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Is it fine to use a derogatory word like Mleccha on this site?

Only some time back I got to know about the word "Mleccha" and Wikipedia offers the following definition: Mleccha (from Vedic Sanskrit mlecchá, meaning "non-Vedic", "...
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Do we have an ethical liability or not on this site?

There is a more than one month old question on this site which is ripping apart the ethical liability/morality of this site. It's the case of the weird victim-blaming with religious backing. It did ...
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Questions asking whether Hinduism is unique with respect to a particular feature?

Consider a question as follows Is it true that only Hinduism has the feature F? Suppose it is clear that Hinduism has a feature F. I want to know whether Hinduism is the only way/religion that has ...
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Are questions based on plays, novels and television series allowed?

Wikipedia lists plays, novels and TV series among formats of fiction: Traditionally, fiction includes novels, short stories, fables, legends, myths, fairy tales, epic and narrative poetry, plays (...
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How can I get answers of my most curious questions?

2-3 of my answers are marked either opinion based or the answers their don't justify fully. Following the rules of site is at one side, but knowing the truth related to Hinduism is not a wrong. Here ...
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Why is it marked as duplicate?

Did Karna think that it was adharma to not appoint Duryodhana as king of Hastinapura? The so called original question is nothing as duplicate.
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Was it reasonable to close this question as opinion-based?

Are both Shiva and Vishnu considered supreme as per Vedas? This question has been put on hold as "primarily opinion-based" by a mod. The automatic reason stated in the banner is: Many good ...
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Shouldn't Stackexchange change this website structure to Question-Opinion site?

I've seen most answers are opposite from each other. On a single question, multiple answers can be correct, although they are way different, different answer. So shouldn't it be Question-Opinion ...
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Favorite questions and answers from 2nd quarter of 2019

Looking at the positive response from community, in the spirit of encouraging efforts of writing good questions and answers, We are continuing the tradition of Favorite questions and answer from last ...
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What are the sites which can be quoted on this site? [duplicate]

Which sites can be quoted on this site as sources of scriptures? I want to ask that while quoting excerpts from sacred texts which sites can be used as link as official texts and valid sources of ...
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Unsourced answers need more time before getting to VLQ queue

Background : While reviewing Very Low Quality, I noticed that some answers which are answering questions or answering partially. What they lack is just a reference. This meta is about discussion ...
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Is there a change in the policy regarding closure of verse translation questions?

There was a huge debate recently on allowing pure translation questions as on-topic. What is the description of Radha's birth from Garga Samhita? English translation of Madhva Bhashya on ...
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Are transliteration questions on-topic for the site?

When I was going through some old questions on the site. I found a question which asks for transliteration of a mantra. What's the English transliteration of this Sanskrit mantra? It received ...
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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 Nyāya Sūtras an authentic Hindu text to use in our main site?

In Hinduism stack exchange, is it allowed to cite or ask or answer any thing related to Nyāya Sūtras by Akṣapāda Gautama?
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Just some fun user stats

We know which users are the most reputed here We know which users vote the most here We know there are 12k+ users here But.. Reputation is based on question/answer score, but does not include ...
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About marking a question Duplicate after four days of posting it

I am here discussing about the question : Which of the six Darshanas are atheistic? It was marked as duplicate after four days of the original question being posted, by one Moderator who answered the ...
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Can users who constantly engage in edit-wars with other users over tags be banned from the site?

Does the system allow for banning users who engage in disruptive behavior of the following nature; User doesn't like the use of a particular tag. Instead of bringing the issue to notice on meta, user ...
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Mods - When are we going to remove mythology tag?

New Community Consensus on use of Mythology Tag very few people care about the pedantic semantic difference between myth & mythology. for all intents & purposes, mythology means imaginary ...
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Overcritical downvoting, when the question directly relates to Hinduism and its propagation

Networking among pujaaris (priests) of various temples in a region I asked this question. According to me, this is related to Hinduism, but it is being downvoted. Is inviting suggestions from other ...
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Duplicate does not satisfy me

Suppose I ask a question on site and it is marked as duplicate. What if the accepted answer of duplicate question does not satisfy me? So even though I am not satisfied with accepted answer of the ...
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Favorite questions and answers from first quarter of 2019

In the spirit of encouraging efforts of writing good questions and answers, I would like to see if we, the community are interested in continuing the idea of Favorite questions and answer from last ...
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Self Knowledge, Is this site not promoting Ego by adding followers and who is popular?

I just want to learn about Hinduism and ask question not for being Popular or winning followers. I am merely an ignorant person with many questions. If I let my Ego become inflated with popularity of ...
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Is it encouraged to answer in my local language? [duplicate]

Suppose my local language is Telugu and assume that I'm studying Telugu translated versions of authentic scriptures. Is it encouraged to give an answer in the local language (Telugu)?
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Why is my tag edit for Krishna rejected as spam?

