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The Inmates are Running the Asylum?

I read this post of the user vedicd. The question he tried to raise was valid, but his approach was probably wrong. If he knew the answers were wrong, then he should have posted the correct answer ...
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Users should make use of their privileges

The issue with this website is that we have merely 25 users with reputation > 200. Still as the site is in public beta, users get access to important privileges with less reputation compared to sites ...
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Is it OK to cite Wikipedia in answers?

Many answers are quoted from Wikipedia. Is that a good resource to depend on? In other words, are Wikipedia entries on Hinduism.SE without any distortions and biases? Would citing books and other ...
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Posts Appearing on “Hot Network Questions” List. Let's make them good!

Alright, as private beta is over, questions of the site (which get lots of activity) will now start showing in the Hot Network Questions list. Which means, they will have a lot of audience, almost the ...
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Users asking for scientific answers / reasons

I think this is in a way duplicate to my other question here but that's for questioning and I recently hit a bump with a user where he was asking for a scientific reason. When I tried to explain that ...
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Jainism and Hinduism are not the same

Recently a user asked a question over Jainism :- Jain non-violence Jain's are supposed to believe in nonviolence, but I don't understand how that is possible. Surely, in certain ...
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How do we promote our site?

The only question left to be discussed from The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta is that how do we promote our site? As the site has entered Private Beta, I wish more and more users join the ...
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Nominate for Pro Tempore Moderators

For more information on elected members as moderators, refer Moderator Pro Tempore Announcement As we are now in Public Beta, its time to discuss on Who should the moderators be? one of the most ...
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Are book recommendations on-topic?

Is asking for book recommendations on-topic? For example, I want to know the best English translation of Yajur Veda done by an Indian author (as opposed to Western authors/translations).
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Asking for stories related to temple history. Is it on-topic/off-topic?

There are many temples in India (or other countries) related to Hindu religion. And many has their own significance of being established at that place. For example like: A God kept the step here. ...
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Guidelines for new users answering questions

Given the nature of the subject, many questions will undoubtedly get different answers, views and opinions. But to keep the site as authentic as possible, certain guidelines should be followed while ...
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Quote your references/links in English

I recently came across an answer where a user hyperlinked a page in Tamil Language. I thought to post this question so that it doesn't cause a problem in the long run because users with various sub ...
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Need some Tag standardization

Recently I posted a question to remove hindu as it makes no sense, same way, some users are tagging questions with hindi words, so we have to decide whether we are sticking with those, or we are going ...
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Need to remove “hindu” tag

I edited out 3 questions recently where OP used hindu which makes no sense as site itself is about hinduism and hence, I would request a moderator to delete the flag before it goes viral. List of ...
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Political and Scientific questions are off-topic for Hinduism SE

Recently, a user posted these questions: Why Hindu saints are targeted very badly in India? I have been living outside India since the last couple of years but I saw plenty of fake cases against ...
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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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Are questions related to combat techniques on-topic?

We have seen different combat techniques in our epic stories like Ramayana and Mahabharata. So, are Hinduism related combat techniques on-topic? Some of the Combat techniques are: Archery (It is ...
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Are mythological TV shows going to be counted as source?

Are mythological TV shows going to be counted as reliable source? I mean there are so many mythological shows I remember from past to present. Are those stories going to be counted as a reliable ...
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Questions regarding timelines should be off-topic?

As far as I can think, Hinduism is a very old religion with many manuscripts reconstructed or timelines vague. Discussing these timelines may become a matter of opinion rather than fact. Some sources ...
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Can we question about Hindu traditions?

Can we discuss about Hindu Traditions? I feel it should be considered on topic, for example, Reason behind wearing Mangalsutra Why girls have sindhur(kumkum) on their forehead Why Hindus don't wear ...
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Allow questions/answers in other languages? [duplicate]

I want this site to grow into a place where hindus can ask questions about everyday moral dilemmas and experts will answer quoting and interpreting scripture. Towards this, it may be needed to ...
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Is history about Hindu kings or famous persons on-topic?

There are many kings and famous poets who contributed their roles in nurturing Hinduism. So, shall we consider asking questions regarding the famous people as on-topic? For example, Vikramaditya ...
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Are questions related to Hindu music and dance on-topic?

As we all know Hinduism has its own music and dance. For example, "Sa re ga ma pa da ne" (saat sur) Our own musical instruments (Veena, tabla etc) And in dance, we have our own God "Nataraj" (who ...
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Are questions related to superstition considered on topic?

As we know, Hinduism dharma is filled with superstition and beliefs of people, so should we consider them on topic? To clarify my point, I will post few examples like — Does using salt ...
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Should numerology be considered on-topic here?

