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12 votes
4 answers

How do we want to handle discrepancies between belief systems on this site?

What kind of answers do we want to see here? Is this a site for propagation of dogma with judgement for 'non-believers' (of ideology / religion / what-be-it) or is this for scholarly discussion of ...
12 votes
3 answers

Please use consistent spelling in your posts

There are a lot of ways to transliterate Sanskrit and other liturgical languages of Hinduism, and there are even more ways to transliterate the versions of Sanskrit words that have been loaned into ...
36 votes
3 answers

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 ...
16 votes
2 answers

Can we enforce quotations of scripture references?

The site is only one day old, and already there is quite a bit of contention between the different understandings of Advaita, Vaishnavism, Shaivism, etc. This is to be expected with such a large ...
12 votes
5 answers

Is "What scriptures/XYZ say about ...<my off topic query>?", a freeway to convert a Qn to on-topic?

There are numerous Qn-s (including few of mine), which starts with, "What scriptures/some school/my favorite philosophy/acharyas/XYZ say about [some concept]?" Many a times these Qns are on-...
4 votes
3 answers

Is it needed to add something from our end when Question can be answered directly from Scriptures without any explanation?

I see few upvoted comments on my answer: "You can just paste a link of chapter number in comments instead of just copy pasting totally..." "Pure copy paste. Is there anything from you in the answer?....
15 votes
2 answers

Why Hinduism SE is still in beta? Where is it lacking?

why Hinduism SE is still in beta? Where is it lacking? Minimally, what exactly should be improved to make it graduate.
5 votes
0 answers

Can we be mature about close voting?

This is an issue I have observed lately on main site. Pinpointing the close voters in comments. When a question is closed by the community, some users are losing their patience and and pointing and ...
14 votes
7 answers

Do we have experts here?

Do we have experts here? I mean do we have theorists, historicists, or researchers of Hinduism here? Some professionals like pundits/etc. who have better knowledge of Hinduism. For community growth, ...
3 votes
2 answers

Can we (or when can we) complain that we are being forced to read unnecessary stuffs in the names of questions?

On numerous occasions till now, i have found posts (questions to be precise) containing unnecessary baggage at the start. There is absolutely no need for those passages to be added. Without them ...
11 votes
6 answers

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 ...
3 votes
0 answers

Need a wiki etc [duplicate]

We need to enhance our posting guidelines, especially for newcomers. Users should be encouraged to google first and then post questions for which they have been unable to find answers. Users should ...
17 votes
1 answer

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?
2 votes
1 answer

Is this site going to spend a second week in private beta? [duplicate]

It's been 7 days and 3 hours since the private beta began. Does this mean that the private beta is going to continue for another week? (I know that 3 hours isn't very long, but Buddhism's public beta ...