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Why was my answer to *christian-and-sin* deleted?

The rationale provided in David's and Caleb's answers to your meta question from a few years ago applies here as well: What is wrong with answering general questions Biblicaly? I won't rehash the ...
Nathaniel is protesting's user avatar
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Moderator manufactures reason to delete post, and no action taken when reported: What to do?

However, that was false. None of the tags specified "Trinitarian." Perhaps realizing that this was so, and attempting to cover his/her tracks, the moderator then edited the question so as to ...
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How was my answer "clearly not the type of answer that the OP is looking for"?

Thanks for bringing this up here. Let's see if I can clear things up a bit. First, here's the question as originally asked. Note that the question strongly implies that the book of Revelation should ...
Nathaniel is protesting's user avatar
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Answer deleted irrationally (and with no warning)

I'm sorry you're having trouble, but I'm actually a but surprised you've jumped to these conclusions. If my messages to you were terse I figured it's because you've been around long enough to know how ...
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Citing Sources in 2020/2022

I think our approach here should be the same as for this Meta question of yours from last year. (Even though you did select an answer I disagree with, which also has the most votes, it looks like ...
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How was my answer "clearly not the type of answer that the OP is looking for"?

It's fairly clear even in the original edit of that question that the OP is wondering why Satan has to follow the events outlined in Revelation. So why should Satan follow the bible to do all those ...
El'endia Starman's user avatar
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Please undelete this answer

Only a moderator can undelete an answer that was deleted by a moderator, and the best way to get a moderator's attention is to flag the answer. You can do so by clicking the "flag" link on your ...
Nathaniel is protesting's user avatar
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Moderator deleting upvoted answer because it misses (quote) "superfluous information"

Sorry, I should have said " it's superflous that this question asks for a Catholic answer". But it's in the question, it's not hard to get something undeleted here, I should have left a message to ...
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Correct moderator response to a potentially off-target answer?

Yes, it's exactly why we have moderators - especially here. Try answering a Jehovah's Witness question with Mormon Doctrine and you'll see why this is necessary! This: What is the Biblical evidence ...
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What is going on with this highly voted, now deleted answer?

Hi mxyzplk, very sorry about all of this. So the mods here received a message from Stack Exchange staff that there had been a Code of Conduct complaint about your answer. Unfortunately there was a ...
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What is going on with this highly voted, now deleted answer?

mxyzplk, Sorry for the mix up regarding your response. This was new territory for us in this domain regarding the CoC complaints. It took time to evaluate what was really going on with it. As ...
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Should an answer be deleted because most readers won't like it?

Should an answer be deleted because most readers won't like it? The short answer is no. But your answer does not really address the question being asked. That is why it was deleted. Your answer 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 answer about Jesus and the early church just deleted?

It was deleted because you didn't answer the question. The question asked about the Early Church Fathers' views on Judaism. You gave us an overview of Jewish sects and a quote from Jesus. Jesus was ...
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Inappropriate deletion of answer

This topic was answered according to the scriptures - this is Christianity after all. The question doesn't ask for an answer from the scriptures. A legitimate answer to the question might never ...
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Inappropriate deletion of answer

Did you ever flag D.J.'s answer as not an answer? Moderators don't necessarily go out of their way to delete answers. I think this is a question about Christian culture, not necessarily theology. Or ...
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Can somebody please help me provide acceptable answers?

The question was asked many years ago, and since then we have clarified our community conventions for Biblical basis questions. The current conventions are that answers must almost always be in ...
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Please undelete this answer

Nathan is correct that flagging is the right way to request an undelete. However meta is the right place to have a discussion about it, so I'm actually glad this is here. Hello. I flagged this post ...
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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 ...
Ken Graham's user avatar
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Moderator deleting upvoted answer because it misses (quote) "superfluous information"

Believe that the right call was made. Catholic questions require a Catholic based response. Biblical quotes from appropriately approved translations of Sacred Scripture can be used. Catholic sources ...
Ken Graham's user avatar
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What is going on with this highly voted, now deleted answer?

I know it's a highly voted answer, it's also from the beginning of the site when we were a little more free-wheeling with Q&A and I tried to evaluate it using today's criteria. Where we pretty ...
Peter Turner's user avatar
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Is an answer that some consider 'derogatory' towards a denomination grounds for deletion?

In general, yes. We want answers to be respectful to everyone, to explain the facts in a neutral manner. But this site is also more conversational than an encyclopedia, and there is grey between ...
curiousdannii's user avatar
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Undelete answer to question about

The rules of the game are, you can only refute the premise of the question from inside the doctrinal framework asked for. So, to take the ubiquitous and oft repeated question about "Why do ...
Peter Turner's user avatar
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Undelete answer to question about

What does it mean to say the Bible is the "Word of God" and how is it justified? This is the question to be addressed! We must be aware that the word of God has several meanings, but to ...
Ken Graham's user avatar
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Why was my answer mod-censored?

You phrased your answer in a way that was almost entirely pastoral advice, the question was phrased in a way to avoid being pastoral advice. I really appreciate Al Brown's question phrased in a way ...
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Is an answer that some consider 'derogatory' towards a denomination grounds for deletion?

I would like to add some relevant points to consider in addition to existing answers by the moderators: C.SE is site where we try to have an atmosphere of mutual learning: a member from one ...
GratefulDisciple's user avatar
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Is an answer that some consider 'derogatory' towards a denomination grounds for deletion?

Using the logic, I'm a Catholic, I can say what I want about the Church, is not good theology. And a statement that "everyone is saved through the church is misleading" implies there's some ...
Peter Turner's user avatar
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Inappropriate deletion of answer

Your answer was deleted for a simple reason. It violated one of the rules of the site, which is we don't get into arguments about which branch of Christianity is true. Especially we don't start ...
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Citing Sources in 2020/2022

I did give an answer to that question, but someone simply deleted it, even while admitting it was a well though-through answer based on Scripture. I'd reckon some just don't want to know. As far as I ...
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