Sorry, boda, I had edited that part of my post because I thought it would open a can of worms. There was no hierarchy between the teachers (AFAIK), I meant the Teacher status.boda wrote: ↑Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:00 pmWell, if all that was workable it would have worked, right? People go to a discussion forum to discuss. It’s a very simple thing to pin the email addresses of any teachers who are willing to field questions.Dan74 wrote: ↑Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:29 pm Then there was the issue that boda refers to when one or more people exert a great deal of authority on the Forum, like telling members they have no idea about Zen. One prominent member didn't like this 'throwing of one's weight around', the creation of a hierarchy of Teachers and Ask a Teacher Forum that would 'inhibit the free flow'. Personally I think a Forum can be big enough to contain the more disciplined rooms for current students with a teacher, the free-wheeling zennies and those in between. What is vital IMO is clear signs - "this place is for this and not that."
Really? How did that work?the creation of a hierarchy of Teachers
I think many folks liked to have that opportunity to Ask a Teacher and most teachers were not of the "throwing their weight around" variety. So I don't think that in itself was a deal-breaker.