Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

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Retrofuturist has stepped down as administrator

Post by Ben » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:39 am

Dear members,

It is with great sadness that I am announcing that Retrofuturist has stepped down from the role of Administrator here at Dhamma Wheel. Both David Snyder (site owner) and Retro invited me to 'trade places'. I have agreed to take on the role of Admin so long as I can return the role to Retro if and when he wishes to serve in that capacity again.

As of yesterday, Retro requested an indefinite leave of absence from Dhamma Wheel.

I have known Retro since e-Sangha and have met him several times when I was living in Ballarat and had him come to stay with me and my family in Tasmania. During that period, Retro has been a good friend and kalayanamitta. And I don't think I am the only one who also regards Retro as someone who has made a profound positive impact on them.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Retro who has been a key architect of Dhamma Wheel since before its inception. Dhamma Wheel - the world's most vibrant internet discussion forum dedicated to the Theravada - is largely a result of Retro's vision and dedication.
kind regards,

Ben
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Post by Reductor » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:22 am

I for one welcome our new benevolent overlord!

And I will forgive retro for trading places, so long as he continues his healthy volume of posting. How about it, mate? (I had an ausi accent when I thought that ;) )

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Post by plwk » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:52 am

So he has passed on the robe and bowl to ya Ben huh :tongue:
All the best to him and his family :anjali:

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Post by Dan74 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:30 am

I recall retro from the E-Sangha days as the most (or perhaps the only) level-headed administrator there. I really admire the integrity and professionalism he brings to his duties on the fora. for helping start Zen Forum International and Dharma Wheel. He is a true bodhisattva, though he might not like the epithet.

I hope you use this hiatus to further your practice and wish you all the best, Paul.
_/|\_

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Post by imagemarie » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:31 am

What a pity.


Retro is cool. 8-)

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Post by Brizzy » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:35 am

:thanks: Retro for being a cool mod.

I think your presence will be missed.

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Post by Kim OHara » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:29 am

Thanks, Retro, for all you have done here.
You have earned a break, but do drop in and say hello occasionally.
:namaste:
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Post by Modus.Ponens » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:46 am

Thank you retro for your gigantic contribution to the spreading of the dhamma. Wishing you the best.

Welcome Ben to your new role. I'm sure you'll do a great job. Wishing you good luck.
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Post by daverupa » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:32 pm

:heart:

Didn't you have a knife at his throat once, Ben? I call shenanigans! ;)

:toast:
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    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

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Post by Dan74 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:38 pm

daverupa wrote::heart:

Didn't you have a knife at his throat once, Ben? I call shenanigans! ;)

:toast:
Yes, in fact Ben had to flee Victoria, when Retro's mob retaliated.

It was big in the news here - "The rival factions of Theravada in a bloody struggle for power".

Looks like Ben aka the Tassie Devil, got the upper hand in the end...
_/|\_

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Post by Ben » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:47 pm

daverupa wrote::heart:

Didn't you have a knife at his throat once, Ben? I call shenanigans! ;)

:toast:
Yes, shenanigans indeed!
The incident was following the muesli slice and before the coconut curry.
My young son captured the moment.
Now where is that photo?
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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:34 pm

Thank you for all you've done. I hope all is well in your life and to see you back soon! Mettaya! :heart:
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Post by Prasadachitta » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:36 pm

Well done Retro,

Thanks for your hard work and dedication to Dhamma wheel. I have known you since esangha and I feel a kinship in the Dhamma.

Take care

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Post by BubbaBuddhist » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:03 pm

Have a good rest, Retro, and be well.

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Post by David2 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:04 pm

Ben wrote: Now where is that photo?
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... 20#p115658" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
:thanks: retro for the good job as admin. :anjali:

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