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How to ask duplicate questions?

Sometimes (and this holds for all SE sites) I find a question that is quite interesting but it's answers aren't much good. The previous questioner might have accepted an answer because it appealed ...
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Are C.SE questions getting too aggressive?

In the last week I've seen a number of questions taking an aggressive tone against different groups of people. For example, the question How did the Catholic canon that Christians could not 'share a ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Christianity Self-Evaluation: Let's Get Critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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Bible-scholarship integrity?

We are seeing plenty of questions and answers that say things like "St. Paul wrote in Ephesians" or "St. Paul wrote in 2 Timothy..." There is a large body of textual-critical scholarship holding that ...
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Can we change the tour page to have a non-unicorn question?

If you go to the tour page today, you'll see information specific to this site as well as an example question about unicorns: In contrast, Mi Yodeya's tour has a question specific to Judaism. Can we ...
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Are critical scholars a scope?

I'm on my phone so the cutting and pasting is too onerous but I saw in the review queue that a post was edited for reopening given the scope of Critical Scholars. Now, I know who these guys are, and ...
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Can we rename the "virgin-mary" tag to the more neutral "mary-mother-of-jesus"?

The virgin-mary tag is used for a lot of questions for which the perpetual virginity of Mary is not relevant. As most protestants reject the perpetual virginity of Mary this is problematic - it would ...
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What are the user demographic stats for Christianity.SE?

I imagine that SE tracks IP addresses and keeps a chart of where people are coming from. It helps with advertising and legal decisions. I know SE doesn't require you to tell, but what do we know of ...
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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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Who are "Church fathers"?

I've seen a number of questions recently edited, by well-meaning people, to ask "What did Church Fathers say about...?" We also have some older questions along the same vein. Is this meaningful? It ...
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What translations do we accept?

I was half-considering answering a question by creating my own translation of the Bible. I decided against it (for the time being), but it brought up an interesting question in my mind: What ...
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Are we graduating to a full site?

I saw this question, just a couple days old. Does this mean we are graduating to a full site now with the design work being done?
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2019: 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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Is a Stack Exchange style site really appropriate for religious questions?

In my experience the Stack Exchange family of websites tend to ask the type of questions that have specific provable answers. Since your basic religious argument in-general boils down to faith, there ...
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Meta tag cleanup

I cleaned up tags on a bunch of posts today, partitularly the faq tag. I removed a couple of posts that I haven't seen referenced in a long time and don't seem to be frequently encountered problems ...
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Is it the font or color scheme that makes this site hard to bear for me?

I am generally having a hard time reading many of the questions in this font / color scheme of the new site. Honestly, the new layout and colors make me not want to come back to this site at all. This ...
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Messianic secret questions

We've just had another question about the 'Messianic Secret': To whom or what Jesus was hiding (afraid of) in the given cases during his ministry? We've had several other ones before, but they're ...
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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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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Is it better to have more tags or fewer?

I was looking at the tagging of some posts and the editing going on and I wondered what the proper tag philosophy should be more or fewer? And why? For example one post asking at the word of faith ...
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How should Bible quotes be formatted?

In the absence of Markdown support for Bible quotations, how should people format quotes from the Bible? For instance, here is 2 Timothy 1:7-8 (KJV) (both are really good verses) with some different ...
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What should we do with answers that don't meet the minimum threshhold of Christian *group*?

One "feature" of Stack Exchange is that it is just as easy to post a "wrong" answer as it is a right one. The beauty of crowd-sourcing is that many eyeballs should push the "cream" to the top and ...
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What's the difference between doctrine and doctrinal tradition?

In Why was my question closed? How can I get it open again? we see that users are asked to specify a doctrinal tradition when asking about specific doctrine: Questions that are seeking ...
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Why is the onus on the questioner to ask for a particular perspective?

One thing has puzzled me in the short time I've been browsing Christianity.SE, and it should be fairly self evident from the title- why is it that questions which ask for a particular perspective are ...
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Which resources should be used to answer "doctrine" questions?

Recently a question was asked that followed this pattern: "Factual" assertion (not specific to Christianity, but sets the context for the questions that follow) Set of "Doctrinal" questions, based on ...
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Who is this site for?

