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Can we have a close reason for “Truth Questions”?

I know that "Truth Questions" technically fall under the scope of "Primarily Opinion Based" or "Too Broad" and not "Off Topic," but to aide in the training of new visitors, and to reduce the need to ...
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I'm new here and I'm having some difficulty understanding guidelines for questions

I just joined this site, but I am a 2000+ rep user on Stack Overflow, so I have been around the Stack Exchange site for some time and understand the goals of its Q&A format. With that said, I'm ...
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Verbiage for new “Truth Question” close reason

Followup to: Can we have a close reason for “Truth Questions”? We need some concise, and very new-user friendly verbiage for the new close reason, related to "Truth Questions" (of which Is X a sin? ...
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Do we need any site specific close reasons?

The entire question "close" system across the Stack Exchange network is going to get a face-lift soon that will (hopefully) make the fall a little bit gentler for new users and ease the learning curve....
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Why does God…?

We continue to receive "Why does God...?" types of questions: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/q/32535/20 Why does God punish us when He gives us free-will? Why does God command us to have ...
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Should we accept “Help me find this thing” questions, or “identify this” questions?

Recently we received this question: Kids christian music from the 80's which asks us to help him identify some music he remembers listening to when he was a child in the 1980's (though I can't ...
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Should I close questions that are open ended?

I've recently gained the ability to vote to close questions. There are some cases which I think are quite easy to vote to close (e.g. when it's a duplicate of another question). However I've come ...
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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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Are close-vote scope standards significantly different now than they used to be?

I've noticed some questions being quickly closed as opinion-based or too broad, even though there is a precedent for the success of such questions. These closures seem to be mostly recent, and ...
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Precedence: biblical basis or truth question/is X a sin?

In reference to this recently closed question. I'm curious to know if there is or should be a precedence between biblical basis and truth/is X a sin? questions? The above linked question was closed ...
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Always be ready to give a reason for your hope (with citations)

With only 2 mods left (and with all respect to Mason) only one that actively moderates the site. Flag handling might be a bit off. I'm probably going to have to delete more posts and leave less ...
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Gray areas of questiondom

Finally have taken it upon myself to be what I hated on Programmers.SE and started Voting to Close questions that applying a bit of what we've learned over the past year makes an answerable question. ...
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Reopen suggestions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam worship the same God?

I removed some of the "babble" in the top of the question. What could I change to make this question acceptable? https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/8851/christianity-judaism-and-islam-...
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We tried hard, so where did we go wrong?

I'm referring to this question: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/29843/were-a-lot-of-christians-in-the-past-not-christians-at-all A determined effort was made to steer this question ...
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Should question on Jewish beliefs be closed?

Should this question about Jewish beliefs be closed for the reasons given in this meta post explaining a moderator's reason for closing a question about atheism and this other meta post that explains ...
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closed as not constructive - what are the rules?

I asked a question about a popular politician in the US, performing public and collective prayers for a booming stock market, which was closed as not constructive. Of course, the question is ...