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What do I need to know about Christian denominations in order to ask an on-topic question at Christianity.SE?

The on-topic page says: However, there are questions that are not constructive for the format of this site. These include questions asking for: a survey of all Christian views on a ...
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Instead of asking overview questions, could we ask for lists of questions?

For the reasons listed here, overview questions need to be highly focused. In particular, they need to be more focused than if you asking about a single denomination. For example, take the question "...
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Should pastoral questions be kept?

If a pastoral question is motivated by a curiosity into a specific doctrine of a Christian organization, should it be kept? The author should be asked on the motivation behind the question in the ...
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Are religious education shopping questions allowed?

This site seems to be allowing denominational "shopping" questions of the general form "Are there any denominations that have/support/allow/require X?" For example, see: Does any church still provide ...
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One bad question about Christianity or Bible should be punished with a question ban?

I have 1 poorly received question and I am banned from asking questions here. Is there something wrong with my account here? If you ask to many low quality answers on the SE websites you can get ...
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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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Should we eliminate the reputation system for the main site?

This is probably impossible, but I wonder, if it were, whether there would be support for it or not. Regarding greed, Thomas Aquinas wrote: ... greed for any temporal good is the bane of charity, ...
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Revisiting “No biblical basis” answers

It has been suggested to me that consensus has been reached here that when a question asks for the "Biblical basis" of something without asking for a particular denomination's view, any answers ...
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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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Year in Review 2017

Last year, we had a year in review. How did we do in 2017?
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Is there an option to communicate directly with other users? [duplicate]

I'm trying to get in touch with Pugnacio Scohottentot.
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Is asking for a quote on topic here?

I'm looking for an C.S Lewis quote (where he talks about trees an dryades) which I can citate analogous. Is a question like this on topic here?
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Flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention

This default excuse (in the title) for declining flags from users is inconsistent. Nearly half of the flags I invoke to moderators will get this carte blanche stamp on a flag decline. There is no ...
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Should we allow links to material that violates copyright?

This answer linked to a publication that expressly forbids its public dissemination. In fact, it is a violation of the publisher's expressed intentions to copy this publication in any format including ...
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Are questions about prophet preference's valid?

This is in reference to this question but I feel like this format could be expanded and I would like to know if it's on topic. Format: Religion (leader/scripture) X says this about topic q. What are ...
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2017 Advent Bounties

Something that I have very much enjoyed (besides the Winter Bash) that has become somewhat of an Advent tradition on this site are the annual Advent Bounty challenges, with bounties offered in 2013, ...
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Closing a question due to lack of research

Why is it not possible in Christianity.SE to flag a question as being off-topic due to lack of research? I wanted to flag this question as such, since the OP could have found an answer by looking in a ...
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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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List of Crossover Sites for those who enjoy (or at least tolerate) Christianity SE

I was thinking of coming here and drumming up support for the homeschooling proposal on Area51, but I thought maybe it would be better to have a more broad discussions. What other sites might people ...
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If I vote up an answer should I also vote up the question?

Often I see questions with very few up votes have answers that get quite a bit of up voting. I have myself have read a question,found it interesting and then read a very good answer. Later when re ...
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What has been gained by downvoting a question and deleting the accepted answer?

This question appeared 22 hours ago and I answered it within an hour. Although the question was badly worded, through genuine ignorance, there was no doubt what was being sought. The OP upvoted my ...
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Bad answer smell - the rhetorical question

This is the antitheses of Is the lack of a question mark always a "bad question smell?" What I'm wondering is, is a question answered with a series of rhetorical questions almost always ...
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Does the “Fanatic” badge count mobile app traffic?

The Stack Exchange app is well-built as far as apps go, and I enjoy using it to participate. Out of curiosity, does activity on the app count towards consecutive log-ons for badges?
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Closing “In what sense do Presbyterians consider Christ's sacrifice “perfect”?”

In what sense do Presbyterians consider Christ's sacrifice “perfect”? I do not think this question should have been reopened. It is still far too muddled. The main question, with the two options, is ...
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Should scriptural interpretation questions be off topic? [duplicate]

I mostly participate in the Hermeneutics Stack Exchange, but will occasionally check out a few questions on this site. For obvious reasons, these two sister sites are very closely-knit due to the ...
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Should we have a “Holy See” tag?

We seem to be getting occasional questions that are more or less of a political/religious mix at times concerning Vatican City and the pope as the head of state. As a country the Vatican or Vatican ...
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500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation – Bounty Challenge

For several years, Christianity Stack Exchange has done a bounty challenge during the season of Advent (for instance, in 2016) to encourage and reward high-quality answers. Given that October 31st, ...
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Does “faq” sometimes mean “recommended reading”?

Out of curiosity, I sorted the meta questions by votes just now, and saw that many of our great meta posts (ones that I would consider recommended reading for new users) are not tagged faq. Yet, some ...
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Are answers whose sole purpose seems to be the propagation of a particular sect on topic here?

I mean, in particular, this answer: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/a/59972/25763 My first instinct was to flag it, however, seeing that already 2 ppl have downvoted it before me w/o flaggint ...
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Does a question count as a personal question if a normal Christian would not ask such a question?

The question in question: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/59662/what-are-the-general-guidelines-on-amening My question was put on hold as off-topic. "Questions seeking pastoral ...
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Editing a question placed on hold when I've already answered the question

The question to which I am referring is: Was the destruction of Herods temple in the first century a good thing or a bad thing?" Now, this question was placed on hold due to it being opinion-based ...
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Why was my question closed as a duplicate of one of my own closed questions?

For a while now, I've been trying to post a question on this site about whether Jesus resembled Joseph. I made three attempts, and they were all closed for different reasons, and so I posted a Meta ...
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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?