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Looks now as if comments are reserved for what they shouldn't and shouldn't for what they should be used, or?

Of course, like always a "free to make of it what ever" obervation... If looking through the comments one would find long, long talks where mods are involved, or main feeders, while, if critic or ...
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Commenting with minimal argument

So how can we comment, and should we even comment, and how much shall we comment -- to question or to clarify something in an answer? The Help topic includes a section titled When should I comment? ...
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Unnecessary arguing

For reference I think (based on an earlier comment of Alex's) that it was this question ... If Buddha had unconditional love, why did he "kill" some of his monks? ... or its answers, which ...
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The Buddhism site and moderators

As I've understood this forum is govern by the community. The moderators get elected in forums like SO. But here it seems some are selected as moderators, which has no issue as they are maintaining ...
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The site's functioning

I see that the latest question on the site (i.e. Buddhist PHP-coders? Help needed for Rohingya crisis site) is on hold, sort of banned. One can't even add a comment; but another comment, "Is this ...
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Can you keep "you" out of hostile comments?

Here's a transcript of comments under this answer: This answer make sutta conflict themselves although the sutta never conflict in this case. If you use "sakko kāyo sakkāyo" in [Sakkāyasutta][6],...
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What are comments underneath answers for?

This is to try to explain why some comments (posted underneath answers) are permitted, while others are not; and why some "discussions" or "debates" are permitted, and others are not.
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Aren't unfounded attacks on Buddhism unacceptable here?

In civilized discussions, if you disagree, you should provide counter-arguments, not offenses. For example, when Dhammadhatu called Pratityasamutpada explanation "materialistic error" (https://...
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Are we ethically bound to call out other people's statements as wrong?

In a comment or further question under this answer, [...] One part that I still don't understand, is why there should be no distinction between types of "wrong"? No doubt a persons belief ...
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Are these comments inappropriate debate or reasonable questions?

I'm new here, and hoping to better understand the cultural and participation norms. In short order, I've managed to make comments that were declared by an experienced user as "debate" inappropriate ...
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This site is Elitist Not Buddhist

This site is not inclusive. In fact, it is elitist. It is everything Buddism speaks against. When you post a question anyone who has a thought on the subject should be able to post a comment and not ...
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Assuming that discussions are not from interest - practical and Buddhas response [meta]

Valued Bu-SE team and members, Recently Atma again came accross this assuming: I assume that people in the future (e.g. a year from now), who may read these Q+A pages, will not be interested in ...
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Post comments to help improve answers?

We have liberal policies about accepting questions (of any quality) ... but what about answers? I noticed that Hugh was posting comments in this topic -- and I was wondering whether I can recommend ...
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What happens when comments one wanted to Flag are deleted?

Commenting this answer, dhammadhatu insistently stated that I was dogmatic, that my dogma was confusing, my language alien, and so forth. When I intended to "Flag" one of the comments "for serious ...
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What are the Moderation Policies for Comments and Chat?

The policy of each SE site is defined by its community, this is to solicit the opinion of Buddhism.SE on the use of chat and comments. So in the context of this site what are the Moderation Policies ...
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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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What comments to take into account?

Sometimes a question gets closed/put on hold for being opinion based. Fine. But sometimes people comment on your question and say "you should revise, this is opinion based". So you revise? Only to ...
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Posting comments to answers

Sometimes I read an answer which I don't agree with. I could just downvote the answer, but should I post a comment as well? If I do post comment, to an answer that I disagree with, does it matter ...
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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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I can't delete my own comments?

In this comment (which, may be deleted eventually) Jayarava wrote, Nope. It appears I cannot delete my own comments.
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What does it mean to "be nice"?

In a recent discussion on Buddhism.SE, the topic of "being nice" came up for dispute. It was asked whether this meant that we must "pander to fundamentalists" rather than dispute their claims. This ...
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How do i insert a hyperlink into a comment?

I have tried to insert a hyperlink in a comment but i cannot do it. I want to have the link embedded so one can just press the word and then arrive at the link. See picture.
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When my answer is short, shall I post it as a comment instead?

I just have a short answer, to a question. Shall I post it as a comment then instead, because it's short?
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Deleted comment

I'm curious as to why my comment in the question: "Is it wrong to buy a Buddha statue in Thailand from a Buddhist point of view?" was deleted. I can think of a number of reasons. Maybe it was ...
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Should we upvote answers more often, and/or comment more?

I don't upvote when I don't understand the answer Often other people post answers, to questions which I don't know the answer to. If I read their answer, and suspect that it's a good answer, even so ...
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How to Deal with Factually Wrong Answers

Reading through some answers seam to be factually wrong. I am not sure if it is a standpoint in another school hence there is a dilemma on how to deal with them. People who as the question and would ...
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Unnecessary post locking

@Andrei, your locking of this post was unnecessary and premature, given the reason you stated. The first comment I made was exactly as SE suggests when downvoting. The remaining three hardly ...
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Remove obsolete comments on badly formulated questions after they are improved?

I noticed there are several questions on the main site with comments that the question isn't very good, then followed by comments of the author what he/she means. This usually goes one for a bit and ...
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Deletion of comments?

I made a comment -- superficially flippant, perhaps, but in fact carefully constructed given the context -- to this answer. However, it appears to have been deleted, but I can't be sure because I ...
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How do I add linebreaks to comments?

The help says that < br/ > style linebreaks can be added to a comment by inserting two spaces after the line in question. I tried it and can't make it work. Any ideas?
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Why is the @ symbol being deleted in comments?

When I try to start a comment with @ and then someone's name, the whole string -- the symbol plus the name -- is being deleted. Is that a bug, or am I doing something wrong?
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Right speech and SE customs. Are Buddhists too nice for an SE site?

Some of the best stack exchange sites can be brutal in how they deal with low quality questions and answers. Low quality questions are shut down. Low quality answers are voted down People will either ...
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