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Collection of abandoned accounts

Mrs. Chatherine, your community manager, collected some of the found previous accounts and merged them. Thought that she might busy in many things, here as well shared if wishing to assist her or ...
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Introduce your self to the BSE-community, it's caretakers and visitors and say “hello” here

(draft to be modified for use as featured meta topic to be seen here when in desktop mode. Also good, if wishing for such, if the moderators create a new question, copy it if fine modified, and delete ...
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A question has been answered but the user missed to accept and is now gone. How to avoid “bumping to homepage” automatically?

The question MPNS has just been bumped on the homepage by the automatic bot. However the author has left the scene and there is an answer, however unaccepted. Can something be done such that B.SE "...
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Why do Dharmafarer URL links to Piya Tan's publications not work anymore?

For example, in this answer, the Dharmafarer URL does not work anymore (as of today): http://dharmafarer.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/14.13-Khemaka-S-s22.89-piya.pdf How can we fix it?
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What are the different colours?

Sometimes the numbers are green (guess that means that there is at least one answer to a question). Sometimes the background of the number is also green. Sometimes the background of the entire field ...
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Not possible to get notifications?

Seems that this site does not offer notifications when there is a new answer to your question or a topic that one is following. Is that really so?
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Could we be able to choose more than one answer to our questions with a check-mark?

I appreciate that there is the option to up-vote answers, but I would also like to be able to choose more than one answer as the "this helped me most". I realize that the idea of "most" would not be ...
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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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Where to find the meaning of the seasonal 'hats'

I strangely got a hat and tried to find out its 'meaning', profile only says "it is a secret hat". Nonetheless, I carefully adjusted it to my 'head' and think it looks pleasing. (Nevermind the irony ...
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What is the most important thing (truth, lesson), you have learned so far in your Buddhist practice? [closed]

Being of a little Zen orientation I believe in a dialectical approach to the Buddhist practice, Having an open conversation about your station on the journey to enlightenment will often correct your ...
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Where is the question that I can put this answer about sexual and rebirth?

The question that I answer for has deleted. However, I think this answer still useful. So I searching for the question that match with my answer. You need to recite paṭiccasamuppāda-pāli & ...
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Are my questions premoderated, why does it take them a few minutes to show up?

Are my questions premoderated, why does it take them a few minutes to show up? Thanks for any reply :-)
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Should I edit spam as well as flag it?

If I see spam posted as an answer, I should flag it for moderator attention/deletion. Should I also edit it, to hide the spammy text?
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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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My profile picture seems to have vanished?

My profile picture (or whatever the kids are calling it today) is gone and I don't have another one to upload. Is there a stored copy somewhere? That took me a long time to make.
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Moderators following Rules and Setting Good Examples

When a general user posts something off topic a moderator can moderate it simply. In case moderators do it is not that easy as it requires many people to report it. Historically this has not happened ...
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Question and Answer Both Getting Deleted

The following question: Does contemplation activity, before hand, give rise to the mental image? and the answer has been ddelted. Like to know the reasoning behind this? I believe the answer was an ...
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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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un-upvote an answer without downvoting?

My perception about the quality of an answer may change from positive to neither positive nor negative. The answer is subject to change as well. In either case, one might want to un-upvote the answer, ...
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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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How do you create Community Wiki Questions?

When postings answers there is a check box for community Wiki answers. If you are posting a question how can this be made Community Wiki question as such checkbox does not appear?
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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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Deletion of a Post

How do you mark a post for deletion? I cannot see delete any were? E.g. This post may need deletion as it is always coming up as the 1st post when I refresh the quesion: https://buddhism....
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Functionalities on APP and APP tag

Are there any functionalities in the APP apart from plain writing and cut/paste? Is there no toolbar, I cant seem to find one. And how about HTML/link and the simple > _ and ** tags, do they function ...
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Table with Merged Cells

Currently there is not way to have: Tables Merged cells in tables Currently there does not seam to be a way to do tables than draw tables other than image links or character by character drawring
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Cannot tag a question using the Android app and therefore cannot post a question

I've been trying to use the app, but I'm really disappointed. It's a good anti frustration and patience practice. But I'm sorry to say, it's not been a good app experience. I've lost a lot of ...
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Are we correct about our community's potential?

