Are Sanskrit Subhashitas valid references on Hinduism.SE?
Can they be considered as Hindu scripture when it comes to citing them in answers here to back up your views?
I didn't think they qualify as proper references because most of them cannot be traced back to their authors or any Hindu scripture. According to Wikipedia:
The authors of most Subhashita are unknown. This form of Indian epigrammatic poetry had a wide following, were created, memorized and transmitted by word of mouth.
So I left a couple of comments under one of the answers that was entirely based on Subhashitas and requested the user to update the answer using other more credible Hindu scripture. But now I see that both my comments under the answer have been deleted (by one of the moderators here?) without a follow-up comment clarifying the issue.