Site Outage at Patheos

Discussion in 'Site News and Updates' started by Captain Cassidy, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Captain Cassidy

    Captain Cassidy Yr Loyal &Etc. Corr. Staff Member

    You've probably noticed the site being down. I have no idea why it's happening, but I'm assured that the PTB know about it. Pretty much everyone's talking about it, so it sounds like it's a full site outage.

    I'm writing the post for tonight in a text editor and hopefully can get it up before the night is out!

    Just wanna say this though: ZOMG GUYS THE 2018 ANNUAL IS SO HILARIOUS.

    Here's the linky, if you need it - http://sbcec.org/bor/2018/2018SBCAnnual.pdf

    -- Cas
     
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  2. Partial Mitch

    Partial Mitch Member

    My only response:

     
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  3. Captain Cassidy

    Captain Cassidy Yr Loyal &Etc. Corr. Staff Member

    Ha!

    Mr. C heard the video playing and turned around. I said, "The SBC Annual."

    "Oh."
     
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  4. FanofNeri

    FanofNeri Just a sandworm

    Mr. C. can do his stompy mech fight while you dive deep into the joy that is the Annual? Down numbers, fun financials, and the sense of "Dear God, how many committees do we have?"

    Also this blog intruded into my thoughts at the end of Mass...the principal of the local Catholic school came to speak to us in dog whistles about how evil the public schools are and you need to send your kids to a school where they can learn about "objective Truth" (you could hear the capitalized T) and, this is where my RtD senses went haywire, "don't you want your kids to not stop going to Mass when they graduate?" And my mind went, "She just used Fundagelical Churn, except the Catholic version, as a huckster promise to make these people shell out 7k per year per kid. Sure, Catholic School stops everyone from being an atheist, that's why half the atheists I know went to Catholic school." Also I think they're not good for my faith, because every time this woman comes and gives this speech as the school year ends or begins, I feel a bit more venomous towards the Church.
     
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  5. Clancy

    Clancy I'm never sarcastic.

    Ever feel like a spy? I have.
     
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  6. Captain Cassidy

    Captain Cassidy Yr Loyal &Etc. Corr. Staff Member

    Hey, this is fun for me. :) I'm tracking the name changes of Beach Reach right now. It started as (wait for it) Pioneer Penetration. Apparently someone realized just how bad that was, because the next year it's turned into Operation Penetration. MUCH BETTER THERE, GUYS.

    In Kansas, there's an extremely well-regarded Catholic prep school for boys. Boarding school. Has a shitload of students coming in from all over the country--even the world. It's good. And it's just in the middle of this tiny little town whose main claim to fame is being about halfway between St. Louis and Denver, so truckers like to stop over there to sleep. It's not a particularly Catholic town, of course. So the non-Kansas kids who attend are almost all Catholics (from fervent families, though their own level of fervor is debatable), while the in-state kids are almost all non-Catholics. By the end of the year, you can't really tell the difference between any of 'em.

    So if Catholic families are shelling out tens of thousands of dollars to send their kids to Catholic parochial/prep schools in hopes of keeping those kids as observant Catholics for life, they are wasting their money. And if they're willing to lie about that to shill the school, guess what else they're lying about?
     
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  7. FanofNeri

    FanofNeri Just a sandworm

    Even as someone who believes...more than once. When things like that happen, definitely. :( Or when students invite me to church...
     
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  8. Erinys Trace

    Erinys Trace Member

    Yeah, I've been having trouble since I woke up. so I've been reading a book instead - soon it will be time for videogames, lol
     
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  9. FanofNeri

    FanofNeri Just a sandworm

    Sorry for second reply instead of just an edit...but when I tried to edit I kept getting error messages and it wouldn't post this.

    I make no judgements, I had fun in that report too the other night. If anything, I judge myself for being too vindictive against Baptists in general, even if the Southern Baptists were heretics who just wanted to have their God-ordained slavery...the northern/American Baptists never forget! Also dear God...why the...who thought of these names? And was it before or after my church's sex scandals, because if after, then...oi. "Hey Billy, want to go to Pioneer Penetration in the woods with Pastor Steve" could not sound creepier. (Granted, I may be overblowing in my mind, given I did share a summer camp cabin with a person later arrested for soliciting minors via the internet...)
    And I did not know that about the school in Kansas! However, I am, shall we say, unsurprised? The kids pick up their cues from their friends, get to accepting their definitions, and then the authority figures they spend less time with matter less to them. (My mind wandered into 'work' mode for a bit it seems, totally started geeking out at Differential Association theories in action!!)
    It's a shame their parents were spending so much to send them there though, given it had the exact opposite impact as hoped for by the parents. But it doesn't shock me...one thing that keeps coming up on Ave Maria Singles and my Catholic geek dating Facebook group is people saying the kids have to go to Catholic schools, or be homeschooled, because of how evil the public schools are. It makes me facepalm. As for "guess what else they're lying about", going to be a bit snarky, but don't mean it in a 'mean' or 'offended' way: everything?
    Sort of on that note, was discussing with/ranting to Ela about the principal, and mentioned that Creepy Youth Minister is the only one I know who has gone to any private religious school and emerged more fervent, and his was a Fundagelical Christian Nationalism themed one where "Murrica!" is synonmyous with "Praise Jesus!". Every person I know who went to Catholic school (offline at least) is an atheist now, except one woman who became a Mormon.
     
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  10. Partial Mitch

    Partial Mitch Member

    Oh, boy, that tickled my inner Beavis and Butthead.
     
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  11. Clancy

    Clancy I'm never sarcastic.

    Seems to be up.
     
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  12. Critter

    Critter The Nameless One

    My friends and I noticed the same problem at BJU. The staff and faculty were some of the most sheltered people you'll ever meet, so they tended to miss what should have been obvious double entendres. Most of the students would notice and snicker, but of course no one wanted to be the one who pointed anything out.

    Every year, they gave the incoming freshmen buttons that marked them out as freshmen so people could offer help if someone looked lost. The design changed each year. A year or two before I got there, they had given incoming freshmen, literally every single incoming freshman in the entire school, a button to wear around campus that said "First BJ."
     
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  13. Partial Mitch

    Partial Mitch Member

    Kinda spotty here. I can go to the main page, but still can't open the latest post (having the same issue on Tippling Philosopher and LJF, but not on Daylight Atheism). Yet I see on another site that some folks liked a couple of my earlier comments, within the past half hour.

    Ah, Patheos. I love you, and I hate you.
     
  14. Partial Mitch

    Partial Mitch Member

    I ... I can't even. Oh, Zod. You just ... I'm crying over here, haven't laughed this hard in weeks.
     
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  15. Captain Cassidy

    Captain Cassidy Yr Loyal &Etc. Corr. Staff Member

    LOL it's probably pretty spotty for a while. Scuttlebutt says it's a storm causing it, and if so, that's probably going to take a while to untangle. I can't get into anything on Patheos yet.
     
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  16. Captain Cassidy

    Captain Cassidy Yr Loyal &Etc. Corr. Staff Member

    I.

    Would.

    Have.

    DIED.
     
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  17. Partial Mitch

    Partial Mitch Member

    I'm in, now. Keep trying, Cap'n. We shall overcome ... frustrating Internet nonsense.
     
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  18. Critter

    Critter The Nameless One

    I, uh... well at the time I was as sheltered as some of the faculty there. I had to have my roommate explain it to me.
     
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