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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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How many authentic Gitas are there? [migrated]

How many authentic 'Gitas' are there? Is there any scriptural reference listing them? I have heard of Bhagavad Gita, Ishvara Gita, Ashtavakra Gita. I would like to know the total Gitas present and if ...
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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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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, on 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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