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What happened to the one who answered my question?

This is an answer by someone. Why has his/her username gone? Did he/she leave the website?
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For what kind of Q & A can Wikipedia be used as valid and only reference?

Here's how one of my recent flags was handled by a mod. Wikipedia is not a reliable source, needs a citation banner – sv. Feb 23 at 19:16 declined - wiki can be quoted for this question. A similar ...
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Requesting mods to address the faq-proposed questions

I see there are multiple questions with faq-proposed tags but those aren't declared as status-completed or status-declined. Can one of the mods address this please? My intention to ask is seeing this ...
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Any reason for caps in between the words?

I see multiple posts which use capital letters in between the words (for example, check this link). sarvasya chAhaM hRRidi sanniviShTo mattaH smRRitir jnAnam apohanaM I am seated in everyone’s heart, ...
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Can someone still be considered an authority figure when their view is opposite to that of scriptures?

When I had asked if moderator's position towards new age gurus has evolved then one of the moderators replied all Hindu Gurus and Acharyas are allowed given they don't go against very core ideas of ...
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A question about flagging a post as spam

I have noticed that whenever I flag a question as spam, it immediately receives a downvote. I guess the Community user casts the down vote. My question is, if my flag eventually gets declined will the ...
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Why was citation banner added to this answer?

Why? https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/44774/11726 Does it need a quote verbatim from the Koil Olugu or what?
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Why was this answer deleted by the moderator?

This answer to How do Hindus refute the Muslim belief that the Quran is Apaurusheya? was deleted by a mod a few weeks ago. I don't see any comments under the post by the mod alerting the user as to ...
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Has the position of moderators towards new age gurus evolved?

When I go through the comments of one of the moderators in this question, it seems that it is okay to cite new age gurus if the question is not specifically looking for answers from scriptures. But on ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Hinduism's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering, and ...
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A small suggestion to be considered before sharing personal info

Though we have a great platform to discuss Hinduism and also able to chat. Sometimes some users want to get in personal touch with other users by sharing personal emails, which is completely fine. But ...
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Where have the votes gone? A reflection into the dismal state of the site

An observation of the site over a one year span has revealed a dismal state of voting or shall we say that voting has become virtually non-existent. We have two of our moderators active and flags ...
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Why was the question 'Kaaba of Mecca and the Hindu connection' migrated to History SE?

Kaaba of Mecca and The Hindu connection? on Hinduism SE was migrated to History SE (Was Kaaba initially a Shiva temple?) yesterday with this reason: This question was migrated to History Stack ...
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Close a duplicate question with a question of no upvoted or accepted answers [duplicate]

Consider this question. I want to close it as a duplicate to this question. I wanted to close the first question as duplicate to the second one. But it is showing that This question does not have an ...
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How should the community deal with such behaviour?

After OP asked this question [mirror], it was closed. OP edited [mirror] the question and added the text "[opened]" in the title. Following which I made a comment: Adding [opened] on your ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Due to the short election cycle, the community hosted an abbreviated question collection, which I offered to help curate into a questionnaire. Not every question was selected. All questions were ...
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What should be on the moderator candidate questionnaire?

NOTE: The questionnaire is now up Please post answers below that contain a question you would like to have moderator candidates answer. Since this is abbreviated, we'll take the top 6 answers for a ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Hinduism Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on February 1 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta ...
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How long it will take to reopen my question?

I by mistake made a question about religion and science both. So it was closed. But after it was closed I made corrections and made it a religious question (100%) it didn't have any science.
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Why aren't unsourced answers getting deleted even though the policy says that they should be?

In this answer, Pandya, one of the moderators, says Though we have a policy of deleting unsourced answers after 15 days if sources are not added, we hardly delete the answers. Many unsourced answers ...
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This search yields the correct result only when I'm logged in and not when I'm logged out

I am talking about this search mentioned in this answer. It is supposed to give the number of answers by me (or by any user if the number 4732 is changed accordingly) that are accepted. When I am ...
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The rate at which I accept answers

I'm looking to find the ratio "number of questions from me with accepted answer" divided by "total number of questions from me". This is what I mention as my "answer accept ...
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Should not accepting answers be made mandatory for questions either asking simple Yes/No answer or a reference?

Questions like this & this are either expecting simple Yes/No answer or a reference. References have been given to assert the statement or the proper citations have been provided yet the answer ...
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Need to take down abysmal posts from the main site

I am not active on Hinduism much, but lately, a couple of my friends from here shared a few posts with me from here, which I feel are ridiculous to be even posted in public. Rather than answering such ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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List of avid users who are silent (and possibly chat with them)

From this question, the following is the list of some avid users who are not much active in our main site Keshav Srinivasan♦ Tejaswee The Destroyer♦ Triyugi Narayan Mani Along with them, I personally ...
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If all answers are only perspectives, why are some users trying to delete answers they don't like?

