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What should be done with the reopened theodicy question?

Since no one has posted an answer (ahem), allow me to copy suggest that we: Revert the recent edits Close the question Put a historical lock on it This allows us to make no changes to the answers or ...
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Censorship on Christianity Stack, what steps should I take?

We haven't had many questions closed and that downvoted in the site practically since its inception when we attracted a lot of atheists off reddit asking awful questions about Noah's Ark and Evolution....
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Why is there a philosophy tag if philosophical questions are off-topic?

General philosophy questions aren't on topic here. Historical or theological philosophy questions can be. Here are some examples: What influence did Greek philosophy have on the formation of orthodox ...
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Question which received clear and non-contradicting answers being closed as "primarily opinion-based "?

You were lucky that only conservative answers were given, but given time other competing answers surely would have been written. If you haven't come across Christians who call God pronouns other than ...
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Why are so many closed questions?

If the questions weren't closed, the answers would all have to be deleted. We close questions that are likely to get a questionable response. I'm speaking from experience, maybe too much experience,...
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Off Topic Questions

For some types of questions, we do this already – the Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange site is frequently referenced in response to questions that ask about the meaning of specific biblical texts. ...
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Reviving closed questions

If a question already has answers then it is nearly always better to just make a new question. The old truth or primarily-opinion-based questions would require substantial edits to bring into line ...
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Undelete this question

It has been the procedure of this SE to not delete questions but to leave them exist but on hold as to not have repetitive questions. No it has not been, nor is it. Questions being put on hold (for ...
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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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Are questions asking for verse searches salvageable or off-topic?

No, unless the question specifies some doctrine or system of doctrine "Are there any verses" is an open ended questions relying on personal interpretation. As it stands, some churches are open to ...
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Does a question count as a personal question if a normal Christian would not ask such a question?

I myself don't see that there is a correlation between it being a “personal question” and it being a question that only one person in the world would ask. Indeed, it often seems that I have many ...
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Why was my question closed as a duplicate of one of my own closed questions?

I've reopened your most recent question, after considering the following: While substantially similar in content, it is narrower than the previously asked question, as it focuses on the appearance of ...
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Why are so many closed questions?

I have noticed a number of new users appearing over the past weeks and months, which I assume to be the result of national lockdowns in English speaking countries. Many of these will be unused to the ...
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If an off-topic question is edited should it be reopened and the existing answers deleted, or should the OP be prompted to ask it as a new question?

Yes, an off topic edited question should be reopened and all the existing off-topic answers should be deleted. There are two reason for this: It discourages answering bad questions. Nobody likes ...
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Why was my prophets of mercy question migrated yet my guitar question is on-topic?

That Young Sheldon question had no clear connection to Christianity, lots and lots of real and imagined religions have a notion of a priesthood. Judaism, Rush songs, Japenese RPG's, they're not about ...
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Why was my prophets of mercy question migrated yet my guitar question is on-topic?

Your new question was migrated because it has absolutely nothing to do with Christianity. I suggest you not ask questions with no clear relevance to Christianity here again.
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Why is there a philosophy tag if philosophical questions are off-topic?

We have sex but you can't ask about Kama Sutra here either! But this is a good question that I would like the community to help us moderators with, because I don't know what the difference between ...
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Undelete this question

For better or worse, one of the main ways this site gets traffic is through old, off-topic questions appearing in search engine results. This is great because more people are exposed to the site. At ...
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How can I salvage my question?

Your original question title was: Are inter-faith marriages prohibited by the Bible? After it was closed, you edited it to: What does the Bible say about inter-faith marriages? Neither ...
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Off Topic Questions

I don't think that's such a hot idea, The website is blocked by my company's firewall. Sounds like Protestant mischief. For Catholic mischief, I might as well tell you to ask it on catholicanswers....
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Last question was to "broad"

For starters, I'd recommend pinning down the types of mental illness you're interested in: depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar, eating disorders, self harm, personality disorders (narcissism etc), ...
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Objective criteria for mod Locking and Deletion

I understand the appeal of a historical lock, but I'm not sure that it's a good solution in most cases. To ensure we're on the same page, here's the functional definition of historical locks, as I ...
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Objective criteria for mod Locking and Deletion

I'll acknowledge up front that I don't know the full background or current conventions to historical locks, but this is my intuitive sense of how they should be used. I see historical locks as a ...
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Question asked 'according to the bible' was closed as duplicate but duplicate was 'Is there a Church Tradition'. Why?

Question asked 'according to the bible' was closed as duplicate but duplicate was 'Is there a Church Tradition'. Why? My opening line to the second question goes on as such: Many churches hold that ...
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Censorship on Christianity Stack, what steps should I take?

Censorship on Christianity Stack, what steps should I take? The title itself (Does the Catholic church support its participation in genocide?) suggest that the Church is guilty of genocide, regardless ...
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If an off-topic question is edited should it be reopened and the existing answers deleted, or should the OP be prompted to ask it as a new question?

I believe this is one of the few cases where invalidating existing answers is permissible, but it depends on the situation as it is a somewhat grey area. Sometimes newcomers have directly asked the ...
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Why are so many closed questions?

One of the biggest problems encountered by all Stacks is that new users either skim or totally ignore reading the Tour, Help Center pages, or review anything in Meta. Consequently, the new user comes ...
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Do you mean "According to the Catholic Church" or "Amenable to Catholics"?

In non-doctrinal issues, I believe the Church Fathers or something in these lines would suffice. No need to have the question tagged Catholicism every time. After all, the Church Fathers are ...
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Objective criteria for mod Locking and Deletion

I'm going to keep my suggestion very short and sweet: The verbiage of the historical lock is a guide as to where to use it. Particularly, it is useful on very old posts that have 10+ (give or take) ...
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