For other SE sites, I think personal interpretations of specific scripture is off-topic as too subjective.

Are question asking specifically for 'how does you interpret ... passage' on topic here?


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This sounds like a continuation of the discussion that started on Personal viewpoints in regard to answers that only claim to speak for a personal viewpoint. If there is not a defined point of reference that an answer can be judged on, it becomes a voting contest between viewpoints rather than on the quality of information in answers.

Questions that specifically ask for personal viewpoints will only make this problem worse, I say no, in general they should be off topic.

Instead let's encourage questions that have a clearly defined scope and thus can be answered more or less "correctly".

  • oh sorry, didn't see that Personal viewpoints thread. I think that is in essence what I was asking. Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 21:36
  • except i guess mine was about questions, not answers. So i'll keep it for people to vote on. Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 21:40

My thought is they can be on-topic as 'poll' questions for giving different viewpoints, but possibly be marked as community wiki.


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