Caleb
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Should this question be answered?
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In spite of even my own intuition, "lack of research" is not a valid reason for closing a question on this site. Even the patently stupid questions are not close worthy solely on account of having ...

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How is this not a truth question?
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I agree with your judgment call on this one. To be clear, no moderator was involved in handling your flag. The flag put it in the review queue and enough people there counter-flagged it (disagreed ...

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Can I remove the personal aspect from a pastoral advice-like question and make it less personal?
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I would say this depends very much on the spirit of the original question. As others have mentioned, that needs to be preserved, but... ...if the original question poster really just wants to get an ...

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"How old is the Old Testament?" Why did this question remain open?
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I would beg to differ with David on this one. I think the matter boils down to this that you said: You can tell basically what the OP was trying to ask, but it's just not stated very well at all. ...

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How do I see all Protected questions?
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I don't know of any way to find just protected posts. The search system has a bunch of special modifiers for finding questions with various attributes (such as being closed or even deleted) but ...

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Why are so many questions being put on hold all of a sudden?
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The basic issue here is a miss-understanding of the basic premise of this site. even though there is ample guidance in the Bible on how we should interact with others The issue is not a lack of ...

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Definition of "cult"
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I would suggest that this meta post is somewhat more alarmist than the situation calls for. I would also respectfully disagree with David's suggestion of blanket closure for post using this ...

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Would asking about Christian states be considered on topic?
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First two thoughts. I don't think a bunch of "God" talk makes a "solidly Christian state". Expect to have to define your terms better than that! I think any possible questions along these lines would ...

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How do we deal with problematic questions going forward?
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The basic issue is deciding whether you understand what a question is getting at and whether it is an appropriate question for the site. If yes to both, then consider answering. You can clear up any ...

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Please add a category under "Questions" for "Recommended" questions for that user
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This feature already exists through the the umbrella Stack Exchange portal site. You can use the filtered questions page to setup one or more custom feeds of questions. The easiest way to get stated ...

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Is there a way to see how many unhelpful flags I have raised?
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Yes, you can see them on your your flag history page on the right hand side: it will show counts for disputed or declined flags if you had any. See a snapshot of the flag history page. The decline ...

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How are "Strangers on the Internet" less legitmate than people you meet in real life?
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In addition to the spot-on points made in David's and curiousdannii's answers, I'd like to note one more issue that is in play here. Part of the question scope is the particular local church being ...

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How to clean up "off topic conversation" within a chat room
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Chat rooms are treated rather differently from posts on the main site. There is no particular requirement that conversations stay on-topic and there isn't any expectation that the transcript be ...

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Do we allow questions asking for personal exegesis?
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No, we don't. This has been the general scope of the site from the very beginnig and later as specific cases started cropping up we worked on making this clear in our guidelines. It is now the ...

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Does the system automatically deduct your down or upvotes to another's question, from your own reputation pots?
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The help center page on reputation has detailed descriptions of all the cases you will earn or loose reputation points through normal use. This includes an exhaustive list of reputation changes that ...

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Changes to reputation without an inbox message?
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The reputation tab on your profile will detail all the changes to your total. Viewing the timeline rather that just the graph can be helpful sorting out what happened. For example the time slot you ...

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After receiving 400 extra reputation points, added to 185, how come 329 is the new total?
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This question presents what is a formal logical fallacy: that of a false dilemma. Your account neither had points taken away nor is there a math error. The option not considered is that you've got ...

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Nontraditional / nonorthodox Christianity AKA Christianity with no dogma
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For the most part, such "dogma free" groups are like unicorns: everybody seems to know what they look like but nobody can prove it. In the case of questions specifically about such groups: The group ...

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Is this a Catholic site?
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No, this is not a Catholic site. We do have a lot of active Catholic users. Catholcism is also a very large group and demographically they make up a large chunk of the world's "Christians". It's only ...

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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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IS the site supposed to look like this?
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Yes it's supposed to look like that. Refusing to load the image bits is your choice and is quite likely to produce non-functional results on most web-sites. If you want it to look right load all the ...

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Christianity.SE Blogs
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Your meta post doesn't include very much detail about what you have in mind, but at first glance it doesn't sound like what you have in mind for that post fits the motif of the blog. For technical ...

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IS CAPS LOCK APPROPRIATE?
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No, use of CAPS LOCK in an semi-academic setting such as this site is not appropriate. Besides being hard to read, the most commonly understood intonation is that of shouting. I can think of very few ...

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How do I delete my Christianity.SE account and make my email private?
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I think both points were addressed in comments, but to make it official: Your email is not public, it only shows on your profile when you view it. Other users cannot see that field. If you still want ...

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How nice do we need to be? 7x77 nice?
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I think the most relevant point to be made here is: Being nice != Agree Conversely disagreeing does not give anyone the right to be rude or belittling in their expression of such. One can* ...

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Is there a prohibition against posting another answer?
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The tools provided by the Stack Exchange engine are generic and used for many different sites, but are not all equally applicable. Posting multiple answers makes sense in some cases on sites that ...

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Why are C.SE questions no longer well received?
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The comparison in your question is like concluding that a Christmas tree farm must have bad dirt because the tree growth is so under-developed compared to an old-growth forest. The factors Ward ...

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Proposal for new category of acceptable questions
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I don't believe this is a workable question format. …an elementary enquiry is the type of question made by someone with a basic, limited or incorrect understanding of 'Christianity' as a whole… ...

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Rolling back the Gap theory question
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Nope, that edit was totally inappropriate. If it had ever preserved the "both sides" aspect of the original we might have discussed whether the subject matter was small enough to deal with it that ...

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Is there a way to tell how a previously closed question was reopened?
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The edit history of the question will show close/open details ifany exist. If they don't register in there it must not have been closed.

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