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should questions that qualify be marked "obscurantist"?

questions that pertain to bringing the dead back to life, atonement for killing a cat etc. In general, treating violations of modern science in Hindu scriptures as factual instead of metaphorical.
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Why the mod is repeatedly editing harmless content from my question without consent?

A moderator originally had closed my question as "opinion based". But it was reopened by other members. Even after that, this question was repeatedly edited and rolled back by the same moderator, ...
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Concerns about brigading

Lately, it seems there has been a tendency for some users to group together and compulsively upvote posts that adhere to a certain viewpoint or posts by certain users that uphold this viewpoint or ...
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Why was user12262 a.k.a shanu deleted?

Why was user12262 a.k.a shanu deleted? His/Her last post was: Do any Hindu scriptures say that Hinduism is not a religion but simply a way of life? Was it voluntary account deletion or was it a ...
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Please stay away from Shiva vs. Vishnu debate

I've been finding that we, the Hinduism StackExchange community sometimes face the issue of Shiva vs. Vishnu debate[1] which leads to the rude or offensive contention in comments, chats and even ...
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An answer of mine was deleted as "offensive" with a penalty of 100 points. how can i appeal it?

It is in perfectly respectful language and is of crucial importance. I'd be happy to reproduce it here and get more opinions. The deleted answer can be read here. (for those who can see it)
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is atheism/agnosticism off-topic and subject to censorship?

The censorship that takes place at this site is absurd. I can understand censoring bad language, personal remarks etc. - but ALL politely worded questions/comments should be allowed. I personally ...
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Is it ethical to earn reputation by copying contents from own/others' duplicates?

Suppose, question B is identified as duplicate of question A. Now user X answers B. It might be voted &/or accepted by OP of question B. If this is done knowing full well that post A has an answer ...
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New users and community responsibility

I propose that we be a little benevolent towards new users, because they are almost always unfamiliar with the site rules. e.g. Today a user named rajesh kaza posted an answer. He does not have enough ...
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New Community Consensus on use of Mythology Tag

First of all I want to tell that before upvoting or downvoting just by seeing the title read the whole question first. For a long time the tag mythology has been creating conflicts in the community, ...
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When is it acceptable to caution the reader of disputes as to the origin of a text or passage?

This question starts was prompted by a note of caution given by user Keshav Srinivasan which reads: One note of caution: it's believed that the Linga Purana contains a lot of interpolations, ...
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How to deal with Moderator who refuses to engage in civilised discourse?

Recently, during an intense discussion, one of the current moderators called me(couched within easily dispelled passive-aggressive wordplay) as egoistic and has refused to further engage any ...
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Why is "mythology" a tag on a Hinduism site? [duplicate]

Why do we have a tag named "mythology"? It implies the story isn't real, which is counter to the aims of Hinduism.
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How to find out whether valid reference is actually valid or not for giving answer?

I have given an answer here with all valid(I guess) reference that I could find in support of my answer. But still I received down votes!! I don't mind if anyone gives down votes to my answer. I am ...
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After how much time the "Start a Bounty" option appears?

When a new question is asked, then after how much time the "Start a Bounty" link appears? Some time it appears immediately after asking a question. I recently asked a question for which I didn't see ...
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What brought you here?

I'm just curious as to how people found out about this site, so I'm running a bit of a survey here to know more about fellow users. Basically, if someone has provided an answer to the titular question ...
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Questions on sadhana specifics and responsibility of responders

This is not really a question but I do not know where else to post. Off and on we see questions regarding yoga , meditation and chakra practices. Some of these are very personal and specific to the ...
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Should this site be renamed to dharma.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

Please revisit below post: Should we change the community name to Sanatana Dharma? Off late, there are few discussions going on where traditional "Hindus" are getting hurt by modern "Hindus" and vice ...
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Is name-calling and bigotry allowed on this site?

The Be Nice policy of SE is pretty clear: Name-calling: Focus on the post, not the person. That includes terms that feel personal even when they're applied to posts (like "lazy", "ignorant", or "...
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Does this site have or need a formal definition for the word Hindu or Hinduism?

In a different post, I saw a moderator using phrases such as "from Hinduism POV...", "the majority of Hindus believe..." etc. I find it surprising that a moderator of all users is using language ...
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How to deal with comments which are disrespectful towards Hindu Rishis, beliefs, gods?

Recently I came across the following comment which was posted under one question on the Main site (The comment is currently not to be found as it was deleted). Simple explanation is they did not ...
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Can we refer to every ancient document as "scripture"?

I am having a problem with nomenclature when asking questions. What is the correct word to use when referring to Hinduism related documents before book publishing began? Is it scripture? Are there ...
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What's wrong with asking mentions of eclipse restrictions in Hindu scriptures?

This question is closed as offtopic Why is Chandra Grahan (Lunar eclipse) considered unsafe for pregnant women in Hinduism? I don't understand why. please help me understand. He is just asking about ...
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Can we post our own translations as answers if none are available?

In reference to this question, there is no English translation available for the stotra anywhere on the internet. Most of the "English" translations are actually transliterations. Like here Since ...
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Are unanswered questions affecting the site's graduation?

Despite substantial activity, the site is still in "beta". There are many unanswered Qn floating around. Most of them are either too off-beat for general taste or simply unanswerable due to blog ...
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Should the "scripture" tag be dropped in awe of "mythology" tag?

