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What brought you here?

How did you come to know about this site? I had been using StackOverflow site for software development question answers, there once I suddenly saw at the top bar of the site, there exist list of all ...
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What kind of references are valid in answers? Are modern works allowed?

From lowest quality to highest quality of references (according to me). Wrong reference [for example, misquoting] These should be avoided as they could be misleading. Missing reference (for example, ...
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What brought you here?

I was intersted in Hinduism. So I used to search about our scriptures like Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad gita etc. I looked though some answers in Quora and also search many things regarding Hinduism ...
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What brought you here?

Let me address the two questions separately: I knew about Hinduism.SE before it even existed. I had participated in other Stackexchange sites, like MathOverflow, Mathematics.SE, and Physics.SE, and ...
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What brought you here?

How did you come to know about this site? I had already joined 7 StackExchange communities and had been participating to AU, U&L, MSE, SR etc. before I joined Hinduism StackeEchange. Though I had ...
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Which texts have you read?

Note: I don't generally read Hindu scriptures and works linearly from beginning to end. So here is a list of some of the texts I've read in English, in whole or in part: Samhitas of the Vedas: Rig ...
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Please welcome your new pro tem moderators

Happy to know that Pandya and The Destroyer are the new moderators of Hinduism.SE. Both are good when it comes to decision making and knowledge. Am sure you guys will make good moderators. Wish you ...
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2020 Potential Community Moderator Election - Community Interest Check

First of all thanks for addressing to all the meta posts which made recently about "less participation by moderators". This is genuinely a good decision and a welcoming one. We have good ...
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Congratulations Rickross on being first 100k rep user!

Thanks for noticing 🙄🙂. Equal credit must go to all those too who have read my posts and upvoted them.
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Comparison chart of site progress over the years or over the last few months?

One way is to use Internet Archive as discussed here You can find some snap shots for earlier months and year there. I've tabulated data from available snap-snots and prepared some charts. That may ...
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Please welcome your new pro tem moderators

Congratulations Pandya and The Destroyer. I wish you all the best. Sorry for steeping down like this, have other priority in life. I will surely be present as a muggle ;) here and will still try to ...
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What brought you here?

How did you come to know about this site? I was always interested in Hinduism. I used to read Scriptures from my childhood. I was active on stackoverflow.com and magento.stackexchange.com. I was ...
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Please welcome your new pro tem moderators

Thanks for the honor of assisting the moderation of this site. Since joining this site, I'm in love with Hinduism SE! I learned a lot about Dharma from this site and i'm feeling happy now to ...
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What misconceptions did you have about Hinduism before joining the site?

Here are various misconceptions I've had about Hinduism: I thought that Rama was born in the most recent Treta Yuga, or even that he was born in every Treta Yuga. In fact I thought that all the ...
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What brought you here?

I found out about the site through a Google search. From a search suggestion. I was redirected to Stackexchange.com. From all sites, I found about this site. I joined and answered a question. Rest is ...
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What brought you here?

How did you come to know about this site? I have always been interested in reading Purana's and Itihasa. I stumbled across this site when I was searching for the unabridged versions of the Puranas ...
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We are neither Hindus nor Indians!

I've been thinking about this site a lot since this question came to my attention. I tried to figure out the best way to respond to this without having the benefit of a shared reference. If this was ...
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Which texts have you read?

I've read 13 Mukhya Upanishads which are: (Have read with Adi Shankaracharya Bhashya): Īśā (ईश) Kena (केन) Kaṭha (कठ) Praṣna (प्रश्न) Muṇḍaka (मुण्डक) Māṇḍūkya (माण्डुक्य) with Gaudpad Karika (गौड़पाद ...
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What brought you here?

Lord Krishna heavily influenced me when my grandmother had me watch tv adaptations of the Ramayana and Mahabharata (and the Gita!!). I suppressed my desire to know more due to not so nice people where ...
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What brought you here?

How did you come to know about this site? I do have a long history to share here! :) I was a silent spectator of the site for quite long, because I was not specifically well versed or highly ...
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Is there any way to take legal action on the inflammatory answers?

A lot of those chaps are trolls. Don't respond. Flag em, don't give them a response. They'll go away eventually. Practically Its probably a lot of trouble, money and multiple jurisdictions. SE isn't ...
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Is Personal Experience a Source?

No, "Personal Experience" alone can not be considered as a source. Since we supposed to provide correct information we need to cite some authoritative source. Visit Can we revisit the sources required ...
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Let's delete all old answers from early days of the site that lack any references at all

status-planned Please refer to Official policy for deleting answers that don't cite sources and to Why aren't unsourced answers getting deleted even though the policy says that they should be? for ...
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Official policy for deleting answers that don't cite sources

Update-1: Extended Time length and Exclusion Criterion Update-2: Old unsourced answers are also subject to deletion now Update-3: Time criteria is no longer a barrier and post-notice will be used in ...
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Which scriptures / sources are considered valid?

What scriptures are considered valid? All Hindu scriptures are valid and authentic source. Works of Acharyas, Sayings of Saints, Swami and Gurus are also valid source to cite. What sources are ...
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What brought you here?

What brought you here? How did you come to know about this site? Nothing, I waited for it to be created, I was following it from Area51 and even followed few earlier versions of failed Area51 ...
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Concerns about brigading

Note: In addition to cover the question has asked, I felt to address some relevant issues and hence posting a general answer: Hinduism StackExchange is not like a game show or popularity contest. The ...
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Can Indian languages related questions be posted on Hinduism SE?

I went through your sample list of questions and these are exactly the type of questions we want to avoid on Hinduism.SE: I want to learn Tamil grammar. There are 2 accepted grammar books it ...
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What brought you here?

While searching for references on Hindu Scriptures about a couple of months back, this site popped up. On going through I was impressed by the wide array of queries raised and equally satisfied with ...
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