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Can the mods go easy on declining flags on old unsourced answers?

Some of my recent flags asking for citation notice on a couple of old answers from 2014 are declined. In the decline reason, the mod is pointing me to an answer about deleting old unsourced answers ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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What are the rules to be followed for citation?

Please look at this answer to the question Garuda purana Is it a myth to create fear in humans? that I recently provided. Asker commented that citation has not been done. Can someone please refer me ...
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Should we permanently delete the abusive edit history from the posts, which were [accidentally] approved for spam edits?

For example, recently a couple of users have accidentally approved abusive edits of their posts: Where does Vishwamitra's parallel creation of constellations of stars and galaxies exist? K.S. ...
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Advanced search syntaxes?

I think there are many advanced search syntaxes which might be helpful while searching something. From Who can see other user's Deleted questions and how?, I came to know that one can search own ...
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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 happens if an edit privileged used edits a post before another user's edit gets approved or rejected?

Let's say a user edited a post but it was not visible (as user didn't have edit privileges so edit needs to be approved or rejected by an edit privileged user). Now before this edit gets approved, an ...
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My question regarding surya namaskar yoga asanas is marked as duplicate

My question regarding Surya namaskar yoga asanas is marked as duplicate. The question which was mentioned is about suryanamaskar mantras and not asanas. My question is about suryanamaskar 12 yoga ...
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Is there anything the moderators could do to stop the offensive edits from anonymous users? [duplicate]

Anonymous users are adding abusive edits to two of my questions regularly with the f word,it is just annoying, is there something the moderators could do about this issue?
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Ambiguity in close vote numbers

When I cast a vote to close a Q, it says 24 votes remaining But in reality the Q gets closed in 5 votes. Can anyone please explain this ambiguity?
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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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What was the modification by the Community♦ here?

I was browsing some unanswered questions and found a question asked by Yogi. The question is in Page 58 if there are 30 questions in each page (as of today). Why ashvalayana ghriya sutra dictates ...
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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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Have a chat room where all the site moderators are contactable

Currently there is no single point of contact, to be able to reach all the moderators. With their mutual understanding, moderators should create/rename a chat-room, which can be reached by all the ...
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Is it possible to block spammers based on country of origin?

Do we know the country of origin of the recent spammers? If yes, can all IP addresses from a single country be blocked for a few weeks to discourage these spammers from posting? The usual flagging ...
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Why answers are being deleted by moderator?

So recently I answered this question: What was Madhvacharya's argument against the Shaktas? which was asked by one of our Moderator. I am sure I didn't receive enough flag for my answer, but this ...
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Few questions on user suspensions

It must be an extremely disappointing feeling for a highly active and a fairly contributing user to find that he is banned for a period of 6 months or one year or more. Given that he will be eager to ...
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why everyone is not answering if there is no bounty?

I asked question and waited for 1 week.At last I lost my patience and place a bounty on it .Finally I got an answer .So my question is why it took long time to answer if community really knows an ...
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Should a moderator with extreme bias be removed as moderator?

Both of below posts attempts to denigrate a widely worshiped Hindu God in the guise of a question: Which scripture does Pillai Lokacharya reference in which Shiva enjoins his devotees to offer human ...
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Can one set up a query to count how many times a user has used a word/phrase?

I want to know how many times certain repeating themes are used by users.
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irresponsible behavior?

How do Dvaitins explain Vedic verses which declare deities other than Narayana to be supreme? Moderators - these two are speculating about people's private information - they may be exposing the site ...
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To which users is the “Guidelines for new users” pop up is shown?

There is a site specific feature for us. That is the popup of suggesting guidelines for new users. Can we have a suggestion for meta post "Guidelines for new users answering questions" at ...
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Whats the real reason my answer was deleted?

https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/26647 This answer was marked as spam or rude or abusive. There is nothing spammy or rude or abusive. The objection "current events not allowed" doesn't stand ...
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May I know why my edit is rejected?

I have proposed an edit to a question Are there temples where viswaksena is the main deity? The summary I provided is Corrected the name Vishwaksena and also proper formatting. I corrected ...
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Can we stop scriptures sourced from a self-declared non-Hindu faith from being cited as Hindu scripture?

From here There is a misconception that the Krsna consciousness movement represents Hinduism. Krsna consciousness is in no way a faith or religion that seeks to defeat other faiths or religions....
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Can the duplicate-hunting be made self-serve?

It feels like a mongoose-bite when your effort is consigned to the dustbin out of the blue. Why not give a "vet for duplicates" button to the poster so that he can self-censor for duplicates?
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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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why isn't my post showing up?

Have there been instances of rivalry between Brahmins and Kshatriyas? If I search for it I can see it - but it doesn't show up in the list of posts.
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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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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 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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I need a query for finding out users with high voting rates

By voting rate I mean the ratio "number of votes cast:number of days member for". In my own case, this ratio is approximately 2.933. If we take "number of days visited" instead of "number of days ...
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Can the data “visited-number of days” be known/displayed publicly for any user?

If we visit any user's profile it will show data like: Member for (Years; Months) profile views last seen visited- X days; Y consecutive. For my profile in particular it shows that i am a member for ...
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Delete tags: “scripture” and “dharma-shastras”

In this site, we are supposed to answer anything with the sources from scriptures (shastras). Now there is no common consensus about what is considered "scriptures" and what is not. The description ...
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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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Can someone edit a post that is already edited by Community♦?

Can someone edit a post (Questions/Answers) which are edited by Community♦ but having spelling and grammar mistakes?
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Is it better to ask people one direct important question, or several indirect questions, when asking for help?

I am hoping to understand the line between patience and efficiency in spiritual matters. Is it better to ask people one direct important question or several indirect questions, when asking on Stack ...
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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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How this question about Vishnu avatara in current mahayuga is a dupe?

I asked a question: What are all the Vishnu avatar from current Mahayuga according to scriptures? then it got closed as a dupe of: What is chronological timeline (in Manvantara and Mahayuga) of ...
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Can I Know the Reasons why any of my question is downvoted [duplicate]

Recently three of my questions were downvoted by some reader. Is it possible to know the reasons for the down vote - to re-frame the question. The questions are: Before Aruna, who was the Sun God's ...
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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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Who can see other user's Deleted questions and how?

The Deleted answers are automatically visible to users who have Access To Moderator Tools Privilege. But who can see Deleted questions of other users and how? These posts seem related but I couldn'...
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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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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 ...