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List of avid users who are silent (and possibly chat with them)

From this question, the following is the list of some avid users who are not much active in our main site Keshav Srinivasan♦ Tejaswee The Destroyer♦ Triyugi Narayan Mani Along with them, I personally ...
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If all answers are only perspectives, why are some users trying to delete answers they don't like?

Two of my answers keep getting deleted by the same set of users. And when I eventually discover they are deleted, I have to request other users and mods to undelete them. https://hinduism....
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Small act for improving site stats

It can be observed from the area 51 that we are lagging in answers. And we can see that answers for many questions can be easily answered by some users. But, the users mayn't get time to post the ...
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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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What about this image in the user's profile description?

This user's profile description is having the following image in it: Obviously it is sarcastic in nature and in a way mocking the users of Hinduism.SE. What are the opinions of the other users here ...
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Is down voting due to personal bias (only) encouraged?

Although less in number, there are some users like Swami Vishwananda, who has a habit of regularly down-voting the questions which they don't like personally. They do not leave a comment for down-...
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Twitter accounts for our main site

Recently I saw a twitter account for Academia SE. Then, I searched for such account for our main site and found an unofficial one by Mr.Alien, which is no longer active. In this context, my doubt is ...
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How to deal with comments and posts bashing Abrahamic religions?

The road to Taxila As usual in this recent history, everything has been destroyed by the religions of “peace” aka muslims and christians. Are such comments and posts "normal" across SE ...
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Defining Site level CoC

So there were couple of incidents happened which made me post this on meta. Events like this: Event 1: @RamAbloh I don't worship shiva because he is too tamasic for my tastes. Same with his wife. ~ ...
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Definition for science speculation to our main site

I read some questions and answers on our meta site to get an idea on scientific speculation. But did not get the whole idea. My current ideas are as follows: Any statement that completely belongs to ...
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Is this trolling and what can we do?

Be the judge and decide who is trolling who from the below comment thread. As you can see, three community members are trying to help a fellow user to let him understand that Wikipedia is not a valid ...
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How are these answers answering the question?

I am talking about the question: Does the Aitareya Brahmana ask sudras to serve the other three castes? It is quite specific and clear. It asks whether the Aitreya Brahmana really asks the Sudras to ...
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Is there any component of opinion based in Indra's question?

I recently posted a question and its answer. Question received 3 down-votes and answer received 2 down-votes and 2 close votes. In the body of the question, I clearly asked that Are there any modern ...
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A question on bounties offered

From here one can see that the user Pradip Gangopadhyay has earned a bounty of 500 points on Nov 22 that was offered by user sv. And, for the same answer he earned a bounty of another 500 points today ...
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Request to not to delete the responses

As I observed, many users are posting some comments and when they get a reply (which either helps them or not), after some time they are deleting their comment. Even this is happening with posting ...
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Cannot comment to user

regarding Astras How to message to user13155 for discussions ? It does not show up to users by tag.
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Can we please merge more questions?

I think there are many questions for which the answer is the same, because the same scriptural message answers them all. There are also many questions where the answers are so interrelated and similar ...
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Can one expect a new moderator in short time?

There are atleast a couple of posts in our recent past about the need of increase in moderators. And then a potential question has been floated. Community gave a grand welcome to the idea with 16 ...
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Why is this answer deleted?

This post answers the question and gives information that is not just a link (what happens to Arjuna): Screenshot:
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Is it recommended to open a tag for considerable persons in scriptures?

Sanathan dharma contains plenty of scriptures and scriptures contain plenty of persons. Some are very significant: Rama, Krishna, Pandavas, lakshmana, Nala etc., Some may be considerable: Dhaumya, ...
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How to politely ask a user to use text instead of images?

Related: Are image-only answers acceptable? I understand in certain situations, images are the only way one can express what one wants. But it's not proper to post images when the same thing can be ...
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2020 Potential Community Moderator Election - Community Interest Check

It's time for us all to consider holding an election for a new volunteer moderator on Hinduism Stack Exchange! Last time we had a change in our moderator team was in February 2017 when two previous ...
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How to mark a question a duplicate of two questions?

TL;DR I have seen questions marked as duplicate of two questions. Can I, as a low-rep user, do that by flagging? Some details Earlier I had asked the question What do scriptures say about luck? User ...
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Please stop being homophobic

Irrespective of whether the posts have valid citations, I have seen comments and downvotes which made me felt as a community we are against LGBTQ. Downvoting a post if a person don't agree with the ...
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Is there any responding authority above moderators?

Our main site is moderated by moderators. Since some of them are busy and some are not active in moderation. Is there any higher authority that generally responds on serious issues? If yes, what are ...
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Has the Moderator “the destroyer” lost all interest in the site?

It seems that the moderator The Destroyer has lost all interest in participating on the site. His last post was on June 16, 2019. Considering the fact, he is one of the most actively participating ...
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Is Rajiv Malhotra an authority to quote in answers?

