Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes - July 2010 (please read)

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Post by Vardali » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:06 pm

I would also like to thank Ben and wish him all the best with his plan/activities.

Congratulations to Mike and JC Superstar, I am sure you will do a splendid job as well.

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Post by Reductor » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:08 pm

Since being here I have often been amazed at how a gentle touch could accomplish so much. Thanks Ben.

I think JC and Mike have very large shoes to fill. Luckily I think you guys are up to the task.

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Post by octathlon » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:15 pm

Thank you to Ben and welcome new moderators JCSuperstar and Mike. :clap:

Ben, I was glad to see the video and put a face to the name. :smile:

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Post by Phra Chuntawongso » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:56 pm

Ben,thankyou for your time and commitment.All the best for your plans for the future.
JC and Mike,thankyou both for stepping up to the plate.
I am sure you will do a great job.
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Post by Fede » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:12 pm

May I add my small voice of gratitude to Ben for all his tireless efforts and support.....?
I would like to make it known that Ben has often fenced and fielded some communications from me when I have needed personal support, and has been an utmost pillar of strength to me, at times when I could cheerfully have jacked all this in, and things seemed at their bleakest.

I hope he won't be completely absent, and that we will have the pleasure, from time to time, of his presence here.

Congratulations must go to Mike, and to JC.

Incidentally - can JC walk on water? Is this a major cross for him to bear?
I think we should be told!

Well done, guys!
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Post by jcsuperstar » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:12 pm

I've stepped in some water before, does that count?
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Post by cooran » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:54 pm

Hello all,


Congratulations to Mike and JC ~ exactly the right choices! Of course, you now realise (as dear Ben will also) "You can check out any time you like ~ but you can never leave!"

Had to put that in ~ The Eagles are coming to Brisbane in December and I'll be there ...

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Post by mikenz66 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:05 pm

I trust this won't apply to Ben... :tongue:
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Post by appicchato » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:21 pm

<sniff>Thank you Ben...hoping you aren't straying too far, and continued success in your new work...

JC and Mike...all the very best...

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Post by Guy » Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:28 am

Outstanding job Ben! And I don't use the word "outstanding" very often, so that's saying something!
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Post by Sylvester » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:29 am

Thank you Ben, for having been a paragon of patience, humility, gentleness, and kindness!

And looking forward to the contributions of Mike and JC!

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Post by Tex » Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:58 pm

Ben, you've spent a lot of time answering questions of mine over the last few years both here and at E-Sangha, and it's been very much appreciated. Hope we'll still see you around here when time permits.

And big congrats to Mike and JC! Great choices, both.
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Post by BubbaBuddhist » Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:09 pm

Sorry to see Ben step down but he deserves a rest. Congratulations and condolences both to the new guys.

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Post by Rui Sousa » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:20 pm

Thank you Ben, one big e-hug to you :hug:

JC and Mike, I am sure you will do an excellent job, one e-hug for you as well :hug:
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Re: Dhamma Wheel Staff Changes (please read)

Post by Mawkish1983 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:28 am

Wow, Ben, I'm sorry you're not going to be so active. Like so many other people here, you've helped me greatly (even if it was by answering someone else and I was simply sitting back and reading). I have always found your commitment to practice inspiring. I wish you every success in your new venture! May you be presented with ample opportunities to teach the Dhamma to new people by living it.

And as for JC and Mike... what great choices :) congratulations you two! I've never really been involved with the Dhamma study group (I tend to read far too slowly and try to over-analyse things to such an extent that I'd simply hold the 'class' back :) )... it'll be interesting to see how dhammawheel changes over the next few months. I hope I don't cause too much bother for either of you. Good luck :)

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