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How will we be handling the Shia and Sunni difference?

Shia and Sunni Islam can at times have a huge "view difference". How will the moderators, community and the rest manage this?
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Read this before declaring “it's not fair”

0. What is this post? We get occasional meta posts where a user basically decides "it's not fair" for some reason or another. The content here should be considered basic background ...
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Issues with moderation

This is about the issues I have observed with the moderation on this site. I know that we had/still have some issues with how some users behave on this site that make moderation a difficult task. ...
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Why is IslamSE so silent…NOW..?

I've just seen stackoverflow, there users compete over one another that a question hardly remains unanswered for 3mins under a popular tag, anyways, not comparing IslamSE with StackOverflow, why is ...
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Moderation when we go public

In order to avoid re-inventing the wheel, I'm compiling a list of threads from meta.christianity.SE on dealing with trolls, un-Islamic answers, etc. How to handle comment trolls Should be be deleting ...
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Do evidences speak for themselves?

We here have had a long and ugly history of copy-paste; as a site we actually seem to have had some success at discouraging these posts, which is an important step toward distinguishing us as a ...
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Is there any way to make Truth questions constructive?

I have recently gone through the review queue, and came across a lot of low-quality and/or first/late answers which were answers to very weak questions. Many of these questions were basically of the ...
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We need to set a standard for fatwa questions

The issue of allowing fatwa questions on this site has been brought up before. The two most pertinent examples I recall are, Islam: Should requests for rulings and/or fatawa be permitted? A higher ...
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Is there any sort of freedom of speech in this community?

Bismillah al-rahman al-rahim From this question which I have answered: https://islam.stackexchange.com/q/24755/9329 As an American convert to Islam I was shocked for how a Muslim can treat another ...
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How can we discourage users from using the site to preach Truth

Even (almost) three years since the site opened, answers on the main page are still far more heavily "Truthy" than neutral/academic: Many posts are written with a bias that "Islam" has exactly one "...
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What is a fallacy, and why is it so bad?

I recently had a post criticised for being fallacious. It also may have been downvoted and/or deleted, which sucks especially because I know my conclusion was correct. What is a fallacy, and why is ...
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Can we ask the view of both Shia & Sunni in a question? (If we recognize it won't make a bad argument…)

Occasionally we can recognize that the answer of a question (from the view of both Shia and Sunni) will relatively be pretty the same, but we want to see the precise answer of them, then, can we ...
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Welcome to the bot friendly site

I’m welcoming myself to the bot friendly site. I lately discovered that any stack exchange site’s sole purpose is just to maintain a Q & A wholly and solely for academic(1) purposes. Here Islam ...
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A new off-topic closure reason

We have been receiving some questionable questions, which seem to be simply attempts of polemic and pushing of agendas and ulterior motives, some examples of these questions are: Did the first ...
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Were these comments deleted inappropriately?

I am raising this issue of double standards on behalf of a moderator by the name goldPseudo. Though I know he is very active and does this site a fair share of favour. However, I strongly believe ...
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Why does this SE site issue out more downvotes without comments than other ones?

Islam is the religion of truth (which makes the topic easy to discuss), but persecution punishing people for asking in the form of anonymous down voting is rampart. I think people are sensitive about ...
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Is Islam only Praying? Isn't Muslim community a big deal in Islam?

I asked a question about Islam idea according to Hadith and Quran about Muslim's world. And it became on-hold and closed. Why can not we discuss about Islam Rawayat for politics view. Is Islam only ...
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Does meta need to explain every closed question?

I was going through meta questions and there are a lot of questions that just look selfish that get heavily voted, instead of asking how the site works or how to improve things they just ask people to ...
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The importance of writing complete answers: How to stop opinion-bait from ruining your site

First of all, I would like to point everyone to the seminal blog post "Real Questions Have Answers"; I know I've linked to it a few times in the past, but I think plenty of people here really could ...
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More freedom or more limits?

I read a lot of people saying there should me more limits, more methods of discouraging answers or questions, or that this site should be secular (which is a sect in a way...). This is ...
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Should question 16544 be closed?

I wrote a question "Is Allah Wearing a Loincloth" which was originally closed by multiple users, with the close reason given as "Unclear what you are asking." It was subsequently reopened by votes, ...
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Why is question 16375 considered as an attempt to a polemic question?

What makes this question to be considered as an attempt to a polemic question? This question is based on Quran 's verse,and user wants its tafseer. So,what is the problem with it?
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Why there is so many negativity in this community?

I'am so sorry to say this, but each time i answered based on what i believe to be true, solid reasoning behind it and a couple of research, there are people who disagree, downvote, and trying to argue?...
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Is there any academic value to explicitly calling out Sunni sources to prove Shi'ite opinions?

I don't mean to limit this question exclusively to Shi'a->Sunni arguments, but it was directly prompted by the recent question, According to shia, (by relying on Sunni sources), What evidences prove ...
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Is being an atheist; crime in this community just like Islamic countries

The question speaks for itself. Islamic countries bring shame to world by executing people who do not believe in God. Being an atheist, I do not want this website to exist on internet under an ...
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Why is my answer been deleted without prior warning or discussion?

