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Graham

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Board pruning undertaken
« on: October 28, 2008, 05:26:13 AM »
This morning I started to prune the boards of all posts that potentially infringe copyright. I also removed those that make it difficult for visitors to find varied topics of interest to them.

About 30 pages of posts were removed from this board alone and to do this I had to be pretty ruthless. However, on the whole, the majority of posts that I removed had no replies to them and were rarely viewed.

The contributions of devotees to this forum are entirely welcome as is their enthusiasm, but virtually hijacking the forum with dozens, even hundreds of consecutive posts does not help anyone.

So, how to resolve enthusiasm with practicality?

1/ When posting on the forum, please consider that visitors might not be interested in your topic.

2/ If you are quoting from some work (with your commentary), then please contain it within one or two posts.

For example: if you are writing about a particular Upanishad with 100 verses, then please contain the entire 100 verses within the fewest number of posts and not across 100 posts.

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Subramanian.R

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Re: Board pruning undertaken
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008, 09:58:47 AM »
Your kind post.  The instructions have been noted for strict
adherence.  I was myself feeling that my posts are more than
50% of all the rest and that I should reduce my number of posts.
Hence, I consider this as Bhagavan's advices to me. 

Thank you,

R. Subramanian   

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Re: Board pruning undertaken
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008, 12:59:24 PM »
Dear R. Subramanian 

You were not the only contributor with multiple posts.

Your input to this forum is both welcome and valuable, especially as it helps to clarify some of the more obscure points.

Let me suggest that you carefully compose your contributions on any particular complete work - i.e. commentary and translation - and I will consider putting them on the main site under the news/articles section. If they are new/revised translations of the Upanishads then I will add them to the Upanishads section of the site. You can then point visitors to them via the forum.

This will solve all problems.

Best wishes

Graham

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Re: Board pruning undertaken
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008, 02:23:17 PM »
Dear Mr. Graham,

Your kind post.  I shall, if Bhagavan wills, take up such translations
of Upanishads and other works, and transmit them to you for your
approval and necessary further action.  In the meantime, I shall
confine myself to giving responses to the doubts of members of
the Forum.  I shall also post translations of a few verses and stories
from Tiruvachakam and Periya Puranam, Tamil originals, in a
limited way.

Thanking you,

Yours truly,

Subramanian. R