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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Questions about books/resources

I've noticed a type of question where closure and reception practices are inconsistent, namely questions about books/resources (including audiovisual and online resources). I'm aware there are ...
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Are we allowed multiple votes in the election

How many votes are we afforded in the moderator election?
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Would it still be a "truth question" when many different denominations arrive at the same conclusion?

Would it still be a "truth question" when many different denominations arrive at the same conclusion? Is it safe to conclude something as a "generic Christian opinion", or should I always explicitly ...
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Are we now allowing "shopping questions"?

Are we now allowing "shopping questions"? I'm just checking because I didn't see a single vote to close on Looking for red letter bible in database format Generally, on StackExchange sites "Shopping ...
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Christianity self-evaluation: let's get critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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What should be done with a question based on a false premise? [duplicate]

So, this question: Is it moral or immoral for Satan to punish souls for immoral acts? is predicated on completely false premise. The assumption is that Satan is in charge of Hell - an assumption ...
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Is a question that can be found on google allowed?

From my friend @BeatMe in chat asked "So a question that is easily googleable (top 5 links for the exact question give a huge selection of answers) shouldn't be answered?" Right after commenting on ...
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Closing questions and welcoming new members to the community

I've noticed that oftentimes the questions that are closed are asked by members with few reputation points, many of whom have only recently created their accounts, and are posting their first C.SE ...
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What should we do about non-Christian questions or answers?

The prime example is this question: Reasons Why Must There Be A God. There is certainly a good (enough) core to this question, but as it's currently written, it's not that great. Sure, it (currently) ...
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How can we stop the comments from being an area for arguments?

The comments section has recently become an area where disagreements are voiced and the exchanges have detracted from the answers to the posters questions and often go far astray from the context of ...
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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’s wrong with my question?

This is about my question, How, according to the Catholic Church, can God order genocide even though the Church has declared such a situation impossible? May I know why was this question downvoted? I ...
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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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Are scripture only answers to Catholic Scripture questions not answers?

If there's a question about Scripture, asking for a Catholic answer, do answers which only cite scripture qualify as not-an-answer? Case in point: Why did Jesus only appear in short apparitions to ...
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Should this question have been closed as a pastoral advice question?

Pam's question about my edit to this question made me stop and think about why I felt it was appropriate to edit that question for reopening, when I certainly didn't think that was true of pastoral ...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except for any that have a note from ...
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Is this a place to ask hypotheticals?

Is this a good place to discuss hypothetical situations that may or may not happen in the future, or do folks prefer to talking about historical things? For instance: What would happen if we found a ...
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Are questions of denominational politics on topic for this site?

Two amazingly good questions have been raised about the future of the Anglican Communion: What are the arguments for and against the Anglican Covenant? What process will be followed for the Anglican ...
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What happened to User14 and others

On this question Is it possible to be a Christian by birth? I see that User14 is greyed out. I have seen another users greyed out like that on one of my questions. Were they deleted/banned? If yes, ...
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Is it okay to ask about obscure, seemingly trivial Christian practices?

Is it okay to ask about obscure, seemingly trivial Christian practices? Or would it be just too laughable and silly to be taken seriously? Example #1: Should the Catholic rosary be prayed in a ...
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What do you think of this potential FAQ rewrite?

Per Caleb's suggestion, I've broken my answer up. The main (and much shortened!) potential FAQ is here: What is Christianity.SE? In there, I've linked two questions that I think are really important,...
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Reopen suggestions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam worship the same God?

I removed some of the "babble" in the top of the question. What could I change to make this question acceptable? https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/8851/christianity-judaism-and-islam-...
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When the 'wrong' answer is accepted

I'm using this question as an example but it applies to others. The currently accepted answer to this question is a statement if a tiny minority viewpoint, one that I doubt is accepted by more than 2-...
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Tag synonym: bible-interpretation -> exegesis

The bible-interpretation tag continues to get used a lot. I retag it to exegesis when I see it, but I think it should be made a formal synonym. Note that exegesis already has the synonyms of ...
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Removing Community Wiki status

I was unaware that making too many edits to your own answer will cause it to go into community wiki mode. I wrote a rather long answer that took a lot of time and research, and over the course of its ...
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How can we fix this question on Sola Scriptura?

What is the basis for Sola Scriptura? This question is in disarray. The title appears to be asking about Sola Scriptura but is really asking about personal interpretation of the Bible. The answers ...
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Should we have a tag for "good" or extend the "evil" tag to "good-and-evil"? (or have all three?)

