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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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The number of questions/answers and upvotes/downvotes per day

Using data explorer (e.g. this), I generated the following plots which show the per-day number of questions and answers, and upvotes and downvotes. (The moving average is over a 30-day period.) I ...
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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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Why moderators do not mention the exact reason of deletation instead of only leaving a link to help center

I see many of posts are deleted by a moderator without clearly mentioning reason for deleted. and instead they leave a link to help center to the user himself go there and find the reason. sometimes ...
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If you get a downvote, it is not the end of the world

The mission of why there is voting on here (ability to up or down vote a post) is so that Good high quality posts get up-voted, and the bad low quality posts get down-voted. The main idea of this is, ...
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Our upvoting patterns compare poorly to the other religion StackExchange sites; let's change this!

TL;DR: I observe that it's harder here than at other religious StackExchange sites to get a post upvoted, and upvoted highly. Downvotes are disproportionately used on questions. I conclude this is ...
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Why there is this much deletion?

Today accidentally I noticed that the number of my answers shown in my user page is far less than it was! And the worse is that I cannot understand what were them and why they were deleted. There's ...
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How should we be handling users who refuse to respond to criticism?

I have noticed a common trend among way too many users here, where someone will post a post with obvious flaws (some more obvious than others), but fail to respond to any commentary either criticising ...
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What does the graduated site Philosophy.SE have that we don't?

Philosophy.SE started in around April 2011, and graduated 9 months ago (July 25th, 2016); see also Area 51. This makes me wonder: what do they have that we don't? TL;DR: All I could identify was: ...
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Encouraging downvoters to give constructive feedback

Can the moderators , somehow, encourage the act of providing feedback to a downvoted answer , possibly in the comment section of the answer, as this might guide people in the right direction, ...
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Why do you lose 1 point from your reputation if you downvote a question?

I recently downvoted two answers on the same page and somehow I lost 2 points as is shown on my profile. Is this a new update?
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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 ...