We know that our community is suffering from the sectarian issue. The main problems are:
- Questions that target the beliefs of particular sect
- Comments that engage in sectarian debating
- Answers that contains the text offensive to beliefs or demeaning the beliefs
You may be the witness of the scenario that some questions are posted with the intention of denigrating particular beliefs. Which opens the platform for the sectarian debate, users start to engage in the debate by commenting which then turns into the excessive conversation leading to the creating of chat room and the debates reaches upto the offensive level! This affects the behaviour of users and for the intention of taking revenge, counter question is posted, then users engaged in the environment start targeted commenting on the relevant posts. We may also find the effect of this issue in answerers i.e demeaning the beliefs. Another adverse effect is sectarian voting even on meta!
This doesn’t only decrease the quality and reliability of the site and deviating the goal of the community but also affect the policy of site due to bias voting on meta. Because meta is the place to discuss the workings and policies of the site and about community decisions. Now, if meta will get affected with sectarian voting then obviously it will be difficult to handle and control any situation. You may also be aware of some meta Q/A posted with intention to focus on users instead of posts.
I don't know whether it's answer or question created the environment, We're thinking to enforce some rules to control this situation, for healthy environment of community, for maintaining the quality and reliability of posts and ultimately to achieve the goal of the site.
We've already discussed similar things at Concerns about brigading and Please stay away from Shiva vs. Vishnu debate. Though those posts have got enough support (in terms of upvoting), however not considered seriously. So, I'm requesting the following code of conduct:
- Don't post such question like targeting or denigrating particular beliefs or with intention of taking revenge.
- Don't start or engage in sectarian debating in comments.
- Don't write texts that are offensive to beliefs and avoid demeaning the beliefs.
Targeting beliefs or offensive behaviour is against the Be Nice policy. Posts targeting beliefs will be deleted and disciplinary action will be taken on users found to be creating problematic posts/comments or behaving against the policy. If you find any problematic offensive post/comment having ulterior motive, against the policy, flag it.
Hoping for co-operation.