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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 ...
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Should there be a "20th century Christianity" or "Modern Christianity" tag?

It seems to me a 20th-century-Christianity tag or modern-Christianity tag would be useful to distinguish between questions like this one, which asks about the Jesus Movement and the Pentecostalism ...
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Can we rename the "virgin-mary" tag to the more neutral "mary-mother-of-jesus"?

The virgin-mary tag is used for a lot of questions for which the perpetual virginity of Mary is not relevant. As most protestants reject the perpetual virginity of Mary this is problematic - it would ...
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What is the intended use for the Oneness tag?

A new question was recently posted which makes use of a little-used tag called oneness. I had never seen that tag before, so I was curious about whether or not it was actually appropriate for that ...
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There's a tag called "judgement"

Just a heads up in case anyone is willing and able to change it to its appropriate spelling of "judgment".
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Are [scripture] and [scriptures] the same tag?

There are two tags, scripture and scriptures. Are these the same, and should be merged, or is there a subtle difference between the two?
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Rename "Heretic" tag to "Heresy"

I just asked a question titled "What is the difference between a Heretic and a Schismatic" , and when I was selecting the tags, I noticed that I could use the tags "Heretic" and "Schism". I believe ...
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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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Liturgy of "The" hours

Just noticed that the tag liturgy-of-hours is missing the the, that's kind of confusing, I don't think it's going to mess anyone up necessarily, but it looks weird. Also, could use synonyms with ...
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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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Tag "soul" vs. tag "souls"

In trying to use the tag soul recently, I found that the tag in the system is souls. It seems odd to me to prefer the plural over the singular. I propose converting the tag to the singular soul. We ...
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'history' and 'church-history' tags

There are currently two tags that have the same exact meaning and usage: history and church-history. History has 224 questions and church history has 38. Shouldn't these be merged?
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Should tag 'eschatalogy' be removed or merged / made a tag synonym of 'eschatology'?

I noticed that the main site has tags eschatology and eschatalogy. The second is a misspelled version of first, of course. Should the misspelled version be made a tag synonym of the properly spelled ...
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Can we burn comparative christianity?

I just noticed today that we have a tag: comparative-christianity. This seems like a tag that's just begging for terrible questions. Is there a good reason to have it?
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Since we can rescind close votes, lets use 'em

I don't much care what you call it, (I'm going to call it "faith tradition") but if it's not specified in the question, please VTC the question. This is very important to our success as a site and ...
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Is Protestant too broad? [duplicate]

Protestant means people who reject the authority of the Catholic Church right? So, why might this be too broad a thing to ask about? If it is too broad, aughtnt we nix the tag?
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What should be our tag convention for books of the Bible?

Right now our tags are an absolute hodge-podge. Over the coming weeks I'll be making an effort to help clean up and organize these. Right off the bat I've been thinking about naming schemes a little ...
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Can we (how do we) merge the tags "peter" and "peter-apostle"?

My apologies if there is a better way/place to ask this; I didn't see anything and there seems to be precedent for requesting this on Meta. Shouldn't the tag peter be a synonym for peter-apostle for ...
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What translation are we interested in other than Bible translation?

Or, in other words, is there any difference between translation and bible-translation?
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Tradition v. tradition

So, if you're a Protestant, you probably think this Referring to one of the four historical sources of theology (Scripture, Tradition, Reason, Experience). Relates to questions that ask about ...
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How should we handle numerous tags referring to Eastern Orthodoxy?

I have noticed that the definitions and usage of the eastern-orthodox and orthodox tags are identical. I also noticed that greek-orthodox is a separate tag, yet this is also Eastern Orthodox (it is ...
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What should we do with Jesus?

A recent focus for those of us who want to see this site continue to grow has been on cleaning up our tags. We want to make sure that each tag means something on the questions it's applied to. ...
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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 is our tagging philosophy?

Scanning through our tags questions will turn up many specific concerns about tag usage, but only one general concern: Is it better to have more tags or fewer? Shog9 also wrote an excellent ...
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Is "doctrine" a useless meta-tag?

In editing some old questions and answers today I noticed that the tag doctrine seems to be getting used as a meta tag. Occasionally it is on a question about a specific doctrine, but usually it's ...
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Merge Tags doctrine-and-covenants & doctrines-and-covenants

Can someone with the vote count or a mod merge doctrine-and-covenant and doctrines-and-covenants? Also, should those just get deleted all together? We have two perfectly good doctrine and covenant ...
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One tag per saint?

Some would think it crazy, others pointless, but does anyone actually mind if I retag things like this with st-thomas-more. catholic-saints is probably too narrow and usually overlooks Orthodox, ...
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Should the end-of-the-world tag be a synonym?

We have synonym tags end-times and apocalyse that correctly are synonyms of eschatology. However end-of-the-world doesn't seem to be a synonym. Should it be? Would someone like to make it one?
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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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Help with Tag Synonyms, please!

Can we engage a little more in keeping the tags clean and organized? Right now there are 4 tag synonym requests that have been sitting in the queue for a while now. It's not the biggest deal in the ...
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wrongly tagging

Does the community pay lot of attention to tags? And what happens if a question is wrongly? What does it cost me? If it costs me nothing shouldn't the community take a look at it, because I for ...
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Different tags for book and person?

I recently asked a question tagged with esther because it was about the book of Esther. However, I noticed that there are two separate tags for the person Daniel: daniel and the book of Daniel: book-...
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Should [untagged] die?

I was browsing the tags and noticed several questions tagged with untagged. This tag isn't very useful. Should we kill it and replace it with useful tags? (just wanted to make sure before I went on ...
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One or two Israel tags?

Do we want separate tags for ancient (biblical) Israel and modern Israel? It would seem to me that people are fairly likely to be interested in questions about one but not the other.
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How do we separate the Joseph tag?

I realize that I tagged a question about "Joseph" (in-Genesis) (the one in Genesis) with the same tag as Joseph, the husband-of-mary. How should we disambiguate the two? 2020 Edit, I (moderator Peter,...
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Should I tag with Catholicism when the question is obviously about Catholicism?

Just wondering if this tantum ergo question ought to be tagged with catholicism on account of it's inherent Catholicity. Obviously it doesn't hurt to put the tag on it, but the question isn't about ...
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What's a good tag for priesthood of all believers?

What is a good alternative tag for priesthood of all believers? It exceeds the 25 character limit for tags. Does universal-priesthood work? Do they mean the same?
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Should the "evangelicalism" tag be created to match other denominational tags?

Most denomination tags are in the noun form: methodism protestantism catholocism etc. And then there is evangelical which is an adjective. Shouldn't it be changed to evangelicalism? We would probably ...
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Tag wiki description cropped

The tag wiki "excerpt" for soteriology reads: How salvation is understood across different faiths But the first three words are missing from the description as displayed on the Tags page: