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Re: Dharma Wheel on Dharma Wheel....

Postby Mr. G » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:03 pm

Understood. Your input is appreciated Namdrol.
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Re: Dharma Wheel on Dharma Wheel....

Postby Will » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:10 pm

It such a simple notion - after enough debate (determined by each one) - do not respond any more to any post that contains notions that you think should not be fostered.

Even if only one person continues to respond to the generally shunned poster, so be it, the rest of the Wheel can ignore that thread.

When the Admins get tired of wasted bandwidth of two contentious posters, they can lock it up, after warning the tiresome duo to knock it off.
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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

Postby Jnana » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:44 pm

Mr. G wrote:What specifically Jnana? I think if you're referring to there not being an open forum for debate, we try to moderate to the best of our abilities. It can be a tough balance between deciding whether a member is being disruptive/trollish, or sincerely attempting their best to communicate their thoughts in what they think is in a coherent way. It's also a fine line when one has to moderate a forum and see a complete sh!t show in a discussion where it's a free-for-all, and putting every thread on lockdown. But as you know, we are open to suggestions.

I wasn't referring to forum moderating, which is generally done well. It's a fine line indeed, but I also don't think that Jax should have been banned for expressing his views and opinions.
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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

Postby Indrajala » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:45 pm

Jnana wrote:
Mr. G wrote:What specifically Jnana? I think if you're referring to there not being an open forum for debate, we try to moderate to the best of our abilities. It can be a tough balance between deciding whether a member is being disruptive/trollish, or sincerely attempting their best to communicate their thoughts in what they think is in a coherent way. It's also a fine line when one has to moderate a forum and see a complete sh!t show in a discussion where it's a free-for-all, and putting every thread on lockdown. But as you know, we are open to suggestions.

I wasn't referring to forum moderating, which is generally done well. It's a fine line indeed, but I also don't think that Jax should have been banned for expressing his views and opinions.


He was banned for double accounts, and then he went off the wall.
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Re: Bentinho Massaro - Is he there in a dzogchen sense?

Postby Jnana » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:51 pm

Huseng wrote:He was banned for double accounts, and then he went off the wall.

Ok. Thanks for the clarification. That's unacceptable conduct. The rules are there for a reason, and are simple enough to understand and follow.
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Re: Dharma Wheel on Dharma Wheel....

Postby Dronma » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:57 pm

With all the respect to everybody, I shall add a few words here.
First of all, I am very new to Dharma Wheel, so I have no idea about past cases of people who had been banned or about E-Shanga either.
I already thanked deeply the moderators for controlling well and putting an end to the annoying and continuous postings by Jax.
According to my opinion, he was the one who was provoking continuously with many ways.
At the end, just before his personal thread been locked, he declared to me that Dzogchen leads to theosis!
I am Greek, so I know very well what theosis is. And I can certainly say that this is a totally wrong direction, and maybe for some people who cannot distinguish such subtle concepts, a very dangerous one.
In any case, Jax is back again with many nicknames, as you maybe already noticed. So you don't have to feel sorry about him.
He is not the type of guy who resigns easily! :jedi:
We see.....
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Re: Dharma Wheel on Dharma Wheel....

Postby Tara » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:17 pm

For clarification, Jax's original ban was not for having duplicate accounts. He subsequently has created several accounts in contravention of the ToS each one has been banned. Jax chose not to follow the procedure regarding acts of moderation instead chose to accuse the team of behaving like Taliban.

As any of you who have held a position on a moderating team will know full well often times a moderating team is stuck between a rock and a hard place. It is not possible to please all the people all the time. The team try to act in a considered way taking into account complaints and reports etc. Generally after a team discussion a decision is made. Whilst it is understood that some will regard acts of moderation as censorship as far as I am concerned it is not about censorship it is about keeping Dharma Wheel as a haven for those wishing to discuss Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism as it clearly states in the header. We do get it wrong sometimes however if someone acts like a troll they will be treated like a troll. Creating more than one account is not permitted and most members seem to be able to comprehend what one member one account actually means but as it seemed earlier today that this was not understood an amendment was made to the ToS viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3589&p=88901#p88901 making it crystal clear.

For everyone's information if you have a complaint about an act of moderation please follow the procedure as laid out here viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2616 . Thanks for your co-operation.

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Re: Dharma Wheel on Dharma Wheel....

Postby Indrajala » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:22 pm

I stand corrected.
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Re: Rebirth as a Rudra

Postby Dronma » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:13 pm

AlexanderS wrote:What is egohood? Some state of evil of no return?


For the people who are asking what is egohood, there is a new thread - after the latest split - "Rebirth as a Rudra" here:

http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=7462
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Re: Dharma Wheel on Dharma Wheel....

Postby muni » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:55 am

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First Post: How useful is Dharma Wheel for you, REALLY?

