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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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Declined comment flag again. Why?

I recently asked a question Who are these women mentioned in the Hiranyakeshin Grihya sutras? I thought the verse which I posted is from Shukla Yajurveda. But a comment came from a moderator that the ...
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Let the users know why a notice is put on their post.

You might be knowing that there is a policy on our site to add citations in answers. There is a list of valid references which are also added in the faq. When there are no valid sources in an answer, ...
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Why hindu scriptures termed hindu mythology? [duplicate]

Please using the mythology term for scriptures should be stopped its all due maculay system of education, that hindu scriptures are termed like that, hindus themselves started using this words without ...
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How to deal with good questions for which there are no existing answers?

Hinduism is vast. But, there may be many good questions for which there may be no answers. Suppose what is the previous life of Krishna's wife Nagnajiti? which may not be available, but the same is ...
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We are neither Hindus nor Indians!

I am a Hindu as well as an Indian. You say you're a Hindu as well as an Indian. But WE are neither Hindus nor Indians. Over my one whole year of this site, I have found that certain users have been ...
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Editing question intent in title?

If a question title is : 'Why do Hindus eat beef daily?' There are 2 things here - an assumption that Hindus eat beef daily. and a question about its reason. This could come from 2 types of people -...
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Regarding tagging questions asking for scriptural reference

There seems confusion regarding using tags scripture and identification-request and users have different opinions on definition of the tag. So, it would be better to clear the confusion and reach to ...
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What steps are the site taking for providing correct guidance for new users?

Important feature which differs Stack Exchange sites with regular discussion forums is having community moderation. That is we are the people help each other. Users having knowledge on how the site ...
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What anushtanam (daily ritual/practice) do you follow?

In addition to gaining knowledge about Hinduism, we are also expected to live according to that knowledge. There are verses: acharah prabhavo dharmah and suna: puccham iva vyartham pANDityam ...
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Quoting random persons opinion/reference about scriptures

Are we allowed to quote a random article or person who has an opinion about our scriptures or mentions that something exists in our scriptures, and ask for reference/justification without doing any ...
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Science stack sites related questions hijacking Hindu questions

In continuation to this question. I got a big doubt. Some people are arguing that any questions regarding science will not be encouraged in this site. It is rational to say that any question asking ...
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Is "We don't believe in this theory or concept" a valid answer?

We have good guidelines on answering in our Frequently Asked Questions as well as in the default help center in How to Answer pages. A good answer should address the doubts raised in the question. It ...
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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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Moderation on Hi SE of inappropriate posts

I'd like someone to explain something. Recently I flagged a post, an answer How do Dvaitins and Vishistadvaitins interpret this passage of Mahabharata? answered Mar 26 at 11:39 by Pradip ...
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Facing misleading blogs, articles, texts that contradicts actual texts

Now a days we find many people, websites, blogs, articles, movies etc., are injecting into society, several statements that are contradicting to the actual texts. All those are spread over internet ...
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How to handle translation issues in answer or some part of answer is wrong or an altogether wrong answer?

Can other users comment on such posts to point out mistakes or translation issues? From latest discussion on such issue, OP told me that one can share what he thinks is the right answer (by posting ...
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Comment flags should be cleared before moving them into chat

Even though we know comments are not for extended discussion, comments under the question or answer goes on to become a discussion. There have been a several chat rooms which are imported from ...
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What is the order of pramāṇic validity on this site? [duplicate]

First, what pramāṇa are acceptable? Second, if the claims of two proofs are inconsistent, which method should win out? I know there are related questions in this Meta, but they are limited to one or ...
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How to handle a new question which is duplicate of existing unanswered question?

We can close a question as duplicate. But what if exsiting question is unanswered, should both the questions be kept open? If so, what's the point because if existing is unanswered then, new one also ...
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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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Update the help center page with all off-topic reasons and other changes

Recently, our help center was edited to add a banner like thing on its top. Lines for the scope of our site and guidelines about asking and answering were added to guide the users to appropriate help ...
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In what scenarios 'Community' user cast a close as duplicate vote?

From some meta posts, it seems that 'Community' user doesn't cast close as duplicate vote automatically. When a normal user cast a close as duplicate vote and then OP approves it (or cast vote, not ...
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Why is this short answer deleted though it is answering accurately?

When I was looking at some deleted answers, I found out a deleted answer (2kers only). The answer was just a one word but it still answered accurately. There were upvotes on the answer and downvotes ...
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Is Kama Sutra authentic text to cite on the matters of sex and sexuality?

One of the answer in this question indirectly cites Kama Sutra as an authentic source. Is Kam Sutra considered authentic source? If it's not why it's persisting there? Can it be deleted for lack of ...
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Can the mods go easy on declining flags on old unsourced answers?

Some of my recent flags asking for citation notice on a couple of old answers from 2014 are declined. In the decline reason, the mod is pointing me to an answer about deleting old unsourced answers ...
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What to do with those comments that ask for reason for downvotes?