In my answer to the Proposed FAQ question, I mentioned the first line of the FAQ should clearly state who the site is for. Examples on other sites: Stack Overflow: Stack Overflow is for professional ...
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Catholicism closed, anybody mind if I just ask those questions here?

Looks like my favorite church isn't getting a stack exchange site. There were lots of good questions on that proposal there, anyone want to help me ask them here? Also, should questions like ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Questions about books/resources

I've noticed a type of question where closure and reception practices are inconsistent, namely questions about books/resources (including audiovisual and online resources). I'm aware there are ...
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Are we now allowing "shopping questions"?

Are we now allowing "shopping questions"? I'm just checking because I didn't see a single vote to close on Looking for red letter bible in database format Generally, on StackExchange sites "Shopping ...
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How can we stop the comments from being an area for arguments?

The comments section has recently become an area where disagreements are voiced and the exchanges have detracted from the answers to the posters questions and often go far astray from the context of ...
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Christianity self-evaluation: let's get critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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What should be done with a question based on a false premise? [duplicate]

So, this question: Is it moral or immoral for Satan to punish souls for immoral acts? is predicated on completely false premise. The assumption is that Satan is in charge of Hell - an assumption ...
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Is a question that can be found on google allowed?

From my friend @BeatMe in chat asked "So a question that is easily googleable (top 5 links for the exact question give a huge selection of answers) shouldn't be answered?" Right after commenting on ...
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What should we do about non-Christian questions or answers?

The prime example is this question: Reasons Why Must There Be A God. There is certainly a good (enough) core to this question, but as it's currently written, it's not that great. Sure, it (currently) ...
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Would it still be a "truth question" when many different denominations arrive at the same conclusion?

Would it still be a "truth question" when many different denominations arrive at the same conclusion? Is it safe to conclude something as a "generic Christian opinion", or should I always explicitly ...
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Putting the Christ back in [tag:lds], or should we rename [tag:lds]?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints recently released a revised style guide, in which is discourages the use of the abbreviation "lds". Perhaps we should rename the tag lds to accommodate ...
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What’s wrong with my question?

This is about my question, How, according to the Catholic Church, can God order genocide even though the Church has declared such a situation impossible? May I know why was this question downvoted? I ...
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Is there any plan in place to remedy the dearth of Moderators on this site?

I feel empathy for the moderators who are left after the fiasco perpetrated by upper management that led to the dismissal of some of the best moderators and the resignation in protest of others. This ...
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Are scripture only answers to Catholic Scripture questions not answers?

If there's a question about Scripture, asking for a Catholic answer, do answers which only cite scripture qualify as not-an-answer? Case in point: Why did Jesus only appear in short apparitions to ...
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Should this question have been closed as a pastoral advice question?

Pam's question about my edit to this question made me stop and think about why I felt it was appropriate to edit that question for reopening, when I certainly didn't think that was true of pastoral ...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except for any that have a note from ...
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Is this a place to ask hypotheticals?

Is this a good place to discuss hypothetical situations that may or may not happen in the future, or do folks prefer to talking about historical things? For instance: What would happen if we found a ...
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Are questions of denominational politics on topic for this site?

Two amazingly good questions have been raised about the future of the Anglican Communion: What are the arguments for and against the Anglican Covenant? What process will be followed for the Anglican ...
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What happened to User14 and others

On this question Is it possible to be a Christian by birth? I see that User14 is greyed out. I have seen another users greyed out like that on one of my questions. Were they deleted/banned? If yes, ...
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Is it okay to ask about obscure, seemingly trivial Christian practices?

Is it okay to ask about obscure, seemingly trivial Christian practices? Or would it be just too laughable and silly to be taken seriously? Example #1: Should the Catholic rosary be prayed in a ...
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What do you think of this potential FAQ rewrite?

Per Caleb's suggestion, I've broken my answer up. The main (and much shortened!) potential FAQ is here: What is Christianity.SE? In there, I've linked two questions that I think are really important,...
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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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When the 'wrong' answer is accepted

I'm using this question as an example but it applies to others. The currently accepted answer to this question is a statement if a tiny minority viewpoint, one that I doubt is accepted by more than 2-...

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