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E-sangha news

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:40 pm

We already have a thread about e-sangha updates, but I thought I would start another here to reiterate some important messages:

All posts disparaging e-sangha will be removed. Some of you who responded to those posts (in other threads) may also see your posts removed. This is not anything against you, just to keep the flow of discussion on topic and your post may no longer be relevant since the disparaging comments will be removed.

PLEASE keep all comments about e-sangha toward your ability or not to log-in, updates you might have from Leo or another admin. over there, or for suggestions on how we might be able to help them get back online!

Thank you!

On another matter, we have many new members who have joined us who were regular participants at e-sangha. You are most welcome here! We would like for you to even stay and participate in our sites here and over at e-sangha, once it is back up again.

But for those of you who practice and post mostly in Vajrayana and Mahayana forums, this is a primarily Theravada forum. You are still most welcome, just keep in mind that topics should be related to Theravada, Theravada and Mahayana comparisons, and General Buddhism discussions. Topics and posts which are stricly Vajrayana, Mahayana, Zen, etc. with no relation to Theravada or the Pali Canon will be removed.

We have a sister site set-up which is for the discussion on the Dharma of the Mahayana and Vajrayana over at:

http://www.dharmawheel.net/

Please post any topics that are strictly Vajrayana, Mahayana over there. Thank you!
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Re: E-sangha news

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:24 am

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Re: E-sangha news

Postby LauraJ » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:52 pm

Thank you for the update Retro :)

To reiterate what David wrote, he and Retro set up a really nice place for us Mahayana folks. Not that we can't post here, but it's a cool Mahayana forum.

See you there I hope! :hello:



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Re: E-sangha news

Postby Su Dongpo » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:44 am

Greetings,

I was posting to e-sangha on a more or less daily basis when it went down, then switched to the Buddhist Community website for a week or so. I quit that site last week after malware warning from my security software (Avast) kept alerting me to a trojan jumping off that site as well. I alerted other members and Leo, but after a week of no responses, decided to play it safe and quit for the time being.

:computerproblem:

I suspect there is something wrong at www.buddhist-community.com as well as e-sangha -- have no clue if these would be related -- but since no other members at Buddhist Community reported similar problems, and since Leo seems to have his hands more than full at the moment, it may just be a problem with my computer(s), although I did scan and check and found nothing problematic. I am not enough of a techie to know one way or the other, however.

I hope these problems get ironed out soon. In the meantime, I am happy to discover so many of you here at "The Wheel".

Best regards,
heybai

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Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:53 am

:hello:

Hi heybai,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

I think there might be something with Buddhist Community too. I notice that none of the recent members, going back about two weeks or so have any avatar pictures. All the members' pictures you see are the "old-timers" who uploaded pics. before the problems.
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Re: E-sangha news

Postby Su Dongpo » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:00 am

Hi David,

The avatar problem may be a separate issue. Leo posted a message about ten days ago explaining that that function wasn't working and that he does not have time at the moment to fix it.

heybai

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Postby Ben » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:26 am

Welcome Heybai!
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
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Re: E-sangha news

Postby davcuts » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:49 am

I tried to join the Buddhist Community twice and had no success. The email that was supposed to be sent to join never came. I checked to make sure I had entered the correct email address and I had. I believe there is something wrong with the Buddhist Community. It seems someone has intentionally attacked both e-Sangha and the Buddhist Community. I hope Leo can trace who hacked into them and take legal action. I know a lot of people dislike e-Sangha but to intentionally attack it is just wrong. I miss e-Sangha and I am sad Leo is having to go through all of this. The fact that someone intentionally attacked e-sangha makes me sadder. E-Sangha is my sangha, and it is for a lot of others as well who have no access to teachers. It's a shame someone had such hate in their hearts they felt the need to harm it.

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Re: E-sangha news

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:53 am

Hi Davcuts
Indeed, the outage of e-sangha is a great tragedy for many Buddhists worldwide.
Feel free to hang out here at Dhamma Wheel, and I hope that until e-sangha rises from the ashes, we can support you in your practice.
metta

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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Postby christopher::: » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:01 am

Hi all. I may have missed a post about this, but don't they have an older version (a few months old maybe) with Esangha data available that they could re-boot with?
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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Postby Annapurna » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:12 pm

Wasn't e sangha already down in summer?

Was that also a hacker attack? Perhaps a dress rehearsal? By the same?

And didn't they lose some threads, but only back to the last 'safety copy' ?

Anyhow, I am sure e sangha will rise again.

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Postby Jechbi » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:41 am

I don't mean to be insensitive, but isn't this a good opportunity to practice detachment and come to a better appreciation of the impermanent nature of all phenomena?
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