Baptist Alternative to myspace

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  1. bigbaptist

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    Over the past year, online “friend” sites such as facebook.com, mypace.com and bebo.com have taken the world by storm. These neat sites are very attractive to our Christian young people. The service that the majority of them offer is the ability to upload pictures to your very own profile page where you can also add your own biography and list the things that you are interested in. People access your profile by adding you as a friend. Friends can leave comments about each other and make new friends.

    While these sites may be both popular and entertaining, they contain a lot of material that is not Christ exhalting. Instead of sitting around complaining about all that is wrong with these sites, I went out and did something about it. I created a similar site just for us Baptists.

    Now there is a place to do everything you do on the other sites, but with other Christians. That way you don't have to worry about stumbling across profanity or obscene pictures. I also added a classifieds section so that we can post our "junk" for other people to buy. Just kidding. The idea is to connect churches needing supplies with other churches who need to get rid of a few things.

    The site is brand new! In fact it was just made public today! The first 100 members will receive a "Charter Member" icon to let everone know that you were one of the first ones to come onboard. There are places to post prayer requests as well as announce special meetings at churches. I hope that you will help us create a Christian alternative to these social spots.

    The web address is http://www.bigbaptist.com

    Thanks
     
  2. James_Newman

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    I tried to sign up and I get an error that says registration session has expired and/or cookies are not enabled on my browser. I do have cookies enabled.
     
  3. SBCPreacher

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    Same here. I'll try again later.
     
  4. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Me too

    Not a good sign :)
     
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    just signed up and it went thru like a breeze. I guess whatever the problem was with you guys' signing up may have been resolved.

    try again.
     
  6. Hope of Glory

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    I'm still getting the error message.
     
  7. James_Newman

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    I did end up getting on.
     
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    What's the secret? I still can't get on.
     
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    Hey. I made it. Not sure what to do now... Oh well.
     
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    Hmmmmmmm... A place for guys to lust after women, and visa versa..... how godly....
     
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    What are you talking about?
     
  12. Hope of Glory

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    When I clicked "private" instead of "public", it let me on.

    Now what?
     
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    I've been there. I'm a member there. I'm a guy. No lusting going on that I know of. You know, you might want to check things out before you condemn it. But, that would take some effort. It's much easier to sit back and throw rocks.
     
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    Myspace is indeed the bathroom wall of the internet. But the idea of a baptist networking site is not bad, although how useful something like that would be is debatable. I just wanted to be a 'charter member' of something ;)
     
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    We have been able to network with a lot of like-minded musicians, from all over the country, from our Myspace music page. It's been a very good tool, and it's free. And since we only allow those we know to post on our site, we get zero porn spam. Myspace has been very good to us.
     
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    I hardly use my myspace...my ShoutLife on the other hand... :eek: :)
     
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    I've been able to use MySpace to increase my business, but that was incidental. We keep up with "our" kids (my son's friends who hang around here), and consequently some old high school friends found me, then through word of mouth, I increased my business.

    No porn, no spam, and when we find one of "our" kids posting some kind of junk, we can take care of it in short order.
     
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    I signed up, now what?

    I also have a myspace page, if anyone wants to add me as a friend, PM me...
     
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    Now they have our email addresses, and I suppose that we should start looking for direct-to-baptist marketing.
     
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    I've seen photos of you guys, and I must say, I am not tempted. (Except maybe to block your photos. Mine included.)
     
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