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Why was the question 'When and why did Ganga become a holy river' migrated to History SE?

Why was this question ("Historically, when (and why) did Ganga become a holy river? Is it after Sarasvati dried up?") migrated to History.SE? For those who can't see the deleted/migrated ...
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Why was this request to undelete the answer rejected by the mods?

This top-upvoted answer (to Is the Manusmriti written to favor a particular Varṇa?) written by user17294 (a.k.a Partha Banerjee, commonman, Pratimaputra, etc.) back in 2019 was recently deleted by a ...
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Can one expect a new moderator in short time?

There are atleast a couple of posts in our recent past about the need of increase in moderators. And then a potential question has been floated. Community gave a grand welcome to the idea with 16 ...
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Requesting mods to address the faq-proposed questions

I see there are multiple questions with faq-proposed tags but those aren't declared as status-completed or status-declined. Can one of the mods address this please? My intention to ask is seeing this ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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unfair moderation with inherent bias?

It is a common maxim that Caesar's wife must be above suspicion. Unfair "moderation" by a coterie of people here who have a common belief is leaving no room for freedom of expression on this website. ...
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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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2020 Potential Community Moderator Election - Community Interest Check

It's time for us all to consider holding an election for a new volunteer moderator on Hinduism Stack Exchange! Last time we had a change in our moderator team was in February 2017 when two previous ...
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Should we elect new moderators?

At least last few months we have been observing except Pandya, there is almost no activity from other moderators. I am not blaming them as such, because every individual has their own personal ...
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Has the Moderator "the destroyer" lost all interest in the site?

It seems that the moderator The Destroyer has lost all interest in participating on the site. His last post was on June 16, 2019. Considering the fact, he is one of the most actively participating ...
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Request for increasing the moderator's count

There are three excellent moderators for the main site. There is no doubt about it. As mentioned in this question, the moderators may be slightly busy and we can observe some delay in moderating, ...
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Does this site have or need a "scriptures should be interpreted properly" rule?

One moderator in this answer writes: Yes, scriptures should not be used to demean particular caste or gender. Instead, scriptures should be interpreted properly. The same moderator on the main site ...
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Is this site promoting a culture of bullying new users?

Welcome to Hinduism Stack Exchange! Please don’t spread false information about Hinduism. They maybe your views, but the various answers have clarified to the contrary and have been accepted and voted ...
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What is the purpose of the Moderation chat room? Why does it remain frozen?

Why was the Moderation chat room created? Why does it remain frozen currently? A few days ago a mod left a message for me in this room but there's no way to respond. https://chat.stackexchange.com/...
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Why aren't mods using their super votes more often to close off-topic/unclear/duplicate posts?

This question which seems more like a description of a social problem than an objective question has received only 2 close-votes so far: marriage mantras of Hindus.,and DISTINCTION BETWEEN MARRIED ...
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The Bias of the Moderators of this Site?

I write here to complain about the bias of the moderators of this site. My strong complaint is against Vedantic moderators like Pandya and a few others like him, who cannot moderate in a dispassionate ...
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Call out to Mods! Why no action from almost 3 years?

There seems null meta activity from mods these days or at least null interaction with the community. No action by any mod on the following series of posts: 1. To remove mythology tag: New Community ...
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Was it reasonable to close this question as opinion-based?

Are both Shiva and Vishnu considered supreme as per Vedas? This question has been put on hold as "primarily opinion-based" by a mod. The automatic reason stated in the banner is: Many good ...
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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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On the two recent user bans

Why is one user banned for a year while the other only for 7 days? Why is one user's recent post deleted by a mod as offensive and also warned in comments not to ask such anti-XYZ questions, but why ...
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Comment flags should be cleared before moving them into chat

Even though we know comments are not for extended discussion, comments under the question or answer goes on to become a discussion. There have been a several chat rooms which are imported from ...
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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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Can moderators delete comments without notifying the user and without citing valid reasons?

My comments which were posted under this question were deleted. Question-Is it normal for site moderators to delete any comment without showing any reasons for the deletion? Also,isn't the concerned ...
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Have a chat room where all the site moderators are contactable

Currently there is no single point of contact, to be able to reach all the moderators. With their mutual understanding, moderators should create/rename a chat-room, which can be reached by all the ...
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Should a moderator with extreme bias be removed as moderator?

Both of below posts attempts to denigrate a widely worshiped Hindu God in the guise of a question: Which scripture does Pillai Lokacharya reference in which Shiva enjoins his devotees to offer human ...
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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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How many flags does this site receive daily on average?

This answer says: Additional moderators can also be requested by the moderators of a site, if they feel that there is a need to increase the mod team size (which is usually when there's a large ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a rule that the number of moderators should always be three?

When i joined this site, there were three moderators viz: Mr Alien, Ankit Sharma and Keshav Srinivasan. Then two of them (Mr Alien and Ankit Sharma) were removed or they themselves retired (not sure)....
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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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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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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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Voting to have Keshav Srinivasan take a sabbatical as a moderator

This particular moderator is over-zealous and unfair and seems to be the only active moderator which means that all decisions are unilaterally conjured up and implemented. The latest examples is :- ...
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Is there a way of removing my votes from comments?

Mistakenly, i have upvoted a comment recently. My issue is that i want to remove my upvote from it. But i am not being able to do so. My question is, if i am not allowed to do that by myself, are ...
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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 this answer not deleted yet?

This is the answer i'm talking about. The answer does not even remotely addresses the question. And,in any case, when Tezz has precisely answered the question there was not any real need for adding ...
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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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Can comments deleted by one moderator be restored by another?

1) Is it possible for a moderator to restore comments that are deleted by another moderator? 2) Also, are comments that are deleted by owners themselves be restored likewise by any of the three ...
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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 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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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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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 ...