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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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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 ...
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Is Buddhism.SE meant for theoretical/scriptural purpose only, and not for real-life practice?

Buddhism.SE is meant for real-life practical questions and not only for theoretical/scriptural questions. Or as the Tour says ... Buddhism Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people ...
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What is Buddhism and who is Buddhist?

Tibetan Buddhism and Vajrayana are certainly recognized as part of Buddhism on this site. I was genuinely unaware that chakras are a part of this tradition and so was another moderator. The question ...
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What is Buddhism and who is Buddhist?

Can we please get this sorted out once and for all? If you do see a mistake, then thank you for commenting as you did, to help correct it.
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Don't ask unless Moderators don't feel disturbed a Mohayana rule?

We (the moderators of this site) try to implement the policies of SE, and the specific policies of this site -- there are not specifically "Mahayana" or "Theravada" rules. We ...
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I don't understand the reasoning behind this moderation

I don't understand the reasoning behind this moderation. Well I agree I think it might be a poor question and not "deemed ok" ... or perhaps a fine question but one which is not really ...
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I challenge you to answer this question

I think these posts fall into the old, questionable camp of spiritual combat, and so are not mere trolling. I've run across spiritual combatants before; they claim that it's important to push hard on ...
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I challenge you to answer this question

I think it's disruptive -- and should therefore possibly be moderated. Moderators are human exception handlers, there to deal with those exceptional conditions that could otherwise disrupt the ...
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Should this question (about the historical Buddha living in Sri Lanka) be reopened?

If this topic is controversial, one of the answers to Questions asking for an answer to a controversy ... Instead of changing question to be about controversy it is also possible to just outline ...
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Can this question (about Shoko Asahara) be reopened?

I think the OP is (still) trying to argue that Shoko Asahara isn't guilty of the crimes he was convicted of. That's not really on-topic for this site (but might be for Skeptics.SE; or, I don't know, ...
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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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Should moderators close questions that don't use quotations?

Perhaps it was a misunderstanding. Lanka closed it with the comment, "The mahaparinirvana sutra seems to claim that there is an eternal blissful and pure self" Such a claim needs precise ...
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Can we have a topic to list book recommendations?

In general, it sounds like a good idea. I'm worried about practicalities though. Like you said, posting one book per answer may make too many answers. Multi-book answers will probably look messy and ...
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Can we have a topic to list book recommendations?

It might become a long long list -- too long. Some people can recommend 50 books and more. Upvoting might help (to find popular books). Alternatives: Create some classification (subsections) for ...
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The site's functioning

thanks for posting here on meta. I think you're asking two questions: Why can't I post a comment? Why was the question off-topic? Ideally this site is for Questions and Answers, not for discussions ...
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Should we roll back the edit to this question?

The OP doesn't want more answers, posted a comment: i am done with it, perhaps just close, i see no good coming out of it ... which I suppose is fair enough. So I rolled-back the edit and closed ...
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Is it right to close this question?

Hmmm you are right, the title and content do mismatch. My assumption with closing the question, was that the OP had generic question about the Goal (what is the goal?), and then used nirvana vs. good ...
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"Is Buddhism for me?"

The question is literally "iam at a crossroads in life and iam not certain in which direction I should take". IMO the self-description in the question is, at least superficially, not very ...
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Can I post like this topic?

Did you intend to post it in order to answer this question: Which suttas in the Pali canon are relatively early or late? It looks relevant as an answer to that question, and I would welcome it there, ...
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How can I know and contact pa auk's people who living inside this site?

I don't know. If you removed "inside this site" and just asked, "How can I contact pa auk's people?", that might be an appropriate question to ask the main site. Have you tried ...
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Is this question unanswerable, and why?

I thought it unanswerable, because I thought that the OP intended it as a rhetorical question: A rhetorical question is a figure of speech in the form of a question that is asked to make a point ...
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Reopen question on Anapanasati

I reopened it.
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'Comparative religion' questions

Let us examine a case you cite in order to have "food for thoughts" so as to be able to answer your questions. [The] Lotus Sutra [] is a Mahayana Sutra written by a number of Indian philosophers ...
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