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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:14 pm
by Bundokji
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote: ↑Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:15 pm Please accept my sincere commiserations. :stirthepot:
Thats funny :rofl:

Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:49 pm
by aflatun
Welcome Sam Vara, I can't think of a better person for the job! :thumbsup:

Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:58 pm
by Crazy cloud
Greetings to the duly born!

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:sage:

Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:03 pm
by Meezer77
You poor poor man πŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“

I will pray for you

Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:22 pm
by Sam Vara
Thanks to one and all for their acknowledgements, congratulations, and (especially) commiserations!

Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:56 pm
by binocular
Saengnapha wrote: ↑Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:47 amI 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.

Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:04 pm
by binocular
retrofuturist wrote: ↑Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:04 amI'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:

Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:07 pm
by SDC
binocular wrote: ↑Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:04 pm
retrofuturist wrote: ↑Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:04 amI'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!!

Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:13 pm
by Meezer77
binocular wrote: ↑Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:04 pm
retrofuturist wrote: ↑Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:04 amI'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.

Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:14 pm
by Nicolas
Congratulations, Sam Vara! A great addition to the team! My memory is telling me that I've always appreciated your level-headedness.

Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:00 pm
by dharmacorps
Congrats Sam! :) Much respect for your bravery!

Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:29 pm
by Modus.Ponens
Congratulations! Good luck with everything.

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Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:28 am
by No_Mind
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



:namaste:

No_Mind

Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:34 pm
by binocular
Meezer77 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:13 pmHe'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.

Re: New moderator: Sam Vara!

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:00 pm
by Pseudobabble
Heyyyy, got them cool green letters now