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What kind of references are valid in answers? Are modern works allowed?

This is a question about what kind of references have to be provided when writing answers on Hinduism.SE. My basic question is: Are modern shlokas, scriptures, views, sayings etc. valid when using ...
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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. HinduismSE is part of a wider network; for issues that ...
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Can we enforce quotations of scripture references?

The site is only one day old, and already there is quite a bit of contention between the different understandings of Advaita, Vaishnavism, Shaivism, etc. This is to be expected with such a large ...
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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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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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Comparison chart of site progress over the years or over the last few months?

Is there a way to compare Hinduism.SE's progress with itself over the years or over the last few months? What I want to see is a pic. like the one below for 2014, 2015 and 2016 to see if the numbers ...
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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 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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What to do with those type of questions whose answers are simple yes or no?

I am looking into the site and I have seen this question: Did Ravana ever meet Parashurama?. Though there is no problem with the question, instead problem seems to be with answer. In my opinion ...
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Is there any way to take legal action on the inflammatory answers?

For the last few days the site has been impregnated with inflammatory answers against Gods which are excessively abusive. Is there any way to take legal actions on them based on any IT act? If Yes, ...
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Is there a rule that the number of moderators should always be three?

When i joined this site, there were three moderators viz: Mr Alien, Ankit Sharma and Keshav Srinivasan. Then two of them (Mr Alien and Ankit Sharma) were removed or they themselves retired (not sure)....
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Are Questions on Yoga and Pranayam On-topic?

Since Hinduism is such vast and full of rich and diverse subject, as a community we need to agree on few on-topics/off-topics hints I guess. According to Hinduism.SE Help centre below are on-topic ...
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Are image-only answers acceptable?

I've recently seen a few image only answers, which just take a screenshot of the book and post them as answers. My initial thought was that we need to utilize OCR to convert images to text and then ...
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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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How many flags does this site receive daily on average?

This answer says: Additional moderators can also be requested by the moderators of a site, if they feel that there is a need to increase the mod team size (which is usually when there's a large ...
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How to find out the time when a vote has been cast here on meta?

Is there a way of knowing when a vote has been cast here on Meta? In Main, we can easily know the time, when votes are cast, from the reputation tab. But what's the method here? Can't seem to find ...
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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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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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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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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 is the Hinduism SE FAQ?

As a new user of any site I first have a look at the faq of the site. I could not find the FAQ for this site containing the rules and regulations of this particular site (like what questions we can ...
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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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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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What led to user SK's current suspension?

The new user SK is banned temporarily yet again. This is the 2nd suspension for him with hardly 2 days have elapsed after his 1st ban ended. He created a lot of controversies from the start and it ...
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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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How do I get/print a particular Q/A in printer-friendly format?

I found some Q/A very useful and want to print out it. For example this Q/A provides very useful information regarding scriptural resources. Though I can do that by Ctrl+P but it looks like printing ...
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How can one be the Moderator of this Site?

What one should have to do to become the Moderator of Hinduism site? Can some one who is more active on Beta site but not on meta become the moderator? And on Stack overflow i have seen that election ...
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Can moderators delete comments without notifying the user and without citing valid reasons?

My comments which were posted under this question were deleted. Question-Is it normal for site moderators to delete any comment without showing any reasons for the deletion? Also,isn't the concerned ...
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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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Where are our two pro tem mods?

Two of our pro tem mods are senshin and cheenbabes. There activity log says they are inactive for like 2 weeks. I know there could be personal problems. Senshin explicitly stated this in chat with us....
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Complaint-Targeted downvoting on my posts

There is a continuous 12 downvotes on my 12 posts at about the same time.So i suspect foul play here. Most of the questions are valid and the answers which were downvoted are correct too.But that of ...
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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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Is there any way to completely delete some answers?

Many anti Hindu derogatory answers are being posted by anonymous accounts nowadays. They are deleted but still a user having enough reputation can read those answers like here. Is there any way to ...
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Standard comment suggestions for site issues

Recently, I had asked a question to request standard comment suggestion for no source answers. but that question was for answers which were copied from other sites and didn't include the source link ...
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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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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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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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Design changes in our site

Stack Overflow gets new design. How can we get such design to our site? Is that some that our mods need to import or it will be done by SO Team or do we need to request for such designs?
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How can we differentiate scriptural quotes and question quotes while answering questions?

Sometimes we quote the question text or sentences from question to address while answering. For example see recent answer. I had also quoted question text in some answerers like this. Here the main ...
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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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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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Exactly when can we create a new tag?

For this question, i had created the new tag called horary-astrology. As is evident from the shared wiki link, horary is a distinct branch of astrology. So, for my question it is more apt a tag to use ...
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Given any user- how to find out all such tags for which he/she is the top user?

Each of the tags have top users, an asker and an answerer. For example, for the mythology tag, Keshav Srinivashan is the top answerer as well as the top asker. Similarly, for the scripture tag, Tezz ...
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For any particular user, how to calculate the number of his/her answers that are accepted?

We can of course calculate that manually, it will take some time depending on how many answers the particular user has provided. But can it still be done without manual calculation in lesser time? ...
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Till when an accepted vote can be changed?

Let's say one user asked a question and got two/three answers. Later he accepted one of the answers. Now can he change his accepted vote? If so, is there any time limit? Please explain if same rule ...
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Is "Community poll" a valid way of discussion in our meta?

Recently I came across few questions in our meta which were "polling" in nature. I too asked my previous question of same type. In a way such questions potentially could be close-able as "opinion ...
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What if Bounty period expires with no answers?

I started a Bounty last week for my own question What is Karna Guru. But the period expired today and I cannot get any answers also the amount of Bounty got lost. No one got the Bounty . So in this ...
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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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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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Is there a way of determining how many and which users were active on a given day?

Is there away of determining how many and which users were active on a given day? Without of course visiting the individual profile pages.

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