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Should we have a tag for "good" or extend the "evil" tag to "good-and-evil"? (or have all three?)

On one or more of my recent questions I would've use a tag like "good" but it doesn't exist. There is a tag evil however. Now that I have enough rep to create good I wonder if that's the best move or ...
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How do I propose artwork for this site, once it gets gradu-mated?

So, I really want to suggest that we incoroprate P52 - the oldest extant fragment of the New Testament we have: It would convey the "People of the Book" and the scholarly thing we're going for. So,...
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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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Stating there's still room for a better answer

A lot of questions asked here are such that even if a good answer is found, it probably can still be enhanced. On occasion, it makes sense to accept the best answer, but still it's quite probable ...
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Merge Tags doctrine-and-covenants & doctrines-and-covenants

Can someone with the vote count or a mod merge doctrine-and-covenant and doctrines-and-covenants? Also, should those just get deleted all together? We have two perfectly good doctrine and covenant ...
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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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Should these question have a truth tag?

The truth tag was recently removed by me and another user. For the most part, it was used on Truth questions and the tag's existence seems to imply that Truth questions are allowed. However, in doing ...
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Close votes were removed by deleting duplicate question

This question had at least two close votes when last I viewed it. Now it has none. It appears this is the result of FMS deleting the "possible duplicate" question here. A sneaky move on his part! ...
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Is it good to present multiple POVs in a single answer?

It seems the community considers it unreasonable to ask for multiple POVs (POV means point of view). What does the community say about answering with multiple POVs? I personally see many benefits and ...
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What should we do about answers that include significant portions of other answers?

This doesn't seem to come up often, but it did happen recently, so I figured this would be a good time to bring it up. On the one hand, we want answers to be inclusive, complete, and (usually) not ...
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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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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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Should Eschewmenical be seeking non-Christian entries?

Peter Turner's original vision for Eschewmenical was a place where the diversity of Christian opinion would be sought and aired. While remaining professional and cordial at all times, we would eschew ...
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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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Bad Moderation based on personal beliefs leads me to leave

This SE site has a problem that I have not seen on other SE sites. I love this site, and love answering the questions that people ask. Unfortunately, it's gotten to the point where it's just a waste ...
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Unupvote then downvote plus downvote on another question?

This question was unupvoted and downvoted within the same hour. It has not been edited in over 60 days. I think this is weird because I thought that your vote was locked in after a day or two unless ...
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Should deletion be used less?

There is currently a discussion about whether to adopt guidelines to discourage certain problematic posts (be they questions or answers). Anyone having enough rep for meta can participate in that ...
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Is it possible to cite facts for all questions relating to Christianity?

Should we allow broad questions as long as it's clarified that it belongs to a particular Christian denomination even if there are no citations? For example, it's difficult to cite Jehovah's Witness ...
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What happens if your academic sources seem as though they tackle a "truth-seeking" question?

I want to use the following source for a question. Liu, Q. (2007). ON A PARADOX OF CHRISTIAN LOVE. Journal Of Religious Ethics, 35(4), 681-694. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9795.2007.00326.x The author ...
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Poorly-worded Question. I Answer. Question Vastly Improved. Whither my Answer?

Twice now, I've made an Answer to a question that IMO was very poorly worded. Then (good thing) the Questioner improves the Question. But (bad thing) my response to the original poor wording continues ...
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Are "overview" questions okay? [duplicate]

Are overview questions off topic as not a good fit for StackOverflow / StackExchange? Dialog here
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How should we consider Catholic academic journals?

Mainly, how broad are Catholic academic journals? Do they ever deviate from the Vatican's opinion? If someone asks for a Catholic opinion, does that mean the typical Catholic layperson's opinion (may ...
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When should a community wiki posts be removed?

When should a community wiki posts be removed? There seems to be an individual that is making a certain number of community wiki posts (answers). However, I am not sure these posts merit that status. ...
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Are chrestomathy style requests acceptable?

I was thinking about a class of real questions that are really answerable here, in the overview style and that's something like what is asked for on http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Rosetta_Code. This ...
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How should we handle questions asking for opinions on specific authorities/authors/books?

