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On 1/7/2021 at 1:49 AM, thelerner said:

I wanted to make sure members were all aware of it.  I encourage people to apply.  If you enjoy the board, give back a little.  It can fun, it can be aggravating,  it can be quiet for long periods. 

 

 

Hi Michael,

 

This is my personal take ~ TDB is on route to be a self regulating community.

 

Why? Can I borrow from the parable of weeds? 

 

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- Anand

 

 

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9 hours ago, Limahong said:

 

This is my personal take ~ TDB is on route to be a self regulating community.

 

 

 

I do not plant myself at TDB ~ but I visit to enjoy its garden.

 

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As a community ~ TDB is communally capable and abled at self weeding.

 

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It is a community that embraces the co-existence of wheat and weed?

 

 

 

 

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22 hours ago, Nungali said:

What some see as 'weeds' disturbing  their 'mono culture'   might actually be  healing herbs (I)

 

Herbally beautiful. 

 

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23 hours ago, Nungali said:

What some see as 'weeds' disturbing  their 'mono culture'   might actually be  healing herbs (II)

 

 

Hi Nun,

 

Great - now in the midst of wheat and weeds at TDB ~ there are herbs...

 

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They can be used for healing.

 

(Try and read the comments re this video ~ very uplifting)

 

 

- Anand

 

 

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On 1/13/2021 at 7:31 PM, Nungali said:

What some see as 'weeds' disturbing  their 'mono culture'   might actually be  healing herbs  

 

'weed'   -  https://www.woodyweedspecialists.com.au/weed-identification/paddys-lucerne-control/

 

healing herb  -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sida_rhombifolia

 

same plant .

 

 

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... a level playing field :)

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1 hour ago, Nungali said:

Nice !

 

Hey !  I know !  ...... Why dont  you become a moderator  ?     :) 

 

I would not join any group that would have me as a member.

 

 

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The Learner originally included Apech on the moderator team but @Trunk removed him for personal reasons. I would dearly like it if Trunk could reconsider as, to my mind, having Apech on staff would be of great benefit to this forum. 

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42 minutes ago, Yueya said:

The Learner originally included Apech on the moderator team but @Trunk removed him for personal reasons. I would dearly like it if Trunk could reconsider as, to my mind, having Apech on staff would be of great benefit to this forum. 


Yes, he deemed Apech too moderate. Too open to differing views. Too willing to hear someone out. This is not what is envisioned for the Daobums. 

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1 hour ago, Yueya said:

I would dearly like...

 

Good morning Yueya,

 

I am surprised to find you here.

 

Do you like TDB to be a self regulating community ~ with its wheat, weeds and herbs?

 

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- Anand

 

 

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My uncle was a physician but not the kind of physician who healed the sick.  Instead he was employed by pesticide companies to provide expert legal testimony about the harmlessness of agricultural chemicals.  So it´s perhaps no surprise that I ended up as a moderator on Daobums, promoting monocultured crops as a spiritual virtue and harassing little white cats.

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2 hours ago, Yueya said:

The Learner originally included Apech on the moderator team but @Trunk removed him for personal reasons. I would dearly like it if Trunk could reconsider as, to my mind, having Apech on staff would be of great benefit to this forum. 

 

No, no please :)

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1 hour ago, Bindi said:


Yes, he deemed Apech too moderate. Too open to differing views. Too willing to hear someone out. This is not what is envisioned for the Daobums. 

 

Milquetoast is the expression you are searching for :)

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1 hour ago, Bindi said:


Yes, he deemed Apech too moderate. Too open to differing views. Too willing to hear someone out. This is not what is envisioned for the Daobums. 

 

Bindi, I appreciate that that response comes from your heart, but I think it’s unfair on Trunk. Although I’m not privy to what goes on here behind the scenes, I do know that Trunk was initially reluctant to take on an active role in dealing with the rancour that was threating to kill this forum as a place of meaningful discussion during the period when there was no moderation.

 

It's not a pleasant task to make the difficult decisions about disciplining members but it needed someone to do so. And Trunk did it despite the fact that he no longer wanted an active role here, perhaps not perfectly but good enough to set this forum on its current trajectory which I like very much. Although Ideally, I’d like a less strongly left-wing bias, the reality is that in the current political climate that doesn’t work. My concern was that the forum may lack vitality under the new rules, but that’s clearly not the case. Discussion here is excellent and, in any case, I’d much rather have smaller amounts of quality discussion than a greater quantity of discussion of dubious value. 