I made an answer in the islam stack exchange Is porn (pornography) allowed in Islam? Is it allowed for an Islamic state to demand ransom from non-Muslims? and the moderator just deleted it out of ...
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I'm unclear on what qualifies as “Truth”iness and apologetics, and how to deal with it

For this answer, I suggested via an edit that the following section should be removed due to being "Truth"y (and a false analogy): Some oppose slavery because they are brainwashed to think slavery ...
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What types of apologetics do we want to discourage?

In Islam—Stack Exchange is not for debates or apologetics, Jon Ericson ♦ writes: ... But this just isn't the place for apologetics or da‘wah. If you insist on aggressively promoting your particular ...
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How can we prove an inquiry historically?

In the question below, the questioner inquired Did Yazid order to kill Imam Hussein (a.s)? and it would prove it historically. (by historical proof). But a moderator (gold Pseudo) put the answers on ...
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How to handle opinion based questions fairly

Many of the answers on islam.stackexchange are really one faced. I have nothing against the different of opinions that exists. But the problem is that many times only one opinion is being shown. In ...
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SE Islam is not really Pluralistic

Note: I've given this as an answer to another question, but since it is very likely to get downvoted (for reason stated below), and as it deserves to be discussed I'm making this as a "discussion" ...
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What about the Islamic State?

I recently commented on a question criticising the belief of the so called Islamic State, al Qaeda, Boko Haram, etc. I was told by a member that I could not use such language / disrespect their ...
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Lots of questions are inappropriate and having/regarding the adult content?

Not feeling like visiting the site anymore as its having lots of questions being asked on adult content or sexuality on daily basis, and almost all the questions are duplicate. many are inappropriate ...
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Why was the islamic law related question put on hold?

I am getting following message in the question https://islam.stackexchange.com/questions/17330/is-isis-performing-under-islamic-rules: put on hold as off-topic by goto, goldPseudo♦ 16 hours ago I ...
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Why was my answer to “How can I defend Islam as being a peaceful religion?” deleted?

My answer to this question was deleted. At that time, it had a total score of 0 (2 upvotes, 2 downvotes), and was the accepted answer. Screenshots of the full answer with complete comment section can ...
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What are the established off-topic reasons?

Established off-topic reasons I think we need to reconsider the list of off-topic closure reasons, and I plan to propose revised close reasons in a subsequent post (they were last considered in 2013). ...
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Can we open 73 sect question?

The question https://islam.stackexchange.com/questions/24755/the-hadith-foretelling-that-islam-will-split-into-73-sects is very legitimate and has abackground. How can we know which one of 73 sects is ...
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I read a thing does this mean…?

I've noticed a trend in questions, in which basically a question is asked of the form "I just read a [fatwa|ayah|hadith], does this mean [extrapolated ruling applicable to all Muslims everywhere]?" A ...
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Why don't I get a chance to fix “offensive” language?

In the following post I used a term "crazies" to describe people who corrupt religion. I could have removed it if I was asked to. Maybe the general answer is "offensive" but it is a valid answer, and ...
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What makes a post 'propaganda'?

Yesterday I answered the question Is Sunni versus Shia the main division in Islam?. But it got deleted with an explanation, stating: This is nothing but anti-Saudi/Salafi propaganda masked as an ...
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The many alternatives to arguing in comments

Despite the comment page specifically saying "comments are not recommended for... secondary discussion or debating a controversial point; please use chat instead" and despite multiple meta ...
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Why was my answer deleted for question “How should punishment be carried out for stoning?”?

I had an answer on the question: How should stoning be carried out? Which answers the question that was asked: I am confused here: I understand that the stoning comes from the hadith and not the ...
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Why was my question locked?

I would like to know specifically why my question: Does Allah commit shirk by swearing on things lesser than Him (e.g. the Qur'an)? was put on hold. Moderator asked me to clarify my question, I ...
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Proposed revision of the FAQ (on-topic) page, February 2017

Here's my proposed revision of the on-topic page. It's basically a complete rewrite, adding ideas from the meta, and combining them with ideas from the other sites and their meta sites. The previous ...
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why the question 16557 has been deleted without any reaon?

My question has beثn deleted and locked without mentioning any reason. what is the reason of deleting? what is the relation between a verse and two important figures in early Islam.
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My answer has been deleted and I've edited it

I'm referring to the question Are there any schools of thought which consider the science of Fiqh to be Bidah? My answer now is as follows: As i haven't heared of such a school and as there's no ...
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Why was the question 16458 closed?

Why was this question closed? It was a clear question asking whether there might be a reconciliation between the Hadith and a historical fact.
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Why is answer 18946 deleted?

Can any one tell why this answer is deleted?
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What makes a good [fatwa-explanation] question?

I just read a fatwa, but there's something about it that I don't understand. This totally looks like a job for the fatwa-explanation tag, but how should I phrase my question?
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Survey of attitudes regarding arguing in comments on StackExchange sites

This is intended as a reference post. I survey the attitudes of the StackExchange team, and users and moderators of StackExchange sites regarding arguing (also referred to as "debating" and "extended ...