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Require quoting original texts/links in questions

I asked a question long back if we could require questioners to post Sanskrit Text of their quotations. Can we require them to post links of the site when quoting ? e.g. this question and this ...
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Is Indus Valley Civilization off-topic at HSE?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pashupati_seal One seal is said to represent the Pashupati form of Siva. The eminent cryptographer Iravatam Mahadevan thinks Mahadeva and Neelakantha can be deciphered ...
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Why so many upvotes for this question? [duplicate]

Do all Non-Hindus remain as Pretas after death? Why doesn't it fall into the "abysmal posts" category? It seems to be suggesting that any soul that takes birth as a non-Hindu will, after the ...
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Is this site suffering from religious chauvinism?

A recent question on the MAINS gets 10 Upvotes. This is the question: Do all Non-Hindus remain as Pretas after death? Now, I want to ask, why should this site reconcile with any question related with ...
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Reopen question

My recent question, questioning the universality/eternality/uncreatedness of Vedas was closed, citing a reason of 'lack of clarity'. I have edited it to explain those 3 terms. Can Mods reopen ?
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Challenging questionable material post 1

What is the story of Sharaba? The Sharabha Narasimha saga seems to be sectarian escalation and counter-escalation - but Whenever alleged material from canonical Sanskrit sources like Puranas are cited ...
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Beliefs held by one sect/some sects alone need to be explicitly labeled as such in questions and answers

I find the question "Is Brahma a post" deeply offensive. There maybe sects for whom this would be fine - but the question should be explicitly limited to "Does sect X believe Brahma is ...
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Can I ask questions about Sikhism?

Can I ask questions about Sikhism because it shares almost the same belief. And there is no website about it.
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please give reason(s) to move comments to chat

Today comments under a question were moved to chat within a couple of hours, but there are older posts with many comments on the main site. Can a reason be given for moving comments to chat?
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Discussion about the need of a “Controversial post” banner

As the community mod pointed out here that they can help us get the controversial post banner if the community thinks we need one. Please discuss here and feel free to show agree/disagree by voting ...
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Research Paper as Sources

Should Research papers (especially in reference to Hinduism in any form whatsoever), that are published on eminent or prestigious internet forums or magazines, be allowed and/or considered valid ...
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Can we ask questions by tagging someone personally?

There are many users in Hinduism SE. Can some one specifically ask a question to someone by writing his username. Example : can Darknight(me) ask a question to "jack"(another user). Note :&...
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Please migrate this question to an appropriate site

I'm talking about the question: Is Rama Setu a historical proof of Ramayana? It is quite obvious that the question isn't suitable for our site and that's why it is closed as well. It can't be answered ...
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What happened to the one who answered my question?

This is an answer by someone. Why has his/her username gone? Did he/she leave the website?
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For what kind of Q & A can Wikipedia be used as valid and only reference?

Here's how one of my recent flags was handled by a mod. Wikipedia is not a reliable source, needs a citation banner – sv. Feb 23 at 19:16 declined - wiki can be quoted for this question. A similar ...
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Requesting mods to address the faq-proposed questions

I see there are multiple questions with faq-proposed tags but those aren't declared as status-completed or status-declined. Can one of the mods address this please? My intention to ask is seeing this ...
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Any reason for caps in between the words?

I see multiple posts which use capital letters in between the words (for example, check this link). sarvasya chAhaM hRRidi sanniviShTo mattaH smRRitir jnAnam apohanaM I am seated in everyone’s heart, ...
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Can someone still be considered an authority figure when their view is opposite to that of scriptures?

When I had asked if moderator's position towards new age gurus has evolved then one of the moderators replied all Hindu Gurus and Acharyas are allowed given they don't go against very core ideas of ...
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Has the position of moderators towards new age gurus evolved?

When I go through the comments of one of the moderators in this question, it seems that it is okay to cite new age gurus if the question is not specifically looking for answers from scriptures. But on ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Hinduism's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering, and ...
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A small suggestion to be considered before sharing personal info

Though we have a great platform to discuss Hinduism and also able to chat. Sometimes some users want to get in personal touch with other users by sharing personal emails, which is completely fine. But ...
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(UPDATE: NEW ANSWER RIGHT BELOW) Where have the votes gone? A reflection into the dismal state of the site

An observation of the site over a one year span has revealed a dismal state of voting or shall we say that voting has become virtually non-existent. We have two of our moderators active and flags ...
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Why was the question 'Kaaba of Mecca and the Hindu connection' migrated to History SE?

Kaaba of Mecca and The Hindu connection? on Hinduism SE was migrated to History SE (Was Kaaba initially a Shiva temple?) yesterday with this reason: This question was migrated to History Stack ...
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Close a duplicate question with a question of no upvoted or accepted answers [duplicate]

Consider this question. I want to close it as a duplicate to this question. I wanted to close the first question as duplicate to the second one. But it is showing that This question does not have an ...
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How should the community deal with such behaviour?

After OP asked this question [mirror], it was closed. OP edited [mirror] the question and added the text "[opened]" in the title. Following which I made a comment: Adding [opened] on your ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Due to the short election cycle, the community hosted an abbreviated question collection, which I offered to help curate into a questionnaire. Not every question was selected. All questions were ...
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What should be on the moderator candidate questionnaire?

NOTE: The questionnaire is now up Please post answers below that contain a question you would like to have moderator candidates answer. Since this is abbreviated, we'll take the top 6 answers for a ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Hinduism Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on February 1 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta ...
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Should not accepting answers be made mandatory for questions either asking simple Yes/No answer or a reference?

Questions like this & this are either expecting simple Yes/No answer or a reference. References have been given to assert the statement or the proper citations have been provided yet the answer ...
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Need to take down abysmal posts from the main site

I am not active on Hinduism much, but lately, a couple of my friends from here shared a few posts with me from here, which I feel are ridiculous to be even posted in public. Rather than answering such ...
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2020: 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 past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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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?

One user 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 who has a habit of regularly down-voting the questions which they don't like personally. They do not leave a comment for down-voting. They just comment ...
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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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