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Directly Deleting unsourced answers without increasing moderator burden with 2 flags per post

Our moderator team been working tirelessly to sort both new and old unsourced answers. Since the moderators are not expected to devote their entire time on the site for mundane activity, it becomes ...
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How do I navigate through the website https://www.hinduscriptures.in/?

I am interested in reading the various Puranas. I have pdf files of a few Puranas, namely the Markendeya Purana, Kalki Purana, and the Shrimad Bhagavatam. In this stack exchange post (Are there any ...
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Mobile site: On All Questions tab, filter by Unanswered option is not persisted through pagination

Steps to reproduce On any phone, Go to https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/ Touch upon "Questions" tab on blue strip on top. Select "Unanswered" in place of "Votes" next ...
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A chat event on discussion on handling poorly sourced answers and on other things

Namaskar! As you'll know we have an Official policy for deleting answers that don't cite sources which now also covers an issue of old unsourced answers. While responding to Why aren't ...
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On the Community user voting and commenting on posts

I have been a user of this site for many years now but till yesterday I have never seen comments from the Community user. The Community user votes on posts too. It has cast 10,718 upvotes and 5,230 ...
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Why can't we allow tags related to criticism?

Anyone who know and follow Hinduism knows well about the criticism on Hinduism by experts from other domains. In India, most of the Hindus are aware of books written by great people like Ambedkar that ...
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Feature request for ‘federalising’ the citation banner

As per moderator request making a separate question. The citation banner is a special feature in our community. This banner can only be added by mods. Recently we faced a shortage of mods due to which ...
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How to get list of top users based on number of answers, questions and both?

Do we have any query to know list of users sorted by total number of answers/questions/posts they contributed on Hinduism SE?
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The "Best" and the most "Underrated" QnAs ever, according to you?

I'm thinking if everyone would be interested in giving a short list of Questions and Answers which in their "humble" opinion are the Best and/or the most Underrated on the MAINS? Something ...
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Checking the list of suspended users

After searching, I found the list of suspended users for mathematics stack exchange site. How can I search for our main site?
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Feature request for ‘federalising’ the citation banner and flagging comments on mobile device, etc [closed]

I’d like to request the following 4 features: 1. Citation banner The citation banner is a special feature in our community. This banner can only be added by mods. Recently we faced a shortage of mods ...
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Does legal restrictions apply to the answers in our main site?

Sanathan dharma has a wide variety of scriptures, covering several topics across the spectrum of universe, human life etc., Many countries (including India) may have contemporary laws that directly ...
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Why is asking personalized advice prohibited?

Isn't the purpose of HSE to help us learn more about Hinduism? The journey to gain more knowledge is personal for many people, as circumstances and difficulties often push a person to take refuge in ...
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How to know the site stat? For example, how many questions are asked per day?

How to know the site stat? For example, how many questions are asked per day? In one post, I read that due to the low number of questions per day this site is still beta. Just curious about the number ...
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Does system also handle few flags?

My two recent flags were declined but I think they were valid ones. A Q was duplicate of 2 questions and in such cases we flag it to mod but after I flagged the Q, OP deleted it and my flag got ...
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Is posting several "trivial" questions in bulk encouraged for the site ? What’s the solution for it?

Summary: a certain user is at large, spamming the site with trivial questions, the answers to which he is aware of, just for votes. Is such behaviour encouraged, if not what’s the solution? UPDATE 16/...
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Bountied question expecting answers with "science behind religious beliefs and practices" an okay trend?

This recently bountied question demands for an answer - scientific explanation behind the practices of vāstu-śāstra. I recently got interested in vastu. What is the scientific reason of all. I know ...
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Why was this request to undelete the answer rejected by the mods?

This top-upvoted answer (to Is the Manusmriti written to favor a particular Varṇa?) written by user17294 (a.k.a Partha Banerjee, commonman, Pratimaputra, etc.) back in 2019 was recently deleted by a ...
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Are YouTube videos to be considered an appropriate source for citations?

Some answers on the Mains cite YouTube videos as sources. Are YouTube videos and also, similar kinds of Videos from other sites too, allowed as effective sources? For ex: If a YouTube video is of some ...
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What is the birth-time, birth-date, birth-place (and possibly birth-chart) of this site?

Is it possible to get the date and time this site 'Hinduism Stack Exchange' was formed? Also is it possible to know where the servers are located? We might be able to form a birth chart for our site ...
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Requests for reopening in meta an encourageable act?

If I asked a question in our main site and someone closes my question. If I believe that the both questions are different. Then is it an encourageable act to present my discussion in our meta site and ...
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My dream of graduation

I always have this thought in my mind. When our main site will get graduated There are many questions, asked by several users, in this site regarding this. Still, due to my consistent thoughts on it,...
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Is it possible to backup chatroom messages and export them?

Is it possible to backup chatroom messages and export them? Actually it is not my question but something that Hindukid had asked me here whether it's possible or not? also, asked, if there is any way....
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Why was this answer deleted?

I'm talking about this answer: https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/46198/4732 As one can see, one moderator has deleted the answer. He doesn't mention anything under the answer (in comments) as to ...
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Is duplication related to answer of a different question valid? [duplicate]

Suppose I want to know the Tithi during Rama's birth and asks a question What is the Tithi when Rama takes birth? If there is another question related to Rama, which is already present in the site ...
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Is Logic and Science really off topic for Hinduism Stack Exchange?

Refer: Political and Scientific questions are off-topic for Hinduism SE Note: I'm not outright saying people need to start asking questions regarding Modern mathematics and Quantum Physics in ...
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Is questions related to contemporary acts. laws etc., are allowed?

There are many laws, acts etc., related to people, whose official religion is Hinduism in India. Suppose, in scriptures, it is allowed to marry multiple ladies simultaneously. But, current Hindus in ...
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Should this bounty be canceled and returned to the user?

What is the validity of Authoritativeness of vedas? This question currently has a bounty and the reason begins with: Are the existing proofs of Veda Apourusheyathva valid in modern scientific world? ...
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Is opinions of (other domain) experts that support scriptures on-topic?

It is well known that several modern experts of different domains do supporting comments about Hinduism. Consider the following questions Are there any modern biologists other than X supported ...
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Require quoting original texts/links in questions

I asked a question long back if we could require questioners to post Sanskrit Text of their quotations. Can we require them to post links of the site when quoting ? e.g. this question and this ...
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Can this answer be made objective, clearly marking sectarian views as sectarian?

When Devi Bhagavatam says Gods as doers of karma and that they are sinners, how they can remove my sin? However, Shiva and Brahma are still under the influence of karma, since they are created by ...
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What is the policy on unverifiable, extravagant claims in answers?

In this Is it possible for the Vedas to have been authored? answer, it is said But as a matter of fact, before the kali yuga, people believed that the Vedas were authored by the Rishis. For example, ...
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Is Indus Valley Civilization off-topic at HSE?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pashupati_seal One seal is said to represent the Pashupati form of Siva. The eminent cryptographer Iravatam Mahadevan thinks Mahadeva and Neelakantha can be deciphered ...
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Why so many upvotes for this question? [duplicate]

Do all Non-Hindus remain as Pretas after death? Why doesn't it fall into the "abysmal posts" category? It seems to be suggesting that any soul that takes birth as a non-Hindu will, after the ...
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Is there a mission statement for HSE? if not, can one be provided?

There seems to be disagreement as to what HSE is about. I understand from this Moderating for knowledge, not truth post that The mission of HSE is to become a high quality reference source of ...
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Is this site suffering from religious chauvinism?

A recent question on the MAINS gets 10 Upvotes. This is the question: Do all Non-Hindus remain as Pretas after death? Now, I want to ask, why should this site reconcile with any question related with ...
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Request to reopen my question

This is the question I asked. It has been closed as a duplicate. But the duplicate doesn't answers my question. My question is about satvik rajasik tamasik food mentioned in gita. And not about satvik ...
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Should formulaic prayers/slogans be allowed?

This is not obviously a site to promote any religion, let alone any sects. some posters include prayers/slogans in their posts like "Jai Shree Ram" and so forth. Is there an official policy ...
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Challenging questionable material post 1

What is the story of Sharaba? The Sharabha Narasimha saga seems to be sectarian escalation and counter-escalation - but Whenever alleged material from canonical Sanskrit sources like Puranas are cited ...
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can we personally block particular users so that we become invisible to each other on HSE?

some posters bait all the time and it would be good to become mutually invisible with them, like on Twitter.
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Beliefs held by one sect/some sects alone need to be explicitly labeled as such in questions and answers

I find the question "Is Brahma a post" deeply offensive. There maybe sects for whom this would be fine - but the question should be explicitly limited to "Does sect X believe Brahma is ...
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Can challenges to incendiary, hurtful material (largely from the past) be fast-tracked?

Lately controversial material is being managed better, with moderators stepping in early. But from the early days of HSE there has been some really hurtful material (to some Hindus) posted, ...
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Can I ask questions about Sikhism?

Can I ask questions about Sikhism because it shares almost the same belief. And there is no website about it.
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What website people use for vedas?

When someone qoutes verses from vedas, which website it is. Because I can't find any good translation of the Vedas. Expect ralff t Griffith. Please give the URL.
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please give reason(s) to move comments to chat

Today comments under a question were moved to chat within a couple of hours, but there are older posts with many comments on the main site. Can a reason be given for moving comments to chat?
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Is it possible to add screen shots in the question?

Is it possible to add screen shots in the question. If yes How
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Discussion about the need of a "Controversial post" banner

As the community mod pointed out here that they can help us get the controversial post banner if the community thinks we need one. Please discuss here and feel free to show agree/disagree by voting ...
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Research Paper as Sources

Should Research papers (especially in reference to Hinduism in any form whatsoever), that are published on eminent or prestigious internet forums or magazines, be allowed and/or considered valid ...
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Can we ask questions by tagging someone personally?

There are many users in Hinduism SE. Can some one specifically ask a question to someone by writing his username. Example : can Darknight(me) ask a question to "jack"(another user). Note :&...
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Please migrate this question to an appropriate site

I'm talking about the question: Is Rama Setu a historical proof of Ramayana? It is quite obvious that the question isn't suitable for our site and that's why it is closed as well. It can't be answered ...

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