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What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:42 pm
by Dorje Shedrub
Anyone know what happened to buddhanet.net?

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:26 am
by Norwegian
Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:42 pm
Anyone know what happened to buddhanet.net?
Something happened?

I wouldn't know, as I don't visit sites that promote NKT and their kind.

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:49 am
by Nicholas Weeks
Nothing at all, it is still there:

http://www.buddhanet.net

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:18 am
by Dorje Shedrub
Can you access it? I just get sent to a search page from my ISP.

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:26 am
by Johnny Dangerous
Norwegian wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:26 am
Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:42 pm
Anyone know what happened to buddhanet.net?
Something happened?

I wouldn't know, as I don't visit sites that promote NKT and their kind.
It's an NKT thing? I thought it was run by Theravadins.

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:16 am
by Wayfarer
Buddhianet is working fine as far as I can see.

It has nothing whatever to do with NKT. It was started and is run by a Australian Theravadin monk, Ven. Pannyavaro, from a retreat centre in Northern NSW. Buddhanet was one of the very first public websites, about any subject at all, to go live, in around 1995 or so (from memory) and has been running ever since. A wonderful resource.

:namaste:

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:22 am
by Johnny Dangerous
Wayfarer wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:16 am
Buddhianet is working fine as far as I can see.

It has nothing whatever to do with NKT. It was started and is run by a Australian Theravadin monk, Ven. Pannyavaro, from a retreat centre in Northern NSW. Buddhanet was one of the very first public websites, about any subject at all, to go live, in around 1995 or so (from memory) and has been running ever since. A wonderful resource.

:namaste:
Good to know, it was one of the first online Buddhist resources I became aware of, and was a huge part of me getting active in Dharma. I never noticed any NKT stuff there.

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:49 am
by Ayu
I have no access either to that link.

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:49 am
by Norwegian
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:26 am
Norwegian wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:26 am
Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:42 pm
Anyone know what happened to buddhanet.net?
Something happened?

I wouldn't know, as I don't visit sites that promote NKT and their kind.
It's an NKT thing? I thought it was run by Theravadins.
It is not an "NKT thing". I said it promotes NKT, which it does. This website lists Buddhist centers around the world, and that includes NKT-related centers as well as non-NKT centers.

It means that these guys have no quality control whatsoever in terms of what's included in their lists, since they include anything and everything in their lists. Just check for yourself.

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:59 pm
by Nicholas Weeks
They do not include 'anything' in their e-book offerings. Matter of fact I found no NKT books listed. They seem to prefer Chinese Mahayana & Theravadin, with a few from FPMT.

http://www.buddhanet.net/ebooks_m.htm

http://www.buddhanet.net/ebooks_ms.htm

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:12 pm
by Norwegian
Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:59 pm
They do not include 'anything' in their e-book offerings. Matter of fact I found no NKT books listed. They seem to prefer Chinese Mahayana & Theravadin, with a few from FPMT.

http://www.buddhanet.net/ebooks_m.htm
It seems you don't understand what I am saying. I am not talking about ebooks at all. Please read my post again.

I am specifically talking about its lists over centers/organizations and similar around the world, in the Americas, Europe, Asia, etc. Where in many of these countries listed, they also include NKT centers and similar. That is what I am talking about. This means they have no quality control.

By listing such centers, they are promoting their presence, whether knowingly or not. And that's not good.

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:23 pm
by Nicholas Weeks
Norwegian wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:12 pm
Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:59 pm
They do not include 'anything' in their e-book offerings. Matter of fact I found no NKT books listed. They seem to prefer Chinese Mahayana & Theravadin, with a few from FPMT.

http://www.buddhanet.net/ebooks_m.htm
It seems you don't understand what I am saying. I am not talking about ebooks at all. Please read my post again.

I am specifically talking about its lists over centers/organizations and similar around the world, in the Americas, Europe, Asia, etc. Where in many of these countries listed, they also include NKT centers and similar. That is what I am talking about. This means they have no quality control.

By listing such centers, they are promoting their presence, whether knowingly or not. And that's not good.
I do understand - you have found a blemish and you cannot abide that flaw in the site.

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:35 pm
by Kim O'Hara
Ayu wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:49 am
I have no access either to that link.
Nor have I.
None of the search results I found on DuckDuckGo seem to work either.
A search found their FB page - https://www.facebook.com/pg/buddhanet.n ... e_internal - which was last updated three weeks ago, but the link to the site from that page doesn't work either.

:shrug:
Kim

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:45 pm
by Nicholas Weeks
Kim O'Hara wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:35 pm
Ayu wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:49 am
I have no access either to that link.
Nor have I.
None of the search results I found on DuckDuckGo seem to work either.
A search found their FB page - https://www.facebook.com/pg/buddhanet.n ... e_internal - which was last updated three weeks ago, but the link to the site from that page doesn't work either.

:shrug:
Kim
Maybe only USA gets thru - I use DuckDuck also and it works fine for Buddhanet.net & their Facebook page.

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:49 am
by Dorje Shedrub
Im in USA and can't get through.

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:00 am
by Johnny Dangerous
Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:49 am
Im in USA and can't get through.
I'd talk to your ISP after seeking the simple solutions, e.g. clearing cache etc, I've checked consistently and not found it down.

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:14 am
by Kim O'Hara
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:00 am
Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:49 am
Im in USA and can't get through.
I'd talk to your ISP after seeking the simple solutions, e.g. clearing cache etc, I've checked consistently and not found it down.
I just checked again and found that it is (still) down for me.
Perhaps you could tell them there's a problem? I can't even do that because the 'contact' link on their FB page goes to their website. :toilet:

:coffee:

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:25 am
by odysseus
It works fine from here. I'm in Norway, Europe.

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:20 am
by Wayfarer
Kim O'Hara wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:14 am
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:00 am
Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:49 am
Im in USA and can't get through.
I'd talk to your ISP after seeking the simple solutions, e.g. clearing cache etc, I've checked consistently and not found it down.
I just checked again and found that it is (still) down for me.
Perhaps you could tell them there's a problem? I can't even do that because the 'contact' link on their FB page goes to their website. :toilet:

:coffee:
Hi Kim - I have their page open in my web browser here, there’s a Report Technical Problems - I might post something there, although not quite sure what to say. Should I post the URL of this thread, perhaps?

//update// actually that link is disabled, but I can drop him a line if it will do any good.

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:25 am
by Kim O'Hara
Well, they obviously have a problem, even if we don't know what the problem is, and they may not even know they have a problem so ... yes, it would be good to make them aware of it.

:namaste:
Kim