I have seen many questions are requesting for an answer referred from Hindu scriptures like:

  • Is it mentioned in any scriptures?
  • What does scriptures say about this?

Since, Hinduism has many scriptures like Vedas, upanishads, puranas etc. I am thinking that all the answers must be referred from scriptures only.

Atleast we should try to give priority to answers from scriptures.

What do you guys think about this?

  • Naturally, answers to these questions must be based on the scriptures. But how can we insist the same rule to all other questions? Giving priority is a good option.
    – user11
    Jul 26, 2014 at 15:48
  • But how can we insist the same rule to all other questions? keeping some kind of rule which is ok to all.. IMO.
    – Mr_Green
    Jul 26, 2014 at 16:15

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  this is an answer, no joke.


There could be answers which do not require reference from scriptures (I have no examples, but there are many answers on main site which do not have any scripture reference). So, I am suggesting OP's to include tag whenever they are looking for answer from scriptures.

  • The fact that there are answers on the site which don't site scripture doesn't mean that it's good that they're not citing scripture. I think we should definitely encourage citation of scripture. Jul 26, 2014 at 21:33
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    We shouldn't only encourage people to quote scripture when there's a scripture tag; citations of scripture should be the default. The scripture tag should be reserved for questions about scripture itself, like this one: hinduism.stackexchange.com/q/54/36 Jul 26, 2014 at 21:46
  • @KeshavSrinivasan I agree that every answer need citation from scriptures. but I proposed this solution because there are many answers on main site which are not sourced from any scriptures. Sometimes, answers are from their knowledge or from some blog as reference. eventhough the fact that the answers are not from scriptures many users are upvoting the posts as a encouragement.
    – Mr_Green
    Jul 27, 2014 at 5:42
  • Another tag used obligatorily? No please... Jul 27, 2014 at 5:48
  • I posted about this on the meta site the first day the site was up. Shog also has a great answer there. I'm traveling so unfortunately I can't libknit but you should be able to find it.
    – cheenbabes
    Jul 27, 2014 at 19:32

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