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In terms of interest/activity on C.SE; are we growing, dying, thriving?

I have no way of seeing, let alone analyzing, metrics (that I'm aware of). The activity on C.SE seems rather tepid. Has this always been the case? Does it have a positive tangent to the curve? ...
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Would this be considered an example of an overview question?

I was watching this question today to see how it would be treated. I was not confident, however, in attempting to answer it. I think it would be a fairly easy question to answer, at least from my ...
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What does a grayed-out user name mean?

The OP user block on this recent question is grayed out. I've not seen that before. Does this mean the OP made an account, posted a question, and then deleted the account?
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Proposed addition to “How to Ask” block

One of the most difficult challenges I had when first participating with this site was overcoming the urge to be part of a conversation. It took a long time to understand (and a part of me will ...
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Why if this is a discussion forum for Christianity are Christianity Q's closed as off topic?

Thread Example: If flesh & blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God how did the Lord Jesus show His “hands and feet” after the resurrection? If flesh & blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God ...
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How do I ask a question about Jesus' resemblance to Joseph?

I'd like to post a question on the subject of whether Jesus resembled Joseph or not. But no matter how I pose it gets closed. First I posed it this way: Have there been any Christian writings on ...
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How was my answer “clearly not the type of answer that the OP is looking for”?

I participate on nearly a dozen SE forums and none delete questions and answers faster than C.SE. @Nathan deleted my answer to this question with the comment, "This is clearly not the type of answer ...
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Why is “how to ask a question” not in the top three?

I go to the help center, and I find, in order, that number 11 is "how to ask a good question" and there is a whole lot of admin stuff on top of that. We get a lot of closed questions. We get a lot of ...
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Are questions asking for answers to divulge sacred and secret ceremonies acceptable?

In this question, certain sacred aspects of the LDS faith are openly discussed, and linked to: Did Mormons have a "blood oath" ceremony before April 1990? In the LDS faith, it is highly ...
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“Wall of text” is an unacceptable form of question and / or answer

This site is not just another place on the internet; an explicit (SE) goal is to have a good signal-to-noise ratio. "Wall of text" questions and answers are noise — they show a lack of effort, a lack ...
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What if we assume that questions of the form “Is X true” mean “What does denomination Y say about X” for all Y?

(Sorry if the title is sort of algebraic. I did not know a way to state it better as a title.) Currently, Truth Questions are bad. I have an idea on how we can make them good. The idea is we would ...
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Does this site have a novel approach to Christianity?

I was wondering, when I read Korvin's post about there being nothing new under the sun, if this site (the main site) is actually a new approach to Christianity? If you consider "the rules" for ...
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Why do all these questions have to be directed towards man made denominations?

Jesus said clearly only he is our teacher and master. But the moderators demand you ask a specific denomination...which is exactly what Jesus said not to do. Matthew 23:8 (KJV) 8 But be not ye called ...
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What to do about questions that are near impossible to answer in the negative?

I asked Do any nonLDS christian denominations belief in baptism after death? but then realized that if the answer is no, it would be nearly impossible to answer, without going thourgh every possible ...
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Does my doctrinal stance have to align with anyone to post on here?

I've noticed a lot of questions about Catholicism. Is this a catholic Website? I don't agree with Catholics or Protestants or Mormons ot Jehovah Witnesses. If I post views different from the ...
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How can we have a duplicate of an unclear question?

This situation is very fishy: Catholic restricted from Communion has been closed as a duplicate of Catholic baptized in another church which itself has been closed as an unclear question. It's true ...
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Is asking for contact information for a Christian group on-topic?

Are questions seeking information on how to contact a Christian group, how to contact or find a local office of a Christian group, or how to contact, locate, or identify a specific official of a ...
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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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Yet another proposal meant to suck your eyeballs away from this site

I've asked 2 or 3 people in the last few weeks who have had their "Bible questions" smashed by the Truth Hammer to go start up their own site. One did, but I think it missed the mark a bit. I ...
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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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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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Last question was to “broad”

I was looking if any one knew if the church does anything at all to promote mental illness. If this is still "broad" do not worry about it. What does the Catholic Church do about mental illness? mod ...
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I think this was an honest mistake: did I handle it correctly?

