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Buddhism.SE -- Potential Moderator Election -- Community Interest Check
8 votes

I'm surprised to see no nominations (including self-nominations) since 5 days from the time this was posted. In comparison, in 2015, six nominations were made within 7 hours of the posting. I would ...

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Should we have a new Buddhism stack favicon?
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6 votes

Here are some designs for evaluation and comments by the moderators and the community. They are based on "Unicode Symbol: ☸ (U+2638: Wheel Of Dharma)". I post them here as square PNG images for ICO ...

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2020 Moderator Election - Results
5 votes

Thank you Cesar M. I accept the election results and consent to join as a moderator of Buddhism.SE, in close cooperation with the existing moderators of Buddhism.SE. I will just repeat my nomination ...

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What about self-answering questions?
4 votes

Generally, what I like to do is to post a question sincerely i.e. where I do not know the answer to the question. Then I choose the best answer to the question, and this must come from others. However,...

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Is puthujjana used as a pejorative on this site? Should that be allowed or should it be moderated?
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3 votes

The term "puthujjana" by itself is not a pejorative but it may have been used as a pejorative by some users. Please see the Buddhism SE Code of Conduct which says the following on ...

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Does editing questions affect their position in the feed?
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2 votes

Does editing questions affect their position in the feed? Am I to understand that every time I'd edit a question, it would resurface in the question feed? Yes, it does. It will bring it to the top of ...

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Disparity in answers
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2 votes

The most obvious reason is affiliation to different schools of Buddhism. For e.g. a Theravadin might tend to relate something to not-self (anatta), while a Mahayanist might tend to relate the same ...

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The Buddhism site and moderators
2 votes

I can understand that you have a different opinion on what "anicca" means. But to rant here that we're going to hell for saying "anicca" means "impermanence" is forcing your views upon the community ...

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Is it not possible to split this platform into Theravada Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism?
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I disagree that Buddhism SE should be split into different sects for the following reasons. Firstly, the fundamental doctrinal core of the different sects or traditions are the same. In Christianity,...

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For what reason is this question on hold: "Was the Buddha a rationalist?"
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I think the question was off-topic, because rationalism was implied to be correct, and was used as a yardstick to judge Buddhism and the Buddha. Rationalism is just one philosophical theory, just as ...

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What to do if I am a victim of revenge downvotes?
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1 votes

StackExchange has an automated script to scan voting patterns and automatically reverse any abnormal patterns of serial voting (both downvotes and upvotes). However, this runs once every 24 hours ...

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I think the community should use the Theravada/Mahayana tag more if they don't want fringe answers
1 votes

If the OP wants answers specific to the Theravada tradition, then he or she has to use the Theravada tag. If an answer can even be narrowly or marginally interpreted as being related to the tags, then ...

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I suggest moderators to be allowed to rule on what is and isn't Buddhism
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Here, we are focusing on answers and not questions. The moderators will definitely delete answers which are: Spam Rude and abusive content - this may include rude criticism of other Buddhist schools ...

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Are "Where can I buy X" questions allowed?
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Questions like "what is the name of this Buddha or Bodhisattva or Dharma Protector?" referring to statues or pictures is OK. The intention is to identify the statue or picture. But asking &...

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Is Advaita "Buddhism"?
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All Vedanta schools must have Atman at the core of all sentient beings (Bhagavad Gita 2.17-30). If it does not, then it is not Vedanta. Regardless of whether it is Dvaita, Advaita, Visishtadvaita, ...

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Why do Dharmafarer URL links to Piya Tan's publications not work anymore?
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To fix the Dharmafarer URLs, change from: http://dharmafarer.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/14.13-Khemaka-S-s22.89-piya.pdf To: http://www.themindingcentre.org/dharmafarer/wp-content/...

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Is "Why do secular Buddhists follow the 4NT?" a valid question?
1 votes

I'm saying that there's a doctrinal and logical conflict between "no rebirth" and "ending of suffering is ONLY by ending of craving", because "no rebirth" implies that suffering can be ended by death (...

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The Direction of Buddhism SE
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The Lonaphala Sutta is apt in this scenario. "Suppose that a man were to drop a salt crystal into a small amount of water in a cup. What do you think? Would the water in the cup become salty ...

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How can I promote my Buddhist site, product or service?
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Firstly, please read "How to not be a spammer" from Buddhism SE's Help center. Any post (question or answer or comment) that exists solely to promote a site, product or service, and serves ...

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How are such non-answers ok? Flag declined!
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First, regarding Stack Exchange policies on answer deletion vs. downvotes: The moderators will definitely delete answers which are: Spam (which of course, is unrelated to Buddhism) Rude and abusive ...

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To protect the integrity of Buddhism, does BSE take any measures to prevent AI bots here?
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Stack Exchange's own bots are pretty harmless, and generally do clean-up activities like mass-correcting linked URLs. They also bring up some old questions to the top of the feed to encourage activity....

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Does SE have a policy about linking to one's own research, sites, and blogs?
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This answer defines the Meta SE policy on this topic. I quote it below: In my experience, posts with links are not downvoted if all these conditions are met: you paraphrase the content of the linked ...

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What can we do to attract experts?
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To create a new question from this As suggested by Suminda, I think a weekly or fortnightly topic challenge might be interesting, though I'm not sure how much participation would be generated. This ...

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