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Does this site show preference for any particular form of Buddhism?
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Welcome to the site. Does this site show preference for any particular form of Buddhism? I hope that, theoretically, the site has no preference: there are at several meta-topics in which we say that ...

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With reference to the Buddha's 'Ball of Honey' discourse, is it ever possible for a question to 'hurt' or 'offend' a true follower of the Buddha?
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is there any justification for a true Buddhist to say, "... silence him and/or delete his questions, and/or modify his questions so that they no longer offend me"? Yes, I think perhaps the Buddha's ...

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Should we have a new Buddhism stack favicon?
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How can we change the favicon of SE site in Beta? suggests that yes, this may be possible! I think it's a good idea -- so I upvoted your question, and I invite other people to upvote it too. A ...

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Moderation policies for Questions
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This policy has two parts: A long list of various reasons for which a question isn't moderated A short list of other reasons for which a question should be moderated. These kinds of question do not ...

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May I share my research, by posting questions on this site and self-answering them?
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My vote would be "no": that this site is to ask questions and to get answers from other people. Other SE sites allow people to answer their own questions -- but my personal vote/preference/...

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Is there a moderation-guideline to be derived from our experience with these questions?
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Two questions that initially caused great alarm among moderators and others are now I don't see evidence (even when I look for deleted comments) that either of those two caused "initially caused ...

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What are the aspects of Buddhism and it's scriptures that a Buddhist might not like to comment on?
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What are the aspects of Buddhism and it's scriptures that a Buddhist might not like to comment on? You're asking this question on meta so I'll interpret it as, "What aspects of Buddhism should I ...

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New to Buddhism
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If there's a question which you're not sure whether you should ask at all, you could check here on Meta first: you could ask, "Would it be on-topic to ask about YXZ?" FYI the following are the list ...

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Proposal: Pali should be on-topic
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Yes Questions about Pali or Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit should be on-topic and welcome.

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Moderators Promoting One's Own Ego / Agenda than the Benefit of the Site at Large
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I find what you are doing to the site troublesome. I think I do very little to the site. Most of my activity (including editing other people's posts) is as a user, not as a moderator. Users (the ...

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For what reason is this question on hold: "Was the Buddha a rationalist?"
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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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Alternate Accounts
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posting questions that they know are not in line with the intent and purpose of this forum That might be another or a separate problem, i.e. if a question is bad then it hardly matters which account ...

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Should this 'zen type' answer be deleted?
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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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What the possible way to give an alternative answer when there is a difference of opinion with an existing answer?
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A general way to avoid being rude when you're talking with someone is to prefer to use an I-message. For example if they say something which you don't agree with, then avoid saying, 'You' are ...

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Types of Questions and answers which are allowed
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This is a site for asking questions about almost anything related to Buddhism: mostly doctrine probably, also practice and ethics, and some questions about culture. It has elementary questions (from ...

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Some thoughts on the direction of Buddhism.SE
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Ever since the discussion (and user input) which led to this I've been trying to be permissive about questions: to allow as many people as possible (including people new to Buddhism and new to the ...

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Quotations from Pāli
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Apologies for another too-long post from me, and apologies again if I've misunderstood or taken your question out of context. How does one indicate, without giving offence, that an argument from ...

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What does it mean to "be nice"?
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I have four suggestions: Talk about the text (or even talk about a view) but shy away from commenting on people; for example say "This is not a literalist answer" rather than "You are a ...

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When my answer is short, shall I post it as a comment instead?
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No, ideally try instead to post an answer as an answer, not as a comment. Comments are not made for answers: comment are mostly for asking for clarifications or for suggesting improvements to the ...

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Who should our (new) pro-tem moderators be?
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I nominate Robin111: People think that she's really nice when she writes to them: which is all-important She writes rules clearly and carefully She's sensitive to the difficulties of editing other ...

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How can we encourage more good quality questions?
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Could established users ask more questions? Please note this answer: Personally, I find 'seeded' questions irksome; it's generally easy to see that the asker isn't really looking for an answer, so ...

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How Can I find my Community Wiki Question?
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You question and all its answers are at (i.e. continue to be found at) the same URL as before i.e. they are at https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/q/8462/254 When a topic is "converted to community ...

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Do we want community ads for other beta sites?
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Yes I want community ads, but for non-StackExchange sites that are useful/specific to Buddhism (for example, for sites like 'Access to Insight' and/or other sites to be determined later).

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Have review permissions changed?
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The "I'm done" option becomes enabled after you actually do something with that post: e.g. vote it up, or vote it down, or flag it ... I forget whether leaving a comment without voting is enough to ...

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Can we ban "comparative-religion" questions?
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Sometimes such questions are good and useful Sometimes such questions are useful (so a blanket ban might go too far). A "comparison" question might be useful, for understanding (specifically) ...

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How to search for question with less than n answers with m upvotes?
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That level of control/customization in not built-in to the site's default user interface. But, the StackExchange Data Explorer ("SEDE") lets users create and run arbitrary queries. SEDE queries run ...

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To protect the integrity of Buddhism, does BSE take any measures to prevent AI bots here?
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One of the more obvious ways -- to me the only obvious way -- in which "Artificial Intelligence" might be used for creating posts on this site, is someone using a translation tool (like ...

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Can we not do this
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I didn't vote to close the question -- I downvoted it for what seemed to me a lack of research effort and of clarity. That's what a downvote on a question is supposed to mean, I'm not sure what your ...

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Is this an exclusively theravaden forum?
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I think I've understood the question now. No this isn't an exclusive site. Someone people (users) study one school, some another, and some several. We (the community of users on this site) don't ...

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Should I edit spam as well as flag it?
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There are SE people who run a network 'bot which looks for spam. They advise me that it's enough to flag it, and that it isn't necessary to also edit it. Is it OK to edit obvious spam to break links?...

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