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Announcing a change of staff on the DW moderating team

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:55 am

Greetings all,

A couple of announcements...

Firstly, mikenz66 will be standing down as a moderator. Mike joined the Dhamma Wheel staff in 2010 in charge of the Study Group forum. Soon after, he joined the team as a Global Moderator and has been a regular contributor to the forum ever since. I would like to thank him for his service, and for patiently staying on board whilst we have waited for his replacement to become available...

On that note, now that vassa is over, I would also like to thank venerable Dhammanando for accepting an offer to the return to the moderator team once more. For those who don't know, Venerable Dhammanando has intermittently been a Dhamma Wheel moderator, since the early days of Dhamma Wheel as time and circumstances have permitted. I am very pleased to welcome him back on board, and thank him for his assistance.

Please join me in thanking these two fine gentlemen for their service to this forum.

Metta,
Paul. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” (Flannery O'Connor)

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Post by Keith » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:44 am

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Post by Sam Vara » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:27 am

Much gratitude to Mike for his hard work and beautiful attitude. :anjali:

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Post by Kim OHara » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:45 am

Sam Vara wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:27 am
Much gratitude to Mike for his hard work and beautiful attitude. :anjali:
+ 1

...and thanks to Ven. Dhammanando for taking on the moderator's role again.

:namaste:
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Post by Dan74 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:36 pm

I think Mike's departure is a loss to the Team, but perhaps it enables him to participate more.
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Post by sentinel » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:11 pm

:thanks: mike
:anjali: venerable :clap:
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Post by DNS » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:38 pm

+ 1

Thanks Mike for all the years of service! :thanks:

And thanks Bhante for returning to staff role! :bow:

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Post by JamesTheGiant » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:33 pm

Thankyou Mikenz, you've been an excellent moderator. Heavy water definitely, perhaps even graphite.
:namaste:

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Post by dharmacorps » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:34 pm

Thank you Minkenz. Thank you Bhante.

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Post by SarathW » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:07 pm

Mike is really a Kalyana Mitta not to mention Ven. Dhammanando.
He inspired me to read Sutta in early stages of my stay in DW.
The days I did not know that there is something called Sutta. :D
I am sure he still will be in Dhamma Wheel as a friend.
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Re: Announcing a change of staff on the DW moderating team

Post by Modus.Ponens » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:25 pm

Thank you Mike for all the work you have done through the years. :anjali:

Thank you Ven. Dhammanando for accepting this job again. :anjali:
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Re: Announcing a change of staff on the DW moderating team

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:43 pm

Greetings,
SarathW wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:07 pm
I am sure he still will be in Dhamma Wheel as a friend.
Yes, and I know he's looking forward to being a "normal member" once more, after all this time.

Metta,
Paul. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” (Flannery O'Connor)

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Re: Announcing a change of staff on the DW moderating team

Post by mikenz66 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:38 am

Thanks everyone! At the moment I'm travelling (currently in Paris), so I have not been reading the forum very much. Looking forward to more participation next month.

I was delighted when Bhikkhu Dhammanando agreed to return as a moderator. I very much appreciate his deep knowledge of Pali, Sutta, Vinaya, Abhidhamma, Commentary, and monastic life.

:heart:
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Re: Announcing a change of staff on the DW moderating team

Post by Bundokji » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:13 pm

Thanks to both Mike and Ven Dhammanando for their generosity and for the gift of Dhamma :anjali: :heart:
And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"

This was the last word of the Tathagata.

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