I am informed that I am not allowed to re-gift the award.
“that’s not how this works. “
And Sujato’s kind response, is deemed “it seems his intention is to keep stringing this award on” even though it is perfectly in keeping with Buddhist practices in which he has been trained.
OK obviously someone knows better.
Apparently it was decided to make up a bunch of new rules after the fact.
Maybe you should work for elephant journal.
Fine. Keep your award.
Keep your nominations.
Remove my name from this ridiculous venture completely.
Addition: A post on the Awards site states “Due to one of the 2010 nominees requesting to disqualify themselves for personal reasons…”
I did not disqualify myself-on what grounds? I am both Buddhist and blogging-what other criteria is there besides sycophancy? and certainly not for personal reasons. I declined both the nominations and the award for reasons I’ve stated very clearly time and again on this blog. I think saying “Keep your award. Keep your nominations.” is a pretty clear statement of declination.
I left a comment there to that effect but it has been erased. And you wonder why I declined?
More Adds I did not at any time request that my regifting of the award be acknowledged in any way by the Blogisattva Boys Club as is being spread around in comments on various blogs that are writing about this tempest in a teapot. I did not communicate with anyone connected to those awards before I wrote the last post. Nor did I contact the administrators after making any sort of request to substitute anyone’s name for mine. They contacted me to give me a slap for spoiling their party as it were. It’s also rather interesting that in cases of awards being declined in other venues the administrators do not give the awards away to others but simply note that they are declined. Check out the Nobels, Oscars, Pulizers, British knighthoods, government medals and about a thousand others etc. Only where there is serious competition (like the olympics) do the medals change hands as enforced by a committee.