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How to deal with personal opinions in contrary to the doctrine

How to deal with personal opinions Some suggestions include: Post a better answer. In this case, "better" might mean "with references" ... and it would be up the reader (not just the OP but every ...
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Disparity in answers

The most obvious reason is affiliation to different schools of Buddhism. For e.g. a Theravadin might tend to relate something to not-self (anatta), while a Mahayanist might tend to relate the same ...
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The Buddhism site and moderators

I can understand that you have a different opinion on what "anicca" means. But to rant here that we're going to hell for saying "anicca" means "impermanence" is forcing your views upon the community ...
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Commenting with minimal argument

Why even comment? A benefit of posting and reading answers on a public site, is that several users read or review each answer. Users can "vote" an answer, but a comment can be more specific or ...
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Post comments to help improve answers?

I think they're good comments: and, I commend the desire or attempt to improve the quality of answers; and I wouldn't mind seeing more participation (from Hugh or others) like that. Beware that ...
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What to do when there are unrepresentative answers on a question

The question seemed to be asking for people's personal opinions -- and if/given/assuming a non-standard ("not what is ordinarily meant") understanding of the doctrine. I don't understand the ...
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Commenting with minimal argument

This is a reasonable summary of the comment-related standards, approaches and moderation strategies we have developed over years here at Buddhism Q&A. Nothing major seems missing or contradicting ...
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Disparity in answers

Based on comments under this answer I propose to add the following to the site's Welcome message. Reading answers This site is open for anyone to post their answers, and the quality of answers will ...
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The Buddhism site and moderators

I've just now understood what this post is about. In a now-deleted comment under this question you posted the following comment ... This is a good example to prove the buddhism's core is not ...
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Can we show both up votes and downvotes by default?

Apparently this feature is implemented as a "privilege" available to "established users" -- see Help Center > Privileges > Established User I don't know why it isn't available to all users; one ...
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Moderating answers which don't answer the question?

Your example questions have the same theme: the askers asks about applying perspective A onto perspective B (e.g. 'Comparative religion' questions). They try to understand B from the point of ...
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Answers vs Advice

Your example questions have the same theme: the askers asks about applying perspective A onto perspective B (e.g. 'Comparative religion' questions). They try to understand B from the point of ...
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