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How much of cross religion questions should we allow?

In our FAQ post: How does a new user get started on Hinduism SE?, we have following suggestion: Avoid asking cross religion questions, I am just highlighting this out in bold because we want to ...
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How do we handle question asking ref from a source where there is no reference?

Recently I came across on a question which is asking for a deity reference from a particular source, but the source has nowhere mentioning of that deity. The link to that question: Are lord Ganesh ,...
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How do we handle questions based on cross faith?

Namaste, to all respected members! For an example, this question: "Hindus and halal" [It is not even a properly formatted question]. It further talks about Halal Vegetarian food in description ...
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Was my question unfairly deleted?

My question comparing the God of Hinduism to the God of the Abrahamic religions was deleted as off-topic: This question does not appear to be about Hindu religion, within the scope defined in the ...
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Are website recommendation questions on topic?

Are questions about website recommendations like this one on topic?
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Question on bounties

I started 3 bounties recently. I am not the OP for any of them. I am looking for answers only from advaita perspective for each of the 3 questions. All 3 questions have advaita tags so I assumed that ...
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How to handle 'is this mentioned in any scripture' questions? [duplicate]

There are many questions which ask scriptural refrence of something. Now, if that's found in some scripture then, it can be answered saying it's mentioned in so and so scripture(s). But, answer like ...
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What will we be doing about wrong reviews?

Reputation awarded for a question was raised from 5 to 10 recently. As a result, many users earned privileges overnight. Some started to attend reviews also. But when users do not know the scope of ...
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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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What does the notice about personalized advice imply?

A few weeks ago, A Notice About Personalized Advice was requested on our site like Christianity Stack Exchange has. After some discussion, it came into live. This is the text in the notice. Like ...
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Should we cite the perspective (sect) that an answer comes from?

Users will answer based on their particular sect & its relevant texts. Many readers will not know that a particular reference is common to one sect, but not another. Since we, rightfully, accept ...
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unfair moderation with inherent bias?

It is a common maxim that Caesar's wife must be above suspicion. Unfair "moderation" by a coterie of people here who have a common belief is leaving no room for freedom of expression on this website. ...
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Are Buddha's origin and life going to be a nod to cross religious questions?

We know Gautama Buddha was born as a Hindu religion and also talked about topics in Hinduism including Vedas, caste system and many more. He is also predicted as an incarnation of Vishnu in the ...
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Is it OK to solicit votes to close a question?

In the comments section for the below question , one of the users, Sarvabhouma is soliciting votes to close a question as duplicate - Parbrahman was the real author of Bhagvad Gita and Krishna was ...
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Can we increase the number of votes to close a question?

I understand that currently 5 votes are needed to close a question. Can we all agree to increase this number? Or is this a fixed number that cannot be changed?
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The Bias of the Moderators of this Site?

I write here to complain about the bias of the moderators of this site. My strong complaint is against Vedantic moderators like Pandya and a few others like him, who cannot moderate in a dispassionate ...
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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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Monthly Answer Challenge: Answer old unanswered questions!

     🧨 Happy Deepavali 🧨 I am thinking to introduce a "Monthly Answer Challenge" on our site to keep enthusiasm among users and more precisely to appreciate answers on this ...
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Please consider following the Sanskrit proposal

We know How important Sanskrit is. We also have one closed QA that talks about learning Sanskrit. I believe many of users of this community would be interested in Sanskrit site proposal and there is ...
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What prompted the changes to moderation in main chat room?

Recently (not very recently but a couple of months ago) there was a change in room ownership in Hinduism chat room. A couple of old owners were removed from the list of Room owners. After a week or ...
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Question regarding Sanskrit stack exchange [closed]

Sanskrit language is the most important language for sanathana dharma in the sense that most of the scriptures are written in Sanskrit and much more. Sanskrit is the classical language of Indian ...
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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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Can I add scientific validity in my answers to increase usefulness

I am not asking about scientific reason. Suppose there is a question on our main site. And I want to answer the question according to Hindu scriptures only. There is no doubt in it. But I am asking ...
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Why aren't we answering on meta?

The question is simple but I think the problem is not so simple. Recently the rate of answering on meta is very poor. For a beta site, meta is like heart. It's where the site decisions are taken, ...
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Is it fine to use derogatry word like Mleccha on this site?

Some time back only I got to know about Mleccha word and if I refer its definition on the internet then it is: Mleccha (from Vedic Sanskrit mlecchá, meaning "non-Vedic", "barbarian") is a Sanskrit ...
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Do we have an ethical liability or not on this site?

