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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Why must questions be about a specific denomination?

This question is about the following rule: "Questions that can be answered from multiple Christian viewpoints are not allowed. They must be edited to ask for one perspective, or to explicitly ...
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Moderator manufactures reason to delete post, and no action taken when reported: What to do?

THIS QUESTION was asked about the fatherhood relationship of God with His son. It was asked openly, inviting answers from anyone. I spent time on my answer, carefully referencing and documenting ...
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What should be done with a dead link with no archive.org snapshot?

I often sift through old questions without answers in order to find interesting material to research and answer them. Sometimes, when this happens, I will find a link that has died. In this case, I ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Censorship on Christianity Stack, what steps should I take?

I asked a question about the Catholic Church participation in genocide and it was closed with very weak reasoning. Does the Catholic church support its participation in genocide? Its not surprising ...
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Is high-level, abstract information about individual moderator actions on C SE confidential?

Is high-level, abstract information about individual moderator actions on C SE confidential? For example, a given moderator has taken moderator actions x times in the last week.
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Inappropriate deletion of answer

When Christians say "the Lord" in everyday speech, do they mean Jesus or the Father? This topic was answered according to the scriptures - this is Christianity after all. The excuse given to ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Why was my answer about Jesus and the early church just deleted?

So, I posted an answer for this question, and it was just deleted: What were Church Father's views on Jews and Judaism? In response to a question about what the theologians of the Early Church ...
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Moderator deleting upvoted answer because it misses (quote) "superfluous information"

Moderator Peter Turner just deleted my answer, with the following comment: Even though it's rather superfluous this question does ask for a Catholic answer. So you could at least address that Note ...
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Is there any plan in place to remedy the dearth of Moderators on this site?

I feel empathy for the moderators who are left after the fiasco perpetrated by upper management that led to the dismissal of some of the best moderators and the resignation in protest of others. This ...
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Always be ready to give a reason for your hope (with citations)

With only 2 mods left (and with all respect to Mason) only one that actively moderates the site. Flag handling might be a bit off. I'm probably going to have to delete more posts and leave less ...
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I am stepping down as moderator

Eight years. All the way from September 2011 to today, I never once imagined that I would be writing this resignation notice. I can hardly believe that I am writing this now. Through the whole ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Removing "P.S" content from answers or the entire answer

If a person answers a question in a more or less legit manner and then goes on to write a blog post three times longer than the original answer. Should we consider that "Not An Answer" entirely until ...
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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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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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Why is putting a question "on hold" preferred over simply correcting the question?

Does the policy of this site encourage killing a question by putting it "on hold" indefinitely, rather than making the simple change requested? I ask this, because in my very short time on this site, ...
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How "does any tradition teach/not teach questions" are handled

I have noticed several questions that deal with whether any Christian group allows or does not allow some practice or belief, and that these questions often go unanswered because it is difficult to ...
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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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Why did a Moderator respond this way after declining my flag? Please help me understand

Please help me understand: Why did a Moderator respond this way after declining my flag? Background and facts Because of my continual perceived unpleasant and negative interactions1 with @Ward, I ...
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The majority of regular posters here are Catholic which creates problems for Prot. posters

Note: NB There are Catholics and Protestants on the site that this doesn't apply to, who do not seem to be doing the below-mentioned, and it may not be a Cath/Prot. issue, because some of the times I ...
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Where did the question concerning YHWH/Elohim being part of the Egyptian/Canaanite pantheon go?

I'm sure that one of these questions was decent among all the guff that was appearing on here yesterday? Did it get deleted? Was it off-topic and if so why?
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What can I do if I think a Moderator is censoring me?

I think a moderator has unfairly deleted some of my comments but left other comments in place - I think this is censorship. What can I do about it? And, in general, what can I do if I think a ...
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Did Adam and Eve have sex with the serpent question

There was a question that said something along the lines of "I heard that the original sin was that Adam and Eve had sex with the serpent. What do y'all think about that?" The question disappeared (...
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Regarding 'concoursis' duplicate

This question What's the name of the process by which the scriptures were written down? is not a duplicate of this question What does it mean that all scripture is God-Breathed? Not hardly. ...
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Legitimate grievance, or am I just being a 'whinger'?

