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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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How do I determine which active contributors have a deep understanding of traditional Jewish beliefs?

I am a Christian believer, by the standard that I ascribe to both the Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed. However, there are some areas in which my beliefs differ from those of every independent ...
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How can I use upvotes and downvotes to determine how to improve my questions and answers

I'm a new user still, with only a few questions. I posted some a year ago, and then some very recently. I saw that my Reputation number went up, and discovered I can actually see the record of up-...
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Who is behind 'Community' and the bumping of questions to 'homepage'?

One of my older questions has been 'bumped to homepage' by 'Community'. Who actually initiates this process ? Is it something I can participate in or is it exclusive to Moderators ? And what, or ...
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Two links appear as one in the Tour page

The BH Tour page contains this list of things not to ask about: The list has three obvious links to three different suggestions for where to ask instead. But it doesn't have three links, it has four....
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I'm sorry, but I must resign as moderator

To make a long story short, Stack Exchange is rolling out a new Code of Conduct and enforcing it on moderators in a way that would require action of me that goes against my conscience and, in my view, ...
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On Posting a Possible Duplicate

I have already asked a question on a related site, concerning a possible inter-textual connection between two passages of Daniel (5:30-6:2 and 9:25-26), inquiring whether Jewish sages, specifically, ...
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Why was Christian Gedges' post deleted by Caleb 7 hours ago?

Is Paul's visit to Jerusalem detailed in Galatians 2 the Jerusalem Council? It has no votes, adds to the resolution of the question and posed no threat to national security. Are mods supposed to ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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A question about up-voting questions

I am noticing a reluctance to up-vote questions lately. Many times I am seeing a question which is quite good, good or very good and has received one two or three answers all of which have, ...
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Are questions regarding the methodological approaches welcome in this group?

Are questions regarding methodological approaches in biblical hermeneutics welcome in this group?
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Was my answer to this question permanently deleted?

In John 1:3 why does the author use ἐγένετο instead of ἐποίησεν?
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What is involved in getting RefTagger or an equivalent on bh.se?

Reftagger locates scripture references on your page and when you hover over them it shows the text. http://blog.biblia.com/2014/04/add-trouble-free-scripture-to-your-site-with-reftagger/
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Tags for biblical books should be consistent and canonical

The list of Tags has very inconsistent names for biblical books. For instance: book-of-hebrews gospel-of-luke john james Similarly, the tags for people are inconsistent. For instance: james-...
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What tag should I use if my question is about verse placement in English translations, not the translations themselves?

In asking question on the BHSE, I noticed that there is no clear tag to use when asking questions about verse placement in English translations of the original languages. What tag should I use? For ...
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What can be done about the crap shoot?

I received this comment on a recent question on B-Greek that I had posted: "...Stack exchange is largely a crap shoot." IE: Some of the Greek answers are helpful while others are simply ...
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So… I continue to be harassed by Caleb

In Job 8:11-19 what ancient wisdom is Bildad quoting? Soldernal? You see the crap answers on this site that are never deleted. Are you okay with Caleb deleting my posts "because he can" (tenure)? I ...
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Can someone please add a description to the “Biblical Theology” tag?

Without a description I think the biblical-theology tag will be overused. I'm not even sure it is relevant to this site. Update Personally, I think it is a meaningless term and the tag should be ...
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100 Rep for a 'new user'?

I noticed a new user with a rep of 103. But when I checked the profile they appear to have no other SE profile and have only been a contributor on BH for 4 days. I have noticed this happen previously....
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Are questions about hermeneutical approaches still on topic?

Reviewing recent questions tagged hermeneutical-approaches, I couldn't help but notice that quite a few of them have been marked "on-hold." Some are closed as "primarily opinion-based" while others ...
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Is it ok to ask a new question inspired by a closed question?

Let's say Bob asks Question X on this site, but it gets closed for being too off-topic. Bob brought up some interesting dilemmas in Question X, but nevertheless Question X did not fit the standards ...
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How should we handle synoptic duplicates?

Recently this question was asked: What does Matthew 9:5 mean that it is "easier" to say "Your sins are forgiven"? Which is pretty much a duplicate of this question from six years ...
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Guidelines on biblical citations

We are in a field where everybody has easy access to the primary text we study, through the paper versions many of us have at home and through online resources which also allow you to compare many ...
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What is an “oblique answer”?

When I feel that one of my answers is unfairly down voted (which actually happened to me once. I know you are shocked to hear that!) well, I'm used to that. But when it is by a moderator (Caleb) on a ...
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What is the schedule for voting in new moderators?

Is there a schedule posted somewhere? When is the next election?
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Why can't an answer include material from a previous answer?

