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What is Buddhism and who is Buddhist?

There was recently a question about chakras -- What are the original colors of the 7 main chakras? -- which, while not being particularly well asked, was closed with a raft of negative comments saying ...
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Would this question be OK

It may come off as truculent or trolling, but I'm genuinely interested! In what way is Buddhism different in the West and in traditionally Buddhist nations? Thanks
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Don't ask unless Moderators don't feel disturbed a Mohayana rule?

Moderator Andrei Vollkov wrote: Users are advised to limit their asking activity to one question a day to avoid flooding the home page with their content. Aside of the circumstance that Volkov is ...
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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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I don't understand the reasoning behind this moderation

From this comment the only question mark in this Q is the link and reference to the link (which you closed). The other answer given also starts by pointing out that there is really no question posed. ...
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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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I challenge you to answer this question

These two recent questions appear to be phrased as a challenge: How to tackle cold? How to tackle a beautiful tantrik female/other? I say that because: The OP says so explicitly: Good Luck ...
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Should this question (about the historical Buddha living in Sri Lanka) be reopened?

Given all the latest edit[s], should this question be reopened: Why did Marco Polo say the Buddhist religion originated in Sielan? Is it answerable? Does it contradict the way on which this site ...
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Should moderators close questions that don't use quotations?

I am outraged that this question was immediately closed Are there any attempts to prove the eternal blissful etc. self? The decision is obviously merely ideologically motivated, and stackexchange is ...
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Should this question be rewritten?

According to comments, this question isn't getting the kind of answer that the OP wants. How about I rewrite it as follows, e.g. is this still the question which the OP wanted to ask, and clearer? ...
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Can we have a topic to list book recommendations?

Further to these comments ... The book had 5 stars and so many reviews...its a terrible book...some kind of new age art of living...its so difficult to pick up a good book where are the book ...
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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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Should we roll back the edit to this question?

This question was recently edited. The edit changed the meaning of the question: so, existing answers no longer make sense (they are no longer an answer to the question). Is this a problem, should ...
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Should we close this question as 'too broad'?

Should we close this question as 'too broad'? I thought we should not, because: People seem[ed] able and willing to answer it Our Moderation policies for Questions says that 'too broad' isn't a ...
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Essay requests and sermon invitations disguised as questions

I think the questions that sort of expect answerers to write an essay or give a sermon on a given topic without containing a clearcut question might not be ok for this site. What do you think? ...
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Is it right to close this question?

Is it right to close this question as a duplicate: What's the meaning of life in Buddhism? I can see that its title (i.e. "meaning of life") is similar to some previous titles (i.e. "What is the ...
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"Is Buddhism for me?"

Recently, this question was posted: Possible Potential Buddhist. I guess the poster is asking if he/she should take the Buddhist path or not. If so, it seems too personal to me to be useful for the ...
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Should this "polling" question be closed?

This topic on the main site, Studying and practicing Buddhism, which asks ... What is the most important thing, truth, lesson, you have learned so far? And what would be the thing you most desire ...
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Is "Why do secular Buddhists follow the 4NT?" a valid question?

I closed this question, Justifying the Four Noble Truths without rebirth, as a duplicate of an earlier question about suicide -- because it asked why secular Buddhists follow the 4NT instead of ...
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Was my question closed for being too philosophical?

Was my question closed for being philosophical? No extant questions ask about upaya and impermanence. Are we not allowed to ask "philosophical" questions? If that made sense, even, I have no idea why ...
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What about the 'rice experiment' question?

Should this 'rice experiment' question be opened or closed? What do you think effects the “rice experiment”? Why? If it were open what sort of answer could you write, how could you answer it? ...
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Can I post like this topic?

See in this topic: What are timeframe were pali canons, included commentaries done, especially Mahavihara-Theravada?
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How can I know and contact pa auk's people who living inside this site?

I want to contact them about tipitaka-translation, meditation, asking, and answering. How can I do?
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Is this question unanswerable, and why?

