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Flag handled wrongly

On this answer I had raised a flag trying to draw Mods attention towards it. The answer did not have sources then and that's why I had raised the flag. Till yesterday the flag was pending but today I ...
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Comments getting removed mysteriously

Yesterday I posted a comment under Looking for scriptural reference of Shanta Durga, asking OP about something that is related to the post there. After sometime when I went there to check if OP ...
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Is Logic and Science really off topic for Hinduism Stack Exchange?

Refer: Political and Scientific questions are off-topic for Hinduism SE Note: I'm not outright saying people need to start asking questions regarding Modern mathematics and Quantum Physics in ...
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A question about flagging a post as spam

I have noticed that whenever I flag a question as spam, it immediately receives a downvote. I guess the Community user casts the down vote. My question is, if my flag eventually gets declined will the ...
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How are these answers answering the question?

I am talking about the question: Does the Aitareya Brahmana ask sudras to serve the other three castes? It is quite specific and clear. It asks whether the Aitreya Brahmana really asks the Sudras to ...
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Can flags raised on this site be handled by Mods of other SE sites?

Sometimes I have observed that my chatroom flags are being handled by Mods from other SE sites. Can the flags that I raise on posts on Hinduism.SE be similarly handled by other sites' moderators or by ...
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Two answers using exactly the same source to answer the same question -- Does that make the answer posted later flag-able as not an answer?

Let's suppose I have posted an answer A to a question Q using some texts T as reference. Now, some hours later, another user posts another answer B to the same question Q using exactly the same texts ...
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Is it fair to flag and delete answers taking an extremely conservative position?

While I understand the downvotes this answer to Feminist's claim that the Vedas, Ramayana and Mahabharata were written by male writers has received, I don't understand why the answer has been ...
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Why was my flag declined here?

Under the following question, Why does world start to fall apart and burn because of one's tapasya? there was a comment where one user said something like "those are just metaphors". To this ...
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Is it possible for me to track my flagging history for chatroom messages?

When I'm logged in I can view my flagging history but only for those flags that I have raised on posts and comments. What about the flags that I have raised for chat messages? Is it possible for me ...
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Meta flag pending since Aug 26

Is asking for direct references containing science on-topic? [duplicate] asked Nov 11 '18 at 15:44 by hanugm this is not a dup of the other, needs to be reopened so it can be properly answered – ...
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How did this answer enter the low-quality review queue?

SE usually doesn't let anyone flag an answer with high # of upvotes (such as the one below) as 'Very Low Quality' so how did this answer enter the review queue? N.B. This discussion is not about the ...
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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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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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Why is this flag declined about exact duplicate questions?

Today there was a question posted about a claim of Devdutt Patnaik made about third gendered people. Which verse in Ramayana is Devdutt Patnaik referring here? This was about a story where third ...
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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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What is the correct reason to use when flagging one/two liner answers which are without any sources?

Recently I have observed a trend where experienced users are simply posting one-two liners as answers. Basically those are comments posted as answers and obviously they are low quality as answers. ...
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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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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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How to correctly use the new flag reason for comments "unfriendly or unkind"?

Prior to the launch of the new Code of Conduct, there used to be fewer flag reasons available for comments. Like -- "No longer needed", "Rude or Abusive" etc. Now, there is a new reason called: "...
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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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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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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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How is this even an answer that my flag was rejected?

This question asks: Which scripture is the source of (a particular verse)? The answer given uses only one sentence to address it viz- "But as far as I know it's not found in any scriptures." (The ...
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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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When comments are "no longer needed", instead of deleting them all why were they moved to chat (inspite of being flagged for deletion)?

After i had made the revision#3 in this question, all the comments that were then there under it, became "no longer needed". And, so i flagged few of them in order to get them deleted. But they were ...
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First my flags for irrelevant comments get rejected and then a moderator himself deletes the same comments

I had flagged 3 comments that were posted under my question here. The comments were absolutely not related to my question. The flags were rejected. But then the same comments were deleted some time ...
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If N users flag an answer for "source not cited", add the banner automatically

When an answer doesn't cite a source, below steps are followed: Users flag the answer to Moderator's attention; Moderator will add a banner to that answer, as suggested here: What kind of banners (...
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Are flags once rejected get "rejected forever" or can they be reconsidered?

Suppose one flag is rejected by one of the Moderators. Does that mean it has attained a "permanently rejected status"? Or some other Moderator can still revisit/reconsider it and accept it (or even ...
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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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What are the rules to be followed while answering two similar questions?

I am bit confused about marking questions as duplicate and selecting two similar questions to answer. There are two questions about Tirupati Laddu Prasadam. Question 1 and question 2. Of these ...
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What exactly is a "wrong answer"? What is the official policy on handling wrong answers?

Sometime ago I flagged to delete this answer to the question Wendy Doniger and the Bhagavad Gita. Here's my reason for flagging: Your answer sounds like an exposé of Ms. Doniger. You need to read ...
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Please stop flagging (instantly) questions/answers as low quality if they are one-liners

Sorry if the title sounds lil off, but what I meant is that users should stop flagging questions/answers as low quality if users question/answer date/time is less than 2-3 days. The reason I suggest ...
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Why flagging in Hinduism SE is not as per other SE Sites?

I see many "thank you" and "welcome to Hinduism " kind of comments in this SE Site, below both question and answers. And it is expected on SE Site that (AFAIK) , if you find such comments that don't ...
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Flagging questions

I feel I need to flag two questions (1, 2) because they are unclear and are quite related to each other, but both happen to be from the same user. Should I go ahead and flag them or would the user ...
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Why was my flag declined?

I recently flagged this question: Did Jesus visit Jagannath Temple of Puri? as off-topic for this site. However, my flag was declined, and I'd like to understand why. In my opinion, this question ...
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