Moderation at Dhamma Wheel is rule-based. The rules are the Terms of Service and special forum-based guidelines.
I think our membership numbers, traffic, and culture here is testament that we have a good balance. We wanted to develop this site as a safe and respectful environment where Dhamma can be discussed and for those interested in the Dhamma can get get together and I think we have that. It takes some work to maintain Dhamma Wheel and its culture but despite that I think its worth it.
I can understand if one is on the receiving end of moderation attention one may feel that the moderators are acting out of unwholesome mind state. The fact is far from that. Nearly all moderation decisions are discussed in the admin forum before any decision is implemented. Moderators who are active in particular discussion threads, by convention, do not enact moderation decisions in those threads.
I acknowledge your suggestion for a public trash bin. As I said earlier, I am not in favour of it. However, David and I will be guided by the membership and the mod/admin team and act accordingly.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725
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