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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 ...
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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, ...