DW 10 y.o. video msg from me (DNS)

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It’s a great thing you did David..I rejoice in your merits. Thanks for putting up with me. :group:
“You don’t know it. You just know about it. That is not the same thing.”

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche to me.
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DNS wrote: Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:54 am A good stat for seeing the success of a forum is Active topics. However, that is typically measured over the last 7 days, so doesn't give a long-term picture. I've seen active topics over the last 7 days fluctuate from a low of around 40 to a high of 120+ here at this forum and others.

Total members can get inflated, especially if admins, moderators don't remove spammers from the list. So the best stat in my opinion is the total number of posts over the history of the site.

As far as I know, no Buddhist forum has had over one million posts, except for e-sangha which was the only forum with a good forum software similar to this one at that time. The other forums at that time were all on google or yahoo, or other bad formats. E-sangha died about 10 years ago.

In the video in the OP I mentioned how we were nearing one million posts. We were about 59,000 posts short of that about 7 months ago . . . . until now! And this happened only about 3 days after Asalha Puja Day, which commemorates the Buddha's first teaching, the first turning of . . . . .
THE DHARMA WHEEL!

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Dhamma Wheel (DWT) 504,281 posts, est. December 30, 2008
Dharma Wheel (DWM) 484,298 posts, est. April 5, 2009
Dharma Paths (DP) 5,959 posts
Dharma Wheel Engaged (DWE) 5,462 posts

Total posts from all DW forums: 1,000,000
(as of this date)

Thanks again everyone!
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Congratulations David! You mentioned E-sangha and I would just like to thank you for this site as an archive for Malcolms past posts. :applause:
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Kim O'Hara wrote: Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:12 am :woohoo:
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Thanks, David!
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Ayu wrote: Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:24 am Happy one million. Congrats. :group:
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Simon E. wrote: Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:55 am It’s a great thing you did David..I rejoice in your merits. Thanks for putting up with me. :group:
No problema. :D :namaste:
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amanitamusc wrote: Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:06 am Congratulations David! You mentioned E-sangha and I would just like to thank you for this site as an archive for Malcolms past posts. :applause:
Yes, Malcolm is greatly appreciated for his many informative posts. He was/is well-liked here at DWM. Hopefully he'll return one day and help us get to 2 million. :D

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Simon E. wrote: Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:55 am It’s a great thing you did David..I rejoice in your merits. Thanks for putting up with me. :group:
:good:

Mind If I plagiarize ?
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DNS wrote: Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:06 pm
Ayu wrote: Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:24 am Happy one million. Congrats. :group:
:namaste:
And thanks for editing my typo. :heart:
For the benefit and ease of all sentient beings. :heart:
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I missed the exact moment the "odometer" turned over, but we hit half a million posts!

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It took 10 years, 9 months.
DWT did it in 10 years, 6 months, but DWT had a 4 or 5 month head start in the opening date of the forum.
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DNS wrote: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:24 pm I missed the exact moment the "odometer" turned over, but we hit half a million posts!

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It took 10 years, 9 months.
DWT did it in 10 years, 6 months, but DWT had a 4 or 5 month head start in the opening date of the forum.
That's a lot of jib jab.

What's the Dharma quotient in all that? :)
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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Queequeg wrote: Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:56 pm What's the Dharma quotient in all that? :)
0.16 probability of attaining some level of awakening.

0.28 probability for those with 1,000 posts or more. :tongue:
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