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Can this answer be made objective, clearly marking sectarian views as sectarian?

When Devi Bhagavatam says Gods as doers of karma and that they are sinners, how they can remove my sin? However, Shiva and Brahma are still under the influence of karma, since they are created by ...
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What is the policy on unverifiable, extravagant claims in answers?

In this Is it possible for the Vedas to have been authored? answer, it is said But as a matter of fact, before the kali yuga, people believed that the Vedas were authored by the Rishis. For example, ...
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Is Indus Valley Civilization off-topic at HSE?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pashupati_seal One seal is said to represent the Pashupati form of Siva. The eminent cryptographer Iravatam Mahadevan thinks Mahadeva and Neelakantha can be deciphered ...
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Is there a mission statement for HSE? if not, can one be provided?

There seems to be disagreement as to what HSE is about. I understand from this Moderating for knowledge, not truth post that The mission of HSE is to become a high quality reference source of ...
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Request to reopen my question

This is the question I asked. It has been closed as a duplicate. But the duplicate doesn't answers my question. My question is about satvik rajasik tamasik food mentioned in gita. And not about satvik ...
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Should formulaic prayers/slogans be allowed?

This is not obviously a site to promote any religion, let alone any sects. some posters include prayers/slogans in their posts like "Jai Shree Ram" and so forth. Is there an official policy ...
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Can challenges to incendiary, hurtful material (largely from the past) be fast-tracked?

Lately controversial material is being managed better, with moderators stepping in early. But from the early days of HSE there has been some really hurtful material (to some Hindus) posted, ...
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What website people use for vedas?

When someone qoutes verses from vedas, which website it is. Because I can't find any good translation of the Vedas. Expect ralff t Griffith. Please give the URL.
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please give reason(s) to move comments to chat

Today comments under a question were moved to chat within a couple of hours, but there are older posts with many comments on the main site. Can a reason be given for moving comments to chat?
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Is it possible to add screen shots in the question?

Is it possible to add screen shots in the question. If yes How
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Please migrate this question to an appropriate site

I'm talking about the question: Is Rama Setu a historical proof of Ramayana? It is quite obvious that the question isn't suitable for our site and that's why it is closed as well. It can't be answered ...
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If we just change Tags why our questions appear all of sudden to everyone?

Its so embarrassing for me to see all my 6-7 qns at once place when I edited few tags. Any way to revert my edit?
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For what kind of Q & A can Wikipedia be used as valid and only reference?

Here's how one of my recent flags was handled by a mod. Wikipedia is not a reliable source, needs a citation banner – sv. Feb 23 at 19:16 declined - wiki can be quoted for this question. A similar ...
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A question about flagging a post as spam

I have noticed that whenever I flag a question as spam, it immediately receives a downvote. I guess the Community user casts the down vote. My question is, if my flag eventually gets declined will the ...
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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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How long it will take to reopen my question?

I by mistake made a question about religion and science both. So it was closed. But after it was closed I made corrections and made it a religious question (100%) it didn't have any science.
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Why aren't unsourced answers getting deleted even though the policy says that they should be?

In this answer, Pandya, one of the moderators, says Though we have a policy of deleting unsourced answers after 15 days if sources are not added, we hardly delete the answers. Many unsourced answers ...
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This search yields the correct result only when I'm logged in and not when I'm logged out

I am talking about this search mentioned in this answer. It is supposed to give the number of answers by me (or by any user if the number 4732 is changed accordingly) that are accepted. When I am ...
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The rate at which I accept answers

I'm looking to find the ratio "number of questions from me with accepted answer" divided by "total number of questions from me". This is what I mention as my "answer accept ...
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If all answers are only perspectives, why are some users trying to delete answers they don't like?

Two of my answers keep getting deleted by the same set of users. And when I eventually discover they are deleted, I have to request other users and mods to undelete them. https://hinduism....
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What about this image in the user's profile description?

One user profile description is having the following image in it: Obviously it is sarcastic in nature and in a way mocking the users of Hinduism.SE. What are the opinions of the other users here ...
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When users are removed are the votes they had cast on comments removed as well?

I know that when users get removed the votes they had cast on posts are usually removed. Actually it happens more often than not but I know this too that sometimes removal of votes doesn't happen. ...
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How to deal with comments and posts bashing Abrahamic religions?