On one or more of my recent questions I would've use a tag like "good" but it doesn't exist. There is a tag evil however. Now that I have enough rep to create good I wonder if that's the best move or ...
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What should we put into the FAQ?

We (the moderators) plan on adding the decisions and such of particular meta questions into the FAQ. However, we wanted some community input, so we are asking this: What do you want to see ...
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Stating there's still room for a better answer

A lot of questions asked here are such that even if a good answer is found, it probably can still be enhanced. On occasion, it makes sense to accept the best answer, but still it's quite probable ...
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How do I propose artwork for this site, once it gets gradu-mated?

So, I really want to suggest that we incoroprate P52 - the oldest extant fragment of the New Testament we have: It would convey the "People of the Book" and the scholarly thing we're going for. So,...
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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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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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Close votes were removed by deleting duplicate question

This question had at least two close votes when last I viewed it. Now it has none. It appears this is the result of FMS deleting the "possible duplicate" question here. A sneaky move on his part! ...
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Is it good to present multiple POVs in a single answer?

It seems the community considers it unreasonable to ask for multiple POVs (POV means point of view). What does the community say about answering with multiple POVs? I personally see many benefits and ...
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What should we do about answers that include significant portions of other answers?

This doesn't seem to come up often, but it did happen recently, so I figured this would be a good time to bring it up. On the one hand, we want answers to be inclusive, complete, and (usually) not ...
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What makes a comment obsolete?

This question is difference than Guidelines on flagging obsolete comments. In this question I want to know what exactly makes a comment obsolete. I was looking through my flag history and noticed ...
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Unupvote then downvote plus downvote on another question?

This question was unupvoted and downvoted within the same hour. It has not been edited in over 60 days. I think this is weird because I thought that your vote was locked in after a day or two unless ...
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Number of bronze badges partially visible [duplicate]

This might be a minor bug but I think it counts. The "8" of 178 bronze badges is half visible. Snapshot from this question. System: 1920x1080(1080p), Firefox v25.0.1 and likewise for 26.0.
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What happens if your academic sources seem as though they tackle a "truth-seeking" question?

I want to use the following source for a question. Liu, Q. (2007). ON A PARADOX OF CHRISTIAN LOVE. Journal Of Religious Ethics, 35(4), 681-694. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9795.2007.00326.x The author ...
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Bad Moderation based on personal beliefs leads me to leave

This SE site has a problem that I have not seen on other SE sites. I love this site, and love answering the questions that people ask. Unfortunately, it's gotten to the point where it's just a waste ...
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Should deletion be used less?

There is currently a discussion about whether to adopt guidelines to discourage certain problematic posts (be they questions or answers). Anyone having enough rep for meta can participate in that ...
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Is it possible to cite facts for all questions relating to Christianity?

Should we allow broad questions as long as it's clarified that it belongs to a particular Christian denomination even if there are no citations? For example, it's difficult to cite Jehovah's Witness ...
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Should Eschewmenical be seeking non-Christian entries?

Peter Turner's original vision for Eschewmenical was a place where the diversity of Christian opinion would be sought and aired. While remaining professional and cordial at all times, we would eschew ...
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Are "overview" questions okay? [duplicate]

Are overview questions off topic as not a good fit for StackOverflow / StackExchange? Dialog here
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Are chrestomathy style requests acceptable?

I was thinking about a class of real questions that are really answerable here, in the overview style and that's something like what is asked for on http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Rosetta_Code. This ...
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Poorly-worded Question. I Answer. Question Vastly Improved. Whither my Answer?

Twice now, I've made an Answer to a question that IMO was very poorly worded. Then (good thing) the Questioner improves the Question. But (bad thing) my response to the original poor wording continues ...
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How should we consider Catholic academic journals?

Mainly, how broad are Catholic academic journals? Do they ever deviate from the Vatican's opinion? If someone asks for a Catholic opinion, does that mean the typical Catholic layperson's opinion (may ...
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We tried hard, so where did we go wrong?

I'm referring to this question: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/29843/were-a-lot-of-christians-in-the-past-not-christians-at-all A determined effort was made to steer this question ...
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When should a community wiki posts be removed?

When should a community wiki posts be removed? There seems to be an individual that is making a certain number of community wiki posts (answers). However, I am not sure these posts merit that status. ...

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