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by SDC
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 63
Views: 970

Re: Diversity among mods

What view? I'm talking about the narrative that you construct for yourself based on your experience that allows you to identify with circumstances. Cognizing yourself as someone is a view. Using strategies to 'protect' this someone is the activity of emotional reaction. That is all I am saying and ...
by SDC
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 63
Views: 970

Re: Diversity among mods

Please use the real names and photos of the moderators. This should be non negotiable, IMO. I don't use my name because the internet is full of dangerous people. It has nothing to do with avoiding accountability. Making difficult decisions day after day, having members hold unreasonable grudges aga...
by SDC
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: My Abstract Art
Replies: 16
Views: 245

Re: My Abstract Art

Thanks for sharing that, Lyndon. Always nice to know something personal about another member.
by SDC
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 424
Views: 13462

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

She should be able to think and say whatever she wants, but you have to wonder about anyone who goes public to deny or question the Holocaust. Not because of any overwhelming evidence that it did in fact occur or not (that's besides my point), but because the backlash is clearly known. There is no q...
by SDC
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 63
Views: 970

Re: Diversity among mods

But a brick wall at 100 km doesn't care how many cylinders your engine has, so best not to take ourselves too serious. :smile: The only way to drive, especially in California post 1/1/18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo11SqLmuGc As if I needed a reason to love you more, there you go posting the s...
by SDC
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 63
Views: 970

Re: Diversity among mods

binocular wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:17 pm
Although with their demeanor, they don't have to fear anyone ...
Eh, they just drive fancier cars. Some are intrigued by that. But a brick wall at 100 km doesn't care how many cylinders your engine has, so best not to take ourselves too serious. :smile:
by SDC
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 63
Views: 970

Re: Diversity among mods

Hi b, We should also bear in mind that Malcolm (the online one) is a force of nature, and I am quite sure his internet persona has grown to a degree that even shocks his offline self. Such prerequisites for speaking keep his own online status in borderline unattainable territory. A brilliant (and ne...
by SDC
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 63
Views: 970

Re: Diversity among mods

So I have no idea what you think your suggestion would accomplish. At the sister forum, some posters have a very strong opinion about this, such as Malcolm and Grigoris, believing that everyone should post under their real name and with their real picture. I'll have to look up some posts where they...
by SDC
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New moderator: Sam Vara!
Replies: 32
Views: 485

Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

I'm pleased to announce that Sam Vara has accepted a global moderator position here at Dhamma Wheel. I think this will be really interesting for me. Years back, I was on friendly terms with a very nice Buddhist on a Buddhist forum. But then he became a moderator there, and I broke off all contact w...
by SDC
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 63
Views: 970

Re: Diversity among mods

Please use the real names and photos of the moderators. This should be non negotiable, IMO. I don't use my name because the internet is full of dangerous people. It has nothing to do with avoiding accountability. Making difficult decisions day after day, having members hold unreasonable grudges aga...
by SDC
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?
Replies: 110
Views: 1492

Re: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?

alan wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:44 am
Jazz? I love that.
:twothumbsup:
by SDC
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?
Replies: 110
Views: 1492

Re: Is hatred always bad, if you hate what should be hated?

Correct. You need to figure out what to hate. For instance, I hate stupidity. I hate ignorance. I hate it when stupid, ignorant fools take over, and ruin it for the smart, aware, thoughtful people. What do you hate? Complaining. You sound ridiculous, dude. I remember when you were fun. "The time fo...
by SDC
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Dr. David
Replies: 13
Views: 185

Re: Happy Birthday Dr. David

Happy Birthday!
by SDC
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Western economic system & Buddhism
Replies: 24
Views: 540

Re: Western economic system & Buddhism

A minimalist "Buddhist" might be a completely horrid person, and his humble living will not change the unwholesome action he performs on a daily basis with his unmindful lifestyle. On the flip side, a billionaire "Buddhist" who earned his money honestly may have a great attitude, give to charity and...
by SDC
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 122
Views: 2421

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

First choice would be for David to evaporate the News-Events-Politics forum. There are vast numbers of online & other media for that. But I fear he will not - so the other option is for all of us to not post there at all. Seeing as though you have been the OP on a fair share of sociopolitical contr...
by SDC
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 122
Views: 2421

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Greetings SDC, What we have on this forum are people with such fundamentally different modes of operation that disunity is just a matter of fact, and that lack of commonality is grounds enough for some to settle for blood when knowledge does not seem viable. Yes, "Dhamma of the Theravada" is the th...
by SDC
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 122
Views: 2421

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

One thing that I used to really enjoy about this forum was that we seemed to have ordinary members here who wielded as much or more influence than the staff, almost solely based on their knowledge of Dhamma. Sadly that is no longer what carries any weight around here - at all. The most impressive a...
by SDC
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 122
Views: 2421

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

One thing that I used to really enjoy about this forum was that we seemed to have ordinary members here who wielded as much or more influence than the staff, almost solely based on their knowledge of Dhamma. Sadly that is no longer what carries any weight around here - at all. The most impressive at...
by SDC
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Eating in a restaurant part 2
Replies: 69
Views: 1329

Re: Eating in a restaurant part 2

Posts about vegetarianism have been moved to the "Great Vegetarian Debate"