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Questions with easy online answers

As the Buddhism site is still in Private beta, Is it acceptable to ask a question which the answer can be found on the internet easily (to build up the base), or is it discouraged? As an example, ...
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What should I do about a question on hold that continues to get down-voted? I can't delete it

The question is this: Christians now have online places of worship. Where are online sanghas? (A forum is not a sangha, IMHO) [on hold] Every downvote is a hit to my reputation but I can't ...
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How should we promote this site on our personal weblogs?

I know that Area 51 has ads for promoting proposals, e.g.: Stack Exchange Q&A site proposal: Buddhism http://area51.stackexchange.com/ads/proposal/45110.png <a href="http://area51....
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How should we go about promoting this site?

Once we enter into public beta, we'll have to try to ensure that the site meets the minimum criteria for acceptance here: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/45110?phase=beta Not just so that ...
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Purpose of downvotes

I've just taken the plunge and answered a few questions. One has attracted two downvotes Is it possible to recognize a person who has achieved Arhatship? I think i shall just about survive the ...
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Should we allow/encourage short answers?

The review queue has already picked up a few answers as low quality, simply, I think, due to their brevity. It seems such answers go against the SE model, but at the same time they are an accepted ...
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Should we consider also Yoga philosophy here?

My personal opinion is yes. Yoga philosophy and buddhism are based on common roots and many concepts are very similar or exactly the same. For example: Noble Eightfold Path are very similar to ...
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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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Lets choose the Logo

What logo do we need to use this site when it public? There maybe couple of variations Buddhist symbolism The most famous one is Dharmacakra Other famouse one is Ashoka Chakra In the other hand we ...
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Theravada and Mahayana

I just need you to make your attention regarding these two concepts in Buddhism. I think there maybe risk to have a conflict when someone asking a question regarding Thervada and what if someone ...
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Should requests for materials be considered on topic?

We have just gotten our first question that requests learning materials: Learning materials for Dependent Origination (Paṭiccasamuppāda) in Theravada Buddhism. Should questions of this type be ...
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Ahimsa vs. non-harming vs. non-violence

I think there are at least three ways of referring to the concept of non-violence: ahimsa avihimsa non-violence non-harming We can create tag synonyms for these if everyone agrees they essentially ...
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Who corrects the spelling on the tags?

The spelling of the initial tags is...uneven. I don't have enough reputation to correct these tags but, it being a new site does anyone have the reputation to make the necessary corrections?
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Can we have unicode tags here?

By default, tags can only consist of the following characters: [a-z 0-9 + # - .]. However, the correct transliteration of many Buddhist terms drawn from other languages requires the use of characters ...
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What language should our tags be in?

This site is going to have a rather unique issue with tag names that I don't think has been addressed on any other SE site so far. Many Buddhist terms lack canonical (non-borrowed) English equivalents,...
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Are questions on personal challenges and difficulties with meditation on-topic?

For our purposes let's assume someone is attempting to meditate using a Buddhist-style of meditation or meditate within a Buddhist framework. Are attempts to determine ways of improving the ...

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