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Why was this flag declined?

Who cares for Spitzer here.... – Rakesh Joshi Mar 26 at 18:47 unfriendly or unkind – sv.   Mar 27 at 20:48   declined  (10 hours ago) I'm not sure why the comment which clearly ...
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Review of recent change in blockquote appearance

As we know that the appearance/background of blockquoted text has changed recently. Earlier it used to be a light yellow background (which you can still taste from mobile view) and now there is gray ...
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Making use of Hinduism chatroom

Since the time this site came, we haven't seen much of engagement of users in chatroom. I personally feel chatroom is good place where many things can be discussed and sorted out. Of course a ...
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Are the thoughts of Vaishnavism above the Vedic thought? [closed]

Ano Bhadra Kratavo yantu visvatah (Let noble thoughts come from all directions) (Rig Veda 1.89.1 ). The above is the noble thought from the Veda, which is the source of ideas to many scholars at a ...
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Is it possible to always follow the “code of conduct” of stack exchange on HSE?

The code of conduct of stack exchange says that We don’t tolerate any language likely to offend or alienate people based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion — and those are just a few ...
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Can we have agreed-upon rules for the apparently unstoppable war going on here?

"Every word in scripture is literally true down to the last letter" versus "scripture has to be reinterpreted for modern times". can we reduce the personal animus - after all we are reacting to bits ...
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Is this a valid answer or is the problem with the question?

Is this answer to Did Ramayana occur 1.6 million years ago? valid for the site? Should it be flagged? (As what?) In 2018 Supporting the theory, scientists did find specimens of four tusked ...
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quoted text background is looking ugly?

Earlier the quoted part background color was light orangish color, now the color is changed and looking somewhat ugly to me, at least comparing previous one. Is this new design change? A reference ...
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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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Is there any way to curb “push polling” under the disguise of a question?

What scriptures say that Prana Pratishtha is removed by a Chandala's touch? This question has, in itself, conveyed the message it wants to convey. If a scripture is found, fine and dandy. If it ...
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poor translations / translations with an agenda

the quality of original/translated citations is something we should be concerned about to improve the overall quality of the site. issues: (1) no citations (2) Alleged citations with no clickable ...
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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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Is there a “third rail” topic on HSE?

The third rail of a nation's politics is a metaphor for any issue so controversial that it is "charged" and "untouchable" to the extent that any politician or public official who dares to broach the ...
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What should be done when user is looking for answers that supports his agenda?

Anyone who has been regular on HSE in the last few days knows that a certain user has an agenda on certain sects, on figures of authorities in Hinduism etc. Even though his questions look for open ...
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Apparently the term 'Mleccha' is offensive to 'foreigners', but the term 'mythology' is not offensive to scriptures of 'natives'?

Mods, are you ever going to remove the mythology tag ? It doesn't matter what the ideal replacement is - scriptures, sacred-texts, vedas, itihasa, purana, epics - are fine, and cover the gamut of non-...
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It should not be allowed to call contemporary eminent Western Sanskrit scholars “Mlecchas”

How can the integrity of a Vedic verse be verified? Mlecchas shouldn't read the Vedas let alone comment on what is part of it or not. – Ikshvaku wiki: Mleccha (from Vedic Sanskrit mlecchá, ...
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Request re-opening of my question

Do any commentators on scripture take into account the ProtoIndoEuropean root meanings of Sanskrit words? the question received 2 close votes for being opinion based after which I changed it and the ...
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Why is this question opinion based when there is already a precedent on the site for asking such questions?

My question here, which is "Why does the Manusmriti have verses discriminating against Brahmins?" is being voted to close because it is "opinion based". Comment from Pandya: "This sounds opinion ...
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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 a derogatory word like Mleccha on this site?

Only some time back I got to know about the word "Mleccha" and Wikipedia offers the following definition: Mleccha (from Vedic Sanskrit mlecchá, meaning "non-Vedic", "barbarian") is a Sanskrit term ...
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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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