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Theravada and Mahayana

Maybe create separate sub sites for each one? Good heavens, no! The Catholics and the Baptists and even the Mormons get along fine at Christianity.SE, and the Sunnis and the Shias coexist peacefully ...
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Should we have a 'Kundalini' Tag?

I'm afraid your question was closed down - I believe this is a Hindu concept and as such the question belongs on our sister site Hinduism SE Hope you get the answer you are looking for over there.
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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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Theravada and Mahayana

The first thing we have to consider is how uncertain it still is whether we have enough interest in a single Buddhist site to allow the beta to succeed - we need to reach quotas on visits, questions, ...
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Should we have a tag for sceptical questions?

I would just like to reaffirm that I think that this is a good idea. I think that these questions would be good candidates for the skeptic tag Can the elements of Buddhist Cosmology be confirmed? Do ...
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Ahimsa vs. non-harming vs. non-violence

So, googling "non-harming buddhism" gives 145,000 hits. The term is used by Gil Fronsdal, who says The Buddhist word for non-harming is ahimsa, the same word Mahatma Gandhi translated as “non-...
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Is [the-buddha] tag misleading?

I don't think it is terribly misleading - Wikipedia notes that the historical Buddha is generally understood to be "The Buddha"; Straight Dope says the two terms are synonymous, etc. I wouldn't think ...
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Should we have tags for part of the Tripitaka?

I think yes. Because there are some suttas with same name but in different locations of the Tripitaka. So it is a good practice to add a tag or a reference. For example, I have seen 5 suttas named "...
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Which tags for questions on texts?

Great suggestion! I would make canon a synonym of pali-canon (is there any other canon in Buddhism?) Not all texts belong to either pali-canon or sutras though, even in Theravada e.g. Milinda-panha, ...
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New Tag Proposals

Tags don't have an independent existence. Questions have tags. If you ask a question, or see a question, which would benefit from the addition of a tag which doesn't currently exist, then add it*. You ...
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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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Tagging questions on precepts

If we need tags for the individual precepts, they should definitely be first-precept, second-precept, etc. This appears to be the most canonical and least ambiguous way of referring to them. ...
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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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Editing meta-tags

We can't let your enthusiasm go to waste! I'm inclined to say, go ahead and do the above. Deep bows and thank you. Should I ask for permission/discussion of specific tag-edits (e.g. as listed above)...
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Merge the lay-buddhism and laity tags

To me these are different concepts. lay-buddhism. A Buddhist sect/movement without a significant monastic component e.g. Triratna Buddhist Community (where I practice) laity - the lay community ...
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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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Should we merge the two sutta-related tags (i.e. suttas and sutras)?

I wonder if they have the same use in practice. In my experience, Mahayana Buddhists tend to use 'sutra' and Theravada Buddhists tend to use 'sutta'. Although it wouldn't seem incorrect to me to ...
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Should we merge the two sutta-related tags (i.e. suttas and sutras)?

We had a meta question on Sanskrit vs. Pali as preferred language for tags and questions, and while I was in favor of Sanskrit as a more linguistically complete language of the two, a decision was ...
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Should we merge the two sutta-related tags (i.e. suttas and sutras)?

I would say yes. The best thing would be to use synonyms in my opinion. High rep users such as yourself can suggest them but to be honest since we are a smaller site they never get enough users to ...
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Shouldn't we have a "Sankhara" tag?

I'm not sure I have an answer but here are a few thoughts. Tags aren't really important for single well-defined words. Take "dukkha" for example: you can find lots of posts by searching for 'dukkha' ....
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Shouldn't we have a "Sankhara" tag?

You cannot create tags independently on this site. They should be created when asking the question by users who has enough privileges to do this. I believe you wanted this tag added to the following ...
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Proposal for retagging meditation questions

its just based on how stack overflow does software versions. So TFS is a tag ( team foundation server) but there are also tags for tfs-2012 tfs-2008 and so on I think that's a good idea, and is ...
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Personal-practice tag

Well I guess I thought it was a good idea but i just wanted to open it up a little. The practice I think has become a bit of a dumping ground so I wanted to tidy it up a bit I think there was two ...
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Should we Have New Tags for Question on The Path and The Fruit, Stages of Sainthood, and Fruit of Attainment?

I think the general principle of tagging is that people should just tag questions as makes sense to them. We can always retag if it doesn't make sense and I believe tags can always be removed entirely ...
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Is [the-buddha] tag misleading?

Personally, first time I saw the-buddha it was not immediately apparent to me what it was referring to. In this sense, gautama-buddha or historical-buddha would be more obvious, except I would flip ...
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Is [the-buddha] tag misleading?

I would suggest to use a tag historical-buddha. It would still have Buddha word in it, but it would also imply that we mean a real person rather than a Buddhahood or some specific Buddha form.
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Theravada and Mahayana

It seems to me that if a questioner who wants an answer specific to either Theravada or Mahayana, then they should frame and tag the question that way. If an answer is given for the other tradition, ...
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