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Questions tagged [tags]

the question is about a question's tags, or a specific tag. To propose tag merger or synonyms, see [tag-synonyms].

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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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Is there a good reason infant baptism shouldn't have its own tag?

Questions on infant baptism currently need to be tagged with two tags: infants and baptism. This goes against the general principle that distinct topics should have their own tags, and not be inferred ...
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Putting the Christ back in [tag:lds], or should we rename [tag:lds]?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints recently released a revised style guide, in which is discourages the use of the abbreviation "lds". Perhaps we should rename the tag lds to accommodate ...
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What kinds of questions should have the [canon-law] tag?

Recently I noticed, while reviewing suggested edits, that there is a bit of disagreement on how to use the tag canon-law. It currently has a number of different types of questions in it. Some are ...
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Should we have an “apologetics-study” tag?

We have but one apologetics tag. This tag is currently being reviewed to clarify its use and intent. The purpose of this qustion (which is related), is to ascertain whether we need a second tag (...
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How to improve the “Apologetics” tag wiki

This recent question gives us an opportunity to improve and clarify the apologetics tag wiki. For convenience, here is the current tag description: Defenses of religious positions using reason. ...
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Why to add tags to the title?

I have found the title of several of my questions edited, adding the "(Catholic perspective)" clause. Yet, when appropriate, I always add the catholicism tag to them. I find the change of the title ...
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Tag synonym request: identity-christianity and christian-identity-movement

This is a request to make the identity-christianity and christian-identity-movement tags synonyms. The identity-christianity tag has been around longer and has more questions attached to it. The ...
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Future of the tag “singleness”

From the writing of this post... 16 hours ago a question basically asking why am I still unmarried was asked. It created the tag "singleness." 14 hours ago curiousdannii added the "singleness" tag ...
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Should we burn the tag “of”?

I've been wandering through the tags, offering a wiki improvement here and there, when I came across the tag of. The tag was originally used for this question where the individual tags gospel, mark, ...
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What about a denomination-survey tag?

The majority of questions with the denomination tag ask which denominations believe or practice X. There are some however which consider denominations as a category. Here are a couple of examples: ...
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Can these tags be created?

Several tag suggestions: demonology 2-john 3-john haggai baruch
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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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Biblical definition questions- on topic or opinion based?

Fredsbend's older question "What is the Lake of Fire?" is no longer a good fit for the site. I was thinking to myself, how could truth questions like this be edited to narrow the scope and provide ...
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Tag request for academics and scholars

When questions request answers with Christian scholars and academics as the context from which they should be answered: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/55316/what-does-james-117-mean-...
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How extra-bibilical is the extra-biblical tag?

In my opinion extra-biblical is different than apocrypha, but it's not the same as every-other-book, like books written about Mohamed in 700 AD. What defines a book as extra-biblical for the purposes ...
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Does Trinitarian seem too broad to you?

I may be a dopey dumb Catholic, but if I had to say something about "most Christians" it's that they're Trinitarians. I realize that there are non-Trinitarian Christians out there. But how on earth ...
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Request to merge [tongues] and [speaking-in-tongues]

We currently have two tags, tongues (14 questions) and speaking-in-tongues (7 questions), which both describe glossolalia. Would it be possible to have these merged? My personal preference would be ...
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What's the difference between “morality” and “good-and-evil”?

We have two rather popular tags, morality and good-and-evil, that I'm having trouble distinguishing. The tag wikis don't provide much guidance, except perhaps to say that good-and-evil can be used to ...
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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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Rename the biblical-basis tag to scriptural-basis

The biblical-basis tag should be renamed to scriptural-basis just to make it explicit that it is the appropriate tag to use to ask for the basis of LDS beliefs. We should treat them as synonyms ...
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Can somebody add the “sacramentals” tag?

I wanted to ask several questions about [not limited to Catholic] sacramentals, such as chalices, religious icons, ciborium, etc. Can we add it? Thanks!
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Should [lucifer] really be a synonym of [satan]?

I realize that in popular culture, Satan, Lucifer, and The Devil are synonyms, but on a more theological level, they have distinct meanings, which may overlap to varying degrees, and in some belief ...
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What's the practical difference between the “early church” and “church fathers” tags?

We have two tags, early-church and church-fathers, that seem to be extremely related. It seems to me that in most cases, they are practically interchangeable. About 25% of the questions in each one ...
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Does the tag “acts” refer to the book of Acts?

