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Moderator trump card

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 ...
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Moderator trump card

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 ...
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Edits not being counted towards reputation

You joined the exclusive Gold Copy Editor Badge Club on Dec 25, 2023 (only 10 members so far). The badge is given once you have edited 500 posts (that are approved). There is a cap on how much ...
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Why does my answer not answer 'Does Genesis 1 creation contradict Genesis 2 creation?'

Thanks for bringing this up here. I hope what follows gives you some idea of the thought process behind the deletion and how to avoid similar scenarios in the future. The reasons Lee gave for ...
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Should duplicates be made from low quality questions?

On most SE sites, the standard for duplicates is whether the answers are valid: your question is a duplicate of the older question because it's answer pretty well explains where the name comes from. ...
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar
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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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Are Christianity Stack participants obliged to respond to comments about their Answers?

There is no obligation to enter into discussions that shouldn't even be there. In fact, one probably just shouldn't, to discourage the behavior. If a user posts an answer, and someone comments how to ...
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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 ...
El'endia Starman's user avatar
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Is Christianity.SE suitable for seeking annotated bibliographical list for further research?

I think this would probably be too much to ask for here, and for most topics there probably isn't the expertise or people willing to put in the energy. Instead I think it would be better to simply ...
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Don't delete my account

I'm really sorry you feel this way, and I hope you'll reconsider. I have personally greatly benefited from many of your answers, and I'm sure many others have as well. The difficulty many of us ...
Nathaniel is protesting's user avatar
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What are the guidelines spelling out when a 3rd party can edit a question?

Editing privilege is earned at 2000 reputation. See the help center. At lower reputation levels, users can edit posts but the edits need to be reviewed and approved.
David Stratton's user avatar
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If I give away reputation using bounties, can I lose access to a privilege if I end up below the required reputation for that privilege?

Yes, if your rep drops, you lose the privileges. If your new reputation brings you below the requirement for any privileges, you will lose access to those privileges. - What is a bounty? How can I ...
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Are Christianity Stack participants obliged to respond to comments about their Answers?

Agree with @kutschkem. Just adding a tip that if you think the comments are by new visitors unfamiliar with how the site works, or users ignorant of the policy (in good faith, i.e. willing to be ...
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Do you lose rep every time you downvote?

It's not commenting that makes a difference, but the type of content that you are downvoting. Downvoting answers always costs you 1 rep. Downvoting questions doesn't reduce your rep at all. This ...
Nathaniel is protesting's user avatar
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Is there more than one way to tag a fellow user in comments?

They're not tags, they mean In Other Words, and Too Long Didn't Read (used to introduce a summary.) These abbreviations are easy to look up on the internet you know :)
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What is the result of flagging a comment?

It makes the site moderators aware of the flag. They can then respond appropriately. There is no way to undo a flag. But don't worry, it will be handled by a human, who will decide whether the ...
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What to do about troll-type behavior?

The Stack Exchange system works well to cope with individuals who appear from time to time and attempt to use the system to propagate a pet theory disparage a theory just have a lot of argumentative ...
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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 ...
GratefulDisciple's user avatar
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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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What to do about troll-type behavior?

So, having a semi-sympathetic moderator probably doesn't help much. I don't believe in trolls and I know, from a few conversations, that there's a person who can be reached in there. Flag every ...
Peter Turner's user avatar
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What to do about troll-type behavior?

If someone posts something that isn't related to the question, then you just need to flag the answer as Not An Answer. If they keep doing it they'll soon need not be allowed to post new answers.
curiousdannii's user avatar
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What are Moderator Tools and what am I supposed to do with them now I have access?

Here's the site tour thing that explains it It's not 100% of the moderator tools (i.e you don't get the flag handling stuff), but it's a good chunk of what a trusted community member would need to ...
Peter Turner's user avatar
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How do I stop a person from giving multiple answers to a question I asked a year ago

Two options: Downvote If someone is posting bad answers, downvote and they'll eventually find themselves answer banned. Flag If they're posting non-answers flag 'em and mod's will have to deal on a ...
Peter Turner's user avatar
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Should we burn the tag "of"?

First of all, thanks for your efforts – keeping the place organized with tags is important but often tedious. You are right that these tags are problematic. However, in these cases, the ...
Nathaniel is protesting's user avatar
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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 ...
can-ned_food'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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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 ...
Caleb's user avatar
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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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