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Post by mud » Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:54 am

So far seems all good :)

Would it be possible to put a thumbs up (or recommend) button so that people can find popular posts?

Maybe a ‘random post’ too could be interesting

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Re: Thumbs up button

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:08 am

Greetings,

If the quality of the Dhamma was determined by popular vote, then this may have some practical use.

However, since realistically it's not, this functionality is only likely to create tension and turn the art of posting into a popularity contest.

That said, I don't know how we could do it even if we wanted to... I'm not sure the platform supports it.

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Re: Thumbs up button

Post by DNS » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:51 am

retrofuturist wrote: If the quality of the Dhamma was determined by popular vote, then this may have some practical use.

However, since realistically it's not, this functionality is only likely to create tension and turn the art of posting into a popularity contest.

That said, I don't know how we could do it even if we wanted to... I'm not sure the platform supports it.
I agree with retro. Even if it were possible, I would not want it. It could easily turn into an ego event for who has the "most" thumbs up's.

In my e-mail responses to people I have this on my signature line:

"democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch."
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Post by seniya » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:08 pm

kirana wrote:
seniya wrote:No, Asoka is not a cakkavatti (ruler of the world), but dipacakkavatti (ruler of the continent, i.e Jambudipa or continent of west):
Hi Seniya,
how about this, i found at Dīpavaṃsa :
asokadhammo ‘bhisitto paṭiladdhā ca iddhiyo, mahātejo puññavanto dīpe cakkapavattako [asokadhamma, after his coronation, obtained the miraculous faculties; exceedingly splendid and rich in meritorious works (he was), universal monarch of Jambudīpa]- Dīp vi,23

mettacittena,
Thx for the info....

Btw, why this forum doesn't have Thank you button like other forums????
I'm sorry if my words are not understandable and it is in impolite expression, because my native language is not English....

Mettacitena

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Re: Was Asoka a cakkavatti emperor?

Post by kirana » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:22 pm

seniya wrote:
kirana wrote:
seniya wrote:No, Asoka is not a cakkavatti (ruler of the world), but dipacakkavatti (ruler of the continent, i.e Jambudipa or continent of west):
Hi Seniya,
how about this, i found at Dīpavaṃsa :
asokadhammo ‘bhisitto paṭiladdhā ca iddhiyo, mahātejo puññavanto dīpe cakkapavattako [asokadhamma, after his coronation, obtained the miraculous faculties; exceedingly splendid and rich in meritorious works (he was), universal monarch of Jambudīpa]- Dīp vi,23

mettacittena,
Thx for the info....

Btw, why this forum doesn't have Thank you button like other forums????
u r most welcome.
i think dhamma incomparable with "thank u button" [i dont know the admin's policy]

mettacittena,

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Re: Was Asoka a cakkavatti emperor?

Post by Mr. G » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:27 pm

seniya wrote:
kirana wrote:
seniya wrote:No, Asoka is not a cakkavatti (ruler of the world), but dipacakkavatti (ruler of the continent, i.e Jambudipa or continent of west):
Hi Seniya,
how about this, i found at Dīpavaṃsa :
asokadhammo ‘bhisitto paṭiladdhā ca iddhiyo, mahātejo puññavanto dīpe cakkapavattako [asokadhamma, after his coronation, obtained the miraculous faculties; exceedingly splendid and rich in meritorious works (he was), universal monarch of Jambudīpa]- Dīp vi,23

mettacittena,
Thx for the info....

Btw, why this forum doesn't have Thank you button like other forums????
This is a mod that can be added to the forums if the owner wishes:

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=373805" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Thank you buttons

Post by DNS » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:24 pm

No thanks, it is our policy right now to not have thank you buttons, thumbs-up buttons, etc.

For some (not all) it might end up being a competition and another chance to feed the ego.

Thanks for the suggestion, but for now we will not be adopting that one.

One could still post the smilie: :goodpost: once in a while when there is a post that one is especially fond of or of course thanking someone for some good info.

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Re: Thank you buttons

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:44 pm

Greetings,

And there definitely won't be a "karma" function to enable members to smite each other!

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"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Thank you buttons

Post by Euclid » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:55 pm

If you wish to show somebody gratitude, you can always just post your thanks, or even privately message them. :thanks:

:anjali:

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Re: Thank you buttons

Post by seniya » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:39 pm

Ok, thx for the attention.... :)

I understand the policy of this forum.... :anjali:
I'm sorry if my words are not understandable and it is in impolite expression, because my native language is not English....

Mettacitena

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Re: What is the future of Dhamma Wheel

Post by R1111 = rightviewftw » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:51 pm

Id like to see a reputation stat for members something like stackexchange.com, similar or better.
I also think below avatar it should say what tradition person follows if any, thats important piece of information for people to navigate.

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Re: What is the future of Dhamma Wheel

Post by Mkoll » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:46 pm

R1111 wrote:Id like to see a reputation stat for members something like stackexchange.com, similar or better.
Is that even possible with this phpBB forum system?
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Re: What is the future of Dhamma Wheel

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:54 pm

Mkoll wrote:
R1111 wrote:Id like to see a reputation stat for members something like stackexchange.com, similar or better.
Is that even possible with this phpBB forum system?
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Re: What is the future of Dhamma Wheel

Post by Mkoll » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:08 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Mkoll wrote:
R1111 wrote:Id like to see a reputation stat for members something like stackexchange.com, similar or better.
Is that even possible with this phpBB forum system?
I am sure it is possible, the question is: “Is it desirable?”
Oh nice, I didn't think this old bucket of bolts had it in her. :mrgreen:

That is a good question, indeed.
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