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10th Anniversary of Hinduism SE!

In June Hinduism SE will turn 10 years old. Congratulations on asking, answering, voting, and building this community for a whole decade! Whenever a Stack Exchange site turns 10 we like to celebrate ...
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Change the blue to Ochre/ saffron

Hinduism SE page (main site) is based on a blue colour. Please update it with ochre/ saffron colour.
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Please unfreeze the general chat room and participate in chat

The General chat room for this site is frozen...this is not a good thing. Please unfreeze it, and participate so that it stays alive!
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What are the guidelines for asking proof of scripture's validity or idea of scriptures?

On this site I have seen questions like "gods"what is the most striking, conspicious and visible proof of the presence of God? If reincarnation is false, doesn't that make the whole ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Why was my answer deleted by a mod and another high-rep user?

This post that I wrote was deleted: Why was it deleted? I am new to this website, I just want some information. Please help.
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Should we remove "Focus on questions about an actual problem you have faced" from the tour?

The Tour has a useful section about what sorts of questions new users should be asking: In my opinion, saying "Focus on questions about an actual problem you have faced." would encourage ...
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How can slow down the rate of posting questions?

Does anybody do vetting on this site? The frequency of posting questions is very high, I bet, compared to the other SE sites. What do the metrics say? I notice too many questions being asked without ...
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What scriptural books make up your impressive collections?

As discussed here, scriptures are the most authentic source of knowledge as per our Acharyas. Our site has many users who are well versed in several Shastras. To know more about such users and popular ...
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non-standard translations at HSE

अन्तवत्तु फलं तेषां तद्भवत्यल्पमेधसाम् | देवान्देवयजो यान्ति मद्भक्ता यान्ति मामपि || 23|| is being translated as What is meant Bhagvad Gita 7.23?Isn't god one? "Men of small intelligence ...
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What is the site's policy on slang words?

Here in this question, a new user answered but used the 4 lettered word starting with a 'd' to refer to the male generative organ, which is considered as a slang. I thought of editing the answer to ...
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Can we un-synonymize the 'festivals' tag?

Currently, the festivals tag has three synonyms, holi, diwali, and ganesh-chaturthi. It seems to me that these should be un-synonymized because each of the traditions has its own history and customs ...
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Should votes on comments be incorporated into the reputation of the commentator?

The website does has the facility to upvote & flag comments & considers it to be an achievement to create a comment which has more than 5 upvotes - which shows that comments are taken ...
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Should we change the policy on downvotes

I think that the policy of the user losing reputation for casting is counterproductive as it disenfranchises users from giving honest opinion & expressing dissent. Shouldn't there be any change in ...
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Are public discourses valid sources?

I thought I remembered seeing a post about this somewhere on the meta site, but I can't seem to find it using the search function. So I'm sorry if this is a duplicate. I'd like to know whether we can ...
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Is Chat-GPT3 using our main site data?

Recently Chat-GPT is becoming popular as it is a potential chatbot. It is said to be trained over the internet and the documentation does not contain any specific information on sites it has been ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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The Validity of my question

I had posted a question 4 days ago regarding Black Magic My Question:- How should one know if he is under Black Magic\evil spirits? I have asked the symptoms one will have when he is under Black magic ...
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Flag handled wrongly

On this answer I had raised a flag trying to draw Mods attention towards it. The answer did not have sources then and that's why I had raised the flag. Till yesterday the flag was pending but today I ...
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Should we clean up Hinduism chat?

It seems that main chat has become a place mainly for Hinduism bot. It used to be that members would actually chat there, but it seems to have languished. Should we perhaps have a second chat for ...
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Is there any way to get the list of Abandoned Questions on our site?

Recently I wanted to ask a question related to Saraswati Devi and I searched for one of my old questions and learned that the question was deleted due to less activity. You can find more details from ...
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Title prefixed with logo ॐ for our main site

There are two questions in our meta site regarding logo (2014) and favicon (2015). Although ॐ is present both as logo and favicon everywhere. It is not present before the title of our site as most of ...
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Who are professional Hindus here?

Sanathan Dharma aka Hinduism consists of a huge and rich corpus of scriptures and traditions. There are plenty of gurus, gods, sects, branches, and others. So, In general, our site needs to be active ...
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Shall we allow 'tags' of living people?

This question is restricted to tags only. Recently I saw the tag named [sadhguru-jaggi-vasudev]. Is it allowed to use the names of people as tags who do not have any well-known or publicly known ...
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Asking a question which is factual but may disturb the faith of Hindus?

