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Abhinandanam! Hinduism Stack Exchange is losing the beta label on 16th of December!

Happy Deva Dīpāvalī & Kārtika Pūrṇimā! One exciting good news (Ākāśavānī) has been conveyed from The Stack Exchange Community Management Team: Hinduism Stack Exchange is selected/qualified for the ...
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A chat event on discussion on handling poorly sourced answers and on other things

Namaskar! As you'll know we have an Official policy for deleting answers that don't cite sources which now also covers an issue of old unsourced answers. While responding to Why aren't ...
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The "Best" and the most "Underrated" QnAs ever, according to you?

I'm thinking if everyone would be interested in giving a short list of Questions and Answers which in their "humble" opinion are the Best and/or the most Underrated on the MAINS? Something ...
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Is posting several "trivial" questions in bulk encouraged for the site ? What’s the solution for it?

Summary: a certain user is at large, spamming the site with trivial questions, the answers to which he is aware of, just for votes. Is such behaviour encouraged, if not what’s the solution? UPDATE 16/...
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What is the birth-time, birth-date, birth-place (and possibly birth-chart) of this site?

Is it possible to get the date and time this site 'Hinduism Stack Exchange' was formed? Also is it possible to know where the servers are located? We might be able to form a birth chart for our site ...
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(UPDATE: NEW ANSWER RIGHT BELOW) Where have the votes gone? A reflection into the dismal state of the site

An observation of the site over a one year span has revealed a dismal state of voting or shall we say that voting has become virtually non-existent. We have two of our moderators active and flags ...
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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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Who writes necessary code for community?

See this profile of community. I understood that it is not a person. But once in a while pushes unanswered questions to the top etc., But who writes the code and maintains it for our main Hinduism ...
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Why don't we start a sect-wise SEs in Hinduism?

I have been observing from 2015 onwards, though went into hibernation for quite some period, that there was lot of in-fighting/cold war among the members of this site, to prove their SUPREMACY of ...
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Call out to Mods! Why no action from almost 3 years?

There seems null meta activity from mods these days or at least null interaction with the community. No action by any mod on the following series of posts: 1. To remove mythology tag: New Community ...
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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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What have you learnt from this site? [duplicate]

I learnt how unimaginably vast Hindu scripture is. I disagree with a lot of it - but the vastness of whats out there is hard to comprehend.
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What anushtanam (daily ritual/practice) do you follow?

In addition to gaining knowledge about Hinduism, we are also expected to live according to that knowledge. There are verses: acharah prabhavo dharmah and suna: puccham iva vyartham pANDityam ...
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Is "Community poll" a valid way of discussion in our meta?

Recently I came across few questions in our meta which were "polling" in nature. I too asked my previous question of same type. In a way such questions potentially could be close-able as "opinion ...
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Community Poll: Are your family/friends knowing about your participation in this site?

When anyone searches any info about Hinduism (philosophy, itihasa, smritis), then most likely this site may pop-up due to good indexing. If your friends, relatives search something on Hinduism, then ...
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Have a chat room where all the site moderators are contactable

Currently there is no single point of contact, to be able to reach all the moderators. With their mutual understanding, moderators should create/rename a chat-room, which can be reached by all the ...
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Consider "Hinduism.SE" for the review towards the graduation process

We, the Hinduism StackExchange community have been receiving 10+ QPD (Questions Per Day) for more than about 3 months. According to the Graduation, site closure, and a clearer outlook on the health of ...
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Concerns about brigading

Lately, it seems there has been a tendency for some users to group together and compulsively upvote posts that adhere to a certain viewpoint or posts by certain users that uphold this viewpoint or ...
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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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What brought you here?

I'm just curious as to how people found out about this site, so I'm running a bit of a survey here to know more about fellow users. Basically, if someone has provided an answer to the titular question ...
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What misconceptions did you have about Hinduism before joining the site?

Saturday was the three-year anniversary of our site. To commemorate this, I created a post here to illustrate the large number of scriptural verses that have been asked about on the site. But now I'...
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The Hinduism Stack Exchange Bhashya

Saturday was the three-year anniversary of our site, and not long before that we passed our 5000 question mark. I wanted to commemorate all that by making a post illustrating how much of the verses ...
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Community Poll: What sect or school of Hinduism do you believe in?

I often post questions about obscure sects of Hinduism, and I'm unsure of whether we have any members of those sects on the site. So I thought it would be helpful to myself and others to create a ...
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Which texts have you read?

I asked a couple of questions on Nyaya and Vaisheshika. I did not receive any answers, I presume because no one on here has read those texts yet. Hence, I ask this question, as I believe it will give ...
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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, ...
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