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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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Should we accept geographical/archaeological questions?

I think the title is not good enough to describe the category but is close enough. Recently we got two questions, https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/q/2911/ Location of Hindu Vedas Where are the ...
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I found answers in comment section, is it right pattern?

Considering this link as an example I have seen many such links where users actually put a valid point in comments. And that too a answer in short. This gives no use to the question, the question ...
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Merge the [gods] and [devas] tags

I think when people use the tag gods it can generally be taken as equivalent to devas. I cannot think of any instance in which a question pertains to one and not the other, so it might be best to ...
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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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Asking for help / solutions to solve personal issues should be considered off-topic

Recently a user asked a question like Is it possible to stay full time at a temple/religious location for an year or so? Since over a year I've this disconnect with everything around me, people ...
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Tag modifications request

I found some of the tags which I think could be repaired or made synonyms. They are as follows: soul - jiva - aatma - spirits (synonyms?) puja - worship (synonyms?) tantrik-vidhya - black-magic (...
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Should this user be blocked or removed from the post of moderator

This person with the name of Mr. Alien has been tagging questions related to Hinduism as mythology. Who gives him such authority and on what basis is he doing this? Can anyone explain. The user ...
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Fixing [god] and [gods] tags

The god and gods tags seem to be a little unnecessary. At the very least, they are redundant with respect to each other. Also, as has been discussed here I'm not even sure if these words make any ...
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Why was my flag declined?

I recently flagged this question: Did Jesus visit Jagannath Temple of Puri? as off-topic for this site. However, my flag was declined, and I'd like to understand why. In my opinion, this question ...
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Can I ask question related to Aryan Invasion, Dowry, Sati and other off Topics?

Currently the way Hindiusm is seen, these topics are considered as a part. Aryan Invasion : We have related text about Aryans but none of them depict anything related to Invasion, making Aryan ...
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Are spiritual interpretation of Mythological events on-topic?

As my question above states, are spiritual interpretation of Mythological events on-topic? Just for example, if you look at this answer, which explains that Amrit (nectar) is actually knowledge but ...
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Answering and Questioning format, mythological names usage? [duplicate]

I know this kind of question been previously posted with very good answer, but I would like to post it as a extention of that. Firstly whenever I used caps to symbolize strictness in my words, those ...
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Usability of a word 'GODS'?

I found lot of questions with the world 'GODS', encapsulated, this world shows a more 'POLYTHEISTIC' type of 'HINDUISM', but we all know, hinduism is 'STRICTLY MONOTHEIST'. Alongside I would also ...
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Can We use Scientific Relations in answers and questions? [duplicate]

Recently while I was answering a question, I was suggested that I need not use scientific relations in my answers. Stories make beliefs, but proofs built theologies. I know today's science is not ...
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Burninate the [belief] tag [duplicate]

There has already been some discussion of this issue here: Should we remove or limit the use of the "belief" tag? However, the question was finally left unresolved, and it looks like no ...
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Standard comment suggestions for site issues

Recently, I had asked a question to request standard comment suggestion for no source answers. but that question was for answers which were copied from other sites and didn't include the source link ...
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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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Should we change the community name to Sanatana Dharma?

"Hindu" or "Hinduism" is the name given to Hindus by Britishers and other people while the Vedas and even Lord Krishna Himself referred to it as Sanatana Dharma. So shouldn't we change the name of ...
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Is this question really off topic?

I am asking a reason from the scope of Hinduism for this question. Why did my question got closed? why are eggs not consumed in hinduism
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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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Is Personal Experience a Source?

Many answers on this site don't really have tangible sources such as citations from scriptures or the internet. My question is, if someone's answer is based on their practices growing up and ...
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Too Many "Is X Vegetarian" Questions

There have been a lot of questions on this site regarding "is X vegetarian/sattvic?" (I'm even guilty of writing one myself). IMO vegetarianism is an important aspect of the Hindu religion, but these ...
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Are dream related questions on-topic?

