"Your idea or point or post is of no value"

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"Your idea or point or post is of no value"

Postby Will » Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:43 am

We all do not value every aspect of Dhamma practices or doctrines equally. Nor do we all value or respect certain threads or posts or phrasing. But the author does and others (perhaps lurkers) do too. This probably has to do with us not being clones of each other.

I find it ugly to find such indifference or contempt for others' words expressed here.

So live and let live and let us forbear with that which seems boring, pointless, irrelevant, silly or whatnot.

If it is wildly off topic or something equally horrid, then say so. But even that should probably be left to the Admin & staff.
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Re: "Your idea or point or post is of no value"

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:31 am

what'd i miss?
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Re: "Your idea or point or post is of no value"

Postby Ben » Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:49 am

Hi Will, Hi all,

Perhaps it would be best if members treated others as they would like to be treated. Show the respect to others you would like to be shown. We can only hope to influence the actions of others by moderating our own behaviour.

I believe we have a great opportunity here at Dhamma Wheel by building an environment that is founded on mutual respect and friendliness, on the qualities of loving kindness, compassion, equanimity and sympathetic joy. I hope it will become a community where its members feel welcome and have a sense of belonging and feel that there individual practices are supported. The flip-side of course is that Dhamma Wheel should be an environment where its members feel free to respectfully and honestly explore the many issues without fear that such discussion will be interpreted or dismissed as 'sectarian', 'materialist', or 'eternalist'.

I hope Dhamma Wheel will benefit all who contribute and read here.
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Re: "Your idea or point or post is of no value"

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:54 am

Sadhu! :buddha2:
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Re: "Your idea or point or post is of no value"

Postby kc2dpt » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:11 pm

Will wrote:I find it ugly to find such indifference or contempt for others words expressed here.

Are you saying you have contempt for other's words when those words express contempt?

So live and let live and let us forbear with that which seems boring, pointless, irrelevant, silly or whatnot.

By "live and let live" do you mean "start a thread criticizing the posts of others"? Is this thread an example of forbearance?

If it is wildly off topic or something equally horrid, then say so. But even that should probably be left to the Admin & staff.

Did you leave it to the Admins & staff?

My point is simple this: All we can do effectively is look to our own faults. Leave other's faults to others.
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Re: "Your idea or point or post is of no value"

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:27 pm

Hi Peter,

Will wrote this directly after reading a thread I started, so maybe it was in response to that.

It was a strange thing; I shared a quote I read from the Dhammapada and people got all over my case. The thread has since been appropriately moderated and does not reflect anything weird.

It's a new site, and childbirth can hurt a little at times. Let's all hang in there!

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Re: "Your idea or point or post is of no value"

Postby Jechbi » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:57 pm

At this stage one thing I like about this board is that there's the opportunity to make mistakes and commit faux pas without having one's post made invisible. Obviously different people are going to read posts in different ways, and at least around here that is recognized for what it is: an honest attempt to communicate underlying valid points.

(On the other board, I estimate that at least 20% of my posts have been turned invisible by mods and admins, although in each case I honestly felt the post was legitimate and ought to have remained visible.)

So let's give each other space.
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Re: "Your idea or point or post is of no value"

Postby Placid-pool » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:07 pm

Will wrote:We all do not value every aspect of Dhamma practices or doctrines equally. Nor do we all value or respect certain threads or posts or phrasing. But the author does and others (perhaps lurkers) do too. This probably has to do with us not being clones of each other.

I find it ugly to find such indifference or contempt for others words expressed here.

So live and let live and let us forbear with that which seems boring, pointless, irrelevant, silly or whatnot.

If it is wildly off topic or something equally horrid, then say so. But even that should probably be left to the Admin & staff.


Exactly what I was trying to say in my post on Kindness which has now been locked - thank you for underlining the sentiment.
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Re: "Your idea or point or post is of no value"

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:21 pm

Of these the worse is he who to one angry
Replies with wrath.
Do not reply with wrath to one who's angry
And win a battle hard to win!
You course then for the weal of both,
Yourself and of the other one.
You understand the other's angry mood,
Remaining mindful and at peace.
-- S i 162
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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Re: "Your idea or point or post is of no value"

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:03 am

Greetings Will,

If you find something objectionable, please use the Report Post function to report it and we'll investigate.

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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