Background: I've been sitting on this issue for a while and finally brought it here to meta. Since it happened I've been considerably less motivated to participate in the site (but perhaps getting ...
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How should we treat well-intentioned questions that may have a small issue?

Preface: This question is inspired by this one. My question: How should we treat well-intentioned questions that may have a small issue? Emphasis: Shouldn't moderators (of all people), leave helpful ...
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On the Egregious Deletion of Poor Questions

As no one liked my other idea, On the Egregious Editing of Poor Questions, I thought I'd formally request another one, using the comments and responses from the previous idea. Right now 66% of the ...
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Are there Christian answers for Jewish / Judaism questions?

For example, I asked a question about what marriage meant in the time of Jesus / Moses / in the bible. Jesus was Jewish and the Old Testament is probably where the answer would be found. However are ...
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Can we have more moderators?

So, I love our current moderators. I voted for as many as I could in the last election, and I respect them all. I think they can get overworked, too, which is why, as a high-rep user, I try to take ...
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Anyone care to share templated comments?

I use the AutoReviewComment user script so that it actually pops up for me in the comment box and allows me to choose what to say to users. I recently shared all of my templated comments for import ...
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How does flagging and moderation work here?

After I flag a post I see, in my flag summary, the word active, meaning that it is awaiting a moderator's attention. But what happens after that is unclear to me. I see the word helpful after a while,...
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Answering a Truth Question you're voting to close

In Why Do people believe in the Bible? [on hold], we have the following: a question that is certainly a Truth Question: "when it's obviously not true?" a question that lacks a "constructive, fair, ...
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What constitutes "promotional content"?

I see that yet another (apparent) unbeliever has received moderation after asking some really tough questions. They weren't necessarily well-worded wrt/ SE format, but they did represent the honest ...
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What is un-hold process?

I see a new user who's got a gem of an idea that just isn't articulated well for a SE-type question. The question goes on hold. My fear is that more often than not, that person is just going to go ...
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"Prominent Theologian" : Best Question Evah!, and/or gross moderator oversight for no VTC?

HYPOTHESIS ONE: GREAT QUESTION Has any prominent theologian ever explained why Jesus let a thief be in charge of the money? is the best question we've seen here in a long time. One objective piece ...
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Where can I find articulation of "purpose" so that an article can have "standing"?

In this comment wax eagle asked me for the purpose behind my question. OK, I guess my question is, what are you hoping to learn from this? Is this a simple attempt to find the article? Or is there ...
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Moderator Election Process questions

Q1: What is expected term of service for a moderator? Q2: If one were at risk of being completely offline the week of July 21, does this hamper one's election chances?
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New user removed?

Someone was asking some good questions, about the possibility of the use of bribery in evangelization, and had evidence about poor rhetoric ("devil-worshippers") being addressed to non-Christians in ...
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Let's thank our pro tempore moderators!

Before the Christianity site was launched, I foresaw a host of issues that the moderator team would face: I am a Christian and I believe a general Christianity Q&A site will be very challenging ...
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Are there checks and balances to ensure that moderators follow site guidelines?

With the site graduated, there will soon be elections for moderators. I'm concerned about this because there seem to be precious few regular site members actively enforcing the site guidelines. On ...
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Difference between the two?

So what's the difference between christianity.stackexchange.com and meta.christianity.stackexchange.com ? There was a reference on another question that got me to wondering.
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But can't I just say one thing?

I am not allowed to share the exact stats, but in general terms the statistics for Christianity.SE show the vast majority of our daily traffic is now from people drifting in as a result of Google ...
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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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What kind of content is acceptable of Christianity SE?

I recently came up on a question that was very offensive to me. It was troll question that asked if a particular song about "banging nails into Jesus" was in fact Christian. It also contained explicit ...
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