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Re: Why would people do that ?

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:45 am

Peter:

Lack of empathy (Hard to feel empathy on the Internet; you can't SEE the effects of your words on what are essentially just more words on your computer screen).

Lack of accountability (People have said things to me on the Internet which would have earned them a punch to the head if they had said it to my face :lol: and I suspect they knew it).

Lack of identity. Sociopaths can go where others fear to tread. Or something like that. In other words if you let everybody in on a forum, you're going to get everybody, including sociopaths and troublemakers. Ban, them, they'll come back under another alias.

Lack of impulse control. (Think twice before typing once was something someone told me once upon a time).

There are other reasons of course, but basically people are ornery and if you put a bunch together they'll behave badly. At least this is what history teaches us.

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Postby chownah » Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:10 am

Element,
Nick,
whoever,
I'd like to hear your side of this. Next time you have an active account here please send me a short private message informing me of your view of what's going on. I won't tell the moderators about our conversation.....
chownah

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Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:39 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Why would people do that ?

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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,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Why would people do that ?

Postby cooran » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:40 am

Hey guys,

Can we all take a deep breath? Aloka and chownah are valued members, and even if they don't really know all that the Mods have been through, that's O.K.
Mods always get criticised - that's part of Mod-Suffering. Sometimes members are offended - that'sO.K. - that's part of Member-Suffering. Let go of ego - and don't take things personally - in the end there is no you, no me, .... we are each just a flux of becoming, which hopefully we can work on and bring to Stilling.

with mahametta to all,
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:43 am

For chownah:


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Re: Why would people do that ?

Postby chownah » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:14 pm

I went and looked at the site.....did not see any bashing...not any...none...zip....makes me wonder why anyone who would describe it that way....but maybe my judgement is premature. If someone could go there and find some bashing and show it to me I would be very glad to see it.

Over there some text is produced with the claim that it is a deleted post....it has to do with a discussion of christianity which allegedlly occcurred here.....I read the alleged post and could see no real reason for it being deleted. I did see that retrofuturist posted over there (in another place...not in the thread I'm discussing)...maybe he could inform me as to the authenticity of the alleged post that was deleted and why it was deleted if it was....and also if he has seen any bashing over there.

The alleged post had some alleged links to other alleged discussion allegedly here on Dhammawheel. When I clicked on these links it seemed as if it came to Dhammawheel (here) and that the discussion had been deleted......both of them......is Dhammawheel trying to hide something? I know that this is all just circumstantial and am not making accusations...I'm just would like to know...I'm very curious because what has been described in such harsh and pejoritive terms has it seems turned out to be so benign....even friendly and in the spirit of helpfulness....although my first impressions can often be wrong.

I'm not condoning anything that is against the TOS and if I have posted anything here that is against the TOS or any other rule or law then it is unintentional and I beg your forgiveness.
chownah

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Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:28 pm

In this time of remembering confrontations with the mods and admins, brought through various threads, I just want to show my support for their work.
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Why would people do that ?

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:08 pm

It seems the point has been made about our multi-nicker and his frequesnt sign-ins under different handles. Lest this thread stray too far afield, as it is starting to do, this probably is a good time to shut it down. If anyone really, really has something important to add here, please feel free to drop us a note.


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