I'm looking at this question:

Christian resources to help with Problem with sexual thoughts / addiction

reading the divergent answers and thinking I'd like to hit the close button, but I don't see the question as actually violating any rule specifically (it's just violating every rule, which seems to be an exception to the rule)

I don't want to close the question without leaving some sort of a comment. But,

I'm sorry, you just violated every rule of this site, your question has no place here, goodbye.

seems like it'll spook the noobs.

Any advice for what to leave when a question is too broad, (technically) pastoral advice and a reference request? Do we leave a series of meta posts, is there a hierarchy? (seems like pastoral advice is biggest no-no, then too broad is usually bad, then being a reference requests is a gray area)

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Reference requests should be sufficiently targetted that you wouldn't expect to get more than half a dozen references in the answers. For something like lust my local Christian bookstore is going to have hundreds of relevant books.

Also, in this case, PyRulez made a bad edit which did not respect the OP's intentions, which should not have been approved. We could just revert to the OP's original post, making it a simple pastoral advice question. I think doing that and deleting all the (extremely denominationally biased) answers would be best.

  • Why was my edit bad? I only slightly changed it, and that was to make it on-topic. Commented Mar 1, 2018 at 20:00
  • @PyRulez You did it without the OP's approval, and in a way that invalidated the answers.
    – curiousdannii Mod
    Commented Mar 1, 2018 at 23:32
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    you don't need OPs approval, as long as you think it is what they would want. Commented Mar 2, 2018 at 0:27
  • @PyRulez that's not true. As evidenced by the fact that a mod reverted your edit.
    – curiousdannii Mod
    Commented Mar 2, 2018 at 1:03
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    @PyRulez See Should we edit Pastoral Advice questions? Commented Mar 2, 2018 at 1:28

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