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Which "no-tradition-specified" exegesis questions should be closed?

This site has dozens of open exegesis questions that ask for interpretations of biblical texts but that do not specify a tradition. Of these, many have lain dormant for years and have not recently ...
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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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'Off topic' - are you guys serious?

I know a few of you VTCed (maybe for different reasons than that listed?), but I really don't understand the 'off topic' designation for this question: If we want to know what the Bible says about an ...
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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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Why should this question be closed?

Since this needs only one more vote I may as well call attention to it so someone can finish killing it - According to the Catholic Church, does Jesus condemn those who don't believe? As the ...
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Do we need more reviewers?

I was not logged in for some reason (maybe the cookie expired or something) when I click my bookmark to the C.SE review queue. This is what I saw: This is all the review tasks that are available for ...
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Should I close questions that are open ended?

I've recently gained the ability to vote to close questions. There are some cases which I think are quite easy to vote to close (e.g. when it's a duplicate of another question). However I've come ...
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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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Relooking at this question with 20-20 hindsight, I think that the VTC was incorrect - what say you all?

The question under consideration: Isn't Jesus's suffering over magnified by the Catholic Church? body as per: It seems too me that the suffering of Jesus is over magnified. I mean so many people ...
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Are some users too quick to close?

This question is of personal interest to me, since I am only a few points away from gaining open/close vote privileges myself. I notice that many questions are put on hold or closed while their vote ...
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Is the Names of God question really "too broad"?

What are the different names of God in the Bible and what do they mean? At first glance this looks like a huge question, but take a look at the accepted (and most upvoted) answer! It provides the ...
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Is there a way to tell how a previously closed question was reopened?

I came across this question: Did God create man to replace the fallen Angels? I quickly went to vote to close only to find that I already had some time ago. I can see two possibilities: The close ...
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Is this a quality question?

Do Calvinists rejoice in the destruction of sinners? The question quotes one Calvinist, and then uses that quote to extrapolate behavior for the entire faith. I think this is a rant disguised as a ...
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Can a vote to close be overridden?

I voted to close a question and when I later came back to view the site again I noticed that my vote did not appear on the screen. When I attempted to vote a second time the screen told me that I had ...
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And this question was closed because....?

I don't understand how this question falls outside the scope of Christianity.SE: How do Jehovah Witnesses explain differences between NWT and Hebrew/Latin/Greek in Zechariah 12:10 and Acts 20:28? ...
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Closing "In what sense do Presbyterians consider Christ's sacrifice “perfect”?"

In what sense do Presbyterians consider Christ's sacrifice “perfect”? I do not think this question should have been reopened. It is still far too muddled. The main question, with the two options, is ...
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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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This question has no direct relationship to Christianity

According to theistic evolutionists, at what point did humans evolve enough to be considered special to God? This is a philosophical question. It could be applied to any religion, not just ...
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