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Can I improve multiple answers of mine at one time?

In the beginning , when I joined Hinduism Stack Exchange, I have given some answers to questions with word directly copied from source material. But now I want to reformat some of those answers with ...
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Use OCR to post answers from PDFs which are not text searchable

Sometimes it may be tedious to type all the matter from a non-searchable files. IndianScriptures is a great site to get any scriptures in both English and Sanskrit. Puranas are also available on ...
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On what criteria does the Community accept a suggested edit?

The suggested edit by an Anonymous User to this answer for the question Does Anushasan Parva, chapter 88 of the Mahabharata, allow cow sacrifice? got approved by Community. This question on meta ...
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What to do with those type of questions whose answers are simple yes or no?

I am looking into the site and I have seen this question: Did Ravana ever meet Parashurama?. Though there is no problem with the question, instead problem seems to be with answer. In my opinion ...
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When sacred-texts.com website is down or unreachable, use this link instead

When sacred-texts.com is down, use the following link instead. E.g.,: http://web.archive.org/web/20160612014310id_/http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/maha/index.htm The extra "id_" in the URL will ...
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Can we cite Hatha Yoga Pradipika for Nath Sampraday related questions?

Can we cite Hatha Yoga Pradipika for Nath Sampraday related questions?
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Help us out to make this site better!

As we know, Hinduism.SE is now two years old. It's been a great journey till now, and am looking to make it even better. I will need your help, i.e users of Hinduism.SE to make it even more better. I'...
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What kind of references are valid in answers? Are modern works allowed?

This is a question about what kind of references have to be provided when writing answers on Hinduism.SE. My basic question is: Are modern shlokas, scriptures, views, sayings etc. valid when using ...
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Happy second year anniversary....!

Happy second year anniversary folks. This is the time to pat on our backs and celebration. Still a long way to go, our stats still need be improved which we will do eventually. If anybody have any ...
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Let's prepare the layout and contents for "Useful resources" at help center

After discussion on About providing useful resources at our help-center, Now it is time to create the layout and provide content for the section "Useful resource" at help center. So, Let's build ...
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About providing useful resources at our help-center

After the question in our site - Where can I find/get basic information about Hinduism on the web?, and recent chat, I think if we can provide useful resources in our help center (as recently ...
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Why Hinduism SE doesn't have "not Constructive" and "not a real question" options for closing questions?

Many Stack exchange sites have "not constructive" and "not a real question" options to close a question if question is not constructive or real. There are few questions on this site which are very ...
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Which texts have you read?

I asked a couple of questions on Nyaya and Vaisheshika. I did not receive any answers, I presume because no one on here has read those texts yet. Hence, I ask this question, as I believe it will give ...
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Post an answer that you really like

To make it more interesting, here are two restrictions - the answer should be by another user, the question also should not have been asked by you.
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Post your easiest and hardest Questions and Answers!

We have a little less than a month before our two-year anniversary, so I thought we might do a fun little activity: post your most basic and most advanced questions and answers. This serves two ...
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Upvoted and accepted answer deleted by moderator

There is this question on whether saints and sages can be worshiped in Hinduism and why Sai Baba is worshipped in Hindu temples. Why Saibaba is worshipped as a deity in Hindu temples? I gave ...
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Is this type of closing a question valid?

The question Can the Guna-Karma classification of the Varna system be translated into profession? is close-voted as a duplicate of the question titled K.S. Bhagavan's critique of Adi Shankara. These ...
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Suggested edit rejected by community, why? [duplicate]

Recently one of my edit suggestion on this post was rejected by the Community♦ stating This edit did not correct critical issues with the post - view the revision history to see what should have ...
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Are we allowed to answer personal-advice questions that have been closed, in comments?

I'm noticing that while some questions are closed as off-topic (specially, the personal advice ones) by moderators and also through voting, the discussions are still going about under the question in ...
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Nath Sampraday related questions on-topic?

Can we ask Nath Sampraday related questions on Hinduism Stack Exchange site?
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Overlap of tags or topics between Sanskrit SE proposal and Hinduism SE

Here is the link to the Sanskrit language SE proposal. The scope is defined as: Proposed Q&A site for linguists, etymologists, Sanskrit language enthusiasts and those learning Sanskrit. This ...
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Can Indian languages related questions be posted on Hinduism SE?

I have proposed SE site for Indian Languages But sometimes I feel this should be part of Hinduism SE. Help me to understand the scope.
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Validity of references from new-age Gurus? [duplicate]

I feel Jaggi Vasudev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and their respective websites should not be offered or accepted as valid scriptural references to corroborate one's answers about Hinduism. These and other ...
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Need a wiki etc [duplicate]

We need to enhance our posting guidelines, especially for newcomers. Users should be encouraged to google first and then post questions for which they have been unable to find answers. Users should ...
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What is wrong with the history tag? [duplicate]

I asked this question on Mahabharata and used a history tag. Someone added a mythology tag. I removed it and it was added back again. Before I ask a question, I would like to give some background. A ...
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How to easily navigate to the original Mahabharata Sanskrit shlokha on sacred-texts.com?

