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Questions tagged [scope]

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Must answers comply with the tags associated to the question? and other questions

Questions Must answers comply with the tags associated to the question? What should I do if the answer is vaguely related to the question, or answers the question, but in a different context then the ...
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What are the rules (if any) concerning answering questions which are wider than the actual title of the question?

I had an answer of mine deleted from this question on the Christianity channel. However in the body of the question the asker said he was looking for Calvinist/Evangelical answers. I commented in my ...
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Is Christianity Stack exchange an appropriate place to ask about Judaism and Christianity commonalities?

If I understand correctly about the answer to my previous question (Daniel's timeline - Hebraic calendar differences), that is amazing. The leap years of Torahcalendar 13th month additions are merely ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are close-vote scope standards significantly different now than they used to be?

I've noticed some questions being quickly closed as opinion-based or too broad, even though there is a precedent for the success of such questions. These closures seem to be mostly recent, and ...
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Who are “Church fathers”?

I've seen a number of questions recently edited, by well-meaning people, to ask "What did Church Fathers say about...?" We also have some older questions along the same vein. Is this meaningful? It ...
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(How) can we welcome more questions about pastoral care practices?

From the outset, let's be clear that I'm not talking about pastoral advice questions. What I am referring to can be found in the question What expertise are we lacking? Mike's answer states: I ...
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What forms of question scoping should be considered when applying and evaluating “Not An Answer” flags?

Related: When should the community flag an answer as “not an answer?” I'm admittedly a bit confused on when "Not An Answer" (NAA) flags should be applied, so I hope you'll bear with me on another ...
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Is scoping in the body of a question sufficient, or must it be in the title?

Previously on Meta the issue of scoping with tags has been addressed. Here, I am wondering if scoping must be done in the title, or if scoping can be legitimately done in the body as well. I have ...
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Is tagging sufficient to scope a question?

Time and time again I see questions that are phrased as Truth questions... The title asks "Is X true", the body asks "is X true", but the tags specify a denomination.. Catholicism, LDS, etc. In my ...
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Is it appropriate to post your personal fringe beliefs just because you give them a name?

Certain persons have taken to posting their own unique and fringe beliefs and interpretations, and have come up with a label for them in order to present them as if they weren't personal theories. ...
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What to do when it is not clear which denomination to ask?

The question Is theodicy considered an open problem or a solved one, according to catholicism? was originally formulated without the denomination restriction. The reason behind it is that I don't know ...
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Why should this question stay open?

Should biblical laws apply to non-Christians? This question points out two opposing Christian views and asks which is correct. It's either opinion based or a truth question. I flagged it but my flag ...
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How is scope defined?

Recently I have had a few questions either down voted or deleted based on being "out of scope" After a brief discussion with an administrator, he suggested to make suggestions to the author of the ...
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What Christian Denomination defines the bible as its source of doctrine?

What Christian denomination defines the bible as its source of doctrine? "This is not a denominational question because this is not defined as included in anyone's doctrine as a meaning." We don't ...
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The value of questions without a denomination/tradition

This site has many good questions that aren't scope to a particular denomination or tradition. Here are some I found tagged with biblical-basis: What is the Biblical basis for withholding communion ...
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Re-assessing “biblical-basis”

I find the biblical-basis tag problematic. The tag wiki points to this question and its answer by David Stratton. The discussion was some time ago, and the culture of our site has changed ...
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Are exploratory questions (i.e. ones that develop new theology) off topic?

Since the very early days of this site, I have been fairly outspoken in my opinion that this is not (and should be made to be) an appropriate replacement for churches in researching, formulating and ...
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Types of questions that are within community guidelines

I find that there are at least six types of questions that the community on Christianity.StackExchange has decided are on-topic and within site guidelines. These question types, if the few rules that ...
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What should we do with “church shopping” questions?

We've just recently had a new question format show up (example) that goes roughly like this: I believe X, Y and Z. I do not believe M, N, and O. I am looking for a church that fits my beliefs and/...
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What expertise are we lacking?

I was curious about the community's opinions on the areas of knowledge where we are currently lacking. It seems to me that many questions are getting decent answers, and there are certain topics where ...
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Is “biblical-basis” a de-facto denomination designation?

We've had an appeal to tag your questions with the denomination you're asking about and I have complained several times about the biblical-basis tag. But it occurred to me that this tag might be an ...
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What Christianity.StackExchange is (and more importantly, what it isn't)

Once again, we're seeing an influx of new talent, which is GREAT! A growing community means more people, sharing new perspectives, or perhaps bringing a clearer explanation of an already described ...
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What is “mainstream Christianity”?

This is an attempt at discussing what manifestations of Christianity are the subject of study for this site. I'm throwing stuff out for discussion. I also realize that may / will probably conflict ...
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(non pastoral) advice questions

The set of guidelines proposed in the refocussing exercise are great in their clarity, and in excluding some of the kinds of questions and answers we don't want to see. But there are some questions ...
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The Biblical Hermeneutics SE site is live in public beta

http://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com I thought the community here would be interested. It will be interesting to see how that proposal and this one co-exist. Here are some relevant questions on ...
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Is this too broad to be constructive?

This question was recently asked and there is some difference of opinion among the moderators as to whether the question is a good fit for SE and what's to be done about it. Here it is: How do ...
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What good is logic for a topic centered around faith?

I've been reading the questions here. Most of them are very rationally phrased with logic, like the way engineers think. The answers are also very rational, following causation and deduction. However,...
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On what point have not barrels of ink been poured out? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do we reconcile the guidance in the global FAQ with the site’s purpose? Insofar as it is to pertain to Christianity, I think the standard wording of the SE FAQ is ...
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How can we get better expert-level questions? Or, StackExchange vs Yahoo! Answers

From my private beta invitation: If you ask high quality, expert-level questions, you'll build a site that attracts the experts and pros who will make it really successful. But if you ask ...