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Update the help center page with all off-topic reasons and other changes

Recently, our help center was edited to add a banner like thing on its top. Lines for the scope of our site and guidelines about asking and answering were added to guide the users to appropriate help ...
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Let's delete all old answers from early days of the site that lack any references at all

Inspired by the following comment by @Shog9, I'm proposing to delete all answers from early days of the site that have zero scriptural references and sound like plain opinions. ...the notion of ...
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Research Paper as Sources

Should Research papers (especially in reference to Hinduism in any form whatsoever), that are published on eminent or prestigious internet forums or magazines, be allowed and/or considered valid ...
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Please answer in detail along with references to support your answers

Since past few days, am observing that the new users are answering short answers on the questions which looks more like a comment rather an answer. I will provide few examples to refer, I will write ...
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So can I use a comment as an answer to the question?

I have been going through the unanswered questions list of this SE and was surprised to see how many of the questions were actually answered in the comments. The commentator then virtually abandons ...
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Are Sanskrit Subhashitas valid references?

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 ...
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Are Irawati Karve's books/works valid references for answers on this site?

From Wikipedia: Irawati Karve (15 December 1905 – 11 August 1970) was an anthropologist, sociologist, educationist and writer from Maharashtra, India. One of her books, is used as a reference in ...
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Are questions about Shirdi Sai Baba and his teachings on-topic?

Should we allow these questions about Shirdi Sai Baba and his teachings on this site? Did Shirdi sai mention anywhere that he will born again? Why is Sai Baba worshipped on Thursdays in particular ...
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Can the mods go easy on declining flags on old unsourced answers?

Some of my recent flags asking for citation notice on a couple of old answers from 2014 are declined. In the decline reason, the mod is pointing me to an answer about deleting old unsourced answers ...
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Are the sources used in this answer allowed here?

This answer starts with the assertion: Sorry to burst your bubble, the simple answer is there was no such technology or knowledge at the time. Brahmāstra, Vāruṇāstra and Āgneyāstra are all ...
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Is even Mahatma Gandhi an authority to quote in answers?

This answer, besides using Irawati Karve's book, has also used a quote of Mahatma Gandhi as a reference. Is that even allowed? My question to Mods, which is that FAQ that you have framed with such a ...
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Is “We don't believe in this theory or concept” a valid answer?

We have good guidelines on answering in our Frequently Asked Questions as well as in the default help center in How to Answer pages. A good answer should address the doubts raised in the question. It ...
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Let the users know why a notice is put on their post.

You might be knowing that there is a policy on our site to add citations in answers. There is a list of valid references which are also added in the faq. When there are no valid sources in an answer, ...
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can we have a clear statement what constitutes Pramana for this board?

Only Hindu scripture is Pramana - that is reasonably clear. But there are two caterpillars in the salad: (1) The allegation of "Tamasic Puranas" which non-sectarian modern scholarship has rejected. ...
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Use of sources to validate answers? [duplicate]

So I have been asking my Indian friends with varying degrees of adherence to the Hindu belief system. I'm a little bit confused regarding the use of sources to answer questions. Most of the guys I ...

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