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When to mention in a post about a substantial edit?

I have recently made substantial updates to both an answer and a question. This involved adding notable qualifications to an answer, and added notable clarification and concerns in the question. It ...
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If I vote up an answer should I also vote up the question?

Often I see questions with very few up votes have answers that get quite a bit of up voting. I have myself have read a question,found it interesting and then read a very good answer. Later when re ...
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Why don't Christianity.SE questions ever show up in the “Hot network Questions” sidebar? [duplicate]

Not once have I seen a question from a religious SE site show up in the "Hot questions" side bar, and I've been keeping an eye out for over a year now. Is it because the stack exchange network doesn'...
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Is it appropriate to ask a question I have already found an answer for just to get it on the site?

Some questions are easy to find answers with a Google search. However, they may not have an answer, or they might even have been asked here on the site. Is it desirable to ask the question here to ...
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Intelligent Design should be off-topic unless it is specifically related to Christianity in the question

Intelligent Design is a philosophy that comments on the origins of species. It is often pitted against a naturalistic Theory of Evolution, and is even more often conflated with Christian Creationism. ...
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Do we have a question quality problem from new users lately?

Go to the main site, sort by newest, then scroll down through the last four or five days. The fact that many of the newest questions over the last week are on-hold. From February 7th to part way ...
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How should differing chapter/number schemes be handled on this site?

Some questions have asked questions about chapters and verses which have been assigned different numbers in history. Some in the Eastern church follow the Jewish numbering systems. The difference ...
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What is the reason for the lack of “hot network questions”?

In my two and a half months here, I don't believe Christianity.SE has ever had a hot network question, whereas the average site should get at least one every few days. I see several possible reasons ...
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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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Is tagging sufficient to scope a question?

Time and time again I see questions that are phrased as Truth questions... The title asks "Is X true", the body asks "is X true", but the tags specify a denomination.. Catholicism, LDS, etc. In my ...
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Are questions on a Creationist explanation for scientific observation on topic here?

As an example this question has, as of this writing, 4 votes to close, and some critical comments. I see this question as an example of a formula, which could be repeated practically infinitely. ...
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Types of questions that are within community guidelines

I find that there are at least six types of questions that the community on Christianity.StackExchange has decided are on-topic and within site guidelines. These question types, if the few rules that ...
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Shouldn't the asker be required to tell what church he belongs to?

When I ask a question, I say I'm a Catholic and I want to know what Catholics say about X. That's for a good reason, although I respect every Church (Okay, maybe not every Church, but anyway). Take ...
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Is the Names of God question really “too broad”?

What are the different names of God in the Bible and what do they mean? At first glance this looks like a huge question, but take a look at the accepted (and most upvoted) answer! It provides the ...
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What is the C.SE equivalent of “What have you tried?”

I see a lot of questions on this site, that are not properly framed. We get several every day that ask for a basic understanding of a doctrine or view point without a narrowing convention. This ...
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What should we do with “church shopping” questions?

We've just recently had a new question format show up (example) that goes roughly like this: I believe X, Y and Z. I do not believe M, N, and O. I am looking for a church that fits my beliefs and/...
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Should flip-side and different denomination-based questions be linked as related?

When asking this question the question of what constitutes a related question came to mind, in particular for "flip-side" questions (e.g., "What is the argument for X?" and "What is the argument ...
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Should related question links be edited into questions or left as comments?

It seems that the typical practice is to link related questions in a comment on the question, but I seem to recall reading that the comments are not exposed to search engines and I think links are an ...
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How should “one sided answerable” questions be handled?

The question I asked here seems to be like a NP-hard problem in that a single example would answer the question with a "yes" but a "no" would require an exhaustive search of all Christian thought (...
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Tips for editing a question to make it suitable for re-opening

Hopefully you're here because your question has been closed as "Too Broad" or "Primarily Opinion Based" and someone left a comment suggesting that you edit your question and try to get it reopened. ...
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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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Why was my question closed? How can I get it open again?

As we move through this process of increasing the quality of questions here on Christianity.SE, some questions will be closing (due to the votes of the community and the moderators). This effort to ...
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What makes a good focused question?

In response to Can we reverse the trend on low quality posts? we would like to propose the following thoughts on what defines a good focused question. The primary focus of this site is a place to ask ...
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Are questions from atheists welcome here?

There are quite some posts here on meta about questions asked in "bad faith". I get the distinct impression that questions asked from an atheist perspective are not really welcome here. The posts ...
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Pastoral Advice Questions

I haven't seen any yet, but I would imagine that we are going to get questions asking for pastoral input. It may be anything from "I can't seem to stop surfing internet porn", to (if we're really ...