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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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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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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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How to create a new chat room that's specific to Hinduism.SE?

I see a lot of clutter at chat.stackexchange.com as Stack Exchange chats don't seem to be site-specific. How do I manually create a new chat room on Hinduism.SE for discussing a subject that is ...
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Can we add Books/Wiki links in tag-wiki?

I see that we have many tags in Hinduism SE and a little one-liner description is given for each tags. I want to ask if it is ok to additionally put some reliable links related to the tags within tag-...
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Irritating review number in the toolbar

I can see reviews as 4 always even when there are no reviews to be reviewed. As the days goes on, the review number is getting incremented but not disappearing. I strongly think this is a bug. PS: I ...
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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 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 it legal to download Purana PDFs from IndianScriptures.com and post them on Hinduism SE?

As part of the answer to this question, I should gather all PDFs from IndianScriptures.com and make a single PDF file out of them and share it on Hinduism SE. The site says after one creates an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to suggest an edit which has less than minimum of "6" characters?

In this question, there was a spelling mistake of hindus ("hindoos) and hence I suggested an edit to change. But the edit was not saved and sent to review queue and it displayed edit must be minimum ...
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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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Should this bounty be canceled and returned to the user?

What is the validity of Authoritativeness of vedas? This question currently has a bounty and the reason begins with: Are the existing proofs of Veda Apourusheyathva valid in modern scientific world? ...
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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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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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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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Difficulty marking a question as "belongs to another site"

I was trying to close vote this question. What were the races of the horses in Mahabharata? Under the option of "off topic because..."--"relates to another stackexchange site"---- only 'Meta' site is ...
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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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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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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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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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Please migrate this question to an appropriate site

I'm talking about the question: Is Rama Setu a historical proof of Ramayana? It is quite obvious that the question isn't suitable for our site and that's why it is closed as well. It can't be answered ...
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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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Can I award bounty to my self?

Can I award bounty to my self after self answering the featured question?
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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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What is meant by "modified by Community"?

What is meant by "modified by Community"? Also, in this case no edits or modifications are visible to me. So,then what actually is this modification & what purpose does it serve?
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A question about flagging a post as spam

I have noticed that whenever I flag a question as spam, it immediately receives a downvote. I guess the Community user casts the down vote. My question is, if my flag eventually gets declined will the ...
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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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What is the correct reason to use when flagging one/two liner answers which are without any sources?

Recently I have observed a trend where experienced users are simply posting one-two liners as answers. Basically those are comments posted as answers and obviously they are low quality as answers. ...
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How do I search the comments of Hinduism.SE?

As it says in the title, how do I search through comments of Hinduism.SE or meta.Hinduism.SE? E.g., I'm interested in finding out all answers that lacked references or citations of a credible source ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...