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Read this before declaring “it's not fair”

0. What is this post? We get occasional meta posts where a user basically decides "it's not fair" for some reason or another. The content here should be considered basic background knowledge before ...
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4answers
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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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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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3answers
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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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2answers
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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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3answers
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Giving help or fatwa or advice or what?

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته assalmo alaykom I have some problems here in islam.stackexchange: one of them is my bad English . Even in stackoverflow i tried sometimes to give help but i get ...
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3answers
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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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Should users reveal their real Identity?

Islamic Sciences place a great deal of importance of Identity and Character moral values of a Muslim narrator who replies to Islamic question. This site seems to ensure a good scope for any geek who ...
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2answers
134 views

How do I add evidence to my answer?

We complain when answers don't have evidence. For example, on meta: If the poster is not able to produce proofs for any claims made in the post, those claims should not be made. goldPseudo ♦, ...
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1answer
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High reputation in Christianity, low reputation in Islam - possible warning sign?

I received an answer from someone who has a high reputation in Christianity.SE, but hasn't been active on Islam.SE, and therefore has a low reputation here. Should I be worried that such a user may ...
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3answers
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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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2answers
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Would it be possible to have spoilers?

In a discussion @SorrelVesper suggested if it would be possible to add some spoilers! The point is often answers become very long if we add all references (Quran Verses, ahadith/hadith texts etc.) so ...
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1answer
139 views

What is the correct way of quoting references?

In the questions or answers, what do we post as references and how do we do it? What are the reliable sources of references?
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1answer
124 views

At what point will Islam.se grow out of the beta stage?

Reading other discussion on area51 and other sites meta(https://bicycles.meta.stackexchange.com/a/317), I got to know that all the 5 bullet points need not be in green status for being eligible for a ...
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1answer
235 views

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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2answers
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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 ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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Do the moderators get paid & Shall we reappoint the moderators?

Having high interest in any field is fine, but moderators seem to be doing it more as a Job than as a Hobby. Some moderators are really annoying new users by down Voting a lot. If the content is not ...
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1answer
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Policy Discussions of Islam.SE

I have compiled a list of meta discussions regarding policies of islam.SE for easy reference. Topic of islam.SE and basics of asking, answering, voting, reputation and badges are outlined in the ...
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2answers
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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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3answers
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How do this site filters out answers from scholar vs non scholar?

Islam to Muslims is an essential part of their life. It is not an academic or technical thing to play around, so I was wondering how does this site filter out answers from scholars vs non scholars? ...
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1answer
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How can we promote Islam.SE

This may sound like duplicate but please read. I wanted to ask a question the other day about Mehr. I wanted a more authentic view so I searched online and went to some of the top sites in the search ...
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1answer
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What is authenticity of this forum?

I am an active member of stackoverflow and some other programmers related communities here. And they all are very good and working great. They are like must have for IT professionals. But coming to ...
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1answer
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What should we understand from upvoted answers?

Everybody can vote. Although the site encourages upvoting by quality, users may not follow this. It is unlikely but possible that some answers have a very wrong viewpoint in controversial topics, but ...
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1answer
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How and when should I downvote answers?

This is maybe an odd question but I still notice that many answers were just downvoted by persons because of their probably totally different perspectives and not because of the answers quality. Is ...
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1answer
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What kind of answers are acceptable in islam.stackexchange?

I encountered the following definitions in wikipedia : Primary source material is original material or conclusions. Secondary sourced material is based on primary sourced material, and may ...
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0answers
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Proposed revision of the FAQ (on-topic) page, February 2017

Here's my proposed revision of the on-topic page. It's basically a complete rewrite, adding ideas from the meta, and combining them with ideas from the other sites and their meta sites. The previous ...
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0answers
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The many alternatives to arguing in comments

Despite the comment page specifically saying "comments are not recommended for... secondary discussion or debating a controversial point; please use chat instead" and despite multiple meta posts ...
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1answer
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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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