Questions tagged [scope]

Use this tag when examining what is on-topic or off-topic, and why (i.e the scope of the site).

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The Validity of my question

I had posted a question 4 days ago regarding Black Magic My Question:- How should one know if he is under Black Magic\evil spirits? I have asked the symptoms one will have when he is under Black magic ...
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Is posting several "trivial" questions in bulk encouraged for the site ? What’s the solution for it?

Summary: a certain user is at large, spamming the site with trivial questions, the answers to which he is aware of, just for votes. Is such behaviour encouraged, if not what’s the solution? UPDATE 16/...
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Bountied question expecting answers with "science behind religious beliefs and practices" an okay trend?

This recently bountied question demands for an answer - scientific explanation behind the practices of vāstu-śāstra. I recently got interested in vastu. What is the scientific reason of all. I know ...
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Is questions related to contemporary acts. laws etc., are allowed?

There are many laws, acts etc., related to people, whose official religion is Hinduism in India. Suppose, in scriptures, it is allowed to marry multiple ladies simultaneously. But, current Hindus in ...
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Should this bounty be canceled and returned to the user?

What is the validity of Authoritativeness of vedas? This question currently has a bounty and the reason begins with: Are the existing proofs of Veda Apourusheyathva valid in modern scientific world? ...
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Is this site suffering from religious chauvinism?

A recent question on the MAINS gets 10 Upvotes. This is the question: Do all Non-Hindus remain as Pretas after death? Now, I want to ask, why should this site reconcile with any question related with ...
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Why was the question 'Kaaba of Mecca and the Hindu connection' migrated to History SE?

Kaaba of Mecca and The Hindu connection? on Hinduism SE was migrated to History SE (Was Kaaba initially a Shiva temple?) yesterday with this reason: This question was migrated to History Stack ...
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Questions asking whether something is an interpolation are opinion based and not appropriate for this site

There are many questions, particularly by user Srimannarayana KV, asking or stating whether a particular scripture, chapter, verse, etc. is an interpolation. For example: Was Vishnu Sahasranama, a ...
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Should we close questions asking for "authentic" translations as opinion-based?

Authentic text of Surya Siddhanta English Translation lists several English translations and then asks which among them is "authentic"? Now who is supposed to qualify any particular translation as "...
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How to deal with answers that are against scriptures or scriptural statements based on opinions of (modern) experts

We can find plenty of answers and comments suggesting that the scriptures or the statements of scriptures are not true. The basis for their answers are from the opinions of historians, archeologists, ...
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Scientific speculation in geography related questions

During my stay at HSE I have come across several posts that overlay geography layout mentioned in texts to present geography of Indian subcontinent. It is not just limited to mountains and rivers but ...
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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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How much of cross religion questions should we allow?

In our FAQ post: How does a new user get started on Hinduism SE?, we have following suggestion: Avoid asking cross religion questions, I am just highlighting this out in bold because we want to ...
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Are website recommendation questions on topic?

Are questions about website recommendations like this one on topic?
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Mode of asking resource questions

It is known that we allow questions locating resources of Hindu literature offline and online. What should be the tone and way of asking a question which is looking for a book? We should remember ...
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Are Buddha's origin and life going to be a nod to cross religious questions?

We know Gautama Buddha was born as a Hindu religion and also talked about topics in Hinduism including Vedas, caste system and many more. He is also predicted as an incarnation of Vishnu in the ...
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Do we have an ethical liability or not on this site?

There is a more than one month old question on this site which is ripping apart the ethical liability/morality of this site. It's the case of the weird victim-blaming with religious backing. It did ...
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Are questions based on plays, novels and television series allowed?

Wikipedia lists plays, novels and TV series among formats of fiction: Traditionally, fiction includes novels, short stories, fables, legends, myths, fairy tales, epic and narrative poetry, plays (...
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Is there a change in the policy regarding closure of verse translation questions?

There was a huge debate recently on allowing pure translation questions as on-topic. What is the description of Radha's birth from Garga Samhita? English translation of Madhva Bhashya on ...
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Are transliteration questions on-topic for the site?

When I was going through some old questions on the site. I found a question which asks for transliteration of a mantra. What's the English transliteration of this Sanskrit mantra? It received ...
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Are questions about Shirdi Sai Baba and his teachings on-topic?

Should we allow these questions about Shirdi Sai Baba and his teachings on this site? Did Shirdi sai mention anywhere that he will born again? Why is Sai Baba worshipped on Thursdays in particular ...
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Is asking for direct references containing science on-topic?

According to this meta post, asking for scientific explanations behind Hindu traditions or practices is off-topic. But what about asking for direct references or shlokas that may contain scientific ...
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Does anyone who got a temple, will make them god/goddesses by default and their questions would be on-topic?

