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Straight up? We don't care Just make sure to tell us which one it is. That said, there are specific translations that are appropriate to specific situations. Some denominations only use the KJV (or only use some other translation). This is case where knowing what you are answering is important. If you give a response about a KJV only tradition using an ...


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As far as popularity is concerned, the NIV is by far the most common translation cited here on C.SE (at least from those I searched for), and here are the runner-ups in order of how frequently they are cited: This query was run on July 19, 2013 using the most recent data available. Here is the query for your own use (you can easily add additional ...


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The tools provided by the Stack Exchange engine are generic and used for many different sites, but are not all equally applicable. Posting multiple answers makes sense in some cases on sites that could have more than one approach to solving the same problem (for example programing questions looking for an algorithm that solves a problem that might be ...


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StackExchange final elections are administered using what is known as the Single Transferable Vote method, specifically the meek STV algorithm. Basically, each user gets exactly 1 vote. However you are allowed to select three candidates in order of preference. Your single vote will be divided up between these candidates in whatever fashion is most ...


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It's probably unnecessary to contact anyone (at this time). I'm not sure if there are voting scripts specifically related to close votes, but if they are, this may or may not trigger them. More importantly though, it takes 5 votes to close a question, a close vote will place it in the close queue, but it still takes 4 more voters to close it. If you do ...


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This is a question an answer site, not a discussion forum. A large portion of folks arriving at this site off the Internet are expecting a discussion forum and this is a major attitude adjustment they have to get over to use the site effectively. The 50 rep barrier is to make sure that people get off on the right foot and realize right away that the focus ...


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With a little knowledge of HTML you can do what you are looking for: Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,      and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days,      and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand. ...


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If this is what you're set on doing, use the contact form and select "I need to delete my user profile" from the drop-down. But I would encourage you to either stick around, or at least keep your user profile up. Though this site is not here for the purpose of fulfilling the Great Commission, I think the fact that it exists to aid in the proliferation of ...


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As Mr. Bultitude said we do actually need you to trigger the delete yourself by following the steps in the help. Even as a moderator I can't actually just remove your account. When you do delete there will be a 24 safety timer to make sure you meant it, then it will go away. I believe you would need to do this separately for here and your Biblical ...


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I thought that people were supposed to vote on whether or not a question is "helpful" or not? That is correct. But before we allow voting to take over —and specifically in order to make the voting meaningful by avoiding voting wars between competing ideas— we require posts to meet some minimum requirements. They have to match the scope of the question. A ...


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Similar question on Meta: Duplicate question etiquette: to delete or not to delete? In general, duplicate questions are useful because the serve as signposts that point readers to the answer to their questions. It's generally discouraged to delete "good" duplicates, that is, duplicates that use different phrasing to ask the same question as was asked ...


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Who can edit? The content of this site is user generated. As such, anyone can edit it, even anonymous passerby surfers that don't even create an account. Before you have an aneurysm at the thought that any yahoo with a keyboard can ruin your posts, understand that there's effective checks on all edits. First, if anyone under 2000 rep makes any edit it ...


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You are not..exactly.... banned from chat. You are currently suspended on Cog Sci for 244 more days. As this is the site you selected as your chat parent site, you are banned from chat for the remainder of that suspension. If you have need of chat, your parent site can be changed, although for now I'm going to leave that for you to discuss with SE. Please ...


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More than anything, this was an oversight on our end. As David Startton surmised, child-meta sites (sites that have an attached parent Q&Q site - such as this meta site, meta Stack Overflow, meta Writers and so on - which excludes Meta Stack Exchange, as it doesn't have a parent Q&A site) do not have their own privileges, given that both reputation ...


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This question presents what is a formal logical fallacy: that of a false dilemma. Your account neither had points taken away nor is there a math error. The option not considered is that you've got your facts wrong. The points you earned were association bonuses. Once you earn at least 200 points on any SE network site, you automatically get granted a new ...


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This isn't a question we can answer. The algorithm for establishing question bans is secret, so frankly we don't know, and couldn't tell you if we did. That said, looking at your question history, even though you have managed a positive reputation score, most of your questions are downvoted and/or closed. I would advise you to edit and improve your ...


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You probably need to contact Stack exchange directly, though you may find the answer elsewhere through that link. This one might help you https://christianity.stackexchange.com/help/edit-credentials it details adding additional credentials to your account, if you remember your username and password to your old account, you may be able to log in there, add ...


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The voting badges aren't awarded until the end of the day.


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You can find out what any of the tags means by clicking on "tags" in the top navigation bar and searching for it. None of the tags are capitalized. It's a StackExchange convention. In this case, the Acts tag refers to: The fifth book of the New Testament, giving an account of the lives of the apostles after Jesus' death and resurrection, and the ...


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Additive to Caleb's response, that post simply didn't answer the question. The question asked if there is an existing soteriology that teaches X. You answered with notes about whether or not X was valid Biblically. That's no different than if I were to ask you if there's a store nearby that sells 100 watt light-bulbs, and you respond by telling me that ...


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The John Bunyan who wrote The Pilgrim's Progress passed away in 1688. Unless you believe in reincarnation, I think it's unlikely that they are the same person. By a similar measure, just because his profile reprints extensive portions from II Timothy doesn't mean the profile author is Paul either. Honestly I don't think either of the above historical ...


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In the featured tab. It only shows when there are active bounties. You should see it now that your bounty is active. SE caches things hyper-aggressively so this is the kind of thing that may take a few minutes to show up.


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As El'endia Starman's comment states, you can roll back edits, and you should be able to edit it yourself after they've edited it. Going beyond your original question a bit because it sounds like this might be a regular occurrence for you... If you find that there's a user that's consistently editing your comments and it looks like vandalism (We've had a ...


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Several close reasons might have been appropriate, but I chose one based on the feedback the question had already gotten: You're asking too many different things! ...in conjunction with the fact that you are asking for too broad a target audience. Very few questions can be addressed at all of Christianity without further scoping because the as far as ...


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It should be addressed by not continuing to carry on conversations on comments. That's always been the rule. If it gets beyond one or two comments back and forth, it's become a discussion and should be moved to a chat room. It's fair to address inaccuracies or ask for clarification, but if it gets too long, take it to chat.


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That's because there is an edit pending review. Until the edit is either accepted or rejected, further edits cannot be made.


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This happened to me recently on a different Stack Exchange site. I personally was a bit baffled because I consider myself a positive contributor on that site. As was already said, the way they decided if you should be question banned is only known by the SE administration. This puts you in a weird spot that pretty much everyone else feels when it happens to ...


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I don't know of any way to find just protected posts. The search system has a bunch of special modifiers for finding questions with various attributes (such as being closed or even deleted) but nothing that I know of for protected posts. That being said if there was such a feature I would submit a feature-request for its removal. Even as a moderator-only ...


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Overall questions about how SE works are usually found on meta.SE. e.g. All about Community Wiki posts.


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The way to do a numbered list is like this: 1. one 1. sub 1 1. sub 1 1. two 1. three one sub 1 sub 2 two three You can use whatever numbers you want, but markdown is going to re-write them all and do its own counting so using 1. for all of them can make it easier to edit and add/remove points without creating a numbering mismatch between the ...


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