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, a link that doesn't work]
These are to be avoided, if the answer contains only the link.
Extremely Broad reference (for example, reference: Veda, Good luck!]
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 help you for comparativ analysis. [Updated to include available stats of 2017]
Note: LibreOffice Calc (free-software) is used for preparation of table and ...
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 going to share PII without a court order, and you'd basically need to ... well find a judge to give an order against someone who could be anywhere.
Much more ...
The relevant country of origin for this wave is India.
I have to believe blocking India would cause a few problems here.
We're keeping an eye on this & trying a few things to slow them down. Best thing to do right now is just flag stuff (as rude / abusive) as soon as you see it.
A Back It Up! principle is a good idea for any subjective topic (which is to say, any topic where the asker or other readers cannot personally verify answers on their own):
Back It Up! means that your answers must be based on either:
Something that happened to you personally
Something you can back up with a reference
What references "count" is a ...
I'm a Community Manager here at Stack Exchange. During the beta period, we are responsible for appointing moderators and we also have the ability to remove them, if needed. (This is actually quite rare.)
I'm currently looking at some tickets (sent via contact form) we got from users in the last few days. I don't think we need to remove any moderators right ...
User suspensions are between Stack Exchange and the user only. They are accompanied with an "Private Message" detailing all the reasons as to why they are suspended. This is not shared publicly in order to protect the interests of the user. You can read more about it in this elaborate meta post Why we don't keep public records of suspensions
This is ...
Why is one user banned for a year while the other only for 7 days?
The duration of the ban is automatically chosen by the system while banning a user. It takes into consideration the previous history of the user. Moderators can override this, but usually they don't. It is an escalation. First warn, then 7 days, then 30 days, and then 365 days. Sometimes 1 ...
In the absence of any scriptural reference, written works of scholars,
researchers and popular personalities can be used which must be
providing a relevant answer.
This point was written in beginning of site and it needs to be updated as it is vague. [updated now] This answer clearly says,
Opinions are ok, if backed up with logical inference or ...
Over the past year, our average is about 1 flag every 6 days. Over the past quarter, it's about 1 flag every 3 days. Bottom line, our moderator queue is very small, and there are three of us. So we are nowhere near at capacity.
Suppose, the user feels that he was banned for wrong reasons. Can he complain to higher moderators right now. Or will he have to wait till the ban period is over?
There are no higher mods. There's CMs and yes, you can use the contact us link.
Were there instances where higher mods have actually reversed such a local mod's decision?
Not as far as I ...
The following query will show users, total posts, questions, answers, tag excerpts and tag wikis.
select u.id [User Link]
, count(*) [# posts]
, sum(case when posttypeid = 1 then 1 else null end) [# Questions]
, sum(case when posttypeid = 2 then 1 else null end) [# Answers]
, sum(case when ...
In my Opinion we should use Negation Rules for citing in such cases: ie,
Rather than searching it is mentioned in this scripture we can state it is not mentioned in these scriptures.
Ie. For the question like:
Did Ravana ever meet Parashurama?
We can answer as:
No, Ravana didn't met Parashurama:
Meeting of Ravana and Parashurama isn't attested in ...
So, i am just curious to know what's so special about the number 3? Should the number of moderators be always 3 by virtue of some rule? Can't we ever have 4 or say 5 moderators? If no, what is the reason?
There is no rule that there should be only 3 moderators on a site. There are sites which have just 2 moderators and those which have 25. We can always add ...
According to the The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide :
All must wait 15 minutes after asking to accept any answer
All must wait 48 hours after asking to accept own answer
30 votes per day +10 for questions only (Q only votes can't be used after 25 votes cast on answers. Source)
If you vote and undo your vote 30 ...
Accepting an answer is completely voluntary. You won't be banned even if you don't accept one answer. There's no obligation for people to accept answers.
From this answer:
Which answer should I accept?
Don't hesitate to accept an answer that is well-written, suggests a good practice and works for you.
Otherwise, even if there are answers that ...
There were couple of reasons behind not deleting unsourced answers:
We were liberal, feeling that deleting of answers to be an extreme step.
No perspicuous tool available to track answers to which particular post notice was added ≥ 15 days ago.
However we always delete those answers which are flagged again after 15 days.
We're implementing the deletion of ...
You can use StackPrinter:
Set Hinduism from (drop-down) site list
Insert/type Question ID; for example 15424 in case of the Q/A mentioned in question. (You can get ID from address bar /questions/15424/ or by using share button)
And you can get printer-friendly view by clicking on Print button.
For more information see related ...
Comments on any Stack Exchange site, use a subset of the original markdown rules, which is called as Mini Markdown.
The general format, if you want to hide the link in your comment, is:
The Anchor text of the link goes with the square brackets and the link goes into the parenthesis.
Hence below link:
The time of the votes isn't available, but the date is, via the timeline feature, which is rather hidden by itself. Consider the following Meta question:
Community Poll: What sect or school of Hinduism do you believe in?
From the URL, it can be seen that the ID of the question is 842, so the timeline can be found here: https://hinduism.meta.stackexchange....
New design and theme is now Live.
If you mean the "left navigation bar" by design, See Live: Left nav, new theming and responsiveness
You can check or uncheck the left navigation bar by going to your user preferences and check "Hide Left Navigation". THe options will move to a drop down menu after doing that.
There will be no change in ...
No one1 can accept an answer except the OP of the question.
In general, it doesn't matter since an acceptance only means that the answer helps OP the best.
Accepting an answer is not meant to be a definitive and final statement indicating that the question has now been answered perfectly. It simply means that the author received an answer that worked for ...
I have read only a few books/articles of modern authors on Hinduism. Hence, I do not know whether I am qualified to write an answer on this subject. Still, I am offering my opinion.
I am reproducing the guideline mentioned in the question content.
In the absence of any scriptural reference, written works of scholars,
researchers and popular personalities ...
There seems to be disagreement as to what HSE is about.
The description found on this Tour page is so clear that there should not exist any doubts regarding what this site is all about.
Hinduism Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for followers of the Hindu religion and those interested in learning more about
It's built and run by you as ...
User asks following in bounty reasons:
Are the existing proofs of Veda Apourusheyathva valid in modern
Yes. This is off-topic and invite only speculative answers. Any user should answer from hindu philosophical perspective, either quoting Scriptures and/or works or commentaries of Hindu Acharyas.
Bounty was cancelled and returned to user.
@sv. Don't try to salvage this answer. Just because you add MN Dutta
it doesn't make answer proper. Here problem is not who translated but
"way answer was framed selecting some verses".. That is opinion of
blog owner and he has drawn certain conclusion and we can't accept
opinions of some random blog owners as valid sources. – The Destroyer♦
Visit the help centre about bounty:
What happens when I start a bounty?
The bountied question will appear with a special indicator in all question lists, and it will also be visible on the homepage Featured tab for 7 days. Part of what you’re “paying for” with the bounty is to get additional attention for your question, over and beyond what a normal ...
Users with access to moderator tools can view deleted questions, if they have a link to a deleted question. They can also see the deleted answers on a post, if there are any. They can also use deleted:1, deleted:all, etc to search amongst their own deleted posts.
♦ moderators can see the deleted posts of a user alongside their other posts from the user ...
Yes, you can edit the posts without any fear. As you have the edit privilege, there is no need to wait for review too. But just remember that they need to be substantial.
Edits done by Community♦ are of two types.
Just bumping an well received unanswered question to get better attention. You won't find any changes in the revisions.
Edits proposed by ...