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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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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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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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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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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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Should we close questions related to Sanskrit language and grammar as off-topic?

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 ...
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Please use consistent spelling in your posts

Let's pick and stick to one of these transliteration schemes in any given post: Simplified: Rama, Sita, Shiva, Vishnu, Krishna IAST: Rāma, Sītā, Śiva, Viṣṇu, Kṛṣṇa Harvard-Kyoto: rAma, sItA, ziva, ...
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Should we close questions related to Sanskrit language and grammar as off-topic?

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 ...
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What kind of references are valid in answers? Are modern works allowed?

Are modern shlokas, scriptures, views, sayings etc. valid when using them as references? Or are only references from the Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas and other ancient texts considered valid? It should ...
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Is it OK to cite Wikipedia in answers?

Though Wikipedia may be useful for getting basic information about particular topic, However, Wikipedia can not be considers as reliable source to cite or take a reference. From Ten things you may not ...
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Political and Scientific questions are off-topic for Hinduism SE

Political questions are rightfully off-topic. There is a site for Politics. Optionally, consider adding political question in Flag question > needs improvement > a community specific reason ...
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How much of Ayurveda is accepted here?

Ayurveda is a Upaveda of Athervaveda. So ayurveda is obviously on-topic here. I think we should allow all the Ayurveda questions that are related to scriptures, principles and practices of Ayurveda. ...
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