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Moderating for knowledge, not truth

Religious sites are among the most challenging moderation tasks. Before I was hired as Community Manager, I was an active moderator on Biblical Hermeneutics, so I feel I have some justification in ...
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Why aren't all NAAs treated equally on this site?

The question Historically, when (and why) did Ganga become a holy river? Is it after Sarasvati dried up? has two answers which are written from a purely Puranic point of view and does not address OP's ...
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If a user doesn't quote references properly, then will Mods delete majority of their answers?

There is a user, who is consistently not quoting the references in their answers. Wherever there is a mention of the reference, it's not in form of quote but it's just a last line. (e.g. "Ref: ...
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Is Shashi Tharoor's "Why I Am a Hindu" a valid source?

Can Shashi Tharoor's new book Why I Am a Hindu be used as a source to answer Who is considered Hindu? Or will the answer be taken down? EDIT: An answer using this book as source is now live.
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Why answers are being deleted by moderator?

So recently I answered this question: What was Madhvacharya's argument against the Shaktas? which was asked by one of our Moderator. I am sure I didn't receive enough flag for my answer, but this ...
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Should we have a new tag for qustions about learning about Hinduism?

There are many questions asked by users who are enthusiastic to learn about Hinduism as well as follow it. Some of them are as follows: How shall a foreigner develop their practice of Sanātana ...
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Should we allow words of Swamis as sources who face (legal) allegations?

It's unfortunate to Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) that there are apparently some fake Babas or Swamis who exploit gullible people in India and abroad. Even few famous saints or Swamis face legal ...
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Can anything be done about downvotes and closures out of hate? [duplicate]

My question when is the Trimurti referred to first? received 2 downvotes. Nothing but hatred directed at the poster can explain this. These acts are immature and would impede the "graduation" of ...
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On allowing users with agendas

Related: Should we allow users with political agendas on this site? On this note, should users who proselytize be allowed to post on this site. The user not only posts freely but , in spite of heavy ...
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Should we allow users with political agendas on this site?

There is a certain user who is blatantly anti-Hindu. Though they may deny it, they are against certain fundamental tenets of Hinduism as propounded by shastra. They push their agenda relentlessly ...
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If Lingayats break from Hinduism would Lingayats become off-topic for the board?

It makes sense. The rules seem clear about this.
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User was removed

An actively voting user got deleted today. Many people have reputations loss due to that. Which User got removed? & also Why (if anyone knows)? From this meta post, it appears that the user may ...
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What posts/comments fall under bigotry of any kind?

According to the Be nice policy: Language likely to offend or alienate individuals or groups based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc. will not be tolerated. At all. (Those are just ...
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Why Hinduism SE is still in beta? Where is it lacking?

why Hinduism SE is still in beta? Where is it lacking? Minimally, what exactly should be improved to make it graduate.
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Can we assume cliches are known to all and stop repeating them ad nauseum?

Prhaps an FAQ section would help. My pet peeves: (1) There is no caste system - what we have is Varna/Guna which is not by birth. (2) There is nothing called HInduism - it is actually Sanatana ...
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Are questions like "does modern knowledge (science, psychology,sociology etc. ) prove XYZ from scripture is false" allowed?

Is the factuality or otherwise of assertions in scripture sacred - regardless of what modern science science has to say about it? for example - which is closer to the earth - the sun or the moon?
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Why my comment was deleted?

Yesterday I posted two comments. I usually take snapshots while commenting to keep record of my comments which are worthy. Both got deleted. But I'm interested to know the reason why my below comment ...
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Are emoji allowed on Hinduism.StackExchange?

Personally I have found people to be rude on many, many SE sites. 😔 On a few occasions I have found that I was misinterpreting the other user's intent. I find that the skillful use of emoji prevents ...
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Are there quality standards for videos/gifs posted here?

In the answer Can we stop scriptures sourced from a self-declared non-Hindu faith from being cited as Hindu scripture? I find the gif here crude and offensive.
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what is site policy about formatting?

I get jumped on all the time, but usually those more adept at HTML re-format my posts. Are poor HTML skills a reason to stop people from posting? Just how many ways are people going to think of to ...
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Can we stop scriptures sourced from a self-declared non-Hindu faith from being cited as Hindu scripture?

From here There is a misconception that the Krsna consciousness movement represents Hinduism. Krsna consciousness is in no way a faith or religion that seeks to defeat other faiths or religions....
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How are the following questions duplicate of each other? Wrongly flagged as Duplicate

Did Lord Vishnu rape tulsi in her previous birth? This above question is marked Duplicate of this question- 2. Vishnu seducing Jalandhar's wife Vrinda: an act of injustice? Why? The ...
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Why are similar questions treated differently?

This question Is Ramanuja's alleged re-interpretation of "kapyasam" from the Chandogya Upanishad correct? was put in hold as not pertaining to Hinduism while Why did Adi ...
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Why is there selective deletion of comments challenging the moderators, especially one moderator

Clearly, there was a conversation between me and the moderator. All comments of mine challenging the moderator have been conveniently deleted by the moderator(s). Only their comments have been ...
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Can we be mature about close voting?

This is an issue I have observed lately on main site. Pinpointing the close voters in comments. When a question is closed by the community, some users are losing their patience and and pointing and ...
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Is there any way to take legal action on the inflammatory answers?

