A number of topics cause endless debate on Buddhist forums, the top two being Rebirth and Vegetarianism. Some time ago the administrators and moderators of this site made the decision to merge and confine those discussions into single threads on in the Open Dhamma Forum.Jhana4 wrote:Translation: "If you have a critical opinion, the door is that way" ?cooran wrote:Jhana4,
If you don't see any point in a thread - don't enter the discussion,
Other such threads include:
The great Abhidhamma Pitaka authenticity debate
"The Broken Buddha" by Ven.Dhammika and other scandals
The point about having such threads, and the Open Dhamma Forum itself, is that these contentious topics are confined to one place, as explained in the Terms of Service:
Posts whose intention is to debate contentious topics (such as rebirth) should be started in the Open Dhamma Forum. Posts that the moderators deem to be contentious or argumentative will be moved to the Open Dhamma Forum.
Critical opinion is fine, but our experience is that the Forum works better if certain contentious topics are kept in one place.
If you disagree with Forum Policy then the correct place to discuss it is in the Suggestion Box.