 'aughts we had a temporary board called "Tits & Testicles" to discuss (almost) everything sexual, and some things that were not.
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host
    Oh yes, now I think I remember that being mentioned before.
  • Everything except moon cups. Don't get us started or it'll be deleted.
  • What’s wrong with moon cups ?
  • Moon cups are excellent. But not sexual.
  • What’s wrong with moon cups ?

    You tell me. We had a fascinating thread going about them during the last T&T board which was deleted without warning, and scant explanation was given.
  • Moon cups are excellent. But not sexual.

    No one said they were.
  • LeRocLeRoc Shipmate
    For someone who doesn't get started about moon cups, mousethief seems to be discussing them a lot.
  • RooKRooK Admin Emeritus
    mousethief wrote: »
    We had a fascinating thread going about them during the last T&T board which was deleted without warning, and scant explanation was given.

    That has to be some kind of record, when there's a complaint in the Styx about a hosting decision that predates not only my term as an Admin, but also might have happened before I was a Hellhost. Perhaps there should be bonus points for it happening on a board that only a few Shipmates even remember existing.
  • I take it that no-one wants an 8th Day board on relationships, then? So we don't want to run a dating thread around Valentine's Day? (I'm sorry I mentioned T&T.)

    That's fine, no need to find other hosts and/or write a proposal.
  • Schroedingers CatSchroedingers Cat Shipmate, Waving not Drowning Host
    I think the idea of a relationships board would be really good actually. If people could stop getting distracted.

    I know that relationships are really tough, and there are a lot of challenges for shipmates. It would be interesting to discuss this.

    I am no up to help host, but I think ther emust be others who are interested.
  • HuiaHuia Shipmate
    RooK wrote: »
    mousethief wrote: »
    We had a fascinating thread going about them during the last T&T board which was deleted without warning, and scant explanation was given.

    That has to be some kind of record, when there's a complaint in the Styx about a hosting decision that predates not only my term as an Admin, but also might have happened before I was a Hellhost. Perhaps there should be bonus points for it happening on a board that only a few Shipmates even remember existing.

    So why was the Small Fire board abandoned?
    (not a real complaint, just responding to RooK's challenge). :wink:
  • RooKRooK Admin Emeritus
    Huia wrote: »
    So why was the Small Fire board abandoned?
    Because it burned out?
  • LeRoc wrote: »
    For someone who doesn't get started about moon cups, mousethief seems to be discussing them a lot.

    May I suggest you look up what "don't get me started on X" means? Because you clearly don't know.
  • I am still resisting the urge to google moon cups.
  • Moon cups are one of the reusable products for managing menstruation. These are soft silicon/plastic cups that are inserted inside the vagina to catch the blood flow, emptied, rinsed and reused. There are a number of variants now, called slightly different names: moon, lily and tulip cups exist, If they work they are brilliant, but they are not always appropriate.
  • LeRocLeRoc Shipmate
    mousethief wrote: »
    May I suggest you look up what "don't get me started on X" means? Because you clearly don't know.
    Ah.
  • Jengie JonJengie Jon Shipmate
    edited December 2018
    RooK wrote: »
    Huia wrote: »
    So why was the Small Fire board abandoned?
    Because it burned out?

    Technically it was not abandoned but merged with what was then the Mystery Worship board to create Ecclesiantics. The predominance of Mystery Worshipper types on the new board made it hard for the Small Fire discussions to take. It should be noted that the Small Fires board was originally created to run alongside the Small Fire Column. The column had been defunct for a couple of years by the time the merger happened. Also that there had been hosting problems with the Small Fire board just prior to the merger which caused the exit of certain key players.
  • LeRocLeRoc Shipmate
    Jengie Jon wrote: »
    The predominance of Mystery Worshipper types on the new board made it hard for the Small Fire discussions to take.
    I also think that Small Fire is a hard discussion topic. I'm an Emerging Church type person myself, but I wouldn't know very well what to discuss about it.
  • This was Alternative Worship rather than Emerging Church. The discussion would often focus on specific worship activities. For instance, there were discussions on the appropriateness of the Piss Christ use within worship. Another discussion was one looking for actions to represent confession.
  • LeRocLeRoc Shipmate
    Jengie Jon wrote: »
    This was Alternative Worship rather than Emerging Church.
    LOL, I never know which term to use in English.

