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The importance of writing complete answers: How to stop opinion-bait from ruining your site

First of all, I would like to point everyone to the seminal blog post "Real Questions Have Answers"; I know I've linked to it a few times in the past, but I think plenty of people here really could ...
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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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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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Answers on comment section?

I noticed that somewhat Islam SE users do not add their answers to answer section. Instead they are using comment section. From first page I got these: What caused the decline of the Bani Hashim, ...
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Answering questions based on one's own intellect

I am not sure if I should ask this on meta or on main. This is more about Islam though and little about this site. I tend to answer question from Islamic point of view first but if I found a weakness ...
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What are the answer improvement guidelines and was the level of improvement that was being made on answer 12656 appropriate?

We recently encountered a spate of rollback war. Which got started under the misconception that guidelines which govern low-quality question editing is the same as improving and fixing an answer. ...
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How should we deal with "half-answers"?

I would like to reiterate a point I brought up to a semi-related question here: …I have seen many cases of users (often in chat, occasionally in comments) giving fully detailed — and valid ...
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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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List of 27 "unanswered" questions which are answered in the comments (Mar 2018)

Here's a list of questions which are currently considered to be "unanswered" (i.e., they appear on the unanswered list), but I consider them answered in the comments. This is mostly a reference post. ...
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Are link-only answers acceptable here?

Should we accept answers which only provide third-party link and the author claims it to contain the answers?
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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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How to improve answer quality and ensure the meet the needs of the asker?

Too often I see a very well worded answer that falls into some common pitfalls: Doesn't address the specific question: For example a question about a specific Qur'anic verse doesn't need a very ...
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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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Quoting verses along with Arabic

Salam to all friends. I think you all do know that Injeel, Torah, Zaboor have been corrupted. As I was thinking about reasons of their corruption I thought main reason was translations. Since long ...
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Debate flagged Questions and Answers need clarification

I faced situations like this answer: "Whoever kills a person.." This one looks like create debate. And a better example: Is it halal in Islam to work as a web/graphics designer? Question and some ...
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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 ...