Caleb
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I am stepping down as moderator
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I'm sorry it came to this; but given that SE the company really has become completely deaf to the things that matter to the very communities they fostered I understand why you have to step down. ...

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Is this question scoped too broadly?
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The question itself is actually not too bad, but it is a little off in that it pretends this is something that there is going to be an objective right answer too no matter what your viewpoint. This ...

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Dear Stack Exchange - a letter
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I gave that letter a couple reads this morning and I have to say I'm pretty conflicted over it. On the one hand it does say some things that needed to be said. On the other hand it doesn't even touch ...

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What about non denominational questions?
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This is entirely the fault of non-denominationalists1 for using confusing terminology and trying to pretend the elephant in the room doesn't exist. As much as many people inside the tradition would ...

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Is unqualified bibilical inerrancy, which implies YEC, the only acceptable line in CSE?
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You are asking the wrong question. CSE has no official doctrinal policy. There is as much (in my observation maybe more) room here for heresy than orthodoxy. As such asking whether holding YEC views ...

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Young aged belivers and new believers
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Uses in the EU must be at least 16, or in the rest of the world at least 13 to even legally sigun up for and use the SE network of sites. See the Terms of Service. All pastoral advice questions ...

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Is there a good reason infant baptism shouldn't have its own tag?
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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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Are 'extra information' answers encouraged here?
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Answers on this site need to address the original question. They can of course different ground than other answers –maybe hit on some things where other answers were weak– but they must actually ...

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Should the help center better reflect that "Is X a sin?" questions are on-topic when accompanied by a denominational POV?
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I can see the merit in updating the wording, but I think the proposed change runs the risk of being too specific. When these help messages start reading like a formula that can be exactly followed or ...

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Code of conduct
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In addition to what curiousdannii answered which is spot on as far as tag lines of all sorts being generally rejected in SE sites across the board, it also bears noting specifically that this is not a ...

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show 1 more comment but no more comments exist
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You're being thrown off by the fact that the comments are prioritized. If it runs out of room to show all the comments, the system tries to keep a couple of the most highly voted comments. In many ...

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Tag synonym request: identity-christianity and christian-identity-movement
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I would just nuke identity-christianity and use christian-identity-movement. The latter will auto-complete when people start typing the former anyway, so a synonym really doesn't serve a purpose.

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Is this question on-topic or not?
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Obviously the question has some elements of both opinion-based and truth-questions. On the other hand I don't think it carries with it most of the classic baggage of those types of questions. In spite ...

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Split Catholicism from Christianity?
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They are split. All questions are required to have some sort of scope and be directed at a specific tradition. If you are looking for something inside a particular tradition you can search for in ...

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Instead of asking overview questions, could we ask for lists of questions?
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I think tags are a more effective taxonomy than meta questions like that ever would be. At the end of the day it would just be trying to cram something into the format that it wasn't designed to. This ...

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Should pastoral questions be kept?
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The original form of this question should not have been answered, it should not have been edited, and it should have been closed with some kind words in a comment explaining why. We don't judge ...

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Is asking for a quote on topic here?
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Not really. That's more of a literature question really. In fact most SE sites don't handle those sort of questions even when they are topical. The Movies site does, but I'm not sure if Liturature ...

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Flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention
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EDIT: Most of this reply is mixing up my memories of your flags with another user. I haven't actually handled your flags and my memory was on a user regularly miss-using flags in a different way. This ...

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Closing a question due to lack of research
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"Lack of research" isn't a reason to close questions. It is a reason to down-vote them: if you hover over the vote buttons on questions the primary tip for using those functions does involve judging ...

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Bad answer smell - the rhetorical question
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Personally the examples I remember seeing almost always include some other major problem and I usually approach these posts from the more defined other problem than the somewhat vague issue of the ...

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How to delete a user account on a Stack exchange site?
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From the help page you will find "How do I delete my account?" under the My Account section. Follow the steps described there. After confirming that you've read what account deletion entails (it's ...

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What if we assume that questions of the form "Is X true" mean "What does denomination Y say about X" for all Y?
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This was tried in the early days of the site. The result makes a mockery of the SE voting system. Instead of the most informative, useful, and high quality answer content getting voted to the top the ...

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What to do about questions that are near impossible to answer in the negative?
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I don't think such questions are really a problem. Sure, proving a negative is nearly impossible. However somebody with good domain expertise should be able to make an educated assertion when ...

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Is asking for contact information for a Christian group on-topic?
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Stack Exchange sites used to have a cookie cutter close reason for "Too Localized". Most of these questions fit the definition to a T. Although the close reason was bumped in favor of more common ...

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The "No Answers" of Unanswered Questions
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First of all, the structure of the overall page markup is common across all the Stack Exchange sites. If you think there is any improvement to be made in those areas you really should bring it up on ...

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What is meant by survey?
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Survey questions expect each answer(er) to propose their version on an answer. A survey question: Hey what do you all believe about baptizing babies? This kind of question is not a good fit for ...

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Method for collaboratively answering overview questions
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Just like on Stack Overflow, the tools at hand are not meant to handle a jumble of topics in a single thread. The Q&A format works best if you ask questions that can be answered in a single go by ...

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What is wrong with answering general questions Biblicaly?
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Your answer seems innocuous at first because it's so generic. It represents a run of the mill semi-dispensational Baptist view that would be acceptable to many Protestant traditions—especially ...

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Bad Moderation based on personal beliefs leads me to leave
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I've been involved in deleting a number of your posts. However contrary to your assertions above I've also commented extensively about why they were being deleted and disagreeing with my personal ...

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This site is too frustrating for a Bible enthusiast- I quit before I bother
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This answer is relevant to the original poster but is more of a counter-point to Kevin Nelson's answer. Please note that all example questions in this are purely examples pulled out of my head and ...

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