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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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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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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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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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Change the sequence of help center pages for Asking section

Presently the order of help-center pages (for the section of "Asking") is as follows: What types of questions should I avoid asking? What does it mean if a question is "closed"? What topics ...
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Why was this flag declined?

Who cares for Spitzer here.... – Rakesh Joshi Mar 26 at 18:47 unfriendly or unkind – sv.   Mar 27 at 20:48   declined  (10 hours ago) I'm not sure why the comment which clearly ...
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New “follow” feature?

So I opened a question link in the morning and noticed this new "follow" feature. Can we know more details about this feature? A screenshot for reference:
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May I have an explanation why my post was deleted without explanation or notification?

This post of mine was deleted https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/38513 Two other posts use Kama sutra: https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/37999 Another: https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/7839 ...
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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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A question that is answering itself

I am not talking about self answered questions. Suppose the body of a question has answered itself. In that case, what action shall we take? Shall we close the question? If yes under what reason?
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Are the sources used in this answer allowed here?

This answer starts with the assertion: Sorry to burst your bubble, the simple answer is there was no such technology or knowledge at the time. Brahmāstra, Vāruṇāstra and Āgneyāstra are all ...
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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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How is our site faring compared to other SE sites when it comes to daily traffic?

From Area 51 stats we can see that currently the visits per day for Hinduism.SE is 6,399 and which is considered as "excellent". But compared to all other SE sites what is our exact position?
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What does the notice about personalized advice imply?

A few weeks ago, A Notice About Personalized Advice was requested on our site like Christianity Stack Exchange has. After some discussion, it came into live. This is the text in the notice. Like ...
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Is it possible to get a list of closed questions?

Is it possible to get a list of all closed questions?
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Ways to reopen a question?

I want to understand the logic of collecting 5 votes to reopen a question!. For instance, I believe that I have a pertinent answer to the question posed here: Do Nastika and Astika have direct ...
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Does system auto detect serial voting here on meta?

I know that the system detects serial voting that has happened on the main site. And, by the next day the votes are reversed. But does the same happen here on meta too? Here, we do not have ...
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What prompted the changes to moderation in main chat room?

Recently (not very recently but a couple of months ago) there was a change in room ownership in Hinduism chat room. A couple of old owners were removed from the list of Room owners. After a week or ...
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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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Is it fine to use a derogatory word like Mleccha on this site?

Only some time back I got to know about the word "Mleccha" and Wikipedia offers the following definition: Mleccha (from Vedic Sanskrit mlecchá, meaning "non-Vedic", "...
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How to change my avatar in Hinduism chat?

I need to change (maybe cached at server) my chat avatar in Hinduism chat only. How to do it?
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How can I get answers of my most curious questions?

2-3 of my answers are marked either opinion based or the answers their don't justify fully. Following the rules of site is at one side, but knowing the truth related to Hinduism is not a wrong. Here ...
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Is it against the rules of SE to not accept most answers?

Among the most of the answers I get on my questions, either I do not feel the answer is right, or they are opinion based. Some answers (and comments that support their answers) do not share references....
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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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Community guidelines about changing the username?

It's been observed by all of us that generally lot's of users change their username frequently. It's OK and allowed on this site and users can do that at their will. But that sometimes create ...
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Is this kind of citation okay in answers?

We know that we need to cite some sources (preferably scriptures) to validate our answers. Suppose, I write my answer and then simply write "See [Scripture's name][verses locations] for the details" ...
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Can users who constantly engage in edit-wars with other users over tags be banned from the site?

Does the system allow for banning users who engage in disruptive behavior of the following nature; User doesn't like the use of a particular tag. Instead of bringing the issue to notice on meta, user ...
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Banned from asking questions

I have a question about my Hinduism Stack Exchange post: Is having sex with a woman not married according to Hindu marriage ceremonies, parastreegamana? I keep receiving strange notifications, I don'...
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After leaving a chat-room I am still being shown as present in it

Sometimes, it so happens that even after I have duly left a chat-room, by clicking on the "leave" button, I am still being shown as present in the room. It does not happen all the time but only on ...
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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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Why can't I vote to close a question with an open bounty? [duplicate]

The title of Are there any verses which say Vishnu is source of all avatars? looks fine but the body has several unrelated questions: Since there are different Vishnus and such complexity in ...
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Can I award bounty to my self?

Can I award bounty to my self after self answering the featured question?
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How are answers accepted after the OP's account is deleted?

If a user asks a questions and gets a proper answer and the user becomes inactive forever or deletes his account without accepting the answer, then does any other person has a privilege to accept the ...
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Is there a procedure to challenge alleged cited material?

Reasons could be (0) No citation (1) non-existent in the source which the citer cites (2) Questionable/wrong translation I am refraining from "interpolation" as a reason since it is very hard to ...
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How to handle questions with wrong or opinion based answers accepted? [duplicate]

I found some of the questions with answers which are inauthentic but accepted by the OP. People who are beginners to the site may take it in another way. How to handle the scenario? Can I mark ...
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How to discourage users from posting self answered duplicate and off-topic questions?

Recently we are seeing lots of self answered questions (like this) where asker is posting both the question and the answer almost simultaneously. It can very well be that the question is a duplicate ...
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Why was this question, which has two answers with positive scores, deleted?

Is it a sin to have sex with promiscuous, unmarried women? This question was deleted. I was of the opinion that if a question has at least one answer that has a positive score it can not be deleted. ...
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Query for how many downvotes a user has received so far

I was trying to find the ratio of "how many downvotes I have cast (on others' posts obviously)" : "how many downvotes my posts has received". The question basically boils down to finding "how many ...
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Queries that rank users according to the number of close/reopen votes they have cast

I know that I can check this statistics for my profile by going to the "votes" tab. But for other users I can not do the same (it is hidden). I want to see which users have cast the most number of ...
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Difficulty marking a question as “belongs to another site”

I was trying to close vote this question. What were the races of the horses in Mahabharata? Under the option of "off topic because..."--"relates to another stackexchange site"---- only 'Meta' site is ...
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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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How to suggest an edit which has less than minimum of “6” characters?

In this question, there was a spelling mistake of hindus ("hindoos) and hence I suggested an edit to change. But the edit was not saved and sent to review queue and it displayed edit must be minimum ...
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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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cancel option not available while asking new question

At times while I prepare a new question, need to abandon the asking of that Question. Surprisingly, there is no option such as 'cancel' button. I need to go back to earlier page or click on a ...
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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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Why can't the system auto-handle the issue of unfair voting that happens due to sock puppets like it does in case of serial voting?

In case of serial voting, we know that, the system auto detects and corrects the voting. So, there is nothing to worry about. But why can't it do the same in cases of the unfair voting that is ...
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What minimum reputations one should have to ensure reps of other users don't get reduced owing to one's account deletion?

How many least reps one should have to ensure the one's account deletion doesn't affect others on whom the one voted?
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How will the users know that a “citation required” banner has been added to one of their answers?

I don't think that currently there is a feature which automatically notifies the users (Correct me in your answers if I'm wrong here). So, it seems there are only two plausible solutions: The users ...
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False editing in order to bump the question on active tab [duplicate]

[Note - Referred the Question-1, Question-2 in order to avoid duplication., I am not asking about linking own post. I am not asking about permission of insignificant edits. I am asking about the ...