Yes it was. I strangely enjoyed it, but there were no friends involved at that time. There was one other christian on the forum that was working in the middle east, but we were not friends. He was polite but extremely focused on getting the muslims to email him. I tried to watch this man witness to these people in hopes I would learn something useful. However something struck me as odd about this man...can't say I could put my finger on it, but 9-11 happened not long afterwards and the forum shut down. I'm not sure what all that really was about. I have my theories.