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Questions tagged [feature-request]

You have an idea for a new feature, or for a change to the existing functionality.

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Why is the only option for “off-topic because it should be migrated to another SE site” our meta site? [duplicate]

From time to time I believe a question is better suited for another Stack Exchange site. Most often, hermeneutics.SE. However, when you try to flag a question as off-topic because it should be ...
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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 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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Why is christianity.meta.stackexchange.com the only option for recommending a different SE site for a question? [duplicate]

It seems that the majority of questions on Christianity SE that get moved end up in hermeneutics SE. But this is not an option when voting to close a question because it belongs on another SE site - ...
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The “No Answers” of Unanswered Questions

I actually really like stackexchange, however, I think a lot of improvements could be had in the site interface which would boost participation. The real test of the usefulness of a site like this is ...
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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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Is there a meta that provides an overview of various sects?

If not, I'm thinking of a place where anyone (maybe with a certain amount of reputation) from each sect can edit and provide very brief information about their particular beliefs. I realize this could ...
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Can we have a font with better italics?

Currently, the site uses the Google font Lusitana for most of the content. This has the disadvantage that there is no native italic, resulting in a faux italic which is — bluntly — ugly. Would it ...
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Proposal: Change our masthead to read: “about CHRISTIANITY”

Compared to other StackExchange sites, Christianity.SE has a very high percentage of closed questions, as pointed out and discussed in this Meta post: Why does this site have such a high percentage of ...
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What tag to use to denote Historical Theology?

I was starting to write a question about the history of a certain theological definition, and when I went to add tags all I could find relating to history was Church-History. Granted they are related, ...
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Isn't it obvious that I need assistance in editing my question? [duplicate]

There are often times when the question page is back-logged with questions on hold or closed. A percentage of the questions just need a simple edit, would be a great questions and still fit in the ...
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Can we have this “no advice allowed” site disclaimer like judaism.stackexachange has?

Take a look at what judaism.stackexchange does. Similar to our site, I bet they were getting inundated with "advice" questions and finally put this disclaimer up there with helpful links. Why don't ...
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Questions that may require updating every few years

This question is concerned with the growth of global Christianity. The only problem that I have with it is that the answers may need to be updated every few years or every few decades, which makes ...
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Should new users be allowed into chat?

It seems like there is a common trend of new users not understanding the format of the site, and asking questions that could be easily addressed in chat. They are unable to do so, however, until they ...
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What does the community suggest be done here and what might be some site improvement suggestions?

Cf. This question: When did “he descended into hell” become part of the Apostles' Creed? Nathaniel's answer and my answer and the commens below each and the my chat with Nathaniel. It appears that ...
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Can we have “Branded” tags?

On SO, we sometimes see "branded" tags: Is there any possibility of doing the same here? Would it even be a good idea? I think these tags are "corporately sponsored" on SO (source?), which probably ...
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Custom post notice for Christianity.SE mods

In a recent discussion, the possibility of adding a custom post notice for use by Christianity.SE mods came up. (For those that don't know a post notice is a special comment that moderators can add ...
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Missing profile features

In general, the C.SE profile page is nice looking than the default one (IMO). However, I've noticed it lacks a couple nice features of the default page. Most notably, the badge tracking gadget. ...
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Should there be a flag option for migrating posts to Hermeneutics.SE? [duplicate]

Just now I was attempting to flag a question for migration to Hermeneutics.SE, but I found no option to do so. After selecting Off-Topic > "This questions belongs on another site in the Stack ...
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Delete Tags: “premillenialism” and “amillenialism” (they're spelled wrong)

Please delete "premillenialism" tag and "amillenialism" tag; they're spelled wrong. I've already created replacement tags; "premillennialism" and "amillennialism" and changed all the questions over ...
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Why is there no auto delete for some “answers”?

I recently reviewed an answer that was apparently caught in the "low quality" filter, but the system stops there for some reason. Here's the complete text of the answer: It is bullshit. That is it....
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Can we delete all answers to a question when it's closed as 'pastoral advice'?

We don't answer pastoral advice questions for good reason. Often a low-rep answerer will squeeze in some really bad advice just before a question is closed. We can undelete answers without any ...
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Can we have an “x many members logged on” box?

Sometimes when I ask a question and no one has even viewed my question, I wonder how many people are actually on here. Can we have an "x many members logged on" box? As an added bonus, this would also ...
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Can questions be listed by number of times viewed?

Is there any way to list questions ordered by the number of views, from most to least? If not, is this something that could be added? I think it would be interesting and useful to see which ...
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Request for a time period before migrating question

Recently my question, Why Greek Septuagint of Genesis 34:3 refer to Dinah as a virgin?, is migrated to Hermeneutic SE. I want to ask for the moderators to reverse it. I'm willing to change my question ...
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It's a Wonderful Life

Though I'm still new to this site, and don't spend any time in chat really getting to know people, I still feel the effects of the loss of @AffableGeek. @LCIII and I joined this site around the same ...
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Is there an option to message a member privately or to contact by email? [duplicate]

Is there a way to contact a member privately, like on Facebook; or to contact by email?
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Is there an option to specify your religious affiliation?

