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by lyndon taylor
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2082

Re: Diversity among mods

i mean to put it simply, Sam, the forum says your free to say this, and this, and this, and this, but you're not free to say this and this and this. How can that possibly be considered Freedom of Speech. Its moderated speech.
by lyndon taylor
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2082

Re: Diversity among mods

Mr Man made a very good point, almost no public forum allows true Freedom of Speech, "Freedom of Speech" within the confines of TOS is not Free speech, but moderated speech, I don't see how this is not quite clear. Whose speech is not free? Everyone's on the forum. Anytime you take away someone's r...
by lyndon taylor
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2082

Re: Diversity among mods

Greetings No_Mind, While I welcome that Sam is the new moderator .. maybe DW needs some diversity in its 9th year .. an Asian mod (Sarath possibly .. he almost lives here .. might as well mod while he is here) .. maybe a female mod (unless there already is one .. I do not think so ..) .. a black mo...
by lyndon taylor
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2082

Re: Diversity among mods

Mr Man made a very good point, almost no public forum allows true Freedom of Speech, "Freedom of Speech" within the confines of TOS is not Free speech, but moderated speech, I don't see how this is not quite clear.
by lyndon taylor
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: A trip to the Cambodian Buddhist Temple
Replies: 27
Views: 1531

Re: A trip to the Cambodian Buddhist Temple

I thought I'd bump up this old thread of mine, and invite anyone that hasn't read the OP post about my visit to the local Cambodian Temple where I was briefly a monk about 20 years ago. Its interesting that the former monk at the temple believes we have a spirit that goes on after death, and believe...
by lyndon taylor
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2082

Re: Diversity among mods

A bit of background, I have a problem mostly with making personal attacks ( not only on this forum), for that I was temporarily banned and under the old mod team permanently banned(for insulting meat eaters). Thanks to an appeal to DNS, I was probationaly reinstated after the moderator that banned m...
by lyndon taylor
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2082

Re: Diversity among mods

Evidently the way I want to express my freedom of speech often violates the TOS, at least in some moderators view, over and over again, I'm rather surprised I've been able to say what I've said here without being moderated.
by lyndon taylor
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2082

Re: Diversity among mods

Quite simply its not Freedom of Speech because you don't have the right to break the TOS, you don't have the freedom to call someone an axx, etc.. Its also no Freedom of Speech when posters of one political persuasion are censored more than posters of another political persuasion, that used to happe...
by lyndon taylor
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2082

Re: Diversity among mods

My comments get censored quite often, though less lately than a couple months ago, seems the moderation team is trying to actually stick to more freedom of speech, I used to have comments censored for what I thought were purely political reasons, less so now.
by lyndon taylor
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2082

Re: Diversity among mods

binocular wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:43 pm
lyndon taylor wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:40 pm
No, I'm not into the idea that enlightenment or the forum has to be complex and is outside the ability of simple monks.
Like I said: Feel free to become enlightened.
you also said the forum has to be complex and we don't need simple Asian monks to participate.
by lyndon taylor
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2082

Re: Diversity among mods

This is a scary trigger word for many people: diversity. How so? Some time I will innocently work the word "diversity" into a post in a specific way, just the word itself, completely innocuously and apolitically, then I will PM you. We will see how many people are triggered by something utterly non...
by lyndon taylor
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2082

Re: Diversity among mods

binocular wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:18 pm
lyndon taylor wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:06 pm
Is this your idea of a Buddhist insult??
So you're not into enlightenment and all that stuff?
No, I'm not into the idea that enlightenment or the forum has to be complex and is outside the ability of simple monks.
by lyndon taylor
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2082

Re: Diversity among mods

binocular wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:31 pm
lyndon taylor wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:52 pm
Its sad that you see it that way, and reflects how some people are not made welcome, the Dhamma at its heart is quite simple
Feel free to become enlightened.
:woohoo:


Is this your idea of a Buddhist insult??
by lyndon taylor
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2082

Re: Diversity among mods

Pseudobabble wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:36 pm
lyndon taylor wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:49 am
The right wing posters never see a problem with the moderation.....
What's the problem Lyndon?
Have you noticed left wing posters like L.N. and Alan disappearing from the forum, I don't think that's a coincidence.
by lyndon taylor
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2082

Re: Diversity among mods

The right wing posters never see a problem with the moderation.....
by lyndon taylor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2082

Re: Diversity among mods

I would love for some simple Asian Buddhist monks to be involved, and their ideas not ridiculed as seems to be the norm. It could be that it's precisely because they are "simple" that they don't get involved with complex environments such as this one. Nobody's fault. Its sad that you see it that wa...
by lyndon taylor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2082

Re: Diversity among mods

This forum has strong connections to original Asian teachers, but almost exclusively the Forest tradition which is just one of many many Asian and South East Asian traditions, its almost like the Buddhist version Of Mormonism or Jehovah' Witnesses for Christianity.
by lyndon taylor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2082

Re: Diversity among mods

not members of this forum????
by lyndon taylor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2082

Re: Diversity among mods

Well an exclusively white? Western group of Buddhists could greatly learn from the majority of Therevada Buddhists who are overwhelmingly brown and Asian, if that is what you call diversity, I'm all for it!!
by lyndon taylor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 151
Views: 2082

Re: Diversity among mods

What's scary is we have a Buddhist forum, which traditionally in the West has been supported by liberal patrons, where most of the moderation decisions are made by conservatives, some very much so, that's not just political, its also goes into the interpretations of Buddhist Philosophy, and as a lon...