New moderator: Sam Vara!

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by binocular » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:56 pm

Saengnapha wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:47 am
I like the idea of putting our money where our photo is.
On the other hand, it's possible to argue in favor of anonymity on account that it can make easier a more liberal approach to the Dhamma and for taking more responsibility for one's own practice, without the usual threats of authoritarianism, social hierarchy, and other means of socio-psychological influence.

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by binocular » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:04 pm

retrofuturist wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:04 am
I'm pleased to announce that Sam Vara has accepted a global moderator position here at Dhamma Wheel.
I think this will be really interesting for me. Years back, I was on friendly terms with a very nice Buddhist on a Buddhist forum. But then he became a moderator there, and I broke off all contact with him, because there was this new power differential between him and me, and I couldn't handle it.
So this now will be a big learning experience for me.

Sorry to be so self-absorbed, but I thought it would be a good idea to let this be known, as a kind of precaution, so that things won't get so sour this time as they did back then.

:popcorn:

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by SDC » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:07 pm

binocular wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:04 pm
retrofuturist wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:04 am
I'm pleased to announce that Sam Vara has accepted a global moderator position here at Dhamma Wheel.
I think this will be really interesting for me. Years back, I was on friendly terms with a very nice Buddhist on a Buddhist forum. But then he became a moderator there, and I broke off all contact with him, because there was this new power differential between him and me, and I couldn't handle it.
So this now will be a big learning experience for me.

Sorry to be so self-absorbed, but I thought it would be a good idea to let this be known, as a kind of precaution, so that things won't get so sour this time as they did back then.

:popcorn:
What if we make you a mod one day? You might have to split in half!!

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by Meezer77 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:13 pm

binocular wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:04 pm
retrofuturist wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:04 am
I'm pleased to announce that Sam Vara has accepted a global moderator position here at Dhamma Wheel.
I think this will be really interesting for me. Years back, I was on friendly terms with a very nice Buddhist on a Buddhist forum. But then he became a moderator there, and I broke off all contact with him, because there was this new power differential between him and me, and I couldn't handle it.
So this now will be a big learning experience for me.

Sorry to be so self-absorbed, but I thought it would be a good idea to let this be known, as a kind of precaution, so that things won't get so sour this time as they did back then.

:popcorn:

He's becoming a mod, not your boss. Can't see how it should affect your friendship.

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by Nicolas » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:14 pm

Congratulations, Sam Vara! A great addition to the team! My memory is telling me that I've always appreciated your level-headedness.

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by dharmacorps » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:00 pm

Congrats Sam! :) Much respect for your bravery!

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by Modus.Ponens » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:29 pm

Congratulations! Good luck with everything.

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by No_Mind » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:28 am

Meezer77 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:13 pm

He's becoming a mod, not your boss. Can't see how it should affect your friendship.
Many friendships are broken when power equation changes. Not to imply that will happen with Sam becoming mod

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_ ... experiment



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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by binocular » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:34 pm

Meezer77 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:13 pm
He's becoming a mod, not your boss. Can't see how it should affect your friendship.
On a forum, a moderator is a kind of boss.

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by Pseudobabble » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:00 pm

Heyyyy, got them cool green letters now
"Does Master Gotama have any position at all?"

"A 'position,' Vaccha, is something that a Tathagata has done away with. What a Tathagata sees is this: 'Such is form, such its origination, such its disappearance; such is feeling, such its origination, such its disappearance; such is perception...such are fabrications...such is consciousness, such its origination, such its disappearance.'" - Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta


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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by Meezer77 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:44 pm

binocular wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Meezer77 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:13 pm
He's becoming a mod, not your boss. Can't see how it should affect your friendship.
On a forum, a moderator is a kind of boss.
As long as the TOS aren't broken I can't see there being a problem. I've made it this far so they don't seem too strict or unreasonable. But then it is early days....

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by Meezer77 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:57 pm

Besides, he's a big pussycat, I'm sure he'll let you off with plenty

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by Stiphan » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:40 pm

Well done, Sam!

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by WindSong » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:22 am

I know I'm late on this, but I still want to wish you happiness and prosperity.

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Post by Sam Vara » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:40 am

WindSong wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:22 am
I know I'm late on this, but I still want to wish you happiness and prosperity.
Many thanks - much appreciated!

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