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Offline Wonky Badger

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Ignore user function installed
« on: October 11, 2011, 08:59:41 pm »
I have no idea if this is a good idea, but I've installed a modification that adds a small "Ignore" link next to "Report to moderator" in posts. If you choose to ignore a member, their posts will say "You are ignoring this user. Show me the post.", so you can still easily read individual posts from ignored users if you feel like it by clicking the "Show" link. The "Ignore" link changes to "Unignore" so ignoring can easily be undone.
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Re: Ignore user function installed
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 09:29:37 pm »
From the view of practicing your doubt it very legitimate and has its reason. Practicing is all about cessation of ignorance which can be attain by ignoring but by the opposite.

There is a saying: "More worse as ignorance is the ignoring of ignorance."

So all such kinds of giving ways to ignore are ways to keep people one self and others in the circle of birth and death. *smile*

Sometimes it is good to think about our doubt, which leads us to improve the right view and also the right intention.

I can not see one argument which can called helpful for the way.

Anyway, now you can ignore this post also in action not only in thoughts *smile* What a beautiful world. There is no will where there is no solution be found.

« Last Edit: October 11, 2011, 09:33:22 pm by Hanzze »

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Re: Ignore user function installed
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 10:02:21 pm »
From the view of practicing your doubt it very legitimate and has its reason. Practicing is all about cessation of ignorance which can be attain by ignoring but by the opposite.

There is a saying: "More worse as ignorance is the ignoring of ignorance."

So all such kinds of giving ways to ignore are ways to keep people one self and others in the circle of birth and death. *smile*

Sometimes it is good to think about our doubt, which leads us to improve the right view and also the right intention.

I can not see one argument which can called helpful for the way.

Anyway, now you can ignore this post also in action not only in thoughts *smile* What a beautiful world. There is no will where there is no solution be found.



I do understand your point of view and I will personally not be ignoring any users, but at the same time I acknowledge that we all have our different ways and levels of practice and all have their own issues to work with, so if the ignore function can make even one fed-up member staying instead of leaving, I think it's worth having.
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Re: Ignore user function installed
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 10:13:38 pm »
Thank you Wonky for another innovative step. This was also how E-Sangha had it done back then as I recalled...

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Re: Ignore user function installed
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 10:14:47 pm »
Yes, helpful.  Very thoughtful of you.

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011, 10:39:06 pm »
Wonky you have so much compassion toward all here.  So you see them *smile* you make many happy, but I guess there is a different between pity and compassion.

"Ohhh, great..." now we are like the others again, now we are well and can practice. *smile*

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When we give rise to right view in our hearts, we can be at ease wherever we are. It's because we still have wrong views, still hold onto ideas that are poisonous, that we're not at ease. Holding on in this way is like being a maggot. Where it lives is filthy; its food is filthy. Its food isn't fit to be food — but it seems fitting to the maggot. Try taking a stick and flicking it out of the excrement where it's feeding, and see what happens. It'll wiggle and wriggle, eager to get back to the pile of excrement where it was before. Only then does it feel right.

It's the same with you monks and novices. You still have wrong views. Teachers come and advise you on how to have right view, but it doesn't feel right to you. You keep running back to your pile of excrement. Right view doesn't feel right because you're used to your old pile of excrement. As long as the maggot doesn't see the filth in where it's living, it can't escape. It's the same with us. As long as we don't see the drawbacks of those things, we can't escape from them. They make it difficult to practice.


Pretty  much better as the banner, for sure, but even there is this function the problem will be not solved and unsatisfactory will just search another way.
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The Buddha said, "Monks, did you see the jackal running around here in the evening? Did you see him? Standing still it suffered. Running around it suffered. Sitting down it suffered. Lying down it suffered. Going into the hollow of a tree, it suffered. Going into a cave, it felt ill at ease. It suffered because it thought, 'Standing here isn't good. Sitting isn't good. Lying down isn't good. This bush isn't good. This tree hollow isn't good. This cave isn't good.' So it kept running all the time. Actually, that jackal has mange. Its discomfort doesn't come from the bush or the tree hollow or the cave, from sitting, standing, or lying down. It comes from the mange."

