It's all about quality now
If users still want to welcome such types of questions, then I can't really alone make this site graduate. If you look at the questions on other religion sites, they are much more quality ones compared to ours.
Coming to the question and why did I put the question on hold?
Reason : Unclear (And not off-topic, there's a difference)
It was about divorce - According to me this is started in modern era where couple signs off their papers and break their marriages so its highly possible that granths will never mention about divorce.
So why closed as unclear?
The question was more of a law thing instead of religion. Hinduism doesn't make provisions, its law which makes provisions. If you don't believe me, search for the words divorce, and hinduism and see what you get. Reframing the question with the words separation, sins etc may sound more clear.
Coming to the second question
but I think it should get close as duplicate of
NO, if you think that it should be closed as a duplicate then your views for dating is wrong. Dating is not sexual intercourse, dating is just a casual meet where a girl meets a boy, they may visit a restaurant, chit chat, and they leave for home. So do you think granth will really explain abut dating now?
What's the issue now?
If users are supporting these kind of questions, then at some point I may hesitate to close them as at the end of the day others will reopen and support such questions anyways. Result could be?
Why I tend to close the above two questions is because they are discussing somewhat modern era actions. It is similar to me asking questions like :-
- Can I kill other players in a PC Game? Does our scriptures say anything about this?
- Can we watch porn? Does scriptures say anything about this?
- Can I visit a Pole Dancing Club? Does scriptures say anything on this?
I could just go on and on and on... So do you think that scriptures will really explain whether an individual should visit a pole dancing club? Divorce is somewhat similar to this and so is the dating question. If you accept these questions right now, it is likely that someone will ask such questions which I shared and if you close it, he will take examples of the questions you shared and will say that if you reopened this then why not mine?
As we all know that the rules will be changed for a particular phase. It's like balancing out the crap vs the good.
What am expecting?
I am now expecting questions which are just excellent ones, not only helpful, but which makes sense in asking and understanding, which shares real knowledge of our scriptures.
Asking questions of "What is" and "say about" will never help the site get better.
I would like to see some questions like :-
Pick any question of this user and see how different they are from others. Unlike other questions its not asking in one or two lines, he researches, he explains and he asks for an answer. Obviously he has What is and say about type questions but they are far more better then most of the questions asked on the site. Apart from that here's my list of excellent questions :-
So I hope users get my point as I've explained well enough. So if you are voting, be it anything, up or down, so read the answer first and don't just vote and run away, voting matters as it shows whether you are supporting the decisions on meta or not, if no time to read then you should move to next answer straight away.
If you downvote, please explain whats wrong with the decision and please suggest an alternative.