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Why would people do that ?

Postby PeterB » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:50 am

I sometimes think the older I get the less I understand.
Why would someone repeatedly crash a site they are banned from ( two sites in fact ) ?
Why would they adopt a range of nics and re-enter a site just to cause problems for that site ?
I can understand getting banned , and then slipping under the radar and continuing to post while keeping your nose clean.
I am baffled by those who rejoin a forum in order simply to pick fights....While still professing an interest in Dhamma... :thinking:

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Re: Why would people do that ?

Postby Jhana4 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:12 pm

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: Why would people do that ?

Postby Goofaholix » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:23 pm

I think some people think the internet is some kind of alternate reality where the normal standards by which we conduct human interaction and morality don't apply.

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Re: Why would people do that ?

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Re: Why would people do that ?

Postby beeblebrox » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:17 pm

I think it's ironic because it's easier for me to be good online (not that I'm perfect) than it is for me in real life. I've had some people tell me that I'm the nicest person they've ever met online (on yahoo, not here) and I tell them that they'll probably be disappointed in real life. (Not that I don't still try my best in real life.)

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Re: Why would people do that ?

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Re: Why would people do that ?

Postby kirk5a » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:59 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: Why would people do that ?

Postby PeterB » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:07 pm

Seconded.
I admire the patience of all the mods...and apologise for the times I try that patience.
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Re: Why would people do that ?

Postby Ytrog » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:46 pm

I completely missed the above mentioned events apparently :o

I wonder why someone would want to be trolling on a forum like this or on any forum for that matter. :shrug:

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Re: Why would people do that ?

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Re: Why would people do that ?

Postby Jhana4 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:14 pm

Sneaking back onto a web board after it was made clear that you weren't wanted is not healthy, but it is different from physically entering someone's home uninvited.
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: Why would people do that ?

Postby daverupa » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:55 am

Perhaps this is (another?) reason actual sotapanna stay quiet about such a thing; there's simply nothing to be gained by such an utterance; wholesome Q&A over Dhamma does not require such a thing.

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Re: Why would people do that ?

Postby Ben » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:32 am

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the fantastic contribution you have made to this site. Its through your efforts and discussions that have made Dhamma Wheel what it is - the largest and most active English-language Buddhist discussion forum on the Internet.
Despite the high visibility of spammers, trolls, and various troublemakers they only represent a tiny fraction of activity here.
Thanks again for being here and for making Dhamma Wheel what it is!
kind regards

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Why would people do that ?

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:43 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: Why would people do that ?

Postby chownah » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:41 am

Why would people do that?

Sometimes people think that their message is urgently needed and they see attempts to censor them as just one more obstacle in the path of them delivering this urgent message. Perhaps sometimes these people are correct and they are actually doing their best to deliver a message that we could benefit from reading.....probably this is not usually the case. I know that in the past it has happened that my attempts at creating serious dialogue have been censored...and it is my view that if the dialogue had been allowed then people would have benefitted....
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Re: Why would people do that ?

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Re: Why would people do that ?

Postby zavk » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:22 am

Hi friends

I haven't been here on DW regularly in the past few months. Will try to stop by more often. So I just want to take this opportunity to thank the mods and admins.

And re: the topic. I know of people who behave in similar ways offline, thank goodness though they are mostly friends of friends or acquaintances at best. Nothing else to add except to say...

'Whaa---? Some people are just strange, very strange.' :shrug:
With metta,
zavk

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Re: Why would people do that ?

Postby alan » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:41 am

Maybe these people believe their message is so important that behavior doesn't matter.
A common delusion. Just pick up a newspaper, and look at the politicians. They are usually non-aware, self-important people who have convinced themselves of the righteousness of their cause. The fact that they habitually talk nonsense doesn't bother them.

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Re: Why would people do that ?

Postby octathlon » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:54 am

Q: Why would someone do <undesirable behavior>?
A: To defend and nourish the ego.

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Re: Why would people do that ?

Postby alan » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:11 am

Undesirable behavior takes many forms, not all of which can be easily explained by ego alone.


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