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Anyone who has been regular on HSE in the last few days knows that a certain user has an agenda on certain sects, on figures of authorities in Hinduism etc. Even though his questions look for open ended answers, the moment a comment/answer is contradictory he replies with disparaging remarks. And then comments have to be flagged for intervention. Others have advised him to try skeptics SE, but for some reason he is interested in referencing hinduphobic websites in his Q&A.

Incidentally while typing the above paragraph, this question came on top of similar questions :-) . So I am interested to know whether user's past behavior has any bearing on moderator's decision making process?

EDIT : This is not a duplicate of this question because 1) It comes across something more than political agenda 2) I have also asked about policy to deal with repeat offenders 3) The question being proposed as similar does not have an answer

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    haha looks like you're new here :P ? This is like the 4th time he got banned, patiently waited for the suspension sentence to be completed, and now back to his trolling ways. It provides us with comic relief from time to time.. It's like Jarasandha attacking Mathura, losing, coming back, losing, coming back. lol – mar Mar 3 '20 at 5:40
  • There are some Qs already on "users having hidden agenda" like this and this. So, your Q might turn out to be a duplicate.BTW its not about one or two users, my perception is, right now, the site is dominated by various kinds of skeptics. This is a site for people to learn more about Hinduism. But, what these users are here for is seemingly to demean Hinduism – Rickross Mar 3 '20 at 6:06
  • At some point I will try to figure out how he ended up with so many rep points. Btw perhaps a silly question - how does one ensure that upvoting does not result in apatra Dana. After all a user racks up rep points and then reveals true colors which includes misleading new users and demean hinduism – Carmen sandiego Mar 3 '20 at 6:23
  • Rep points don't mean anything any longer. Previously one upvote on a question would have given u 5 points and one upvote on an answer 10. Now, for both the cases its 10. Its very easy to get rep points now... This rule change, which occurred around few months ago, is the most unjust thing to happen here IMO. @Carmensandiego – Rickross Mar 3 '20 at 6:48
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    Does this answer your question? Should we allow users with political agendas on this site? – Say No To Censorship Mar 3 '20 at 10:17
  • @sv - If you are going to vote this question as a duplicate of another one, then please make sure that the latter has an answer. Secondly nowhere have I said in my question that this user has a political agenda. Perhaps some ulterior agenda. But then I am not surprised with your vote given your inclination to even close the Yoga question. – Carmen sandiego Mar 3 '20 at 10:24
  • Unlike the main site, on meta, we can mark questions duplicate of others without answers - that's just how it works. Besides my vote is not final word. Re: your yoga question - I wasn't the only voter, there were 4 other voters who also voted to close your question, yet I was the only one who took time to explain to you why it's opinion-based. Please remember, this is a community-based website so you need to convince the community why they should allow your question. – Say No To Censorship Mar 3 '20 at 10:39
  • @sv - And I had already commented how you are judging the book by its cover. If others had bothered to comment while voting to close I would have replied accordingly. And on this question, once again you are just voting blindly despite no similarities in the questions. Sure the other question may not have had an answer, but if there was an answer it would have provided some direction to others like me – Carmen sandiego Mar 3 '20 at 10:44
  • @rickross - where is your outrage when adherents of a certain minority sect have been denigrating beloved deities of hundreds of millions of Hindus from day 1 of HSE to today? they might answer what we are citing is in "scripture" - sectarian scripture that is - they have been dishing it out all the time - they should be man enough to take it also. – S K Mar 3 '20 at 10:55
  • This @rickross hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/27087/… attacks your religion. But t is supposed to be scripture, that denigrates a story that moves the devout to tears even today. the position "EVERYTHING IN SCRIPTURE IS LITERALLY TRUE" is not tenable about any religion. – S K Mar 3 '20 at 13:11
  • EXACTLY @rickross - I would add "Modern" to your "mainstream". Once you see peoples' posts through the lens of modernity - it would become clear who the constructive and destructive posters are. I'll also cite "puranamityeva na sadhu sarvam" – S K Mar 3 '20 at 13:43
  • 'but if there was an answer it would have provided some direction to others like me' - here's one answer, another, and another. – Say No To Censorship Mar 3 '20 at 23:04
  • re: your yoga question, you can always flag the mods to reopen it or do a post on meta on why it should be reopened. – Say No To Censorship Mar 3 '20 at 23:08
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    @ram It is truly a testament to how persistent, patient, and resilient he is. He even becomes back on the day of his year-long suspension being over. – Ikshvaku Mar 3 '20 at 23:48
  • @sv - Oh i did flag for reopening , but apparently flags are only meant for content that require intervention. – Carmen sandiego Mar 4 '20 at 3:40

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