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Too many deleted posts

Post by Caoimhghín » Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:02 am

I would like to lodge an official complaint that too many new, and incidentally hilarious and amazing, posts have been deleted before I have been able to read them in all their ridiculous glory.

Please, moderators, be less efficient in deleting hilarious new posts until I at least have had a chance to read them, please.
歸命本覺心法身常住妙法心蓮臺本來莊嚴三身徳三十七尊住心
城遠離因果法然具普門塵數諸三昧無邊徳海本圓滿還我頂禮心諸佛

In reverence for the root gnosis of the heart, the dharmakāya,
for the ever present good law of the heart, the lotus terrace,
for the inborn adornment of the trikāya, the thirty-seven sages dwelling in the heart,
for that which is removed from seed and fruit, the upright key to the universal gate,
for all boundless concentrations, the sea of virtue, the root perfection,
I prostrate, bowing to the hearts of all Buddhas.

胎藏金剛菩提心義略問答鈔, Treatise on the teaching of the gnostic heart of the womb and the diamond, T2397.1.470c5-8

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Re: Too many deleted posts

Post by Queequeg » Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:09 am

If you haven't read them, how do you know they are hilarious?
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Too many deleted posts

Post by dolphin_color » Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:17 am

Please share really funny ones, when appropriate.

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Re: Too many deleted posts

Post by Caoimhghín » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:07 am

Queequeg wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:09 am
If you haven't read them, how do you know they are hilarious?
I have a sort of seventh sense for these things.
歸命本覺心法身常住妙法心蓮臺本來莊嚴三身徳三十七尊住心
城遠離因果法然具普門塵數諸三昧無邊徳海本圓滿還我頂禮心諸佛

In reverence for the root gnosis of the heart, the dharmakāya,
for the ever present good law of the heart, the lotus terrace,
for the inborn adornment of the trikāya, the thirty-seven sages dwelling in the heart,
for that which is removed from seed and fruit, the upright key to the universal gate,
for all boundless concentrations, the sea of virtue, the root perfection,
I prostrate, bowing to the hearts of all Buddhas.

胎藏金剛菩提心義略問答鈔, Treatise on the teaching of the gnostic heart of the womb and the diamond, T2397.1.470c5-8

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Re: Too many deleted posts

Post by Simon E. » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:27 am

It might not be the mods. I often delete my own more ridiculous posts pretty quickly.

1) For one thing, having seen them in black and white their true daftness becomes undeniable.
2) Just writing it gets it off my chest.
Or 3) I realise that it would make the water even muddier. For example I often censor my replies on the Vegan threads because an adult discussion conducted with mutual goodwill has been impossible for a long time.
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Re: Too many deleted posts

Post by muni » Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:14 pm

Caoimhghín wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:02 am
I would like to lodge an official complaint that too many new, and incidentally hilarious and amazing, posts have been deleted before I have been able to read them in all their ridiculous glory.

Please, moderators, be less efficient in deleting hilarious new posts until I at least have had a chance to read them, please.

Whatever interesting post in whatever which way, you can immediately copy the texts and put it safely somewhere for you. Then read at ease.
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higher or lower or in between.

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Re: Too many deleted posts

Post by Queequeg » Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:09 pm

Caoimhghín wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:07 am
Queequeg wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:09 am
If you haven't read them, how do you know they are hilarious?
I have a sort of seventh sense for these things.
A siddhi? Maybe.

Hilarious can devolve into tedium when humor is not intended and is rather an expression of some compulsive tendency in the character.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Too many deleted posts

Post by Queequeg » Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:11 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:27 am
It might not be the mods. I often delete my own more ridiculous posts pretty quickly.

1) For one thing, having seen them in black and white their true daftness becomes undeniable.
2) Just writing it gets it off my chest.
Or 3) I realise that it would make the water even muddier. For example I often censor my replies on the Vegan threads because an adult discussion conducted with mutual goodwill has been impossible for a long time.
Oh, I have plenty of those posts littering this board. :emb:
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Too many deleted posts

Post by Ayu » Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:14 am

Caoimhghín wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:02 am
I would like to lodge an official complaint that too many new, and incidentally hilarious and amazing, posts have been deleted before I have been able to read them in all their ridiculous glory.

Please, moderators, be less efficient in deleting hilarious new posts until I at least have had a chance to read them, please.
If you saw HOW many of these posts we have in the litter, you'll pretty soon find them amazingly boring, disturbing, interrupting the sense of this board, annoying, distracting.
Very soon people would turn their back to DW because it developed to a trash place.

