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  • Thread rationing is back in effect!
  • @karasti said: I find Twitter worse. I find the bullying and abuse and misuse of anon. accounts worse. I absolutely understand how that can be. I have a lot of things working in my favor on Twitter: * I'm a white male with an avat…
    in Data Update Comment by Linc March 1
  • A ) When moderating any group, there are occasionally hard decisions to make. Abdicating responsibility in that moment guarantees failure. -and- B ) Companies are generally very bad at empowering employees to make hard decisions or providing a…
    in Data Update Comment by Linc February 28
  • I see stuff like this every day. Twitter is no better, it just allows greater anonymity. You can report the most clear-cut abuse possible and you'll get replies like this:
    in Data Update Comment by Linc February 27
  • @DhammaDragon I don't think anyone interpreted your request as an endorsement of their platforms. Folks just like to vent a bit, and that's fine.
    in Data Update Comment by Linc February 27
  • I choose not to allow Facebook (which owns Instagram) data on this or any site I run. I regard it as both a competitor and unhealthy nuisance.
    in Data Update Comment by Linc February 25
  • @genkaku said: Oh well, those days are in the rear-view mirror. Just humming an old-fart's tune. I mean, my company operates that way... we make the software this forum runs.
  • I've had a bit of a dustup with our hosting support, so we'll be having more downtime in a month or two to move between providers. I'll provide further update as we get close to that. My opinion was that if I'm paying $180/mo for a $40/mo-grade s…
  • @Jason said: As do I. @federica said: ...Motion carried.... Y'all got Jason and Federica to agree on a new moderator in the same week, someone get me a fainting couch! Boring behind-the-scenes glimpse: I started a thread abo…
  • I should mention a couple things. First, Aaron broke his elbow (hairline but inside the joint) the day before out wedding while hanging those string lights from the ceiling in our wedding venue. He missed a step coming down the scaffold about 3 f…
  • @ajhayes said: ...And for goodness sake, take a honeymoon and enjoy it! We delayed that a bit until the dead of winter, but we are headed somewhere warm.
  • @federica said: ...Still waiting for the awesome photos, @Linc.... Me too. I expect we'll be a ways into 2018 before the photographer finishes editing them all. There are a few kicking around Facebook, but I don't really wanna collect a …
  • @DhammaDragon said: Was that a sincere metta-ful wish, @techie, or are you yet once again trying to illustrate for us the example of mindless tack-on? He literally tacked it on via edit AND added a wink emoji. Do we need a special chec…
  • @David said: You obviously don't dream that much, let alone remembering dreams or having lucid dreams. That kind of comment from someone that dreams would be considered averse. From someone that doesn't dream it sounds condescending and unhelpful…
  • My approach to dreams has always been that they are unimportant junk. Finding meaning in them feels like wringing sweat from a shirt and wondering what you can use it for. It already did its work, let it go.
  • @Shoshin said: Perhaps for the members concerned its a case of ..... "Fake it till you make it!" A funny sentiment, but let's take care to not wag fingers. It's very easy to turn a discussion about our culture into a discussion about indi…
  • @Snakeskin said: I think you misspoke: “Be kind, don’t [just] wish for it.” I felt that was implicit, but yes, that's a clearer rendering of what I meant. Speaking of the difficulty of communicating.
  • @DhammaDragon said: As usual, I am responsible for what I say, not for what my interlocutor understands. Of course. But we can strive to repair even that for which we are not personally responsible. And most especially we can use our empa…
  • I hope, @federica, you may be taking @techie too literally. I didn't read that as a contradiction of what I was saying but rather furthering the point - that it's become a mindless tack-on we should avoid. That's how I chose to read it, anyway.
  • This is not a ban on saying "metta" to each other. I'm just requesting greater discretion for its use thru a little personal introspection, not granting license to call each other out on it.
  • @federica said: @Linc, I am tempted to quote the oft-used phrase, "Pictures, or it didn't happen....!" Do we in fact have the happy instance of some photos of the happy day, at ll, you'd be willing to share...? Sure, I'll post som…
  • Destruction of the ego presupposes discovery of the ego. If they haven't found it yet, who are you to say it isn't because it was pre-destroyed for them?
  • Usually the things we find comforting & comfortable aren't very good teachers.
  • @David said: I can't tell if your statements are honest ones or if you're just here to troll. In the future, I ask you to keep such pontification to yourself or share them with myself or a moderator instead. It's a short walk from "wonder…
    in Sankhara Comment by Linc October 2017
  • @karasti said: Any word on the search function yet @Linc ? I just tried and get the same thing, no result no matter what I search. Back now! While in the midst of our big annual Icrontic event, the server misbehaved so I rebooted it. S…
  • I did indeed end up banning that user anyway due to another report. Now I wish I'd more closely inspected the post first, but I'm not sure how or why it could effect an iPad that way.
    in ipad scam - Comment by Linc June 2017
  • @federica said: I'm just following your suggestion....? Cross-posts! I figured it out!
  • Oh I see, I was a bit too brief with my words. I said "I suggest a new discussion in the NewBuddhist.com category for site-related questions" but what I meant was more like "I suggest creating a new discussion in the NewBuddhist.com category wheneve…
  • Is there a thread supply shortage? There's a whole category so we don't need to ration them I hope.
  • The "Online" section has a 15-minute cache. So, yes, probably a spammer that got nuked immediately and their ghost lingered a while. Our software (Vanilla) anonymizes the name of accounts that are deleted, hence '[Deleted User]'. As an aside, I s…