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Why Sectarianism is Ruining Your Site

This morning I spent a solid two hours clearing out a whole mess of flags, comments, and suspending users for inflammatory and nonconstructive remarks. Four days after ashes999 posted his plea for ...
Aarthi's user avatar
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10 votes
3 answers
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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...?
Tabrez Ahmed's user avatar
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15 votes
4 answers
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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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15 votes
2 answers
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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 ...
Kaveh's user avatar
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16 votes
1 answer
333 views

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'...
Jon Ericson's user avatar
5 votes
3 answers
176 views

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 ...
user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
93 views

The increasing popularity of Islam.SE

TL;DR: Islam.SE's traffic is high and growing rapidly. We might even overtake Christianity.SE in the near future. We can expect a large Ramadan spike in traffic. Unlike Christianity.SE, most of ...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
4 votes
0 answers
165 views

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 ...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
56 views

Are items from Jon Ericson's list from Jan 2016 still holding us back?

From January 2016 (1 year, 5 months ago), Jon Ericson ♦ gave some feedback about Islam.SE. The five items were: Inconsistently producing helpful content. Plagiarism. Many questions unanswerable by ...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
64 views

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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3 votes
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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: ...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
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Getting closer to the 10 questions per day mark!

The 10 questions per day mark is important for site graduation: When a site starts to consistently receive 10 questions/day, we’ll consider it for graduation. -- Ana ♦, 2015 We're getting close to ...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
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How do we envisage a diverse community co-existing and working together?

Judging from goldPseudo's meta post here, some undesirable things have happened at Islam.SE before I arrived that I'm mostly unaware of, and it's best that they don't recur. There's also indications ...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar