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The copy-paste issue, Hinduism version

tl;dr Please stop posting answers that are just copied out of Wikipedia or some random blog. If you see these things and they don't cite a source, flag (either "very low quality" or "other" and ...
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1 answer
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Guidelines for new users answering questions

Given the nature of the subject, many questions will undoubtedly get different answers, views and opinions. But to keep the site as authentic as possible, certain guidelines should be followed while ...
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16 votes
5 answers
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Users asking for scientific answers / reasons

I think this is in a way duplicate to my other question here but that's for questioning and I recently hit a bump with a user where he was asking for a scientific reason. When I tried to explain that ...
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24 votes
2 answers
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What kind of references are valid in answers? Are modern works allowed?

This is a question about what kind of references have to be provided when writing answers on Hinduism.SE. My basic question is: Are modern shlokas, scriptures, views, sayings etc. valid when using ...
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14 votes
6 answers
424 views

Is it OK to cite Wikipedia in answers?

Many answers are quoted from Wikipedia. Is that a good resource to depend on? In other words, are Wikipedia entries on Hinduism.SE without any distortions and biases? Would citing books and other ...
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4 answers
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A Notice About Personalized Advice?

Recently while exploring Christianity Stack exchange , I came across a notice mentioning that The site does not offer Personalised Advice and is not a substitute for advice of priest , pastor or other ...
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Please share your problems and suggestions to improve the site

It might be just me but I am feeling that the main site is going nowhere. I feel most of the people are being active here to see how and when to start a debate with others but not how to improve this ...
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5 answers
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Official policy for deleting answers that don't cite sources

As discussed in this question, most users agree with rule of backing up answers with sources. Now comes the question, what is the official procedure for deleting answers that don't cite sources? Two ...
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11 votes
6 answers
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How much of Ayurveda is accepted here?

As of now, we don't have Ayurveda.SE. And many times, its proposal has failed. But now Hinduism.SE is live and the Vedas are part of it. Now my concern is, on Hinduism.SE, are Ayurveda-related ...
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17 votes
1 answer
462 views

How does a new user get started on Hinduism SE?

What is the best way for a new user to get started on this site? What are dos and don'ts for new users?
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14 votes
2 answers
855 views

Should we close questions related to Sanskrit language and grammar as off-topic?

Some questions on the main site seem to be about Sanskrit and not directly related to Hinduism. For example: Representation of number 0-9 in Sanskrit shloka Correct gender version of Sanskrit name ...
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1 vote
2 answers
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Should a moderator with extreme bias be removed as moderator?

Both of below posts attempts to denigrate a widely worshiped Hindu God in the guise of a question: Which scripture does Pillai Lokacharya reference in which Shiva enjoins his devotees to offer human ...
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1 answer
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Are mythological TV shows going to be counted as source?

Are mythological TV shows going to be counted as reliable source? I mean there are so many mythological shows I remember from past to present. Are those stories going to be counted as a reliable ...
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16 votes
1 answer
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What are the allowed languages for questions, comments or answers here?

Since Hinduism is spread all over the world, different people following different languages have their own ideas, doubts and opinions. And in Hinduism various concepts are explained and brought to the ...
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13 votes
3 answers
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Asking for help / solutions to solve personal issues should be considered off-topic

Recently a user asked a question like Is it possible to stay full time at a temple/religious location for an year or so? Since over a year I've this disconnect with everything around me, people ...
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