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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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Please stay away from Shiva vs. Vishnu debate

I've been finding that we, the Hinduism StackExchange community sometimes face the issue of Shiva vs. Vishnu debate[1] which leads to the rude or offensive contention in comments, chats and even ...
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Topic of the Week?

As our question per day have been too low. Is it not right to increase it by occasional Topic of the week? It has been done over Movies & TV on weekly basis and now restarted on occasional basis. ...
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Don't feed the trolls! Just flag them

Lately, we are receiving abusive questions and answers from some spammers. They are targeting gods, users in their posts. Yes, it is hurting for many people. This is causing some people to reply to ...
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Please stay active, atleast till the site is in beta stage

I have my eyes on the sites statistics everyday on Area51 and it seems like we are rapidly going down with the visitors rate per day. I agree that the site is in Private Beta so we can't expect 1000'...
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Use OCR to post answers from PDFs which are not text searchable

Sometimes it may be tedious to type all the matter from a non-searchable files. IndianScriptures is a great site to get any scriptures in both English and Sanskrit. Puranas are also available on ...
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2018: 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, in ...
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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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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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Happy One Year Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary folks, its been a year since we are here. So time to light up candles and Divas to celebrate. I know we have to buck up in stats but as we have already completed a year together, we ...
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Progress report for the site

Few days back a user posted a question on meta which asked "Where do we stand?" and was deleted later by himself, so I thought to post one about the sites progress. You can also refer another post of ...
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2019: a year in moderation

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Progress report for the site II

I wanted to post this in the first week of March but I wanted to analyze things perfectly out here and also I was bit busy since a month hence got delayed. Lets take a look at the analytics here As ...
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Sanskrit non-translatables

Every language encodes within it a unique culture and a world view. This site being an English site, our questions and answers are in English. But certain words lose meaning when translated to English....
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Please try to appreciate others' views, answers and perspectives - even if you don't agree!

In continuation of this post... ...we are not always right. So when you see someone writing an answer that contradicts your own views, beliefs, thinking etc., let's try to upvote their answers if ...
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Consider fixing questions that will lead to opinion-based or low-quality answers

Recently, I found that the nature of some questions leads to answers: that are opinion-based or that deviate too much from OP's title or main question or that are of very low quality So, I'm ...
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pollution influence rain, destruction of earth and people

If you are thinking these are some environmental news headlines, you are mistaken. These are some of the new tags created on the site. As of late, many new tags are being created for every single ...
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Lets maintain some quality on the site

I wanted to share this few days back but for some reason I was hoping that it would get fixed but no, its getting bit worse. As I see, site is progressing really well, but with a low quality issue. ...
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Comment after you downvote and stop commenting +1 after you upvote

Site is now generating quality content, but few users are complaining that others users are down voting their post and are not providing any reason to do so. On the other hand am seeing lot of users ...
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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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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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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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Are emoji allowed on Hinduism.StackExchange?

Personally I have found people to be rude on many, many SE sites. 😔 On a few occasions I have found that I was misinterpreting the other user's intent. I find that the skillful use of emoji prevents ...
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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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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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How to answer questions about the status of divine weapons?

How do we answer questions such as: What happened to the Vijaya bow after Karna's death? What did the Pandavas do with the oldest sword in the world? What happened to the Akshaya Patra after the ...
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Please answer in detail along with references to support your answers

Since past few days, am observing that the new users are answering short answers on the questions which looks more like a comment rather an answer. I will provide few examples to refer, I will write ...
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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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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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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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Are we allowed to edit a question so much that answers don't make sense anymore?

There may be many others that fall under this category, but for the sake of discussion, let's look at: Is there a scriptural basis for Out-of-India hypothesis? To be fair to answers written prior to ...
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Cross-posting questions and answers on other online forums

Recently, I joined a online forum (not a Q&A site) and I've started posting some questions there that I also post here on Hinduism.SE. If I get a really good answer on the other website, I ...
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Anyway to block the user 'xiguai' from creating more accounts, reduce spam?

Anyway to block the user xiguai from creating more accounts and posting spam?
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Why was my answer deleted?

Why was my answer to this question deleted? Which scripts have been used to write Sanskrit? My answer does not violate any of the criteria listed in the help center as candidates for deletion. Also, ...
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So do you want fancy hats this December?

So I want to discuss with Hinduism community of what do they think about Winter Bash event? If you are a year old user you probably know what Winter Bash is, for new users, Winter Bash is an event ...
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Lets define boundaries for our site

There are many topics which are allowed to ask on Hinduism.SE but they could gather thousand's of questions in a similar pattern like: What was the age of Lord Hanuman? What was the age of Lord Ram? ...
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Please use the review tools to help keep the site clean

I have noticed a few times that we are unable to gather 5 votes to close a question. Few are still stuck with 4 close vote. Its not only about closing off-topic questions but other things also need to ...
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How about blog for Hinduism?

Now am aware that we are still running on private beta but I would like to start a blog so that we can explain some of the posts in brief which may be too broad for this website. For example, we can ...
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Why "citation required" banner doesn't appear in Android Stack Exchange app?

Earlier (in Dec2017), I noticed that "citation banner" doesn't appear in Android Stack Exchange app. But after looking at How will the users know that a "citation required" banner has been ...
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Moderators should give time & scope of discussion before deleting a post for active users

This discussion is neither intended for the few novice users who post low quality answers nor for actually "not an answer" kind of posts. Rather it's intended for the situations, where moderators end ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 deal with not yet translated texts of Hinduism?

Sanathana dharma got lot and lot of scriptures. Lot of authentic scriptures are in many different languages. But for our main site English is the only language to communicate. Many texts are not ...
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Is asking for direct references containing science on-topic?

According to this meta post, asking for scientific explanations behind Hindu traditions or practices is off-topic. But what about asking for direct references or shlokas that may contain scientific ...
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Who all visit the Hinduism.SE & how does it really influence others?

As per this post, the total visits to Hinduism.SE is 8-10k per day. This number could be quite high compared to the total registered users. Also, active users are much less and the daily contributing ...
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Why aren't all NAAs treated equally on this site?

The question Historically, when (and why) did Ganga become a holy river? Is it after Sarasvati dried up? has two answers which are written from a purely Puranic point of view and does not address OP's ...
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