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We should mark questions related to Sanskrit language as OFF-topic, BUT I would Not mark questions which ask to explain the meaning (not talking about translation, but literal meaning &/or thought behind the sloka) of a verse/mantra which are written in Sanskrit language. For example, this is purely a Sanskrit question which I would mark as off-topic - ...


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"Not Constructive" and "Not a Real Question" were used in earlier (olden) days on StackExchange Network. Now, they are obsolete. Actually Not Constructive and Not a Real Question are eliminated and replaced with the following more effective option: unclear what you’re asking too broad primarily opinion-based Visit the Meta.SE post Help us make “Not ...


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Personal advice question are considered off-topic here. See : Related meta post for details.


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Political question and Scientific explanation questions are off-topic here. See : Related meta post for details.


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I have been a member of Philosophy.SE for over a year and Hinduism.SE for only a few months. Overall I find the 'rules' on Hinduism.SE being run by few individuals who have defined the rules most unfairly. There is too much power in the running of the exchange by a few individuals. Philosophy .SE is run much more fairly. Answers can have opinions on ...


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Let's not allow to back any such illegal activities, when asked for assurance, by giving explanation from our scriptures. It is better to immediately close such posts as off-topic. If we are discussing on such stuff then definitely there will be answers/comments with both positive and negative. And we don't know what points the users are grasping. Lets ...


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From this page: The Vedangas are the last treatises of the Vedic Literature. Paniniya Shiksha (41-42) narrates two verses on the importance of the Vedangas which describe Veda as a Purusha having six limbs as six Vedangas: Chandas are His two feet, Kalpa are His two arms, Jyotisha are His eyes, Nirukta is His ears, Shiksha is His nose and ...


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I do voted to close this question as off-topic and there is certain reason behind this act. The reason I provided in the comment (which I deleted accidentally) is: "It's not in the scope of Hinduism scriptures to explain each and every phenomenon in detail. Thousands of such questions can be asked as there are thousands of such examples are present in ...


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IMO, the question is still "too broad", because the OP is asking about listing something, which can be too many in numbers. If we consider this question as objective, then in future, people may be inspired to ask the questions such as: What are some good teachings from Vedas? Which are some controversial teachings from Manusmruti considering present era? ...


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There's nothing to panic if a user close voted your question. Lets assume that he close voted unknowingly or say he is not sure of how to use his privileges so whats the best you can do is post a comment to the user saying that the question may be related but not duplicate so please retract your close vote. If the user doesn't retract his close vote, then ...


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IMHO, This question should not be closed as a duplicate. Here is an example to illustrate Q1: What is the IMDB review of Harry Potter Sorcerer's stone movie? Q2: What are the various reviews of JK Rowling's books? The first question is specific, it deals with IMDB and Harry Potter part I. The second question is broad. It ...


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Well, I feel that your question was perfectly valid. Backed up by comments. I upvoted it as I too wanted to know, because many of the practices/superstitions I too follow. :-) As of now I have voted for re-opening. If this Q was closed due to superstition then it can't be closed as "off-topic", because it's still a valid tag of this site! BTW, There are ...


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Edit: Now I've closed your question as a duplicate to a canonical question which is related to yours so that we don't have the same question with different food item names. Your question was closed by me and one other user. The reason is defined already which says "This question does not appear to be about Hindu religion, within the scope defined in ...


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No, it is not... Between this question- "Should I travel abroad for studies?" and - "What does Hinduism (or Hindu scriptures) say about traveling to foreign lands for the purpose of studying?"--- there isn't any major difference. When we ask on Hinduism.SE.. parts in the beginning of a question like - "What's the view of Hinduism" or "What do Hindu ...


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Let me explain you in detail of why your question was closed. Also, I will post this answer as a general user and not as a user who is finding points to defend because I was the last user to close your post. It was not closed by one person, its closed by five users so that means these five users agree that it is opinion based or lets think that these five ...


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Any hypothetical question can be marked as off-topic. For example: What would have happened if Lord Rama had not left Seeta maata after hearing the words of a washerman? The answer would mark personal opinions as given in one of the previous answers.


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Scriptures are oxygen to Hinduism. There are lot of scriptures for Hinduism, which covers wide variety of topics. The topics covered by Hinduism in detail are assets of Hinduism. If the question asked by OP has its answer in Hindu scriptures, then it should be answered. Here many users raise the issue that how many such topics can be allowed to ask. Let us ...


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(After 3rd revision) Both sides were seeming to be right. Side 1) Those who were thinking that question is fine as in understanding law of Karma. Side 2) Those who were thinking that question is faulty and offensive as explained in question. Initially I tried to salvage the question by replacing offensive example illustrated in the question thinking that ...


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No. Anyone with a temple, doesn't make them Hindu God/Goddess. If someone starts a question on Rajinikanth, Sachin Tendulkar, Narendra Modi then the question can be closed by the community members. Because they are real people with no verifiable godly status. Most likely such question will be deleted by community or mods if they are found single bit of ...


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Let me introduce myself, and explain why I'm here, first. I'm Tinkeringbell and I moderate both Interpersonal Skills and Meta.SE. I've been discussing this problem/post with one of your moderators in a moderator chatroom, and after reading the answers here, I decided to try and help by writing one of my own, to bring to your attention another approach to ...


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Questions that ask for shopping recommendations (e.g buying books from Amazon) are off topic.


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