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How can I write my answers objectively and in compliance with the site purpose?

Unlike revising an answer to make it objective, what tips can we offer users to answering objectively and in the spirit of the site? I.e., how do we express and assist users in understanding that ...
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How can I make problematic answers more objective?

Background David Stratton recently wrote in another answer: I've been thinking it would be nice if we had a post here on META that would offer tips for editing Truthy posts to bring them in line ...
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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 on earth was this question closed?

Firstly I was accused for being "combative" and "non-constructive" in this question of mine. Even though I honestly and sincerely didn't think it was combative, I did take this into my consideration ...
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Where can I ask for suggestion about Parish newsletter?

I want to create a parish newsletter, and I want to ask for information about which software to use, how to format it... and so on. It looks like there is not an appropriate site on the whole ...
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Can something be asked both here and on BH.se?

Technically they are two different sites, but there seems to be some clear rules as to when something belongs here or there (is the question about doctrine or just the text)? But suppose someone didn'...
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Another reason this is not a Christian site

I know there are explanations galore in Meta and in the FAQ, we still have people coming around that refuse to accept the idea that this is not a Christian site - that it's not about Truth, but rather ...
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Why does this site still not have a logo?

Why do we still not have a logo? I read some posts discussing what the logo would look like (e.g. What should our logo and site design look like? ). Is the continued lack of a logo because we did ...
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Questions about Hymns and doctrinal lessons we can learn from them

I've never seen questions like this here, and I'm wondering if this is something that the community would feel is on-topic, so long as it remains constructive and objectively answerable. If not, no ...
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What should we do with Jesus?

A recent focus for those of us who want to see this site continue to grow has been on cleaning up our tags. We want to make sure that each tag means something on the questions it's applied to. ...
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Is "biblical-basis" a de-facto denomination designation?

We've had an appeal to tag your questions with the denomination you're asking about and I have complained several times about the biblical-basis tag. But it occurred to me that this tag might be an ...
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Eschewmenical Blog Christmas Tradition

It might be appropriate to ask the year's most productive Christian to give the Christmas blessing on the Blog, if he or she (and in this case he) is up to it. What do you fellows think?
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What is our tagging philosophy?

Scanning through our tags questions will turn up many specific concerns about tag usage, but only one general concern: Is it better to have more tags or fewer? Shog9 also wrote an excellent ...
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Status of going out of beta?

Some time ago I read here (will add link when I find it) that we were close to leaving beta. I have not heard anything about it since. Do we have a date for leaving beta? If not, do we still know ...
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Is it preferred to edit another user's answer into completeness, or to create a similar answer?

If, after some personal investigation, I find that my own answer to a question overlaps an existing answer by "85%" or so, is it preferred that I edit the existing answer? Or, is it preferred that I ...
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Do you like Hats? [closed]

Last year around Christmas time arQAde had an awesome promotion in which they awarded hats for gravatars for completing basic tasks around the site. If you don't remember it, here is a link the promo ...
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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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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 is the minimum bar for a "group" (sect / denomination / etc..)?

According to the FAQ, Christianity.StackExchange is for "any group that identifies themselves as Christian are to be considered on-topic" Additionally, it seems to pretty well established that we ...
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Is [Insert Famous Pastor here] on topic for this site?

So, in this question, @El'endia Starman and I good naturedly batted around the question of whether or not Rob Bell is a denomination. Obviously, he's not that, but it did get me wondering - How ...
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Is not faith a prerequisite to argue on matters of faith [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are questions from atheists welcome here? On 'Christianity SE' as it stands, do atheist have the right to question and offer their comments on matter of faith.
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Should we petition for a change to the way "Accepted" answers work on Christianity.SE?

On Stack Overflow, accepting an answer provides valuable feedback that a question has been answered. It completes the loop helping us distinguish a satisfied customer from someone who didn't get the ...
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Reopen: Why don't women cover their heads?

Please help me understand why this isn't a good question. Why don't women cover their heads I've reworded it to better fix the Q&A format. However, my accepted answer will be more of my opinion (...
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Are questions with one answer good or bad?