Two of my answers keep getting deleted by the same set of users. And when I eventually discover they are deleted, I have to request other users and mods to undelete them. https://hinduism....
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Small act for improving site stats

It can be observed from the area 51 that we are lagging in answers. And we can see that answers for many questions can be easily answered by some users. But, the users mayn't get time to post the ...
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Please share your problems and suggestions to improve the site

It might be just me but I am feeling that the main site is going nowhere. I feel most of the people are being active here to see how and when to start a debate with others but not how to improve this ...
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What about this image in the user's profile description?

One user profile description is having the following image in it: Obviously it is sarcastic in nature and in a way mocking the users of Hinduism.SE. What are the opinions of the other users here ...
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Is down voting due to personal bias (only) encouraged?

Although less in number, there are some users who has a habit of regularly down-voting the questions which they don't like personally. They do not leave a comment for down-voting. They just comment ...
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Twitter accounts for our main site

Recently I saw a twitter account for Academia SE. Then, I searched for such account for our main site and found an unofficial one by Mr.Alien, which is no longer active. In this context, my doubt is ...
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When users are removed are the votes they had cast on comments removed as well?

I know that when users get removed the votes they had cast on posts are usually removed. Actually it happens more often than not but I know this too that sometimes removal of votes doesn't happen. ...
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How to deal with comments and posts bashing Abrahamic religions?

The road to Taxila As usual in this recent history, everything has been destroyed by the religions of “peace” aka muslims and christians. Are such comments and posts "normal" across SE ...
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Tag Jyotish vs Astrology?

Please use Jyotish as the main tag, and have Astrology redirect to Jyotish, instead of other way around. Jyotish shastra is one of the 6 vedangas, and is an exact science that deals with astronomy (a ...
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Defining Site level CoC

So there were couple of incidents happened which made me post this on meta. Events like this: Event 1: @RamAbloh I don't worship shiva because he is too tamasic for my tastes. Same with his wife. ~ ...
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Definition for science speculation to our main site

I read some questions and answers on our meta site to get an idea on scientific speculation. But did not get the whole idea. My current ideas are as follows: Any statement that completely belongs to ...
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A question about reputation loss while downvoting

I have observed that these days if any user downvotes a question then they don't loose any points. From this link from the Help page we find the following regarding when we loose reputation points: ...
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Is this trolling and what can we do?

Be the judge and decide who is trolling who from the below comment thread. As you can see, three community members are trying to help a fellow user to let him understand that Wikipedia is not a valid ...
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How are these answers answering the question?

I am talking about the question: Does the Aitareya Brahmana ask sudras to serve the other three castes? It is quite specific and clear. It asks whether the Aitreya Brahmana really asks the Sudras to ...
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Is there any component of opinion based in Indra's question?

I recently posted a question and its answer. Question received 3 down-votes and answer received 2 down-votes and 2 close votes. In the body of the question, I clearly asked that Are there any modern ...
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Can flags raised on this site be handled by Mods of other SE sites?

Sometimes I have observed that my chatroom flags are being handled by Mods from other SE sites. Can the flags that I raise on posts on Hinduism.SE be similarly handled by other sites' moderators or by ...
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A question on bounties offered

From here one can see that the user Pradip Gangopadhyay has earned a bounty of 500 points on Nov 22 that was offered by user sv. And, for the same answer he earned a bounty of another 500 points today ...
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Request to not to delete the responses

As I observed, many users are posting some comments and when they get a reply (which either helps them or not), after some time they are deleting their comment. Even this is happening with posting ...
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Cannot comment to user

regarding Astras How to message to user13155 for discussions ? It does not show up to users by tag.
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Can we please merge more questions?

I think there are many questions for which the answer is the same, because the same scriptural message answers them all. There are also many questions where the answers are so interrelated and similar ...
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Can one expect a new moderator in short time?

There are atleast a couple of posts in our recent past about the need of increase in moderators. And then a potential question has been floated. Community gave a grand welcome to the idea with 16 ...
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Why is this answer deleted?

This post answers the question and gives information that is not just a link (what happens to Arjuna): Screenshot:
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Is it recommended to open a tag for considerable persons in scriptures?

Sanathan dharma contains plenty of scriptures and scriptures contain plenty of persons. Some are very significant: Rama, Krishna, Pandavas, lakshmana, Nala etc., Some may be considerable: Dhaumya, ...

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