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Please don't remove greetings like “ASSALAAMU ALAIKUM” from questions

Asslamu allikum,

This was a comment from one of the associates of stack overflow for the usage of Islamic greetings.

The question on which we had the discussion : What is the meaning and the usage of "Assalamu alaikum"?

At StackExchange, we generally discourage stock headers / greetings / footers / signatures - by which I mean the "Asslamu allikum" / "Jazak Allah Khair" on every post.

Let me know your views on this.

Jazak Allah Khair

  • Small note: here on islam.SE, I am acting more as "experienced SE user" than "associate". While I do work for SE, I am not part of the community team. I'm moving the comment from the Q&A post to here, so it is available to all users: Commented Aug 13, 2012 at 12:08
  • A longer discussion exists on meta, but: essentially yes: it is noise. The actual question here is just the one-liner in the middle. It might make more sense to say thank you to someone who posts a good answer, when they do so. Which might also include: upvoting their answer. In terms of how this applies to islam.SE, that might make a sensible question for meta.islam.SE - localy policy doesn't have to be exactly the same, after all. Commented Aug 13, 2012 at 12:10
  • sorry for that , will change it.re-read and let me know if you need any more changes.
    – pckabeer
    Commented Aug 13, 2012 at 12:10
  • it doesn't need a change; I was just clarifying my position here. Commented Aug 13, 2012 at 12:11
  • ok , then keeping it the same.
    – pckabeer
    Commented Aug 13, 2012 at 12:11

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Whilst is has great benefits of using such greetings, in a q&a forum it is best to keep it concise and specific :)

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