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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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May I share my research, by posting questions on this site and self-answering them?

There are some interesting new discoveries that happened in last few years in science that cemented our religion's teachings. I did many years of research on things like: Four Great elements ...
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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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Moderating answers which don't answer the question?

One of the reasons for which you are able to flag an answer is the following: not an answer This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be ...
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How about a 'resource' tab?

Their is a lot of information on Buddhism (in the broadest sense), in different languages and when translated often multiple times. Since the users here are dedicated, I thought it might help (...
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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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How do you vote?

One way to improve this site might be if people voted more; for example: Last night, in a chat, Lanka wrote, I remember when i just created this profile i could not find out whether a question/...
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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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I am a new user here at Buddhism.SE. What should I know before I post?

We've put together some useful information for getting started below.
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Questions asking for an answer to a controversy

In this question: Is Jhana Required For Awakening? the asker specifically states that they know it is a controversial topic (an understatement in this instance!). I assume we're going to get many ...
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Sectarian shout downs should be dealt with

(Finally came up with a better title.) So if one asks a question about, say, mudras and the answer is "That's superstition, you should read the earlist pali texts" Or if I ask a question about, say, ...
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Answers vs Advice

(This is part observation, part suggestion/question and is triggered by a response to my own question here.) Because a "religious" topic like Buddhism lends itself both to questions looking for (more ...
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How should we handle the different traditions of Buddhism in our answers?

Theravada Mahayana (Zen, Tibetan, Pure Land... all three very different from each other!) Vajrayana Since Shakyamuni's awakening, buddhism has evolved in many different ways throughout Asia. Each of ...
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What about providing sources?

What is buddhism.stackexchange.com 's policy on providing sources. Should it be mandatory or voluntary.? If we make it a requirement to provide the source we can clear this website from personal ...
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Theravada and Mahayana

I just need you to make your attention regarding these two concepts in Buddhism. I think there maybe risk to have a conflict when someone asking a question regarding Thervada and what if someone ...