Manu Smruti says, satyam bruyat priyam bruyat na bruyat satyam apriyam priyam ca nanrutam bruyat esha dharmah sanatanah Speak the truth, speak pleasantly, Do not speak the truth in an unpleasant ...
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If a lot of a scripture is lost , and most of what allegedly remains supports the sectarian position of the citer - how are we to take it?

"paingirahasyabrahmama" is a good example. Most of it is claimed to be lost - but AFAIK, only a few lines supporting one sect are supposed to have survived. Is this a fair way to search for ...
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Is this question involving `Hindu census` and `conversions` on-topic?

Today, I asked a question on our main site about the decision by Government, if any, that affects the Hindu census. I believed the question is on-topic for our site as the decisions like such can ...
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This question is wrongly titled and the body has to be recast in sectarian terms

Death of Lord Shiva? Death of Lord Shiva? is a shocking, hurtful title. Is Lord Shiva dead? Where is he? Is he still in Shiva Avatar or has engaged in a new Avatar for Kaliyuga? Shiva is a moola ...
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Congratulations Rickross on being first 100k rep user!

HSE has been improving day by day and graduation was one of the milestone we had been waiting for such a long time and it happened last year. For the success of any site, active participations of ...
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Are HSE participants allowed to denigrate Hindu scripture in their own words (not citing scriptural material)? [duplicate]

What is the story of Vishnu killing sage Bhrighu's wife Kavyamata? the user writes: Unfortunately, the Devi Bhagavatam is widely regarded as not being an authentic Hindu scripture; it's ...
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May we have guidelines for use of the term "demigod" to refer to Hindu deities?

There are works deemed as scripture by HSE that use the term and I am not talking about those. I mean use of the term in posters' own words: Who is more powerful - Indra or Yama? Which demigod is ...
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Mods often misuse their power

Hinduism SE is always full of trash questions. Just open the site at any time and look at the quality of questions. They seem to see no further than caste, gender, and stories of Puranas. Anyway ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Why have the comments on this question been deleted?

Recently a question was asked on the site namely : Did Hanuman actually fly to get herbs from a mountain? This question being opinion based could not be answered in the answers section and thus some ...
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Changing the policy of deleting unsourced answers

Welcome to the Graduated Hinduism Stack Exchange! :) Directly Deleting unsourced answers without increasing moderator burden with 2 flags per post has been proposed in the month of Oct'21 which seems ...
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Why are some users with deriding agenda allowed to raise caste based questions repeatedly?

We know that some of the users for obvious reason repeatedly ask caste based question to deride Hinduism under a false disguised name. This seems to be propoganda mission working on Hinduism Stack ...
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Isn't the decision that this question is opinion based itself an answer to this question?

I asked this question on how is someone supposed to know their own varna. It got closed because it was deemed opinion based. However, is the decision that this question is opinion based not an answer ...
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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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Directly Deleting unsourced answers without increasing moderator burden with 2 flags per post

Our moderator team been working tirelessly to sort both new and old unsourced answers. Since the moderators are not expected to devote their entire time on the site for mundane activity, it becomes ...
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How do I navigate through the website https://www.hinduscriptures.in/?

I am interested in reading the various Puranas. I have pdf files of a few Puranas, namely the Markendeya Purana, Kalki Purana, and the Shrimad Bhagavatam. In this stack exchange post (Are there any ...
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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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Why can't we allow tags related to criticism?

Anyone who knows and follows Hinduism knows well about the criticism of Hinduism by experts from other domains. In India, most Hindus are aware of books written by great people like Ambedkar that ...
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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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Checking the list of suspended users

After searching, I found the list of suspended users for mathematics stack exchange site. How can I search for our main site?
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Feature request for ‘federalising’ the citation banner and flagging comments on mobile device, etc [closed]

I’d like to request the following 4 features: 1. Citation banner The citation banner is a special feature in our community. This banner can only be added by mods. Recently we faced a shortage of mods ...
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Does legal restrictions apply to the answers in our main site?

Sanathan dharma has a wide variety of scriptures, covering several topics across the spectrum of universe, human life etc., Many countries (including India) may have contemporary laws that directly ...
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Why is asking personalized advice prohibited?

Isn't the purpose of HSE to help us learn more about Hinduism? The journey to gain more knowledge is personal for many people, as circumstances and difficulties often push a person to take refuge in ...
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How to know the site stat? For example, how many questions are asked per day?

How to know the site stat? For example, how many questions are asked per day? In one post, I read that due to the low number of questions per day this site is still beta. Just curious about the number ...
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Does system also handle few flags?

My two recent flags were declined but I think they were valid ones. A Q was duplicate of 2 questions and in such cases we flag it to mod but after I flagged the Q, OP deleted it and my flag got ...
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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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