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Who/what is the Community Bot and why does it persist in deleting a question on the false premise that it's duplicate?

I'm still learning some of the ropes here, obviously, having been a member here only a few months. In any case, I was just reviewing some details from my user page, and found the following oddity. ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election - last chance to nominate yourself!

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! This is an election to add one new moderator - the existing three moderators are all continuing. Community moderator elections have three phases: ...
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Permission to use comments

I am writing a bible article about Ezekiel 28. I found a good comment related to chapter 28. I was wondering of the comments were copyright. If so, how do I get permission to use the comments?
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how do i hyperlink a biblical text when asking questions?

I have been trying to hyperlink a biblical text but i have been failing to that.I have just been copying and pasting some verses.Some quotes are long so i want to use hyperlinks without copying the ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election ...
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May I ask a question, about Euclid's use of Greek prepositions, on the main site?

A recent answer referenced Bullinger's The Companion Bible quoting Euclid in regard to the use of eis and emphasising how Euclid had used the preposition, in a strictly geometric sense, and how this ...
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Perhaps this new formatting behaviour needs addressing

What is the name God gave Jesus? John 17:11 The link is an example of a rather garish new style of dropping oversized images into a post instead of the more accepted format for verse/quote display. ...
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I wasn't able to find in the on-topic page what exactly this site is about in terms of what are the rules in answering questions

I wasn't able to find in the on-topic page what exactly are like the...rules or paradigms or not sure of term for the site. Hopefully you'll know what I mean by the end of this post. The thing is......
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Don't forget to check for duplicates, please!

This is just a friendly reminder to please help our site out by looking for duplicate questions. This site is really busy at the moment, which is a great thing. However one down side of that is that ...
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Closed Questions

Is there no policy to close and, once closed, to subsequently delete, remove and make no longer visible questions that have no answers and are clearly not on topic. A good eg. would be I was wanting ...
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Should we have a canonical question on verses with three 'persons' and the Trinity?

So we have had quite a number of questions concerning verses that contain three 'persons' (or the like) and whether they teach the Trinity. Is 2 Corinthians 13:11-14 an assertion that God is three ...
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Comment on "Mini-Answers" -- To whom was this directed?

Very recently, I noticed that a new contributor asked a seemingly sincere, innocuous question. That OP was closed, and I understand why it was: What verses can I use to prove the Trinity? [closed] — ...
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Are partial answers in comments permissisble?

I asked a question on this stack yesterday. The only 'answer' I've received up to now is a very short, poorly evidenced comment. The stack I'm most active on is the one for roleplaying games, where ...
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My questions are being closed due to religious bias of some. How is these opinion based questions? False justification or forensice justification

What does "freely justified" mean in Romans 3:24? Does it support a justification of sinners as righteous when they remain actually sinners? This has been closed with absolutely baseless ...
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Cleanup for low-usage tags

We have a number of tags with very few questions, and a steady stream of new tags coming in. I don't suggest that this is entirely a bad thing, but too many similar tags makes things hard to find. I ...
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Arbitration consistent or inconsistent?

Was Jesus rich or poor? Matthew 2:11 vs. Matthew 8:19-20 With respect to my response for the above question, I was flagged with a warning and threat of deletion by moderator curiousdannii and a ...
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Standard format for biblical quotations

Some people have been using tables to format biblical quotations, such as Law of God vs Law of Christ: John 7:16-17 16Jesus answered them and said, "My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me....
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Adding tags for five points of Calvinism(TULIP) and for terminology associated with Arminianism doctrine

It's really good that we have a tag called predestination which would take into account the Calvinism doctrine, and furthermore, the term predestination is more descriptive and indicative of what the ...
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Asking acceptable questions

Good day all. Can anyone instruct me about what constitutes an acceptable question? Allow me to illustrate the problem below: Heading "How are we to understand evil?" Body Scripture is ...
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Tag synonym - death & death-afterlife

I was attempting to helpfully consolidate the tags "death" and "death-afterlife" and proposed the synonym in the wrong direction--not so helpful of me huh? My bad for the rookie ...
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Non-English terminology

Wondering about needing some new guidance regarding the recent introducing of strange terms and titles for God and Jesus which seem to come from other religions or cultures. For eg. Avinu revealed to ...
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Answers that contradict the question

If a question is asking for support of a thesis, should answers that contradict the thesis be given? Those anwers are often found in comment which is not really supposed to be the right place.
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Is it necessary to close a question simply because the new user did not state the text reference?

I am referring to this question where it is quite clear that the OP refers to the transfiguration but has not stated which gospel account or the actual text reference. It is not a 'topic' question : ...
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Why do privileges in BH.SE still have the level of a public beta site?

