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Offline Hanzze

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Re: Time for some change?
« Reply #60 on: September 08, 2013, 10:35:03 pm »
I have a suggestion for your "problem" and I do it in similar way.

Set up a "choose-able" Membergroup, selectable for everybody. Make the deleted Posts into one forum visible for Amdins, Mods and those who take up this membership.

In this way you can prevent to have posts public visible which should not public visible (copyright, law-breaking stuff, clear harmfull stuff). For those who like to keep their posts (at least it is a work to write a post) nothing is lost. For those who like to look if something was right or wrong, they can take up the membership if they like.

As for the mods, they should provide always a like to the "moved" post. So there is no more deleting necessary and no harm on a raw level necessary. Just moving.

I called this forum "dunghill" right next to the kitchen where the sensual excesses will go on. Sometimes its good to pick up something which was trow on the "dunghill" again and mostly not. How ever, if there is no "dunghill" how could you ever nourish the plants?
That is needed.

As for banner members, I would totally abstain from such. There are many tools of moderation given by the software you have. You can limit them to certain forums or moderate their posts. But no killing. There is no justification for such. NO.

You can put them under moderation just as a sign in their avatar so everybody knows that the mods and admins do not support their ways.
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Re: Time for some change?
« Reply #61 on: September 09, 2013, 01:36:32 am »
I second the vote for the dunghill forum. In fact my name for it was 'red room' but dunghill sounds better . . .

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Re: Time for some change?
« Reply #62 on: September 09, 2013, 01:41:05 am »
I second the vote for the dunghill forum.

Isn't flushing better to save embarasment? :wink1:

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Re: Time for some change?
« Reply #63 on: September 09, 2013, 01:42:59 am »
I second the vote for the dunghill forum. In fact my name for it was 'red room' but dunghill sounds better . . .

"red room"  :teehee:

Womens Feet :jinsyx:

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Re: Time for some change?
« Reply #64 on: September 09, 2013, 01:48:04 am »
I second the vote for the dunghill forum.

Isn't flushing better to save embarasment? :wink1:

I have read this entire conversation here and conected to other threads and I still dont have a clue what is being talked about.........the only thing I understood was "red room" and I didnt know we had a "hidden section based on festishes" and im kinda upset nobody here informed me about it.  :huffy:
« Last Edit: September 09, 2013, 01:49:44 am by namumahaparinirvanasvaha »

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Re: Time for some change?
« Reply #65 on: September 09, 2013, 02:00:32 am »
I second the vote for the dunghill forum. In fact my name for it was 'red room' but dunghill sounds better . . .

The problem for such a subsection is that we would probably need to create an indexing structure mirroring the over-all forum itself, otherwise posts would go into the subsection by date only with no reference to subject or section of the forum from which it was moved --- it would literally be a dunghill, a heep of posts on various topics.

I have read this entire conversation here and conected to other threads and I still dont have a clue what is being talked about.........the only thing I understood was "red room" and I didnt know we had a "hidden section based on festishes" and im kinda upset nobody here informed me about it.  :huffy:

He's actually referring to the admin/mod section where posts are reported.

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Re: Time for some change?
« Reply #66 on: September 09, 2013, 02:12:09 am »
I second the vote for the dunghill forum. In fact my name for it was 'red room' but dunghill sounds better . . .

The problem for such a subsection is that we would probably need to create an indexing structure mirroring the over-all forum itself, otherwise posts would go into the subsection by date only with no reference to subject or section of the forum from which it was moved --- it would literally be a dunghill, a heep of posts on various topics.

I have read this entire conversation here and conected to other threads and I still dont have a clue what is being talked about.........the only thing I understood was "red room" and I didnt know we had a "hidden section based on festishes" and im kinda upset nobody here informed me about it.  :huffy:
He's actually referring to the admin/mod section where posts are reported.

Oh okay.........soooo ummmm about that "red room" am I to understand we dont have a
"secret thread for fetishes" called the "red room".........you know like the ones they have in germany?