Numerology is any belief in divine, mystical or other special relationship between a number and some coinciding events. It has many systems and traditions and beliefs. Wikipedia does not define ...
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Private beta extended - please focus on quality

I'm a member of the Community Management team here at Stack Exchange; we're the ones responsible for determining when each new site is ready to move on to the next stage of its life cycle. It's been a ...
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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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Can we please have a “proper” system of “suggesting” edits?

I am constantly getting edit suggestion on my posts. I am not offending those who suggest them, I would rather like to thank all of them by this post. Although they all are meant to improve the ...
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Our Unofficial Facebook page

Hi Guys here is our Unofficial Facebook page Hinduism Stackexchange Page Link This is just for the purposes of increasing our traffic, so please help to make it popular by spreading it to your ...
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Are questions regarding Hindu astrology allowed here?

Indian astrology has its base in Hinduism. But are questions relating to that considered on-topic here?
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Please remember to vote, It doesn't cost Money!

Voting on Stack Exchange sites does a number of things. It rewards the content that we like to see when we upvote. It also signals trust, the more someone is upvoted, the more powers on the ...
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Please provide transliterations for non-English text in your posts

Since this is an English-language site, we should try to avoid assuming that people can read languages other than English. As such, if you are including text from another language (Sanskrit, etc.) in ...
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Please use consistent spelling in your posts

There are a lot of ways to transliterate Sanskrit and other liturgical languages of Hinduism, and there are even more ways to transliterate the versions of Sanskrit words that have been loaned into ...
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Should questions like “Did [scripture] predict [event]?” be on topic?

Consider the following question: https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/q/291/13. It is possible that many other questions like this could be asked. For example, I could ask "Did the Mahabharata prefigure ...
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What are the allowed languages for questions, comments or answers here?

Since Hinduism is spread all over the world, different people following different languages have their own ideas, doubts and opinions. And in Hinduism various concepts are explained and brought to the ...
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Acceptable sources and citations

I would like to accumulate a list of acceptable sources and citations here for the site. This is because of the following reasons: It would be helpful as a reference. We can have this in community ...
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Should questions about the science behind rituals be off-topic?

Hinduism includes many rituals which are based on religion. But within each of these rituals and beliefs there are hidden scientific facts that are known and unknown to modern science. Hinduism is not ...
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The copy-paste issue, Hinduism version

tl;dr Please stop posting answers that are just copied out of Wikipedia or some random blog. If you see these things and they don't cite a source, flag (either "very low quality" or "other" and ...
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How to handle uncited fables and myths

Since many things in Hinduism vary and vary tremendously from one culture to another and there are very few sources to cite from and more importantly very few online sources. How can we handle these ...
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Definition of God, on-topic/off-topic?

There are many gods in Hinduism and hence many questions would arise about gods of Hinduism. This post intends to decide, that whether we should make or create a canonical question on main site, in ...
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How does a new user get started on Hinduism SE?

What is the best way for a new user to get started on this site? What are dos and don'ts for new users?
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Tag standardization for Gods?

What is going to be standard for God tags? There is a Shiva tag as shiva and Ganesha tag as lord-ganesh. I mean there should be a standard for this. It's better to remove "lord" from the Ganesha tag ...
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What is Hinduism? [closed]

I am currently confused between these alternatives: the sum total of all traditions followed in modern day India? the value system of Canakya Pandita, the principal creator of the modern-day India? ...
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Do we have experts here?

Do we have experts here? I mean do we have theorists, historicists, or researchers of Hinduism here? Some professionals like pundits/etc. who have better knowledge of Hinduism. For community growth, ...
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What should our chatroom name be?

Currently, our main chatroom name is "Hinduism". Are we going to stick with it? If not, what should we change it to? Note: Feel free to add your chatroom name suggestions as answers.
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How should our logo and site design look like?

What should our logo and site design look like? This one is pretty straightforward. Solicit contributions, throw out ideas, post preliminary (or finished) designs, and be supportive and respectful of ...
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How much of Ayurveda is accepted here?

As of now, we don't have Ayurveda.SE. And many times, its proposal has failed. But now Hinduism.SE is live and the Vedas are part of it. Now my concern is, on Hinduism.SE, are Ayurveda-related ...
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Are questions about Hindu mythology allowed?

Ok, this might be a silly question, but are we considering questions related to Hindu mythology on topic? Like questions related to the Mahabharata, Ramayana, and other mythological Hindu texts...
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How do we want to handle discrepancies between belief systems on this site?

What kind of answers do we want to see here? Is this a site for propagation of dogma with judgement for 'non-believers' (of ideology / religion / what-be-it) or is this for scholarly discussion of ...
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Can we enforce quotations of scripture references?

The site is only one day old, and already there is quite a bit of contention between the different understandings of Advaita, Vaishnavism, Shaivism, etc. This is to be expected with such a large ...

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