Welcome NOM refugees to NOM 2.0

This is for encouragement, ideas, and support for people going through a faith transition no matter where you hope to end up. This is also the place to laugh, cry, and love together.
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Red Ryder
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Welcome NOM refugees to NOM 2.0

Post by Red Ryder » Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:38 am

Welcome back!

It's been a few crazy weeks after the old board went down without any explanation. I know many of us are disappointed but the reality is we aren't owed anything from Thayne. He spent his own time and money to keep it going as long as he did and for this I say on behalf of all of us, THANK YOU! Hopefully we can all recognize this for what it is and move forward. I will say that I personally do hold out hope that the old board content could be made public or archived somewhere in the future. It would be a loss to the world to have the many wonderful posts be gone forever. However, this decisions isn't ours to make. We can only move forward and recreate the things that matter the most to us.

The desire to create a new NOM 2.0 site was evident by the many people who reached out through the various other sites wondering if a resurrected board would exist. It wouldn't have been possible without Hagoth and Corsair. You'll notice a few new things such as better functionality around mobile and site encryption. We are open to all suggestions to make this place great. Please feel free to contribute any suggestions.

The purpose of continuing this new board isn't all that different from the vision of LDSMan. The purpose is to create a safe place where people can come for support as they navigate their way through the difficult process of evaluating their faith. Every person who goes through such an endeavor has to do it on their own terms, at their own speed, and with an unknown end result. Relationships with spouses, family, and friends are often the collateral damage of such faith transitions. May this new board be a place where we can respectfully discuss these issues and respect each other while providing support, community, and laughter while we learn to move forward in our respective paths.

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Those who do not move do not notice their chains. —Rosa Luxemburg

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Re: Welcome NOM refugees to NOM 2.0

Post by Deepthinker » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:43 pm

I made it!

Thank you so much RR, Hagoth, and Corsair!

Looking forward to posting on the new site!

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Post by Yobispo » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:47 pm

I love you guys, and reddit ain't the same. It's fun and I can swear more, but NOM is home.

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Post by wtfluff » Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:29 pm

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Post by Corsair » Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:48 pm

Yobispo wrote:I love you guys, and reddit ain't the same. It's fun and I can swear more, but NOM is home.
I'm inclined to allow PG-13 level swearing in Support. In any case, if anyone is having trouble with the email registration, contact me at nom@tranzatec.net.

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Post by John G. » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:04 pm

Does anyone know why the old site is still down? Did the original administrators just give up on it? It has a lot of info on that should remain public.
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Post by Stig » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:14 pm

Glad to have the new site!

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Post by Red Ryder » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:23 pm

Stig wrote:Glad to have the new site!

The poster formerly known as "Jelph".--------->
Where in the world have you been? Glad to see you here. We need to catch up!
Those who do not move do not notice their chains. —Rosa Luxemburg

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Post by Stig » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:24 pm

Red Ryder wrote:
Stig wrote:Glad to have the new site!

The poster formerly known as "Jelph".--------->
Where in the world have you been? Glad to see you here. We need to catch up!
Yeah, life has been...interesting over the past few months.
“Some say he’s wanted by the CIA and that he sleeps upside down like a Bat. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

“Some say that he lives in a tree, and that his sweat can be used to clean precious metals. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

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Post by shadow » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:25 pm

It's like a family reunion (with a family you actually like).
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Post by FreeBird » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:28 pm

Glad to see NOM is back. I lurked for a few years but never registered. I decided to register and participate because I'd like to see an active and vibrant NOM board that can help others in their journey.

Like many others on this board, my wife is still active in the church. While we had a couple of turbulent years, we're currently in a great place (and we hope to stay there). To those who are currently in the midst of a faith transition - it gets better. I've felt a a lot of negative emotions at one time or another - anger, frustration, hurt, etc. - but I'm feeling free as a bird now.

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Post by achilles » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:41 pm

Awesome, guys. Nice work all around.

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Post by MyTurn » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:51 pm

So glad you guys were able to accomplish what you wanted to do here. Best of luck. I may chime in once in awhile.

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Post by trophywife26.2 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:58 pm

Hey guys! Thanks for setting this up. When signing up my old username I had this weird feeling like what if my screen name was taken and someone was going to pose as me? hahahaha. Highly unlikely, but now I'm skeptical of you all being who you claim to be. :shock:

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Post by Mormorrisey » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:40 pm

Thanks for all the hard work, Red Ryder, Corsair, Hagoth, and I'm sure I'm missing a few (to which I apologize profusely) in reconfiguring a new board for us NOMites. I was in serious withdrawal for over a month. Some cool stories to share, and I'll wait a few days to just let the dews of NOM distilling wash over me before sharing them. Can't wait to hear from the best online ward out there.
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Post by LSOF » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:50 pm

I'm glad that we have a new home. I'm quite far from being an actual NOM, but I'll still post here from time to time, because I like the community. I guess that makes me a New Order New Order Mormon.
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Post by glass shelf » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:00 pm

Thank you for setting up the new forum! Although no longer a NOMie, I still love reading about the more reasonable ways to deal with and view the Mormons in your life.

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Post by Hagoth » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:08 pm

Hi everybody.

I feel like I'm home again!
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Post by Zadok » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:43 pm

So, you have a new world here, patterned after the old one.....

You need to partake of this fruit here... Now go get Adam to partake!
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Post by Corsair » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:48 pm

Zadok wrote:So, you have a new world here, patterned after the old one.....

You need to partake of this fruit here... Now go get Adam to partake!
There is no doubt that Lucifer gets all the good lines. And I'm so glad to see you back here.

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