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Brothers, we are not Christians‼

Disclaimer: I still stand behind the concepts that inspired this post, am glad I wrote it, and that this site made it as far as it did. Unfortunately some of the circumstances have changed since I ...
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But can't I just say one thing?

I am not allowed to share the exact stats, but in general terms the statistics for Christianity.SE show the vast majority of our daily traffic is now from people drifting in as a result of Google ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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How we are different than other sites

So, we have a brand new About page. On that page, it says: Christianity - Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for committed Christians, experts in Christianity and those interested in ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Why can't I ask for personal advice?

It seems like all the questions asking for personal advice on this site get put "on hold." If I am facing a personal difficulty or a challenging decision, and I want input from Christians, shouldn't ...
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Newcomers: Be patient. You will get there if you follow our direction. Keep trying

To the newcomers: I am thrilled that you have come to this site. I am excited that you want to spend time contributing to this site, and even more so that you want to learn more about Christianity. ...
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Are we OK with sex related questions?

So there's this question: Is BDSM dealt with in Scripture? And there's this comment: "I think the nature of this question is a problem as well. We shouldn't sexualize the site, and there's a danger ...
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Anyone care to share templated comments?

I use the AutoReviewComment user script so that it actually pops up for me in the comment box and allows me to choose what to say to users. I recently shared all of my templated comments for import ...
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What should we put into the FAQ?

We (the moderators) plan on adding the decisions and such of particular meta questions into the FAQ. However, we wanted some community input, so we are asking this: What do you want to see ...
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Add a new close reason

This question got closed as "off-topic" recently. The reason it was closed is because it's a question asking for pastoral advice, and if not that it's probably a duplicate. In any case, if we're going ...
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Why was the question about reconciling wrongs closed?

I asked How should one reconcile a wrong against another person? 2.5 years ago and received only positive feedback. (Also a good answer and a gold badge.) The question asks about something that I ...
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What exactly is a pastoral advice question?

Based on the response to a question I recently posted, I think there might potentially be non-trivial confusion or disagreement about which questions should be counted as pastoral advice questions. ...
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Is dream interpretation on topic?

I need an interpretation from religious point of view. Is dream interpretation on-topic on this site? It is not in the on-topic list. And I could not find anything 'dream' related in help center ...
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I want to answer someone's question

Why does this website operate on privileges and points? I came on here to answer a question from a genuine Catholic person about their prayers not being answered. I have lots of experience with God ...
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Askers that show possible medical issues should be referred to doctors first, not only pastors

With our "No pastoral advice" policy, we usually see these kinds of questions quickly, close them, and urge the user to find help in the real world from a real and trusted spiritual adviser. I greatly ...
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Should we edit Pastoral Advice questions?

See the recent "But can't I just say one thing?" question for information on what we should say in response to these questions. This question asks what we should do and whether we should try to "...
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Does “faq” sometimes mean “recommended reading”?

Out of curiosity, I sorted the meta questions by votes just now, and saw that many of our great meta posts (ones that I would consider recommended reading for new users) are not tagged faq. Yet, some ...
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Another reason this is not a Christian site

I know there are explanations galore in Meta and in the FAQ, we still have people coming around that refuse to accept the idea that this is not a Christian site - that it's not about Truth, but rather ...
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I don't understand why I cannot answer this question

Why did Jesus say he came to create division? It seems like this topic was closed because the mods didn't like the comments on it. That seems wrong. Why can't I answer this question? What is going on ...
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WHERE can we ask a truth or advice question?

I really don't know if this question belongs on this meta or stack exchange meta or Area 51. Suggestions appreciated. Anyways! I know that we can't handle the truth and we don't give pastoral advice ...
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General guideline for avoiding the “Truth question” issue

We still continue to have users struggle to understand why some questions get closed as opinion-based, or "off topic because general philosophical questions". I know we've got a bunch of Meta posts ...
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What are acceptable ways to scope a question on Christianity.SE?

The site seems to be wildly vacillating on how to scope a question. So far we've heard all of the following. "Don't name one particular person!" "Oh and we can't generalize to all Christians, ...
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Are Questions About Christian Beliefs Off Topic?

Why is Why do some Christians believe it is moral to be a homosexual? a valid, highly rated question, while What drives Christians to condemn homosexuality / gay marriage? gets mod-closed? Are ...
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What about my other questions?

This is a post for reference from the FAQ. There are some questions that are off-topic on this site. Please note that the following subjects are considered off-topic here: Questions asking for all ...
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Am I actually about to be question banned? [duplicate]

So I clicked on the 'ask' button today (on the main site) and got a warning popup: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any ...
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My question, posted yesterday, had 1 request to reopen it, has disappeared completely, especially from my folders?

In the explanation given to me with stack exchange info., it says that questions, even if they get closed, will always remain visible for the person who asked them. No so, mine disappeared. The ...
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Why was this answer deleted?

The OP of https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/28476/christian-non-christian-relationship asked a personal question: "What should I do?". I answered the related generalized form of the ...
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Is a little warmth too much to expect?

In reference to this question, a person, maybe because of the security of anonymity, came to this resource to seek an answer to a spiritual question that thousands, if not millions of people wrestle ...
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Why was my question marked as “off-topic”?

I don't really understand why my question was marked as "off-topic". This question was also marked as seeking "pastoral advice." Since my post is about some aspect of Christianity (and, thus, is on-...

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