We just got this question which got debated a lot for on-topicness and one of the answerers made argument that it's on-topic because “Bharat Mata" has a temple and make it on topic because Wikipedia ...
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Should we migrate all 'Jiddu Krishnamurti' questions to Philosophy.SE?

Questions like: What are the teachings of Sri Jiddu Krishnamurti? This is what he thought about all religions: The question is: Is there not truth in religions, in theories, in ideals, in beliefs? ...
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Should we allow "How do I prove something", "How can I refute this argument" type of questions?

Examples: How do I prove casteism is not an inherent part of Hinduism? Feminist's claim that the Vedas, Ramayana and Mahabharata were written by male writers (my own question from early days on ...
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Ayyavazhi on topic?

Though Ayyavazhi developed independently, most Ayyavazhis consider themselves Hindu because of many similarities and shared dharmic faith. Are questions about Ayyavazhi on topic here?
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Is it allowed to get in sectarian denigration in the guise of a question?

Did Adi Shankaracharya lose a debate against the Buddhist philosopher Vasubandhu? This post cites a website that no longer exists and gets in denigration of Sankara under the guise of citing this ...
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Personal advice questions whose answers are present in scriptures?

So my question is - :What we think about Personal Advice Questions whose answers are present in scriptures.i.e. scripture itself is providing some personal advice and providing some kind of Personal ...
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Is "What scriptures/XYZ say about ...<my off topic query>?", a freeway to convert a Qn to on-topic?

There are numerous Qn-s (including few of mine), which starts with, "What scriptures/some school/my favorite philosophy/acharyas/XYZ say about [some concept]?" Many a times these Qns are on-...
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Are questions about initiatives of external websites which provide resources of Hinduism on-topic?

This question is prompted by the following question: What is IIT Kanpur's proposed service on "Hindu Sacred Texts", all about? So, this is the question about IIT Kanpur and its ...
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Is asking for a natural explanation for a supernatural event allowed on this site?

The birth of Vyāsa's son, Śuka, is narrated in the Mahābhārata as follows: Bhishma said. 'The son of Satyavati having obtained this high boon from the great God, was one day employed in rubbing his ...
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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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How to answer questions about the status of divine weapons?

How do we answer questions such as: What happened to the Vijaya bow after Karna's death? What did the Pandavas do with the oldest sword in the world? What happened to the Akshaya Patra after the ...
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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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Is the question "Hinduism ever tried to enfold Christianity" valid for the site? Please explain why

Is the following question valid for the site? Yes or No? Why? Has Hinduism ever tried to enfold Christianity (or other semitic religions)? There is lot of comparison of religions going on in both ...
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Are topics on "VAstu ShAstra" considered in the scope of ON topic?

The ancient Indian science of "VAstu ShAstra" deals with the subjects of establishing harmony between "Panch MahAbhuta" or the 5 elements of the material nature, such as Agni(fire), Jala(water), Bhumi(...
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Are the Raga related question on topic here?

Are the Raga related question on topic here? I think, questions related to music are on topic because there is a Upaveda named Gandharvaveda that covers music part. Gandharvaveda is the study if ...
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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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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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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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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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Can we post mythologically hypothetical questions?

Can we post here hypothetical questions regarding our mythological figures, for example if X was there in place of Y what would have he done, or what would have happened if instead of event A, event B ...
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Are the questions about getting/finding books on-topic? [duplicate]

There is no on-topic defined yet. So, I want to know whether the questions about finding/getting books are on-topic or not? I found some questions like this, this and this. I also want to ask some ...
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Are identification questions allowed in here?

I have recently seen two identification question Does anyone know the name of this Hindu deity? Is this a Hindu Goddess? If yes which one and what do they represent? This is always a hot topic over ...
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Create the on-topic (page) for this community

In the help center of Hinduism.SE, the on-topic section is empty / has nothing site-specific. For example, in other religious sites like Christianity and Islam have it properly updated. Even recent ...
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About "Is this allowed" type of questions

I just want to know why this question was put on hold: Is there any provision of 'Divorce' concept in Hindusm? [on hold] In my opinion, there are many questions on Hinduism.SE which are similar to ...
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Should we accept geographical/archaeological questions?

I think the title is not good enough to describe the category but is close enough. Recently we got two questions, https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/q/2911/ Location of Hindu Vedas Where are the ...
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Asking for help / solutions to solve personal issues should be considered off-topic

Recently a user asked a question like Is it possible to stay full time at a temple/religious location for an year or so? Since over a year I've this disconnect with everything around me, people ...
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Can I ask question related to Aryan Invasion, Dowry, Sati and other off Topics?

Currently the way Hindiusm is seen, these topics are considered as a part. Aryan Invasion : We have related text about Aryans but none of them depict anything related to Invasion, making Aryan ...
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