Yesterday i had an idea... "I had a hard time finding good sources to learn Buddhism and when i found some the content was questionable.But years after i finally have a good collection of teachings ...
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Does this forum have a feature using which we can follow questions/ answers of particular members?

Is there (or can there be) an option of following the activity (questions and answers posted) of particular forum members? It may be helpful in educating oneself with the thoughts of particular ...
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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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Can you do a search for votes compared to number of answers?

I've got a bit of a thing about when questions have more answers than votes. For me I think it's a signifier of low voting (maybe just my thing). I'm curious to know if it's something that frequently ...
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Can one share buddhist jokes?

I found a cool buddhist joke and would like to share it with the community. I'm asking here because i'm not sure if one is allowed to post such questions/answers on Buddhism SE. The joke is not in ...
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I created a Tag, but can't find it to fill in the definition

I was just granted the Create Tags privilege, so I created one and edited a question to pop it on there. The message says my edit must be peer-reviewed before being accepted. OK. But how can you ...
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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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How do i review this low-quality-post?

The answer in this question has been flagged as low-quality and i'm now trying to review it. I find it very difficult to review it. I have put the following comment to the answer: "Thanks for the ...
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How do I close my Buddhism account?

I have visited the links This and This But it doesn't tell me how to close the account without affecting other SE accounts (Unless I missed something... Apologies for that) How can I close it? If a ...
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How do you delete a moderator's answer?

Moderators take liberty to delete answers which they deem "it is not an answer" to a question. There are times when the moderators also do the same. If this is flagged it goes back to the moderator ...
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Community Wiki for Bucket List Questions

I just converted a couple of questions to community wiki posts. This is half question, half comment, as I'm pretty sure that's a good response to such posts. Community wiki posts basically work ...
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Someone is Editing my Answers by Randomly scratching out words and Another User is just Approving it?

Please see The Review for "Buddhism Cure for insecurity".I appreciate editing any answers as long as it makes sense.This user just scratched words randomly then another user just approved it i think ...
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How do I edit my profile?

I have looked allover but I must have missed how to edit my name. I think I used my Google account to sign into area 51Buddhism if that helps.
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Tag synonyms outstanding

I notice we have 3 tag synonyms that are pending approval/voting/closing down. https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms It would be good if someone could approve or disapprove. A minor point ...
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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?
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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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Data Site Issue: Is this a Bug or Hack?

When I logged in some one else (jon.doe15661) seems to be using my picture and login in the data site. Is this a bug or some one hacked my account?
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I see “Unregistered” next to some users in their profile page. What is this?

Some of the users have "Unregistered" next to their name. What does not mean.
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Number of Votes Shown

I was looking for the number of votes I have been casting on the site recently. I though voted couple of times today but my name is not show. Then thinking I might have forgotten to vote I checked ...
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How do you ping / contact a user?

Some users who have contributed good question and answers seam to have gone in active. What is the best way to get them back on the site? Also some questions could do with attention of a perticular ...
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Stats on Various Aspects of Activity

Is it possible to get stats on user activity on the site. What times users generally come Are the question rates increase How much time users spend on the time How many new users are using the site ...
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How to search for question with less than n answers with m upvotes?

Being able to search for question which have not attached much answers would be helpful for a Q & A site. Currently unanswered only shows question with no answered that has received an upvotes. ...
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Can different chat rooms be pinned to the side bar?

I'm generally interested in making more use of chat. Before I raise a meta questions about how might that be achieved I'd just like to ask a technical question. If we were to create a new/different ...
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Closing account

I've attempted to have my account closed before by posting in meta and asking a moderator to close it and it still seems very much active. Today I received a message in reply to a question I answered. ...