Hindu Media Wiki FAQ

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The ten niyamas mentioned by those proficient in the knowledge of yoga are: Tapa, patience, belief in God, charity, adoration of God, hearing discourses on the principles of religion, shame, intellect, Tapa and Yajña.

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Are there rules about submissions and comments?


How are stories ranked?

The basic algorithm divides points by a power of the time since a story was submitted. Comments in threads are ranked the same way.

Other factors affecting rank include user flags, anti-abuse software, software which demotes overheated discussions, and moderator intervention.

How is a user's karma calculated?

Roughly, the number of upvotes on their stories and comments minus the number of downvotes. These don't match up exactly; some votes are dropped to prevent abuse.

Why don't I see down arrows?

There are no down arrows on stories. They appear on comments after users reach a certain karma threshold, but never on direct replies.

What kind of formatting can you use in comments?

Guide to Formate Post on Hindu Media Wiki

How do I submit a question?

Use the submit link in the top bar, and leave the url field blank.

How do I make a link in a question?

You can't. This is to prevent people from submitting a link with their comments in a privileged position at the top of the page. If you want to submit a link with comments, just submit it, then add a regular comment.

How do I flag a comment?

Click on its timestamp to go to its page, then click the 'flag' link at the top. There's a 25 karma threshold before flag links appear.

Are reposts ok?

When a story has had significant attention in the last year or so, we bury reposts as duplicates. If not, a small number of reposts is ok.

Please don't delete and repost the same story. Deletion is for things that shouldn't have been submitted in the first place.

Are paywalls ok?

It's ok to post stories from sites with paywalls that have workarounds.

In comments, it's ok to ask how to read an article and to help other users do so. But please don't post complaints about paywalls. Those are off topic.

Can I ask people to upvote my submission?

No. Users should vote for a story because they personally find it intellectually interesting, not because someone has content to promote.

Hindu Media Wiki's software penalizes submissions, accounts, and sites that break this rule, so please don't.

Can I ask people to comment on my submission?

No, for the same reason. It's also not in your interest, because Hindu Media Wiki readers will figure it out, flag the thread, and use unkind words like 'spam'.

Can I post a job ad?

Please don't post job ads as submissions to Hindu Media Wiki.

Why can't I post a comment to a thread?

Threads are closed to new comments after two weeks IF the submission has been killed by software, moderators, or user flags.

How do I reset my password?

If you have a real email address in your profile, request a password reset here. If you haven't, email hindumediawiki@gmail.com for help.

My IP address seems to be banned. How can I unban it?

If you request many pages too quickly, your IP address might get banned. The self-serve unbanning procedure works most of the time.