Consider my question on the 'Conversations with God' book series... It's gotten some heat for being potentially "not constructive", or similar criticism. Despite my best efforts to phrase the ...
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How to improve the "Apologetics" tag wiki

This recent question gives us an opportunity to improve and clarify the apologetics tag wiki. For convenience, here is the current tag description: Defenses of religious positions using reason. This ...
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Suggestion for a minor change to the marriage tag excerpt

Update This proposal was suggested and approved. Revision 10 of the excerpt Revision 9 of the wiki Original Post A while ago, I endeavored to clarify the use of the marriage tag and its related ...
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Should I tag with Catholicism when the question is obviously about Catholicism?

Just wondering if this tantum ergo question ought to be tagged with catholicism on account of it's inherent Catholicity. Obviously it doesn't hurt to put the tag on it, but the question isn't about ...
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Chatbot suggestion

I suggested this in a comment to Caleb a couple days ago. The idea is, in the style of the various Elisha chatbots, to post questions from other SE sites in the Upper Room. If an active user of ...
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Observations from a new user! (Closing questions and welcoming new members to the community)

As a new member of Christianity:Stack Exchange and reading through the RULES, REGULATIONS, META'S, questions, on holds, deleted's, and answers, I find the site to be very imposing and confusing to say ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020 [duplicate]

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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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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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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What constitutes "consensus on Meta" here?

I recently disagreed with a user over what constitutes an acceptable answer to a particular type of question. The user linked me to a Christianity Meta answer that he claimed represented "consensus ...
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Biblical definition questions- on topic or opinion based?

Fredsbend's older question "What is the Lake of Fire?" is no longer a good fit for the site. I was thinking to myself, how could truth questions like this be edited to narrow the scope and provide ...
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Future of the tag "singleness"

From the writing of this post... 16 hours ago a question basically asking why am I still unmarried was asked. It created the tag "singleness." 14 hours ago curiousdannii added the "singleness" tag ...
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Tagging: Matthew/Mark/Luke/John

Nathaniel's question has got me in a tag maintenance mood. :) One thing I noticed is that the tags for the gospel writers are inconsistent. We current have: matthew (unlabeled, but presumably for ...
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Question closed because it can't be answered by facts, experts?

my last question was closed because of following: We expect answers to generally involve facts, references, or specific expertise; this question will likely solicit opinion, debate, arguments, ...
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Should we try to give questions at least one reasonably popular tag?

I noticed recently that the illustrious Affable Geek (RIP) is missing a certain badge, one that seems to describe his work particularly well: Generalist. In fact, no one has it, despite several ...
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LMGTFY questions abound?

Some questions show a lack of even the most basic prior research; exactly LMGTFY* questions. Who are "Born again" Christians? which is simply asking someone to regurgitate Wikipedia Born ...
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Why was this answer deleted?

The OP of https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/28476/christian-non-christian-relationship asked a personal question: "What should I do?". I answered the related generalized form of the ...
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Should we say we are a 'secular website'?

It's been written pretty frequently on meta, most recently here but many other places, that "we are a secular website". As a longtime user I'm very aware of what that means - that the website does not ...
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How close can two questions be without being duplicates?

Suppose two questions are distinct but elicit similar answers, say: According to the Protestant viewpoint, what is the origin of God? According to the Protestant viewpoint, does God have a creator? ...
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To what extent does this Stacks Exchange allow "In what ways was the Bible used to justify...?" type questions?

This is more or less a history-based question than a Christianity-based question, but it is tied to Christian history. I remember reading from a history textbook that there were several reasons to ...
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Should there be more explanations given in close votes

There were two close votes on question 41667 when I added mine, but there was no explanation given in the comments as to why the close votes were cast. Since a user has to have 250 reputation to see ...
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How many people per day view Christianity stack?

Does the stack have data to indicate the number of hits per day on Christianity section?
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Where is edit history visible?

For those with rating either above or below 2k, is there a place one can see the edits on a post? So far, no see 'um.
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And this question was closed because....?

I don't understand how this question falls outside the scope of Christianity.SE: How do Jehovah Witnesses explain differences between NWT and Hebrew/Latin/Greek in Zechariah 12:10 and Acts 20:28? ...
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To what extent are ethical questions okay for this SE?

I am concerned that this question may be inappropriate to the Stack Exchange, because it asks for Wesleyan ethics, even though it is known that people can reason differently in ethical decision-making....
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Why do Christians need ratings to reply to your questions?

Why must a Christian have a high rating to be able to answer a question?

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