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Should we close questions related to Sanskrit language and grammar as off-topic?

Some questions on the main site seem to be about Sanskrit and not directly related to Hinduism. For example: Representation of number 0-9 in Sanskrit shloka Correct gender version of Sanskrit name ...
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Please use consistent spelling in your posts

There are a lot of ways to transliterate Sanskrit and other liturgical languages of Hinduism, and there are even more ways to transliterate the versions of Sanskrit words that have been loaned into ...
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Is it encouraged to answer in my local language? [duplicate]

Suppose my local language is Telugu and assume that I'm studying Telugu translated versions of authentic scriptures. Is it encouraged to give an answer in the local language (Telugu)?
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Spelling non english words in english - search results

The spellings issue has been raised here Please use consistent spelling in your posts but it only talks about within a post. What about across the site? Senshin did say this It would be a fool's ...
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Please provide transliterations for non-English text in your posts

Since this is an English-language site, we should try to avoid assuming that people can read languages other than English. As such, if you are including text from another language (Sanskrit, etc.) in ...
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What are the allowed languages for questions, comments or answers here?

Since Hinduism is spread all over the world, different people following different languages have their own ideas, doubts and opinions. And in Hinduism various concepts are explained and brought to the ...
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Sanskrit non-translatables

Every language encodes within it a unique culture and a world view. This site being an English site, our questions and answers are in English. But certain words lose meaning when translated to English....
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Quote your references/links in English

I recently came across an answer where a user hyperlinked a page in Tamil Language. I thought to post this question so that it doesn't cause a problem in the long run because users with various sub ...
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Allow questions/answers in other languages? [duplicate]

I want this site to grow into a place where hindus can ask questions about everyday moral dilemmas and experts will answer quoting and interpreting scripture. Towards this, it may be needed to ...