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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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