DW has not been successful cultivating the Zen side of things. The only reason we are here is because ZFI tanked. That isn't DW's fault, of course. It's just that Zen folks can be a pain in the ass. I am also of the opinion that there isn't a ton of things to talk about, but I know that isn't a popular opinion.So why does DW meet the challenge and ZFI fail? Both have/had participants that either don't study/practice Buddhadharma or don't/didn't practice under the guidance of a teacher.
The discussions at Zen Space have been engaging and interesting so far. Meido, Dan and ElGatito have done a great job of herding us Zen cats and have been keeping things on point, while still allowing for some room to roam. The TOS is focused and clear, and if folks don't want to engage under those conditions, that is their choice. We will see where it all goes.