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Is it appropriate to ask a question I have already found an answer for just to get it on the site?

If it's a good, on-topic question, yes. To a certain extent, people are encouraged to ask and answer their own questions. Questions and answers should be judged on their own merits, not on whether ...
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How can we pose a question on an alleged Bible contradiction without getting opinion based questions?

If one part of the Bible supports a doctrine and another part of the Bible seems to refute it, just ask "Why do people do X when the Bible clearly says to do Y". You can mention the ...
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Deal with assumptions being made by accepted answers

Don't flag answers that are you think are wrong. Moderators aren't smart enough to figure out whether things are right or not. We're exception handlers, only things that absolutely do not belong ...
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Should questions and answers on Christianity SE strive to provide the highest and well researched acedemic level as possible?

In a way I can understand the commenter's sentiment. C.SE's primary audience is layperson, not scholars whose "playground" is peer-reviewed journals and books. So while a good answer should ...
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Should questions and answers on Christianity SE strive to provide the highest and well researched acedemic level as possible?

Should questions and answers on Christianity SE strive to provide the highest and well researched acedemic level as possible? The short answer is yes. Afterall Christianity SE was launched as a ...
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Should questions and answers on Christianity SE strive to provide the highest and well researched acedemic level as possible?

Given that I asked this while ago and only Gratefuldisciple decided to chime in on it, I think the answer is yet, the community at large is happy where we are. And where we are is this: Answers need ...
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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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Why don't Christianity.SE questions ever show up in the "Hot network Questions" sidebar?

They actually do from time to time – as a matter of fact, here is one right now: According to Catholicism, do the saints and martyrs in heaven rise again on judgment day?
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Is it appropriate to ask a question I have already found an answer for just to get it on the site?

Yes, but be careful. Flimzy is certainly correct regarding self-answers. Quoting from the help center: Stack Exchange has always explicitly encouraged users to answer their own questions. If you ...
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Are questions from atheists welcome here?

It's not about you...it's about the content of the question It doesn't matter if whomever is the asker is agnostic, atheist, Lutheran, Calvinist, Mormorn ... it matters not. What matters is the topic,...
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Would the following question be considered on topic here?

I think probably not, it doesn't really seem to concern the religious side of the Vatican. And it has been very highly upvoted on History.SE. Maybe consider posting a bounty to see if anyone else can ...
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One question open and one closed. Why?

HYPOCRISY! I seem to be on the receiving end of the benefit of the doubt for once? No, I think my question (the "Jesus Loves You one") is on topic because it's about Protestant customs, the "You'...
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What categories of questions do we not have many questions in?

Interesting or important tags that don't have too many questions include (I'm looking at those with under 20): Church branches: christadelphians, modalism, oneness-pentecostalism (coincidentally, ...
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When to mention in a post about a substantial edit?

As you've discovered, whenever a question or answer is edited, there's a clickable timestamp showing the most recent edit. Although it's true that on lengthy posts like your examples, the "Edited" ...
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How do we ask spirituality questions?

While I agree it's a little bit awkward, I think scoping questions about spirituality should be the same as the scoping for doctrine. Why do I think that, despite spirituality being a cross-cutting ...
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How do we ask spirituality questions?

When I suggested things like this in the past, it was suggested to me to start a new site. When my several attempts at doing this failed and then the Area51 requirements got tightened to the extent ...
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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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