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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. This ...
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How should we handle questions asking for opinions on specific authorities/authors/books?

Consider my question on the 'Conversations with God' book series... It's gotten some heat for being potentially "not constructive", or similar criticism. Despite my best efforts to phrase 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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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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The accept answer icon

I noticed the accept check mark icon changed a little while ago. Just an opinion - it looks very similar to the vote up or down button, may be better to make it look different to avoid confusion, ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020 [duplicate]

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Observations from a new user! (Closing questions and welcoming new members to the community)

As a new member of Christianity:Stack Exchange and reading through the RULES, REGULATIONS, META'S, questions, on holds, deleted's, and answers, I find the site to be very imposing and confusing to say ...
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Chatbot suggestion

I suggested this in a comment to Caleb a couple days ago. The idea is, in the style of the various Elisha chatbots, to post questions from other SE sites in the Upper Room. If an active user of ...
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What happens if someone re-asks same question

A week or so ago a user asked this question on the Christianity website. In the comments, a user mentioned it should be migrated to the Mi Yodeya site. Before that happened the OP reasked the question ...
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Should question on Jewish beliefs be closed?

Should this question about Jewish beliefs be closed for the reasons given in this meta post explaining a moderator's reason for closing a question about atheism and this other meta post that explains ...
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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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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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LMGTFY questions abound?

Some questions show a lack of even the most basic prior research; exactly LMGTFY* questions. Who are "Born again" Christians? which is simply asking someone to regurgitate Wikipedia Born ...
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Question closed because it can't be answered by facts, experts?

my last question was closed because of following: We expect answers to generally involve facts, references, or specific expertise; this question will likely solicit opinion, debate, arguments, ...
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What constitutes "consensus on Meta" here?

I recently disagreed with a user over what constitutes an acceptable answer to a particular type of question. The user linked me to a Christianity Meta answer that he claimed represented "consensus ...
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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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How close can two questions be without being duplicates?

Suppose two questions are distinct but elicit similar answers, say: According to the Protestant viewpoint, what is the origin of God? According to the Protestant viewpoint, does God have a creator? ...
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Where is edit history visible?

For those with rating either above or below 2k, is there a place one can see the edits on a post? So far, no see 'um.
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How many people per day view Christianity stack?

Does the stack have data to indicate the number of hits per day on Christianity section?
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Why was this answer deleted?

The OP of https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/28476/christian-non-christian-relationship asked a personal question: "What should I do?". I answered the related generalized form of the ...
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Will you please delete me

I have discovered that this site is not what I had thought it to be, and am therefore asking you to remove as a poster. I had envisioned this as a site to comply with the great commission, and now ...
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Should new users be allowed into chat?

It seems like there is a common trend of new users not understanding the format of the site, and asking questions that could be easily addressed in chat. They are unable to do so, however, until they ...
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To what extent does this Stacks Exchange allow "In what ways was the Bible used to justify...?" type questions?

This is more or less a history-based question than a Christianity-based question, but it is tied to Christian history. I remember reading from a history textbook that there were several reasons to ...
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Possible bug: on hold item missing from the main question list?

I ask because The woman and the heavy bloodguilt [on hold] is not present (though it was edited 15 hours ago at time of writing, so it should be there). However, there are other on hold items present ...
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Should we try to give questions at least one reasonably popular tag?

I noticed recently that the illustrious Affable Geek (RIP) is missing a certain badge, one that seems to describe his work particularly well: Generalist. In fact, no one has it, despite several ...
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Should there be more explanations given in close votes

There were two close votes on question 41667 when I added mine, but there was no explanation given in the comments as to why the close votes were cast. Since a user has to have 250 reputation to see ...
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Should we say we are a 'secular website'?

It's been written pretty frequently on meta, most recently here but many other places, that "we are a secular website". As a longtime user I'm very aware of what that means - that the website does not ...
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Where did the Book of Mormon question go?

There was a question regarding the book of Mormon, and its compatibility with Christian scripture. It vanished, along with the associated answers. Is this common practice? Why did the book of mormon ...
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Should we downvote to disagree with a question?

I posted this question about whether a given main site question should be reopened because there was a debate happening on the main site and I wanted to take it off there and onto meta, which is the ...
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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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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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Are there Christian answers for Jewish / Judaism questions?

For example, I asked a question about what marriage meant in the time of Jesus / Moses / in the bible. Jesus was Jewish and the Old Testament is probably where the answer would be found. However are ...
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To what extent are ethical questions okay for this SE?

I am concerned that this question may be inappropriate to the Stack Exchange, because it asks for Wesleyan ethics, even though it is known that people can reason differently in ethical decision-making....
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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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Why do Christians need ratings to reply to your questions?

Why must a Christian have a high rating to be able to answer a question?
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Is this on topic? [duplicate]

Who symbolizes Christ in J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings"? This is certainly not about Christian doctrines. The works are certainly not theological, though may have religious ...
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"Prominent Theologian" : Best Question Evah!, and/or gross moderator oversight for no VTC?

HYPOTHESIS ONE: GREAT QUESTION Has any prominent theologian ever explained why Jesus let a thief be in charge of the money? is the best question we've seen here in a long time. One objective piece ...
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"Driver's license" for new users?

It is pretty common for a new user to show up asking truth questions ("what should I believe about X"), pastoral questions ("what should I do in situation Y"), trojan horse questions ("how do ...
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Questions with hypothetical examples

See instead: What exactly is a pastoral advice question? This question should be put on hold until that question is resolved. Since we talked about pastoral advice questions recently, the label is ...
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This site is too frustrating for a Bible enthusiast- I quit before I bother

I didn't realize that I had signed up for your site until I recently got an email. I had apparently answered a question that 'no longer fit your site parameters'. When I checked into your site, all ...
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Where can a Moderator Candidate post an extended statement?

Where's the best place? I may start typing one here as an answer, then move it to a better place when I get a better answer. Thanks,
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What is the best way to address inaccurate comments or invalid reasons therein?

Ward was kind enough to respond to my inquiry on a negative downvote on this post. I admire, as before, his forthrightness, and I will be the first to say that I appreciate feedback to a post because ...
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What is Christianity.SE?

This is an attempt to clarify what Christianity.SE is, as if it were to be a potential rewrite to the FAQ. It is NOT an approved FAQ. In fact, I may be [probably am?] wrong. I'm just trying to throw ...
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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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Are questions asking for verse searches salvageable or off-topic?

We get lots of questions recently that all have been closed, maybe we can salvage some. This one in particular asks for scriptures that "support either side". So I assume this could be answered by ...
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Revisiting "No biblical basis" answers

It has been suggested to me that consensus has been reached here that when a question asks for the "Biblical basis" of something without asking for a particular denomination's view, any answers ...
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Non-opinion based questions that are confrontational

This question has a lot of problems and I would like to ask a question about one of them: https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/25015/why-do-evolutionists-label-creationists-as-stupid I ...
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Are all the mods trinitarians?

There seems to be persistent pro-trinitarian bias on Christianity SE. Are there any non-trinitarian mods on C SE?
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Can something be done to these illegible info in the graduated version of the site?

I noticed that on the first page of the main site, the time and the reputation scores next to the user names are displayed in grey color making them a bit illegible. Here is a screenshot ...
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Did FMS leave on his own or get kicked out?

FMS a longtime user of CSE is now only a user #. There were some head butting issues with flimzy. Did FMS gather up his toys and go home or did the mods give him the heave ho?

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