Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

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Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:50 am

Any etiquette tips on how to use Dharma Wheel forum? -(what to do and what not to do)-

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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Grigoris » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:15 am

Give clear explanations of the points you are trying to put across when posting in a thread?
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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:45 am

oh, excuse me if I don't elaborate a point. I've reduced this form of communication to "text-messaging" and not explaining enough in more detail

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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Grigoris » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:58 am

Text messaging does not make for insightful discussion. It's bad ettiquette.
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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Mr. G » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:19 am

Stay focused on your topic
Provide citations when possible
Use common sense

More can be read in our Terms of Service:

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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:10 pm

gregkavarnos wrote:Text messaging does not make for insightful discussion. It's bad ettiquette.
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I can type a complete paragraph. :namaste:

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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Grigoris » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:40 pm

For most in depth analysis a single paragraph is not enough (unless it is painstakingly detailed and well written).
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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Monlam Tharchin » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:27 pm

Don't get too attached to views and opinion. One of the most wonderful things about a place like this with people knowingly on the same path is the possibility to see things in a new way.
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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby krodha » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:58 pm

duckfiasco wrote:Don't get too attached to views and opinion. One of the most wonderful things about a place like this with people knowingly on the same path is the possibility to see things in a new way.


Good advice, and when disagreements arise the flawless exit strategy is to agree to disagree. Respect everyone's view even if it contrasts yours. For example Mr. Kavarnos and I have agreed to disagree a few times and it's a great thing, I think he's a wonderful person. Celebrate diversity.

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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Wesley1982 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:44 am

gregkavarnos wrote:For most in depth analysis a single paragraph is not enough (unless it is painstakingly detailed and well written).
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Ok, if you want a in-depth meaningful discussion, anyone can start with this question in a thread about the Buddhacharita texts.

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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Grigoris » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:24 am

No, I don't want any old in-depth discussion, you asked for etiquette tips and I offered that when YOU post a statement in a thread it should be descriptive enough so that it adds a degree of meaningful insight and depth to a discussion. Otherwise it's just a waste of cyberspace.
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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Wesley1982 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:43 am

gregkavarnos wrote:No, I don't want any old in-depth discussion, you asked for etiquette tips and I offered that when YOU post a statement in a thread it should be descriptive enough so that it adds a degree of meaningful insight and depth to a discussion. Otherwise it's just a waste of cyberspace.
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You're just being a little difficult. That's all

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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Grigoris » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:07 am

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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Wesley1982 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:09 pm

You seem to think you need meticulous & elaborate explanations about whatever subject - :roll: Didn't the historical Buddha simplify things for us?..

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Re: Dharma Wheel Etiquette Tips

Postby Kunga Lhadzom » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:19 pm

Wesley1982 wrote:You seem to think you need meticulous & elaborate explanations about whatever subject - :roll: Didn't the historical Buddha simplify things for us?..


Don't be so flippant. Respect those that have gone before you [have been students/Buddhists for a long time.]
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