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The biggest problem was, and to some degree still is, sectarianism. The community as a whole never really gelled in any sort of constructive way, and the most vocal users were far more interested in arguing about why their preferred scholars/sects/opinions were Truth (and why everyone else was wrong) than they were in attracting actual experts to answer the ...


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Moderators have a number of tools at their disposal for finding voting rings such as you are describing. When suspicious behavior is brought to our attention, it is looked into and, when necessary, action is taken against the users involved. Such behavior is considered abusive and not taken lightly. However, it must be stated that not all apparent "...


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You are not being honest. You were blocked from chat for bringing up charged political discussions, in particular referring to critics of ISIS as "brainwashed", "blind" and "deaf". This is not likely to be a particularly constructive discussion anywhere, but it is particularly off-topic and ill-advised in a chat room dedicated ...


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Well I, for one, disagree with the suggestion that goldPseudo be removed from moderatorship. I feel that he's been doing an outstanding job, and whatever strictness he has shown so far has only been what is necessary to allow all Muslims to feel welcome on the site while simultaneously dealing with the powder keg that is having all Muslims welcome on the ...


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Well, to answer your last question, you've already found the best place to give suggestions about how this site should be moderated: Meta. Active members of the community, including moderators, regularly read questions and answers here. Posts on Meta Islam inform actions on the main site. The answer to the first question is actually more complicated than it ...


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As far as I know, the only way that reputation can be hidden (as compared to lost and/or given away) is if a user is suspended; suspended users have their reputation displayed as "1" for the duration of their suspension. When the suspension is lifted, their reputation is restored.


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This means a user deleted their account. All their rep that they gave or took goes into a black hole. In your case, this user (whoever it was) gave you +30 rep (eg. three up-votes to your answers). Since they're gone, the system reversed that rep.


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As answered by a StackExchange employee here, it is the average number of questions per day over the last two weeks. If you observe, just hovering over the box that shows Questions per day would give you this fact.


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It just means that a previously active user asked for his account to be deleted and consequently all reputation given or taken due to his voting was undone. In this case, they upvoted your questions and answers to give you 65 reputation. When they left, that reputation obliterated. There's a discussion on the StackOverflow meta about this if you want to ...


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It appears to be a limitation of the app, not any problem with your account (I just checked: you are not currently, and as far as I can tell have never been, banned from suggesting edits for any reason). Apparently, the Stack Exchange API supports making edits, but does not support suggesting edits. As such, attempting to edit on any site where you don't ...


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Don't be frustrated. It'll take 25 approved edits to get enough priveleges to comment. I can bet there are 100s of posts out there, with poor English and formatting that need to be edited/improved. Not just edits, even if you get 6/3 question/answer deserving upvotes on your respective post you get the priveleges to comment. This site currently needs more ...


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From an outsider perspective (and a frequenter of another religious SE site) I can tell you one reason this place hasn't given me a great impression is low answer quality. This might have something to do with sectarian reputation this site has, but I still have trouble following some of the answers I get because they seem so incompatible with one another ...


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(Here I'll try to discuss things which I didn't find to be accurate, disagree with and/or want to comment on) It is certainly "not a bot friendly" site. Here in this site, not only ... but also ... co-exist in one community in tranquility learning about Islam from each other. You could consider it a free bonus of sticking to our Be Nice statement, ...


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I'm not an executive, but I am a Stack Exchange Community Manager. One of my primary jobs is to make sure communities such as this one are well moderated. Since this site has not yet hosted a moderator election, it's my responsibility to appoint diamond moderators. So I'm always on the lookout for times when the community is not running smoothly. One common ...


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This feature has been implemented for years: Posts deleted by a moderator cannot be undeleted except by a moderator. If a post is deleted by regular users (either a self-delete or by gathering enough votes-to-delete), it can be voted to undelete like any other. Just because the community lacks the convenient "vote to undelete" button doesn't mean the ...


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Answers OnStartups has terrible grammar generally, and Biblical Hermeneutics tends to have wonderfully erudite writing. The difference is in the site membership. Some sites have significantly more second-language users than others. I've seen plenty of bad grammar on this site because users don't have English as a first language, but I've seen very little of ...


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Laura is a Product Manager at Stack Exchange and therefore could have a diamond on every site (and each meta). For a variety of reasons, some employees chose not to have a diamond on every site. However, employees have special privileges on per-site-metas to edit and tag posts whether they have a diamond or not. The primary reason for this is for exactly the ...


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I would write my 2 cents here about goldpseudo since I had some interaction with him in the past. Positives The most active member on the site Available on the chat most of the time The above two points show he is very dedicated to the site. Negatives Has ego problem. You cannot question his decision even in chat, or you will blocked for disrespecting ...


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It takes 1500 reputation to vote to approve or reject an edit to a tag wiki — or 4000 reputation to apply one immediately — but anyone can suggest one just by clicking the Edit Tag Info button: This will put your edit into the Suggested Edits Review Queue, where it can be reviewed and accepted (or rejected, as the case may be) by anybody who ...


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Basically what options/tools you use to make your posts better or more readable/attractive for others is a matter of taste. The name "Blockquotes" already explains that it is better to use them for quotations and citations. Whether you use an enumeration like List item List item instead of List item is basically a matter of taste also unless you want ...


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Since you asked, I have reviewed the questions you linked in light of my experience with similar questions on other religion oriented sites. Please not that although I've lived in the middle east for many years and have quite a bit of experience with Islam I am not really qualified to judge the answers. However I can comment on the format of questions -- and ...


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To answer your question, if you can no longer post on the question or answer itself, you can make a post on meta. One post, not three posts. It helps to post with an open mind and try to understand their reasoning rather than attack their intentions from the outset. Then you can make your case and let them decide whether to keep it closed/deleted or reopen/...


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Yes, actually part of the reason moderators exist is because there are not hard and fast rules for every possible scenario that might come up. Moderators are exception handlers that deal with cases not otherwise handled by the community using their best judgement. Their judgement can be called into question quite easily on meta, at which point it will be ...


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We have had a long-standing request to show your own deleted posts, which has been status-declined. However, a few concessions have been made to help users view their own deleted content: If you have a link to the post, you can see it even after deletion. There are links to show your posts that have been deleted in the last 90 days. Once you reach the ...


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All blog articles posted to the Islam Stack Exchange Blog, the official community blog run by this community, get featured in the Community Bulletin for a few days after they are published. Usually, the link works and for example on my end it still works. There have been recent issues with reaching the blog for some users, which should be resolved by now but ...


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In my experience moderating this site, it is my determination that the community in general rarely if ever treats comments appropriately. Constructive criticism is often ignored, obvious errors in posts are uncorrected even when pointed out, and notifications of moderator action more often than not turns into a personal argument with the moderator. I have ...


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That question was exceedingly low quality, and to my eye looked to serve absolutely no purpose except to attack Shi'ite beliefs. Absolutely no research effort was demonstrated, and no attempt was made to explain why Ali's importance is in any way contingent on his being explicitly mentioned in the Qur'an. Almost half of the entire body is taken up by the ...


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