You monks are the same. Your discomfort comes from your wrong views. You hold onto ideas that are poisonous and so you're tormented. You don't exert restraint over your senses, so you blame other things. You don't know what's going on inside you. When you stay here at Wat Nong Pah Pong, you suffer. You go to America and suffer. You go to London and suffer. You go to Wat Bung Wai and suffer. You go to every branch monastery and suffer. Wherever you go, you suffer. This comes from the wrong views that still lie within you. Your views are wrong and you hold onto ideas that are poisonous in your hearts. Wherever you go you suffer. You're like that jackal.

Once you recover from your mange, though, you can be at ease wherever you go: at ease out in the open, at ease in the wild. I think about this often and keep teaching it to you because this point of Dhamma is very useful.

"In Simple Terms: 108 Dhamma Similes", by Ajahn Chah, translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Access to Insight, 4 April 2011, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai/chah/insimpleterms.html . Retrieved on 11 October 2011.



This post can be ignored, so no need to worry about it. *smile*

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Re: Ignore user function installed
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2011, 07:48:17 am »
Good job :)
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Re: Ignore user function installed
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2011, 07:33:26 pm »
Very useful.  Thanks, Wonky.
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Re: Ignore user function installed
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2011, 08:51:43 pm »
To ignore, yes *smile* or do you think it useful for practice? To keep the "I" alive it useful, yes.

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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2011, 08:58:26 pm »
Just sharing . In culture , in sociaty , in business , in politics infact in most of my daily life ignoring certain people due to their beliefs , their action , their intention , their cultures , their lifestyles or even their habits......perhaps could be in certain way , in limited area is perhaps "usefull".

But.......this is Buddhism website , not political website , not commercial website , not porn site but a place where member should be free of all ego , all pride , all class , all "titles" , all conditions or knowledge..........a place of all member here sincerely to learn "knowing " Buddhism .

I will never "learn" if I think I already know, I will never know if I belief others dont know , I will never aware if I belief I am right and if I choose what I want to know I will never aware of what I dont know .

I will always be me ,of what I want to be , of whom I wish to be , of who I think to be and will never be whom I must be .

In Buddhism that I currently aware ...all source is a great source to learn , no matter from who or what .

If I ignor ,  I will have NO OPTION but to like what I choose .
If I free to have option to know , I will know something that I never know before .

In Buddhism that currently I aware off , all action is never wrong is only due to own awareness .
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Re: Ignore user function installed
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2011, 09:06:22 pm »
A very useful little function.  Thanks a lot for installing it.

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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2011, 09:34:54 pm »
I wonder how one would deceit to use it. You are right, actually from this point of view it could be useful. The intention to use it could be a reminder to me mindful on feelings *smile*

I heard that most feeling disappear if we watch them but may last a long time and come back and again if we are not mindful on them. Using the intention to ignore in this way is a very wise way *smile*

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Re: Ignore user function installed
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2011, 05:58:38 am »
Many thanks Wonky, this was desperately needed. It also might be of benefit to allow each user to see a count of how many people have them on ignore.
Sergeant Schultz was onto something.

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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2011, 07:07:23 am »
So a little punish tool? Without having little punishing effects this tool does really make no sense.

Image the pressure on has it he ignores someone. "Does he talk mad about me? Should i look what he writes? Maybe there is something useful?"

I guess we could overcome this pressure with some punishing effects, so we have a good reason to come this desires later on. *smile*

What about a "like" or "dislike" bottom at the avatar or at the post and one gets heaven or hell points. Would that be a great opportunity for interactive showing his ups and downs? Maybe we can also make it visible how much positive gifts one had given and how many negative. *smile* Wonderful world, we have always solutions to make it bearable to walk on as usual. *smile*
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Re: Ignore user function installed
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2011, 08:35:07 am »
Many thanks Wonky, this was desperately needed. It also might be of benefit to allow each user to see a count of how many people have them on ignore.
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