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You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or keep them around. Given this, let's take a hard look at the questions and answers here and make sure newcomers see the site at its best!

Below you'll find ten questions randomly selected from this site. What do you think about each of them and their answers? Are they the best they can be or can they be improved? Would they look interesting and inviting to an outsider or are they a little embarrassing?

Upvote the corresponding post here on meta when we're awesome. Downvote when our content just isn't quite up to par.

Oh, and do comment to let everyone know your thoughts and take part in this conversation. :)

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  • Just to clarify, this isn't the same criteria as the other evaluation, right? – Jon Ericson May 28 '12 at 23:12
  • @Jon: Well, I evaluated these the same way. – El'endia Starman May 29 '12 at 0:17
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    Not to go all meta meta on you, but do we get to find out how SE's evaluation of the evaluations turns out? – Caleb Jun 6 '12 at 6:52

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Has the notion of "legitimacy" been abandoned in the Catholic Church?

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    Nothing embarrassing here. Easy to understand factual answer with references to official doctrine. It might benefit from more analysis and writeups, but since the OP seems to have been satisfied, it would be hard to say what exactly is needed. – Caleb May 28 '12 at 16:28
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Did Thomas actually touch Jesus's side?

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What was Paul's "revelation" (mentioned in Galatians 2:2)?

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  • This looks solid. The question is a little bit squishy (doesn't provide any framework for judging answers) but the answer gives some concrete background and explains the reasoning for a specific conclusion. Somebody else with the same question should come away with some solid leads. – Caleb May 28 '12 at 16:35
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Does Abraham's Bosom (Hades/Paradise) still exist?

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    This question would be better if it specified which perspective (Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant) it was seeking. – Bruce Alderman May 29 '12 at 14:38
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How do Evangelicals celebrate Pentecost?

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  • The answer that exists is good, but it could use much more comprehensive coverage. What various denominations/traditions have specific practices here? – Caleb May 28 '12 at 16:40
  • If someone would just say, Evangelical's don't celebrate pentecost, Wikipedia is wrong or whatever, I'd have been more satisfied. – Peter Turner Jun 4 '12 at 15:09
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Counterarguments to "Numerology"?

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  • The question is not worded very clearly. The definition given for numerology is not accurate; a number can be understood to have a symbolic meaning outside of numerology. The answer is thorough, even if it doesn't precisely answer the question as asked. – Bruce Alderman May 29 '12 at 14:13
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Why in the Book of Exodus did God let the people travel for exactly 40 years?

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  • This whole thing is pretty blah. This probably should have been a Biblical Hermeneutics thing. – Caleb May 28 '12 at 16:43
  • @Caleb: I thought your answer was very entertaining, however. – Jon Ericson Jun 1 '12 at 5:01
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Non-movable feasts in the Lent and Easter seasons

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  • What is this even about? – Caleb May 28 '12 at 16:39
  • I wasn't clear on what exactly was being asked. The answerer, though, seemed to understand. So maybe it's clear enough for people in the Orthodox and Catholic traditions, who would be most likely to be looking for this information. – Bruce Alderman May 29 '12 at 14:50
  • On the plus side, the troll answer was deleted. ;-) – Jon Ericson Jun 1 '12 at 4:49
  • It was a hard question to search for since it was just speculation and I wanted help piecing together the reasoning behind parts of the Liturgical Calendar. I was pretty satisfied with the Orthodox answer, but am holding out for a Catholic one. – Peter Turner Jun 4 '12 at 15:07
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How do schisms in the church fit into the plans of a monotheistic God?

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    The question is good, but the answers leave me with the impression that the silt got stirred up but nothing really got clarified in the end. This is more of an impression than a detailed study of the content. – Caleb May 28 '12 at 16:32
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    Oops. I've been meaning to self-answer since my blog post was published. But at the moment, @Caleb's impression about the answers seems correct to me. I'm particular disappointed as I tried to provide constructive comments on each. – Jon Ericson May 29 '12 at 0:18
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What is the Christian perspective on deceptive brain messages?

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    As it currently stands, the question is meh; it's a bit hard to see what is actually being asked and the OP references a book that seems to be written by a "Christian Buddhist" of sorts. The corresponding answer is okay (especially for the question as it stands), but needs references. Hence, a -1. – El'endia Starman May 28 '12 at 17:02
  • I'm not even sure what is being asked. Is the OP looking for a book review, or for Bible verses addressing the book's topic, or something else entirely? – Bruce Alderman May 29 '12 at 15:20

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