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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 derogatry word like Mleccha on this site?

Some time back only I got to know about Mleccha word and if I refer its definition on the internet then it is: Mleccha (from Vedic Sanskrit mlecchá, meaning "non-Vedic", "barbarian") is a Sanskrit ...
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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 ...
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How many comments I have posted - Is this info found somewhere?

We can find how many months we are a member for, I can even see for how many days I have visited the site. Besides that, I can also see how many questions/answers I have posted, how many posts I ...
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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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Where can I find the info regarding how many answers were deleted in a given period of time for not having sources?

I can see lots of answers on the Main site are having the citation needed banner. I guess the purpose behind this banner is to let the concerned users know that their answers are going to be deleted ...
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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 exactly is “participation” computed here on Meta?

As you can see, on this page, users are ranked according to their participation. So, some users are ranked higher than others as they have participated more in comparison. My question is how exactly ...
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Who all can see the Email ID that I have used during registration?

While registering for this site I've used an Email ID. My question is who are all those persons who can view what that ID is? I can presume that to the Community Managers it is viewable. But apart ...
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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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Can we add a citation banner for answers that rely solely on Wikipedia?

How about adding an insufficient explanation banner to answers that use Wikipedia as their only source? From this answer: insufficient explanation We're looking for long answers that provide ...
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What are the rules to be followed for citation?

Please look at this answer to the question Garuda purana Is it a myth to create fear in humans? that I recently provided. Asker commented that citation has not been done. Can someone please refer me ...
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Should we permanently delete the abusive edit history from the posts, which were [accidentally] approved for spam edits?

For example, recently a couple of users have accidentally approved abusive edits of their posts: Where does Vishwamitra's parallel creation of constellations of stars and galaxies exist? K.S. ...
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Advanced search syntaxes?

I think there are many advanced search syntaxes which might be helpful while searching something. From Who can see other user's Deleted questions and how?, I came to know that one can search own ...