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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?

This user's 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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What is the longest time a flag has been pending in the moderator queue on this site?

This flag has been pending since Dec 8 '20. Are there any references for claims that "purush sukta in Rigveda" is an interpolation? First half of this answer (references, introductions and ...
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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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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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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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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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