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Add Markdown and/or OneBox support for BibleGateway

I think it's a fair given that we'll be linking to scripture sources a lot here, both in Q&A and in chat discussions. BibleGateway is perhaps the most popular website for these references. It ...
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Visually distinguish Bible quotes from other quotes

This feature request on MSO: Alternate (visually distinguishable) blockquote style I'd like to see Bible quotes have a style of their own. They're very centric to the site, but we have a lot of other ...
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Proposed capitalisation fix

When you ask a question on main, you are greeted with the words What's your christianity question? be specific. I'd say that both Christianity and be should have initial capital letters.
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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 any corporate sponsorship allowable on this site?

PROPOSAL: Ask Logos Bible Software to sponsor regular contests in order to drum up support See if Logos Bible Software would like to incorporate our questions and answers into their passage guide ...
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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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Is it possible to have our most related sites in the footer?

This is probably most importantly answered by @Jin, but in looking at the site design, I find it difficult for users to find our most closely related sites. Hermeneutics is a very, very close site, ...
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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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How to deal with spam attacks on this site?

Is it possible to do something about spam attacks and hateful questions repeatedly being posted on christianity.stackexchange? For the past couple of days, it seems some users (or is it the same user?)...
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Add a new close reason

This question got closed as "off-topic" recently. The reason it was closed is because it's a question asking for pastoral advice, and if not that it's probably a duplicate. In any case, if we're going ...
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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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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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Should we have an accept rate here?

Over on Programmers, accept rate doesn't show up on your card when you ask a question. I wonder if we shouldn't adopt the same model here, since a lot of questions are going to bring very different ...
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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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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 Tag Creation: Nestorianism, Chalcedonian, Monophysitism, Miaphysitism

I wish to request the creation of the following tags in whichever grammatical case is best: Nestorianism, Chalcedonian, Monophysitism, Miaphysitism. Edit: On this question: Is it Proper to State that ...
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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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Where is the Eschewmenical blog?

Question says it all, really. I would like to read/revisit the blog. How do I find it? When there is a new post, it appears in the Community Bulletin panel on the right. Nothing there at the moment. ...
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What should I do with the 6-character minimum for edits?

I know quite a few posts with small mistakes involving less than 6 characters, but I can't correct them without some more changes in the post, because that "at least 6 characters changed" limit. What ...
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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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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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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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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 “...
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Delete a flag or un-flag before a moderator reviews it

Every so often, I flag a question or answer for moderator attention, and then want to take it back. Perhaps someone edited the question into a better one, or I've personally edited, or maybe I just ...
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Auto-linking of Bible verses

I undertand the technical design of this network well and I am developer by background, so I think I know why this is a no-go, but I wanted to suggest something that I think would be greatly helpful. ...
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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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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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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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Possible to adjust color of font for front page questions?

When I load the front page of C.SE, the questions that have been read are in one shade of blue, and any questions that haven't are in another, similar shade of blue. Depending on the lighting and the ...
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How many users on christianity.stackexchange.com?

Is it possible to know the number of total users of christianity.stackexchange.com? I went around the site but couldn't see it. In case there isn't: which are the reasons of this choice?
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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 have an easy shorthand to reference SE blog posts?

I find myself linking often to a specific SE blog post. This one is fairly commonly linked as a close reason and for a number of other reasons. Is there a way we can get an easy shorthand to link to ...
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Can we change the “recommend for deletion” options? Would that be helpful?

I find that typically the recommend for deletion options are not usually the reasons why I would delete a post. Here are reasons I would use more often because I see these problems more often: The ...
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Sabbath-Keeping as Related to SE Sites and the Enthusiast and Fanatic Badges

I don't know if this is the right meta for this discussion or not, but as it might relate to some other folks with strong Sabbath-keeping beliefs, I thought I'd start it here. I just obtained the ...
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Thinking about a community wiki for denominational distinctives

I'm considering asking a series of question that would be a little bit of reference for this site, and might eventually help draw users from search engines. The idea would be to ask the following ...
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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 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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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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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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Is it problematic that one can accept their own answer to their own question?

It is odd to me that one can accept their own answer to their own question. I am not questioning the practice that one ought to be able to answer their own question, but it seems that as soon as ...
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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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Allow the [gospel] tag

Currently the gospel is refused because it is already covered by gospels. But the two, while very related, are not the same. gospels covers the four accounts of the life of Christ. gospel refers to ...
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How much am I 'trusted'?

I gained a privilege to create tags which led me to a page where I saw a link: user trust (which I cannot access anymore). It caught my attention and I wondered why it isn't a tab in my profile, ...
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The accept answer icon

I noticed the accept check mark icon changed a little while ago. Just an opinion - it looks very similar to the vote up or down button, may be better to make it look different to avoid confusion, ...
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Are there any ChristianitySE community statistics?

My question is mainly devoted to know the composition of the ChristinaitySE community. My question is two-fold: If there are any statistics out there, I would like to know where to find them. If ...
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Is the scope of SE Christianity too narrow?

The FAQ of SE Christianity states that one should ask questions about - "Understanding the Bible from the perspective of a specific viewpoint." FAQ of SE Hermeneutics - "Interpretation of a ...
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Automatically delete downvoted annotated posts after a period of time

The moderators here make frequent use of the post annotations. We add things like "citation needed" "insufficient explanation" or other post notices to suggest to both the community and to the author ...
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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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Is there any appropriate way to share humorous sermons?

I was just reading the following from Spurgeon's The Sympathy of the Two Worlds (minor paragraph splitting to simply reading) But I want you just to read the text again, while I dwell upon another ...