to all, especially the new members.
A few years back I opened a thread to discuss something with the other authorizers and admins as it was something new to me and I'm sure new to you too.
This forum is not the same as others, i.e. Maulana Yasin has designed it to suit our needs and to keep everything Halal as far as he could. Therefore, I am quoting the actual posts from 2011 so you become familiar with how the PM's work.
Please don't get put off by this, I just wanted to alert you of how the system works inshaAllah.
I just wanted say that I find it uncomfortable authorizing PM's (Some times). One must read the unauthorized PM message before it is authorised. (This is the case for opposite genders and unknown Genders). Which is the correct thing to do. But I would like to say that many people are having private converstaions and using first name terms. It is mostly the unknown gender PM's that contain valid but private information.
There are some valid conversations that are taking place, but those are in reference to sharing knowledge for the forums etc. These, you can tell by a quick glance. The others, please remember to keep it clean (which it is) but not private.
If I see some thing like this, then I will ignore it and let some one else do it. I personaly only know of 3 people from this site who post either in the forums or blogs and no more, oh! and 1 former Ulama of the site.
I do not wish to enter the private lives of any one or to even know their names, especialy from the other gender. I dont want to know if the Sisters name is Fatima, Khadijah, Zainab, etc and I'm sure the brothers dont want others to know if their name is Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali etc. Where as on the other hand some dont mind. I personaly use my Qunya (Father of Mohammed) as I use my blog posts and forum posts to pass onto other family members and friends who I would find difficult having a conversation on Islam with. I hope that makes sense.
Shaitan works in many ways and he runs in our blood. He could easily get our minds thinking all sorts of things. I'm sure you have seen the Satanic Whispers thread and blog post.
I apologies if this is going to cause any delays. But I would like to keep my intention pure, as well as my thoughts.
All valid points.
Unknwn gender: You can usually tell the gender from username, if it's sent by a sister to a sister, let a sister authorizer check it. If it's sent from a brother to a brother, we can authorize it.
Also, guidelines on what to authorise:
The purpose of PM's are to keep the topics clean and on-topic. All unrelated things should go to PM.
However, some members are asking topic related questions in private, please report it and send them a PM saying that it should be asked in the main forum/blog etc for everyone's benefit.
PM's between same genders if they have enough posts go through straight away as there's no need to authorise those.
This way, the system is not too strict, not too much work, in between and probably the most safest so members feel safe from Fitnah.[/quote]
[quote="abu mohammed"][quote="Yasin"]if it's sent by a sister to a sister, let a sister authorizer check it. If it's sent from a brother to a brother, we can authorize it.
Excellent point, I feel relaxed, I dont have to go into the PM to read it. The Subject details also help. Not to worry for those who have shared info so far, as I have a terrible memory and didnt go through the messages to authorize it. I'm sure you can relax, from my part any way. InshaAllah.
Please note, PM's will go through without authorizing once you have made enough posts between the same genders. Opposite genders will always remain on hold until authorized.
Certain members had come (a few years ago), opened an account, never posted anything and just used it for PM's, increasing our work and delaying their messages in the first place....Come on guys!