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Is this a Buddhist forum or is this a Theravadin forum?

As an eclectic universalist one of the things that attracted me to this forum is its apparent embrace of all Buddhist schools and all points of view without discrimination. However, after ...
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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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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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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 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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Can I copy-and-paste questions from other internet sites?

Is it OK to copy-and-paste a question from another site?
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Do theravada buddhists not think that the mahayana is buddhism?

It seems like some don't. I do think that those who don't should be made not to post "no Buddhist says" etc., as it is highly misleading for a site which is meant to explore questions and answers on ...
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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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Buddha or Buddhism?

In several answers I can see people interpreting Buddha and giving references about masters other than Buddha. Is this forum about Buddha or Buddhism? Buddhism like Hinduism, Christianity and other ...
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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 ...
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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 Comments and Chat?

The policy of each SE site is defined by its community, this is to solicit the opinion of Buddhism.SE on the use of chat and comments. So in the context of this site what are the Moderation Policies ...
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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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What is the FAQ for this site and most important of the Meta Discussions regarding defining this site for Relevant New Users

What is the FAQ for this site and most important of the Meta discussions regarding defining this site relevant for new users?
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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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What should our Policy be on Link only Answers

What should our Policy be on Link only Answers? How descriptive should the answer be to consider as not Link Only Answer? E.g. is this one: https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/a/14863/295? How do we ...
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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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Is Lamaism derogatory or neutral?

Before I edit this and change lamaism to Vajrayana, I thought I'd check and see if it's derogatory. Is lamaism ever used inside the relevant community or is this a word used by outsiders to ...
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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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Baiting Questions and Resulting Answers

This follows my previous discussion. Some question express personal take on a matter and the response is agreeable when it is not exactly a Buddhist answer. The answers seem attractive to the poster ...
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How to deal with personal opinions in contrary to the doctrine

Should personal opinions contrary to doctrine (held by any school) or the Tripitaka (Pali, Sanskrit or Tibetan) need qualification as this is a personal view and not what the Buddha preached? A casual ...
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Wouldn't it be better to use a soft approach with newbies on this SE?

Say someone saw Buddhism.Stackexchange yesterday and joined in, Then that means that this particular person is not interested in the laws or policies here. He or she has a question and that question ...
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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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Best way to ask a question that may founded on incorrect assumptions

The way that Buddhist traditions and ideas have filtered into Western popular culture are sometime completely erroneous, oversimplified, or embellished. I have certain questions about Buddhist ...
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Should moderators refrain from closing any questions?

Perhaps it would be agreeable to give questions something of a grace period after they are asked, to see what sort of response they garner. So for instance, no moderation intervention, except in ...
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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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Whats the different between censorship and moderation? How can one prevent to fall into this trap?

Moderating is a very common and popular word coming from making things moderate, humble. Yet moderating in action is mostly the opposite and often does not dear to act very unwholesome. If we look at ...
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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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Can we ask questions which could be meant to teach one a lesson?

Can we ask questions which could be meant to teach one a lesson? What is the rule, the purpose of questions in Dhamma-Practice? Given that there have been ideas that "teaching" answers could harm the ...
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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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