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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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How can we improve our guidance about the comment practices?

If you follow meta, you have seen considerable discussion lately regarding comment deletion. Usually comments are deleted because they are obsolete, off topic, impolite, or have turned into noise (...
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How can we get better expert-level questions? Or, StackExchange vs Yahoo! Answers

From my private beta invitation: If you ask high quality, expert-level questions, you'll build a site that attracts the experts and pros who will make it really successful. But if you ask ...
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Personal Opinion answers and comments: Flag, downvote, comment, or do nothing?

I'm getting the sense that a lot of questions are receiving answers and comments from a wide variety of personal perspectives. In a looser forum, sans-voting, this is perfectly acceptable and great. ...
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Why is putting a question “on hold” preferred over simply correcting the question?

Does the policy of this site encourage killing a question by putting it "on hold" indefinitely, rather than making the simple change requested? I ask this, because in my very short time on this site, ...
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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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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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What can I do with all this reputation?

Of course, the snarky response to "what can I do with all this reputation?" is "create a bounty and give it to me!" And I know about the Privileges page, where there's some generic information about ...
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Let's thank our pro tempore moderators!

Before the Christianity site was launched, I foresaw a host of issues that the moderator team would face: I am a Christian and I believe a general Christianity Q&A site will be very challenging ...
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Comment Deletion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would it be alright if the mods cleaned up comment clutter? Is it just my imagination, or are comments deleted on this site far more zealously than they are on others in the ...
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Can we have more moderators?

So, I love our current moderators. I voted for as many as I could in the last election, and I respect them all. I think they can get overworked, too, which is why, as a high-rep user, I try to take ...
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How “does any tradition teach/not teach questions” are handled

I have noticed several questions that deal with whether any Christian group allows or does not allow some practice or belief, and that these questions often go unanswered because it is difficult to ...
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What kind of content is acceptable of Christianity SE?

I recently came up on a question that was very offensive to me. It was troll question that asked if a particular song about "banging nails into Jesus" was in fact Christian. It also contained explicit ...
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Should we be deleting blatantly non-Christian answers?

One of our jobs as moderators is to keep the site clean. This includes deleting posts that do not belong for one reason or another. This usually involves leaving a comment about why the post was ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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What happens if someone re-asks same question

A week or so ago a user asked this question on the Christianity website. In the comments, a user mentioned it should be migrated to the Mi Yodeya site. Before that happened the OP reasked the question ...
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Are there Christian answers for Jewish / Judaism questions?

For example, I asked a question about what marriage meant in the time of Jesus / Moses / in the bible. Jesus was Jewish and the Old Testament is probably where the answer would be found. However are ...
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“Prominent Theologian” : Best Question Evah!, and/or gross moderator oversight for no VTC?

HYPOTHESIS ONE: GREAT QUESTION Has any prominent theologian ever explained why Jesus let a thief be in charge of the money? is the best question we've seen here in a long time. One objective piece ...