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This tag is for questions regarding off topic questions, including whether a question is on topic and what to do with off topic questions.

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Off Topic Content

There seems to be off topic content appearing in this site. E.g'. Answer to "Lust arises every time I am alone" (the content is not related to Buddhism through the OP fanatically tries to some remote ...
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Political content

I see that Politics.SE has this policy -- to "protect the site from propaganda posts": What measures are taken to protect the site from propaganda posts during the ongoing war between ...
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Are questions about Sanskrit off-topic?

I think Buddhism involved Sanskrit, but Sanskrit is a language. Are questions about Sanskrit off-topic?
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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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May I post an opinion posing a question?

In a comment to this question, How sacrosanct is the “source material” of Buddhism?, Yuttadhammo wrote, This sounds a lot like opinion posing as a question... are you really looking for an answer, or ...
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Is this a site for questions about personal meditation experiences?

Does this site welcome questions about personal meditation experiences? Such as the meaning of certain experiences etc?
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Are questions asking for lists of retreat centers/temples on-topic?

This is centered around Meditation Retreat in India and Buddhist Centres in Paris?. My personal view is that we, as a site, can't really afford to be an up-to-date list of Buddhist Centers with ...
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How should we deal with questions about cultural practices of Buddhists that don't actually conform to the teachings of Buddhism?

Prompted by this question: What is the reason for attributing Lord Buddha's statues to days the of week? I understand in this instance, the usage of the statues of the Buddha himself makes it ...
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Suggestion for the coming "close storm"

I can see on the user list we are about to get enough people with 500 rep that questions will start closing. I lived through the "Science Fiction" stack exchange beta. Things I remember: one day, ...