There are two types of questions that have been asked here that are a bit contentious. I'd like to propose definitions for the question types and solicit comments, changes and additions to these suggestions.
Where does the Bible say X?
- This type of question is asking for a text search of the Bible and should be asked in the form "Where does the Bible say X?" and then give details for why and how you want the search. Perhaps some background. These questions should shy away from any kind of doctrinal explanations and stick to the text. In these questions any translation is permitted in answer and the person answering the question must specify the translation they use. The question asker may mandate a specific translation or canon, but it is not necessary. If the question requires a search of the original languages it would be preferred to use a secondary source for the translation, but if its a personal translation please post the original language and also the translation. It is strongly preferred that you use a translation that is widely available, preferably online, but if not should be freely available in print and purchasable.
What does the Bible say about X
- This type of question is asking for exegesis on a passage. This site would prefer that we use established interpretations of passages instead of personal ones. Please use available commentaries or other secondary sources. In this case the person asking the question needs to determine some kind of doctrinal framework for the question to placed in. This can be as simple as asking about a specific concept or as complex as asking about a denomination's stand on a particular subject. Answers should be from the desired perspective of the asker. Answers need not cite sources, but should be able to be referenced if needed.
Please feel free to provide feedback and suggestions in answers below.