As the Great Lent approaches us, the need for calmness and focus becomes more important. Just as quickly as this holy time has come, it will quickly pass. For some of us, myself first, we allow it to pass having many regrets. ("I wish I would've read that book"; "I wish I could've started praying more", etc.)
The reason for this, I believe, is simply distraction. We allow ourselves to continue as we have always done: school, work, activities, etc. I don't think any of these things are inherently bad, but in the Great Lent, I think we should minimize the less necessary tasks and devote more time to prayer, meditation and participating in the Divine Liturgy.
My proposal: Let's lock some functions of the forums, particularly posting and starting new topics.
Tasbeha.org is a wonderful place for all of us to come together in discussion. It can be edifying, but the wicked one can also use it against us. We can spend more time than we need to on the forums and many times during this special season we get into arguments and discussions that benefit no one.
Perhaps you are thinking that we can control ourselves and simply not use it? This is true, but for some of us (me!), our will is so weak. Eliminating the temptation is a better option.
I also think that we have discussed most topics repeatedly. A simple search should lead one to the answers they are looking for. Or, you could always PM someone who can answer your question.
I think we can all benefit from taking time away form the forums. Plus, it will be awesome when we come back :)
What do you all think?