From your post:
"I think the view "there is no self" is not appropriate to abandon any view of self because it still circles around a view of self and easily entangles one in a thicket of views bound to the extremes of existence and non-existence. One oversimplifies the issue by adopting that view and establishes a hindrance in understanding DO for oneself. It is a view which has to be abandoned too if you ask me."
Yes, I agree. Thanks for pointing this out. I can see from what you say here,
that I should made it clear what I meant by right view.
Right view is "knowing and seeing things as they really are", so in relation
to the apparent self, it would be knowing and seeing that there is no self
in reality, and that the apparent self is a deep-rooted delusion.
When this truth which is seen is put into words, it is - "there is no self."
Now, a view (ditthi) is just "a way of seeing" it is not right or wrong
in itself. Those who are deluded have a wrong way of seeing, while those
who are free of delusions have a right way of seeing. So view (ditthi) is
used in two very different ways.
This means that the view "there is no self" could also be a wrong view.
As you say, if someone "adopted" such a view, it would be of no help,
and might be a hindrance. It seems that there is no way to know, when
such a view is stated, whether it is right view or wrong view.
I will try to write more clearly in future!
More to follow, regards, Vincent.