I have compiled a list of meta discussions regarding policies of islam.SE for easy reference.

Topic of islam.SE and basics of asking, answering, voting, reputation and badges are outlined in the about page of islam.SE

Help page of islam.SE aims to help newcomers about specific questions they might have.

If one cannot find answer to a particular problem related with workings of islam.SE, a question about it should be asked in islam.SE meta site.

Following are the index of meta discussions regarding the site policies.


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    Amazing job! Thanks!
    – infatuated
    Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 4:00

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Thanks. But is not it better to the meta QAs be summarized in one sentence and be added to help center as a clear policy of site. Reading too many unclear meta QAs is difficult for learning policies of site. Also meta QAs can be interpreted in different ways.

If policies only can be found in too many long meta QAs then each user needs an attorney for deciding if his post is legal or not. Each meta QA itself is too long too read. The above QA list itself is too long to read.

Do you really expect to users study so many long pages? It is like obtaining a PhD in law and so many users will prefer to simply leave the site and use other similar website. Specially Islamic experts who this site has lack of them and needs their participation.

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    I agree that summarizing site policies somewhere is a good idea. Purpose of this post was not to list current site policies. I collected them so it is easy for interested parties to easily find previous meta discussions regarding any topic.
    – user44
    Commented Apr 27, 2014 at 13:54
  • @yasar11732, I see, but I want mods to also consider creating a constitution like written form of rules accepted by them or in meta QAs so that everyone can easily read and know how to act here!
    – user4710
    Commented Apr 29, 2014 at 7:08
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    @Bludream If you want some sort of "constitution", feel free to try drafting one. That is not and has never been a moderator responsibility, so just expecting us to do it for you doesn't achieve anything.
    – goldPseudo Mod
    Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 20:36
  • @goldPseudo, no! I didn't mean it's your responsibility, but since mods are not acting the way unclear for others, like exactly what are all mods actions judged upon?? So I thought it's a good recommendation for mods here to let others also know how to act!
    – user4710
    Commented May 1, 2014 at 5:08
  • @goldPseudo, But after all even if the drafting process is the hard part, I guess I can do it!
    – user4710
    Commented May 1, 2014 at 5:11
  • @goldPseudo, only moderators can edit those pages. It is not a constitution, but it is part of requirements for a site to graduate to have a well-written help page (used to be called faq). It should contain the important policy and commonly referred policy items. Have a look at the help pages for Christianity and Mi Yodeya.
    – Kaveh
    Commented Jun 4, 2014 at 5:54

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