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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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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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I asked my question badly; should I change the title and contents, or re-post the question?

After a rather painful conversation in the comments of this question, I realize that I asked the wrong question, expanded on it badly, and made edits that didn't really help. Should I repost a new ...
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Is there any value to keeping question 1998 around?

The question "https://islam.stackexchange.com/q/1998/22" has recently resurfaced on this site; examining it, I question whether it has any constructive value here at all: The question is highly ...
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What makes a post 'propaganda'?

Yesterday I answered the question Is Sunni versus Shia the main division in Islam?. But it got deleted with an explanation, stating: This is nothing but anti-Saudi/Salafi propaganda masked as an ...
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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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Shia rigging the SE system [duplicate]

I find very poor quality voting patterns on this site compared to other launched site, and the major cause of this is that most Shia question and answers are getting voted in favour of Shias even if ...
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Are questions asking us to pass judgement on any particular group ever constructive?

I have seen a number of questions show up on the site, usually in the form of "Is such-and-such common practice valid according to Islamic law?" or "Is so-and-so group wrong for practicing such-and-...
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Can a single answer specifically written for a question of this site be spam at all?

from this link unsolicited advertisement the definition of spam is based on this wikipedia link: Spamming. In this reference we read: Electronic spamming is the use of electronic messaging systems ...
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Why the answer to question 13064 is reported as spam or offensive?

Recently some of my answers are getting deleted by system for being spam or offensive. get deleted automatically. One example is this answer: https://islam.stackexchange.com/a/13064/67 My answer ...
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Should we forbid linking to anti-any-religious groups sites?

I came here to seek truth and I assume others also look for the same, which means I should expect beliefs against mine and rejection of my basics in religion. All good, but I've seen recently where ...
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Are “defend yourself” style posts ever constructive?

I have seen a number of questions by various users which seem to take a "defend yourself" tone: One form of example (but hardly the only one) would be questions which provide a basis of a common fiqh ...
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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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Possible forms of Sectarianism and biased activity

At the early days I joint this site, I tried to post questions supporting my own view of Islam. After a while I found simple obvious tricks to make the judgement of someone reading the post what I ...
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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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Quickly turning into a Shia-Sunni debate site

I am a user (read reader) of many SE sites and what I like about every SE site is that over time, the cream rises to the top. By that I mean that the people who are most knowledgeable in their ...
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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 ...