Those "great debate" threads

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Those "great debate" threads

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by DNS » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:53 pm

Modus.Ponens wrote: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.

My 2 cents
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Re: Those "great debate" threads

Post by Mawkish1983 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:33 pm

Modus.Ponens wrote: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.

My 2 cents
Agreed

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Re: Those "great debate" threads

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

The endless debate is a problem - not just in Buddhist forums, either:
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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

Post by SDC » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:07 pm

Modus.Ponens wrote: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.

My 2 cents
This.

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Re: Those "great debate" threads

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:30 pm

Greetings,

Yep - MP's pretty much got it.

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