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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby PeterB » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:23 pm

I think whether humorous or passive aggressive that is enough Tilt bashing.
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Postby christopher::: » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:35 pm

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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby PeterB » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:22 pm

Peter bashing is fine...I am used to negative transference...it comes with my territory.

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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:23 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby Dan74 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:34 am

Another thought that came to mind is about how fora tend to lose interesting members. This is something I observed at ZFI and to some extent here.

One scenario is when a new person comes, typically quite young, with an uncommon intensity and some edginess or prickliness to them. They may have a passionate interest in the Dhamma but also some doubts that they voice quite openly. They tend to get set upon by some members who I guess take them as simply being rude. Whereas it may be the way they approach new things and they mean no disrespect.

What I am saying simply is that we should be careful not to give genuine people like this a short shrift but be a little more patient (which most people already are) and encouraging. It can make a great difference both to their lives and even to this forum.
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby plwk » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:39 am

Since the sister site has gone through some cosmetic changes, any in the pipeline for this one?

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Postby Ben » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:49 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Postby Ben » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:52 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:05 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby christopher::: » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:20 am

A suggestion (to take or leave)...

Forget the past. Just put it behind us, don't look at it too closely, let it go.

What is the situation now? This discussion (sparked by an offsite protest by Jechbi) has set a new precedent here at Dhamma Wheel. The moderators and administrators have shown an unprecedented willingness to accept dissent and criticism from members. Has anyone here seen this happen on another forum? I haven't.

Retro and the other moderators are telling us that suggestions and complaints can be made publicly, in the suggestion box area, but that one should go through private channels (PM) first. If anyone has questions about this, now is the time to ask. But if we start rehashing the past, trying to pin down whether these "restrictions" where "really" part of the DW rules or just assumptions in some members' heads, i think we can argue on forever.

What are the rules, what is the situation now? That's all that matters.

Just my 2 cents.

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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby christopher::: » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:35 am

LOL, letting go is so hard to do. Someone should write a song about it...

:tantrum: :jedi: vs. :smile: :meditate:

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Last edited by christopher::: on Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:37 am, edited 1 time in total.
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:37 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby Jhana4 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:14 am

Getting back to suggestions for how things are done on the board.

Send people a PM when a post of theirs is moved from the original location. Let them know why it was moved and where it is.

If a post or content of theirs is deleted, let them know why via a PM.

I think it is unlikely that people in these situations will feel completely neutral about these actions, but I think contacting them about it is a courtesy that will make the situation less of a tension than it has to be.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby andre9999 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:15 am

I'm going to throw my unsolicited two cents in, and then ignore this thread afterward.

Tilt's posts, along with a few other non-mods I can think of, are quite terse (I really like Tilt, BTW). Every so often they rub me the wrong way. But when I've had posts that were deleted I knew exactly why it happened, and I didn't need to go create a blog about it.

But I don't like this thread. I don't like that we've reached a point where there are PMs posted in a public thread... I see nothing constructive about that other than making Jechbi feel good by letting him get back at Tilt. I didn't really know of or have any opinion of Jechbi prior to this thread, but this is the most pathetic temper tantrums I've seen in the past few years, and I'm the father of a three-year old. Honestly Jeff, grow a pair.

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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby Ben » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:29 am

Hi Jhana4

You started a discussion thread yesterday (my time) "Do you really find the Dhamma inspiring?" but continued the same discussion in "Letting go of longing for a relationship". I merely moved those posts which were a continuation of Do you really find the Dhamma inspiring? back to that thread, thereby maintaining the integrity of "Letting go of longing for a relationship".
The TOS are clear that off-topic posts are removed from view or moved routinely and without warning. And I think you've been here long enough to understand that the mods and admins actively moderate DW and often place in-thread reqests to members to 'stay on-topic'. Sometimes, I have the time to tell members when posts are removed, but days like today when I am extremely busy, I don't have the time.
As I mentioned earlier, there is so much each of us can do to improve our experience of DW, and remaining on-topic is one very small way to effect change.
kind regards

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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