  • No idea what "small fire" refers to, but playing with fire is one of life's simple pleasures. Then you put things on sticks and hold it in the fire to roast them. After, you make the ends of the sticks glow with red hit coals and everyone waves them around in the fading dusk until someone burns a hole in something or someone. Life's simple pleasures.
  • OK, can I just ask the question again, because it seems to be getting lost:
    I'm punting this here to see if there's any interest for running an 8th Day temporary board based around relationships in the New Year. This partly came out of a post that had me wondering if it would be worth running a dating thread around Valentine's Day, as has happened a couple of times in the past. There may be some mileage in discussions around dealing with relationships - maybe an agony aunt thread. <snip>

    Because at least one other Shipmate thinks it would be a good idea:
    I think the idea of a relationships board would be really good actually. If people could stop getting distracted.

    I know that relationships are really tough, and there are a lot of challenges for shipmates. It would be interesting to discuss this.

    I am no up to help host, but I think there must be others who are interested.

    So is there any interest, or should:
    I take it that no-one wants an 8th Day board on relationships, then? So[And] we don't want to run a dating thread around Valentine's Day? <snip>
  • Schroedingers CatSchroedingers Cat Shipmate, Waving not Drowning Host
    Small Fire was what brought me to the ship. I am sorry it has gone, but I think maybe we have moved on. I have, but I have only been able ot move on becasue of some of the discussions held there.

    Relationships board? Come on people. You know you want to.
  • LeRoc wrote: »
    Jengie Jon wrote: »
    This was Alternative Worship rather than Emerging Church.
    LOL, I never know which term to use in English.

    I cannot go back further that Alt.worship but

    Alt.worship - a group of people engaged in trying to re-imagine worship so it was relevant to them. Largely UK and Australia, the US was late to pick up on this movement.
    Emerging Church - The idea that followed that, that the church was changing and a new form was appearing. I tend to see this as American but in origin
    Liquid Church -A movement that suggests that because modern society is in a liquid state suggests that the Church needs to adapt and how.
    Fresh Expressions - An attempt by largely mainline institutional churches to enable the experimentation to take place within the current institutions.

    I tend to view each as another tide washing over the shore of the Church. Each changes the form the beach takes in different ways

  • I'm an 8th Day host; I can certainly help.
  • And once again, what is small fire?
  • RooKRooK Admin Emeritus
    And once again, what is small fire?
    A fire that is not large (subjectively speaking).

    Also, as indicated in some previous posts, a previous discussion board on the Ship addressing the corners of cult space with varying Venn inclusion in the greater cult space of christianity.
  • NenyaNenya Shipmate
    It would be good to see a new 8th Day discussion and relationships sounds like a good topic. I'm afraid I have no capacity to help with hosting just now, though.

    Nen - long term married with plenty of Opinions.
    1. Small Fire was amalgamated with the Mystery Worship board to make the Ecclesiantics board. At:Worship could still be discussed there I believe (unless a host or admin says differently).
    2. I could help host a relationship board, if it is to get the go ahead,
  • RuthRuth Admin Emeritus
    Click here to see the procedure for going forward with an 8th Day board.
  • Curiosity killedCuriosity killed Shipmate
    edited December 2018
    Next suggestions for 8th Day boards:

    For Lent a Lent board - for support in ways to mark Lent. It could be to discuss books people are reading and/or Lent disciplines.

    I suggested this years ago, but it might be a way of using the 8th Day board - a way to follow through Easter, a bit like the Nativity Play - different threads could be story and the discussions around the story.

