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Re: I am here to make your forum great.

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:53 pm

Greetings,
pink_trike wrote:These days I sport an uber fashionable shaved head, because I no longer care about hair and I don't have much of it to care about. :tongue:
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Re: I am here to make your forum great.

Post by tiltbillings » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:39 am

I surprised the Boz' mugshot has not surfaced so we can add it to these greats:
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Re: I am here to make your forum great.

Post by LauraJ » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:05 am

Teehee :D
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Re: I am here to make your forum great.

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:18 am

I don't know how you suppose this forum will be great by posting a whole load of samphappalāpa. A lot of great big egos doesn't make a great Buddhist forum. What I would like to see is some thoughtful posts and useful quotations or links.
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Re: I am here to make your forum great.

Post by cooran » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:30 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:I don't know how you suppose this forum will be great by posting a whole load of samphappalāpa. A lot of great big egos doesn't make a great Buddhist forum. What I would like to see is some thoughtful posts and useful quotations or links.
Hello Bhante,

Thank you for the reminder - too often we get carried away by, as you say, samphappalāpa. This is a new word for me - I'm only familiar with papañca (conceptual proliferation).

Bhante, your contributions and example are much appreciated here and on other lists, as well as on your website:
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Thank you for all the consistent and valuable work you do for the Dhamma.

with metta and respect,
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Re: I am here to make your forum great.

Post by DNS » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:40 pm

Some amount of samphappalāpa (small talk) is to be expected in a sub-forum on Introductions; also in the Lounge, where we have threads, such as: Word Association Game, music game, etc.

But the points of both sides are well taken and this thread has run its course and so I am closing it.

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