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Should [lucifer] really be a synonym of [satan]?

As far as I can figure, pretty much any time there would be a meaningful distinction to be made between the two it's reasonable to expect the question and answers to specifically delineate their own ...
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Rename the biblical-basis tag to scriptural-basis

I'm not entirely convinced this is a good idea. I upvoted the question because at first bluff I agreed that the term isn't technically quite accurate in describing the range of things that fit under ...
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How extra-bibilical is the extra-biblical tag?

The extra-biblical tag is for secular historical records. But it really only makes sense to use it for questions asking for records from roughly the same time period as the Biblical texts.
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Putting the Christ back in [tag:lds], or should we rename [tag:lds]?

According to the style guide, latter-day-saints is an acceptable reference to members of the Church. This could perhaps be used as a tag.
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Must answers comply with the tags associated to the question? and other questions

Tagging is to help find and sort questions - they should apply to the context of the question, questions themselves still have to have all the context in them. So, if I tag a question virgin-mary ...
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Why to add tags to the title?

As mentioned at Is tagging sufficient to scope a question?, there are a few related reasons for tags not being considered sufficient: Tags are easily missed by users who aren't looking for them New ...
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Does Trinitarian seem too broad to you?

Trinitarian is generally too broad in my opinion unless the question specifically address the concept of the Trinity. If the question asks him Trinitarians address the theory of evolution, that's ...
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Biblical definition questions- on topic or opinion based?

To answer your titular question in an unsatisfying way – it depends. For a slightly more satisfying answer, let's look at three examples of "biblical definition" questions: What is a "talent" of ...
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Does Trinitarian seem too broad to you?

Question scope is not limited to just groups that have some authority in place. Any doctrinal position can function to define the scope of a question. What types of questions this is appropriate for ...
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Does "faq" sometimes mean "recommended reading"?

For the most part, I think our FAQ questions are pretty good. That said, I'm inclined to remove a couple and add a few. I'd remove: Pastoral Advice Questions More of a policy discussion than a ...
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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 ...
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Should we have an "apologetics-study" tag?

I don't really think two tags are needed, but if the site community thinks two are warranted then I think it should be the other way round - apologetics should be about the field as a whole, and a new ...
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Putting the Christ back in [tag:lds], or should we rename [tag:lds]?

I know that's in the style guide, but how much "real world traction" does it have? Are people actually going to type it? (doesn't matter with synonyms, but you do see it on the main page) Anyone ...
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Creation of tag [abram]

No, this would not be an appropriate tag. We should have only one tag per individual. Consider that we don't have separate tags for "peter", "simon-peter", "apostle-peter", "st-peter", "cephas", etc.
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There are too many "trinity" tags (and not enough too)?

Well trinitarian and trinitarianism are already duplicates, so that's not an issue. And the unitarianism tag exists. I made unitarian a synonym of it. And there's no reason not to have a binitarian ...
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Do question tags imply restrictions on the type of answers expected?

Tags are often left out, so it is the question text that is definitive. And there have been many times when it looks like someone has added a tag to indicate a particular denominational scoping, but ...
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Should questions about particular denominations use the Scriptural Canon espoused by that particular those particular denominations?

Yes. I agree that if a question is about the beliefs of a specific group, the logical basis for that belief would have to be the texts considered authoritative by that group. If the purpose of this ...
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What kinds of questions should have the canon-law tag?

I think questions about Canon Law should be about Canon Law and not just be tagged so because they're about Natural or Divine Law. I didn't get much support in saying that we should completely ...
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Why to add tags to the title?

It is extremely distressing to me as a mod to have to delete good answers on a technicality. It probably hurts the site in the long run so whatever we can do to make it abundantly clear what kinds ...
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Future of the tag "singleness"

First, singleness is definitely a prominent category in Christian thinking and pastoral care. For example, see this search for "singleness" in the Koorong book store, compared to those for celibate/...
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What should we do with Jesus?

Based on waxeagle's answer and the comments below it, and taking into account new tags that have been created since then, let me make the following proposal: Create life-of-jesus, for questions ...
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Can we rename the "virgin-mary" tag to the more neutral "mary-mother-of-jesus"?

The problem with just mary is that there are many Marys. I can think of Mary the mother of Jesus Mary of Bethany (sister of Lazarus and Martha) Mary the wife of Clopas Mary Magdalene off the top of ...
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Does Trinitarian seem too broad to you?

Answer take 2. Because I missed the point the first time around. This meta post seems to have gotten started of all the wrong foot by ⓐ talking about the problem being whether the topic was too bread ...
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Tag request for academics and scholars

At least at first blush, I think part of the reason we don't (and probably shouldn't) have a tag for these is that "christian-scholars" is not a meaningful class that identifies a perspective or maps ...
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Is there a good reason infant baptism shouldn't have its own tag?

No, there is no reason not to. The correct theological term is paedobaptism, the colloquial infant-baptism should be a synonym to it.
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Some tag change suggestions

I recommend preserving both ethics and morality, since although in some popular usage the terms are interchangeable, in a site like C.SE it's important enough to distinguish so we can classify ...
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The Eastern Catholicism tag

The catholicism tag includes both Roman rite and Eastern Catholic churches. The eastern-catholicism tag exists because people have found it useful in the past. There's no particular reason why we don'...
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Should questions about particular denominations use the Scriptural Canon espoused by that particular those particular denominations?

Should questions about particular denominations use the Scriptural Canon espoused by that particular those particular denominations? The short answer is, absolutely! Unfortunately, there are those you ...
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