The need to specify a tradition when you ask a question seems to me as the most ridiculous trait of Christianity.se
Why on earth should an OP specify a tradition? Especially, in those cases when he would want to hear an answer from all possible traditions in Christianity? I understand a case, in which an OP wants to get an answer from one specific tradition - then, of course, he can specify in his question the tradition that he would want to hear an answer from. However, if he is not into any particular tradition and would want to hear all possible answers from Christianity, why not? Why would the OP need to specify the contingent here?
Should it not be more logical to pass this burden to an answerer? After all, every one who answers questions belongs or used to belong to one tradition or another. So make it as rule to him to specify the tradition that he is speaking on behalf of.
The other day I asked a question that looked to the community as a good candidate to be closed soon. However, one of the community members said:
I think it's near impossible to make true judgement about the states of souls. However, I'm not closing this right away as the Catholics or Orthodox folks may have some traditions that shed some light here.
and then the other one replied:
I agree the traditions here are what make the question interesting
Which means that the question already looked quite stupid to them, however, just because I was smart enough to specify traditions in my question they decided not to close it right away - no matter how stupid it looked to them!
This whole thing is just crazy!!!!