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Etiquette refers to the way one should act on here.

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Encouraging downvoters to give constructive feedback

Can the moderators , somehow, encourage the act of providing feedback to a downvoted answer , possibly in the comment section of the answer, as this might guide people in the right direction, ...
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Would it help to ask lots of questions during Ramadan?

Given the massive spike in traffic we can expect to see during the upcoming Ramadan, I'm thinking it would help jump-start the site we ask lots of questions during Ramadan. Question: Would it help to ...
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Should we be preventing anti-gay material?

For this post, we're going to need to put aside our religious views, and behave secular. I'm posting about anti-gay material on Islam.SE... Language likely to offend or alienate individuals or ...
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How can we accommodate Qur'an-only contributions?

I want to take a moment to think about Qur'an-only perspectives... The first time I saw this matter was by a former user who made these meta posts: SE Islam is not really Pluralistic and Why SE Islam ...
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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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Welcome to the bot friendly site

I’m welcoming myself to the bot friendly site. I lately discovered that any stack exchange site’s sole purpose is just to maintain a Q & A wholly and solely for academic(1) purposes. Here Islam ...
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My answer to a question asking for a Sunni perspective was deleted although it is from a Sunni perspective

I posted an answer to the Question : Can we ask another person who is more faithful than us to ask our demands from Allah ? is this Tavassol or not?(Sunni view ) It was deleted by a moderator with ...
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Political and Controversial Discussions in the Chat Rooms

I've been looking through many of the recent discussions in the main chat room. Many have been regarding political and controversial topics such as the current situation in Iraq, Syria, ISIS, ...
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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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What can I do when a moderator closes a question that I think has merit?

This question was closed by a moderator. The reason given was "Unclear what you're asking", however I did attempt to edit it to improve the clarity and yet it was still closed! Given that the ...
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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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Don't assume other users are male

The question Is it an obligation for everyone to marry? had at least one, possibly two answers assuming the question asker was male (Or at least sexually oriented towards women) Please don't do that!
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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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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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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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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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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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Try to help others improve their posts before down-voting them

The difference might not be clear but it is a bad practice to first down-vote. If an answer is incorrect/incomplete use comments and edits to help them improve their post. If they don't follow up and ...
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How to Cite Answers

In one of Gigili's answers, I realized that we haven't really talked about the best way to cite sources. I believe we need a clear, strong, common way to cite sources. Islam is pretty vast; we ...