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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 ...
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No Tolerance for Intolerance

I've noticed a trend among some people that they attack other people's ideologies. That is to say, they go through answers that have, say, hadith, and say things like: All hadith are not authentic ...
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Too strict moderation by goldPseudo Moderator

Today and since I have joined islam.se, I have seen that almost all of the decisions made by the moderators against other member and me, are too much strict. Today, during a chat thread, I was blocked ...
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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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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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What to do about plagiarism?

Unfortunately, I have noticed answers in this community are more susceptible to plagiarism than in other communities. (More specifically, plagiarizing without permission and/or attribution from ...
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Do we want cut-and-paste answers?

I've noticed a trend — on Islamic forums in general, not exclusively this site — of answering questions with nothing more than a copy-paste of an article written by a scholar. Even if ...
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Default sect of answers

Assalamu 'alaikum wa rahmatu Allah wa barakatuh. I think it's a must that we make a decision on this. When an answer is posted, should we always declare the Sect in which's view the answer is posted?...
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Why SE Islam is doomed to fail

I will try to somehow portay the issue but I will first base it on a historical context. So please bare the next few lines. From the "The Theology of Unity" A brief throw-back on the first Islam: ...
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How to deal with a rude and aggressive moderator?

I have had a chat with one of the moderators (goldSeudo) in the main chatroom. He accused me of harassing him and finally said 'shut up'. He then deleted the whole conversation even though I request ...
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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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Is there any sort of freedom of speech in this community?

Bismillah al-rahman al-rahim From this question which I have answered: https://islam.stackexchange.com/q/24755/9329 As an American convert to Islam I was shocked for how a Muslim can treat another ...
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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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Why was I suspended in chat for having an intellectual debate?

An hour ago, I had a chat room discussion with another user regarding a political issue, and yes! it was about the 9/11 incident and what we thought to be the real culprits of those terrorist attacks. ...
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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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Are "defend yourself" style posts ever constructive?

I have seen a number of questions by various users which seem to take a "defend yourself" tone: One form of example (but hardly the only one) would be questions which provide a basis of a common fiqh ...
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Recent fluctuations in reptuations!

There's been major fluctuations in users' reputation recently (-670 for me for example!). Reasons provided according to the profile reputation section are either "removed users" or "serial voting" or ...
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should a moderator be free to use his power to promote his own view?

how moderators should be moderated. as an example a moderator who edits words of Wahhabi to Sunni without any notification is not abusing his powers? there are many sects of sunni which are not ...
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Dealing with users who use questions to express their criticism of Islam/Muslims

This is about users who use the site to post and express their or other people's (typically negative) views and opinions about Islam/Muslims. For example, several of BROY's posts have a clearly non-...
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Is this a Salafi site?

Is this site controlled by Salafis? As I see many question answers from Salafi perspective. thanks
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What does the community think about goldPsuedo's recent moderation decisions?

The community has probably seen my recent meta complaint “Be nice” or protecting ideologies with history of violence from criticism. I am writing this because I had another delete crackdown on my new ...
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Were these comments deleted inappropriately?

I am raising this issue of double standards on behalf of a moderator by the name goldPseudo. Though I know he is very active and does this site a fair share of favour. However, I strongly believe ...
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Illicit behavior and abuse and censorship

In Islam community, I raised a challenge (due to the my first comment) that illustrates the problems of the Islamic religion and needs to be clarified and examined in order to determine whether what I ...
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More devotion of users

(I don't want to be suspended or deleted or anything like that, sorry for my slight rant) I feel that whenever I see a deep question about Islam on Islam.SE, it/they is/are sometimes answered in a ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

My answer to this question was deleted because a moderator came to the wrong conclusion that I plagiarized the answer. It was not anywhere near plagiarism. How can I get my answer reinstated?
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Who controls the moderator?

Recently I had posted an answer on Islam Beta on the question What does 786 mean? It indeed is a good question with many detailed and substantial answers. Seeing the above answers with lots of ...
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How is it effecting us as a community when 90% of the answers are refering to one source (islamqa.info)?

