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Why aren't we answering on meta?

The question is simple but I think the problem is not so simple. Recently the rate of answering on meta is very poor. For a beta site, meta is like heart. It's where the site decisions are taken, ...
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Is it fine to use derogatry word like Mleccha on this site?

Some time back only I got to know about Mleccha word and if I refer its definition on the internet then it is: Mleccha (from Vedic Sanskrit mlecchá, meaning "non-Vedic", "barbarian") is a Sanskrit ...
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Do we have an ethical liability or not on this site?

There is a more than one month old question on this site which is ripping apart the ethical liability/morality of this site: Are both pleasure experienced by a rapist and the pain by the victim the ...
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Questions asking whether Hinduism is unique with respect to a particular feature?

Consider a question as follows Is it true that only Hinduism has the feature F? Suppose it is clear that Hinduism has a feature F. I want to know whether Hinduism is the only way/religion that has ...
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A Notice About Personalized Advice?

Recently while exploring Christianity Stack exchange , I came across a notice mentioning that The site does not offer Personalized Advice and is not a substitute for advice of priest , pastor or other ...
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Are questions based on plays, novels and television series allowed?

Wikipedia lists plays, novels and TV series among formats of fiction: Traditionally, fiction includes novels, short stories, fables, legends, myths, fairy tales, epic and narrative poetry, plays (...
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How to change my avatar in Hinduism chat?

I need to change (maybe cached at server) my chat avatar in Hinduism chat only. How to do it?
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How can I get answers of my most curious questions?

2-3 of my answers are marked either opinion based or the answers their don't justify fully. Following the rules of site is at one side, but knowing the truth related to Hinduism is not a wrong. Here ...
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Why is it marked as duplicate?

Did Karna think that it was adharma to not appoint Duryodhana as king of Hastinapura? The so called original question is nothing as duplicate.
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Was it reasonable to close this question as opinion-based?

Are both Shiva and Vishnu considered supreme as per Vedas? This question has been put on hold as "primarily opinion-based" by a mod. The automatic reason stated in the banner is: Many good ...
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Is it against the rules of SE to not accept most answers?

Among the most of the answers I get on my questions, either I do not feel the answer is right, or they are opinion based. Some answers (and comments that support their answers) do not share references....
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How did this answer enter the low-quality review queue?

SE usually doesn't let anyone flag an answer with high # of upvotes (such as the one below) as 'Very Low Quality' so how did this answer enter the review queue? N.B. This discussion is not about the ...
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Community guidelines about changing the username?

It's been observed by all of us that generally lot's of users change their username frequently. It's OK and allowed on this site and users can do that at their will. But that sometimes create ...
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Shouldn't Stackexchange change this website structure to Question-Opinion site?

I've seen most answers are opposite from each other. On a single question, multiple answers can be correct, although they are way different, different answer. So shouldn't it be Question-Opinion ...
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Favorite questions and answers from 2nd quarter of 2019

Looking at the positive response from community, in the spirit of encouraging efforts of writing good questions and answers, We are continuing the tradition of Favorite questions and answer from last ...
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Is this kind of citation okay in answers?

We know that we need to cite some sources (preferably scriptures) to validate our answers. Suppose, I write my answer and then simply write "See [Scripture's name][verses locations] for the details" ...
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What are the sites which can be quoted on this site? [duplicate]

Which sites can be quoted on this site as sources of scriptures? I want to ask that while quoting excerpts from sacred texts which sites can be used as link as official texts and valid sources of ...
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Unsourced answers need more time before getting to VLQ queue

Background : While reviewing Very Low Quality, I noticed that some answers which are answering questions or answering partially. What they lack is just a reference. This meta is about discussion ...
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Is there a change in the policy regarding closure of verse translation questions?

There was a huge debate recently on allowing pure translation questions as on-topic. What is the description of Radha's birth from Garga Samhita? English translation of Madhva Bhashya on ...
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Are transliteration questions on-topic for the site?

When I was going through some old questions on the site. I found a question which asks for transliteration of a mantra. What's the English transliteration of this Sanskrit mantra? It received ...
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How to deal with not yet translated texts of Hinduism?

Sanathana dharma got lot and lot of scriptures. Lot of authentic scriptures are in many different languages. But for our main site English is the only language to communicate. Many texts are not ...
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Is there any feature to maintain seperate queue for questions to answer in future?

While going through questions in the main site, I may get some (personally interested) questions that I can answer after some time (days/ months) after some research. In this context, is there any ...
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Is Nyāya Sūtras an authentic Hindu text to use in our main site?

In Hinduism stack exchange, is it allowed to cite or ask or answer any thing related to Nyāya Sūtras by Akṣapāda Gautama?
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Just some fun user stats

We know which users are the most reputed here We know which users vote the most here We know there are 12k+ users here But.. Reputation is based on question/answer score, but does not include ...
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About marking a question Duplicate after four days of posting it

I am here discussing about the question : Which of the six Darshanas are atheistic? It was marked as duplicate after four days of the original question being posted, by one Moderator who answered the ...
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Can users who constantly engage in edit-wars with other users over tags be banned from the site?

