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  1. Cats are funny

  2. Anyone here watched Avatar: The last Airbender ? Just finished watching the finally last night. It is an excellent story with some really nice insights into the elements. If you liked to old tv series Kung Fu, things like Cowboy Be'bop and are into manga (even if Avatar is American) you would love this nicely layered "kids" comic series.
  3. Anyone else reading Juice: Radical Taiji Energetics ?? (couldn't seem to move these quotes from Resources into this thread correctly) I am finding this book to be very usefull and wonderful for tai chi practice. thank you very much for this recommendation! Meredith's descriptions of energetic development in Juice: Radical Taiji Energetics, are the first I've read that actually describe what has been happening in my practice over the last few years! This book is a huge help in watching and moving the energy, finally offering a(n unusual!) framework that fits the way my practice has already been developing. I'm psyched! Anybody else fascinated with Chuang Tzu's statement that "The Ancient Ones breathed from their heels", check this one out. I'm specifically interested in what was added/changed in your own practice as a result of this book, and what effects you have experienced from those changes.
  4. Basic, in English, sounds like something to "progress" from - it isn't. Fundamentals are your foundation and always benefits from practice. What you are taught, practice and enjoy is orders of magnitude more valuable than a theoretical "best practice" It seems that almost everyone, when talking about teachers, mentions they don't talk much (* waves at some old friends *)
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  6. What Happened To Gerard ?

    There is a time and a place for ttb in a person's journey - but it's just another step along the way not the destination
  7. ~~~~~~~ moderator warning ~~~~~~~~~ skydog, This post is clearly insulting Please edit it. ~~~~~~~ moderator warning ~~~~~~~~~
  8. ´¯`°¤.¸.¤.¸.¤°´¯`´¯`°¤.¸.¤.¸.¤°´¯`´¯`°¤.¸.¤.¸.¤°´¯` We "hear" the "I want to say this!" It's loud and obvious. And as long as it's not insulting we help them say it. It's a discussion board after all But the "I don't want to listen" The quiet yin to the loud yang. The comments like, "Please don't continue" "I'd rather talk about" "I'm not interested in" how do they get what they want? What if we trialled :- Directed Discussion a forum where posts can be moved at the thread creators request. Should work like this (or not - hence the trial) Poster A makes a thread B replies in thread I dont agree A replies I understand you dont agree but please stop disagreeing or your posts will be moved B replies I still dont agree A reports that post, with a link to the original request for poster B to stop B's post is moved by staff into its own thread (This is the same as what stewards can do with requesting posts be moved) ´¯`°¤.¸.¤.¸.¤°´¯`´¯`°¤.¸.¤.¸.¤°´¯`´¯`°¤.¸.¤.¸.¤°´¯` The aim of this is to attempt to reinforce "Treat other members with respect." Now after the initial joy of "At last I can stop B hijacking my threads I will be moving everything they posts" I hope this will become :- At TTB A and B just cant agree. B wants to follow A and keep arguing. A can let B do that (quite a few people do enjoy a flame war I mean a 70 page discussion) and as long as it doesnt devolve into insults its all good. A can put B on ignore Now A can also start a Directed Discussion. If/when B posts A can say please leave me alone, post in another thread. If it's the issue (more than the arguing about it) B can indeed create their own thread and present their view, or create a PPF, or go offsite and create an entire web site. But B also knows that any further post in A's thread in directed discussion will be moved. So its pointless trying to keep the argument going, or close down / monopolise discussion within that thread. Poster A's thread will either keep going or fall down the board depending on if anyone is interested in having a conversation. Overtime the Directed Discussion forum will show if it's always poster B that is being asked not to reply from several different thread creators. Alternatively if Poster A's thread is :- Poster A makes a thread B replies in thread - this is rubbish A please don't reply again or your posts will be moved C replies in thread - this is rubbish A please don't reply again or your posts will be moved D replies in thread - this is rubbish A please don't reply again or your posts will be moved E replies in thread - this is rubbish A please don't reply again or your posts will be moved ... X replies in thread - this is rubbish A please don't reply again or your posts will be moved A's thread doesn't have anyone to talk to, a list of the people they dont want to talk to, and the created thread has all the replies (and probably a conversation about why poster A is wrong) ´¯`°¤.¸.¤.¸.¤°´¯`´¯`°¤.¸.¤.¸.¤°´¯`´¯`°¤.¸.¤.¸.¤°´¯` If this works out I see it having great potential as a person powered search engine if someone is looking for a specific answer at TTB. "How do you find the answer you are looking for? Post a thread in Directed Discussion at TTB" Eg Poster A How do I X B you do this C you do that A I'm interested in trying this C Don't do it that is better A I'm going to try this, if you keep posting about that I'll have to ask for the posts to be moved Options C well ok you can try this by doing Or C no it has to be that (A reports C's post and it is moved by staff so that discussion can continue about this rather than that)
  9. ~~~~~ moderator action ~~~~~ RongzomFan I have warned you recently regarding you language. You have been warned and suspended several times over the years by administrators and moderators. And yet you choose not to treat other members with respect and post personal attacks. You are suspended for a week No more warnings. Next time it's a one month suspension. ~~~~~ moderator action ~~~~~
  10. Directed Discussion

    I strongly agree with your post dawei ESPICIALLY this. The pit is only on TTB because Sean doesnt want posts deleted. So this was a place to put content that is simply unwanted on TTB. Posts and threads are now routinely moved into the pit yet members continue to derail threads leaving someone else to do the clean up work. Well we do want people to :- Its just that some people seem to ignore the 1st part a lot more often than the 2nd part
  11. Directed Discussion

    And yet if you look at your posts in this thread - Your opinion was clear the 1st time you posted. But, if you stay true to form, you will continue to reinterate your opinion every time someone posts.
  12. Directed Discussion

    Well seeing you keep posting. How could someone discuss yin chi without you "contributing" to that thread? I can't recall you stopping at one post even with a "spam rule"
  13. Directed Discussion

    Yes Ideally it would be :- A please don't post B just stops posting But we have all been here for too long to even imagine that ever happening ........
  14. Directed Discussion

    Contemplating this - one person controlling a thread is a bit different from the virtual round the clock coverage of moderators and stewards so its certainly possible that the thread creator could come back after a few days away to pages and pages of posts that they didnt want in their thread. So if someone was already asked not to keep posting - but rather than respecting that request they ignored it - what should be done?
  15. You thought you couldn't but you did...

    I never though I'd learn let alone teach Kung Fu and yet circumstances keep changing to make that happen when it just looks impossible.
  16. Kunlun is the book that changed the most number of people that I have seen.. And I do like "The Essential Qigong Training Course - Ken Cohen" (which I received as a birthday present)
  17. And speaking of trolling it was nice to see Isimsiz Biri sidestepping your post #133 Dorian
  18. Happy Guys Finish Last

    "Half of all clinical trials have never been published. This is a scandal" In the 90's my statistics lecturer called it the filling cabinet problem. Actually it can't have been my stats lecturer because I failed that class. Still with the girl I spent my time studying. I get a lot of complements on being so happy. But it's not actually that IME. People can tell when your energy is strong. That can come as being happy or powerfull or emotional - they are just the surface. I found Happy people and non - conformists thought provoking