Namu Butsu wrote:Hi,
I just wanted to say that this forum in my opinion lacks any substance for real seekers of Buddhism.
On some level that is true, but that is down to the members (us).
Namu Butsu wrote:It is filled with many self righteous buddhist (who are likely buddhists wannabes).
Completely agree with you there!It also has some experienced and knowlegable people on here - lets give them more encouragement when they post
Namu Butsu wrote:We already see the numbers dwindle down and the activity dry up.
This is most likely due to the summer - more people outside in the sun enjoying themselves, less people sat over a computer screen indoors. It happens every year. Board membership is actually increasing year on year.
Namu Butsu wrote:One of the reasons I feel is that people are not benefiting much from the forum. Moderators can act high and mighty with their self righteous views and express them, but lock threads if someone responds to them.
I haven't personally seen this happen.
Namu Butsu wrote:In short this forum sucks. I hereby terminate my membership! Only half serious, but seriously this forum is whack and I am out.
As others have said, it's only as good as its members. We can't pick and choose who can join - there is no screen test to make sure people are serious Buddhists before joining. It has it's problems no doubt but I've been involved with much much worse.
Be the change you want to see