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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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What things need to go in the FAQ?

We (the moderators) plan on adding the consensus of certain meta questions into the FAQ. However, we also wanted some community input, so we are asking this: What do you want to see incorporated ...
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Islam SE: Not a Muslim Peer Support Group

I recently closed a question which raises an issue we've only just been skirting around. Remember that the purpose behind an "Islam Stack Exchange" is to build a compilation of knowledge about the ...
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A higher standard for "fatwa" questions?

This is an issue we will never be free of - any site on Islam will receive a constant stream of questions that seek a "fatwa" - the legal status of something, whether it is permissible or not ...
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Should we tighten our scope?

Currently, our scope is defined in the Help Centre as: Islam Stack Exchange is for Muslims, experts in Islam, and those interested in learning more about Islam. The Stack Exchange model works best ...
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What should we do about no-effort-shown questions?

On this site, there have been large numbers of questions which show little to no apparent research effort, often with the question body containing little more than the actual question asked (perhaps ...
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What is the community we're trying to build here?

The Stack Exchange model is one of community; the community asks questions that are of interest to itself, and they are answered by those of the community who can, ideally those who have encountered ...
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Let's go back to the old scope description?

I'm proposing we go back to the site's original scope. About three years ago, Islam.SE changed its scope from: Islam Stack Exchange is for Muslims, experts in Islam, and those interested in ...
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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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Does "...on an academic level" imply that Islam.SE is an academic site?

The on topic page currently says: Islam Stack Exchange is for experts in Islam, students of knowledge, and those interested in Islam on an academic level. Question: Does "...on an academic ...