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What is the meaning of *modern World*?

What is the meaning of modern world and it's use around Dhamma and Vinaya and in Buddhism. It would be maybe interesting to know the words folk etymology and original etymology, it's "everybodies" ...
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How about a resource pool?

I have often seen that new people who just join ask for Books,Abhidhamma explanations,Meditation teaching audios & etc. And every time a person tries to answer these question he has to go all ...
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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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Preaching answers

Should we allow preaching answers sidetracking the question? That is, should we allow answers that disregard the literal question and instead just try to preach? Examples of answers I'm referring to:...
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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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How do I avoid the “What does Father want?” problem

I have recent experience with asking questions with what I thought were well-known terms, only to see the words understood differently. Terminology and interpretation seem to come up A LOT on the SE ...
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Are the kinds of question, and what kinds of answers are good, considered on Buddhism.SE?

There are actually many ways to answer here and that is perfect, since there are different kinds of question which should be answered differently. The Pañha Sutta says that there are four ways of ...
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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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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 favicon/icon logo would you like to have for Buddhism SE?

Present you idea and design one, you could use such tools like http://www.favicon.cc/ (no special skills necessary) And! Vote for the best. (it's the makers choice of course, if they wish so, so it ...
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Should samatha and meditation-samatha be synonyms?

We currently have tags samatha and meditation-samatha. They each have one or two dozen topics. Assuming we don't want to merge them (because it is a type of meditation and a word which people will ...
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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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“for any purpose, even commercially” is such in the frame of Dhamma sharing?

Atma just became aware that he maybe made some mistakes by giving Dhamma under such circumstance with strings attached. But that is a personal problem to fix that, since he just became aware of that ...
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Is your question already answered or simply lost in samsara stream here?

It could be easy that your question got lost and your are still not satisfied. Assuming that many questions are not marked as solved because the questioner simply forgot or has lost the interest on ...
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Stack Exchange in regard of skill, time, material things (possibility to practicing certain other mertiouse deeds) wished/possible?

Atma wonders if there would be the possible and wish to make the practice of things like dana (gerneosity in regard of material things) or Veyyāvaca (serving others with time skill and effort) ...
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What edit did you made here on Buddhism SE?

If you like to get some feedback of your generous work in editing questions and answers, to improve your work and tho have some feedback, just post the link of your edit and maybe some comments. Why ...
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Is there a way to give a acknowledgement (reputation) for an edit?

Since that is one of the most generous deeds and helpful for everyone, are there ways to do such? It would be great if such would have 1. Share of the answer and question reputations (1:1), if the "...
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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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Stack Overflow Gives Back 2015

What charities will we support? I guess this is perhaps in the hands of the moderators but perhaps some voting guide the decision maybe good idea. Link: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2015/12/stack-...
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Road To Graduation

What are things what need to fall into place for us to graduate out of Beta? Also what have aspects have we achived? What are things what KPI do we have to meet which might not have been listed in ...
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What the possible way to give an alternative answer when there is a difference of opinion with an existing answer?

What is the possible was to be diplomatic and pragmatic when providing answers when there is a different view, different opinions or even contradict existing answers. Also in cases when you believe ...
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How should we police the use of the word Hinayana?

Some people hear Hinayana as a slur against Theravada. Modern Mahayana believers may be eager for peace and harmony, but the original Mahayanists were drawing a distinction between two lines of ...
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Not sure if I belong here

I have been participating for about a year, and I have made it clear that I am not a Buddhist, so I don't contribute Answers requiring knowledge of the scriptures (although I know something about that....
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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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Advertising the Site

I came across the following: https://ell.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2635/community-promotion-ads-2015 Wondering if there is and interest to promote our site in other SE sites.
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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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Footnotes in Q and A?

I think I've seen someone put footnotes in both questions and answers? Is this a feature I just can't find, a feature for only moderators or not a feature at all? Would it be an idea to have this ...
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Moderator created Chat opportunities

Here's my idea How nice would it be if the Moderators here can start permanent chat rooms / Live discussions for the community on various topics, The chat rooms will be permanently available so the ...
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Should we merge the two sutta-related tags (i.e. suttas and sutras)?

There are two sutta related tags which perhaps need to be merged: suttas sutras After they are merged it needs to be tested is both can be used but maps to one tag. Similarly some of the other tags ...
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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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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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Answers I don't understand and/or answers that are questions/riddles/koans

Fex. I asked a question about self as verb, and one of the answers was really not an answer. The "answer" was: Self as noun or action/verb? Is mirage is a noun or action? Is rainbow is a ...
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Not everyone has English as their first language. Thanks to the moderators (but who are they?)

Very useful (and time consuming) site! English is not my native tongue, and I guess I'm not the only one. I think that sometimes it can be more difficult for us "foreigners" to make ourselves clear. ...
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Sharing the reputation

I have seen many new users who are actually very impressive and most of them seems to bring many new ways of thinking and perspectives. Older the users are more they have reputation and they have no ...
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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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Shouldn't we have a “Sankhara” tag?

Snaskara or Sankhara is a commonly used term in both questons and answers so wouldn't it be nice to have a Tag for it?
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Fairness and Equability to All Users

I believe we have to strive to be fair and equitable to all user. I feel sometimes there is an asymmetry on moderation practices where some users are moderated in a stricter sense than other. E.g. ...
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Does SE have a policy about linking to one's own research, sites, and blogs?

Is there a policy SE again citation or posting related external link one's own blog or research as opposed to a link written by someone else?
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Deleted Post In The Tradition of Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero

All the MP3 links in this post are valid directly refers to Metta and Vipassana: https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/a/12770/295 Wondering what the rationale behind it being delete? The tradition of ...
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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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Posting comments to answers

Sometimes I read an answer which I don't agree with. I could just downvote the answer, but should I post a comment as well? If I do post comment, to an answer that I disagree with, does it matter ...
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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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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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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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How can we improve traffic to the site?

The site is growing at an enormous pace. So, how can we help increase its growth further and help make it a central repository of quality Buddhist resources and doubts.
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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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On down voting and the Buddhism SE

Hello Buddhism SE community I rarely downvote answers, when I do my reasons are simple : Inaccurate information Does not address or answer the question I want to know Are there other reasons ...
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Is there a moderation-guideline to be derived from our experience with these questions?

Two questions that initially caused great alarm among moderators and others are now considered OK, judging from upvoting, number of reasoned answers, and number of views. They are: 1) Is Mind in ...
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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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Are we here to preach and make converts?

Are we here to preach and make converts? For me, the answer is no. We shouldn't be a site for people with out a religious inclination or with doubt yearning for a change to a whole new system. (...

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