Can we have an optional description on our profile about personal religious affiliation? To specify our religious belief. For example, Lutheran Missouri Synod or Byzantine rite Catholic. People can ...
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Is there an option to specify if you're an ordained clergy?

As a Catholic we do honor clergy in a respectful manner more than fellow brethren with good biblical background. As a former Calvinist I did honor an ordained minister for their in depth understanding ...
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Should we address how to vote in the site tour?

It seems that vote wars have been a problem in the past on this site. I noticed the site tour does not cover how we should vote, and am recommending it be updated to include this information to help ...
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Comment Control and Chat Rooms Request

I hope for functionality modifications to occur to the stack exchange network. Discussions do develop within the comments section. At one time an option was given to me to move the discussion to a ...
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What if you can't find the question that yours is supposedly a duplicate of?

Occasionally, as a fairly new user, I see interesting questions that are flagged as duplicate, but I search and I find no questions that really adequately answer the issue. I really think that if you ...
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Please add a category under “Questions” for “Recommended” questions for that user

I would like to have a category added under "questions" for "recommended" questions for that user. (Next to "newest", "active", etc.) Our volumes are getting up there, and I don't want to have to ...
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How do I give back reputation points awarded for answering a question? [closed]

I was just awarded rep points for answering a question, and I would like to give them back. It is a personal thing in that I do not wish to have any reputation that someone else earned. I only want ...
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Is there a way to draw attention to a new answer?

I added an answer to this question which has been around for a while. It would be surprising if there was not a way to improve this answer if other community members read it and make suggestions. Is ...
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Would it be constructive to allow questions have multiple acceptable answers based on denomination?

Not everyone specifies what denomination or tradition they want an answer from, some even state in their questions that they are open to answers from all denominations. Would it be constructive to ...
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What would be the best way to add an insert scripture reference feature to C.SE?

I notice this question was asked years ago: Add Markdown and/or OneBox support for BibleGateway I also notice that years later there is still no add reference feature. I recognize that there would ...
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Is there an appropriate mechanism to say thank you on this site?

I understand that not cluttering up the questions and answers with "thank yous" and "me toos" is important to ensure clarity and stay on topic. Indeed it is a great feature of this site. Is there an ...
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WHERE can we ask a truth or advice question?

I really don't know if this question belongs on this meta or stack exchange meta or Area 51. Suggestions appreciated. Anyways! I know that we can't handle the truth and we don't give pastoral advice ...
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This Stack Exchange should have an “Insignificant Change” option under Review

Agree or disagree? I recently reviewed something on here, and I noticed that none of the options really fit. But the edit was so insignificant that it seemed to me that it wasn't much of an edit at ...
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Anonymously ask a question

There is certain questions I want to ask but don't want them being linked to me personally. I know nobody knows me personally, but I want to show this sight to some friends and they can link my ...
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What would it take for the site to consider it a must to register a comment for a downvote?

From the understanding that the criteria a user votes +/- on answer is that the answer was useful or not, what would it take to ensure that downvoter leave a comment before their vote is registered? ...
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Tag merge request: history and church-history

We currently have two tags which I thought ought to be merged: history has 288 questions, and the tag wiki says Church history is the chronicle .... church-history has only 68 questions, with a tag ...
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Can we improve the off-topic vote to close options?

When flagging questions with "it should be closed for another reason", you are currently presented with: The description for off-topic refers to "the scope defined in the help center" - fair enough ...
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Can we have uppercase and lowercase tags?

There is this question lately on the Christianity.SE. It asks for "orthodox Christianity". I edited it, so that the question would be more focused toward one specific branch of Christianity - Eastern ...
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I can't tell the difference between an accepted and unaccepted answer

Perhaps I'm just color-blind, but for me it is impossible to tell the difference between the accepted and not accepted checkmarks next to answers to my questions: Even when they are right next to ...
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Can we make it more clear to a (new) user that they are browsing Meta questions?

My initial thoughts on encountering Christianity.SE for the first time were - "wow! this is really cool - I bet I can learn a lot here" & "This is such a great idea that I would really like to ...
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Can we have a close reason for “Truth Questions”?

I know that "Truth Questions" technically fall under the scope of "Primarily Opinion Based" or "Too Broad" and not "Off Topic," but to aide in the training of new visitors, and to reduce the need to ...
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Is Christian Fiction on topic?

Christian Fiction is on the rise. Primarily OT Fiction. NPR did a report on this. Mesu Andrews talks about what is Xtian Fiction her Interview video. Is this something that is going to be ...
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Why is the blog not themed?

The English Language & Usage Community Blog has the lovely EL&U theme. The Christianity Community Blog still has the beta theme. Why? Supplementary question: What happened to the title “...