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Types of Questions and answers which are allowed

Is this a site for asking questions about the traditions of Buddhism and for finding out what the beliefs of Buddhists are. Or is it to ask questions about those beliefs i.e. if a belief seems a ...
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Explanations of Buddhist “thought-provoking dissonance” in dialectics?

I'd like to ask something like the following question on the main site. Is this a good and acceptable question? Should it be edited in some way? Are the tags correct? Should we also add the tantra tag?...
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With reference to the Buddha's 'Ball of Honey' discourse, is it ever possible for a question to 'hurt' or 'offend' a true follower of the Buddha?

In the context of the Buddha's Ball of Honey discourse, is there any justification for a true Buddhist to say, "This man angers/offends me with his questions: therefore silence him and/or delete his ...
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Should we have a 'Kundalini' Tag?

Should we have a 'Kundalini' Tag? I have been studying Kundalini and using it throughout my meditation and life but have a lot of questions about the act which is equally physical and spiritual. I ...
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What are the aspects of Buddhism and it's scriptures that a Buddhist might not like to comment on?

What are the aspects of Buddhism and it's scriptures that a Buddhist might not like to comment on? (Note: A well-reputed forum member suggested that I should ask this question, possibly as an ...
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What is a “divisive” Question?

Questions from Krishraj Rao continue to polarise the Stack Exchange community and to be systematically voted down and put on hold for reasons that are not clear to me. My guess is that there is ...
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Turmoil, yet Balance

While there have been a bit of turmoil on Buddhism SE the last couple of days/weeks, I want to point out, that our Area 51 stats, are quite good looking. Take a look below.
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Why is the 'thought experiment' question so divisive

I'm at a bit of a loss of what to do with this question - A thought-experiment about the importance of Buddhist traditions It has received as many downvotes as upvotes, it is attracting multiple ...
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Let's reconsider the 'Moderation policies for Questions'

Based on the input from a discussion with several users on meta, we defined this Moderation policy for Questions. It's a very liberal policy: i.e. almost all questions are permitted. Is that policy ...
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A chat session about the direction of Buddhism SE

We are changing a lot as a site and I think it's fair to say that a number of users have concerns. Just in the way of a concrete suggestion - what about a chat room and a scheduled time span (perhaps ...
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The Direction of Buddhism SE

I have chosen to leave the site as well. This is no longer the Buddhism SE, that I used to care about and engage in. I use to think that our SE was not as brutal as the other SE's. We had kindness, ...
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Alternate Accounts

It's my assertion that some users are posting on alternate accounts as a means of posting questions that they know are not in line with the intent and purpose of this forum, for their own devices. Is ...
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Should we have a tag for sceptical questions?

As per google's dictionary: Skeptic: 1) a person inclined to question or doubt all accepted opinions. 2) a person who doubts the truth of Christianity and other religions; an atheist or agnostic .....
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Some thoughts on the direction of Buddhism.SE

So, I'm thinking I'll resign as mod after all... life is getting busier in other realms, and I have to prioritize. Just wanted to express what is probably still a dissenting opinion; that Buddhism.SE ...
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I can't delete my own comments?

In this comment (which, may be deleted eventually) Jayarava wrote, Nope. It appears I cannot delete my own comments.
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May I post an opinion posing a question?

In a comment to this question, How sacrosanct is the “source material” of Buddhism?, Yuttadhammo wrote, This sounds a lot like opinion posing as a question... are you really looking for an answer, ...
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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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Shouldn't Buddhist discussion use modern metaphors (instead of metaphors from the ancient past)?

In response to my earlier question about the nature of "remedies" offered by Buddhism, I got many replies that quoted parables and similies, such as "The burning house" and "the raft". I understand ...
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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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Do we encourage users to choose the best answer?

It seems that for a lot of questions, the person asking never chooses a best answer. Do we just assume that there is no good answer? Or should we encourage users to stay engaged and choose from the ...
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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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Moderating answers which don't answer the question?

One of the reasons for which you are able to flag an answer is the following: not an answer This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be ...
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Quotations from Pāli

It's a common practice to cite long passages from Pāḷi without commentary as though this was sufficient to make a point. This is an example of argument from authority (a kind of logical fallacy) in ...
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How do i remove myself from this site?