Please tell that to your friend whose post was disapproved. :consoling:
For the benefit and ease of all sentient beings. :heart:

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Re: Too many deleted posts

Post by Caoimhghín » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:51 pm

Ayu wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:14 am
Please tell that to your friend whose post was disapproved.
What? I have friends?!

:twothumbsup:

Point me too them lol.
歸命本覺心法身常住妙法心蓮臺本來莊嚴三身徳三十七尊住心
城遠離因果法然具普門塵數諸三昧無邊徳海本圓滿還我頂禮心諸佛

In reverence for the root gnosis of the heart, the dharmakāya,
for the ever present good law of the heart, the lotus terrace,
for the inborn adornment of the trikāya, the thirty-seven sages dwelling in the heart,
for that which is removed from seed and fruit, the upright key to the universal gate,
for all boundless concentrations, the sea of virtue, the root perfection,
I prostrate, bowing to the hearts of all Buddhas.

胎藏金剛菩提心義略問答鈔, Treatise on the teaching of the gnostic heart of the womb and the diamond, T2397.1.470c5-8

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Re: Too many deleted posts

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:57 pm

Caoimhghín wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:02 am
I would like to lodge an official complaint that too many new, and incidentally hilarious and amazing, posts have been deleted before I have been able to read them in all their ridiculous glory.

Please, moderators, be less efficient in deleting hilarious new posts until I at least have had a chance to read them, please.

All I can say is that yes, temporarily viewing some of them might be hilarious for some. Both for the poster and many of those reading though, it would turn unhealthy pretty quickly. Having a kind of schadenfreude over someone else's obsessions, pain, anger etc....it would not end well. A lot of people don't realize the sheer volume of this stuff we deal with either.
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Re: Too many deleted posts

Post by dolphin_color » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:48 pm

Oh, sorry to hear that. But I still want to read some of the (harmlessly) hilarious ones.

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Re: Too many deleted posts

Post by Hazel » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:56 pm

Quick, someone delete this post ;-).

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Re: Too many deleted posts

Post by Ayu » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:56 am

dolphin_color wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:48 pm
Oh, sorry to hear that. But I still want to read some of the (harmlessly) hilarious ones.
Again some extra work for us to sort that out? Define 'harmlessly hilarious ones' - in a way evererybody can agree to. :lol:
And I don't see often such harmless ones. Lately someone wrote: "Xhftekvuyrn sijbc..." Most probably a bot. That's harmless. But is it funny? :shrug:

Become moderator. Then you can read all of them.
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Re: Too many deleted posts

Post by DharmaN00b » Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:54 pm

Random strings and threads are usually Kitty cipher.

When the cat jumps on your keyboard, 'thats all she wrote'.

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Re: Too many deleted posts

Post by Könchok Thrinley » Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:55 pm

Well I envy the enthusiasm of some of you to read the dirt. But quite frankly go and work with it for some time, it ain't fun. :tongue: Although I do have to say that some of the stuff can get juicy if one is into that kind of a thing. :buddha2: :stirthepot:
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Re: Too many deleted posts

Post by tkp67 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:22 pm

Personally I think it is a great exercise in bodhicitta. FWIW I have been working in IT since the mid 80's. The internet connects mind to mind without proper transmission of any other sense. Words are not that fatiguing or offensive without a value added from the perspective of the speaker's intent and the reader's perception.

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Re: Too many deleted posts

Post by ford_truckin » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:29 pm

This is dharmawheel. All posts that the mods don't personally agree with are deleted right away. Nothing new really.

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Re: Too many deleted posts

Post by tkp67 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:03 pm

ford_truckin wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:29 pm
This is dharmawheel. All posts that the mods don't personally agree with are deleted right away. Nothing new really.
I would give them a bit more credit than that. There seems to be an effort to accommodate change while maintaining protocol. IMHE they are still willing to accommodate civil direct private dialog regarding some of the challenges even in light of disagreement. Past that, right or wrong, it is a free resource without bias of advertisement revenue. I remain hopeful that protocol will evolve to a point where dialog beneficial to the dharma practices represented without bias. Seems to be a community effort and results a reflection thereof.

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Re: Too many deleted posts

Post by Fortyeightvows » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:22 pm

ford_truckin wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:29 pm
This is dharmawheel. All posts that the mods don't personally agree with are deleted right away. Nothing new really.
I think thats exaggeration.
When greg was mod, he deleted alot of posts. But now that he is gone it's just johnnydangerous locking the threads.

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