Postby SooYiMongSeng » Sun May 27, 2012 6:02 am

Label me suspect: But the moment I came upon this stop on the road (this http address you loaded in your web browser), I envisioned a really tight, neatly packed space with a lot of conversations going on all at once (limbs and peoples' heads sticking out of the windows, even)

...and as I stood outside the pit-stop I thought, "Wow...it seems really noisy in there."

Not that I am necessarily labelling this forum as "too noisey" by any standard. . . but I just have to ask:

"How useful has this forum been for your practice and or life... really? To what degree has this forum lessened your own personal suffering"

Yes, I am very curious to know.
Yes, I am new to this.
No, I am not an expert at -anything-.
Yes, I am very willing to learn, and hear all that all you wonderful individuals have to share. Every good, bad, agreeable and disagreeable anything.
Yes, I am proceeding with caution as best I can, with as most mindfulness as I possess at this moment. I'll try my best! End of disclaimers...
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Re: First Post: How useful is Dharma Wheel for you, REALLY?

Postby Skydancer » Sun May 27, 2012 8:21 am

This forum (or more precisely, people on it) has answered numerous questions I've had. I see it as a great springboard for further research and contemplations. There are many people here who are quite experienced and learned. I'm more a reader than an active poster and I often just browse and read through different threads.
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Re: First Post: How useful is Dharma Wheel for you, REALLY?

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sun May 27, 2012 11:00 am

When you walk into any social space you will find groups of people ranging from noisey to quiet, from small to large, from radical looking to conservative, etc...

Based on what you see, you choose which group you wish to associate with, if none of them appeal to you have the freedom to leave.

So... depending on what you are looking for, you may or may not find it here.

Sometimes DW is very useful for me, sometimes it makes me feel like pulling my hair out.

Sometimes I am really helpful sometimes I am a cad.

REALLY!
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Re: First Post: How useful is Dharma Wheel for you, REALLY?

Postby Simon E. » Sun May 27, 2012 11:03 am

As another newcomer I can tell you one thing for sure. Participating in, or even reading, the forum is not compulsory.
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Re: First Post: How useful is Dharma Wheel for you, REALLY?

Postby Blue Garuda » Sun May 27, 2012 6:09 pm

gregkavarnos wrote:
Sometimes DW is very useful for me, sometimes it makes me feel like pulling my hair out.



Some of us only have a beard left to pull out so count yourself lucky.

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Re: Dharma Wheel on Dharma Wheel....

Postby Paul » Sun May 27, 2012 6:30 pm

Like E-Sangha before it, there is an incredible amount of good information here contributed by a large number of good people. It does take experience and discerning eye to figure out who are always worth listening to, though.
This nature of mind is spontaneously present.
That spontaneity I was told is the dakini aspect.
Recognizing this should help me
Not to be stuck with fear of being sued.

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Re: Dharma Wheel on Dharma Wheel....

Postby Sönam » Sun May 27, 2012 6:30 pm

Nice place, warm and cool, sometime the music is a bit laud but one can make it, waiters are ok and well educated (a large number comes from the e-sangha school), food is balanced and some private salon are very confortable ...

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Re: Dharma Wheel on Dharma Wheel....

Postby Blue Garuda » Sun May 27, 2012 6:45 pm

Paul wrote:Like E-Sangha before it, there is an incredible amount of good information here contributed by a large number of good people. It does take experience and discerning eye to figure out who are always worth listening to, though.


If you use your eye to work out who to listen to you'll do well here! LOL :)
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Re: Dharma Wheel on Dharma Wheel....

Postby Paul » Sun May 27, 2012 6:50 pm

Blue Garuda wrote:
Paul wrote:Like E-Sangha before it, there is an incredible amount of good information here contributed by a large number of good people. It does take experience and discerning eye to figure out who are always worth listening to, though.


If you use your eye to work out who to listen to you'll do well here! LOL :)


What? You haven't developed the siddhi of synesthesia yet? :shock:
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Re: Dharma Wheel on Dharma Wheel....

Postby Blue Garuda » Sun May 27, 2012 7:30 pm

Paul wrote:
Blue Garuda wrote:
Paul wrote:Like E-Sangha before it, there is an incredible amount of good information here contributed by a large number of good people. It does take experience and discerning eye to figure out who are always worth listening to, though.


If you use your eye to work out who to listen to you'll do well here! LOL :)


What? You haven't developed the siddhi of synesthesia yet? :shock:


Nah, I just eat ectoplasm - never judge a spook by its colour. ;) (bad pun - 'book by its cover')

Well, after a bout of silliness and a bit of poetry I think I'm braced for DW for the next week or so.

A serious note:

I'm not sure if this is the thread for it, but I've been a Mod here and it is usually very easy, but please could those who are determined to be right and have the last word recognise that when it degenerates into bickering it isn't just hard work for Mods - it can also be pretty demotivating and upsetting. Of course, I've been responsible for angst here at times, but it doesn't mean that I don't know how it feels to clean up the mess on the floor. ;)
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