Caleb
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Tag request for academics and scholars
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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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What happens if someone re-asks same question
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A week or so ago a user asked this question on… You're analysis is a bit off because you're missing how this all started. He asked the same question on three sites, Mi Yodea, Hermeneutics, and ...

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Does Trinitarian seem too broad to you?
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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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Does Trinitarian seem too broad to you?
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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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What Closed Catholicism Questions would you reconsider opening?
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I VTO'ed 2 of these and would entertain the idea on 2 more. The rest seem to me to be solidly legitimate closures. Are Catholics more likely to accept Platonism's idea of the Forms? Asking if ...

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Is it okay for Unitarians to answer questions that do not ask for a specific denomination or sect?
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Is this okay with everyone? No, it is not okay. Just because it's tagged biblical-basis does not exempt answers from following the same scoping rules we do across the site. You may not post a ...

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Why must there be a Catholic Moderator elected in the next election?
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I'm going to suggest this is mostly balderdash. Here's why I think that. You've misidentified the problem Most of the issues you've raised have nothing to do with Catholicism vs. other possible ...

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Can moderators see who upvoted or downvoted a question?
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No, moderators cannot see who up or down voted any posts or comments. This information is considered private and the voting system is intentionally anonymous. As Nathaniel mentioned we do have access ...

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Moderator trump card
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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 ...

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Why does this site incorporate badges?
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Honestly, if you can't be be bothered to even copy/paste a post to the correct place to ask it, this site may not be for you. Asking and answering questions in the way our guidelines expect is hard ...

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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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Given the intensely personal nature of religious beliefs many visitors to this site have a hard time separating theological positions from the way the site functions and is moderated. As a moderator a ...

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Request to merge [tongues] and [speaking-in-tongues]
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As you wish.

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Why does my answer not answer 'Does Genesis 1 creation contradict Genesis 2 creation?'
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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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Can we change the tour page to have a non-unicorn question?
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As El'endia commented there is currently only one candidate for this right now and it's not a good choice. It really doesn't show off what answers should look like on this site. Most notably the ...

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Down vote caveat
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My thinking there is that new users may be helped in curbing their down voting tendencies by having a dialogue that must be closed. There are several mechanisms in place already to curb down voting ...

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Are you comfortable with the Necromancer badge being awarded to members of this community?
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I think the answer you got to this request sums it up pretty well. If you're going to be so sensitive over terminology of a badge than not just this one but all of them would have to go. Frankly if ...

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Why was my answer to "Is there a Christian position on cadaveric organ donation?" deleted?
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The real problem here was the question. It's a classic "Truth" question looking for what the Christian position is. This is a question format we actively avoid because they turn into vote contests ...

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Difference between questions of history and those of proving a theological point?
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I think fredsbend's answer sums up pretty well why I believed your answer to be Not An Answer. Additionally curiousdannii's answer covers how you could re-factor it to be a valid answer. To round out ...

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When is a comment not a comment?
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Unlike the voting system (which is anonymous and mainly useful as a signal to other site visitors) the comment system is a feedback mechanism that can help the post author make a better post. ...

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Askers that show possible medical issues should be referred to doctors first, not only pastors
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I'm going to disagree with this — not because I think you are wrong about many problems needing medical attention but because I think it's better to grab the stick from the side the people with the ...

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Intent of Christianity.SE and the new SO Documentation feature
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The SO Documentation format is highly tuned for the programming world. It's great for what it sets out to do (at least I think it will be), and some parts of it would be applicable to us — but using ...

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Was the circumcision question put on hold for valid reason?
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I think it is a question answerable from scripture with no need to interject opinion. This is a common misunderstanding, but answering anything from scripture requires interpretation and some degree ...

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Should we say we are a 'secular website'?
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I think "secular" has just the right connotation. I understand what you mean about the word having a negative connotation which can easily imply to some people an anti-Christian bias. Where I ...

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Undelete this question
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It has been the procedure of this SE to not delete questions but to leave them exist but on hold as to not have repetitive questions. No it has not been, nor is it. Questions being put on hold (for ...

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Rename the biblical-basis tag to scriptural-basis
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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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Please undelete this answer
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Nathan is correct that flagging is the right way to request an undelete. However meta is the right place to have a discussion about it, so I'm actually glad this is here. Hello. I flagged this post ...

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Is this question off topic now that I have edited it?
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You wrote something is this meta post that is a huge red flag suggesting the question should not, in fact, be re-opened: I would like to see more answers that address other views. This sites's Q&...

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Can you open this question now?
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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 ...

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What is the cleanup badge for?
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This is one badge you probably shouldn't go about trying to create, but given the right scenario it's easy enough to get. You need a post (owned by anybody) that was edited (by anybody) but the edit ...

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Are some users too quick to close?
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David hinted at this (and I agree with his assessment that no we are not too quick to close these days) but I think it bears emphasising that up/down voting on posts should not correlate to close/...

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