Those "great debate" threads

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Those "great debate" threads

Postby Sekha » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:21 am

They are extremely long and it is very difficult to keep track of the various sub-topics that eventually get incorporated in those threads and become buried under dozen of other pages.

Wouldn't it be appropriate to create dedicated sub-forums and avoid merging all the threads?
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Re: Those "great debate" threads

Postby Modus.Ponens » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:22 pm

The arguments repeat themselves. It's not necessary to read the entire rebirth debate to know the arguments. It's useful to group them in one central thread since it's a frequent question that, if not dealt as the way it's been dealt with, these particular questions would be a plague on the forum.

The creation of subforums should be avoided unless there is demand. And a subforum should be a category of discussions not a one topic discussion.

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Re: Those "great debate" threads

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Re: Those "great debate" threads

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Re: Those "great debate" threads

Postby Kim OHara » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:57 pm

The endless debate is a problem - not just in Buddhist forums, either:
(xkcd, )
The "great debate" threads are one way of dealing with it and do have the advantage that they let the rest of us get on with our lives.


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Re: Those "great debate" threads

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Re: Those "great debate" threads

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:30 pm


Yep - MP's pretty much got it.


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