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#214648 - 12/14/05 11:37 AM Re: Bad Budo and McDojos [Re: harlan]
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Can be done here..can't be done here. Is that not duality? I don't understand yor concept of duality and it really doesn't matter here.

I didn't mean that it was only the moderators' jobs to moderate threads. But we are here to keep things on track if they do veer. We are the last resort or the pre-emptive strike, or both.
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#214649 - 12/14/05 12:14 PM Re: Bad Budo and McDojos [Re: JoelM]
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...the Final Fu? so to speak...

I think the concept is valid harlan, and I know the value for putting posts in their place. basically you want the in-depth, thought provoking, on topic subjects to be over here on your left...and the trash talk, gossip, small arguments to all be neatly tucked away in a filing cabinet we don't view too often..maybe marked as 'tax returns' or something. lol

I'd like that too...but how can I ever expect someone would organize things the same way I would?

George Carlan once talked about the concept of inventing a flashlight that will only shine on things worth looking at....then dropped the idea as being 'a little too idealistic'.

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#214650 - 12/14/05 12:28 PM Re: Bad Budo and McDojos [Re: Ed_Morris]
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I agree with Ed and Joel. These discussions do not really come up often enough to warrant their own forum, IMO.

I'm certainly not trying to out-Bullshido Bullshido, in any case. But I think that it's not a bad idea to keep people on their toes about some of the nefarious MA stuff going on out there.

A lot of beginners have a "Mr. Miyagi" view of their instructors, which is sadly not always the case.
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#214651 - 12/14/05 12:42 PM Re: Bad Budo and McDojos [Re: MattJ]
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Hmmm...the mods have spoken.

Thanks for the feedback.

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#214652 - 12/14/05 01:43 PM Re: Bad Budo and McDojos [Re: harlan]
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There is a section for "bad budo" on ebudo. The thing is you can't start a new thread in the bad budo section; it has to be moved there by admin. I don't think we should have a section dedicated to just that. It's one thing to have discussions about frauds and fakes in various sections of the forum but dedicating a section to it kind of looks like witch hunting. Although the bad budo section at ebudo works well i don't think it would fit in too well here. Mostly because there are many systems that most of us can't agree on in terms of validity.

For the record i don't think we should be adding any new sections but rather feel like we should be trimming some fat from the forum.
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#214653 - 12/14/05 01:47 PM Trimming the fat [Re: laf7773]
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Well, since members probably can't agree on Budo, I'm guessing that 'trimming the fat' might not be an option. One person's fat might be someone else's zen.

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#214654 - 12/14/05 01:57 PM Re: Trimming the fat [Re: harlan]
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How about consolidation.

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#214655 - 12/14/05 01:59 PM Re: Trimming the fat [Re: JoelM]
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Where would you start?

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#214656 - 12/14/05 02:10 PM Re: Trimming the fat [Re: harlan]
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#214657 - 12/14/05 02:12 PM Re: Trimming the fat [Re: harlan]
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  • Site Suggestions and Forum Help combined
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  • Daito Ryu archived (not used)
  • Breathing and Breath Control archived or combined with another forum
  • Stretching, Strengthening, and Body Mechanics combined to General Fitness


Just some suggestions
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