Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

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Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Post by binocular » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:27 pm

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:21 pm
no i'm not saying no skepticism, i'm saying it is rife with undue skepticism and personal opinions. valuable answers to valuable questions get lost in pages and pages of people vomiting what immediately comes to their mind without referring to the dhamma-vinaya. actually i think a merit system like on other forums would be beneficial because truly on-topic posts could be upvoted and members who contribute valuably known as such. i was just having this discussion on facebook and i dont think the dhamma is entirely subjective. there are some things that are clear and indisputable just from a cursory reading. i still dont really see why we have topics about trump or football whatever without connecting it to the path
This is a discussion forum, not a Dhamma book.

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Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:33 pm

not sure what that is supposed to mean, dont care. it's a buddhist forum not a sports bar
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Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Post by DNS » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:36 pm

binocular wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:27 pm
Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:21 pm
no i'm not saying no skepticism, i'm saying it is rife with undue skepticism and personal opinions.
This is a discussion forum, not a Dhamma book.
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Of course it is rife with personal opinions, that is one of the main points of a forum; to allow people to express their opinions. Who decides what is the correct Right View in terms of opinions on the Dhamma? It is for each of us to decide and discussion is made with people expressing their views and opinions. As binocular noted, this is not a Dhamma book.

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Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Post by binocular » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:44 pm

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:33 pm
not sure what that is supposed to mean, dont care. it's a buddhist forum not a sports bar
You don't care, eh? And you don't see a problem with that?

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Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Post by rightviewftw » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:01 pm

dylanj wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:31 am
Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:39 am
overloaded with skeptics and openly contradicting buddha's dhamma and also off-topic content maybe
:thumbsup:
censorship and pc culture

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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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Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

Post by SarathW » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:17 am

SarathW wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:31 am
I did another quick assessment of the progress of DW.
Now it is averaging 2.79% ie (350/12543*100) users online compares to 2.27% last year.
This is a good indication that DW is growing at a steady pace.
Congratulation to all admin staff not to mention the regular users and contributors.
According to my latest trend analysis, Dhamma Wheel is averaging 3.12% ie (400/12798*100) users online based on the total number of members.
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