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Proposal: Self-answering questions is welcome

Previously we discouraged self-answered questions (SAQs), but let's welcome them now This proposal is based on, my trying to summarise, these meta-topics: What about self-answering questions? (on ...
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What about self-answering questions?

This is a poll, so please answer clearly and/or upvote an existing answer: Do you have any additional arguments, whether in favour or against? Should we keep the current policy, of telling people we'...
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What can we do to attract experts?

It's a fact SE sites that are successful have many experts available to answer questions. Presently, experts are what Buddhism.SE sorely lacks. What can we do about this?
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Community topics at meta

{note that meta was posted here since not able to post (steady error) in eta area, may the moderators pardon the additional work arising from it and may it be of benefit anyway for all your welfare} ...
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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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Is asking for general feedback on my posting, OK on meta?

Is asking for general feedback on my posting, OK on meta? I like this site, but I worry I come off a more authoritative than I am, in my tone?
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Should we have weekly or fortnightly topic challenges?

As suggested by Suminda in this answer, I think a weekly or fortnightly topic challenge might be interesting, though I'm not sure how much participation would be generated. Please read: How do weekly ...
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Proposal: Pali should be on-topic

It was decided -- here, long ago and without much discussion -- that Pali (the language) isn't Buddhism and therefore isn't on topic -- though of course the meanings (translations, analysis and so on) ...
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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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Bug report; “suttas” tag is automatically changed to “suttras” after posting

As titled. There are two tags to choose from but when i choose "suttas" it is changed to "sutras" after posting.
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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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Is it possible to find one's answers after deleting the account?

I wonder if it's possible to find all of a user's answers and statistics (activity etc) if the account has been deleted?
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Referring to an Answer of One's Own

I added in a previous question a hyperlink to an answer from a question which was also mine. Is this a kind of self-referencing? I wondered if this was discouraged. Thank you
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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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How should one teach the Dhamma to others?

Copied from this topic: Answering questions here in buddhism.stackexchange.com is often Dhamma teaching, or at least an effort of it. How can that be rightly done?
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Which type of Buddhism is for me?

Should this question be asked, on the main site: How do I know which type of Buddhism is for me? Is it answerable, potentially useful? If that's the question title, what would be appropriate ...
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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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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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In Defence of My Deleted Answer

@Chris First cause, appearances and mind I understand why you deleted my answer in this thread. I have now edited and explained it. Could you please read it again. I hope you'll feel able to ...
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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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Reference lists

Could we please collect here the topics, which ask for lists -- i.e. whose answers are a list of book recommendations or sutta recommendations. I hope this may be useful for people who ask for book ...
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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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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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Disparity in answers

I get the impression that questions have a tendency to receive answers that seems to differ a lot from each other. I realize there can be several different reasons for this, so I am curious about your ...
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Why does it say BETA?

I wonder about the beta in the main Buddhism SE Beta header. In particular what is the goal of the beta and what kind of feedback they are looking for.
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Are these edits justified?

I made two edits to this answer: What exactly is svabhava?. The OP doesn't like these edits and wants them rolled back. Are the edits justified? I made them because someone complained about the ...
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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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Is it OK to introduce your answer by asserting your wisdom?

Is it OK to introduce your answer by asserting your wisdom? It sounds a bit crazy; not to laugh at anyone here, but -- especially given I disagree with a lot of material on this site [both the ...
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Unregistered user, or user with multiple unregistered accounts

There is a Mike Olds who wrote this answer and this answer, with this account and this account. Both appear to be the same person, but writing different answers with different unregistered accounts. ...
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Should there be an explicit policy against “Magical thinking” questions?

Do we need a stricter formal policy against magical-thinking types of questions? Someone posted the following -- in reply to the question, Can the energy generated through meditation neutralize the ...
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Answers which reference lucid24.org

Sometimes someone may flag the fact that @frankk includes references to lucid24.org -- for example in this answer. I believe it's generally permitted for an author to reference their own work ...
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My previous question was totally serious, but was closed down

Alan Wallace site suggested I post any question here. Clearly this was a mistake. Please close my account here.
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Transparency and information in regard of visitors origin suggestion, use of site per origin

Valued community caretaker and Brahmas of this realm, Not out of reason SE (of course for the most out of interest in merely low gain and interest in business) supplies with statistics of user origin....
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Deleting answer on Jhana without knowledge of the Dhamma

You cannot delete this question as others have invested time and effort into answering it. For more information, visit the help center.
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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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Posting links in answers

What are the rules or guidelines about posting links -- especially in answers?
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“Please stop posting rhetorical questions” valid arguments for wrongdoing?

Those in charge, feeling in charge or wishing to assist for better or own, as beneficial seen, interests, or that of others, Obvious not pleased by question, no pleased by answer, a moderator in ...
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You are posting too many questions. Please slow down!

Householder Andrei, those who feel in charge or wishing to assist, those who wish not to burden for no long term benefits, "You are posting too many questions. Please slow down.", was said by ...
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Who suspended householder Angus and what are the valid grounds for doing such?

Who suspended Upasaka Angus? On what valid ground in relation the the site owners rules? On what valid ground of dhammic rules of non-harmlessness?
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Content appearing on other places for commercial purpose (possible other purposes as given by contributors)

My person is not sure in how fare you might like to investigate that matter, only telling that this, if for such purpose, might possible limit the possibility of Dhamma-share here in a good manner. ...
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Looks now as if comments are reserved for what they shouldn't and shouldn't for what they should be used, or?

Of course, like always a "free to make of it what ever" obervation... If looking through the comments one would find long, long talks where mods are involved, or main feeders, while, if critic or ...
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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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Is it permissible to answer your own question by synthesizing answers from others?

According to the rules of this site as I understand it, we are encouraged not to post questions and then answer ourselves. However, I wonder if it is permissible to provide an answer which is a ...
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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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Is this an exclusively theravaden forum?

We can downvote questions and project our wrongview onto those questions of other Buddhists ?
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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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Commenting with minimal argument

So how can we comment, and should we even comment, and how much shall we comment -- to question or to clarify something in an answer? The Help topic includes a section titled When should I comment? ...
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Can Andrei stop deleting perfectly reasonable answers?

How could we possibly have an infinity of past lives? There i posted a perfectly reasonable answer which was deleted because allegedly 'not Buddhist enough'. That answer is on point tho, logically ...
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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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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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