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FAQ Index for Hinduism Stack Exchange

Community FAQ For Hinduism Stack Exchange and Hinduism Meta Stack Exchange For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Hinduism.SE is part of a wider network; for issues that ...
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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 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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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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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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Who has access to Community user and how is it accessed?

Who has access to the rules that decide Community user's participation and how frequently are they edited. Who edits them?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Having some problems in using the site

First of all, I don't have this problem all the time. It started only from yesterday when I decided to bring out an old laptop that was last used around 2012. After that it was not used until ...
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Can posters cite hate websites in comments/answers?

In particular I am concerned about a site that spouts virulent hatred not only against Shiva but also against revered figures like Chandrasekara saraswati - the sankaracharya of Kanchi before the ...
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Why I am getting the error "This post does not meet our quality standards."?

I wanted to ask a question but not able to submit it due to the error "This post does not meet our quality standards.". Can anyone help me on what are these quality standards?
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First my flags for irrelevant comments get rejected and then a moderator himself deletes the same comments

I had flagged 3 comments that were posted under my question here. The comments were absolutely not related to my question. The flags were rejected. But then the same comments were deleted some time ...
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Confusing question

I do not want to come across as rude, but am I the only one who has trouble understanding this question and what the OP wants as an answer? OP has answered his question, but even that does not make ...
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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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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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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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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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Who decides 'requires additional references', moderators or system?

I am getting this message in one of my answer: "Some of the information contained in this post requires additional references. Please edit to add citations to reliable sources that support the ...
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Flagging questions

I feel I need to flag two questions (1, 2) because they are unclear and are quite related to each other, but both happen to be from the same user. Should I go ahead and flag them or would the user ...
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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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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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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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Atheism vs. Agnosticism - one tag will do or do we need two?

So I accidentally created a new tag atheism not knowing there was already one with the name agnosticism Do we need two tags or one? I guess the mods can link up both via a synonym. But more ...
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I can't access my asked question anymore?

I asked a question as a guest, with my name as Navik and later on decided to register on the website. So I went ahead and now I'm a registered user but I have now lost access to the question that I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it allowed to get in sectarian denigration in the guise of a question?

Did Adi Shankaracharya lose a debate against the Buddhist philosopher Vasubandhu? This post cites a website that no longer exists and gets in denigration of Sankara under the guise of citing this ...
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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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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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Why are "narayana" and "vishnu" merged as tags?

First of all it is a sectarian position that they are the same. But by that logic all 1000 names of Vishnu can be merged under Vishnu
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