[Advaita-l] [Post Limit Request] mleccha-s not eligible to take Hinduism??

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Tue Aug 7 21:47:14 CDT 2012

On Tue, 17 Jul 2012, Murali Karamchedu wrote:

> While the moderators are usually very lenient in enforcing posting 
> guidelines, as a list member I wish to ask that the 'no more than 2 
> posts' rule be followed - at least on this thread. At a minimum, it 
> helps one to understand and reflect upon what is written .

Readers please try and remember this.  Not everyone can keep up with high 
volumes of posting.  One solution might be to do as I do and combine 
several replies into one longer posting.

On Tue, 17 Jul 2012, S Jayanarayanan wrote:

>   I would actually prefer the stronger rule of "no more than two posts
> per day for a member" irrespective of the number of threads the member
> wishes to contributes to. If a member wants to send four posts to as
> many threads, please do so over the course of two days (two posts per
> day)!   This helps to make for more meaningful discussions and reduce
> the noise level on the list.

On the other hand this isn't workable.  It would unecessarily hamper 
communication to the point were people would just give up posting 
altogether.  Enthusiasm is good.  I am proud that advaita-l is considered 
one of the premier forums for discussions on dharmic subjects.  We want to 
encourage more people to take part not less.  We just have to try and do 
it in such a way that it does not become overwhelming for others.  I don't 
know what the perfect balance is so I will just urge everyone to be 

Now this message I should probably not bother responding to but it annoys 

On Tue, 17 Jul 2012, Balasubramanian Ramakrishnan wrote:

> I have been requesting this rule for a while now. But usually I get
> some "x y z self-moderation a b c" speech from Jaldhar or no response
> at all.

So this is rich.  You already know what the moderators response is going 
to be yet you bother hundreds of people who can't do anything about it 
with a complaint that other people are wasting list resources!

> The list has ground to a halt essentially because of 2 things

This thread has spawned over 1mb of mail in 100+ messages from 
approximately 17 people including several who post rarely or not at all. 
I can tell you that the number of hits to the web archives went up atleast 
10%.  Evidently despite your disapproval it is an important topic for 
many people. So if this is "grinding to a halt" I pray that we grind to a 
halt more often.

> 1. People feeling obliged to crank out either the most stupid
> questions or starting a topic without even some basic reasearch into
> the topic.

I'm sorry it doesn't meet your requirements.  Send me your mailing address 
and I will send you a full refund of your purchase price of $0.00 Or 
here's another idea.  Why don't YOU start a non-stupid topic?

There are certain regular posters who to use your delightful expression 
"monopolize" the conversation on the list.  But when they don't post do 
the opressed masses rise up to claim their place?  No there is silence. 
Anyone is welcome to just read what is written silently if that's what 
they want but non-particpants and backseat drivers don't get to complain 
about those who do particpate.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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