 

As to why he removed Apech from staff, that something for him to explain (or not), but I do consider a comment like yours makes it very difficult for him to reconsider. And that’s unfortunate. (But I see now as I write this that Apech no longer wants the role, so this discussion of mine is largely moot.)

 


 

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15 minutes ago, liminal_luke said:

My uncle was a physician but not the kind of physician who healed the sick.  Instead he was employed by pesticide companies to provide provide expert legal testimony about the harmlessness of agricultural chemicals.  So it´s perhaps no surprise that I ended up as a moderator on Daobums, promoting monocultured crops as a spiritual virtue and harassing little white cats.

 

I would hope it's obvious to everyone that you're the antithesis of that sort of moderator.  This forum is so obviously a place where quality, meaningful, and sometimes vigorous spiritual discussion takes place that your comment scarcely needs a reply. 

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9 minutes ago, Yueya said:

 

Bindi, I appreciate that that response comes from your heart, but I think it’s unfair on Trunk. Although I’m not privy to what goes on here behind the scenes, I do know that Trunk was initially reluctant to take on an active role in dealing with the rancour that was threating to kill this forum as a place of meaningful discussion during the period when there was no moderation.

 

It's not a pleasant task to make the difficult decisions about disciplining members but it needed someone to do so. And Trunk did it despite the fact that he no longer wanted an active role here, perhaps not perfectly but good enough to set this forum on its current trajectory which I like very much. Although Ideally, I’d like a less strongly left-wing bias, the reality is that in the current political climate that doesn’t work. My concern was that the forum may lack vitality under the new rules, but that’s clearly not the case. Discussion here is excellent and, in any case, I’d much rather have smaller amounts of quality discussion than a greater quantity of discussion of dubious value. 

 

As to why he removed Apech from staff, that something for him to explain (or not), but I do consider a comment like yours makes it very difficult for him to reconsider. And that’s unfortunate. (But I see now as I write this that Apech no longer wants the role, so this discussion of mine is larger moot.)
 

 

Dear Yueye,

 

I can't explain why Trunk removed me as he didn't bother, or couldn't explain it clearly to me.  He just said I wasn't on the 'same page' - whatever that means.  It did, kind of, hurt at the time because I had for the umpteenth time given up my time for the benefit of the board - but I got over it and moved on.  I could say what I think I suppose - but suffice to say I could not in all honesty serve as a mod while Trunk himself is involved.

 

So I'd ask for this not to be raised again.

 

Thanks

 

A.

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12 minutes ago, Yueya said:

 

I would hope it's obvious to everyone that you're the antithesis of that sort of moderator.  This forum is so obviously a place where quality, meaningful, and sometimes vigorous spiritual discussion takes place that your comment scarcely needs a reply. 

 

Thanks, Yueya.  I agree that this is a place of where vigorous spiritual discussion flourishes -- and wouldn´t want it any other way.  I think I speak for many (probably all) on the mod team when I say that the little white cat in question is a beloved member whose intelligent and often humorous contributions are valued very highly indeed.  

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1 hour ago, liminal_luke said:

My uncle was a physician but not the kind of physician who healed the sick.  Instead he was employed by pesticide companies to provide provide expert legal testimony about the harmlessness of agricultural chemicals.

 

Hi Jesse,

 

Is your uncle into weedicides?

 

A great weekend.

 

- Anand

 

 

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6 hours ago, Apech said:

 

I would not join any group that would have me as a member.

 

 

 

Should that not be ; "I would not join any group that would  not  have me as a member. "  /

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6 hours ago, Yueya said:

The Learner originally included Apech on the moderator team but @Trunk removed him for personal reasons. I would dearly like it if Trunk could reconsider as, to my mind, having Apech on staff would be of great benefit to this forum. 

 
Yeah ... that was the gist  of my   ' joke'   .

 

 

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5 hours ago, Bindi said:


Yes, he deemed Apech too moderate. Too open to differing views. Too willing to hear someone out. This is not what is envisioned for the Daobums. 

 

 

Too moderate to moderate  .  

 

Too balanced to balance  

 

Too considerate to consider 

 

- in short , a little troublemaker ! 

 

 

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