Points for privileges in BH.SE require only about 20% compared to what seems to be the standard thresholds such as in C.SE, SciFi.SE, StackOverflow.com, or SuperUser.com. For example, to access ...
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Difference between asking for clarification and debating

The comments page says https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/comment "When should I comment? You should submit a comment if you want to: Request clarification from the author; ...
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Asking twin questions

I recently tried an experiment--more on why below--and it may ultimately be unsuccessful. But if the only experiments conducted were those guaranteed to succeed, it wouldn't be much of an "...
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Where does external evidence fit on a hermeneutics site?

I recently asked a question that focused heavily (albeit not exclusively) on external evidence for understanding the history of a text. This question was modeled on other questions that also solicited ...
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Difference between 'chronology' and 'time' tags?

I have had this doubt before, but I think now is the right time (pun intended) to ask the question. What criteria should I use to decide between the two tags? Are they mutually exclusive? Is it fine ...
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Specific answer that doesn't show any work

Recently flagged this post as not an answer which basically has "In the song, there is more detail. Was Sisera able to get up after the initial blow? Or is this some poetic add-on to spice up ...
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Is there such thing as too many questions?

A few days ago I noticed a user that was suspended to "cool down" (can't recall the name of the user but I think it was until August next year). After that day, given that it wasn't clear ...
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Can the reputation points gained by accepting an answer be modified?

The majority of questions on H.SE do not have accepted answers. Accepting an answer gives +2 to someone's reputation. If this bonus was larger, we would probably see more questions having accepted ...
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Is there a way to figure out what % of questions on H.SE have accepted answers?

I'm curious what % of questions on H.SE have accepted answers - is there a simple way to figure that out? Addendum: I know you can view how many unanswered or un-upvoted questions there are. I'm ...
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Should downvotes be removed from BH.SE?

I've been using BH.SE for awhile now, and I rarely see downvotes apparently being used as they should. Rather, they seem to be used by people to express theological disagreement, instead of because an ...
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Impossible to edit in responsive design mode

When editing a Late Answer review in responsive design on my Android using Chrome As you can see, it's pretty much uneditable using portrait mode. Then, after testing to edit the question without ...
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Ask a contributor for citation

In academic practice and code of conduct, it is fair to obligatory to mention authors and sources of information. Some of the contributions on this site merit to be cited. However, the authors are ...
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Answers without sources

In my own personal research, I came across information that was used as an answer for a question on the main site. The answer had no links or citing of the source material. It even looks as the ...
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an appropriate hermenutic answer

If the Word was God, and the Word was the Son, can we conclude that the Son is God? There are presently two answers here. One is detailed and supportive. The other is not. Which of these deserves ...
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Why did this highly insensitive question take 16 hours to close?

I would like an explanation why this question was not closed ASAP. No one ever hated their own body. Really?
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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If a closed question is re-asked on a more appropriate site, is it okay to copy one's answer to the second instance of the question?

sexuality - Why do the Ten Commandments not forbid bestiality? - Christianity Stack Exchange was recently closed for being off-topic (I would guess for asking "why" and not asking about a ...
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How can the biblical topics close reason be improved/clarified?

In the Biblical Hermeneutics SE one of the VTC reasons has the following text Questions about biblical topics but without a specific Bible passage are off-topic as hermeneutical methods cannot be ...
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What do we do with click bait questions?

Is there a usefulness in having a hover function for a question - to see the question in a hover box, to avoid clicking on it to see what it's about? I feel some questions generate a 'hot topic' ...
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Put Answer poster name at top instead of (or as well as) bottom

Is it just me, or do others also scroll to the bottom of especially long answers to see who the poster is? When we get a letter posted, or email or text from an unknown source - who goes to last page ...
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What does it mean for a Question to "Arise from a Biblical text"?

Arising from a Biblical Text - 2011 to 2020 In the 'On Topic' article, we point users to this 9 year old Meta Question to clarify the idea of Questions needing to 'arise from' the text. Now, whilst ...
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Why was this Answer deleted?

Who is "The Son" in Hebrews chapter 1: 8 ? Is He God in the strictest sense of the word, or a created being? New contributor ROY OOSTHUIZEN posted answer to this. The answer seemed ...
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Why have I been stopped from asking questions?

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this questions of those who are controlling the site. I have asked 2 questions recently, before that not for a few months. 1 question closed due to opinion -...
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New posters and inappropriate questions

There seems to be a problem with new posters submitting questions that are inappropriate for either BH or Christianity. Perhaps this is due to the guidelines for these sites (and perhaps other SE ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Biblical Hermeneutics’s first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the three new moderators are: They’ll be taking over as the new crew here shortly—please thank ...
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Criticism of Second Esdras' First Two Chapters

Among the apocrypha of the Latin Vulgate, there is a certain book, called Second Esdras, which is found neither in the Masoretic Text, nor in the Greek Septuagint. Its first two and last two chapters ...
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Why do we need to input the book names in the tags box?

Shouldn't the system be able to scan these book names automatically from the content of the question? For this, all you need is a naive and simple program that scans the question for bible book name ...

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