I understand if we dont  :wink1:

But I would love if you send me an invite to the "dunghill" or whatever you guys are calling it :wink1:

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Re: Time for some change?
« Reply #67 on: September 09, 2013, 02:21:31 am »
No, there is no red room or secret thread for fetishes... his comment about "fetishes" is reference to the moderators here, that we remove posts on personal whims.

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Re: Time for some change?
« Reply #68 on: February 25, 2014, 08:52:36 am »
Hello everyone here at freesangha  :namaste: I am new to this forum, and a member at a couple of other forums related to Buddhism. I have also been "lurking" for quite a while on forums - I have not had any bad experiences here or anywhere, but I see myself as very laid back and not easily offended, hurt by words or annoyed at disagreements, and I prefer the "dangers" of an accepting mildly moderated forum to one with a heavy handed moderation (I do not have a specific one in mind).

One thing that bothers me (on behalf of others) in many threads I have read around the forums is the often superior and nonconstructive reaction and style "senior" members with a self image of "higher expertise" have to self-claimed beginners who have good and sound questions who seek answers and/or guidance from people who might be more well-versed than them in the topics in question.

So many times I have read the following, which seems almost like a mantra: "This or that problem you face, is due to clinging, attachment and delusion on your part - go meditate" or something very similar. To me that defeats the very reason for joining and being a member of a forum. That is my  :twocents:

Metta.
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Re: Time for some change?
« Reply #69 on: February 25, 2014, 10:44:44 am »
So many times I have read the following, which seems almost like a mantra: "This or that problem you face, is due to clinging, attachment and delusion on your part - go meditate" or something very similar. To me that defeats the very reason for joining and being a member of a forum. That is my  :twocents:

I understand what you mean. but what if such advice is the best that can be offered at the time? There's an old adage that applies to any question that's being asked, namely that the person might not like the answer they receive LOL


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Re: Time for some change?
« Reply #70 on: February 25, 2014, 11:10:03 am »
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Atanavat:  So many times I have read the following, which seems almost like a mantra: "This or that problem you face, is due to clinging, attachment and delusion on your part - go meditate" or something very similar. To me that defeats the very reason for joining and being a member of a forum. That is my  :twocents:


Suggest you "carefully" read this : http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/study/truths.html

On a Buddhist website what did you expect for advice to such a question?  Perhaps you could tell us why you object to hearing such advice given it is exactly what The Buddha taught?. If you wanted to hear what Astronauts would do, wouldn't you find it better to go to The NASA Website? :curtain:
What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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Re: Time for some change?
« Reply #71 on: February 27, 2014, 01:49:45 am »
As there is no example-question in my post - the "advice to such a question?" link and example is not very interesting to me.

My statement was general and not about outlawing this type of answer to any question (strange that you interpret it this way). That is self-evident if you read my post "very carefully"  :wacky:

If your opinion is the general concensus, instead of a forum there should be a website with one front-page saying "This or that problem you face, is due to clinging, attachment and delusion on your part - now p*ss off" 

(and maybe a link to the NASA website)  :D



Maybe that is one for the suggestion box  :lmfao:

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Re: Time for some change?
« Reply #72 on: February 27, 2014, 07:55:53 am »
NASA Website:

http://www.nasa.gov/

I would never suggest that any fellow board member "p**s off".  :lipsseald: That would be an example of "wrong" speech. 

Sorry if you found my suggestion and response to your question offensive.  Apologies given.   :hug:

Buddhists usually focus on "What Buddha Taught" and the link I provided you in which you have no interest is what he taught:  "The Four Noble Truths", which is the basis for the kind of responses you will receive when asking for advice on Buddhist forums.

Hope this clarifies my reply to your question. :dharma:

What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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Re: Time for some change?
« Reply #73 on: February 27, 2014, 10:47:41 am »
Yes it does  :namaste: and i apologize for my harsh response as well.

 


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