    I do this - generate ideas that may or may not be workable, but if anyone is interested would be willing to support and work on them.
  • TubbsTubbs Admin
    edited January 14
    And once again, what is small fire?

    The name came from a column on the Ship written by Steve Collins.

    From what I remember, the name came from the idea that many of these "small fires" were manifestations of the work of the Holy Spirit in the particular community where the group was based. But they formed part of a greater fire ...

    The column became a board to discuss various worship practices that were part of the church, but outside the mainstream. (There are various terms to describe these - alt worship, alternative worship, emerging church, fresh expressions etc. All of which are correct).

    The other worship board - Mystery Worship - tended to focus on high church stuff and it was feared that discussion of alt w would get lost / not be made particularly welcome. The two boards were eventually amalgamated to form Ecclesiantics to discuss all aspects of worship from the highest to the lowest. There were various reasons for the merger. Some to do with hosting but mainly traffic.

    Only two threads exist in Limbo:

    How far is too far? - a discussion of a Vaux service that included the use of Piss Christ among other things. (Other services had also used it without any bother. Mainly because we didn't tell people what the picture was. We just let people see the image and make of it what they wanted. :neutral:)

    Is the church beyond saving? on the future of the church.

    Neither of the links to Steve's column in the OPs work and they're not on the list of articles I found. Sorry!

    Hope this helps.

    Tubbs / ex-Small Fire and Ecclesiastics host
  • Actually, the name was the second time Steve used it. His first one was his own website on Alternative Worship. I think the introduction there gives as good an idea of what was intended as the topic area as anything else.
  • Jengie Jon wrote: »
    Actually, the name was the second time Steve used it. His first one was his own website on Alternative Worship. I think the introduction there gives as good an idea of what was intended as the topic area as anything else.

    Steve's website and the SF column appeared within a month of each other back in 2000.

    Although the introduction shows what Steve intended, as others hosted the boards and they evolved over time as people joined and left the conversation, it's a good starting point for understanding what Small Fire was about but not the final word if you see what I mean :shrugs
  • yeah I see.
  • Curiosity killed, I like your idea of a Lent board.
  • I'd also like a Lent board.
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host
    I would also like a Lent board.
  • First let us work out how to get the relationship board up and running - the proposal is in.

    Lent runs from 6th March 2019 to 18th April 2019. If we did get a Lent board up and running are there any volunteers for hosts? I'm around so am a willing volunteer.
  • 8th Day is now up and running for Relationships, timed so we have can have dating threads for Valentine's Day.

    Your hosts are @Rossweisse, @balaam and me, although, in the circumstances, @Rossweisse will doing as much as she can and may not always be available.
  • The Relationships board looks to be winding down, so time to be thinking of the next iteration of the 8th Day board.

    The idea that had most traction above was for a Lent board, but we're now several weeks into Lent, so I suggest we shelve that one for now, but bear it mind for next year.

    One of the ideas I have had floating around is a sort of passion play working through the Easter story from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday - a bit like the Nativity Play, which could fit on the 8th Day - as we could have different threads for discussion alongside the action and planning. I am not sure if there would be anyone else interested to do this. And this is a punt to gauge if anyone else would like to do this.

    The other thing that has been suggested on another thread is a Homework board. Personally I would not be interested or prepared to help with that (too much real life homework). I am also not sure if this would be agreed by the Hosts and Admins. If anyone is interested they will need to promote it, which means finding other interested people willing to host it and putting a proposal together.
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate
    I like the Passion Play idea. I would be willing to help moderate it.
  • Lily PadLily Pad Shipmate
    Just taking a moment to say that the I really enjoyed reading most of the relationship board posts and am glad there is an 8th Day board within the Ship.

    The Passion Play idea seems like something that would go over well.
  • So two statements of interest in an 8th Day board passion play - and two in hosting. Is there anyone else wanting us to do this?
  • I rather like the Passion Play too.
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