Two comments under this question include: This might be a rhetorical question and unanswerable in its current form. It might be better to ask "why is this understood to mean 'seven lifetimes'?&...
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Reopen question on Anapanasati

Following question is marked as too broad but it is not. It asks for additional instructions on Anapana if it is covered else where which is specific and limited to the one question. Please edit ...
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'Comparative religion' questions

There have been a couple of "comparative" questions recently: Is it possible to be both Buddhist and Christian? What is the basis of Lotus Sutta with respect to original Tipitaka? In the past the ...
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If thumbs down the person has to give a reason for it

I am new to the forum and I got a thumbs down (minus) to one of my questions. It is a good idea if the person can give the reason for the thumbs down.
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Few Schools Represented

This is stemming from this question but it is part which has not been addressed in so far. So creating a thread for this specific part. Should a question should be put on hold thus blocking all other ...
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Should this old question be deleted?

Someone flagged this question as "rude or abusive". It wasn't closed (but it was heavily downvoted) at the time. Should it be closed and/or deleted now? If I am reluctant to delete it, it's mostly ...
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Should this question be reopened and/or edited?

I put this question, Is smoking tobacco acceptable in any school of Buddhism? on hold, because it may conflict two site policies: One was the OP saying, "I will answer my own question" ... however ...
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Can this question (about Shoko Asahara) be reopened?

The OP has edited this question and wants it reopened: About Shoko Asahara: must a Buddhist censor his words in order to avoid people to rebel? Is it on-topic now? Should it be reopened? Does it ...
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What to do when someone doesn't answer your question but only what they think you are asking?

On this thread I tried to go to some lengths to ask a specific question, and it was assumed that I was asking the exact question that appears in a sutta, despite my saying otherwise. I did quote that ...
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Can this question be reopened?

The question "Loss of “faith” in buddhism" was closed. Is there just one reason why it was closed (i.e. the word "bullshit" being used), or are there other good reasons too? Could it be re-opened ...
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Leading by example and requesting feedback/collaboration

In this question I recieved several answers that were far from what I asked, and had very little effort put into them. After having one bounty expire unrewarded, the user Ryan put a second bounty on ...
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Why is this question a duplicate?

What is the purpose of the 6th Precept, eating only before noon? I know the title is similar to a previous question but this one consists of three inter related questions which were not covered by ...
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How to do better with this down-voted question?

I asked this question and it has raised a good discussion among our friends and there were very good answers too. But it was down-voted unexpectedly. I would like to know why so I can do better next ...
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How to ask this question, which quotes "one word is too many"?

This question was asked on the main site: Is it a good idea to spend time on this website? The OP edited it and it's now considered a valid question, but Andrei wrote in a comment, I'm not in love ...
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What shall I do if a question seems to go off the rails?

Several times I have asked questions here and had no one seem to connect with what I am asking about. I get all kinds of answers about things I was not asking about, and it is like watching blind men ...
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What should we do?

I saw this question and realized that there is more to this than a LOL moment. Fat, white American Buddha Maitreya the Christ As a Buddhist community we can easily see what the point of this person (...
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Guidance on a particular kind of questions

I recently asked a question from our community here... Lord Buddha descending from heavens? Far as i see this is completely on topic question and it actually bugged me ever since i saw people ...
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Which is more important when a question is a bit off topic: objectivity, or humanity?

I saw someone asking (in this question) for some sources to learn Pali language so he can broaden his understanding of Buddhism. The reason given by the user who had asked it to be edited was it ...
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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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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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Explanations of Buddhist "thought-provoking dissonance" in dialectics?

I'd like to ask something like the following question on the main site. Is this a good and acceptable question? Should it be edited in some way? Are the tags correct? Should we also add the tantra tag?...
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Why is the 'thought experiment' question so divisive

I'm at a bit of a loss of what to do with this question - A thought-experiment about the importance of Buddhist traditions It has received as many downvotes as upvotes, it is attracting multiple ...
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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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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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Do we want to keep open interview style questions?

We received a question with 8 subjective sub-questions included. It reads more like an interview than a standard SE question. But perhaps some people would like to write answers about their experience ...
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How should this "re-open"-post be reviewed?

This post has been altered and more text added. I think it is more stream lined now. Although now a new issue is that the question is too broad. It has multiple questions and some of them seem heavy ...
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How should we deal with fuzzy and hazy questions?

My question references to this question: "What puts out the mind". Questions such as these i find very difficult to make sense of, yet even more difficult to give an answer to due to the fuzzy and ...
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