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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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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 ...
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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

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
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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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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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My apology to people I offended

For all worldlings these kind of situation arise. More so if one has a hateful temperament: Greedy: the ten foulness meditations; or, body contemplation. Hating: the four brahma-viharas; or, the four ...
Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena's user avatar
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Should this question (about the historical Buddha living in Sri Lanka) be reopened?

It seems to me this question has four problems: It's not about Buddha's philosophy, teaching, ethics, meditation, practice, experience, or interpretation. It looks like OP is trying to promote their ...
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Is this an exclusively theravaden forum?

I think I've understood the question now. No this isn't an exclusive site. Someone people (users) study one school, some another, and some several. We (the community of users on this site) don't ...
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3 votes
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Can we not do this

I didn't vote to close the question -- I downvoted it for what seemed to me a lack of research effort and of clarity. That's what a downvote on a question is supposed to mean, I'm not sure what your ...
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3 votes

Should moderator act political?

The moderators of this site are also "users" or "members of the community", not only "moderator". And rules apply to all users (including moderators), for example: The ...
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3 votes
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why is there a buddhism meta forum?

Every StackExchange site has its own Meta site too. Buddhism Meta SE is meant for Q&A on the operations and moderation of Buddhism SE. So, if you have any technical questions (like "why have ...
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2 votes

Can this question be reopened?

Some observations: We should not always assume a question will have the right assumptions as the users may not know completely about Buddhism. This gives the opportunity correct such view on Buddhism ...
Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena's user avatar
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Best way to ask a question that may founded on incorrect assumptions

It's like a visit to the doctor, where you know you have a complaint but don't know what the cure is. Similarly you have a question but you don't know what the answer is. The question is inevitably ...
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2 votes

What should our Policy be on Link only Answers

Usually I would read the reference in the answer, and edit the answer myself to make it match our standards: To demonstrate what our standards are To make it easier for the new person who answers In ...
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Is Lamaism derogatory or neutral?

The term 'lamaism' is indeed derogatory and is never used inside the community. We call ourselves Vajrayana or Mahayana. In actuality, we refer to ourselves much more often as Mahayana than Vajrayana. ...
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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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2 votes

Buddha or Buddhism?

This site welcomes questions and answers about Buddhism: including all forms/schools of Buddhism. On this site, it would also be also on-topic to ask about Buddhist history, culture, art, and so on --...
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