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Asking fundamental "beginner" questions

It appears that many of the visitors to Buddhism.SE are either non-Buddhist, or fairly new to the religion. Understandable that people are curious, and want to ask about it. My opinion is for Buddhism....
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Are we here to preach and make converts?

Are we here to preach and make converts? For me, the answer is no. We shouldn't be a site for people with out a religious inclination or with doubt yearning for a change to a whole new system. (...
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Some thoughts on the direction of Buddhism.SE

So, I'm thinking I'll resign as mod after all... life is getting busier in other realms, and I have to prioritize. Just wanted to express what is probably still a dissenting opinion; that Buddhism.SE ...
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Moderation policies for Questions

The policy of each SE site is defined by its community, for each specific site like Buddhism.SE. In this topic (which is long, you probably don't want to read it all) I asked, and a few people ...
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What about self-answering questions?

This is a poll, so please answer clearly and/or upvote an existing answer: Do you have any additional arguments, whether in favour or against? Should we keep the current policy, of telling people we'...
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Is there something wrong with this question about "Buddhism and Relativity"?

Wouldn't it be nice if the elite on this site help new resourceful people come up.They can help new people gain more rep depending on their behavior.we are all trying to help each other please ...
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Proposal: Self-answering questions is welcome

Previously we discouraged self-answered questions (SAQs), but let's welcome them now This proposal is based on, my trying to summarise, these meta-topics: What about self-answering questions? (on ...
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FAQ index (summary of site policies)

The community of users discussed and agreed various conventions, behaviours, policies for this site.
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Can we ask questions which could be meant to teach one a lesson?

Can we ask questions which could be meant to teach one a lesson? What is the rule, the purpose of questions in Dhamma-Practice? Given that there have been ideas that "teaching" answers could harm the ...
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Is answering your own question "Best Practice"?

Specifically this question "What is a Sangha? Do you have to be a Buddhist to join a Sangha?" The Questioner seems to answer himself a few minutes after asking the question. I feel that this could ...
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Questions like "what do buddhists think of x?"

I posted this question, which got put on hold by an admin with the statement At the moment this reads as "DMT is cool, what do Buddhists think?" which is not enough to pass as a valid question. I ...
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"Please stop posting rhetorical questions" valid arguments for wrongdoing?

Those in charge, feeling in charge or wishing to assist for better or own, as beneficial seen, interests, or that of others, Obvious not pleased by question, no pleased by answer, a moderator in ...
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Is it permissible to answer your own question by synthesizing answers from others?

According to the rules of this site as I understand it, we are encouraged not to post questions and then answer ourselves. However, I wonder if it is permissible to provide an answer which is a ...
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0 answers
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What's the purpose and policy of this site?

Do we need, can we have, a topic which describes or summarizes the purpose and policies of this site? Most people (including new users) don't seem to need one, i.e. they contribute questions and/or ...
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Can comments removal be delayed till after a period of time?

Firstly, thanks for the thankless work, moderators! I am truly sorry if asking these questions on comments removal create more work and headaches for you. But I would like to clarify a few doubts. I ...
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