Our site is countering some questions which are not yet decided as on-topic. Recently, our site got this post: What is the meaning of seeing Devi Durga in dream for non-Hindu? The above question ...
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Consider removing downvotes when the answer is edited

I am referring to this answer When I saw this much downvotes I thought the culprit was the book '7 Secrets Of Shiva'(it is the edited answer from OP). After reading the comments only, I realized that ...
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Standard comment suggestion for no source answers

As we are moving forward, our site is facing many answers which do not have sources or they are based on user's point of view. Whenever I have time, I am editing the "copy-paste" posts with the ...
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Answers which are totally copy pasted from other websites should be deleted

I've seen many users that they are copy pasting their answers entirely from other websites without taking efforts to understand whats written in the text they have copied even after raising a similar ...
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Do we need honorifics like "Lord" Brahma, "Lord" Shiva & "Maa" Sita .. etc?

Sometimes I see some edits made just to insert "Lord" in front of Rama in the entire text. This is the internet and this site is for discussion. One person's idea of honorific may not suit another ...
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Lets not upvote answers which do not have "correct source" as reference

There are many answers on main site which don't have sources but the story or incident is believed widely by many Hinduism followers. This is resulting to upvotes to an answer with no correct source ...
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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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Is your answer referred from Scriptures?

I have seen many questions are requesting for an answer referred from Hindu scriptures like: Is it mentioned in any scriptures? What does scriptures say about this? Since, Hinduism has many ...
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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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Explain abbreviations used by users briefly

I've seen many users using abbreviations in their answers like sarva-rūpe āsvādaye kṛṣṇa-sevānanda sei balarāma — gaura-saṅge nityānanda [CC - 1.5.11] So here, please explain what does CC - 1.5....
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Spelling non english words in english - search results

The spellings issue has been raised here Please use consistent spelling in your posts but it only talks about within a post. What about across the site? Senshin did say this It would be a fool's ...
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Where are our two pro tem mods?

Two of our pro tem mods are senshin and cheenbabes. There activity log says they are inactive for like 2 weeks. I know there could be personal problems. Senshin explicitly stated this in chat with us....
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Should I search on Internet before asking question?

The site is in beta version. I am seeing many users asking a question whose answer is easily available on first result of google search. On the otherhand other site of SE like Stackoverflow, it has ...
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How to verify a wikipedia post?

I shared a link to one of my answers but OP told that answer cannot be accepted as link is not valid, so how can i verify that Wikipedia link? This is the link in question, and the answer is here.
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About tags Vaishnavism and Shaivism

I observed some of the users are editing the posts to include shaivism or vaishnavism. I just need to clarify my doubt about what I think about these tags. shaivism: Believes lord Shiva as supreme ...
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Tags Moksha and Mukti are synonymous. Aren't they?

I found that this question has used tags moksha and mukti. I think that both Moksha and Mukti are synonymous. So, I suggest that we either delete one of the tags or make one the synonym of the other.
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Two tags for Mahabharata?

There are two tags for Mahabharata mahabharata and mahabharatha (only one post). Please suggest whether we should merge the posts related to these tags or make them synonyms to each other. I am also ...
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Should users comment "Related question" on other questions?

Recently I marked that many users are commenting Related Question : Link to the question on other users questions, which in a way is helpful but somewhat misleading. I've seen that these questions ...
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Define Off-Topic Close Reasons

As we know, currently we don't have precise reason for closing a question as off-topic, but I would like users to suggest precise description for marking a question as off-topic, this will help the ...
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Why two tags for Avatar?

We currently have two tags for Avatar, avatara and avatars. I thing one of then should be synonym of other. Currently i can't suggest synonym for this case, that's why raising it here.
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Is comparison of a topic with other religions on-topic?

I thought this question was asked before on meta. but couldn't find a link. So, I am asking it. Is it on-topic to ask for differences/relation by comparing other religion similar topics? Something ...
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Shall we avoid accepting the answer too early?

The statistics of our site on Area 51 says that we have only 2 answers per questions instead of the required 2.5. We are still at a nascent stage and it may not be a big problem for us now. But ...
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Should we remove or limit the use of the "belief" tag?

I've noticed a lot of questions tagged belief in this site. The tag may make at least some sense if someone asks a broad question like "What do Hindus believe about cooking?" or something like that. ...
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Let us stop asking for "Sources" every time

I am noticing that users are asking to cite sources for every answer posted without a relevant source. We are actually encouraging users to write the answers on their own, please refer The copy-paste ...
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Ongoing cleanup tasks

Some cleanup tasks need to be done on an ongoing basis as new questions/answers/etc introduce cruft to the site. The aim of this question is to compile a list of tasks that: Fall outside the scope ...
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Moderator Pro Tempore Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...

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