Most of the answers in islam.SE are based on references from islamqa.info, almost always being just a copy-paste answer. I've made an analys of the links used in the questions and answers and I found ...
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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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Ask specific question to a particular sect?

Ask specific question to a particular sect? E.g. asking question to Shias only or asking question to Sunnis only etc. Is this allowed or not? And if not then why?
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Why goldpseudo closes, puts on hold questions annoyingly?

Goldpseudo has been accused by many in the past, for his extremely rude behavior. He is only interested to run the site to please creators of this website He engages in serial downvoting. May Allah ...
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Why ISIS related discussion is not allowed in Chat?

As you enter the main Islam chat, you find the banner "ISIS related discussion not allowed", although we have a policy that political discussions in chat are to be allowed. Yet the mod chooses to ...
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How to protest when a moderator deletes an answer?

Moderators have privileges that other users do not have. It not seem fair to all moderators be from one sect. maybe it is better moderators be from both Shia and Sunni Muslims. Anyway I do not see ...
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Dealing with oppressive members

My issue is particularly with goldPseudo, who's unfair and bullying. Editing or deleting posts of which, in his mind, are irrelevant even though they're completely part of the topic. Once he's ...
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Why was my answer about "this site is in trouble" post deleted on meta?

My answer to this Take pride in your community, and work to build a site you can be proud of was deleted. It is a very important concern brought by one of the SE moderator. I voiced my concern and ...
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Take pride in your community, and work to build a site you can be proud of

I wish I didn't have to write this. But this site is in trouble. Nearly two years ago, one of my co-workers at the time wrote Why Sectarianism is Ruining Your Site, warning y'all about the dangers ...
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Need explanation from GoldPsedo about removal of an answer

Here is the question, where i have provided answer of my own word, with set of 2 hadith. And my answer was deleted by biased moderator Goldpseudo.i need its explanation that how it was plagiarism. And ...
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Deleting answer by moderator even after providing evidence that he is wrong!

I have answered a question here https://islam.stackexchange.com/questions/30457/bi-sexuality-allowed?noredirect=1#comment52605_30457 and have provided references and have mentioned authors names and ...
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Why we should avoid asking multi-question questions

Why we should avoid asking multi-question questions Asking multiple questions in one post, or multi-question questions, was raised at meta.SE One post with multiple questions or multiple posts? with ...
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Is being an atheist; crime in this community just like Islamic countries

The question speaks for itself. Islamic countries bring shame to world by executing people who do not believe in God. Being an atheist, I do not want this website to exist on internet under an ...
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Can we improve moderation?

I have argued in the past either in chat or on meta that we have a couple of issues with moderation here. I am writing here once again in hope of improving it. Problem 1 - Ego Issue I asked this ...
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Why is my answer been deleted without prior warning or discussion?

I made an answer in the islam stack exchange Is porn (pornography) allowed in Islam? Is it allowed for an Islamic state to demand ransom from non-Muslims? and the moderator just deleted it out of ...
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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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Can discussing facts ever be "offensive"?

In response to this question which asked "Is kingdom of Saudi Arabia Islamic" I wrote an answer arguing that if a government is found to be working with enemies of the Muslim Ummah, then it can't not ...
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Suspended in chat on trying to make the other user compliant to etiquette

I and another user @infatuated were suspended in chat after I tried to make a case that we should not speak ill of sahabas , but she hesitated and did not agree with me, this caused the only mod to ...
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Creating and maintaining an atmosphere of "husn adh-Dhann"

Folks let us remind ourselves of the Islamic concept of husn adh-Dhann - roughly translated as "having good opinions" about our brethren. Lately, and far too often, on this website I'm seeing ...
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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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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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Advice for writing question titles on Islam.SE

I thought I would write a meta post giving my advice for improving titles. (Feel free to add your own advice too.) I've been making substantial edits to question titles on Islam.SE. Most of the ...
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How could we help resolve the fundamental flaw in the way StackExchange handles the topic of Islam

I am posting this question because I have observed a fundamental problem in the way questions and answers are handled on this site. StackExchange is modelled after StackOverflow which is a Q&A ...

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