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long time user MrBond 1year ban?

Can the moderators explain why Mr Bond was suddenly banned for a year? Mr Bond has been a contributor for over 4 years. A constant source of frustration to users who don’t belong to mainstream ...
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2024 United States Eucharistic Congress Meetup? [closed]

If anybody who uses Christianity Stackexchange and is attending the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, it'd be awesome to have a meet-up when we get there! We might be able to plug the ...
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Losing reputation points when I didn't even post anything

I stumbled into a log of my reputation changes and noticed something strange: there were several -1 entries where I neither answered the question nor made any comments. I searched thoroughly and for ...
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Why weren't comments moved to chat?

I accepted the "move to chat" suggestion, the chat was created, but the comments are still on the answer and it is still suggesting that I move them to chat: How should one actually move ...
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Why should contributors loose points when a user is removed?

Very recently a user was removed from Christianity Stack Exchange. This resulted in almost 4,000 points being wiped off the accounts of a lot of contributors. I was let off light, but one poor soul ...
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Should we make garden-of-eden a synonym of eden?

Currently garden-of-eden has 10 questions the earliest was Oct 2018. But eden was in use for much longer (Sep 2011), has a tag description, and has 34 questions. Should we make garden-of-eden a ...
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Are overview questions scoped to Creationist perspectives on a certain topic off-topic?

This one seems on-topic given the good reception it received at the time: Have Creationists advanced any particular Theories of Origin that they claim are falsifiable via the scientific method? This ...
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LLMs and Christianity

There have been recent questions related to LLMs: What are the official positions of the various denominations on LLMs? What is an overview of positions on whether there is something wrong with ...
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Why is extra Biblical evidence a must for every answer?

In a recent conversation I had with a moderator, I learned that it is mandatory for every answer to include a non-Biblical source(s) as reference, even if the poster has clearly stated he or she needs ...
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Hiring mercenaries in the comments

This question declares that specific members of this community "are accursed". This is not borderline behavior, it is abusive and clearly runs afoul of our code of conduct. I express my hope ...
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Explain non-duplicate

This recent question asks According to LDS, why doesn't omniscient God know about the existence of any other Gods? using Isaiah 44 as a reference. This question asks about interpretation of Isaiah 43,...
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How to deal with irrelevant gotcha questions?

A question like this According to LDS, why doesn't omniscient God know about the existence of any other Gods? is a nuanced question branching off of two other related question. It's nitpicking at ...
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Should questions about the Community of Christ (formerly known as RLDS) be tagged `lds` or something else?

In light of recent questions about Community of Christ (here, here, and here), should they use the lds tag or something else such as rlds or cofc ? The Wikipedia article Comparison of the Community of ...
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Would these questions be considered in-scope/appropriate for the site? Why or why not?

What I'm asking Are these appropriate/in-scope questions to ask on this site? Why or why not? Did Pope Pius V got to heaven according to Protestants? Did Pope Pius XII go to heaven according to ...
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What about creating a Badge s) for "active participation" in the upper 10%?

On the Profile page the user's on-going activity in a Quarter is enumerated by percentage (7%, 12%, 50%, etc.) For consideration, what would be the consensus of users (and moderators) about a new ...
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Should we have an "nt-use-of-hebrew-bible" tag?

BiblicalHermeneutics.SE has the nt-use-of-hebrew-bible tag (see tag info and tagged questions). Should Christianity.SE has this tag with the same tag info? I was going to use it to retag this question:...
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Question asked 'according to the bible' was closed as duplicate but duplicate was 'Is there a Church Tradition'. Why?

According to the Bible, which of Jesus' Apostles were baptised in water? was closed as a 'duplicate'. The 'dupliate' was stated as : Is there a Church Tradition that the original Apostles were ever ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Edits not being counted towards reputation

I recently noticed that the edits I have made are not being counted towards my reputation. Under my profile, the Reputation tab lists my last counted edit on December 21, 2023. But under the Activity &...
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Can the page title (browser) be changed

Currently the title of a page (what you see on browser heading or tab label) includes the first tag of the question followed by the actual question. For example: Do Latter-day Saints believe in an ...
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Would a question on the history of a specific hymn be on-topic here?

As I was listening to Christmas music over the holidays, I noticed that the popular Danish Christmas hymn "Dejlig er jorden" shares a melody with the hymn "Fairest Lord Jesus", ...
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Should questions about particular denominations use the Scriptural Canon espoused by that particular those particular denominations?

Should questions about particular denominations use the Scriptural Canon espoused by that particular those particular denominations, such as the case within Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy or Mormonism?...
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Should Users on SE Christianity be transparent about their affiliations?

I have recently updated my profile to make it very clear that I am Protestant, Trinatarian and Reformed in my outlook and I have added the two religious influences which I have followed during my ...
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Why must questions be about a specific denomination?

This question is about the following rule: "Questions that can be answered from multiple Christian viewpoints are not allowed. They must be edited to ask for one perspective, or to explicitly ...
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Can we share uplifting and inspirational thoughts for this time of the year?

At this time of the year the focus of most literature and television adverts seems to be about eating, drinking, giving presents and the copious consumption of material "things". Yesterday I ...
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Why are verse-identification questions not migrated to BH.SE?

