Volunteers needed for testing of Dhammapada Chapter a Day program

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Volunteers needed for testing of Dhammapada Chapter a Day program

Post by BKh » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:03 pm

For a while I've been looking for a website that would let a group of people have a reading goal/project together and let them track their reading. I think I have finally found a good one and am seeking voluteers to help give it a test run.

The goal for this test run is to read 1 chapter a day from the Dhammapada. Doesn't matter what version you read.

Here is an article with suggestions for doing the actual reading: https://readingfaithfully.org/2011/10/0 ... -practice/

To sign up for the group you need to register at https://app.readerzone.com/register as a "reader"
You have to give a first and last name, but I don't care what you use. You can change it later.

After you register it will prompt you to join a program with a reading code. Use: dhammapada-chapter-per-day
Click "Find" and then "Join" and then "Continue" and pick a reading level (that doesn't matter but you have to choose)

Then it will prompt you to enter the isbn or a title of a book you are going to read. It doesn't matter what you enter because the reading goal isn't connected to a specific book. But you have to have at least one book. You can enter "buddharakkhita" and his translation of the Dhammapada comes to the top.
Click "add book" and "continue" and "Finish" (lots of clicking, eh?)

If you have only signed up for one Program/Group it's really simple. On the left you can enter how many chapters you read today.
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And, of course, this being 2018, THERE'S AN AP FOR THAT!!
https://readerzone.com/app/
Even an app in the Amazon store, but I have no idea what that means.

Under account settings on the desktop (an maybe the app) you can opt in to get an email reminder if you don't log your reading for more than a day and a half.

Some disclaimers... You may see ads for children's books when you go to your dashboard. I will be able to see the books you add into your account, but honestly I probably wont pay attention. Also, I can see your progress. But I promise I won't harass you if you skip your reading. When I can figure it out I should be able to post a widget that gives a dynamic total for the group.

So, Any volunteers?

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This is suposed to be the widget to show the group's progress. Can't quite get it to work here.
[html]<iframe src="https://app.readerzone.com/program-stat ... /total-all" scrolling="yes" width="1050" height="400" frameBorder="0"></iframe>[/html]
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Re: Volunteers needed for testing of Dhammapada Chapter a Day program

Post by Wizard in the Forest » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:31 pm

Sure, count me in.
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Re: Volunteers needed for testing of Dhammapada Chapter a Day program

Post by BKh » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:52 pm

Wizard in the Forest wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:31 pm
Sure, count me in.
Great! Let me know if you have any problems signing up.
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Re: Volunteers needed for testing of Dhammapada Chapter a Day program

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:35 pm

ive been trying to get my mom to read the dhammapada
"Just as the ocean has a single taste — that of salt — in the same way, this Dhamma-Vinaya has a single taste: that of release."
— Ud 5.5

https://www.facebook.com/noblebuddhadha ... 34/?type=3

http://seeingthroughthenet.net/
https://sites.google.com/site/santipada ... allytaught

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Re: Volunteers needed for testing of Dhammapada Chapter a Day program

Post by BKh » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:48 am

OK, I've got the widget embedded here:

https://readingfaithfully.org/dhammapad ... challenge/

Anyone else care to join us?
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