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Dan74
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Forum Status and another Welcome

Post by Dan74 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:08 pm

Hello Members new and old, all 14 of you or so!

WELCOME!!!!!!! This zen place is your place and your contributions are what's going to make it or break it.

A few words about the Forum status, which is constantly evolving.

1. Currently I am quite sure this place is not getting pulled down. This was my reason for offering to step in as an owner. So hopefully this encourages people to post, since (barring malicious attacks or some unforeseen technical glitch) it is going to be here tomorrow. And hopefully more technically savvy people will come on board to ensure that the Forum is secure.

2. At the moment, the Forum has no rules and no moderation. However, this will probably need to change at some stage. The priority, however, is to attract more members and to foster an open welcoming environment that respects the Zen tradition and supports Zen practice as well as dispels various misconceptions that abound online. My preference has always been to keep various rooms for various purposes - from the fairly formal committed current practitioners to the free-wheeling self-styled zennies. Respecting where you are and the nature of the discourse usually does the trick and there should be room for a wide variety of styles.

3. I am happy to pass the reins to the right person and hopefully this will happen sooner rather than later. In the meantime, I am mostly spending time reaching out to all the various Zen folks I can to entice them to come over and get involved. If you can, please do this too. Hopefully this will become one heck of a Forum!

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Re: Forum Status and another Welcome

Post by bokki » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:51 pm

dan, u and el g could b a powerful force within online zen. it is truth, many zennies r out there, and it is good to remind them, they can certainly help.
i think Meido roshi is here, 2..?
if thats true, well, its wonderful!
and we could also see and welcome linda, partofit and many many zennies..
slowly, slowly, this may become a fat space
to learn about zen,
and a place to address one's concerns about the practice.
dan,y would u hand over the reins, please do it later rather than sooner..
i have really nothing to offer
but, i said b4, if u guys need something,
im here.
i hope this evolves to gatito's will and wish.
and Meido!, please help!
thank you, friends!
dan, thank you for your efforts.
gatito, lol, i love u.
lets make zen space the place.
ur friend in d dharma,
b
Another log on the fire,
10,000 frogs singing in the rain,
burst into flames.
- Linda Anderson

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Re: Forum Status and another Welcome

Post by Dan74 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:25 am

Thank you, boki.

Yes, been talking to Meido and I hope he will have an active role.

And... password recovery works now I believe as well as the email feature.

Isn't great on my Android phone yet, but one day...


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Re: Forum Status and another Welcome

Post by Meido » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:00 pm

el gatito wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:35 pm
The "Bump interval" (number of hours between the last post to a topic and the ability to bump that topic) is set to 3 hours.
Nice feature, that.

~ Meido
The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice
Korinji Rinzai Zen Monastery [臨済宗 • 祖的山光林禅寺] - http://www.korinji.org

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