Should we migrate this verse-identification question (and future ones) to Biblical Hermeneutics site, or are there cases where they should remain here?
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Should questions be asked to adherents of specific denominations?

This question, like very many others, asks for an answer from persons who hold particular beliefs. This question is for the Jehovah's Witnesses? They teach Jesus Christ is "a god," so ...
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Why can't I comment on a post until I have 50 reputation?

If I get reputation by people upvoting my comments.... and I can't comment until I have 50 reputation... How do I participate on this stack exchange?
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What to do when an approved edit by mods is rolled back by OP?

I endeavor to edit posts for the usual grammar, spelling, and formatting issues. Having done web accessibility remediation, I will also edit posts to be more accessible to the visually impaired that ...
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Moderator manufactures reason to delete post, and no action taken when reported: What to do?

THIS QUESTION was asked about the fatherhood relationship of God with His son. It was asked openly, inviting answers from anyone. I spent time on my answer, carefully referencing and documenting ...
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Should we merge papal-magisterium and church-magisterium?

We currently have papal-magisterium and church-magisterium. What's the intended difference in usage? Is church-magisterium intended to be more general than papal-magisterium in that the former can ...
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Just say no to robot apocalypse on Christianity.SE

As Christians, we know that the real apocalypse is a lot weirder and more awful than the robot apocalypse. But as our StackExchange overlords apparently want to immanentize the robot eschaton, I guess ...
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What should be done with a dead link with no archive.org snapshot?

I often sift through old questions without answers in order to find interesting material to research and answer them. Sometimes, when this happens, I will find a link that has died. In this case, I ...
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When the OP does not ask for a biblical answer, does that mean that answers giving only a biblical answer would be deleted? [duplicate]

When an OP asks, for example, a question about Catholicism, requesting Catholic-based answers, would it be okay for a Catholic to give a biblical answer she or he understands the Catholic church to be ...
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Bounty on my question

I have put a 50 point bounty on my question Are there any passages in Early Christian literature that discuss angels and pagans? 3 days ago. There are 4 more days before the bounty expires. However, I ...
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Is it ever been considered the possibility of "accepting two Answers"?

A person provided a good answer which I accepted, then later on another excellent question appears which deserves "accepting" but am unable to. Any movement on allowing "two" ...
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Why are Proofs of God dismissed as 'philosophical' and not considered 'theological"... unfit for Christianity SE?

Don't proofs of God apply to Systematic Theology doctrines? (See the first couple chapters on "Theology Proper" in any Systematic Theology textbook.) Would not users benefit from Proofs of ...
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Question incorrectly migrated to site where it's off-topic

I recently posted a question about a specific theologian's views. However, it was migrated to Biblical Hermeneutics, where it's off-topic for not being about a specific text. (I deliberately posted ...
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Should answers be given where advice puts OP in more danger?

There have been recent questions, such as this one about baptism that while may be a good question and community members have good intentions, the OP also states they live in: Iran and leaving Islam ...
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How can one respond when down-voting seems to be because of prejudice and not because of content?

Down-voting because of different doctrinal preference. Down-voting because of uncomfortable exposure to truth. Down-voting because of subject matter. Etc. Is there any remedy? Is there any course of ...
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A request for help with splitting a complicated and heavily downvoted question into more manageable questions

I wrote a question which was downvoted probably for multiple reasons. I personally suffer from selective attention (hyperfocussing and the opposite thereof) and poor planning abilities due to ADHD, so ...
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Would the following question be considered on topic here?

Would the following question be considered on topic here: Are there any known references of other historically known hidden (secret or otherwise not freely disclosed) passages or rooms within the ...
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Why can I make instant changes without approval, but I can't approve someone else's changes without further approval?

I have enough reputation that when I edit someone else's question, the change happens immediately (though sometimes it would be nice to disable this privilege). But if I see a post with a pending edit ...
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Can a vote to close be overridden?

I voted to close a question and when I later came back to view the site again I noticed that my vote did not appear on the screen. When I attempted to vote a second time the screen told me that I had ...
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Where did my points go?

I have a question about my Christianity Stack Exchange post: God was born of Mary - really? Where did my points go? I received no explanation after several days (let alone hours) of being reduced to ...
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Acceptable comments policy for Christianity Stack Exchange

At times comments on this site have been misused by a small number of community members, which can be very off-putting for other members of this site, and especially for new members who may feel ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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How can we encourage editing poorly expressed questions rather than downvoting them?

There are occasionally questions which are on-topic and novel, but which are poorly written or poorly expressed. The question in itself is a good question for the stack exchange, but in the particular ...
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Questions should request opinions of experts or denomination-survey, but not both

I think this question: Is John the Baptist a Christian Martyr? needs editing, we have a lot of different Christian perspectives on the site, one needs to be specified. Mainly the problem with the ...
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Are textual criticism questions not allowed? Why?

I asked a que on Genesis 2:2 textual discrepancy Masoretic Text vs LXX and all others. Completed creation on seventh day, vs sixth day. It was closed as off topic. Why is textual criticism tag ...
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