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Curation is a community effort: Is this really a site you can be proud of?

This has been brought up countless times in the past, most recently with Lazy Questions Are Destroying Your Site Yet instead of becoming a repository of useful Islamic knowledge to future visitors, we'...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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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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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Issue with continually editing answers by a moderator

There was 2 questions which I have posted. One question I posted and then a moderator known as goldPseudo has edited my question, and now it will be unclear for others to understand and the other ...
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Someone has closed my question, how can I unlock it?

My question:”Can I ask Allah To reverse time till the moment He Will Wants To Create Pen” by a moderator. I know I have done 62 edits on it and too many wrongs in it. But this time I have the last ...
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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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How is question 35315 "Are all things that are not haram halal?" unclear?

This post is about the question: Are all things that are not haram halal? It was recently put on hold by a diamond moderator: put on hold as unclear what you're asking by Bleeding Fingers♦ 12 ...
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Thank you goldPseudo!

In the course of writing Proposed revision of the FAQ (on-topic) page, February 2017, I went through a lot of meta posts. After going through these things, I feel like this is long overdue... Thank ...
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Put on hold: Several most strong scientific proofs of trueness and scientifical weaknesses of Quran

https://islam.stackexchange.com/questions/36542/several-most-strong-scientific-proofs-of-trueness-of-quran Several most strong scientific proofs of trueness of Quran Write several most strong ...
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Another round of chat suspesions: Is it really about civility law or political correctness?

Yes! We've had this in the past. Every time certain political topics are brought up in chat, the moderator's iron fist descends on me! But now there are two or maybe three of us apparently trespassing ...
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A discussion about moderator qualifications

In your personal opinion, what qualifications should a person have to become a moderator of an Islamic community page ?
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Arbitrary decisions again by a moderator

First of all the topic I was banned for was related to the tragedy in Mena, a topic significant enough on its own to invoke the sympathy and interest of any muslim. The cause of the tragedy is still ...
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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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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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Why is IslamSE still in it's 'beta' version? btw What is beta here?

There is this question "How long will the site stay in private beta?" It talks about private beta & public beta. Here are my questions? 1.) Which beta is IslamSE now (public or private and what ...
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How should I respond to questions asking for specific help?

I'm talking about questions of the form "what should I do?" or "is what I'm doing haram/halal?" For example (Apologies, I really didn't want to point out specific questions, but I feel like doing so ...
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Are all the flags put on and all the edits made reviewed by moderators?

Someone suggested me to put up a new meta post talk about reopening these questions, Angel Jebril AS [on hold] Why is Dajjal not mentioned in the Quran? [on hold] But, this(Does meta need to ...
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Who are the moderators in Islam Stack Exchange?

I'm relatively new here and I want to make myself more familiarize with Islam Stack Exchange. Who are the moderators? How and where can I give my suggestions to optimize Islam Stack Exchange?
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Should plagiarized posts have links when they are closed/deleted?

I have seen this answer and many others being deleted for plagiarism reason. When I personally try to dig in and find out the original text, I am usually out of luck. Can we add a link to the original ...
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Can a moderator vote twice on a single post?

I have raised a concern in the past that some of our moderators use double votes in their favor. Someone probably @celeb corrected me that it is not even possible. I want to clarify that. Example: A ...
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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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When should a post on the main site be deleted?

There seems to be a lack of consensus on when a question or answer should be deleted and this frequently leads to conflict on the site. We should discuss the issue clearly and reach a clear policy. ...
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Moderator abuse of power? [duplicate]

Nearly all of my answers and questions are either being deleted or put on hold, despite meeting all the criteria/not breaking any rules to my knowledge. Example: Does Allah commit shirk by swearing ...
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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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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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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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Islamic political questions repeatedly closed down despite no consensus and valid rationale [duplicate]

A second question regarding Al-Quds day, (and the latest in a long list of questions on politics of Islam) was closed down unilaterally by a mod, despite the fact there's neither any consensus by the ...
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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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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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What is plagiarism in this answer?

This answer from a new users was deleted for plagiarism. I did a quick search of the answer and did not find any copy and past text. Even I could not even find quoted verse in the page. Not sure what ...
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How can we create a friendly environment on Islam.SE and deal with sectarianism?

In my past couple of chats, my comments are constantly been deleted by one of the moderator. If I express my opinion which that is slightly against moderation (not a moderator) my comments are deleted ...
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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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Does Islam.SE has its own specific policy or not?

I received a comment from one of moderators: You keep asking for some sort of Islam.SE-specific policy, but there is no such thing. Check out meta.stackexchange.com/q/58842/132874 if you want a ...
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Based on what site policy and by what decision making process the question

There has been a meta discussion here about what to do about this question: https://islam.stackexchange.com/questions/10819/is-zionism-the-enemy-of-islam-what-about-the-other-isms But I am ...
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Why my answer to question 1822 is remained undeleted?

Many of my answers are being deleted without leaving any comment under them or any notification. One of them was my answer to this question. when I accidentally saw it deleted to be honest I ...
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When should we have elections?

I've been using other SE sites for quite a long time when I discovered Islam SE, completely to my surprise it has been running for a long time and still Beta! I have objections to many policies around ...
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Please delete my answer again

Today I saw that a moderator has removed the most important part of this answer of mine for the question below: Was Hazrat Ali (RA) born inside the kabba with the walls cracked? and then undeleted ...
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How to take care of ridiculousness?

Ok so we have a sunni moderator, he finds the logic of a Shia poster ridiculous. For example in my question, the [accepted] answer says, the crack in Kabba wall was because of birth of Ali (RA). The ...
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Why no reason is mentioned for deleting question 5428 by a moderator?

This question is deleted by a moderator without mentioning any reason. https://islam.stackexchange.com/questions/5428/is-ali-explicitly-mentioned-by-name-in-the-quran What is the reason? Should a ...
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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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Why there is this much deletion?

Today accidentally I noticed that the number of my answers shown in my user page is far less than it was! And the worse is that I cannot understand what were them and why they were deleted. There's ...
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Why deleted answers can not be voted for undelete any more?

This site has the feature of voting for undelete but this feature can not be used: I remember previously deleted answers could be voted for undelete. but recently this is not possible when an answer ...
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Request to reopen a Question

First of all, Please read this question by a Muslima. Please reopen the question, as it will benefit the asker, plus a lot of visitor, and our IslamStackExchange will be a reliable source for ...
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Should attacking an Islamic figure be grounds for suspension?

I would like to raise this disturbing issue: I have recently been involved in a rather heated exchange with an existing user from a different sect, revolving around his accusations against an ...
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A guide to self moderation -- help moderate Islam.SE

One of the goals of this site (and if I am not mistaken, of all the sites on Stack Exchange) is to gain enough high reputation users for the site to moderate itself. Users of a community help ...
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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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