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What do I need to know about Christian denominations in order to ask an on-topic question at Christianity.SE?

Short answer: it depends. In particular, the traditions/denominations that are helpful to know about depend on the topic of your question. As in most cases, Wikipedia is a great place to start. ...
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Why do questions that the Bible has answers for keep being put on hold?

In short, because people disagree about what the Bible says. So rather than asking "What does the Bible say?" we ask "What does the Catholic church think the Bible says about this topic?" or "How do ...
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Why do questions that the Bible has answers for keep being put on hold?

It's because this isn't a site about "what does the Bible say?" but rather about "what do Christians believe?" That may seem like an insignificant difference, but when you consider the literally ...
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How not to have your ignorance mistaken for disrespect?

I wouldn't try too hard. If someone gives you a hard time in a comment, flag it and we moderators will deal with it. Because this is a website for learning about Christianity, we expect a civil ...
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Allow users to ask many questions in one question text

This site is a bit different from others, and has a different focus than general reference sites, like Wikipedia, and discussion sites, like Reddit and other forums. Instead, we are a Q&A site, ...
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Why can't I ask questions?

Out of ten questions you've asked, seven of them are deleted and all of them had negative scores except one. Stack Exchange's algorithm for deciding to question-ban someone includes those deleted ...
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How do I ask a question about Jesus' resemblance to Joseph?

Your most recent attempt was very close; it actually got six reopen votes, but they were too spread out to actually reopen the question. If it had been originally asked in its current form, then it ...
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Biblical definition questions- on topic or opinion based?

To answer your titular question in an unsatisfying way – it depends. For a slightly more satisfying answer, let's look at three examples of "biblical definition" questions: What is a "talent" of ...
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One bad question about Christianity or Bible should be punished with a question ban?

You have experienced suspensions and question bans on multiple SE sites. I've seen poor quality questions from you here, on Aviation.SE, on EE.SE, and on Physics.SE I've seen questions from you on ...
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Can you open this question now?

I don't think that question is going to work here no matter what minor tweaks you make to it. The issue wasn't really the "clergy" wording, the issue is that it's a fishing question. These are ...
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Ways to improve a question

I'm glad to see that you've come here to discuss the question, rather than stomping off in a huff. Thanks for that! If you are really interested iin the general question, the most important thing is ...
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How to balance open-ended vs closed-ended nature of questions?

The question you asked is essentially a list question with all the typical problems: (yes I know you asked if anyone else had a list, but that's just pushing the problems somewhere else) Hard to ...
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How not to have your ignorance mistaken for disrespect?

You don't owe anybody any kind of explanation for how much knowledge you have on a religion. You're trying to learn more information and that's great but honestly you don't owe anyone any kind of ...
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One bad question about Christianity or Bible should be punished with a question ban?

It is not a Christianity SE answer, it is my own opinion (having nearly zero experience on this site). Be careful with the Internet, anybody can say to you anything. It is not a big problem, if you ...
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What do I need to know about Christian denominations in order to ask an on-topic question at Christianity.SE?

Question: What do I need to know about Christian denominations in order to ask an on-topic question at Christianity.SE? I'd say the most basic thing is the name of the denomination. Asking about what ...
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