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see ya later

Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:42 pm
by dhammastudier
ok i give up. i'm probably not going to post on here anymore unless there's a question that cannot be answered any other way. not that this is a bad thing but there are too many overly critical people and too many micro managers on here. again, not a bad thing but not for me. i prefer a more open and flowing communication as opposed to arguments over semantics of minute details. i'll save my questions for the monks, nuns, and lay practitioners at the temple i go to because i've NEVER had this type of over-critiquing and micro-management there or at any temple and i probably never will.

i really appreciate all the answers to my questions though guys! lot's of learned folks on here! thanks so much!
:heart:
zac

Re: see ya later

Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:00 pm
by BubbaBuddhist
Well zac it's the internet--what can you expect? You have to take this into account when you deal with internet forums. It isn't "real life." I used to become frustrated with the ubergeekiness myself until I realized that this was typical of the media. If you tried to communicate like this in real life people would just get up and walk away. :tongue:

J

Re: see ya later

Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:14 pm
by acinteyyo
good luck!
but it seems to me you mabe just keep on seeking for different answers because the answers you got here simply didn't satisfy your expectations. however answers of great value aren't always those which are in line with our expectations.

best wishes, acinteyyo

Re: see ya later

Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:28 pm
by Mukunda
zac wrote:i'll save my questions for the monks, nuns, and lay practitioners at the temple i go to
A very good decision and practice in my opinion.
:anjali:

Re: see ya later

Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:44 pm
by SDC
zac,

You overwhelmed the board with dozens of questions and ideas. Not that it was a bad thing, but if you would have taken some time to observe the pace of this board you would have seen that the frequency of posts is normally not that high. This board is fairly young, so its natural that there isn't so much posting. You were very eager and enthusiastic and perhaps that overwhelmed some people too. My advice to you in the future is to take the time to evaluate a situation before you dive in with all your expectations.

Also, you are not dealing with perfect beings here despite our quest for it. We all have flaws. Sorry you were let down. I truly hope you decide to stay because if you channel your enthusiasm it would be a welcomed part of this community. :smile:

Re: see ya later

Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:21 pm
by Journey
Bubbabuddhist wrote:Well zac it's the internet--what can you expect? You have to take this into account when you deal with internet forums. It isn't "real life." I used to become frustrated with the ubergeekiness myself until I realized that this was typical of the media. If you tried to communicate like this in real life people would just get up and walk away. :tongue:

J
:lol:


Zac,
I agree, internet dhamma groups & real life dhamma groups r as similar as chalk is to cheese.
Wishing you well on your journey friend,
metta
J

Re: see ya later

Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:25 pm
by cooran
Stay around Zac ~ maybe just post your stimulating questions in the right sub-forum. The last thread which seems to have brought about your thought of not contributing any further, was put in the very forum which requires precision and posts closely tied to the scriptures. i.e. Classical Theravada which is :A forum for members who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the Pali Canon and associated Commentaries, which for discussion purposes are both treated as authoritative."

You are appreciated :group: , and I'd like to see you to continue to post on Dhamma Wheel so we can all benefit from the questions/issues you raise - but to begin with try the the sub-forums where less exactness is required in the discussion. e.g. Modern Theravada sub-forums or the General Dhamma sub-forums.

How about it?

with metta
Chris

Re: see ya later

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:27 am
by retrofuturist
Greetings Zac,
Zac wrote:i prefer a more open and flowing communication as opposed to arguments over semantics of minute details.
I would like to second Chris' suggestion/recommendation above.

If precision in terminology is not what you're after, there are other sub-forums. We set up the list of forums here so that there's a right time and a right place for any type of Dhamma discussion that one might like to have. Choosing to participate in particular sub-forums which reflect your interests and preferred mode of interaction, might be the way to go.

Even then, maybe the Internet medium isn't what you're after. Compared to face-to-face discussion, the Internet is more like the old fashioned practice of composing detailed, well constructed letters (sometimes bordering on mini-essays) that often take more thought, preparation and analysis as part of their construction. In a face-to-face discussion, much of what we discuss here would be impossible to discuss unless you had memorised the Tipitaka and could draw it from memory as effectively as one could draw it from Google, or from one of the Nikayas that one might have by their side. This is especially so in the Classical Theravada forum which, as Chris points out, is the most analytical and precise of the forums here.

Metta,
Retro. :)

Re: see ya later

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:57 am
by Reductor
From my observation, Zac, I would say you need to mature a little bit more. Or, put another way: you need to tie your knees together until you overcome that knee jerk defensiveness.

Also, understand that people will always answer the questions in the way they see best and that you, as the OP, will occasionally have to restate yourself and direct the flow back to the OT. This is not well served by the tactics you have so far exhibited.

But all in all Zac, it would be a shame if you cut and run. As has been pointed out, it is good to have enthusiastic and inquisitive people shaking things up.

Hope you stick around.

Re: see ya later

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:07 am
by alan
I'm Sooooo bummed, dude!