This answer of mine was deleted by a moderator (Caleb) for containing preexisting material. Does Revelation 3:20 refer to individuals or a whole church (Laodicea)? I was told it was because it was a ...
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Should we permit “G-d” or “G d” in question titles or edit to “God”?

Some users of the site have religious reasons for not spelling out 'God', for example in the original version of this question: The title of a question has higher visibility than the body, so it ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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How do I contact an individual?

Is there any way to communicate privately/directly with an individual member? I'm aware of Chat but how do I invite someone outside of the context of the comments section?
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Is the “grammatical-interpretation” tag needed?

Is the grammatical-interpretation tag needed, or can it be merged with grammar?
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What about a tag for 70AD?

I could add a tag by myself but I don't want to do it thoughtlessly. Much of the scriptures pertain to the Great Revolt/First Jewish-Roman War by various terms: Great Revolt 70AD AD70 the day of the ...
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Are translation/pronunciation questions on topic?

I've come across a Hebrew word that I don't know how to pronounce. The word is השגחה, which means providence. Sometimes, השגחה פרטית, Divine Providence. After attempting to use automated ...
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Should my answer have been deleted by a moderator?

Susan commented concerning my answer here: This does not appear to address the question. It was flagged for deletion for that reason. I agree with the flag given that the only mention of the ...
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Can new account be merged with old (deleted) account?

I suppose my old account has been deleted, as it is grayed out now. It is user862. Or, is it possible to still merge that account with my new account? Just curious. Never hurts to ask.
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Am I the only one who has a Hebrew keyboard popping up all of a sudden?

A few days ago whenever I'm on hermeneutics.se and go to enter data (question or answer) a Hebrew keyboard pops up with no close button. Is anyone else experiencing this or is it just moi?
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Hermeneutic tools [duplicate]

Recently two questions about other tools were asked on Hermeneutics Meta (this site): one on biblehub.com and one on BDAG. A question on the main site about searching in the Vulgate currently has two ...
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How to ask a question about the first seal in Revelation 6?

I want to know if this is appropriate for this site. The guidelines for this site specifically allow asking and answering your own questions. I want to ask "Where can the criteria for the first seal ...
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Latin Vulgate online search

How to search the Latin Vulgate for a word? Is any online website or mobile app or other software ( especially free ) available?
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How does “hermeneutics SE” handle prophecy questions? Appropriate forum? [duplicate]

I asked a couple of questions on the Christianity SE site in the past. I quickly learned that questions asked were often put on hold and/or migrated to meta site by SE members for being considered by ...
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Biblehub.com versus Bible.cc - are both links legit?

This is tangential to this site but I'm hoping I can get an answer here because Biblehub has no support. After using Biblehub.com for a while I get another link, bible.cc that when I click it it opens ...
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Is “ANLEX” a legitimate abbreviation to use on this site?

I've asked the good doctor to please not use "ANLEX" in posts as if people will know what he's talking about because: it is not a recognized abbreviation it doesn't show up in a Google search he ...
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Are Hebrew language questions on-topic?

I am aware that there is no Hebrew.SE site. The Hebrew language is of course, however, intimately tied in with Biblical Hermeneutics. It seems then, that a question about the Hebrew language ought to ...
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How to use BDAG

I came across an article explaining how to use the lexicon BDAG. There is a lot to BDAG that isn't necessarily intuitive and to use it effectively requires some instruction and experience. (If this is ...
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Feedback request: Is this question off topic?

If not, can it be brought on topic? Who planted the assembly in Rome to whom Paul wrote "Romans"?
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Is using one's own initials as an identifier for a translation allowed?

Please see this answer and my comment below it: In James 2:7, what is the meaning of the phrase «τὸ ἐπικληθὲν ἐφ᾽ ὑμᾶς»?
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Is this a good place to ask about the non-supernatural Jesus?

I would like to know what the man who believed himself to be the Jewish Messiah, sent to the Jews to become their king, meant when he said "believe in me", as in Matthew 18:6. Christians interpret ...
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Why is this question Too Broad?

I would like to improve this question so that it can be re-opened and hopefully receive some answers. Unfortunately the close voters did not indicate in their comments why the question was too broad. ...
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How is my question about a hermeneutical approach off-topic?

I would like to understand why my question about chronology was considered off-topic. The close reason given is: "Questions including a biblical text but that are not seeking an answer about ① ...
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When is it OK to answer a question using a theological argument supported by other biblical material?

The biblical texts are the product of a long history of collection, redaction and revision. Texts put forward different ideas because they were written by different people. But also often texts ...
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How are we to deal with non-mainstream positions with regards to methods and linguistics?

I have been active for a while here now, and it is a growing concern of mine that this site is not always capable of highlighting quality answers through vote counts. In other words, I'm worried that ...

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