Domain name to expire in a little over a month

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Domain name to expire in a little over a month

Post by LauraJ on Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:37 am

Hi all,

The Buddhist Lounge domain name will expire in about 50 days (a month and a half).

I sort of feel like for the last year I've been trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. The membership never really picked up here (though we've had a few people find us recently, which is nice). Every staff member at one time or another has expressed a desire to not be involved. This has been for perfectly understandable and appropriate reasons such as lack of time, etc.

I originally set up this forum when Buddha Chat was down for a while. Since then a number of new sites have been formed, and traffic and posting just never made its way here. This was in spite of various techniques I used to generate traffic, search engine ratings, various changes to forum subjects, and so on.

So I think I'm going to go ahead and let the domain name go and let the site go. Sherb and Muni have posted and written an enormous amount of information which I'll leave in place. The domain name will be www.forumotion.buddhistlounge.com and everything will remain in place for reference.

I want to thank everyone who participated here in the last year. It was a very good try!
Everything will remain in place for the next month in a half, which will give everyone time to exchange contact information.

Again, thank you to all for your participation. And in particular I would like to thank the staff for everything they've done. I hope you understand my reasons, it's not for a lack of enjoying our forum. But sometimes I think it's best to just admit when something isn't isn't quite working or getting off the ground.

Take care, and much metta to all

Best wishes,
Laura


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Re: Domain name to expire in a little over a month

Post by Gerry on Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:04 pm

So that means this forum will be closing down?

(sad)

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Post by srivijaya on Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:16 pm

Oh boy! I'm not having much luck. BWB closed, E-Sangha is dead and I departed newbuddhist several weeks ago due to certain 'reasons'.
Looks like the pool of places to go is drying up.

Is there another site that anyone can recommend?

Namaste
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Post by Gerry on Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:31 pm

A few Bönpos can be found here: http://yungdrung-rignga-ling.forums-free.com/ucp.php?mode=login

Tibetan Buddhists here: http://www.viewonbuddhism.org/discussion/index.php

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Post by malalu on Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:21 am

Well, Thanks for all your efforts Laura! For almost the past year, this place has provided each of us with some good information and an objective platform virtually free from the difficulties that some other forums have experienced.

Thanks as well to Sherab-la and Muni-la for their contributions. Good Job!

(Maybe this will finally help to ease my attachment to web forums or the web in general and allow me to dedicate more time to a fruitful practice, who knows?)

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Re: Domain name to expire in a little over a month

Post by LauraJ on Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:51 am

Hi all,

Sherab and I agreed to watch and see what happens for a little while, and we do have a bit of time before the domain expires.

So nothing is written in stone yet

I'll keep you all posted as we watch the traffic and activity, thanks for hanging in there and thanks to those who have really put forth effort here or recently joined us.

Kind wishes,
Laura

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Post by muni on Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:28 am

Thank you so much! _/\_

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Re: Domain name to expire in a little over a month

Post by LauraJ on Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:56 pm

Hi all,

Sherab and I have decided that we're going to go ahead and say goodbye to The Buddhist Lounge. I would recommend any of the following for your forum needs. These are clickable links.

Buddhism Without Boundaries (All traditions)
Dharma Wheel (Mahayana)
Dhamma Wheel (Theravada)

Thanks again to all who participated here, it really was a pleasure
Best wishes and metta to all...

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Re: Domain name to expire in a little over a month

Post by sherab zangpo on Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:52 am

whatever is brought together, comes apart.
whatever is accumulated, must disperse.

many thanks again to you all. I shall miss each and everyone of you.



Sherab the janitor (aka the rent-a-mod)


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Re: Domain name to expire in a little over a month

Post by Gerry on Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:06 pm

Aaaaahhh... impermanence.

It was fun while it lasted!

See you around the ~campus~ and thanks for the hospitality!

Best wishes,
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Post by malalu on Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:24 pm

yes, a lesson of impermanence, a reminder to treasure every moment and use it well.

I will miss all of you also...

Good luck to everyone

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