Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

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Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Post by No_Mind » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:44 am

The point is not whether it is growing but if it is able to keep prolific and knowledgeable contributors engaged.

Spiny, Mkoll, cjmacie, reflection, dhammacoustic, clw_uk and hundred or so like them have disappeared .. not to mention many who join but do not write a word.

In any other forum this would be normal but this forum's purpose is to be an e-sangha. Loss of good writers is hard to replace.

Heavyweight discussions such as "The citta as a permanent self" or informative and educational posts such as "A Comparative Note on the Early Upaniṣads and Pāḷi Nikāyas – Nāmarupa" are not being created anymore.

One solution would be to archive the discussions so far and begin a new one (same name) and strictly make it a Buddhist/comparative religion forum with no discussion of politics or social engineering and other adjunct topics allowed anywhere. It causes too much rift .. conservatives dislike pro-transgender folk, rightists dislike leftists, Asians dislike political correctness forced down their throat, Westerners dislike Asian smugness and so on.

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Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Post by Justsit » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:01 am

No_Mind wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:44 am
this forum's purpose is to be an e-sangha.
Oh no, please. One E-Sangha was entirely enough. :jawdrop:

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