On a recent question I asked about a scripture in Acts I had trouble coming up with appropriate tags. Another user edited the question and added tags, including acts (lowercase first letter). Does the ...
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Suggestion for a minor change to the marriage tag excerpt

Update This proposal was suggested and approved. Revision 10 of the excerpt Revision 9 of the wiki Original Post A while ago, I endeavored to clarify the use of the marriage tag and its related ...
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Defining tags help

I have ~900 reputation and I am trying to define the tag "niv" by going to this page but all I see under the big paragraph are the options "edit pending", "history", and "excerpt history" Do I have ...
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What tag should be used for questions related to non-christians?

Right now we have unbelievers, unsaved, and non-christian. None of them have very many questions, but I still hesitate to eliminate two of them without a bit of discussion. Here are the kinds of ...
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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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Should questions use both tags when one is a subset of the other?

Examples: All premillennialism questions are questions about eschatology. Should such questions have the eschatology tag? All bible-translation questions are also translation questions. Should such ...
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Defining the scope of the “judgement” tag

Despite its frequent use, the judgment is currently without a tag-wiki description. It is also a rather ambiguous term and has been used on several different kinds of questions, including: God's ...
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Tagging: Matthew/Mark/Luke/John

Nathaniel's question has got me in a tag maintenance mood. :) One thing I noticed is that the tags for the gospel writers are inconsistent. We current have: matthew (unlabeled, but presumably for ...
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Can we merge the “government” and “civil authority” tags?

I'm not familiar with all the tags or tagging conventions, but it seems to me that the government and civil-authority tags have a lot of overlap and ought to be combined, especially since posts like ...
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Should we have a “hagiology” tag?

I learned a new word today: hagiology. It means: hagiology [hag-ee-ol-uh-jee, hey-jee-] noun the branch of literature dealing with the lives and legends of the saints. a biography or ...
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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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Bible interpretation and hermeneutical approaches

I have suggested on Meta previously that bible-interpretation should be a synonym of exegesis. The problem was that not everything with the first tag should have the second instead. But from looking ...
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Should these question have a truth tag?

The truth tag was recently removed by me and another user. For the most part, it was used on Truth questions and the tag's existence seems to imply that Truth questions are allowed. However, in doing ...
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Why is there a truth tag?

Related: We can't handle the truth The site tour specifically states, "Do not ask about truth questions..." Why is there a truth tag if truth questions are discouraged?
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Why does the verse-identification tag still exist?

We're pretty settled on removing it, I think. So how do we go about doing that?
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Where's the boundary line with the “verse-identification” tag?

So there's this question: Is there a verse about "big" and "small" lies being the same in God's kingdom?. So far the question seems to be relatively safe. There is 1 VTC and 3 ...
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Christian Identity - what about the racists?

So there is a christian-identity tag, which appears to be used to tag questions about what identifies people as Christians, but I've recently discovered the Christian Identity Movement, where "...
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Splitting up the Corinthians tag

Unlike most books of the Bible, the two Corinthians epistles share a tag: corinthians. What do you think about splitting it up into 1-corinthians and 2-corinthians?
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Proposal for tagging questions that concern marriage, both traditional and non-traditional forms

UPDATE: I've since made most of the changes laid out in this tag proposal. This included the creation of the same-sex-marriage tag, the editing of its excerpt, the removal of gay-marraige, and the ...
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The Marriage Tag

The marriage tag currently reads: a lifelong covenant between man and woman Use this tag to ask questions about Christian attitudes and doctrines regarding marriage I think this is inaccurate....
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Tag Wiki - use of wikipedia appropriate?

Wikipedia's become fairly ubiquitous, but I'm wondering if it's appropriate for the Wiki here --- here's what I'm trying to say: A moderator just added a few tags which I find very helpful. So I ...
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Why is there no 'esoteric' tag?

EDIT: I'm probably going to ask that this be deleted as it's moot now... Mumbo-jumbo and bizarre opinions immediately aside - There is such a wealth of knowledge from these often deeply Christian ...
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What does the Bible say? Questions

What does the Bible say about Capital Punishment? Prompted from that question, would it be appropriate to tag these kinds of questions with biblical-basis? Or perhaps reference-request? Or would ...
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A tag for the Christian relationship to the OT

There are a number of questions about how Christians should relate to the OT. It might be how to interpret/use the laws, it might be about the usefulness of the OT in general, it might be about ...
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What is the 'reformed-theology' tag about?

I saw this question was tagged as reformed-theology and though "Gee, that has nothing to do with Calvinism, let me remove that tag."* But then I saw the wiki tag: The body of teaching which arose ...
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Guidelines for retagging

Now that I've reached 2k rep, I'd like to help by doing some retagging. There are a number of big tags that get frequently misused, such as bible and jesus. Just because a question is about ...