In this question, which is about a Hindu Itihasa scripture called the Mahabharata, OP has tagged it with mythology. Isn't scripture more appropriate? Because the former tag gives an impression that ...
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Is Hinduism.SE right place to ask questions related to Sanskrit language? [duplicate]

Recently I asked for some particular type of resource for learning Sanskrit, a mod pointed out that it's off topic? I don't feel it's off topic, since Hinduism.SE is substantially small. To have more ...
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Who created most of the tag excerpts and can they be changed?

For example, for the mythology tag the description reads: For questions about stories that are part of Hindu religious beliefs. Hindu mythology can be found throughout Hindu scriptures like the ...
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Why down voting comments not allowed?

We can cast up or down votes on both questions and answers. But, as far as comments are concerned, we can only up-vote them (or flag them if necessary). Now, just like we have some comments that are ...
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What is the Official policy for comments being moved to chat for this site?

Usually I flag those answers, under which the comments are not directly discussing the context of the Qn. Either it's only a less relevant part of answer or deviated or a debate. For example, I had ...
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How does this site deal with statements which are repeatedly made without references?

If a user makes repeated claims in his questions or answers which are not backed by any references (or which are yet to be proved) then what are the ways to deal with it? This will only help a ...
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Tag Cleanup proposals

Post a tag as answer which needs reworking (delete, merge, rename etc). I will fix simple issues of tag synonyms or renaming but some tag proposals can only be fixed by discussing with fellow users. ...
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What misconceptions did you have about Hinduism before joining the site?

Saturday was the three-year anniversary of our site. To commemorate this, I created a post here to illustrate the large number of scriptural verses that have been asked about on the site. But now I'...
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Are we correctly tagging "scripture" tag?

Recently, I have found out that scripture tag is not correctly used. According to the tag wiki excerpt of the scripture: For questions about the holy texts of Hinduism. Please also use a more ...
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The Hinduism Stack Exchange Bhashya

Saturday was the three-year anniversary of our site, and not long before that we passed our 5000 question mark. I wanted to commemorate all that by making a post illustrating how much of the verses ...
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How does this SE handle questions that obviously have ulterior motives?

Recently we saw a spate of questions ridiculing , deliberately misinterpreting and spreading false stories about Hindu deities, vAnGmaya and beliefs. All of them seem to have taken their cue from the ...
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How does this site deal with aliases?

How does the site deal with aliases? Suppose the moderators are convinced about some accounts being the aliases of one principle account. Will all such alias accounts be suspended under all ...
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Need to create Tags for - Satya yuga, tretha yuga, dwaparayuga

I saw there is a tag yuga & kali-yuga, but No tags for Satya yuga, treta yuga, dwaparayuga. can someone create these tags?
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Community Poll - Reading Seminar - Pilot Experiment

Keshav Srinivasan, one of the power users of our Stack Exchange has kindly agreed to lead a reading seminar. The seminar entails, upon the selection of a common text, curated reading & discussion ...
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How should we handle answers with partial scientific speculation and/or partial answers which are not from Hindu perspective?

As discussed in this meta answer, Scientific speculation is off-topic for this site. If whole answer engages scientific speculation, we can remove the answer under scientific speculation. But some ...
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Community Poll: What sect or school of Hinduism do you believe in?

I often post questions about obscure sects of Hinduism, and I'm unsure of whether we have any members of those sects on the site. So I thought it would be helpful to myself and others to create a ...
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Answer wrongly deleted - 5 [compromised]

My first answer on this site to the post How could octogenarian heroes fight in Mahabharata? was deleted. The answer was deleted under scientific speculation. However: There was no written policy, ...
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Answer wrongly deleted - 4 [resolved]

Here is the post: According to Hindu scriptures, should one buy a house or rent it?. This answer is deleted under no clear written policy. There are 2 requirements for answer to be valid: 1. Attempt ...
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Answer wrongly deleted - 3 [resolved]

Here is the post: Why does Lord Shiva fulfill wishes of evil people also?. This answer is deleted under no clear written policy. There are 2 requirements for answer to be valid: 1. Attempt to ...
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Answer wrongly deleted - 2 [resolved]

Here is the post: What does Hindu scripture say about class hierarchy?. There are 2 requirements for answer to be valid: Attempt to answer (overall SE) Cite sources (Hinduism SE) My answer ...
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Answer wrongly deleted - 1 [compromised]

Here is the post: Why did Krishna steal butter and milk?. This nearly 2 years old answer is deleted under no clear written policy. I have presented 2 reasons to the Qn & also cited following ...
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Is it encouraged to vote on questions which are off-topic?

We are seeing many off-topic questions these days. Specially personal advice questions. When someone asks a personal advice question, it is obvious that it gets closed. Is it allowed to vote on them? ...
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What rules does this site currently follow? When does a highly-upvoted post become a rule?

What rules does this site currently follow? Are the rules being followed here arbitrary (i.e., "subject to interpretation") or are they very-well-defined so any user can easily lookup a rule if ...
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Which scriptures / sources are considered valid?

This is an extension of my older question. As per current thread: Can we revisit the sources required rule?, the general sentiments seems that we must cite the sources for the answers. Hence, it's ...
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Official policy for deleting answers that don't cite sources

As discussed in this question, most users agree with rule of backing up answers with sources. Now comes the question, what is the official procedure for deleting answers that don't cite sources? Two ...

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