There is a more than one month old question on this site which is ripping apart the ethical liability/morality of this site. It's the case of the weird victim-blaming with religious backing. It did ...
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Questions asking whether Hinduism is unique with respect to a particular feature?

Consider a question as follows Is it true that only Hinduism has the feature F? Suppose it is clear that Hinduism has a feature F. I want to know whether Hinduism is the only way/religion that has ...
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Are questions based on plays, novels and television series allowed?

Wikipedia lists plays, novels and TV series among formats of fiction: Traditionally, fiction includes novels, short stories, fables, legends, myths, fairy tales, epic and narrative poetry, plays (...
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How can I get answers of my most curious questions?

2-3 of my answers are marked either opinion based or the answers their don't justify fully. Following the rules of site is at one side, but knowing the truth related to Hinduism is not a wrong. Here ...
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Why is it marked as duplicate?

Did Karna think that it was adharma to not appoint Duryodhana as king of Hastinapura? The so called original question is nothing as duplicate.
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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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Shouldn't Stackexchange change this website structure to Question-Opinion site?

I've seen most answers are opposite from each other. On a single question, multiple answers can be correct, although they are way different, different answer. So shouldn't it be Question-Opinion ...
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Favorite questions and answers from 2nd quarter of 2019

Looking at the positive response from community, in the spirit of encouraging efforts of writing good questions and answers, We are continuing the tradition of Favorite questions and answer from last ...
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What are the sites which can be quoted on this site? [duplicate]

Which sites can be quoted on this site as sources of scriptures? I want to ask that while quoting excerpts from sacred texts which sites can be used as link as official texts and valid sources of ...
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Unsourced answers need more time before getting to VLQ queue

Background : While reviewing Very Low Quality, I noticed that some answers which are answering questions or answering partially. What they lack is just a reference. This meta is about discussion ...
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Is there a change in the policy regarding closure of verse translation questions?

There was a huge debate recently on allowing pure translation questions as on-topic. What is the description of Radha's birth from Garga Samhita? English translation of Madhva Bhashya on ...
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Are transliteration questions on-topic for the site?

When I was going through some old questions on the site. I found a question which asks for transliteration of a mantra. What's the English transliteration of this Sanskrit mantra? It received ...
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How to deal with not yet translated texts of Hinduism?

Sanathana dharma got lot and lot of scriptures. Lot of authentic scriptures are in many different languages. But for our main site English is the only language to communicate. Many texts are not ...
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Is Nyāya Sūtras an authentic Hindu text to use in our main site?

In Hinduism stack exchange, is it allowed to cite or ask or answer any thing related to Nyāya Sūtras by Akṣapāda Gautama?
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Just some fun user stats

We know which users are the most reputed here We know which users vote the most here We know there are 12k+ users here But.. Reputation is based on question/answer score, but does not include ...
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About marking a question Duplicate after four days of posting it

I am here discussing about the question : Which of the six Darshanas are atheistic? It was marked as duplicate after four days of the original question being posted, by one Moderator who answered the ...
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Can users who constantly engage in edit-wars with other users over tags be banned from the site?

Does the system allow for banning users who engage in disruptive behavior of the following nature; User doesn't like the use of a particular tag. Instead of bringing the issue to notice on meta, user ...
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Mods - When are we going to remove mythology tag?

New Community Consensus on use of Mythology Tag very few people care about the pedantic semantic difference between myth & mythology. for all intents & purposes, mythology means imaginary ...
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Overcritical downvoting, when the question directly relates to Hinduism and its propagation

Networking among pujaaris (priests) of various temples in a region I asked this question. According to me, this is related to Hinduism, but it is being downvoted. Is inviting suggestions from other ...
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Duplicate does not satisfy me

Suppose I ask a question on site and it is marked as duplicate. What if the accepted answer of duplicate question does not satisfy me? So even though I am not satisfied with accepted answer of the ...
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Favorite questions and answers from first quarter of 2019

In the spirit of encouraging efforts of writing good questions and answers, I would like to see if we, the community are interested in continuing the idea of Favorite questions and answer from last ...
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Self Knowledge, Is this site not promoting Ego by adding followers and who is popular?

I just want to learn about Hinduism and ask question not for being Popular or winning followers. I am merely an ignorant person with many questions. If I let my Ego become inflated with popularity of ...
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Is it encouraged to answer in my local language? [duplicate]

Suppose my local language is Telugu and assume that I'm studying Telugu translated versions of authentic scriptures. Is it encouraged to give an answer in the local language (Telugu)?
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Why is my tag edit for Krishna rejected as spam?

I made an edit suggestion to Krishna tag. https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/24833 The current info is: Krishna is considered as the eighth incarnation among ten principle ...