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Buddhism.SE -- Potential Moderator Election -- Community Interest Check

I'm surprised to see no nominations (including self-nominations) since 5 days from the time this was posted. In comparison, in 2015, six nominations were made within 7 hours of the posting. I would ...
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Not sure if I belong here

No one belongs anywhere :) No, seriously. You think I belong here? But you have no idea what goes on in my mind, and how this site fits into my daily life. Belonging anywhere is totally an illusion, ...
Andriy Volkov's user avatar
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6 votes
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Proposal: Pali should be on-topic

Yes Questions about Pali or Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit should be on-topic and welcome.
5 votes

Moderators Promoting One's Own Ego / Agenda than the Benefit of the Site at Large

I find what you are doing to the site troublesome. I think I do very little to the site. Most of my activity (including editing other people's posts) is as a user, not as a moderator. Users (the ...
ChrisW's user avatar
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5 votes

2020 Moderator Election - Results

Thank you Cesar M. I accept the election results and consent to join as a moderator of Buddhism.SE, in close cooperation with the existing moderators of Buddhism.SE. I will just repeat my nomination ...
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4 votes
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What the possible way to give an alternative answer when there is a difference of opinion with an existing answer?

A general way to avoid being rude when you're talking with someone is to prefer to use an I-message. For example if they say something which you don't agree with, then avoid saying, 'You' are ...
ChrisW's user avatar
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4 votes

Best way to ask a question that may founded on incorrect assumptions

I fear that my questions may be founded on such incorrect assumptions about Buddhism in the first place. Simply state your assumptions with the question so someone can validate them. Also if you get ...
Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena's user avatar
4 votes
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Is this an exclusively theravaden forum?

To answer your question directly... Yes, we can all downvote questions or answers as we see fit, based on our understanding and conscience. Sometimes — yes — that means we project our own 'wrong' ...
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4 votes

What about self-answering questions?

Generally, what I like to do is to post a question sincerely i.e. where I do not know the answer to the question. Then I choose the best answer to the question, and this must come from others. However,...
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3 votes

Not sure if I belong here

Hm, I've lost most of my links/connections to other Buddhist, Zen and/or tantric forums, so I can't be really of help with references; the only forums I know are in the usenet (accessible via "...
Gottfried Helms's user avatar
3 votes

What should we do?

it is no opinion based statement to call this man a lair as we all know I'm not really keen on reading (nor on people posting) "rants", on that or any other topics: i.e., firmly-held, fixed opinions ...
ChrisW's user avatar
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3 votes

Is there something wrong with this question about "Buddhism and Relativity"?

This question (and similar ones) 'rings bells' of two scenes in me (i.e. it reminds me of two scenes). It is not only that I doubt this is a good and acceptable question for the *Q&A-site whose ...
Gottfried Helms's user avatar
3 votes

How should we police the use of the word Hinayana?

A very good question MatthewMartin.I really appreciate this question,thank you. I am a Srilankan Theravada Buddhist (I am supposed to call myself a hinayana Buddhist as to this word) and here's what ...
3 votes

How should we police the use of the word Hinayana?

As one of the main users of this word on this site, here is my position on this again: I don't use (lower-case) "hinayana" to refer to Theravada, I use it to mean "primitive/basic level of ...
Andriy Volkov's user avatar
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3 votes

How should we police the use of the word Hinayana?

I am not particular about being called Hinayana or Theravada, but Hinayana has a derogatory connotation as viewed by some. As highlighted in the answer of Theravada this word is in the Sinhala ...
Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena's user avatar
3 votes
Accepted

Road To Graduation

A change to StackExchange's policy towards beta sites was announced earlier this year: Graduation, site closure, and a clearer outlook on the health of SE sites Community Managers haven't posted ...
ChrisW's user avatar
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3 votes
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Stack Overflow Gives Back 2015

The decisions were made, and the money has been given: the blog entry is announcing the results. In early December, an email from StackExchange asked each moderator to choose, from a short-list.
ChrisW's user avatar
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3 votes

What is the meaning of *modern World*?

I created the modern-world tag in the early days of the site. I intended it to be used to tag any questions that have something to do with the modern world as we live it now and how practice and the ...
Crab Bucket's user avatar
3 votes

Whats the different between censorship and moderation? How can one prevent to fall into this trap?

I am just going to put something in here about moderation on the site and my view of it. All the moderators here do so on a voluntary basis and do not get paid or get any particular advantage from ...
Crab Bucket's user avatar

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