I've noticed a trend where many questions are only getting one answer and one perspective. On the one hand, it's indicative of more factual questions being asked, and hence they tend to have a right ...
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Request to downvoters: please explain

On the main1 site, I often see questions with down votes but no explanation. Today's example with two down votes: Why does Jesus feel only certain people that come into physical contact with Him? I ...
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When should questions be protected?

I've noticed over the last couple weeks that the moderator whom Jesus loved* has been on a bit of a rampage lately, protecting everything in sight. What is the rational for this and should I be doing ...
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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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According to whom?

Over on my other favorite StackExchange site, there's a problem with quality questions that's so pervasive that the community has sort of adopted a no-tolerance, no exceptions approach to such ...
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What Christianity.StackExchange is (and more importantly, what it isn't)

Once again, we're seeing an influx of new talent, which is GREAT! A growing community means more people, sharing new perspectives, or perhaps bringing a clearer explanation of an already described ...
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What are guidelines for "Good Subjective" answers on this site?

Based on this question: Is methodology advice to pastors too subjective to deal with here? there seems to be a consensus that: Not only are Doctrinal Questions are on topic, but so too are Practical ...
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Is "doctrine" a useless meta-tag?

In editing some old questions and answers today I noticed that the tag doctrine seems to be getting used as a meta tag. Occasionally it is on a question about a specific doctrine, but usually it's ...
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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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Is methodology advice to pastors too subjective to deal with here?

I just kicked in a 3rd (and because I'm a mod, binding) close vote for this question: How do protestant youth group ministers reach apathetic parents of religious education students? However, I have ...
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Please flag us down!

It's the last week of September and the weather has finally started to simmer down from the blaze of summer in the concrete jungle I live in where east meets west. But that's not the only change in ...
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Is this a quality question?

Do Calvinists rejoice in the destruction of sinners? The question quotes one Calvinist, and then uses that quote to extrapolate behavior for the entire faith. I think this is a rant disguised as a ...
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Does Christianity.StackExchange.com have issues with answer length?

It's no secret. Some of the "experts" on Christianity.StackExchange.com are steeped in Scripture. Some could answer nearly every moral question with Biblical references. I think this is great! ...
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What's the rationale for vetoing anything with a cross or a fish in our logo?

In chat, I surmised that crosses and fish were no-gos as far as Jin's artwork. I can sort of see why the cross might be offensive to JW's, but why the fish?
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Where Quality is Job #1

Until recently, there's been a some concern about the quantity of questions and users. Sites sometimes get quiet...too quiet. But I'd like to propose that we need to shift to focusing on quality, ...
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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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Are "what advice does the Bible give on X topic" questions constructive?

My instinct is to say no. In fact I just closed this one here: Is there any biblical doctrine on how to avoid paranoia as a Christian under an Protestant framework? To me, the question reads like a ...
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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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Reopen: Christianity as we know it today is not tolerant enough per Jesus and the bible?

I changed the question around so now it's not subjective but asking for specific quotes from the bible. Please consider reopening or suggest what would make it better. https://christianity....
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What is wrong with question about Jesus' children?

I asked this question because I wanted to give an answer to some guy asking on FB How do we know that Jesus had no children? on a place surrounded by reactions like Yeah, that's the point about ...
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One tag per saint?

Some would think it crazy, others pointless, but does anyone actually mind if I retag things like this with st-thomas-more. catholic-saints is probably too narrow and usually overlooks Orthodox, ...
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Should answers which slander other religions be allowed?

Richard claims that in "other religions" (by implication, all other religions), "you see gods who do not care about individuals". As I pointed out in a comment, this is blatantly false and completely ...
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Purpose of Christianity.SE

Okay, I may ask questions at time which are odd or a little out there. I do this because these are real questions that some people have about Christianity - even if they are not my own questions / ...
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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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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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Anybody interested in doing a Catechism?

Might be kind of cool if we kept up a C.SE Ecumenical Cateschisim (Providence has provided my misspelling with a delightful pun). I know it's not strictly necessary with tagging and all that, but ...
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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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