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Please unfreeze the general chat room and participate in chat

The General chat room for this site is frozen...this is not a good thing. Please unfreeze it, and participate so that it stays alive!
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Why was my answer deleted by a mod and another high-rep user?

This post that I wrote was deleted: Why was it deleted? I am new to this website, I just want some information. Please help.
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How can I regain answering privilege after being answer-banned?

My account is restricted from answering questions, but I want to post. How can I do this? Should I create a new account? Why wasn't I notified via e-mail? Why not just let the moderator delete a poor ...
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Would moderators please look into serial unupvoting of my years-old questions/answers?

"Votes are locked 5 minutes after vote is cast . Votes, that are cast, can be removed (either unupvoting or undownvoting) only when that particular question or answer is edited." is said to ...
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Another illogical tag merger

The illogical Vishnu-Narayana merger might be tied to religious beliefs some sects have. Today I discovered that "Varanasi" is not allowed as a tag - it maps to "kashi". Why are ...
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How do we prevent chats from being deleted?

A lot of times comments underneath questions or answers get moved to chat, and then after a set period of time these chats are deleted by a cron job/automatically. Some of these chats will be of ...
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Timeline of HSE moderators

(Following this post on Literature.SE.) Who has moderated Hinduism Stack Exchange? What have been the moderator teams over the years since the site's creation? Which ones were elected, and which were ...
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Why are HSE guidelines on citable material being applied inconsistently?

One of the guidelines is that only scriptural sources and modern Acharyas like Vivekananda, Ramana Maharishi et al are acceptable. And yet in Why was Surya killed by Lord Shiva?, the following ...
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Why are two questions which are very similar except for the sect/deity concerned treated differently?

Who are the most important acharyas of the Gaudiya sect? is very similar to What is the most important text of Saiva sect? The second question was downvoted and closed How is this within HSE code of ...
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How can slow down the rate of posting questions?

Does anybody do vetting on this site? The frequency of posting questions is very high, I bet, compared to the other SE sites. What do the metrics say? I notice too many questions being asked without ...
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Why do so many of our users have the same identicon?

Recently, Stack Exchange regenerated users' identicons for security purposes, which you can read about here. It happened a few days ago, and it seems that a bunch of users on our site now have the ...
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What is this site? Is it plagiarizing us?

When answering a question recently, I did a google search for a certain phrase that appeared in that post. One of the results was to this site, called atepifefez.com. It's literally the Hinduism.SE ...
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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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Flag handled wrongly

On this answer I had raised a flag trying to draw Mods attention towards it. The answer did not have sources then and that's why I had raised the flag. Till yesterday the flag was pending but today I ...
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Why did the Community bot delete this question?

https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/posts/48307/revisions We can see that the Community bot has deleted the question. It has to be undeleted through voting again. Can the Mods please clarify why it was ...
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Comments getting removed mysteriously

Yesterday I posted a comment under Looking for scriptural reference of Shanta Durga, asking OP about something that is related to the post there. After sometime when I went there to check if OP ...
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A question about a chat room that is hosted by another SE

If we visit chat now, we are shown three rooms https://chat.stackexchange.com/?tab=site&host=hinduism.stackexchange.com. Of which, this room (https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/136751/room-for-...
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Asking a question which is factual but may disturb the faith of Hindus?

Manu Smruti says, satyam bruyat priyam bruyat na bruyat satyam apriyam priyam ca nanrutam bruyat esha dharmah sanatanah Speak the truth, speak pleasantly, Do not speak the truth in an unpleasant ...
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How to reject answers in a bounty?

Started a bounty and someone posted random text as answer. When bounty expires, their response gets the bounty even though it's complete rubbish. How to stop such answers and reject them?
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Is this a bug or am I missing something?

Profile of the user https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/users/26545/surya-kanta-bose-chowdhury?tab=profile shows that user is a member for 4 days. Member for 4 days Last seen this week But you can ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

I remember that I had posted one comment under this question: Are scriptures censored?. But when I checked the post later I did not find the comment there. Currently there are few comments present ...
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On the Community user voting and commenting on posts

I have been a user of this site for many years now but till yesterday I have never seen comments from the Community user. The Community user votes on posts too. It has cast 10,718 upvotes and 5,230 ...
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How to get list of top users based on number of answers, questions and both?

Do we have any query to know list of users sorted by total number of answers/questions/posts they contributed on Hinduism SE?
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Does system also handle few flags?

My two recent flags were declined but I think they were valid ones. A Q was duplicate of 2 questions and in such cases we flag it to mod but after I flagged the Q, OP deleted it and my flag got ...
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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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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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Is it possible to backup chatroom messages and export them?

Is it possible to backup chatroom messages and export them? Actually it is not my question but something that Hindukid had asked me here whether it's possible or not? also, asked, if there is any way....
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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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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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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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