Prayer Requests

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jfschultz

Puritan Board Junior
I realize that this would seem like heresy, but I would like to see "Prayer Request" banned. Three such threads were posted in just two days. There is great value in the "Pray Ye Like This; Prayer Forum," but there needs to be a standard that the thread titles give some indication of what is the prayer request.
 

he beholds

Puritan Board Doctor
I think we are allowed to keep the title pretty generic because of the personal nature of the prayer request.

-----Added 3/15/2009 at 09:33:00 EST-----

From the forum rules:

The Prayer Forum is indeed not visible to non-members (or search engines), but the names of the various threads are. With that in mind, please think very carefully before naming your prayer request threads. If you don't want someone to know that you are having marital problems, don't post "Pray for my Marriage." Post "Please pray" or something like that. Because of the fact that prayer requests are generally read regardless of title, and rarely searched, the Prayer forum is exempt from this rule.
 

fredtgreco

Vanilla Westminsterian
Staff member
My guess is that people think that non members can see the titles of threads but not the threads themselves. I believe that nonmembers cannot see any member forums or posts at all. Rich will need to confirm.

This section of the Forum Rules is applicable (and members should note it has existed for at least 5 years):

2. Post Your Subject with a Descriptive Title
Same reason as #1 above. We now have over 1000 members, with 225,000 posts in thousands of topics. If someone has a question about a topic, it makes it much easier to use the Board as research if it is properly titled. Avoid titles like "Did you see this," "what do you think of that," "Baptism," "God," "the PCA" etc. Much better to say "News of car bomb in Iraq," "The 2004 Auburn Avenue Conference," "Baptism and the Covenant of Grace in Witsius" or "The Marriage Overture passed at the 2004 PCA General Assembly"
The Prayer Forum is indeed not visible to non-members (or search engines), but the names of the various threads are. With that in mind, please think very carefully before naming your prayer request threads. If you don't want someone to know that you are having marital problems, don't post "Pray for my Marriage." Post "Please pray" or something like that. Because of the fact that prayer requests are generally read regardless of title, and rarely searched, the Prayer forum is exempt from this rule.
from:
The PuritanBoard - Forum Rules


We may need to update.
 

BJClark

Puritan Board Doctor
fredtgreco;

My guess is that people think that non members can see the titles of threads but not the threads themselves. I believe that nonmembers cannot see any member forums or posts at all. Rich will need to confirm.
It's easy enough to confirm one way or another without asking..log off..then come to the forum and see what areas you can see thread titles for..
 
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