The website sacred-texts.com has two versions of Mahabharata: Now if I want to see the original Sanskrit shlokha corresponding to a single line from Ganguli's translation, how can I easily do that ...
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Why not help people convert their off-topic questions to on-topic?

I see a lot of questions being marked as off-topic for various reasons. Should more focus not be placed on helping these people to get their question trimmed to bring it under the guidelines of the ...
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How to increase the number of answers per day?

This site has been in public beta (thanks to the efforts of many people) for an year. I was comparing the stats with the Buddhism public beta. We have 5000 visits per day whereas they have only 1000. ...
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@Sandeep. Don't remove Mythology Tag while editing questions

I appreciate your efforts of improving grammar and format of some questions and answers but why do remove mythology for questions asking Puranic Stories? This clearly conflicts with author's intent. ...
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Is it wrong to provide a scientific explanation to a question in Hinduism SE? [duplicate]

One of my answers in this SE has been commented that it is not permitted to provide an answer on the grounds of scientific reasoning. I think that Religion compliments Science, so in my view a ...
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Downvoting decent posts without comments

I am seeing this happening recently that there is down vote trend even on fairly decent and well researched post. Here are some examples : Post-1, Post-2 Even worse, there is no mention of reason as ...
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Moderators should give time & scope of discussion before deleting a post for active users

This discussion is neither intended for the few novice users who post low quality answers nor for actually "not an answer" kind of posts. Rather it's intended for the situations, where moderators end ...
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Are Questions on Yoga and Pranayam On-topic?

Since Hinduism is such vast and full of rich and diverse subject, as a community we need to agree on few on-topics/off-topics hints I guess. According to Hinduism.SE Help centre below are on-topic ...
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Why is there a minimum word count requirement to answers? And yet another instance of unfair moderation

So, the moderator deleted an answer of mine (related Q Holy cows and plastic bags) The reasons given are unsatisfactory; I quote a portion of it " they shouldn't just be three lines long." Why not? ...
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What might be the reasons for downvotes on these two questions?

Both the following questions asked by me contain one downvote each Which scriptures say that eating rice mixed with milk at night increases one's life span while eating curd at night decreases it? ...
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Are partial answers considered valid answers?

I have seen few users asking more than one questions in one question. In those cases is it allowed to answer such questions partially? To be more clear: Suppose the question has three questions. ...
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Where to report if a website copies content from Hinduism SE?

Recently I came across a site which has nearly 13 questions on Hinduism, all of which are copied from Hinduism SE without proper attribution or credits: http://helptothis.com/. The question list is ...
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Do moderators have the privilege to move answers of closed duplicate questions to the original question?

Do moderators have the privilege to move answers of questions, that are closed because they are duplicate of some other question on the same topic, under the original question? If yes, can they do so ...
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Why are we so sure about everything while commenting or answering?

In spirituality, we can't be assured like maths. Many times, there is a sense of "statement" in our comments & answers. We state them as of that's the ultimate truth for sure. e.g. Recently, I ...
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Are Folk Tales acceptable sources?

Folktales are stories passed down through generations, mainly by telling. Some of these stories are genuine and some are made up stories. But some legends of lesser known temples can be found in these ...
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Are questions related to certain "practices" which might be "superstitions" likely to be closed?

I recently asked a question, which was promptly closed as off topic, citing: This question does not appear to be about Hindu religion, within the scope defined in the help center The question ...
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Guidelines for when to use "Chat" instead of "Comment"

In SE, we have 4 forms of right to express self. They are listed below in order of importance: Question Answer Comment Chat "Question" is the most important, because everything revolves around it. "...
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Can I answer relatively old questions?

Some questions may not be on the first few pages anymore but I still want to answer them. Maybe I think that I know an answer to them. Is that OK as per site rules? Can I answer "old" questions that ...
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Is it fair to promote own posts by either linking them into own Q&A or making insignificant edits?

This post is not an attempt to oppose/blame anyone but only to better understand the stance of community. There are 2 ways to promote own posts: Link own earlier posts into newer posts just for sake ...
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The one tag cleanup post to rule them all [duplicate]

I was going through our tags and I found some inconsistency and non-standardization and might need cleaning up. Few already raised and fix by individual meta posts, and I did few by my own-self, ...
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How does this site chose its moderators?

How does this site chose its moderators? Whether those moderators reserve the right of banning a user?
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In comments i'm adding @username but it isn't adding up eventually.Why?

I'm adding @username (the user to whom i'm replying to) in comments but in the added comment it isn't showing up. Does that mean my comment will not be notified to the user as a message in his inbox?...
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How to create a new chat room that's specific to Hinduism.SE?

I see a lot of clutter at chat.stackexchange.com as Stack Exchange chats don't seem to be site-specific. How do I manually create a new chat room on Hinduism.SE for discussing a subject that is ...
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Please welcome your new pro tem moderator

I'm Pops, a Community Manager at Stack Exchange. Though it saddens me to say it, not just one but two of your existing moderators are leaving the team at this time. Over the past week, I've been ...
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Can we unify tags 'incarnation', 'avatar' and 'avatars'? [duplicate]

Can the mods unify tags avatar, avatars and incarnation? The current description of avatars is better than the other two, so better make them synonyms of the former. Related question: Why two tags ...

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