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Correcting English?

The general consensus at SE is that this is okay, and even encouraged (see, e.g. Meta.SE: Is it acceptable to edit broken English?). We want the information here to be useful to as many people as ...
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7 votes
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AD and BC or CE and BCE?

No one but a devout Christian should be using AD and BC anymore. The Gregorian calendar is standard in Thailand and Sri Lanka, but the Buddhist calendar follows the moons. So, in Thailand, today is ...
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What language should our tags be in?

Providing a suggestion here, as a possible solution, instead of commenting further on the question. I suggest that since the Buddhism StackExchange relies heavily on searches, it would benefit from ...
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Who corrects the spelling on the tags?

You can always make suggested edits to improve posts. The changes won't take effect immediately, though - they have to be reviewed first. While you're right that we don't have users with enough ...
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Correcting English?

From the perspective of someone who's post has been corrected with regard to spelling and grammar, I didn't mind. It feels a little bit like a reprimand, but a fair and necessary one. I'm not a native ...
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Correcting English?

I think it is a good idea to edit for spelling and grammar. Native English speakers make mistakes as well. But I do think it is important to account for the writer's style and cadence. I recently had ...
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Can we have unicode tags here?

Here is a list of tags that need unicode in order to be spelled correctly: pratityasamutpada - should be "pratītyasamutpāda" (macrons on ī and ā) samsara - should be "saṃsāra" (underdot on ṃ, macron ...
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Can we have unicode tags here?

As @bytebuster points out in his answer, if we don't approach this correctly, this could lead to an unmanageable explosion of synonyms, once you account for differing transliteration/transcription ...
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Correcting English?

Sometimes it is difficult for me to proof read my posts, so I appreciate feedback on such things as well.
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What language should we favour in the text of a question e.g. Kamma or Karma or both

I'm in favor of Sanskrit as the more regular/formal of the two. Pali for me is like a vernacular version of Sanskrit, slightly mumbled and simplified.
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Can we have unicode tags here?

SE engine already has Unicode in tags. Some sites, like Russian.SE widely use them and even keep Unicode versions as main ones. Yet another consideration. samsara is a transliteration (to Latin ...
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