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

Postby Jechbi » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:04 am

tiltbillings wrote:The praise is rendered meaningless by the ongoing negativity of what you are saying.

Can you be more specific about this ongoing negativity?
tiltbillings wrote:Also, you really did not respond to mindyourmind; you, again, offered another justification for what you are doing. There is no dialogue in that.

I felt that I did respond, and very respectfully.

I'd suggest, Tilt, that if you are serious about having a dialogue, we continue this by PM, as you suggested to me. Most people probably aren't interested in our quibbles. Thank you.
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:36 am

Jechbi wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:The praise is rendered meaningless by the ongoing negativity of what you are saying.

Can you be more specific about this ongoing negativity?
As an exercise, why don't you go back and reread what you have written as if someone else wrote it. I suspect you would come to the same conclusion as mindyourmind.
tiltbillings wrote:Also, you really did not respond to mindyourmind; you, again, offered another justification for what you are doing. There is no dialogue in that.

I felt that I did respond, and very respectfully.
You responded, but you were not responsive. Again, you just tried to justify your actions without really addressing what was said to you.

I'd suggest, Tilt, that if you are serious about having a dialogue, we continue this by PM, as you suggested to me. Most people probably aren't interested in our quibbles. Thank you.
Do you always put so much energy into quibbles?
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby plwk » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:56 am

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it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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

Postby Jechbi » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:00 am

tiltbillings wrote:As an exercise, why don't you go back and reread what you have written as if someone else wrote it.

I have done that.
tiltbillings wrote:Do you always put so much energy into quibbles?

I've tried to respond to you respectfully. I don't mind exerting energy to make that effort. Best wishes.
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:10 am

plwk wrote:Image
I don't think that is a fox and this thread is vacillating between seriousness and gawd only knows what.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby nobody12345 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:09 pm

Dhamma Wheel is the best Dhamma board out there.
Please don't change.
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby nobody12345 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:13 pm

Kim O'Hara wrote:
plwk wrote:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .budd.html
O Atula! Indeed, this is an ancient practice, not one only of today:
they blame those who remain silent,
they blame those who speak much,
they blame those who speak in moderation.
There is none in the world who is not blamed.

There never was, there never will be, nor is there now,
a person who is wholly blamed or wholly praised.

:goodpost:

And I'll say again what I've said before: the mods here do a great job and I thank them for it. Anyone who reckons DW has given them their worst Web experience has led a very protected Web life indeed.Some of us do express ourselves occasionally in language that is forthright enough to bruise others' feelings :thinking: and that's not a good thing, but more often, IMO, neutral statements are *read* in a snarky voice and cause offence where none was intended. I don't think there is anything that anyone except the reader can do about that.
:namaste:
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Good point.
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby Tex » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:31 pm

I think the moderators do a tremendous job. I also think the vast majority of posters do a tremendous job and offer a great deal of insight. Topics are sometimes hotly contested, and strongly-held opinions are strongly stated, and that's as it should be.

I'm frequently impressed that such discussions stay, for the most part, on such a respectful level.

Thanks to mods and posters alike for fostering such an atmosphere.
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby Jason » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:32 pm

You can't please all the people all the time.
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby PeterB » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:49 pm

Frankly if I was a mod, particularly if I were Tilt, I would have said " f*** this for game of soldiers " and departed some time ago.
Fortunately I am neither a mod nor Tilt... :lol: And even more fortunately they are better men than me, Gunga Din.
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby adosa » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:55 pm

tiltbillings wrote:
plwk wrote:Image
I don't think that is a fox and this thread is vacillating between seriousness and gawd only knows what.


It's a Tibetan fox (Vulpes ferrilata). Carry on.


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

Postby cooran » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:59 pm

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

Postby Mawkish1983 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:26 pm

PeterB wrote:Frankly if I was a mod, particularly if I were Tilt, I would have said " f*** this for game of soldiers " and departed some time ago.
Hmmm, it's a good thing I'M not a moderator, or my response may well have been the even more frown-inducing "just go away".

So many posts, so little Dhamma :(
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:02 pm

Greetings,

Mawkish1983 wrote:So many posts, so little Dhamma :(

That's alright though... because at least it's contained here, and the Dhamma topics that are taking place across the forum presently (and there's quite a lot if you look around) have been reasonably quarantined from such postings.

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Retro. :)
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby Mawkish1983 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:35 pm

retrofuturist wrote:[T]he Dhamma topics that are taking place across the forum presently (and there's quite a lot if you look around) have been reasonably quarantined from such postings.
Sorry, I wasn't clear, I was talking about my own recent activity on Dhammawheel. :)
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:13 am

adosa wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:
plwk wrote:Image
I don't think that is a fox and this thread is vacillating between seriousness and gawd only knows what.


It's a Tibetan fox (Vulpes ferrilata). Carry on.


adosa
Thanks for the info. It is a rather interstingly unusual looking animal.
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:15 am

It is very cartoonish... I expect it to start speaking.

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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

Postby Ben » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:18 am

Yes, my wife keeps saying, while reading over my shoulder, it (the photo of the fox), looks like his head's been cut and pasted ovr the top of another animal's body.
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:32 am

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This fits under the improving DW's knowledge base of foxes in the world.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:32 am

tiltbillings wrote:This fits under the improving DW's knowledge base of foxes in the world.

:jumping:
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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