One moderator in this answer writes:
Yes, scriptures should not be used to demean particular caste or gender. Instead, scriptures should be interpreted properly.
The same moderator on the main site has written this answer listing several ways the Vedas can be interpreted.
So I wonder what exactly does this mod mean by should interpret scriptures properly. Does he mean, should be interpreted according to the taste of the majority of users?
AFAIK, most Hindu scripture, e.g., the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana and Mahabharata have several commentaries written on them, and very often there is a disagreement among commentators on some crucial/controversial verses.
One of the most controversial verses of Gita, according to some commentaries, suggests women, vaishyas and shudras are born in sin.
Another example is Manusmriti, verse 8.299. No matter how you interpret the verse, it still supports domestic violence of some form.
Given this, how are Hinduism SE moderators or users going to decide what should be the "proper interpretation of scriptures" in any given answer? I thought this was achieved through voting and users shouldn't be flagging answers, which according to them, have interpreted scriptures/verses incorrectly.
This answer by an ex SE Community Manager clearly says all interpretations are welcome and that SE is not the platform for pronouncing absolute truths. IMO, having an arbitrary rule like "scriptures should be interpreted properly" also falls under this category.
I don't know enough about Hinduism to know which approach will work best, but be aware that users are expected to adopt a respectful attitude toward beliefs they disagree with. There's no room for pronouncing absolute truths.
And yet we have a moderator who appears to be ignoring this basic rule from the early days of the site. A single moderator arbitrarily deciding whether scriptures have been interpreted properly or not in any given answer is definitely a cause for concern.
Maybe this site urgently needs a new rule: "Current site rules should be interpreted properly by moderators"