The road to Taxila As usual in this recent history, everything has been destroyed by the religions of “peace” aka muslims and christians. Are such comments and posts "normal" across SE ...
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A question about reputation loss while downvoting

I have observed that these days if any user downvotes a question then they don't loose any points. From this link from the Help page we find the following regarding when we loose reputation points: ...
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How are these answers answering the question?

I am talking about the question: Does the Aitareya Brahmana ask sudras to serve the other three castes? It is quite specific and clear. It asks whether the Aitreya Brahmana really asks the Sudras to ...
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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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A question on bounties offered

From here one can see that the user Pradip Gangopadhyay has earned a bounty of 500 points on Nov 22 that was offered by user sv. And, for the same answer he earned a bounty of another 500 points today ...
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Why is this question closed for being about science, when it has nothing to do with science?

It's here: I made a diagram showing the family tree of sapient life in Hinduism. Does anyone know who the Parvata are descended from to unify the family tree? "I made a diagram showing the family ...
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How to mark a question a duplicate of two questions?

TL;DR I have seen questions marked as duplicate of two questions. Can I, as a low-rep user, do that by flagging? Some details Earlier I had asked the question What do scriptures say about luck? User ...
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Is there any responding authority above moderators?

Our main site is moderated by moderators. Since some of them are busy and some are not active in moderation. Is there any higher authority that generally responds on serious issues? If yes, what are ...
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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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Request to mods: Can we please delete this answer which doesn't use a single Hindu source?

This answer to Did Ramayana occur 1.6 million years ago? doesn't cite a single source from Hindu scriptures, commentaries or even books written by scholars of Hinduism. The three citations used are: ...
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Is Rajiv Malhotra an authority to quote in answers?

There are currently 22 answers that cite some work or other of Rajiv Malhotra. One of the answers citing him is written by a moderator himself. Is Rajiv Malhotra an authority on Hinduism? On what ...
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Who all are authority or qualified to post an authoritative opinion on religion, spirituality and Hindu Dharma?

In the absence of any scriptural reference, written works of scholars, researchers and popular personalities can be used which must be providing a relevant answer. The above is taken from this answer,...
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Is even Mahatma Gandhi an authority to quote in answers?

This answer, besides using Irawati Karve's book, has also used a quote of Mahatma Gandhi as a reference. Is that even allowed? My question to Mods, which is that FAQ that you have framed with such a ...
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Are Irawati Karve's books/works valid references for answers on this site?

From Wikipedia: Irawati Karve (15 December 1905 – 11 August 1970) was an anthropologist, sociologist, educationist and writer from Maharashtra, India. One of her books, is used as a reference in ...
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Is such insult of Rishis (the authors of Epics and Puranas) tolerable?

The details of this primitive war have been in like manner exaggerated beyond all credibility. The leading warriors, whilst fighting with all the bloodthirsty desperation of savages, and burning with ...
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Is it possible to know exactly how many views any question has got?

It seems we can know exactly the number of views ONLY when that number is not greater than 949. From then on it will not show the exact number but instead will show 1k, 2k and so on. For example, the ...
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Is it possible to mass-update broken URLs to IndianScriptures.com with HinduScriptures.in?

There are currently about 230 posts (both questions and answers) that cite the website IndianScriptures.com. The site itself is active but it doesn't take the reader directly to the linked chapter/...
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Why the names of the members, who opted for closure of my question, are not visible to me?

My question - Are Vaishnavism, Shaivism, etc., which encouraged sectarian attitude, contrary to Rig Vedic principles, therefore, anti-Hindu or anti-Sanatana Dharma? was closed, with the following ...
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To find out when a particular user has cast his/her last vote

For many users/cases it is a trivial task to find out. For example, for me, it is today only when I have cast my last vote. But for many others, currently active or inactive, it is not possible to ...
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Two answers using exactly the same source to answer the same question — Does that make the answer posted later flag-able as not an answer?

Let's suppose I have posted an answer A to a question Q using some texts T as reference. Now, some hours later, another user posts another answer B to the same question Q using exactly the same texts ...
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What should be the action on a question which has more than one querries and some of them are duplicates of already existing questions?

I was talking about this question: Was Vivekananda a proponent of birth-based caste-system or the guṇa-based? The title question appears to me as a duplicate of the following question: Is there any ...
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A question about a tag badge that I have earned today

Today when I logged in, I was notified that I have earned the "smriti" tag badge, which is a bronze badge. You can verify that from the link: https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/help/badges/...
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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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