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The copy-paste issue, revisited

Back in the early days of the site, we decided that we didn't really care much for copy-paste answers, and especially not for plagiarism. They are, at best, half a step up from a link-only answer, ...
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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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Are questions asked specifically to promote a certain point of view allowed?

I'm asking in regards to this question: The question itself is an obvious lead up to a certain point of view (as opposed to seeking an real answer). Self answering the question by the OP only ...
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Disagreement should not be a basis for down-voting

Similar issues has been discussed before, but from my limited look around the site (I haven't been very active recently) it seems to me that the site has moved in the opposite direction. So let me ...
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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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Please vote based on quality

As a former moderator on one site that deals with religious texts, a user on the three strictly religious sites, and a participant on religious topics that pop up from time to time on other sites, I'...
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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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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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1answer
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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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Request to reopen a closed question #14985

Here's the link to the review made of a question with nearly 500 views, actually if counted, there were altogether 4 votes on 'let it be open' vs 1 vote on 'let it be closed'. 4 votes Me Sayyid One ...
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Inviting experts

We're getting a lot of great questions now Alhamdulillah. But we need experts to answer them! Whenever you see a question and you know someone who is knowledgeable and can answer it, send the question ...
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What should our "off-topic" close reasons be?

As part of the recent renovation of the Closing system, closing a question as off-topic is now improved in that we can specify exactly why it's off-topic in the close reason itself rather than needing ...
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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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What is Truth...?

What is Truth? Apparently the site has a problem with capital-T truth posts. ...we have lost a number of constructive users over the years because of this ... in short, rampant Truth claims are still ...
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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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