Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes - July 2010 (please read)

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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes (please read)

Postby jcsuperstar » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:12 pm

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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes (please read)

Postby cooran » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:54 pm

Hello all,

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Congratulations to Mike and JC ~ exactly the right choices! Of course, you now realise (as dear Ben will also) "You can check out any time you like ~ but you can never leave!"

Had to put that in ~ The Eagles are coming to Brisbane in December and I'll be there ...

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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes (please read)

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:05 pm

I trust this won't apply to Ben... :tongue:
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Best Wishes, Mate... :anjali:

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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes (please read)

Postby appicchato » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:21 pm

<sniff>Thank you Ben...hoping you aren't straying too far, and continued success in your new work...

JC and Mike...all the very best...
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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes (please read)

Postby Guy » Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:28 am

Outstanding job Ben! And I don't use the word "outstanding" very often, so that's saying something!
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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes (please read)

Postby Sylvester » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:29 am

Thank you Ben, for having been a paragon of patience, humility, gentleness, and kindness!

And looking forward to the contributions of Mike and JC!
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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes (please read)

Postby Tex » Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:58 pm

Ben, you've spent a lot of time answering questions of mine over the last few years both here and at E-Sangha, and it's been very much appreciated. Hope we'll still see you around here when time permits.

And big congrats to Mike and JC! Great choices, both.
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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes (please read)

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:09 pm

Sorry to see Ben step down but he deserves a rest. Congratulations and condolences both to the new guys.

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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes (please read)

Postby Rui Sousa » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:20 pm

Thank you Ben, one big e-hug to you :hug:

JC and Mike, I am sure you will do an excellent job, one e-hug for you as well :hug:
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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes (please read)

Postby Mawkish1983 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:28 am

Wow, Ben, I'm sorry you're not going to be so active. Like so many other people here, you've helped me greatly (even if it was by answering someone else and I was simply sitting back and reading). I have always found your commitment to practice inspiring. I wish you every success in your new venture! May you be presented with ample opportunities to teach the Dhamma to new people by living it.

And as for JC and Mike... what great choices :) congratulations you two! I've never really been involved with the Dhamma study group (I tend to read far too slowly and try to over-analyse things to such an extent that I'd simply hold the 'class' back :) )... it'll be interesting to see how dhammawheel changes over the next few months. I hope I don't cause too much bother for either of you. Good luck :)
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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes (please read)

Postby altar » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:07 am

thereductor wrote:Since being here I have often been amazed at how a gentle touch could accomplish so much. Thanks Ben.

I think JC and Mike have very large shoes to fill. Luckily I think you guys are up to the task.


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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes (please read)

Postby Goedert » Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:04 pm

Thank you Ben, for your time, effort and everything you did to contribute to this great theravada discussion place.

May be happy and free.

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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes (please read)

Postby alan » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:03 am

Ben,
I'd offer an e-hug, but I'm just not that kind of guy.
So instead I'll just thank you and wish you and your family all the best!

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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes (please read)

Postby BlackBird » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:23 am

No suprises with the new additions, both were moderators of Theravada over at the grey forum, if I recall, and I although Dhamma Wheel (being an open medium) is still subject to the occasional nut job, nothing on the scale (I suspect) of what you would have encountered at the defunct joint.

Good on ya' Ben, for everything :)

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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes (please read)

Postby Euclid » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:53 pm

Thank you so much for all of your hard work, Ben! You and the DhammaWheel staff have really defined this place, I believe :toast:

And allow me to welcome our new overlords! I'm sure you'll all do a spectacular job :tongue:

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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes (please read)

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:23 am

Greetings,

Another announcement!

:soap:

Venerable Dhammanando has decided to step down from his global moderator position on account of being very busy with a variety of monastic responsibilities. Venerable Dhammanando was both an active contributor and an excellent moderator in the formative days of Dhamma Wheel. We were pleased to be able to provide a platform by which he could speak on the Dhamma after he left E-Sangha, and in many respects, this forum would probably not have come to fruition or blossomed as it has, without his input and involvement during that formative period.

Please join me in thanking venerable Dhammanando for his service to Dhamma Wheel.

:anjali:

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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes (please read)

Postby PeterB » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:28 am

Thank you Bhante for sterling service here (and as one of the voices of sanity on E Sangha..)
Hopefully you will drop in a see us from time to time..your input is much appreciated

Sadhu ! Sadhu ! Sadhu !

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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes - July 2010 (please read)

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:13 am

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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes - July 2010 (please read)

Postby zavk » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:55 am

Thank you Bhante, Ben, and thank you mike and jc.
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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes - July 2010 (please read)

Postby Mawkish1983 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:05 am

I hope you'll not be a stranger :)
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