pterandon
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Newcomers: Be patient. You will get there if you follow our direction. Keep trying
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New users: Do NOT use the old, highly-rated questions from highly-rated users or mods as a template for your own. Even if they seem very interesting, politely worded, drew expert Q&A answers, ...

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What should we do with "church shopping" questions?
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"What you should do is choose is A," is bad form. "Your X rules out B-like denominations, your Y rules out C&D-like denoms, etc." could be a good answer.

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Can we not feed the trolls on chat?
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Here's some thoughts about how chat can make for a poor place for dialogue: There was a time here where I was wanting to challenge the amount of "warmth" the mods were exhibiting to the unlovely here....

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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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Question: I saw an old post where a now-inactive user said, Sisters and brothers, with any luck we're going to get plenty of seekers here. We'll get trolls too. To what extent should we give people ...

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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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Question: it's been said that there's hundreds of Truth Questions on this site, apparently submitted before a rule change against Truth Questions. What should happen to them?

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How do we respond to questions on the validity of Christianity?
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"How have prominent theologians answered Objection X?" Either take on a discipline in your answer, or perhaps even edit the question, to make it about the kinds of questions a good librarian (as ...

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Should this site be more 'Christian' in ethos?
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I do see numerous users going out of their way to presume in a question a hostility to the faith or sect, positing honest seekers as trolls. We state that it's not possible to know if a userid on the ...

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What is wrong with this answer?
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The question asks, "Where are these people coming from?" Answer says, "They are unlikely to have come from anywhere." Dangling footnotes, too. Didn't vote myself, FWIW.

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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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Question: If it were known that a person were a nonbeliever who was only asking questions-- no matter how polite, in-format, academic, and well-cited -- that were thinly veiled attempts to "discredit ...

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If you were C.S. Lewis, would you hang out on Christianity Stackexchange?
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No List Questions, No Truth Questions, -1's for "insinuating" tough questions, not giving an identifiable perspective, and giving too much broad overview with highlights on controversies between major ...

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Are there templates for good questions?
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One of @Caleb's highly rated questions ends with this paragraph. In very broad strokes, what does Christianity say on this matter (general doctrine) and more specifically, are there differing views ...

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Questions closed for wrong reason
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is it OK to close a question as a duplicate when in fact it is not a duplicate? Answer: No, it is not okay. I thought the question quoted some material that was full of inflammatory and easily-...

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How can we better handle questions from people of other faiths that are obviously hostile?
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Does the Bible give any answer here? Some of the best doctrinal statements of Jesus come in response to agenda-oriented, axe-grinding questions from people of another faith: the Pharisees . Here is ...

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What are some good places to get Christian questions answered?
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Here's my advice as a general answer to "Where am I?" "Where am I to go?" Right now, figure out where you are right now (I know it's hard given your question), but come up with your closest ...

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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
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I've been away at a Boy Scout camp with little free time and several days without any internet connection. I fully respect if lateness and incompleteness in answers affects anyone's votes! I am ...

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Can assertions of no single mind "about the so-called basics" help SE, ChristianITY?
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In my opinion, it is harmful to both SE & Christianity. First of all, there are some very basic doctrines to Christianity. Forgiving the very immoral person should be a very basic one: I'm sure ...

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Should C.SE. start allowing "personal opinion", the alternative to "identifiable position"?
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No, personal opinions should not be allowed on the site. No, suggestions that moderation is overly stringent in demanding "identifiable positions" in questions and answers does not mean that going ...

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What is the C.SE equivalent of "What have you tried?"
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One of the purposes of SE would be to get the information out there. Some of the best questions I've seen were Q&A'ed by the same person. Suppose there were an hour gap between typing the Q and ...

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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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Question: to what extent does the process, polity, and bedside manner of moderation need constant corrective action in response to constructive criticism, in the same way a newbie C.SE questioner's ...

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Guidelines toward a polite, academic tone
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Consistent Moderation Someone along the way complained that one of the sites' most popular questions was, plain and simple, a Truth Question posted by Caleb. As one who at the time was experiencing ...

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2013 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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Question: do you think that rancor in online forums and question-sites is due to A) Failure to weed out (or discipline & correct) the known bad apples B) Ham-fisted moderation which can appear ...

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