Robert Cartaino
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How can we make this site more friendly to non-Muslims?
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Please do not do this. Using the proper vernacular is an important part of setting the right tone for the site. Certainly, questions involving simpler concepts are welcome, but you should not be ...

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Should questions that can be googled be disallowed?
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16 votes

You should completely remove "This answer is Googleable" from your vocabulary because it is a gross mis-characterization of the issue. We've experimented with a close reason called general reference ...

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Who is allowed to pick best answer?
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13 votes

The "accepted answer" is not said to be the best answer. It is the answer the author chose as most helpful to them personally. It's just a small way to provide a bit of closure for the original author ...

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Moderation when we go public
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Okay, maybe I'm a bit biased, but here are a few watershed posts I felt typify why the Christianity SE site "works" while similar forums on the subject wallow in controversy. For when these ...

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How long will the site stay in private beta?
10 votes

Launch Date Announced Barring any technical difficulties, this site is confirmed to go public on Tuesday afternoon, 6/26.

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Should we allow people to ask their personal questions reagarding Islam?
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8 votes

Of course! The mainstay of this site — as with any Stack Exchange site — is asking about problems you actually face. I'm not sure where you've heard "do not allow personal questions" &...

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Should we allow "true muslim"?
6 votes

Perhaps a better word would have been "devout." I'm not sure the author was necessarily implying something derisive as true vs. false Muslims. In the context of asking a question, an author might ...

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Should we ask and answer ourselves the "usually asked questions" before we go public?
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6 votes

No, be really careful about cracking open the textbook-of-oft-asked-questions. Canned questions have a tendency to come across as staid and forced, and they'll already have been asked on every other ...

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Shouldn't our site allow embedding videos?
5 votes

My biggest concern about videos is that they are not searchable so cannot be easily found. When a video becomes a substitute for a well-written answer, that answer no longer provides a point of entry ...

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