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Why can't we allow tags related to criticism?

Anyone who know and follow Hinduism knows well about the criticism on Hinduism by experts from other domains. In India, most of the 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? Detailed: ...
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Bountied question expecting answers with "science behind religious beliefs and practices" an okay trend?

This recently bountied question demands for an answer - scientific explanation behind the practices of vāstu-śāstra. I recently got interested in vastu. What is the scientific reason of all. I know ...
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Why was this request to undelete the answer rejected by the mods?

This top-upvoted answer (to Is the Manusmriti written to favor a particular Varṇa?) written by user17294 (a.k.a Partha Banerjee, commonman, Pratimaputra, etc.) back in 2019 was recently deleted by a ...
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Are YouTube videos to be considered an appropriate source for citations?

Some answers on the Mains cite YouTube videos as sources. Are YouTube videos and also, similar kinds of Videos from other sites too, allowed as effective sources? For ex: If a YouTube video is of some ...
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What is the birth-time, birth-date, birth-place (and possibly birth-chart) of this site?

Is it possible to get the date and time this site 'Hinduism Stack Exchange' was formed? Also is it possible to know where the servers are located? We might be able to form a birth chart for our site ...
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Requests for reopening in meta an encourageable act?

If I asked a question in our main site and someone closes my question. If I believe that the both questions are different. Then is it an encourageable act to present my discussion in our meta site and ...
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My dream of graduation

I always have this thought in my mind. When our main site will get graduated There are many questions, asked by several users, in this site regarding this. Still, due to my consistent thoughts on it,...
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Why was this answer deleted?

I'm talking about this answer: https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/46198/4732 As one can see, one moderator has deleted the answer. He doesn't mention anything under the answer (in comments) as to ...
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Is duplication related to answer of a different question valid? [duplicate]

Suppose I want to know the Tithi during Rama's birth and asks a question What is the Tithi when Rama takes birth? If there is another question related to Rama, which is already present in the site ...
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Is Logic and Science really off topic for Hinduism Stack Exchange?

Refer: Political and Scientific questions are off-topic for Hinduism SE Note: I'm not outright saying people need to start asking questions regarding Modern mathematics and Quantum Physics in ...
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Is questions related to contemporary acts. laws etc., are allowed?

There are many laws, acts etc., related to people, whose official religion is Hinduism in India. Suppose, in scriptures, it is allowed to marry multiple ladies simultaneously. But, current Hindus in ...
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Should this bounty be canceled and returned to the user?

What is the validity of Authoritativeness of vedas? This question currently has a bounty and the reason begins with: Are the existing proofs of Veda Apourusheyathva valid in modern scientific world? ...
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Is opinions of (other domain) experts that support scriptures on-topic?

It is well known that several modern experts of different domains do supporting comments about Hinduism. Consider the following questions Are there any modern biologists other than X supported ...
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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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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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