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what about adding a "karma" button to each post?
each post you like you can click the (+ karma) button, so the very interesting posts gets hundreds of karma, so it become easier to scroll through old threads and spot the nice replies.
Looking forward to the implementation
-the more a post get positive rating, the brighter it get.
-the more a post get negative rating, the darker it get.
how cool would that be
might add a organic feel to the website.
But the posters tend towards the indecipherable, imponderable, and great-hearted. I'd hate it for them not all to win lotsa stars.
Ya know, you just can't comment on everything you read here. Most of my favorite threads I'd never dare chime in on. So much is well over my head!
So long as there are people like Guilty, I have to say that's probably a good choice.
I don't mean any insult by that, but there's been too much chatter about some things lately. I think some restraint is called for, and joking around might not be the best thing to do right now.
Let's point our fingers a wee bit more inwards and see what we can do to make the world a wee bit better place, rather than littering it with useless chatter.
Like rebirth? :buck:
I'm assuming you cured cancer and solved world poverty with your above post? :P
In the spiritual life one really has to be on guard against cleverness. It is rarely, if ever, helpful, and can make people feel your are callous, even if you are not.
Cheap shots are just that: cheap. Moreover they are never true and clever remarks absolutely do not endear you to anyone.
One really should be more on guard against oneself. Sometimes we are our own worst enemies.
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I'm gonna sign off from NewBuddhist for about a month. I deserve to take a break from all this innuendo about someone I admire using the upper hand too much and other trifles. Life is too short for that. Rather than seeing excrement being rubbed all round, I'd rather attend to my garden better.
What about cranky old buzz-killing party-poopers who only post when it's to, frankly, bitch about how much they hate half the people on the forum and would rather skin themselves than read any more of their posts? You don't contribute otherwise.
you mean you'd rather dig around in actual shit than continue going way out of your way to percieve everything as "excrement"? I'm not shitting on Fede for God's sake, I was more joking about everyone else shitting on her. Way to turn this into a convo about feces though-at least someone is making valuable forum contributions. When you start taking things so seriously and work so hard to find things to be offended by, then yeah, maybe it's time for a break.
Not sure where your coming from.
You may not understand where I'm coming from, but it all seems logical to me, unlike the hateful overreaction by the person "due April 10th." Now, that's truly scary!
My post stemmed from my sensibility to how women should be treated honorably—not bringing their names up in conversation in any way that might possibly suggest anything that might impugn any part of their character. In fact, although my post may indeed have been indefensible, I saw insult there and felt compelled to respond. Perhaps it was a knee-jerk reaction, although I didn't respond for a while after I started stewing. (They say there's no stress if you don't care.) I see now that I was more than a bit overreactive. However, that said, I was asked why I called those three posts tiresome and gave my [politically incorrect] answer. I guess I should ignored the question. Yes?
I am really so weary of so many essentially non-Buddhist attitudes on this site and need a vacation and am tired of all the B.S. That anyone would take this skatological language personally and come back with such a venomous response just shows me that they obviously didn't take any time to think and were simply displaying a knee-jerk reaction which we all do from time to time.
However, the important thing to do is not only to look at what people say, but also try to think of the reason behind it. You cannot blame people for their sensibilities and likes and dislikes. Or rather, if you may do so with impunity, there is no hope ever of peace on earth.
Fun is the best thing to have. I won't argue with that. But always joking around is not so fun for the people who have to put up with it.
Are you guilty of the same crime you are accusing someone else for? Have you taken a light-hearted joke way too serious and gone on to make passive-aggressive comments on that like "non-Buddhist, offensive, BS, hateful"
Having said that I understand where you are comming from. Forums!! :hiding:
You keep bringing this up. It seems to bother you. My son was born March 16th. I forgot about the subtitle and so I never changed it. Shocking, I know.
As I read your words, I could hear how much anger you had inside for the 'mistreatment' of Fede. People will always be terse with leadership, but hopefully the general appreciation of Federica's work will be louder than any pains she has from the difficulties. I think it would be more productive to show loving support of Fede directly, rather than attack when you feel someone has slighted her.
In your post, you seem to attribute your anger to Val, and it doesn't belong there. I don't normally cast out solid attributions, but in this case I can think of no better way to describe your behavior than the term "rude".
I hope you find some peace inside, and stop jabbing at your family because of your own hurt feelings. I say this with deep respect for you, that perhaps you've made a potent mistake. That's good though! With a little sideways listening, it shows your great appreciation and respect for the leadership on the board.
I remember how pissed I got at my couch one time when I stubbed my toe against it. I ranted and raved at this empty form, intent on blaming it for my carelessness. Obviously, the couch was just sitting there, doing its thing. I wish I could say that was long in my past, but it wasn't... actually, maybe I should go and apologize to the couch for my unskillful words.
Congrats! I bet you are a fantastic parent. Squeeze his cheeks for me if you would
mistreatment of Federica?? Seriously Matt. Are you referring to the joke here? It was meant to be a very light-hearted joke... I'm clueless what you are implying here but if anyone is offended please accept my apology. Didn't mean to insult anyone
lol, it took me a minute to see the irony!
Valtiel its like rubbernecking on the highway. My apologies