Sometimes, when we are clueless as to why a downvote has been cast on one of our posts, we post comments under that post like "Why the downvote?" Resaon for the downvote?" etc. My question is are ...
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Should the comments which attempt to answer questions be flagged for deletion?

Some of us know that comments are not to be used for answering questions but some of us may not know that. But, many of us, either knowingly or unknowingly, sometimes do post answers in comments. My ...
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Are placeholder answers ("Go with this interpretation for now, I will add sources later!") allowed?

On the main site, a user wrote an answer with a note at the end on the following lines. This answer received several upvotes and is also accepted by OP. Note: Some portions of this answer are ...
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What is the code of conduct during the edit disputes among users?

Below is just for an example purpose: The question is edited again and again for tagging despite OP's consent. https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/posts/28670/revisions Similarly my answer is edited ...
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Does anyone who got a temple, will make them god/goddesses by default and their questions would be on-topic?

We just got this question which got debated a lot for on-topicness and one of the answerers made argument that it's on-topic because “Bharat Mata" has a temple and make it on topic because Wikipedia ...
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Why is comment deleted, which was pointing out mistake in an answer?

This question is about Who is the goddess depicted as "Bharat Mata" & why is she having Indian tricolor flag? and the comments posted under it. There are problems with on-topicness of ...
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What do we do with the comments which give wrong information and posted on wrong assumptions?

Comments are given more importance on our site than other sites.The reason I say this is posts asking "Why my comments are deleted?" remain hot for more days than the posts which invite ...
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Should we permanently delete the abusive edit history from the posts, which were [accidentally] approved for spam edits?

For example, recently a couple of users have accidentally approved abusive edits of their posts: Where does Vishwamitra's parallel creation of constellations of stars and galaxies exist? K.S. ...
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How is the following question Scientific Speculation or not related to Hinduism?

How does a Swan separate milk and water, as claimed by Hindu scriptures? The question only asks how it happens. The question does not ask how is it "scientifically" possible or so. Also, it is by ...
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Is "Community poll" a valid way of discussion in our meta?

Recently I came across few questions in our meta which were "polling" in nature. I too asked my previous question of same type. In a way such questions potentially could be close-able as "opinion ...
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Community Poll: Are your family/friends knowing about your participation in this site?

When anyone searches any info about Hinduism (philosophy, itihasa, smritis), then most likely this site may pop-up due to good indexing. If your friends, relatives search something on Hinduism, then ...
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Hinduism StackExchange Mimansa

🎉 ℋ𝒶𝓅𝓅𝓎 ℱℴ𝓊𝓇 𝒴ℯ𝒶𝓇 𝒜𝓃𝓃𝒾𝓋ℯ𝓈𝒶𝓇𝓎 🎉 Discussing about growth of the community. You can see the overall progress graph from starting to the end of 2017 in chart and tubular at here. In ...
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Why is the "some good/bad omens" question not considered "too broad"?

This is about What are some of the good and bad omens? The question asks for both good and bad omens as per scriptures (I think all are also covered because good and bad covers all. If there is no ...
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Should we migrate all 'Jiddu Krishnamurti' questions to Philosophy.SE?

Questions like: What are the teachings of Sri Jiddu Krishnamurti? This is what he thought about all religions: The question is: Is there not truth in religions, in theories, in ideals, in beliefs? ...
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What's with the nasty vandalism edits recently ? How do we find out who is doing it? [duplicate]

Question in Title, saw some really angry/vulgar edits to some questions, which was auto-flagged as spam, and I also went in and marked them as such. Do we know who is doing this ?
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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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Is it needed to add something from our end when Question can be answered directly from Scriptures without any explanation?

I see few upvoted comments on my answer: "You can just paste a link of chapter number in comments instead of just copy pasting totally..." "Pure copy paste. Is there anything from you in the answer?....
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Should we allow "How do I prove something", "How can I refute this argument" type of questions?

Examples: How do I prove casteism is not an inherent part of Hinduism? Feminist's claim that the Vedas, Ramayana and Mahabharata were written by male writers (my own question from early days on ...
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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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Action to be taken on trolls on the site [duplicate]

I would like to bring to the attention of community that the attacks of trolls and spammers is increasing daily on all the posts. Our only option so far is rejecting the edits or deleting comments. ...
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Let's define the purpose of "history" tag on this site

If OP uses the history tag does it automatically indicate to the audience that OP only wants answers from a historical perspective? E.g., If OP wants to know the (biological) father of a certain ...
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Have a chat room where all the site moderators are contactable

Currently there is no single point of contact, to be able to reach all the moderators. With their mutual understanding, moderators should create/rename a chat-room, which can be reached by all the ...
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What changes would you like to see happen for your continued active participation on this site?

What is that you like about this site compared to other SE sites? In what areas is this site lagging and can be improved? All opinions/suggestions are welcome.

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