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hijacking threads

Postby kc2dpt » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:11 pm

I feel like I'm seeing an increasing number of threads being moved to the "free-for-all" forum. A mod has two choices: delete posts or move the thread. I think the intent of the OP should weigh heavily. If the OP wanted a free-for-all then he or she could have started the thread there. I am not interested in the type of conversation that is permitted there. I'm sure there are others who feel the same way. When you move a thread there, you take it away from me and those like me. If someone posts to a thread and that post is not appropriate for that forum, then delete the post. Don't let one person hijack a whole thread.

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Re: hijacking threads

Postby Ben » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:14 pm

Hi Peter
I'm not aware of any threads being moved. Are there any that concern you particularly?
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Re: hijacking threads

Postby kc2dpt » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:51 pm

For example I recall "mahayana perspective" and "tolerance" being in other forums originally. I was participating in both threads until they were moved. Or maybe I'm misremembering. If you say things aren't being moved then maybe I'm just confused.
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Re: hijacking threads

Postby Sanghamitta » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:41 pm

I am conscious that I was involved with both those threads. If in any way I hijacked them, I apologise.


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Re: hijacking threads

Postby genkaku » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:53 pm

I learned a long time ago not to put topics in the forum I thought was most appropriate. Since Buddhism, for my money, is wide and alive and recognizes no stop signs, I like it when a topic kind of flows from point to point according to the poster: Some love quoting scripture, some will tell you about a ball game they went to, some will speak of meditation difficulties ... an endless link, one thing to the next. But this is just my taste and why, rather than ruffling anyone's Buddhist feathers, I always post in the least restrictive and defined forum. It's just my taste: Hijacking is what happens quite naturally.

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Re: hijacking threads

Postby Ben » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:03 pm

Hi Peter
I've searched the moderation log and the last thread moved into the Dhammic-free-for-all was "How are the views of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu regarded?" on 16th July. Since then, there have been a few other thread movements but they've typically been threads moved from 'Discovering Theravada' to 'Personal Experience' and 'Personal Experience' to 'Lounge' I've also searched the log to the 11th May and I couldn't find any evidence of those threads you enquired about being moved.
I'm happy to discuss if you have any further questions.
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Learn this from the waters:
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Re: hijacking threads

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:09 pm

I moved Should Buddhists be Tolerant of Other Religions? almost as soon as it was posted in the Lounge to the free-for-all section, because seemed to have more Dhammic issues than not, but it could have stayed where it was.

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Re: hijacking threads

Postby Individual » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:26 am

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: hijacking threads

Postby kc2dpt » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:59 am

Apparently it's my mistake then. Perhaps the tone of the thread changed and only then I noticed what forum it was in. In any case, it's apparently nothing you can do anything about.

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I suppose what I'm seeing is an increased starting of threads in free-for-all, which speaks more towards the quality of the OPs than it does of the replies. :shrug:
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Re: hijacking threads

Postby Ben » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:46 am

Hi Peter

If there is anything we can do, such as starting a parallel thread in the classical forum, please let us know.
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Learn this from the waters:
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Re: hijacking threads

Postby Individual » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:47 am

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Re: hijacking threads

Postby kc2dpt » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:36 pm

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Re: hijacking threads

Postby Ben » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:17 pm

“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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Re: hijacking threads

Postby clw_uk » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:25 pm

It is a useful forum to have, without such room for debate conversation will tend to become quite rigid



Plus without challenges one never learns if there view/argument actually holds up


However it is good to have a classical section where traditions can be explained



just my two cents

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Re: hijacking threads

Postby kc2dpt » Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:35 am

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Re: hijacking threads

Postby Ben » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:04 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.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: hijacking threads

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:58 am

The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

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Re: hijacking threads

Postby Ben » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:13 am

Hi Sanghamitta

My advice to you is the same as my advice to Peter. So please feel free to contribute in that forum should you wish to do so.
Metta

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“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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Re: hijacking threads

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:32 am

Thanks Ben. I realise that any website needs a pressure cooker valve. Not my cup of tea though if you will excuse the mixed metaphor.... :smile:

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