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How about indexing Hinduism SE with Google?

Whenever I search for queries relating to Hinduism, Hinduism SE won't appear in top search results in Google. However questions on Quora appear in top search results, though this site has good answers ...
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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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Do we require to cite sources/scriptures in philosophical thinking?

What does this website's name stand for? (SanAtan) Dharma vs Hinduism Looking at the vast knowledge of members here, I often feel that what we majorly discuss here is SanAthan Dharma disguised as ...
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How about a Sandbox for drafts of long, complex posts like Math.stackexchange?

I'm referring to the following post in meta.Math.SE where ALL of the answers are community wiki's which are used by people working on (long) questions or answers that are "in the works", need further ...
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Can we post mythologically hypothetical questions?

Can we post here hypothetical questions regarding our mythological figures, for example if X was there in place of Y what would have he done, or what would have happened if instead of event A, event B ...
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Change the moderators of Hinduism SE Site

I am using this Hinduism SE Site for almost 1 year now. And from my experience of 1-year, I found that this site (which I know is still in beta) really needs set of ACTIVE Moderators. Out of 4 ...
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Atheism vs. Agnosticism - one tag will do or do we need two?

So I accidentally created a new tag atheism not knowing there was already one with the name agnosticism Do we need two tags or one? I guess the mods can link up both via a synonym. But more ...
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How should I react to those who write answers demeaning Lord Shiva and his family?

First of all, I don't hate any God, whoever it is Vishnu or Shiva or Krishna. I respect Vishnu (especially Lord Venkateswara of Tirupati) as much as Shiva, but I like Shiva more when compared to other ...
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Excessively Harsh Moderation in Hinduism Stack Exchange in Comparison to Others

I participate in multiple stack exchanges including Buddhism and Physics, and have found the moderation here to be quite severe in comparison to other sites. I believe my personal score that would ...
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Questions seeking mantras and answers providing them

Mantras in Hinduism are sacrosanct and must not be uttered/chanted injudiciously nor should they be heard or given outside proper procedure. There is rampant disregard for this rule on this forum and ...
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Why we are allowing scientific answers?

According to this answer, we are not allowing scientific answers but still I can see many answers which are purely based on scientific stuff but not giving importance to what exactly Hindu scriptures ...
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Is it legal to download Purana PDFs from IndianScriptures.com and post them on Hinduism SE?

As part of the answer to this question, I should gather all PDFs from IndianScriptures.com and make a single PDF file out of them and share it on Hinduism SE. The site says after one creates an ...
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Are the questions about getting/finding books on-topic? [duplicate]

There is no on-topic defined yet. So, I want to know whether the questions about finding/getting books are on-topic or not? I found some questions like this, this and this. I also want to ask some ...
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What is your philosophy behind [tag:philosophy]?

There is a popular tag philosophy which has no guidance/wiki yet. I am bit confused about it's usage. So, When should I use that tag? What type of questions should fall in the category of philosophy? ...
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Why is Hinduism SE not expanding?

I entered in this site on 5th October 2015 (as per your log records), as somebody on Quora.com suggested to interact with the people active in this site, so that I can get more enlightenment here. So ...
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Can we add Books/Wiki links in tag-wiki?

I see that we have many tags in Hinduism SE and a little one-liner description is given for each tags. I want to ask if it is ok to additionally put some reliable links related to the tags within tag-...
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Book of the Month

With reference to this question, would it be acceptable if I pick a text and started asking questions related to it? I was looking forward to the "Book of the month" idea materializing on this site, ...
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Are identification questions allowed in here?

I have recently seen two identification question Does anyone know the name of this Hindu deity? Is this a Hindu Goddess? If yes which one and what do they represent? This is always a hot topic over ...
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Tag Wiki editing

My suggestion for the advaita tag wiki "Is the belief in the non-duality of the Atman and the Brahman" got rejected (it isn't probably the best explanation and I am not complaining). But it now reads "...
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Why was my edit rejected?

I edited this question, and Keshav rejected the edit. I edited the tags. This was the main purpose for my edit, as I said in the summary. Is it really better for it to be untagged than to have the ...
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Confusing question

I do not want to come across as rude, but am I the only one who has trouble understanding this question and what the OP wants as an answer? OP has answered his question, but even that does not make ...
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Why flagging in Hinduism SE is not as per other SE Sites?

