christopher::: wrote:Otherwise what happens is someone starts a discussion on a book or modern Dhamma teacher and it kind of gets lost, and then later someone else might start a new discussion.
Further to Cooran's excellent suggestion, I would recommend in such instances taking the time to carefully and explicitly define the parameters of the discussion in the opening post. If the first posting is a bit woolly, it's far easier for things to go off-topic. If the first post is framed well, it's easier for moderators (either through reading the topic, or via reports made by members) to determine that something is off-topic. It's far easier to do this than for anyone to expect that members and moderators are able to read their mind.
"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
"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)