I no longer wish to participate as a member of this site, and i wish to remove myself and all of my answers and questions! Is this possible, please help. I wish you all good luck on your paths!
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Should we encourage people to fill in their profiles?

Just moving on from the sectarian affiliation question - should we encourage users to fill in their profiles with a few details about their own affiliation and practice. It may help new users ...
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Overt Sectarian Affiliations

In looking at answers to some questions I am frequently seeing a overt but unacknowledged sectarian affiliation. For example in the question Desire without attachment, some of the answers are purely ...
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100% Answered Questions - Wow!

I know it's not a competition and we shouldn't use it as a target and really 100% isn't really 100% but.... Wow - 100% answered questions on this site. OK I know there is still 9 without an upvoted ...
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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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What does it mean to “be nice”?

In a recent discussion on Buddhism.SE, the topic of "being nice" came up for dispute. It was asked whether this meant that we must "pander to fundamentalists" rather than dispute their claims. This ...
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Blog Newsletter Delivery Day

Why is the newsletter sent in the middle of the week on Tuesday? Can we change this to some other day?
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Who has authority when it comes to texts? [closed]

If I found a mistake in a text that you valued very highly and had learned at the feet of a Buddhist master, how would you respond if I said it needed correcting? A real life example is the ...
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Wikipedia as a source

Should the use of Wikipedia articles as source material be discouraged? I do not take it that such articles are appropriate sources and my opinion is that citing them is a bad practice. Thoughts?
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Does this site show preference for any particular form of Buddhism?

I don't consider myself a Buddhist although I find it the religion to which I am most drawn. Many of the questions appear to my untutored eyes to be referring to a default Buddhism that most people ...
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Modifying comments

I happened to re-read a comment thread from a couple of days ago and I noticed a comment I had left looked different. There was some additional information and a suggestion that I don't recall making. ...
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Do we want to keep open interview style questions?

We received a question with 8 subjective sub-questions included. It reads more like an interview than a standard SE question. But perhaps some people would like to write answers about their experience ...
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Can I set the order of the Tags in a Question?

When I view a Question, the heading in the tab of my browser begins with the most popular of the Tags attached to the Question. For example: Are There Other People has the word philosophy - then the ...
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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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Choosing a book for Book of the Month [July]

What is "book of the month"? One good way to use this site can be to study books together, and post any questions from those books that we may have. The idea is that the text should be one that will ...
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Suggestions for resources section

Leading on from this question we are starting to put together a resources section under the help section. The idea is that we can collect some generally useful resources in this section and redirect ...
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How about a 'resource' tab?

Their is a lot of information on Buddhism (in the broadest sense), in different languages and when translated often multiple times. Since the users here are dedicated, I thought it might help (...
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How should this “re-open”-post be reviewed?

This post has been altered and more text added. I think it is more stream lined now. Although now a new issue is that the question is too broad. It has multiple questions and some of them seem heavy ...
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Why can we see deleted answers?

I've wondered why it is that we can see deleted answers on this site? According to this post, "Once a post has been deleted, it will disappear for all users except developers, moderators, and ...
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Happy Birthday to us

We started private beta on 17th June 2014 so Buddhism Stack Exchange (Beta) is now over one year old. The first question to pop onto our newly born site was Is there an equivalent of heaven and hell ...
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Quick overview of the essential Dhammas in Buddhism

There is this great website which gives a quick overview of the essential dhammas in Buddhism together with translation of pali terms and an overview explanation of the Tipitaka. I find this very ...
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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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When my answer is short, shall I post it as a comment instead?

I just have a short answer, to a question. Shall I post it as a comment then instead, because it's short?
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Let's get critical: Jun 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Buddhism Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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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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The Book of the Month [June] is: “Women in Buddhism - Question & Answers”

The most voted book for this month [June] was Women in Buddhism - Question & Answers by Chatsumarn Kabilsingh Ph.D. (Theravada tradition). 70 pages. Ven. Chatsumarn Kabilsingh provides answers ...

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