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Should questions which will have exactly the same answers be marked as duplicates?

Question A It asks "Which scripture is the source of a verse A?" Question B: This question asks "Which scripture is the source of a verse B and who composed it?" Now, verse A and B both are part ...
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How is this even an answer that my flag was rejected?

This question asks: Which scripture is the source of (a particular verse)? The answer given uses only one sentence to address it viz- "But as far as I know it's not found in any scriptures." (The ...
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When comments are “no longer needed”, instead of deleting them all why were they moved to chat (inspite of being flagged for deletion)?

After i had made the revision#3 in this question, all the comments that were then there under it, became "no longer needed". And, so i flagged few of them in order to get them deleted. But they were ...
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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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Is it possible to get tag-wise distribution of the votes that I have cast on questions?

So, I basically want to know what percent of my upvotes were cast on questions that are tagged with a particular tag say-X, and what percent of my downvotes are similarly cast for questions tagged ...
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Are commenting, editing, voting, reviewing considered as “activities” on the site or not?

Are commenting, editing, voting, reviewing considered as "activities" on the site or not? Are asking questions and answering considered the only activities for a user?
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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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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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Can a suspended user gain or loose reputation during the period of suspension?

Suppose when a user was banned, he had 1000 reputation points. Suppose he was banned for a week. Now, assume that, in that one week, his posts received up and down votes amounting to an overall gain ...
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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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what's the difference between frequent tab and active tab

Above the main question list of main site there are 6 filter tabs exists, i am confuse which questions should come under frequent tab? is it that the frequent tab should contain question list of most ...
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Can we (or when can we) complain that we are being forced to read unnecessary stuffs in the names of questions?

On numerous occasions till now, i have found posts (questions to be precise) containing unnecessary baggage at the start. There is absolutely no need for those passages to be added. Without them ...
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When we have complaints against moderation is raising a meta the only or recommended solution?

Usually when i find unfair instances of moderation, i straightaway post on here. Is this practice ok or something else is also recommended (like discussing in chat rooms etc) in such situations? ...
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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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Do we have rules already or we need to frame some to stop the unfair practice of making posts active again by making the most insignificant edits?

Example1: Here, OP 2 days back removed "of language" from the title and then again he added it today. Now, possibly after two days, he will add it again and two days after remove it again. By doing ...
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Why few questions appear in different background?

Few questions in https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions?sort=active appear in different background. What does the different background mean?
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What to do when OP refuses to approve (correct) edit suggestions

In this question, I recommended to edit the title. Now, without going into the arguments, it can be said that the OP is refusing to be open-minded. Even though he knows his question title is improper (...
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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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Is serial unupvoting allowed and not detected by system?

While going through Rakesh Joshi's reputation tab, i found that, he had lost 145 points on Nov11. It clearly looks like someone serially unupvoting his several posts. Here is a screenshot: ..............
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Why was user12262 a.k.a shanu deleted?

Why was user12262 a.k.a shanu deleted? His/Her last post was: Do any Hindu scriptures say that Hinduism is not a religion but simply a way of life? Was it voluntary account deletion or was it a ...
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An answer of mine was deleted as “offensive” with a penalty of 100 points. how can i appeal it?

It is in perfectly respectful language and is of crucial importance. I'd be happy to reproduce it here and get more opinions. The deleted answer can be read here. (for those who can see it)
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Is there a way of removing my votes from comments?

Mistakenly, i have upvoted a comment recently. My issue is that i want to remove my upvote from it. But i am not being able to do so. My question is, if i am not allowed to do that by myself, are ...
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Who assigns the hotness points to certain Hot questions and on what basis are they awarded?

Recently i have found that all the Hot questions are assigned particular numbers which are called the "hotness points". When we hover mouse over a particular question, we get to know how much point ...
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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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After how much time the “Start a Bounty” option appears?

When a new question is asked, then after how much time the "Start a Bounty" link appears? Some time it appears immediately after asking a question. I recently asked a question for which I didn't see ...
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View count in mobile version of hinduism.stackexchange.com

Most of the times I browse the mobile version of this site. I also tried Android app of this site. I am happy with all features. Can we show view count somewhere along the side of each question? If it ...
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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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Apart from editing posts, what are the other activities that the community bot is allowed to perform?

We often find the Community Bot editing posts and making them active again. I am curious to know, besides that, what are the other activities that it is allowed to perform. For example i want to ...
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Questions regarding Revival badge

One day I got 2 Upvotes for this answer which was answered by me more than 60 days later. Then I received revival badge. But when I edited the answer, somebody removed their Upvote, now I am having 1 ...
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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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Is name-calling and bigotry allowed on this site?

The Be Nice policy of SE is pretty clear: Name-calling: Focus on the post, not the person. That includes terms that feel personal even when they're applied to posts (like "lazy", "ignorant", or "...
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Are flags once rejected get “rejected forever” or can they be reconsidered?

Suppose one flag is rejected by one of the Moderators. Does that mean it has attained a "permanently rejected status"? Or some other Moderator can still revisit/reconsider it and accept it (or even ...
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Can comments deleted by one moderator be restored by another?

1) Is it possible for a moderator to restore comments that are deleted by another moderator? 2) Also, are comments that are deleted by owners themselves be restored likewise by any of the three ...
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How to deal with comments which are disrespectful towards Hindu Rishis, beliefs, gods?

Recently I came across the following comment which was posted under one question on the Main site (The comment is currently not to be found as it was deleted). Simple explanation is they did not ...
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How is the number of “views” counted in Hinduism.SE?

Yesterday I asked following Qn: What is "Brahm" in "Brahmacharya"? How does it relate to celibacy? And just now I was notified for a badge due to 1000 views. However, I don't ...
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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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How does this site deal with statements which are repeatedly made without references?

If a user makes repeated claims in his questions or answers which are not backed by any references (or which are yet to be proved) then what are the ways to deal with it? This will only help a ...
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Questions related to Jainism is allowed on Hinduism? [duplicate]

Is it valid if I ask about History of Jains , their god Bhagwan Mahaveer or about their temples? Or will it be considered as off-topic?
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Tracing previous question from list

I had an earlier question on updating of Hinduism but am not able to find it among questions list/discussions. Can you please help me find it? Thanks.
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Closing featured questions

We are unable to close featured questions. The current one 'evil eye' has nothing to do with Hinduism, but because it is featured, it can't be closed. Why can't we vote to close featured questions?
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Can we change the “help center” link appearing in off-topic reason to on-topic page?

Problem: One of our current off-topic reasons reads as: This question does not appear to be about Hindu religion, within the scope defined in the help center. The problem with the above help text ...
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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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What is the reputation awarded for an accepted answer to a closed question?

What is the reputation awarded to an accepted answer for the question which are marked as duplicate, on hold etc., I know that it is +15 for an accepted answer for opened questions. Does it change for ...
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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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How to hide links within texts in comments?

How to parse & hide links in texts in comments like my profile .Right now i can only do this much: https://hinduism.meta.stackexchange.com/users/4732/rickross?tab=profile. It is easy to do so ...
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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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Are Sanskrit Subhashitas valid references?

Are Sanskrit Subhashitas valid references on Hinduism.SE? Can they be considered as Hindu scripture when it comes to citing them in answers here to back up your views? I didn't think they qualify as ...
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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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What is clear difference between “Plagiarism ” And “Opinion based answer”

Pls. Refer Why eating rice is prohibited on Ekadashi? for my comment on "Plagiarism. I want to know the difference between Plagiarism and opinion based answer?. Is it against the rules that for ...
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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 ...