I made an edit suggestion to Krishna tag. https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/24833 The current info is: Krishna is considered as the eighth incarnation among ten principle ...
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Why is this question considered off-topic?

This question. This question is not off-topic. It is asking if a particular action is a sin, and the question which actions are sinful is relevant to Hinduism. Just because the question has the words ...
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Are questions about Shirdi Sai Baba and his teachings on-topic?

Should we allow these questions about Shirdi Sai Baba and his teachings on this site? Did Shirdi sai mention anywhere that he will born again? Why is Sai Baba worshipped on Thursdays in particular ...
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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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Redefine and moderate the caste-system tag

The caste system is the biggest black mark on the face of Hinduism. While the whole of Hinduism is struggling to eradicate it, I think this website is quietly harboring caste feelings. Check some of ...
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On the two recent user bans

Why is one user banned for a year while the other only for 7 days? Why is one user's recent post deleted by a mod as offensive and also warned in comments not to ask such anti-XYZ questions, but why ...
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The tone of language does matter to the health of our site

What we're ignoring The tone of language does matter to the health of our site. Recently many rude/offensive comments and hatred posts have been observed. Most of us might be aware about the issue of ...
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How is the word “mleccha” considered offensive?

Recently, many of my questions and answers using the word Mleccha have been edited and replaced with another word conveying a similar meaning, like "foreign" or "christian," etc. I have accepted ...
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How to handle with answer ratio in our main site?

In area 51, it is showing that answer ratio is 1.6. It means there is 1.6 answer to every question on average. Almost all questions asked in main site are answerable from scriptures only and are fact ...
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'Mythology' tag - Nth discussion [duplicate]

Myth definition: a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events. a ...
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Regarding definition tag [duplicate]

I believe that it will be very useful to introduce definition tag in the main site. A related tag terminology exists in that site but definition tag allows us to properly and precisely define the ...
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What citation standards are expected of Questions?

We follow a ritual about requiring quoting scriptures when answering, with answers getting deleted due to lack of citation. This is to prevent personal opinions which don't have scriptural backing. ...
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Why can't I vote to close a question with an open bounty? [duplicate]

The title of Are there any verses which say Vishnu is source of all avatars? looks fine but the body has several unrelated questions: Since there are different Vishnus and such complexity in ...
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Posts that offend but have scriptural sanction seem to be allowed. But how about offensive AND unsupported material?

For example Apart from the Padma Purana, does any other Purana say that Adi Shankaracharya will teach mayavadi philosophy? This post just slings mud on a revered teacher and on a revered deity. The ...
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How is this question off topic?

How is this question off-topic? The question is not off-topic because it has an answer from Hindu scriptures, as the provided answer precisely shows.
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What have you learnt from this site? [duplicate]

I learnt how unimaginably vast Hindu scripture is. I disagree with a lot of it - but the vastness of whats out there is hard to comprehend.
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Curious why this answer is highly downvoted?

This answer is highly downvoted. I'm curious to know the reason why this answer is highly downvoted. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Is there a final decision on whether ISKCON texts are quotable as scripture at this site? [duplicate]

I am not just talking about translations - also about their theological statements pertaining to Hindu deities.
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Should we allow texts which are without actual source?

There are many texts that I am researching on which are just going on in the name of scriptures, but really if we dig deep, we don't really find any information. And these scriptures make big claims. ...
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We need to have the same standards for deciding what is disrespectful and what is not?

I raised a flag for this answer in this question saying it was rude. It was declined. I explained why this language is unacceptable in my next flag, which I raised as below. "My last flag was ...
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How to discourage users from posting self answered duplicate and off-topic questions?

Recently we are seeing lots of self answered questions (like this) where asker is posting both the question and the answer almost simultaneously. It can very well be that the question is a duplicate ...
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Should works of Swami Vivekananda and other non-Vedic scholars be banned from this site? [duplicate]

Swami Vivekananda, and all neo-Vedantin acharyas, interpret Hindu scriptures to fit their own personal whims, reject important scriptures like the Dharma Shastras and Brahma Sutras, and routinely ...
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What's the reason one question got put on hold and other one wasn't?

Lord shiva in my dreams This was put on hold as off topic. 'Dream' of Lord Shiva This question, is on similar grounds. I am trying to understand why the first one is off topic but second ...
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So can I use a comment as an answer to the question?

I have been going through the unanswered questions list of this SE and was surprised to see how many of the questions were actually answered in the comments. The commentator then virtually abandons ...
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Favorite questions and answers from last quarter of 2018

Recently while thinking about encouraging the quality Q/A and to keep enthusiasm and voting contribution, I came to know about idea of favorite questions and answers which was introduced in 2014 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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