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7580Re: Too many 1 aphorism postings!

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  • anitabusic
    Sep 21, 2004
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      Uf... Teaser Assistant Moderator! I was just trying to point out
      that if someone is already inspired to post a few aphorisms/poems,
      not to do it in several postings at the same time, but only in one.
      I do hope I made myself clear now?

      Anita :)

      [Anita, not only have you achieved clarity, but the proverbial horse
      is lying dead as cucumber! :-) -Assistant Moderator]

      --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, anitabusic
      <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > Dear Assistant Moderator and other friends,
      > I am sorry, I didn't mean to sound so harsh. But, at a closer look
      > at just today's postings, I could see your point. For instance,
      > all posted 3 messages with 1 poem-aphorism per each. Waste of time
      > and space, I do agree. That's why I try to post my favourite ones
      > in one posting.
      > I find if there are several poems on a single theme in one
      > posting, it is not only time-and-space efficient, but more
      > inspiring. Not every poem/aphorism strikes me at that moment, so
      > if there are a few, there is a really high chance one of them
      > will. This is what I tried to do with my happiness poems series.
      > I would like to ask everyone, do you prefer one posting - one
      > poem, or one posting - several poems; on a single theme or a
      > variety of themes?
      > Maybe the answer to these two questions would clarify for many of
      > us what is the best thing to do, what inspires most people.
      > Wishing you joy,
      > Anita
      > [Um... Yes Anita, I begin to see your point... Just not enough
      > aphorisms per post! But do you really think the people banging
      > them out in all caps or with typos can rise to the challenge of
      > posting 10 or 20 at a clip? And how do you think this might affect
      > the assistant alligator? You don't think he might throw a "snout
      > fit"? :-)]
      > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, anitabusic
      > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > > Hi guys and Assistant Moderator,
      > >
      > > I don't know about you, but I personally do enjoy reading posts
      > > with poems and aphorisms. I never know which one will be the to
      > > hit me and give me a boost for the day. Personally I prefer
      > > these to mundane posts.
      > >
      > > Since I usually read the posts in the morning, they serve as a
      > > continuation of my morning meditation and help me deal with all
      > > the difficulties of life and working at a place where people
      > > have no interest in the spiritual life whatsoever, but only in
      > > the material.
      > >
      > > So, I beg to differ, do not discourage people from posting
      > > poetry and other reading from Sri Chinmoy. I think I am not
      > > alone in not be able to spend much time surfing through the Sri
      > > Chinmoy sites, and although I have read most of the poetry and
      > > excerpts before that are being posted here, I never tire of them
      > > and they do serve as a beautiful reminder of our spiritual life.
      > >
      > > This inspiration group is a real must for me, and it really
      > > helps me keep going. Right now I am at a difficult stage in my
      > > life and need all the encouragement I can get. I post the
      > > happiness poems not just for others, but for myself as well, and
      > > I do believe that there might be others who do need to increase
      > > their happiness in order to progress in their spiritual life.
      > >
      > > These poems are like mantras, and just reading them over and
      > > over, I feel my consciousness change for the better. So, once
      > > again I kindly ask, do not discourage people to post daily
      > > aphorisms. Some of us really do appreciate the effort. I know it
      > > is a lot of work for you, but, can you not get help? Perhaps
      > > another Assistant Moderator - Alligator?
      > >
      > > Thank you,
      > >
      > > poetry-lover Anita
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > [Dear Anita, it's wonderful that Sri Chinmoy's poems are helping
      > > you through a difficult period. I know they've done that for me.
      > > Please continue to post them. But can there be some compromise
      > > with you and others who like to post poems and aphorisms? Does
      > > it need to be so many every day?
      > >
      > > There was never any thought of discouraging people. It is a
      > > question of balance. I wrote: "One can never get enough of Sri
      > > Chinmoy's superlative writings. If there's a particular passage
      > > that you love, please feel free to post it for discussion. And
      > > when Sri Chinmoy has just written something new, people will be
      > > very very grateful if you can post an accurate version."
      > >
      > > What I'm trying to discourage is the practice of bombarding the
      > > group with "mass quantities" of poems and aphorisms, posted more
      > > or less mechanically, often with typos (possibly from Remulak).
      > > This does not inspire readership. What I wrote was: "I am asking
      > > people to please cut back on the *number* of aphorisms of the
      > > day, poems of the day, quiz questions of the day, etc." And
      > > again, the reason is that too much of these good things tends to
      > > drive away people who are looking for interactive discussion.
      > >
      > > The proof is in the pudding. No one can say that they're not
      > > finding poems, aphorisms and talks by Sri Chinmoy here. That
      > > will not change. I am only explaining to new members that this
      > > is primarily a discussion group. If there are 20 people posting
      > > "poems of the day," it just creates a problem with signal-to-
      > > noise ratio. -Assistant Moderator (poetry-writer)]
      > >
      > > P.S. I think Anita's posting actually references message #7432,
      > > found here:
      > >
      > > http://tinyurl.com/2z72h/7432
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