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Is it possible to mass-update broken URLs to IndianScriptures.com with HinduScriptures.in?

There are currently about 230 posts (both questions and answers) that cite the website IndianScriptures.com. The site itself is active but it doesn't take the reader directly to the linked chapter/...
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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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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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Does system auto detect serial voting here on meta?

I know that the system detects serial voting that has happened on the main site. And, by the next day the votes are reversed. But does the same happen here on meta too? Here, we do not have ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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What is the purpose of the Moderation chat room? Why does it remain frozen?

Why was the Moderation chat room created? Why does it remain frozen currently? A few days ago a mod left a message for me in this room but there's no way to respond. https://chat.stackexchange.com/...
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Change the sequence of help center pages for Asking section

Presently the order of help-center pages (for the section of "Asking") is as follows: What types of questions should I avoid asking? What does it mean if a question is "closed"? What topics ...
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Bountied question expecting answers with "science behind religious beliefs and practices" an okay trend?

This recently bountied question demands for an answer - scientific explanation behind the practices of vāstu-śāstra. I recently got interested in vastu. What is the scientific reason of all. I know ...
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Can challenges to incendiary, hurtful material (largely from the past) be fast-tracked?

Lately controversial material is being managed better, with moderators stepping in early. But from the early days of HSE there has been some really hurtful material (to some Hindus) posted, ...
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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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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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Do moderators have the privilege to move answers of closed duplicate questions to the original question?

Do moderators have the privilege to move answers of questions, that are closed because they are duplicate of some other question on the same topic, under the original question? If yes, can they do so ...
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How to discourage users from posting self answered duplicate and off-topic questions?

Recently we are seeing lots of self answered questions (like this) where asker is posting both the question and the answer almost simultaneously. It can very well be that the question is a duplicate ...
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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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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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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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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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cancel option not available while asking new question

At times while I prepare a new question, need to abandon the asking of that Question. Surprisingly, there is no option such as 'cancel' button. I need to go back to earlier page or click on a ...
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Is it possible to know exactly how many views any question has got?

It seems we can know exactly the number of views ONLY when that number is not greater than 949. From then on it will not show the exact number but instead will show 1k, 2k and so on. For example, the ...
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What is the correct way to use quote formatting?

Since this is a Q&A Site about religion, almost all information we have is not owned by us. Hence there are two options, We use quotes for all information from scripture, fables, myths. It could ...
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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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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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Why is this question closed for being about science, when it has nothing to do with science?

It's here: I made a diagram showing the family tree of sapient life in Hinduism. Does anyone know who the Parvata are descended from to unify the family tree? "I made a diagram showing the family ...
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Is there any responding authority above moderators?

Our main site is moderated by moderators. Since some of them are busy and some are not active in moderation. Is there any higher authority that generally responds on serious issues? If yes, what are ...
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Is it fine to use a derogatory word like Mleccha on this site?

Only some time back I got to know about the word "Mleccha" and Wikipedia offers the following definition: Mleccha (from Vedic Sanskrit mlecchá, meaning "non-Vedic", "...
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How to change my avatar in Hinduism chat?

I need to change (maybe cached at server) my chat avatar in Hinduism chat only. How to do it?
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Query for how many downvotes a user has received so far

I was trying to find the ratio of "how many downvotes I have cast (on others' posts obviously)" : "how many downvotes my posts has received". The question basically boils down to finding "how many ...
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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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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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If we just change Tags why our questions appear all of sudden to everyone?

Its so embarrassing for me to see all my 6-7 qns at once place when I edited few tags. Any way to revert my edit?
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Community guidelines about changing the username?

It's been observed by all of us that generally lot's of users change their username frequently. It's OK and allowed on this site and users can do that at their will. But that sometimes create ...
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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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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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My question got down voted

I am new to the Hinduism stack exchange site and i would like to understand the reason for my question getting downvoted, Why are women not allowed say gayatri mantra?. This would help me to post my ...
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How to verify a wikipedia post?

I shared a link to one of my answers but OP told that answer cannot be accepted as link is not valid, so how can i verify that Wikipedia link? This is the link in question, and the answer is here.
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How do I correct a misspelling of a tag by one letter?

In this question, I intended to create a tag "bhavishya-purana", but by accident I typed "bhavishya-puranas" with an "s" at the end. I tried fixing it, but it wouldn't let me put "bhavishya-purana" ...
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Why some questions can't be linked to other questions as duplicate?

For example, I felt What is the difference between Poorna Avatar and Ansh Avatar as duplicate of Anshavatar and Purnavatar - are there different types of avatars?. So i tried to close the question ...
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Why was this flag declined?

Who cares for Spitzer here.... – Rakesh Joshi Mar 26 at 18:47 unfriendly or unkind – sv.   Mar 27 at 20:48   declined  (10 hours ago) I'm not sure why the comment which clearly ...
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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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What happened to these question's tag?

Please check this tag untagged. It looks like one of our tag got deleted by mistake. Can we know which tag was deleted and can we restore/recreate the same tag?
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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: