Crab Bucket
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Should moderators refrain from closing any questions?
2 votes

I think in an ideal world moderators would only rarely close questions. There would be enough members of the community to cast the 5 close votes required and close down the question. However as we are ...

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Whats the different between censorship and moderation? How can one prevent to fall into this trap?
3 votes

I am just going to put something in here about moderation on the site and my view of it. All the moderators here do so on a voluntary basis and do not get paid or get any particular advantage from ...

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How to do better with this down-voted question?
1 votes

A very fair meta question. I downvoted this question and I don't so a lot of downvoting really. For me I like to see questions that are to the point. If they are excessively verbose then I don't like ...

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What is the meaning of *modern World*?
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I created the modern-world tag in the early days of the site. I intended it to be used to tag any questions that have something to do with the modern world as we live it now and how practice and the ...

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Should we merge the two sutta-related tags (i.e. suttas and sutras)?
1 votes

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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Sharing the reputation
2 votes

I think the only other thing that could be done is for (higher) rep users to put bounties on certain questions to encourage answering and spread the reputation around a bit. I personally think that's ...

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Not everyone has English as their first language. Thanks to the moderators (but who are they?)
3 votes

Just in the way of introduction I'm Tim Brown (Crab Bucket on this site). I've been a practising Buddhist for about 8 years with the Triratna community though my commitment does ebb and flow. I live ...

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Should we have a 'Kundalini' Tag?
6 votes

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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Turmoil, yet Balance
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I noticed this and I think the two things are related. One of the other moderators termed this kind of thing "growing pains" and I think it might be. Our site is now a successful stack exchange site ...

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Should we have a tag for sceptical questions?
3 votes

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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The Direction of Buddhism SE
4 votes

This isn't good. I think we are simultaneously experiencing an upsurge in activity and a collapse. I don't want a debate format either. I think we really need a discussion about what the site could ...

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Do we encourage users to choose the best answer?
3 votes

Although we are actually about average according to @ChrisW's analysis I've always felt we should be accepting more answers. I think part of the problem is that for a lot of questions there doesn't ...

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Moderating answers which don't answer the question?
Accepted answer
3 votes

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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Overt Sectarian Affiliations
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Can I put a suggestion in which might be a bit controversial. If there is an answer that is from a particularly sectarian viewpoint that is unacknowledged then someone that spots it could edit the ...

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Wikipedia as a source
2 votes

I personally have no problem with wiki links. I think that Wikipedia is pretty authorative. There is some research that says that it has about as many factual errors as the Encyclopedia Britannica. It'...

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Do we want to keep open interview style questions?
1 votes

I'm a fan of one (or a few tightly coupled) points per question. If it were up to me I would politely asked the OP to focus the question to one or two key points and possibly ask the other points in ...

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Can I set the order of the Tags in a Question?
1 votes

Sorry as you've found out the tags aren't orderable and Buddhism SE can't change that. I really appreciate that you care about the non-duality tag. Thank you for that. It's people taking an interest ...

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How about a 'resource' tab?
Accepted answer
2 votes

What about amending the help page to include some useful resources? I've just found out that moderators can edit some of the sections. I've mocked up how the help page might look. This seems like a ...

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How should this "re-open"-post be reviewed?
1 votes

I think I'm on the permissive side when it comes to questions but I would personally vote to reopen this question. I'm a supporter of comparative-religion questions and I've argued for them here. I ...

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Why can we see deleted answers?
1 votes

I think its because we are in beta and the rep boundaries are lower. Users of 2K rep or more can see deleted posts so for your average user the site looks clean. Its only us at the giddy heights of 2K ...

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Quick overview of the essential Dhammas in Buddhism
1 votes

That's enormously helpful. I was going to ask a question about all the lists to see if someone had collated them - but it's already been excellently done here. I'm not sure about the best way to get a ...

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How do you vote?
3 votes

I think I'm one of the most prolific voters on the site so I might be on the outer boundaries of this but ... I vote a question up when (one or more of these is true) I've answered it. If I'm ...

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Who should our (new) pro-tem moderators be?
6 votes

Could I put myself forward please. I've found myself really wanting the site to be a great resource for Buddhism and also a welcoming place for new and old. I'd like to help maintain and support it ...

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Choosing a book for book of the month club?
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I've been recommended A Seeing That Frees by Rob Burbea. It's a recent book about insight practice and emptiness. It's not free but the ebook edition is about half the price of the print version. I'd ...

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Could / Should we hold informal moderator elections?
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Even if unprecended I think it could be a good idea. Personally I would like to see 3 moderators who are active and who want to do the job. We are a different community to when we came out of beta. ...

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Personal-practice tag
1 votes

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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How to get Questions Answered
2 votes

I find it useful to edit questions that aren't getting enough attention. If no one is answering then maybe the question needs to be clarified or refined or maybe refocussed. This also has the happy ...

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Is the discussion of Taoism acceptable?
2 votes

We have taoism which gives a good idea of the type of questions that work but they always relate to Buddhism in some way. Personally I'm not convinced they are similar enough to be interchangeable on ...

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Merge the lay-buddhism and laity tags
2 votes

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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Can we ban "comparative-religion" questions?
6 votes

I think I might be a prime offender here. I've posted 6 of these and I wrote the tag wiki. I think I might have even created the tag originally so I really ought to post. So in no particular order ...

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