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Do the help-me-find-a-cassette-tape questions provide any value to the community?

Looking for song or name of children’s Christian cassette tape! Looking for a cassette tape. Help please if possible Little drummer boy cassette I'm looking for the title of a Children's ...
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Apologetics != Offtopic

Or for you Pascal programmers "Apologetics <> Offtopic"... That's the case isn't it? I can only see the rationale for closing this question is that the OP didn't specify what kinds of answers he ...
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What is meant by survey?

The tour says that we should not ask about "a survey of all Christian views on a particular subject". What exactly is meant by this line?
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Off Topic Questions

Should we direct people who post off topic questions to sites that would be glad to answer them? People who ask questions that are related to Christianity, but fall outside of our scope could be ...
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Flagging a low quality late answers on questions that would be closed if asked currently

If I provide examples, I'll be violating some sort of privacy, so let me just start by saying Thank you, to people who flag posts routinely, you are the reason the site exists! But, sometimes ...
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Should “Is there a trend toward not capitalizing the word ”Bible“?” have been closed?

Regarding Is there a trend toward not capitalizing the word "Bible"? If you talk to my Pastor he'd tell you that it's not JUST an English issue, it's also a matter of what the Church is willing to ...
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Does Trinitarian seem too broad to you?

I may be a dopey dumb Catholic, but if I had to say something about "most Christians" it's that they're Trinitarians. I realize that there are non-Trinitarian Christians out there. But how on earth ...
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Is this question off topic now that I have edited it?

Is there consensus between Christian commentators about where Jesus stood when Satan tempted him to prove he was God's son by leaping from the temple? The question above was put on hold pretty ...
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To vote or not to vote? Questions that could be auto-deleted if it wasn't for their answers

Do scientific explanations mean that God is no longer responsible for nature? My question is prompted by this question. It is clearly off-topic, and of so little substance that it isn't even one that'...
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Why was this question disfigured instead of just closed?

I'm trying to figure out why a question was treated the way it was. Here is my original: 2 days later: Here is the question now. I'm quite familiar with the Stack Exchange format, so I'm kind of ...
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Should this question be open?

Continuing my no doubt increasingly tiresome series of question in an effort to "get" this site. Should this question be open? It looks to me like a classic "Is X a sin?" type question. However, it ...
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Is this question on topic?

I am struggling a bit with the nuances of on and off topic questions. Is this question on topic? If so under which acceptable question format does it fall? Don't misunderstand me, I'm not pointing ...
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Are questions on Christian practices off-topic (in light of the patriotic worship question)?

I recently asked this question concerning a Christian practice in the USA associated with July 4th. This is certainly a Christian worship practice - an event within the calendar for certain churches ...
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Don't ask about… Loopholes

Christianity SE clearly states: Don't ask about whether some group or person is "Christian" Over the past couple of days I've noticed one member consistently asking questions about whether one ...
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Questions asking about the scientific plausibility of something?

This Meta discussion is prompted by this question which I had flagged as off-topic, but which was declined. It has come back onto the active questions page, so I'm bringing it here. I couldn't find ...
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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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Does Chistianity.SE keep a list of factions that self-identify as Christian?

According to the rule that questions should be specific to a particular viewpoint of Christianity, many questions are marked as "too broad" or "off topic." So, it is common to advise an asker to edit ...
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Why can't we ask hard or divisive questions?

I've observed that a question like "Does sacramental wine become the actual blood of Christ during communion?" is "not an appropriate question" since it's liable to be answered according to the ...
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Why can't we recommend Biblical Hermeneutics when flagging?

When flagging an answer, we can select: it doesn't belong here, or it is a duplicate… and then: off-topic because… and finally: This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange ...