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Monthly Answer Challenge: Answer old unanswered questions!

🧨 Happy Deepavali 🧨 I am thinking to introduce a "Monthly Answer Challenge" on our site to keep enthusiasm among users and more precisely to appreciate answers on this site! Several beta ...
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The tone of language does matter to the health of our site

What we're ignoring The tone of language does matter to the health of our site. Recently many rude/offensive comments and hatred posts have been observed. Most of us might be aware about the issue of ...
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Please stay away from Shiva vs. Vishnu debate

I've been finding that we, the Hinduism StackExchange community sometimes face the issue of Shiva vs. Vishnu debate[1] which leads to the rude or offensive contention in comments, chats and even ...
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FAQ Index for Hinduism Stack Exchange

Community FAQ For Hinduism Stack Exchange and Hinduism Meta Stack Exchange For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. HinduismSE is part of a wider network; for issues that ...
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Can we have a suggestion for meta post “Guidelines for new users answering questions” at the answer popup?

We often found that answers from new users are comments/opinions/lacking sources. So, we've to introduce how to answer and Guidelines like citing sources to them. When a new user first time writes ...
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Should we allow words of Swamis as sources who face (legal) allegations?

It's unfortunate to Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) that there are apparently some fake Babas or Swamis who exploit gullible people in India and abroad. Even few famous saints or Swamis face legal ...
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A call to action: what do you want to see here?

As you may have noticed, the big news of the day is that your moderator team has changed. I thought I would take this as an opportunity to issue your community a call to action. The moderators on any ...
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Let's prepare the layout and contents for “Useful resources” at help center

After discussion on About providing useful resources at our help-center, Now it is time to create the layout and provide content for the section "Useful resource" at help center. So, Let's build ...
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Who all are authority or qualified to post an authoritative opinion on religion, spirituality and Hindu Dharma?

In the absence of any scriptural reference, written works of scholars, researchers and popular personalities can be used which must be providing a relevant answer. The above is taken from this answer,...
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Where is the Hinduism SE FAQ?

As a new user of any site I first have a look at the faq of the site. I could not find the FAQ for this site containing the rules and regulations of this particular site (like what questions we can ...
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Can we revisit the sources required rule?

There are a few answers based only on what the user knows and which do not provide any citations, what exactly do we do in these cases? From Can we enforce quotations of scripture references?, we get ...
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Lets maintain some quality on the site

I wanted to share this few days back but for some reason I was hoping that it would get fixed but no, its getting bit worse. As I see, site is progressing really well, but with a low quality issue. ...
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What should we do about opinion based answers?

I'll keep it brief. Browsing the site today and saw this: Is the ultimate purpose of life only to serve God? There are 7 answers on there, and except for jabahar, everyone just gave some wishy washy "...
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Standard comment suggestions for site issues

Recently, I had asked a question to request standard comment suggestion for no source answers. but that question was for answers which were copied from other sites and didn't include the source link ...
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Do we require to cite sources/scriptures in philosophical thinking?

What does this website's name stand for? (SanAtan) Dharma vs Hinduism Looking at the vast knowledge of members here, I often feel that what we majorly discuss here is SanAthan Dharma disguised as ...
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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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