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Mods, when you deny a "Discovering Therevada" post...

Postby SDC » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:38 pm

...I thought you send an explanation why.

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Re: Mods, when you deny a "Discovering Therevada" post...

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:44 pm

Hi SDC,

The only thing we can easily do it tick a box. Usually I tick "off topic". Lately I have rejected the majority of the posts in that Forum, since what we want is a simple, straightforward, answer to the question. Any discussion, argument, posting as if one is trying to be the questioner's teacher, and so on, will probably be rejected.

All those things are fine on other areas, of course.

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Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:48 pm

And when a moderator denies a post the system asks if we want to notify the poster of the denial and I think all mods. do click that box, but unfortunately I think the internal email notification system is not working right now. There are just strict guidelines in the Discovering Theravada sub-forum, but otherwise the posts, even the rejected ones are not bad in anyway, just not appropriate for the strict guidelines of that forum.
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Postby SDC » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:56 pm

I thought what I said was brief, simple and quite on topic. I guess not. It does, however, say in the guidelines that we would be given an explanation via PM. Look, I really don't care just was expecting to see something. No worries.

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Postby Ben » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:00 am

“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.
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Postby Hanzze » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:12 am

Over all a very responsible and sensible work with a lot of danger of critice as well as mistakes, which needs its honore and gratefulness.
Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Postby Ben » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:25 am

Thanks, Hanzze!
“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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Re: Mods, when you deny a "Discovering Therevada" post...

Postby Hanzze » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:31 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Postby Annapurna » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:40 am

http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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Postby Ben » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:29 am

“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,
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- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Postby Annapurna » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:45 pm

http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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Postby retrofuturist » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:34 am

"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

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Mods, when you deny a "Discovering Therevada" post...

Postby Hanzze » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:45 am

How ever one might do it, there is aways the danger of giving thoughts of strange intention. Maybe you like to thinks about it one more time: . There is nothing lost with a public "trash" box as it would be just regarded as putted a little aside.
Just that! *smile*


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Postby Annapurna » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:58 pm

I support Hanzze's suggestion.
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Re: Mods, when you deny a "Discovering Therevada" post...

Postby Ben » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:08 pm

I'm not in favour of Hanzze's suggestion.
I think it could give rise to some people feeling humiliated because their 'deleted' post is on display.
It may also inspire some people to engage in metadiscussion or public discussion of moderation decisions.

Its up to each and every member to ensure that their post is compliant with the TOS and the special-forum based guidelines. Some fora, such as the Discovering Theravada forum, those guidelines are strictly enforced. If posts are removed it is because it is not compliant with the TOS and/or guidelines.

If the member is a repeat offender or engaged in other anti-social behaviour then it is likely mod staff will contact that person and be subject to further disciplinary sanctions that may include warnings, suspensions and a permanent ban.
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Ben
“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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Re: Mods, when you deny a "Discovering Therevada" post...

Postby Ben » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:26 am

Dear Hanzze,

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.
kind regards,

Ben
“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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