Does the system allow for banning users who engage in disruptive behavior of the following nature; User doesn't like the use of a particular tag. Instead of bringing the issue to notice on meta, user ...
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Mods - When are we going to remove mythology tag?

New Community Consensus on use of Mythology Tag very few people care about the pedantic semantic difference between myth & mythology. for all intents & purposes, mythology means imaginary ...
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Overcritical downvoting, when the question directly relates to Hinduism and its propagation

Networking among pujaaris (priests) of various temples in a region I asked this question. According to me, this is related to Hinduism, but it is being downvoted. Is inviting suggestions from other ...
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Duplicate does not satisfy me

Suppose I ask a question on site and it is marked as duplicate. What if the accepted answer of duplicate question does not satisfy me? So even though I am not satisfied with accepted answer of the ...
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Favorite questions and answers from first quarter of 2019

In the spirit of encouraging efforts of writing good questions and answers, I would like to see if we, the community are interested in continuing the idea of Favorite questions and answer from last ...
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Showing relevant formatting option

While writing a post, Hinduism SE site shows "How to Format" option on the right side. Like below: However the part in the circle looks irrelevant for this site. Can we remove this and put some ...
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Self Knowledge, Is this site not promoting Ego by adding followers and who is popular?

I just want to learn about Hinduism and ask question not for being Popular or winning followers. I am merely an ignorant person with many questions. If I let my Ego become inflated with popularity of ...
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Banned from asking questions

I have a question about my Hinduism Stack Exchange post: Is having sex with a woman not married according to Hindu marriage ceremonies, parastreegamana? I keep receiving strange notifications, I don'...
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Tags lacking Hindu words like papa or papam

I recently post a question about if Sanskrit words like papa and atma can be translated to mean sin and soul. If it is appropriate or not. When I clicked the "Post Your Question" button, I received an ...
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Is it encouraged to answer in my local language? [duplicate]

Suppose my local language is Telugu and assume that I'm studying Telugu translated versions of authentic scriptures. Is it encouraged to give an answer in the local language (Telugu)?
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Why is my tag edit for Krishna rejected as spam?

I made an edit suggestion to Krishna tag. https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/24833 The current info is: Krishna is considered as the eighth incarnation among ten principle ...
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Why is this question considered off-topic?

This question. This question is not off-topic. It is asking if a particular action is a sin, and the question which actions are sinful is relevant to Hinduism. Just because the question has the words ...
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Are questions about Shirdi Sai Baba and his teachings on-topic?

Should we allow these questions about Shirdi Sai Baba and his teachings on this site? Did Shirdi sai mention anywhere that he will born again? Why is Sai Baba worshipped on Thursdays in particular ...
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After leaving a chat-room I am still being shown as present in it

Sometimes, it so happens that even after I have duly left a chat-room, by clicking on the "leave" button, I am still being shown as present in the room. It does not happen all the time but only on ...
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pollution influence rain, destruction of earth and people

If you are thinking these are some environmental news headlines, you are mistaken. These are some of the new tags created on the site. As of late, many new tags are being created for every single ...
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Redefine and moderate the caste-system tag

The caste system is the biggest black mark on the face of Hinduism. While the whole of Hinduism is struggling to eradicate it, I think this website is quietly harboring caste feelings. Check some of ...
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On the two recent user bans

Why is one user banned for a year while the other only for 7 days? Why is one user's recent post deleted by a mod as offensive and also warned in comments not to ask such anti-XYZ questions, but why ...
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The tone of language does matter to the health of our site

What we're ignoring The tone of language does matter to the health of our site. Recently many rude/offensive comments and hatred posts have been observed. Most of us might be aware about the issue ...
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How is the word “mleccha” considered offensive?

Recently, many of my questions and answers using the word Mleccha have been edited and replaced with another word conveying a similar meaning, like "foreign" or "christian," etc. I have accepted ...
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To reconcile ancient beliefs to the modern: new tag

Since Hinduism is an ancient faith there is bound to be skepticism with changing times. Believers are often unwittingly charged with a responsibility to interpret and moderate several ancient Hindu ...
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How to handle with answer ratio in our main site?

In area 51, it is showing that answer ratio is 1.6. It means there is 1.6 answer to every question on average. Almost all questions asked in main site are answerable from scriptures only and are fact ...
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'Mythology' tag - Nth discussion [duplicate]

Myth definition: a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or ...
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Why are “narayana” and “vishnu” merged as tags?

First of all it is a sectarian position that they are the same. But by that logic all 1000 names of Vishnu can be merged under Vishnu
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Regarding definition tag [duplicate]

I believe that it will be very useful to introduce definition tag in the main site. A related tag terminology exists in that site but definition tag allows us to properly and precisely define the ...
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What citation standards are expected of Questions?

We follow a ritual about requiring quoting scriptures when answering, with answers getting deleted due to lack of citation. This is to prevent personal opinions which don't have scriptural backing. ...

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