This thing is poisonous. I have tried to diffuse a whole load of this responsibility for a long time now but it was futile. I'll try to address it.
The poison: "That user is of sect X/ X-ian"
Why does it even matter? How is that even important for this site?
On Islam.SE too, the emphasis is on a post, not a user. So if the post doesn't meet the criteria set forth by the community, so be it. Why even bring the notion of the sect that the author of the post belongs to? It's baffling and disappointing.
If you think the action that was taken on the post wasn't fair then make your cogent defense and bring it on meta. Fight your case based on the merits of that post and let the community decide. That's it. Nothing more nothing less. The community shall decide.
Don't make any assumption about the sect of the author/user just by looking their at posts and the views presented in it. If a user happens to know about a particular subject of Islam that happens belong to Y school of belief, would you be go out and declare him/her Y-ian? You should not.
Even if the author happens to declare their sect, it still shouldn't have any influence on the way that post is treated and judgments, on that posts (not the authors) merits, are passed.
- fight your case based on the merits of the post
- be cogent (it's kind of unfortunate for some that it has to be in English only)
- your/their sect has zero influence on any aspect of how this site it run. If it has (proof required)? Then there is something terribly wrong which has to be addressed.
- if you think you were mistreated, bring your case to meta. Be objective about it. Bring your proof. Be specific. Be to the point.
- your expertise and knowledge is important to this site
- ask the community why a particular action was taken, what is the problem and how shall it be treated
We want users who know about the subject. Not who believe in the subject. We don't assume anything about any user's belief nor has it got anything to do with this site.
You may pour in now.