MatthewMartin
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May I share my research, by posting questions on this site and self-answering them?
8 votes

I vote yes, because what the big difference between posting a sincere question and finding the answer your self ten days later and posting a sincere question and the answer immediately. In the linked ...

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What is a "divisive" Question?
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This and other Buddhist sites, be they in the Q&A format or discussion format, really don't have a good way to deal with people who are borderline hostile to Buddhism as a project-- this goes for ...

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New to Buddhism
6 votes

As a veteran of a few different forums I found that they tend to be dominated by the top posters. This is true for all forums and the smaller Stack Exchanges. You pick a forum to participate in, you ...

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Shouldn't Buddhist discussion use modern metaphors (instead of metaphors from the ancient past)?
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Your question has two parts, one is "These people here they..., am I right or am I right?" The other part of the question is, "Why haven't people upgraded the metaphorical language to reflect modern ...

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Newcomers Treating Site Like A Forum
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Yes, but I don't think FB is related. People are asking broad, open ended questions, often with 6 or 7 broad open ended questions. And then long back and forth discussions get going in the comments. ...

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Should we have a policy not to provide koan answers?
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Is it a good idea to provide koan answers or not? Voting will decide. Or should we provide them with a health warning? Nah. No more than any other advice on the internet. Do koans even ...

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Should we edit answers to make it clear which Buddhist school/perspective the answer comes from?
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Yes. If we imagine the alternative, then answerers will have to post a survey of a dozen of traditions on each topic. On the otherhand, people will have to realize that if one person asks-- What ...

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Why so many account deletions?
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(D'oh just notice my answer isn't a direct answer-- the answer is: those people weren't going to be happy here-- an SE site is specialty site like the way wikipedia is) You know who I want on Stack ...

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Questions asking for an answer to a controversy
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I'm not sure, this isn't a situation I've seen often on Stackoverflow or the StackExchange sites I visit. However, on the Buddhist sites I visit, I've seen: A complete ban on talking about Dorje ...

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Should requests for materials be considered on topic?
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As much as I love a useful list, list have proven to be problematic on Stackexchange sites. The format doesn't work well. The list of books can never be canonical. An exception to this is answers ...

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Not sure if I belong here
2 votes

For the question of which Stackexchanges discuss nonduality, this search. Today, it seems Philosophy SE, Buddhism SE, Hinduism SE. I would imagine you'd get Greek tinged nonduality, Buddhist tinged ...

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buddhism.SE not a sangha
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Technically, the Sangha is the community of the ordained monks and nuns. People have just started to use the word to mean Buddhists in general. I think what Buddhism.SE isn't is an institution (like ...

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How should we deal with questions about cultural practices of Buddhists that don't actually conform to the teachings of Buddhism?
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Firstly, a good stackexchange site doesn't deal in primarily opinion based questions intended to be discussion starters. So downvoting and closing questions would deal with some of those mentioned (...

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Encouraging People to Accept Answers
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In the comments, remind people of the benefits of marking an answer: The community can shift their focus to other questions Future readers get one more clue about what the best answer is (answer ...

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How should we handle the different traditions of Buddhism in our answers?
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Encourage people to tag their questions with the sect/tradition in which they want an answer. In fact, without a tag, every question could turn into a survey of the dozens of schools. e.g. "Where do ...

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Is it our responsibility to maintain the secrecy of unpublished texts?
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This should be treated like spoilers to popular movies. For example, here is the top level tantra, the one you get just before you're enlightened: (only highlight or mouse over the text below if you ...

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This site is Elitist Not Buddhist
1 votes

The SE engine is a website type that can be reused for different special interests. It was created to address the problems of forums (e.g. phpBB) and mailing lists. Those online social mechanisms have ...

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On down voting and the Buddhism SE
Accepted answer
1 votes

Just my 2 cents, which is really not different from how I vote on other SE sites. I vote down if it would improve the sort order of answers. Sometimes a mediocre answer has lots of votes and floats ...

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Overt Sectarian Affiliations
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We have to work within the limitations of the stack exchange engine, which was built for software development questions and then later applied to a bewildering variety of topics from cooking to, well, ...

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Community Wiki for Bucket List Questions
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I like narrow book requests better than "what's a good book to read" questions. It actually is difficult to track down book about Shingon, it is sometimes tricky to find published liturgies for some ...

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Questions with assertions which deviate from Buddhism or Buddhist History
1 votes

Vote down incoherent questions or fail to vote them up. Do the same for low quality answers.

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Bad-fit questions: answer, ignore, vote down?
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This comes up on stackoverflow a lot. It really depends on the personalities of the people involved. There is a good argument that responding to bad questions encourages more of that behavior, on the ...

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What to do with answers from a religious point of view other than Buddhism?
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If that answer had been a question, it would have been closed as off topic. Hare Krishna and Buddhism, by my quick google check, are unrelated except that they both started in India.

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