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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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If we just change Tags why our questions appear all of sudden to everyone?

Its so embarrassing for me to see all my 6-7 qns at once place when I edited few tags. Any way to revert my edit?
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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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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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(UPDATE: NEW ANSWER RIGHT BELOW) 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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