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Re: Welcome back to Paul (retro)

Postby Mr Man » Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:37 pm

Ben and tiltbillings will be greatly missed by me. In my opinion they have done a great job over the years and it is a great shame that they will no longer be taking part in the looking after of this forum.
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Postby Crazy cloud » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:46 pm

exellent place, - hats off for all!

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:09 pm

Mr Man wrote:Ben and tiltbillings will be greatly missed by me. In my opinion they have done a great job over the years and it is a great shame that they will no longer be taking part in the looking after of this forum.
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They certainly will be missed. Their departure is a great loss for the forum.
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Postby alan » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:20 pm

Very happy to hear Paul is back. And as my password is working again, I get to come back too!

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Postby Wind_of_Change » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:21 pm

alan wrote:Very happy to hear Paul is back. And as my password is working again, I get to come back too!

I too am very happy to be back. And also salute the changes :D

Thank you all for taking care of DW and keeping it a nice place :group:
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Postby Cittasanto » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:48 pm

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Re: Welcome back to Paul (retro)

Postby sattva » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:00 am

tiltbillings wrote:
Thisperson wrote:Thanks for all making this forum work! :twothumbsup:
You are welcome. Speaking for Ben and me, it has been a long haul, sometimes very much annoyingly so, but more often rewarding, fun, heartening, and worth it in the time and effort we have been able to give in service of the Dhamma and help make a place where we all can meet, discuss, argue, learn, and hopefully grow.


Tilt, I want to thank you so much for all the work that you did here over the years. It couldn't have been easy. That you managed to keep your wit within all of this craziness says a lot about you. Ben, likewise, has always been a favorite of mine from E-Sangha days. In fact, I followed him here to ask a question of him when he was no longer spending much time at E-Sangha.
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Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:07 am

sattva wrote:Tilt, I want to thank you so much for all the work that you did here over the years. It couldn't have been easy. That you managed to keep your wit within all of this craziness says a lot about you. Ben, likewise, has always been a favorite of mine from E-Sangha days. In fact, I followed him here to ask a question of him when he was no longer spending much time at E-Sangha.
As Ben would say,
Kind regards,
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ps. Feel free to visit and chat any time!
Thank you for the kind words. Your presence here has always been a good thing. I forwarded this to Ben, who will no longer be posting here.
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Postby Mkoll » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:51 am

Fare thee well, tiltbillings and Ben. May you meet with good fortune!

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Postby Spiny Norman » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:03 am

tiltbillings wrote:I forwarded this to Ben, who will no longer be posting here.


I think he'll be back too. ;)
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Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:32 am

Greetings Spiny,

Spiny Norman wrote:I think he'll be back too. ;)

Well, you've made one accurate prediction so far... let's hope your unbroken record in prophecy continues.

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Postby Spiny Norman » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:54 am

Paul Davy wrote:Greetings Spiny,

Spiny Norman wrote:I think he'll be back too. ;)

Well, you've made one accurate prediction so far... let's hope your unbroken record in prophecy continues.

Metta,
Paul. :)


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Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:22 am

Paul Davy wrote:Greetings Spiny,

Spiny Norman wrote:I think he'll be back too. ;)

Well, you've made one accurate prediction so far... let's hope your unbroken record in prophecy continues.

Metta,
Paul. :)


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He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
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Re: Welcome back to Paul (retro)

Postby Aloka » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:24 am

For a number of years Ben and Tiltbillings have spent a lot of dedicated time and effort at Dhamma Wheel. I know from my own experience, that running an internet forum can sometimes be a thankless occupation in the wild and woolly internet realm,with its endless views and opinions. I hope that others here will appreciate that too.

I sincerely wish them both good health and happiness, always.

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Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:26 am

Spiny Norman wrote:
Paul Davy wrote:Greetings Spiny,

Spiny Norman wrote:I think he'll be back too. ;)

Well, you've made one accurate prediction so far... let's hope your unbroken record in prophecy continues.

Metta,
Paul. :)


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He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
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Re: Welcome back to Paul (retro)

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:28 am

Aloka wrote:For a number of years Ben and Tiltbillings have spent a lot of dedicated time and effort at Dhamma Wheel. I know from my own experience, that running an internet forum can sometimes be a thankless occupation in the wild and woolly internet realm,with its endless views and opinions.

I sincerely wish them both good health and happiness, always.

:anjali:
Thanks, and I have appreciated your efforts over the years in looking out for the welfare of DW.
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Postby Spiny Norman » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:54 am

Modus.Ponens wrote:When you're not disguised as Austin Powers I know your true form.

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It's my employer you should be worried about. :tongue:

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Re: Welcome back to Paul (retro)

Postby Aloka » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:11 am

tiltbillings wrote:
Aloka wrote:For a number of years Ben and Tiltbillings have spent a lot of dedicated time and effort at Dhamma Wheel. I know from my own experience, that running an internet forum can sometimes be a thankless occupation in the wild and woolly internet realm,with its endless views and opinions.

I sincerely wish them both good health and happiness, always.

:anjali:
Thanks, and I have appreciated your efforts over the years in looking out for the welfare of DW.


Thank you for your kind words, Tilt.

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Re: Welcome back to Paul (retro)

Postby The Thinker » Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:50 pm

tiltbillings wrote:
sattva wrote:Tilt, I want to thank you so much for all the work that you did here over the years. It couldn't have been easy. That you managed to keep your wit within all of this craziness says a lot about you. Ben, likewise, has always been a favorite of mine from E-Sangha days. In fact, I followed him here to ask a question of him when he was no longer spending much time at E-Sangha.
As Ben would say,
Kind regards,
sattva/louise

ps. Feel free to visit and chat any time!
Thank you for the kind words. Your presence here has always been a good thing. I forwarded this to Ben, who will no longer be posting here.



Ben and yourself will be much missed , I found both of you most agreeable, I feel a little sad that Ben will no longer be posting on this forum, Hope you stay Tiltbillings, if not can you recommend any other forums, Zen etc?
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Re: Welcome back to Paul (retro)

Postby SarathW » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:33 am

And much, much thanks to Ben and Tiltbillings for their service as admin and moderators for the past several years. They have worked tirelessly in the formation of this forum too and in moderating duties and worked around the clock getting rid of spammers.


With that positive note Paul, I wish to welcome you back to the forum.
By the way, I never felt that you left the forum. :D
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