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Moderators Pro Tempore announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, address issues and lead the way in site management. That's why we select a few members from each community to ...
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Who should our moderators be?

This is one of the "real" essential questions of every [public] beta: 1. Who should the moderators be? Moderators in Stack Exchange perform dual roles. Beside the normal activities of a ...
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What to do about suicide ideation posts?

We just had a post that could be considered suicide ideation. I tried to comment but in the interim it got closed, so I'm posting here. Do we need to check if SE itself has a policy for such things? ...
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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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Got 500 rep? Don't forget about the close queue!

Stack Exchange sites thrive because of the willingness of their participants to help keep the site clean. We have moderators, but ideally their job is to handle the stuff that regular community ...
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Who should our (new) pro-tem moderators be?

This question will serve as a nomination thread in our search for a complete team of three active moderators, as discussed in this meta thread. If you wish to nominate a user (including yourself) for ...
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Could / Should we hold informal moderator elections?

Given the age of our site - soon to be 300 days in beta - and the relatively early election of pro tempore moderators, it seems natural that situations may have changed, along with the makeup of the ...
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Not everyone has English as their first language. Thanks to the moderators (but who are they?)

Very useful (and time consuming) site! English is not my native tongue, and I guess I'm not the only one. I think that sometimes it can be more difficult for us "foreigners" to make ourselves clear. ...
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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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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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Fairness and Equability to All Users

I believe we have to strive to be fair and equitable to all user. I feel sometimes there is an asymmetry on moderation practices where some users are moderated in a stricter sense than other. E.g. ...
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Where have our moderators gone?

As of 25th Jan 2015 at 18.55 GMT Andrei last seen 48 minutes ago Hrafn last seen Jan 5 at 17:08 yuttadhammo last seen Dec 20 '14 at 15:09 2 out of 3 moderators are missing in action. I can kind of ...
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Does SE have a policy about linking to one's own research, sites, and blogs?

Is there a policy SE again citation or posting related external link one's own blog or research as opposed to a link written by someone else?
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Should/could we have four moderators?

Following on from Robin111's answer Is there a case to have 4 (or more) moderators on this site? The case for Most people are Buddhists and could and do take extended leave from the site for ...
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May people criticize other schools of Buddhism?

Are users allowed to criticize other schools of Buddhism, and/or other views? When they do, are there rules or guidelines? What does it take to make 'right speech': what's OK and what's not OK? For ...
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Moderator close votes

This question has just been put on hold - i disagree but that's not the question really. I notice that Hrafn put the question on hold with just one vote. I assume that is a moderator superpower. Can ...
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How do you report moderator abuse?

If you feel there moderator abuse or is not impartial or marginalising view coming from not so mainstream lineages how do you report it? Some moderators have: couple of times said that my questions ...
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Stepping down from the Moderator position

Hello noble community, It is with great respect and deep appreciation, that I would like to request a dismissal from this position of Moderator of Buddhism Q&A. It was a big privilege and ...
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Why so many account deletions?

I've noticed quite a few people have asked for their account to be deleted. I'm just wondering if that is normal for a site at this point or are we having more than normal. It just seems an extreme ...
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Can you make BuddhismSE more welcoming to it's users and solve moderation problems?

I have noticed that it is probably very difficult for many new users to start contributing and gain privileges. I see that new users who aren't posting amazing content get little to no sympathy ...
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Update on Moderator Issue

So... we have now finally got word back from all three moderators; we are all in agreement to step down and allow for a process similar to the original pro tempore moderator selection. Once/if the ...
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Whats the different between censorship and moderation? How can one prevent to fall into this trap?

Moderating is a very common and popular word coming from making things moderate, humble. Yet moderating in action is mostly the opposite and often does not dear to act very unwholesome. If we look at ...
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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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Is Buddhism.SE meant for theoretical/scriptural purpose only, and not for real-life practice?

I ask because I'm surprised, in fact disappointed, that this question was closed: How do I deal with idle chatter/people that talk a lot? (I've retitled it as "How can I talk to my mother (who ...
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Importance of boundaries for community building

A community needs experts to thrive, these are few and far in between. Occasionally i see new users who seem to know a lot and are experts or knowledgeable contributors. Then i see some rude person ...
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What does a reputation deduction with the description “User was removed” mean?

I noticed this in my account this morning, and I would like to know what it means.
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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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Respectful inter-school dialogue

I flagged the answer by Dhammadhatu to the linked question because it contains the phrase "later day corruptions". However, the answer and the offending phrase remain. Is there any proof of Karma ...
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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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What to do with answers from a religious point of view other than Buddhism?

When an answer (or question) seems to be from another religious tradition https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/review/first-posts/221 should they be flagged or left to be voted on by the community? ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Site-specific post notice -- "this answer is unrelated to buddhism"

The software would support our having a "site-specific post notice". A "post-notice" is something which looks like this: The current posts which have a notice, on the main site, are listed here. A ...
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What's difficult about moderating this site?

This question is addressed mostly to moderators, hoping you don't mind the question. What's difficult about moderating this site? Gives you a lot of trouble? Costs you a lot of time? Impossible to ...
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Whether and how to moderate low-quality questions?

This is a difficult question (maybe a bad question), and maybe especially difficult: Because I'm asking about questions-in-general, instead of asking about one specific question. Because I feel ...
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How could one contact a moderator?

Is there a way? If using the flag (Atma assumes that such would reach one) possibility it seems that it would cause somebody to lose some of his/her reputation. Is there a link a chat or what ever? ...
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Should moderators refrain from closing any questions?

Perhaps it would be agreeable to give questions something of a grace period after they are asked, to see what sort of response they garner. So for instance, no moderation intervention, except in ...
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Various questions and comments

The user called "M H" posted the following comments under this topic. I deleted them from there (where they were not on-topic) and moved them here (where it's easier to answer them if you ...
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Suspending a 'disruptive' user -- is current policy too forgiving and permissive?

I've been asked to explain my policy for suspending user accounts. The thought is that perhaps the policy is too forgiving and should be more severe: and so I'm posting it here for discussion and for ...
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Why is the site moderated?

Further to this comment: chandāgati? bhayāgati? lophāgati? mohāgati? sugatigamanam? ... read in context, I think Samana Johann is asking why the site is moderated: chandāgati (love or desire, ...
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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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Is there a good way to criticise contemporary teachers?

What's a good way -- is there a good way -- to criticise living teachers, translators, essayists, authors? Users -- it's policy that users shouldn't and needn't criticise the views of other users of ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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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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Responding to questions from emotionally distressed people

Such questions have already been asked; also topics raised here might relate to such areas. We have to be tactful in answering questions we might think are coming from a distressed person or might be ...
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For what reason is this question on hold: "Was the Buddha a rationalist?"

This question, which I posted today was put on hold within a couple of hours of its posting, seemingly based on my answer to another question on Meta and possibly, my interactions with a moderator on ...
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I think the community should use the Theravada/Mahayana tag more if they don't want fringe answers

Basically, as the title says. I think people should be made aware that if they don't tag their questions then they expose themselves to particularly controversial answers.
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how do you report someone abusing power on this site? [duplicate]

it seems as if a member of this website (which is not a community) is abusing his power. how do i bring it to the attention of the site directors to potentially ask them to suspend his privileges?