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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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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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Is posting several "trivial" questions in bulk encouraged for the site? What’s the solution for it?

As others said in their answers, it is evident here that user is deliberately asking questions just for sake of reputation. If an user vandalizes site with low quality trivial questions, alert the ...
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Should this bounty be canceled and returned to the user?

User asks following in bounty reasons: Are the existing proofs of Veda Apourusheyathva valid in modern scientific world? Yes. This is off-topic and invite only speculative answers. Any user should ...
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Are topics on "VAstu ShAstra" considered in the scope of ON topic?

Visit What is the mythological origin of Vastu? which says: Legend behind Vastu is described in Chapter 252 of Matsya Purana. Lord Matsya narrated the story to Vaivasvara Manu. So, I think vastu-...
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Is posting several "trivial" questions in bulk encouraged for the site? What’s the solution for it?

Currently, the problem is becoming severe even more. Out of the top 20 active questions, 16 questions are already asked by him. One is allowed to ask the questions which one knows as one can self ...
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Are transliteration questions on-topic for the site?

Transliteration questions are off topic since they're not about Hinduism but about scripts (language writing system). The mentioned question has closed as off-topic. Cast the close vote whenever you ...
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Is this site suffering from religious chauvinism?

This is really unbelievable and certainly in no way a sign of a professional and cultured community. This kind of content shouldn't belong to SE. Although your intentions for disallowing such ...
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Do we have an ethical liability or not on this site?

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 ...
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Is there a change in the policy regarding closure of verse translation questions?

This is what I feel regarding the issue of the scope of questions asking for translations. For the questions which are looking for a resource to get the translation of a Hindu text in particular ...
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Are the Raga related question on topic here?

Keshav's clarification is good.If the raga related question deals with Hinduism i.e Hindu Scriptures then it would be definitely on-topic; for example questions related to Gandharvaveda and Samveda. ...
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Can we cite Hatha Yoga Pradipika for Nath Sampraday related questions?

Yes, we can cite Hatha Yoga Pradipika, for Nath Sampradaya related questions. It is because it was authored by Swatmarama, the disciple of Gorakhnath. Swatamarama learned the secrets of Hatha Yoga ...
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Why was the question 'Kaaba of Mecca and the Hindu connection' migrated to History SE?

The question has been migrated to History Stack Exchange because it deals with historical proofs and archeological surveys which would fit well and be answered at History Stack Exchange. Migration ...
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should questions that qualify be marked "obscurantist"?

First of all, I'm not sure what obscurantism has to do with any of the points you're making. Obscurantism means "opposition to the spread of knowledge" or "a style characterized by deliberate ...
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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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Is "What scriptures/XYZ say about ...<my off topic query>?", a freeway to convert a Qn to on-topic?

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?"--- ...
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Ayyavazhi on topic?

I think question poster is asking because Ayyavazhi do not consider 'vedas in the form it is available today' as canonical/authoritative . it initially acepts vedas, then considers the current version ...
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Mode of asking resource questions

We have a resource tag for the purpose of questions dealing with finding resources to learn about Hinduism including finding scriptures. However as you pointed out, it doesn't mean we are allowing ...
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Is "What scriptures/XYZ say about ...<my off topic query>?", a freeway to convert a Qn to on-topic?

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 ...
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Are we allowed to answer personal-advice questions that have been closed, in comments?

Good question 😊 This was already asked on Meta.SE. But neither of the answers received many positive votes there, so I'll quote here, this comment, which received more votes than both answers put ...
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Questions asking whether something is an interpolation are opinion based and not appropriate for this site

I am reproducing the question content hereunder. How can these questions be answered from Hindu scriptures or even commentaries of acharyas, outside of their own opinions? The topic of interpolations ...
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Does anyone who got a temple, will make them god/goddesses by default and their questions would be on-topic?

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. ...
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Personal advice questions whose answers are present in scriptures?

The other answers have missed the point on what to do if a personal advice question is asked and can be answered with authoritative references. The close reason for personal advice is as follows. ...
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Are questions about initiatives of external websites which provide resources of Hinduism on-topic?

The post is merely expressing an opinion about "Why this Qn should be closed.". In the list of several Qn-s, picking up on this one in a meta, is an overkill. :-) Since I had asked that Qn, I will ...
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Nath Sampraday related questions on-topic?

As Keshav commented above Yes, the Nath Sampradaya is on-topic here And I agree with it.
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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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Are questions based on plays, novels and television series allowed?

I think these are fine on Movies.SE but not here. I don't think we should discuss or quote or do anything with TV series on our site. And discussion of authors work like Amish Tripathi or similar ...
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Is there a change in the policy regarding closure of verse translation questions?

AFAIK, there's no change in policy. Your confusion probably arises from a lack of proper understanding of the current policy. Asking for a translation of a Sanskrit verse from Hindu scripture ...
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