We are happy to announce that we were finally able to purge from the database many outdated blogs. We will slowly be working on more. The good news is after we were able to purge outdated blogs, we were able to get the purge script to work to purge any comments that were marked as spam.
Doing all of the above should make posting articles work much faster. It will even much faster when I delete even more blogs that are inactive.
Hopefully we can stay on top of this so that we can be at a place to recommend turning on comments again without having to deal with tons of unmoderated spam.
The solution is for the blog poster to change the date or time of their post, then the post usually shows up fine. it is best to not post at the times listed unless in Eastern Time Zone.
It's Okay to Say Merry Christma Buttons.
Be politically incorrect and wear "It's Okay to Say Merry Christmas" Buttons and at same time help support ChristianBlogSites.com to continue hosting this blog site and also help Fairhaven House/There is Hope to help those struggling with addictions.
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What is the status of ChristianBlogSites?
We are still in existence. However, the last week has been very challenging. I, the founder and owner of ChristianBlogSites, had my laptop stolen. It was a $1,2,00 laptop with $2,000 of software on it. At the time it was stolen it was open so the thief had acess to everything on the laptop. Thankfully I realized it was stolen within the hour so I was able to prevent access to all my bank accounts, web info, etc. However, it was much work to protect everything. Plus I had limited email access for my various emaila accounts.
In the process the off-site server that hosts ChristianBlogSites was crashing plus I had changed all passwords to my websites, etc. So I had to work through all the glitches. Plus continue being a Senior Pastor of a church, Executive Director of a clean & sober housing & discipleship program, radio host for a radio show, and be a husband. So needless to say the last 10 days have been very challenging.
Anyways, sorry for CBS being out of commission for a few days. It is back and running, with a few challenges. So, if a page does not load, we are aware of it and working out any other bugs. Please be patient with us. Remember this is a a free service ($5 a year, which 90% do not ever pay for years). A service that costs me personally around $100 a month and I receive around $5 a month to cover this cost.
Richard D. Dover
CBS Founder and Owner
1. Don't enable comments on your blog site-Go to Control Centre, choose Blog Settings, and make 'Enable Comments' is not checked.
2. Don't enable comments on certain posts-Go to the lower right column of any post and make sure 'Enable Comments' is not checked.
3. If you allow comments make sure you have Moderation turned on. That prevents any comments on your post are not made public unless you approve them-Go to Control Centre, Anti-Spam Management, and 'Moderate".
4. If you are going to allow comments but do not want to receive email notification (thus stopping all the notifications from spam comments) uncheck 'Notification of new comments'-Go to a post and on the lower right is 'Notification of new comments', uncheck it.
We are going to start a series on reaching Muslims with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The reality is that it is going to be almost impossible to reach committed Jihadist Muslims. Not impossible but almost impossible. Most likely it is going to take a converted Muslim to reach them unless God supernaturally does something. So this series is going to be directed towards reaching those who are ‘moderate Muslims’.
I am sure Christians have different viewpoints about Halloween. The question I have for Christians is how did you come up with your perspective on Halloween? Was it based upon how you were raised? Was it based upon feelings and emotions? Or was it based upon biblical principles. Does Halloween promote a positive, uplifting environment or an environment that encourages evil? Does the secular concept of Halloween glorify God?
Unless a person is sheltered from society, it is obvious that much of Halloween is focused on violence, death, horror, gore, fear, occult.
If a person says these themes are just for fun, they certainly have bought into a lie. How can a Christian say that the promoting of evil is fun? (More)