Becoming a moderator?

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Becoming a moderator?

Post by MatthewAngby » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:05 pm

How do I become a moderator ? I think I have just falled in love with this site.
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Re: Becoming a moderator?

Post by Tiago Simões » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:01 pm

Kid, don't...
Then, the Licchavi Vimalakīrti spoke to the elder Śāriputra and the great disciples: “Reverends, eat of the food of the Tathāgata! It is ambrosia perfumed by the great compassion. But do not fix your minds in narrow-minded attitudes, lest you be unable to receive its gift.”

- Chapter 9, The Feast Brought by the Emanated Incarnation
The Noble Mahāyāna Sūtra “The Teaching of Vimalakīrti”

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Re: Becoming a moderator?

Post by Mantrik » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:05 pm

You OK with being blindfolded, kneeling, rolling up a trouser leg and getting belted with a sword.....oh, and worship of Baphomet after initiation, of course ? ;)
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Re: Becoming a moderator?

Post by Queequeg » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:30 pm

Its like a cult - you have to be recruited.
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.
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Re: Becoming a moderator?

Post by MatthewAngby » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:42 am

I accept, if you will.
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Re: Becoming a moderator?

Post by Ayu » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:02 pm

You're right - being a moderator is the best test and education for serenity and compassion. Your ego will be pumped up and smashed apart again until you understand: everything, every praise and every slander about yourself is nothing. It's empty. :smile:
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Re: Becoming a moderator?

Post by Ayu » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:07 pm

MatthewAngby wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:42 am
I accept, if you will.
I think, you'll have to stay for a while, write some hundred sane posts. Maybe later, in two years or so, if some mod is burned out and wants to leave, then they might gladly accept your offer.
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Re: Becoming a moderator?

Post by daibunny » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:08 pm

I think its one of those things like being president (not mentioning any names here), if you want the job you may not be fit to handle it.
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Re: Becoming a moderator?

Post by daibunny » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:09 pm

Mantrik wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:05 pm
You OK with being blindfolded, kneeling, rolling up a trouser leg and getting belted with a sword.....oh, and worship of Baphomet after initiation, of course ? ;)
Oh no, dont tell me they took out the ritual peeps sacrifice :tantrum:
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Fireflies.

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Re: Becoming a moderator?

Post by Queequeg » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:24 pm

I found this deep in the fine print on the ToS page:
If your I.Q. is over 150, and you have $3,125.00 (plus handling), you might be eligible for a trial mod position. If you think you qualify, put the money in a cigar box and bury it in your backyard. One of our Underground Agents will contact you shortly.
:thumbsup:
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: Becoming a moderator?

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:24 am

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:24 pm
I found this deep in the fine print on the ToS page:
If your I.Q. is over 150, and you have $3,125.00 (plus handling), you might be eligible for a trial mod position. If you think you qualify, put the money in a cigar box and bury it in your backyard. One of our Underground Agents will contact you shortly.
:thumbsup:
:rolling:

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Re: Becoming a moderator?

Post by dzogchungpa » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:24 am

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:24 am
:rolling:

Hey TA, I'm digging your new avatar. Was that taken at POL?
There is not only nothingness because there is always, and always can manifest. - Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

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Re: Becoming a moderator?

Post by DGA » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:57 am

Ayu wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:02 pm
You're right - being a moderator is the best test and education for serenity and compassion. Your ego will be pumped up and smashed apart again until you understand: everything, every praise and every slander about yourself is nothing. It's empty. :smile:
:good:

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Re: Becoming a moderator?

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:58 am

dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:24 am
Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:24 am
:rolling:

Hey TA, I'm digging your new avatar. Was that taken at POL?
Thanks :)

Yes, indeed it was! Just last week, actually.

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Re: Becoming a moderator?

Post by dzogchungpa » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:03 am

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:58 am
dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:24 am
Hey TA, I'm digging your new avatar. Was that taken at POL?
Thanks :)

Yes, indeed it was! Just last week, actually.

Sweet, were you doing the Trekchod retrteat?
There is not only nothingness because there is always, and always can manifest. - Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

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Re: Becoming a moderator?

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:19 am

dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:03 am
Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:58 am
dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:24 am
Hey TA, I'm digging your new avatar. Was that taken at POL?
Thanks :)

Yes, indeed it was! Just last week, actually.

Sweet, were you doing the Trekchod retrteat?
Yep! I went last year as well. It was really nice this year to do the Rushen for a week before some Trekchod at the end.

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Re: Becoming a moderator?

Post by dzogchungpa » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:21 am

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:19 am
dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:03 am
Sweet, were you doing the Trekchod retrteat?
Yep! I went last year as well. It was really nice this year to do the Rushen for a week before some Trekchod at the end.

Ah, that explains why you look so spiritual. :smile:
There is not only nothingness because there is always, and always can manifest. - Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

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Re: Becoming a moderator?

Post by TharpaChodron » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:32 am

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:19 am
dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:03 am
Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:58 am


Thanks :)

Yes, indeed it was! Just last week, actually.

Sweet, were you doing the Trekchod retrteat?
Yep! I went last year as well. It was really nice this year to do the Rushen for a week before some Trekchod at the end.
I plan on going next year and man, I hope to meet some fellow Dharmawheelers there.

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Re: Becoming a moderator?

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:34 am

dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:21 am
Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:19 am
dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:03 am
Sweet, were you doing the Trekchod retrteat?
Yep! I went last year as well. It was really nice this year to do the Rushen for a week before some Trekchod at the end.

Ah, that explains why you look so spiritual. :smile:
:tongue:

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Re: Becoming a moderator?

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:35 am

TharpaChodron wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:32 am
Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:19 am
dzogchungpa wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:03 am



Sweet, were you doing the Trekchod retrteat?
Yep! I went last year as well. It was really nice this year to do the Rushen for a week before some Trekchod at the end.
I plan on going next year and man, I hope to meet some fellow Dharmawheelers there.
I've met some lurkers there who recognized me. Haven't seen any regulars there... yet :)

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