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Should this 'zen type' answer be deleted?

TL;DR Current consensus is to delete short answers. My personal vote would be to allow some (not all) short answers, only if they are good answers. The moderators should do what the community ...
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For what reason is this question on hold: "Was the Buddha a rationalist?"

For what reason is this question on hold? As I said at the time, I decided you were arguing rather than asking a question. You also previously posted this comment: @yuttadhammo -- Guilty as ...
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Moderating answers which don't answer the question?

Regarding the answer given here, even though the question appears to limit answerers to materialists, it should be fine to answer any question in the site from a Buddhist perspective with information ...
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Explanations of Buddhist "thought-provoking dissonance" in dialectics?

This seems overall a genuine question to gain understanding of how such speech is used and why. There is one suggestion I would make and that is to remove the line that says, "If used on a site like ...
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Explanations of Buddhist "thought-provoking dissonance" in dialectics?

I don't think this will make a good question, for several reasons: It is three different questions in one. This has been your pattern all along, asking a number of questions under a heading - which ...
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Which is more important when a question is a bit off topic: objectivity, or humanity?

I think that question relating to Pali should be on topic as this helps clarify certain options expressed in the Suttas of which most English translations are not perfect and in many cases miss ...
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Why is the 'thought experiment' question so divisive

Any answer to it would be founded completely in conjecture. Any conceivable situation given the pretenses in the question would yield different results dependent upon the infinite amount of varying ...
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Why is the 'thought experiment' question so divisive

I was ditto (at a loss of what to do with this question), i.e. it seems to me too that it's not exactly in breach of any of the defined/specific moderation policy for questions, so I'm not sure I ...
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Moderating answers which don't answer the question?

I've fallen foul of this as well. I deleted this zen type answer because it looked like nonsense to me. Apparently not - it is a legitimate form of answer so I reversed my delete. If I can try to ...
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Are questions with lots of parts on topic?

I think there's a lot of overlap. It's poorly written, I think, with no explanation. Better would be a couple of more general questions around stewardship and the environment. Most of the questions ...
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How to ask questions about different traditions of Buddhism?

The question From the perspective of Theravada is SGI considered a cult? is 'primarily opinion-based', and not a good question (not a question which encourages helpful answers) It's opinion-based for ...
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Which type of Buddhism is for me?

Very important topic! I would not ask this question in such broad form though. I'm afraid this will be like comparative-religion questions, answers coming from limited perspectives of mostly being ...
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For what reason is this question on hold: "Was the Buddha a rationalist?"

I think Krishnaraj Rao should be temporarily banned off the site. Some of his questions may be alright, but their tone and his overall behavior in the comments create too much turbulence and harm the ...
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Is there something wrong with this question about "Buddhism and Relativity"?

I agree that it's not a suitable question for this site (i.e. it is not a question which is likely to attract good answers). Some problems with the question include: I don't think Einstein said that ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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The 'beginner' tag

I am (very) new to the site, but here is my opinion. I believe the subject matter (existing tag) and summary of each question are adequate to allow the user to filter through what they want to read ...
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Judging a question by its "cover"

If a question title doesn't match the question content and the OP doesn't respond to comments asking for clarification, then I think it is ok to edit and improve the question title yourself. However, ...
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Should this 'zen type' answer be deleted?

I'm going to propose the opposite of @ChrisW, just to see which one is preferred. It seems to me, there is an argument for deleting short answers, simply for the reason that they are useless. Unless ...
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Why is the 'thought experiment' question so divisive

To me, the first part of the question, a request to forecast entire society's(!) reaction to hypothetical (and controversial) situation is an invitation to engage in wrong speech and should be deleted....
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How should we deal with fuzzy and hazy questions?

Being new to this forum and still on a learning curve I'm am a bit unclear and hazy on things around here, but thought I might be able to provide a newbie's perspective. From my experience as a ...
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For what reason is this question on hold: "Was the Buddha a rationalist?"

I think the question was off-topic, because rationalism was implied to be correct, and was used as a yardstick to judge Buddhism and the Buddha. Rationalism is just one philosophical theory, just as ...
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Guidance on a particular kind of questions

I didn't downvote so I can only guess. One possibility is that having "Alien", "UFO", and "the Buddha" all in the same sentence was unpopular. I thought that was unnecessary and unhelpful, so I ...
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How to ask this question, which quotes "one word is too many"?

I think Samana Johann is suggesting that the original version was the best, i.e., Title: Is it a good idea to spend time on this website? To say the word is to miss the mark, said a monk, one would ...
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How to ask this question, which quotes "one word is too many"?

Title: Is talking about Dharma beneficial or harmful? Discussing Dharma at length and analyzing it, is this always beneficial or could it be counterproductive? - different traditions seem to have ...
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