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The Book of the Month is: “Good Question Good Answer”

Someone suggested that one good way to use this site can be to study books together, and post any questions from those books that we may have. Bhante Yuttadhammo suggested here that, this month, we ...
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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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New SE site for vegetarianism and veganism

There's an Area 51 site for Veganism & Vegetarianism. I figured there would be a fair amount of vegetarians and vegans here, so I thought I'd post it here for those who may be interested! It's ...
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What's the purpose and policy of this site?

Do we need, can we have, a topic which describes or summarizes the purpose and policies of this site? Most people (including new users) don't seem to need one, i.e. they contribute questions and/or ...
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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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How to get more experts on the site

Certain Buddhism related topics maybe connected to other areas of expertise. We need to have a way to attract people who have a good knowledge in Buddhism and also other areas. Any thoughts in getting ...
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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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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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I propose the tag [film-analysis]

There are several questions asking for interpretations of a movie. For example: In the movie Spring Summer Fall Winter and Spring, why does the master cry? Are the movie Fight Club, and Project ...
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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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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, ...
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Want a new tag, e.g. for office work and academic work?

I think we could use a new tag, for people who ask on this site about (I'm not sure) the connection between their work and Buddhism -- especially, office-work or mental work. Examples of questions ...
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The Book of the Month [July] is: “The Foundations of Buddhism”

The most voted book for this month [July] was The Foundations of Buddhism (PDF here) by Rupert Gethin (Professor of Buddhist Studies and current president of the Pali Text Society). 352 pages. ...
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Create a “podcast” tag?

Many Dharma talks are available by podcast, as well as a number of podcasts on Buddhism in iTunes--would it be worthwhile to create a "podcast" tag?
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“resource” or “reference” tag?

Searched for a super-category for various reference materials and resources on information about Buddhism which covers podcasts, books, videos, retreats, etc., didn't find one. Not sure if this is the ...
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RSS feeds not working

I would like to mix https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/feeds with other RSS feeds for my website, so I put it through http://www.rssmix.com/ Unfortunately, none of the Buddhism questions appear in ...
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Physical Meetups for Dhamma Discussion and Meditation

I am wondering if the site users are interested in doing a physical meetup and meditation? Each person can organise in their respective cities.
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Using the chat room to discuss tags and retagging

As mentioned here and here I suggest we use the chat room (instead of meta) to discuss retagging. I invite you to read and participate there if you're interested.
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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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New General Chat Room

Not really a question but I've just created a new general chat room called Buddhism Chat (not original sorry) to replace the general chat room that got frozen. Someone was asking about it on another ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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Evaluations by elders

Especially toward the moderator team As an encouragement, for you communities welfare. It would be good if you invite Elders as your evaluators, helpng and supervising the young and not so informed ...
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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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Bug in meta badges

When I visit my profile in this meta site, the badge area notifies me that I should take the tour to earn my first badge (as normal on all SE sites). However, taking the tour neither grants the badge ...
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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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Should this question be reopened?

This question -- What are the historical accounts on Buddhist scriptures that certify the authenticity of the teachings and traditions? -- should it be reopened? I think perhaps not, for these ...
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Posting links in answers

What are the rules or guidelines about posting links -- especially in answers?
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Buddhism SE's policy on inter-school communication

I would like to remind all users on Buddhism SE that this site is about Buddhism meaning that all affiliations are welcome. When commenting on other affiliations than your own please speak lightly, ...
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How can I be a good critic?

How can I be good critic.Sometimes I get little afraid to answered after some question because I can't know about owners attitude towards my answer.
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What are relevant Posts from other SE sites or SO or other resource which we can use as a resource to improve this site

There would be a wealth of information in other sites in the network which might be of interest to users of Bu.SE wirht regard to: policies resources / tips to improve the content ways to improve ...
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What are the Moderation Policies for Answers?

The policy of each SE site is defined by its community, for each specific site like Buddhism.SE. So in the context of this site what are the Moderation Policies for Answers? Should we just have the ...
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Update to Welcome Message

The main site FAQ (FAQ for Stack Exchange sites) has quite a few good resource perhaps we can link to from our Welcome message. E.g. under "Asking a Good Question" Maybe we can also have master ...
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Rewriting the laws

Is it possible for us to take a vote or take suggestions from the community to make this SE more user friendly? For example, new users have a bit of a hard time adjusting to the well maintained ...
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Could it be that there is a “bug” when inserting a link later on in a question/Answer?

Atma was wondering, having been goodwilled reproved that he was giving a link double (in some case) and had just observed that such actually happens if you insert a link via the link funktion later on ...
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Increase level of participation and user engagement

If you look at the rate we are attracting new users and their participation, we need to explore ways a means to get more users and also get them to participate. Any suggestion to increase number of ...
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FYI: Stepping out until 22nd

FYI: I'm on vacation until 22nd, trekking in the mountains, with no access to Internet.
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Closing Buddhism Stack Exchange Account

How do I close my buddhism stack exchange account only without affecting my other account on the stack exchange community?
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Do the moderators here have the ability to delete Buddhism.StackExchange accounts?

I've already requested deletion from the StackExchange staff but it seems to be taking rather a long time. Do the MPTs have that power?
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How can the Dhamma help internet admins be fair?

Admins behave inappropriately at times. This leads to suffering for the admins and everyone. They make mistakes because they are human. It's hard to turn anger into compassion and admins can make a ...
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Why do answers, questions, comments, suddenly disappear (and sometimes reappear)?

It might be regardable as meta-question, but just not finding any access to this area here: It happens that answers, questions, comments, suddenly disappear, mostly at the same time of the day and ...
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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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What is the level of similarity in a question for it to be a duplicate?

What is the level of similarity for a question to be judged a duplicate? If 2 questions are such that you end up with a similar answer does this mean the questions are duplicates: E.g. Why do ...