I see many "thank you" and "welcome to Hinduism " kind of comments in this SE Site, below both question and answers. And it is expected on SE Site that (AFAIK) , if you find such comments that don't ...
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Let's get critical: Jun 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Hinduism Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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One year completed, where do we stand?

Hinduism community has completed One Year recently and hopefully will make into graduation sooner or later. But this could be a good point to start thinking where do we stand? Our Area 51 stats are:...
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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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Create the on-topic (page) for this community

In the help center of Hinduism.SE, the on-topic section is empty / has nothing site-specific. For example, in other religious sites like Christianity and Islam have it properly updated. Even recent ...
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Why we never tried our hand in Community promotion ads?

Community Promotion ad give us chance to advertise on graduate sites, so we can attract users from there. It can also be done with Area 51 page but that looks too weak for a public beta site. Why didn'...
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Question deleted about life originating from other planets

A question was just deleted about Life or humans originating from outside earth. I was just adding this answer when it was deleted: The Upanishads say that humans were created by Brahma (also called ...
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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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Invitation to contribute to an answer

The question Did the science of mathematics begin with the Vedas? has a beautiful answer by a user. I strongly think this is really a great question. But it can be made more beautiful if the ...
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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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Voting to have Keshav Srinivasan take a sabbatical as a moderator

This particular moderator is over-zealous and unfair and seems to be the only active moderator which means that all decisions are unilaterally conjured up and implemented. The latest examples is :- ...
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Use of sources to validate answers? [duplicate]

So I have been asking my Indian friends with varying degrees of adherence to the Hindu belief system. I'm a little bit confused regarding the use of sources to answer questions. Most of the guys I ...
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My concern about the use of mythology tag

One of my question has been edited and tagged under mythology. The question was about Mahabharata and Hindus believe that Mahabharata is not a myth but an authentic history. Myth and history are ...
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Let's get critical: Dec 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Hinduism Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Quality of questions and intentions of posters

The quality of questions seems to be very low and several posters seem to either be playing the fool or are non-Hindus trying to poke holes in our doctrine and popularise these misconceptions. Sadly, ...
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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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Why was my question closed? What exactly is an "opinion-based" question on Hinduism.SE?

My question How to introduce Hinduism to Children? was closed as "primarily opinion-based." The SE standard explanation is: Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert ...
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What is the copyright status of Indian books?

In my answer here, I posted PDF's of most of the volumes of the 10-volume Motilal Banarsidass translation of the Padma Purana. I was able to get volumes 2-8 from two sources, DSpace (the digital ...
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Can any reference to Quora/Yahoo be put in an answer?

If there is any quality and well researched answer in Quora or Yahoo with appropriate references, can that be put in an answer here as a reference link? Sometimes those answers accumulate references ...
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Is Someone Targeting Me?

MOOD : I'm not angry, this is set of quotes with humble suggestions and informations, don't read it in angry way. I don't know why someone would have upvoted my questions, but why would someone just ...
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Serial upvoting was reversed twice

Though it is legitimate that serial upvoting/downvoting must be reversed. I just want to know on what basis the upvotes are being reversed? I am asking this because from my account serial upvoting ...
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Written proof is significant but Myth and verbal facts are also important to know the Dharma

Hindu Dharma has a vast community, there are many stories for the same incident, vary from location and situations. So asking for the Written proof for each word we write, is not a fair enough. We ...
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Can we have some quality questions now?

I would request users now to ask some sensible questions on the Hinduism site. Ain't sure why but some users do debate with me when I say that these types of questions should be marked off-topic. Let ...
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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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How about having a community wiki with links to all Hindu scriptures available online? [duplicate]

As I was going through few questions, I found a couple of links to Hindu scriptures available online in the comments. I am unable to find those links now as I dont quite remember the original question....
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What should I do if my question was close voted without correct reasons?

I have asked a genuine question which I had in mind. Unfortunately it was marked as duplicate by one of the moderators because the moderator had posted a similar question. I did my due research ...
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What should we do about opinion based answers?

I'll keep it brief. Browsing the site today and saw this: Is the ultimate purpose of life only to serve God? There are 7 answers on there, and except for jabahar, everyone just gave some wishy washy "...
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About "Is this allowed" type of questions

I just want to know why this question was put on hold: Is there any provision of 'Divorce' concept in Hindusm? [on hold] In my opinion, there are many questions on Hinduism.SE which are similar to ...
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Can an answer consist almost entirely of a quote?

There have lately been a lot of answers on this site such as this one: https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/2928/419 While the answer itself is correct and does cite references, it consists almost ...

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