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How do I write a good answer to a question?

Are there guidelines for what constitutes a good answer? eg. What should be included in an answer and what shouldn't be, How to maintain the site's decorum while answering a question, etc...?
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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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Islam—Stack Exchange is not for debates or apologetics

If you've watched this meta site for, well, pretty much since the beginning, you've noticed constant discussion about how Sunni and Shia Muslims can get along. My colegue, Robert Cartaino, encouraged ...
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What is the purpose of Islam SE and it's authenticity to answering questions about Islam?

My question is related to the answer I posted to another question "How to avoid masturbation and sincerly repent doing it?" and it was deleted based on the reason that we are supposed to answer in our ...
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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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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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We are Islam—Stack Exchange. Please keep questions and answers about Islam

I've just gone through yet another purge of comments. This is nothing new. The diamond hammer was swung, comments disappeared, questions remained unanswered, and feelings were hurt. Such goes with ...
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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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Please can you only link to fatwas when giving information

I don't mean to say this to hurt or offend anyone, because your help is excellent. However a scholarly opinion is the best sought, I'm saying this so as to help you.
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Quality of References While Answering

If I read an answer of a question in a relatively recent academical paper, written by a professor or associate professor etc, while answering can I refer to it? Would it be enough? Or should I trac ...
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Why is answer 18946 deleted?

Can any one tell why this answer is deleted?