A new user seems to have mistakenly posted an answer as an edit to the question he was answering. I cut and pasted his answer as I was rejecting the edit (which Lee also voted to reject) and put it ...
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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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Method for collaboratively answering overview questions

A lot of the moderation choices for this site have been inherited from StackOverflow, but given the differences between programming and theology, much of the moderation has already been honed to make ...
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Why not more emphasis on own search?

Some questions don't seem to have any research or attempt at answering done at all. On How to Ask says: Have you thoroughly searched for an answer before asking your question? Sharing your research ...
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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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Apology to site

I would like to apologize for my reaction to criticism of a post I made related to Christian Zionism. I was really unfair to some of the people who made comments and reacted very badly to my answer ...
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This site is too frustrating for a Bible enthusiast- I quit before I bother

I didn't realize that I had signed up for your site until I recently got an email. I had apparently answered a question that 'no longer fit your site parameters'. When I checked into your site, all ...
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Answer deleted irrationally (and with no warning)

My answer* to "Does the Catholic Church quote any saying of Jesus to which His question in John 14:2 can be attributed?" was deleted with no warning. Caleb left a comment (apparently as it was being ...
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Separate site for Catholics and Protestants

I was going through the different discussions and could see mix of responses from Catholics and Protestants. This creates a huge confusion in the discussion as the fundamentals of both denominations ...
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Tag request for academics and scholars

When questions request answers with Christian scholars and academics as the context from which they should be answered: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/55316/what-does-james-117-mean-...
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Why do questions that the Bible has answers for keep being put on hold?

I am new to this site. I can answer a lot of these questions that are on hold from the Bible, like the one about the hem of the garment, or what Jesus and Paul said about the Law. These are legitimate ...
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Objective criteria for mod Locking and Deletion

What objective criteria can we hold moderators to who want to lock or delete closed posts? So, quite a long time ago (by Internet standards) it was somewhat decided that old closing questions simply ...
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What can I do with all this reputation?

Of course, the snarky response to "what can I do with all this reputation?" is "create a bounty and give it to me!" And I know about the Privileges page, where there's some generic information about ...
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Deleting the standard welcome message after a time

Say I'm trying to be a good moderator and patching up some broken windows, but I don't want to trounce upon the hard work of all the people who have taken time to do the important job of going through ...
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Are there any “Church of the East” and/or Oriental Orthodox members here?

Hopefully demographics questions like this aren't off topic for meta. (I see there is a precedent question here) I'm just curious if any of our members are from the Oriental Orthodox Church or the ...
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How extra-bibilical is the extra-biblical tag?

In my opinion extra-biblical is different than apocrypha, but it's not the same as every-other-book, like books written about Mohamed in 700 AD. What defines a book as extra-biblical for the purposes ...
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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 “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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Community Promotion Ads - 2017 [duplicate]

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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What Closed Catholicism Questions would you reconsider opening?

I searched this list and compiled a list. I'm not going to mod-hammer open any of these, but I'd like people to take a second look because it'll give me a better understanding of exactly why things ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Christianity's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Is it okay for Unitarians to answer questions that do not ask for a specific denomination or sect? [duplicate]

I would like to answer the question What is the biblical support for the Nicene creed's statement of the Son being "eternally begotten"? but I am Unitarian. That means I do not believe there is any ...
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Should Reformed and Baptist require seperate questions?

The question Acording to Reformed and Baptist theology why doesn't Satan surrender? asks for either a Reformed or Baptist position on this subject. Many Baptist believe in freewill, such as Arminian ...
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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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Why must there be a Catholic Moderator elected in the next election?

This website has been in business for five years, one year for every hundred years since Luther posted his 95 theses. In that time we've had a good bit of Ecumenical (and Eschewmenical) dialogue. ...
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Reviving closed questions

I have seen it mentioned that since the C.SE has been active for so many years, there seem to be fewer new questions coming in. Given that, along with the high number of questions which have been ...
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Can moderators see who upvoted or downvoted a question?

For Stack Exchange in general—I’d assume that the answer to this question applies for every Stack Exchange—can a “diamond” (moderator) identify who upvoted or downvoted a question? For example, ...