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A question that is answering itself

I am not talking about self answered questions. Suppose the body of a question has answered itself. In that case, what action shall we take? Shall we close the question? If yes under what reason?
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Mode of asking resource questions

It is known that we allow questions locating resources of Hindu literature offline and online. What should be the tone and way of asking a question which is looking for a book? We should remember ...
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Asking answers only from BORI edition of Mahabharata

I see a few questions which demand answer only from the BORI Critical Edition of Mahabharata (MBH). Now if someone has studied the popular, not critically edited version of MBH (e.g., K M Ganguli's ...
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Do meta questions have a quality standard?

A few weeks back, there was a question posted on meta Why is it marked as duplicate? From the title, it asks why the question is marked as a duplicate of another question. But when we look into the ...
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Was it reasonable to close this question as opinion-based?

Are both Shiva and Vishnu considered supreme as per Vedas? This question has been put on hold as "primarily opinion-based" by a mod. The automatic reason stated in the banner is: Many good ...
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What citation standards are expected of Questions?

We follow a ritual about requiring quoting scriptures when answering, with answers getting deleted due to lack of citation. This is to prevent personal opinions which don't have scriptural backing. ...
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Why can't I vote to close a question with an open bounty? [duplicate]

The title of Are there any verses which say Vishnu is source of all avatars? looks fine but the body has several unrelated questions: Since there are different Vishnus and such complexity in ...
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How to discourage users from posting self answered duplicate and off-topic questions?

Recently we are seeing lots of self answered questions (like this) where asker is posting both the question and the answer almost simultaneously. It can very well be that the question is a duplicate ...
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Quoting random persons opinion/reference about scriptures

Are we allowed to quote a random article or person who has an opinion about our scriptures or mentions that something exists in our scriptures, and ask for reference/justification without doing any ...
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cancel option not available while asking new question

At times while I prepare a new question, need to abandon the asking of that Question. Surprisingly, there is no option such as 'cancel' button. I need to go back to earlier page or click on a ...
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Does anyone who got a temple, will make them god/goddesses by default and their questions would be on-topic?

We just got this question which got debated a lot for on-topicness and one of the answerers made argument that it's on-topic because “Bharat Mata" has a temple and make it on topic because Wikipedia ...
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Should we allow “How do I prove something”, “How can I refute this argument” type of questions?

Examples: How do I prove casteism is not an inherent part of Hinduism? Feminist's claim that the Vedas, Ramayana and Mahabharata were written by male writers (my own question from early days on ...
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Are we allowed to edit a question so much that answers don't make sense anymore?

There may be many others that fall under this category, but for the sake of discussion, let's look at: Is there a scriptural basis for Out-of-India hypothesis? To be fair to answers written prior to ...
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Let's define the purpose of “history” tag on this site

If OP uses the history tag does it automatically indicate to the audience that OP only wants answers from a historical perspective? E.g., If OP wants to know the (biological) father of a certain ...
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Is it better to ask people one direct important question, or several indirect questions, when asking for help?

I am hoping to understand the line between patience and efficiency in spiritual matters. Is it better to ask people one direct important question or several indirect questions, when asking on Stack ...
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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-...
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Is asking for a natural explanation for a supernatural event allowed on this site?

The birth of Vyāsa's son, Śuka, is narrated in the Mahābhārata as follows: Bhishma said. 'The son of Satyavati having obtained this high boon from the great God, was one day employed in rubbing his ...
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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 ...
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How is the number of “views” counted in Hinduism.SE?

Yesterday I asked following Qn: What is "Brahm" in "Brahmacharya"? How does it relate to celibacy? And just now I was notified for a badge due to 1000 views. However, I don't ...
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Are unanswered questions affecting the site's graduation?

Despite substantial activity, the site is still in "beta". There are many unanswered Qn floating around. Most of them are either too off-beat for general taste or simply unanswerable due to blog ...
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Are we correctly tagging “scripture” tag?

Recently, I have found out that scripture tag is not correctly used. According to the tag wiki excerpt of the scripture: For questions about the holy texts of Hinduism. Please also use a more ...
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How to answer questions about the status of divine weapons?

How do we answer questions such as: What happened to the Vijaya bow after Karna's death? What did the Pandavas do with the oldest sword in the world? What happened to the Akshaya Patra after the ...
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Is the question “Hinduism ever tried to enfold Christianity” valid for the site? Please explain why

Is the following question valid for the site? Yes or No? Why? Has Hinduism ever tried to enfold Christianity (or other semitic religions)? There is lot of comparison of religions going on in both ...
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I want to ask a question on home buying vs. renting - how should I frame a valid question?

If I ask a question: "According to Hindu scriptures, is buying a home better than renting one? What are some arguments for or against buying a home (vs. renting it) considering that our life on earth ...
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What might be the reasons for downvotes on these two questions?

Both the following questions asked by me contain one downvote each Which scriptures say that eating rice mixed with milk at night increases one's life span while eating curd at night decreases it? ...
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Can we post mythologically hypothetical questions?

Can we post here hypothetical questions regarding our mythological figures, for example if X was there in place of Y what would have he done, or what would have happened if instead of event A, event B ...
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I can't access my asked question anymore?

I asked a question as a guest, with my name as Navik and later on decided to register on the website. So I went ahead and now I'm a registered user but I have now lost access to the question that I ...
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Why was my question closed? What exactly is an “opinion-based” question on Hinduism.SE?

My question How to introduce Hinduism to Children? was closed as "primarily opinion-based." The SE standard explanation is: Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert ...
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Can we have some quality questions now?

I would request users now to ask some sensible questions on the Hinduism site. Ain't sure why but some users do debate with me when I say that these types of questions should be marked off-topic. Let ...
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Political and Scientific questions are off-topic for Hinduism SE

Recently, a user posted the questions listed below : Why Hindu saints are targeted very badly in India? I am living out of India from last couple of years but I saw plenty of fake cases ...