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Offline Kodo308

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Buddhism without Boundaries
« on: May 17, 2017, 09:42:16 am »
Can anyone tell me what's up w/Buddhism without Boundaries? I just tried to register there & was declined, no reason given.  :eek: Is it some kind of special closed group or what?

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Re: Buddhism without Boundaries
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 10:12:46 am »
Hi Kodo,

 Bearing in mind that registration requires the reading of their Code of Conduct,  have a look at no 2.

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May they abide in great impartiality, free from attachment to loved ones and aversion to others.

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Re: Buddhism without Boundaries
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 10:35:55 am »
Thanks, Pixie, I did see that. But how would they know I was a priest? There's no place on the registration form that asks that question. And I also could find no way to contact admin. because I'm not registered.

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Re: Buddhism without Boundaries
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 10:37:26 am »
Can we continue the conversation by PM, please ?
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Re: Buddhism without Boundaries
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 06:06:54 pm »
I've also experienced problems with 'Buddhism Without Boundaries'. I had no trouble registering, but once I began discussing contentious issues, I found that some of my posts were removed, without explanation, and I then began to experience difficulties logging on.

In other words, I got the impression I wasn't welcome. I now tend to think the title, 'Buddhism Without Boundaries' is perhaps misleading. From my perspective, I would describe it as 'Buddhism With Boundaries'.

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Re: Buddhism without Boundaries
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 07:01:35 pm »
I I found that some of my posts were removed, without explanation,

Isn't that called "Intervention by a moderator" in internet forum language?

 
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and I then began to experience difficulties logging on.

Forgotten password, or a glitch with the server, or the internet provider perhaps ? ....it does happen.

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I now tend to think the title, 'Buddhism Without Boundaries' is perhaps misleading. From my perspective, I would describe it as 'Buddhism With Boundaries'.

Zero out of ten from you, then, but that's not everybody's experience.

Its also the case that people who are rude and disruptive on Buddhist forums never see themselves that way.

Some forums don't allow "bad mouthing" of other forums, by the way,  and its removed by moderators, but obviously that's not the case here.

Anyway, its probably pointless arguing and I've got other things to do.

Cheer up and have a lovely day, there are far worse things happening in other parts of the world.

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« Last Edit: May 17, 2017, 11:35:07 pm by Pixie »
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Re: Buddhism without Boundaries
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 07:15:16 pm »
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KODO  :  "Can anyone tell me what's up w/Buddhism without Boundaries? I just tried to register there & was declined, no reason given.  :eek: Is it some kind of special closed group or what?"

Hi, Kodo.  I believe they have a restriction on those who claim to be teachers, masters, or Bhante's as they are called in The Theravada.  You can find this information in the terms of service. 
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: Buddhism without Boundaries
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 08:15:04 pm »
I I found that some of my posts were removed, without explanation,

Isn't that called "Intervention by a moderator" in internet forum language?


I know what it's called. However, some sites provide an explanation as to why a post has been removed, and I would expect a Buddhist site, in particular, to do that. In this case, I wasn't rude. I didn't engage in ad hominem attacks, and my post wasn't off-topic, in my opinion.

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Some forums don't allow "bad mouthing" of other forums, by the way,  and its removed by moderators, but obviously that's not the case here.

I think you need to distinguish between 'bad mouthing' and rational criticism. I'm a rational critic. I never engage in ad hominem attacks. I always try to address the argument and not the person, because of my Buddhist tendencies.


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Re: Buddhism without Boundaries
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 12:02:00 am »
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I know what it's called. However, some sites provide an explanation as to why a post has been removed, and I would expect a Buddhist site, in particular, to do that.

I can think of at least two bigger Buddhist websites than this one where posts are removed without explanation.

My own solution to these matters is that if I'm not happy at a website, I don't post there any more. I don't go around other websites badmouthing and complaining about it.

There can also be far more important things to deal with in everyday life in the outside world, away from chit-chat on an internet screen. A  dear friend of mine's bodged cancer operation and a serious post operative infection afterwards, being a case in point.  Going out and earning a living every day in not always ideal circumstances is another.

Returning to the OP #1 of this topic again, Kodo308 is posting at BWB website now anyway, so this thread should be closed.


Be well and happy.

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« Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 12:50:56 am by Pixie »
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May they all be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May they never be deprived of true happiness devoid of any suffering.
May they abide in great impartiality, free from attachment to loved ones and aversion to others.

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Re: Buddhism without Boundaries
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 01:03:59 am »
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I know what it's called. However, some sites provide an explanation as to why a post has been removed, and I would expect a Buddhist site, in particular, to do that.

I can think of at least two bigger Buddhist websites than this one where posts are removed without explanation.

Two wrongs don't make a right.

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My own solution to these matters is that if I'm not happy at a website, I don't post there any more. I don't go around other websites badmouthing and complaining about it.

Exactly! That's what I do. I don't post there any more, and I don't go around badmouthing the site. In this particular instance, I merely contributed my own experience with the site, truthfully, in the hope it might be helpful to Kodo308. If Kodo is now posting with no problems, then that's fine. I wish him all the best.

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Re: Buddhism without Boundaries
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2017, 07:27:24 am »
VincentRJ, thanks for sharing your experience w/me.  :pray:

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Re: Buddhism without Boundaries
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2017, 11:33:26 am »
Looks like everyone is all set!

 


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