There are currently 22 answers that cite some work or other of Rajiv Malhotra. One of the answers citing him is written by a moderator himself. Is Rajiv Malhotra an authority on Hinduism? On what ...
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Who all are authority or qualified to post an authoritative opinion on religion, spirituality and Hindu Dharma?

In the absence of any scriptural reference, written works of scholars, researchers and popular personalities can be used which must be providing a relevant answer. The above is taken from this answer,...
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Is even Mahatma Gandhi an authority to quote in answers?

This answer, besides using Irawati Karve's book, has also used a quote of Mahatma Gandhi as a reference. Is that even allowed? My question to Mods, which is that FAQ that you have framed with such a ...
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Are Irawati Karve's books/works valid references for answers on this site?

From Wikipedia: Irawati Karve (15 December 1905 – 11 August 1970) was an anthropologist, sociologist, educationist and writer from Maharashtra, India. One of her books, is used as a reference in ...
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Is such insult of Rishis (the authors of Epics and Puranas) tolerable?

The details of this primitive war have been in like manner exaggerated beyond all credibility. The leading warriors, whilst fighting with all the bloodthirsty desperation of savages, and burning with ...
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Is it acceptable to post links that belittle a particular Hindu sect or Hinduism in general?

My post is related to this question, where the writer of the question posted a link to this website. If you read the content posted on the website, it tries to belittle the beliefs of a particular ...
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Questions asking whether something is an interpolation are opinion based and not appropriate for this site

There are many questions, particularly by user Srimannarayana KV, asking or stating whether a particular scripture, chapter, verse, etc. is an interpolation. For example: Was Vishnu Sahasranama, a ...
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Does this site permit to post/edit by an anonymous user?

I posted an answer under the question What was the reason for Swami Vivekananda's Death? Today morning, I had received a message that someone wants to propose changes in my answer. There is nothing ...
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Is it not a right time to divide the HSE sect wise?

I posted the question Why don't we start a sect-wise SEs in Hinduism? on March 10, 2020, with a view to eliciting opinions of members of this site. As of today, at the time of posting this question, ...
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What are the valid scriptural references for Hindus? [duplicate]

As per the sites policies, what are the valid references that can be used for authoritative answers to Hindu questions.
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Why the names of the members, who opted for closure of my question, are not visible to me?

My question - Are Vaishnavism, Shaivism, etc., which encouraged sectarian attitude, contrary to Rig Vedic principles, therefore, anti-Hindu or anti-Sanatana Dharma? was closed, with the following ...
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What should be the action on a question which has more than one querries and some of them are duplicates of already existing questions?

I was talking about this question: Was Vivekananda a proponent of birth-based caste-system or the guṇa-based? The title question appears to me as a duplicate of the following question: Is there any ...
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Are there any statistics available for users of this community by country?

Questions: Are there any stats available for how many users are there by country? When this site started or was proposed, were there people from only India or other countries as well? Though I am ...
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Why do some Beta sites does not contain the tag Beta

Consider this AI site. It is in Beta stage only. But when you open the main site, it does not show Beta after the name. The case of some sites including ours is different. It shows beta in main site ...
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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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Purge and blacklist the tag Neo-vedanta

Many questions were posted in Meta, regarding purging of Mythology tag. One Moderator explained here the efforts that are being made to purge this Mythology tag. Good. The tag neo-vedanta was ...
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Does Hinduism SE promote a reductionist approach to answering questions?

I am a new user and I have been reading through many questions and answers and observing the moderation process. It appears to me that this site encourages or enforces a reductionist approach to ...
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Why is this question https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/q/40266/20829 marked as a duplicate?

This question on roots of Karma Yoga is not the same as the question on "law of Karma". The former is about selfless action without desire for specific results. The latter is about the ...
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Does this site have or need a “scriptures should be interpreted properly” rule?

One moderator in this answer writes: Yes, scriptures should not be used to demean particular caste or gender. Instead, scriptures should be interpreted properly. The same moderator on the main site ...
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Does proving same answer from different scripture helps the site?

Suppose there is a question our main site whose answer is present in multiple scriptures. A user names A answered the question for scripture X. I can post the same answer, without any change in ...
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Is it ok to attempt to reply to a question - not having scriptural evidence?

There is a question that is currently marked to be closed. I would like to attempt to reply to that question - Would Karna have become the heir to the throne if he survived the war? but I cannot find ...
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Is this site promoting a culture of bullying new users?

Welcome to Hinduism Stack Exchange! Please don’t spread false information about Hinduism. They maybe your views, but the various answers have clarified to the contrary and have been accepted and voted ...
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Is it fair to flag and delete answers taking an extremely conservative position?

While I understand the downvotes this answer to Feminist's claim that the Vedas, Ramayana and Mahabharata were written by male writers has received, I don't understand why the answer has been ...
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Should we close questions asking for “authentic” translations as opinion-based?

Authentic text of Surya Siddhanta English Translation lists several English translations and then asks which among them is "authentic"? Now who is supposed to qualify any particular translation as "...

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