For the last few days the site has been impregnated with inflammatory answers against Gods which are excessively abusive. Is there any way to take legal actions on them based on any IT act? If Yes, ...
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Is there any way to completely delete some answers?

Many anti Hindu derogatory answers are being posted by anonymous accounts nowadays. They are deleted but still a user having enough reputation can read those answers like here. Is there any way to ...
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Either delete the tag "identification-request" or limit it's usage

The tag identification-request is completely redundant. And, the way it's excerpt is written, it can be used with way too many questions. A tag, which is redundant as well as not being related to ...
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Personal advice questions whose answers are present in scriptures?

So my question is - :What we think about Personal Advice Questions whose answers are present in scriptures.i.e. scripture itself is providing some personal advice and providing some kind of Personal ...
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What is the site policy for comments used to attack authors?

This from an answer written by a mod a few days ago: Even comments should be used only for asking clarifications and suggest corrections on posts (questions and answers) and many comments become ...
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What to choose among -- user "Intent" vs site "Content"?

Suppose, if a user posts a question or answer, with apparently ill intention. However, the content generated by the user is of somewhat commendable quality. For obvious reasons, the post is either ...
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Requiring original Sanskrit text when asking for explanation of translation?

Many questions are of the type : English translation of Gita - Why does Krishna say so? English translation of verse - Is this valid today? and many times, the translations are incorrect either by ...
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Should there be a tag called "minutiae" or "trivia" for questions?

For example - the names of the 101 clans of yadavas.
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is denigration of Hindu scripture allowed just because it appears in other hindu-scriptures?

"Among these puranas Satvika Puranas lead one to liberation, Rajasa do not cause good and tamasa puranas lead one to hell." (236.2) vishnuists bring this up again and again and again and there cannot ...
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should posters consider the concerns of present day practising Hindus in questions/answers/comments?

Shaving / Haircut / Nailcut - what days are allowed / prohibited? This post got 10,000 plus views. this shows that posters/visitors here are not average hindus - since as far as I know these ...
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Undelete these self deleted posts

As continuation of following post: How do moderators deal with good questions, which are self deleted by the Original Poster (OP)? I am starting this thread. If you come across a good Qn or a good ...
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can we have a clear statement what constitutes Pramana for this board?

Only Hindu scripture is Pramana - that is reasonably clear. But there are two caterpillars in the salad: (1) The allegation of "Tamasic Puranas" which non-sectarian modern scholarship has rejected. ...
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A question related to "Wrong attribution to Bhagavad Gita", should be kept open

Bhagavad Gita is inarguably the most famous scriptural text among Indians due to its concise nature & popularity of Lord Krishna. Now such enormous popularity also gives rise to misconceptions and ...
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why the constant policing for duplicates?

A lot of times, clearly non-duplicates are marked as duplicates. the poster may or may not have the energy to fight for his question. Instead if two questions are related, merge them - end of story. ...
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Is "What scriptures/XYZ say about ...<my off topic query>?", a freeway to convert a Qn to on-topic?

There are numerous Qn-s (including few of mine), which starts with, "What scriptures/some school/my favorite philosophy/acharyas/XYZ say about [some concept]?" Many a times these Qns are on-...
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How do moderators deal with good questions, which are self deleted by the Original Poster (OP)?

I have come across several Qn-s in our SE, which were actually good, but due to some reason, they were deleted by the OP. It creates following issues relating to those Qn-s: Getting a URL link is ...
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Avoid posts targeting beliefs

We know that our community is suffering from the sectarian issue. The main problems are: Questions that target the beliefs of particular sect Comments that engage in sectarian debating Answers that ...
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Can images uploaded in the answer become dead after sometime?

Please note that I didn't add images from some other external source but uploaded screenshots in the answer, i.e. image links are created by stackexchange itself, so how they can become dead after ...
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When/how users of this site will learn to do right flagging?

I have seen many stackexchange sites but only in this sites users don't know where to flag and for what purpose. I have seen many posts with wrong flagging. In this stackexchange, users specially ...
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Are questions about initiatives of external websites which provide resources of Hinduism on-topic?

This question is prompted by the following question: What is IIT Kanpur's proposed service on "Hindu Sacred Texts", all about? So, this is the question about IIT Kanpur and its ...
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Is asking for a natural explanation for a supernatural event allowed on this site?

The birth of Vyāsa's son, Śuka, is narrated in the Mahābhārata as follows: Bhishma said. 'The son of Satyavati having obtained this high boon from the great God, was one day employed in rubbing his ...
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How to deal with the users who have an ulterior agenda?

Nowadays seeing that the main site is flooded with questions, from primarily two users who have set out to denigrate certain community of Hinduism. It is annoying to read such questions. These users ...
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Should users on this forum declare they will act on their beliefs?

Should there be a "put your money where your mouth is" rule for Hinduism Stack Exchange? For example: If someone thinks Sati is dandy - should he declare that if he were to pre-decease his wife, he ...
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When we have complaints against moderation is raising a meta the only or recommended solution?

Usually when i find unfair instances of moderation, i straightaway post on here. Is this practice ok or something else is also recommended (like discussing in chat rooms etc) in such situations? ...
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Do we have rules already or we need to frame some to stop the unfair practice of making posts active again by making the most insignificant edits?

Example1: Here, OP 2 days back removed "of language" from the title and then again he added it today. Now, possibly after two days, he will add it again and two days after remove it again. By doing ...

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