For what it's worth, I appreciated this post. I've poked around for the last month, getting the hang of things. With a computer background, the "mechanics" were not difficult, albeit, it takes a but to learn the 'rules'.
After feeling I begin to understand how the site is run, I had been coming to a similar conclusions. A post like this confirms the what I was feeling--there isn't much point in this site.
@ScottS said it pretty well, actually. The site is for endlessly debating truth (in Q&A format). Debating truth. It provides factual answers in general, but not truth. Not thinking one can have sufficient conviction on a reasonable amount of theology to be an authority on what the Bible says, and consciously living in the notion that the only way to come to a 'truth' is to wade through an ocean of untruth. All of these anti-thetical to true faith, true scriptural faith, and the heart of Christianity.
Abraham believed God, and it was credited to Him as righteousness. That's it. God said it, and taking Him at His Word.
This is probably no big shocker, but this is not a Christian site. If the only object is to have data accumulation of religious facts, it is decidedly unchristian, regardless of content. Of course there is variety of viewpoints within orthodoxy even, even allowing the groups commonly called cults by the orthodox (LDS, JW, CS, etc), which would make for more than enough room for Q&A (discussion, feedback, comments, the whole thing).
When the site directives are at direct opposition to the site objective (as @Tau put it), there is no reason to continue. A house divided against itself cannot stand.
The objective of faith is to buy the truth and sell it not. When the whole intent of a site is to do anything other than to do truth, it makes it worthless.
When you cannot even define what Christian is, the site then defies all qualification of basis. As it stands, the ONLY thing that makes it even stumble along is the Christians who frequent it. It is the voting and insight of real Christians which is the only thing of worth here, not the site itself. This further goes on to prove two other tenets, that only God-fearing people can self govern, and that, the moment you allow the slightest grain of truth thr smallest foothold, like the mustard seed, you WILL produce the entire tree, Christianity, like it or not. Given time. Or, it will die. Like the four soils. The parables of Jesus tell it perfectly.
By stamping out even the definition of Christianity, this site attempts to prove itself 'inclusive', which is exactly what many people want it to be (christianity), but the Bible is not. For those committed Christians who might read this, there is a new brand of heresy in the name of Grace called 'inclusion ', which goes "All Saved Always Saved". If it ever catches on more (or anything like it), this site will not function as anything more than an encyclopedia. If that is indeed the intent here, it changes nothing, because, once one has the truth, there is no longer a need for questions. Questions lead people without it to the truth, but outside of truth in some degree, you cannot have questions that go beyond the basic facts of the printed word on the page, so to speak.
I didn't know what i was getting into when I started out with this site. I thought I'd look around. After a month, I'll probably look for that delete function mentioned.
It's quite popular to be unsure of everything, and to 'search for truth', but, after flirting with that notion for way too long, and wasting many years doing it, I have seen over and over that i should have just listened to the small quiet voice of the Spirit within. I should have told those people who insisted that an endless study of questions to simply read the Bible, believe what it says, and to leave me alone--It would have helped. I at first thought some of the guidelines were something to work through to keep things cordial, informational, and so forth, but they go way beyond that, completely sterilizing the place.
And, ultimately, it doesn't much even match the 'clientele'... You probably all know the rules fairly well, but visitors dont. No set of rules will ever fully work, but when, as they do, impede people who don't know them from getting the answer they are plainly looking for, despite using slightly the wrong language, the game becomes a party of lawyers, endlessly debating and critiquing and never getting to the thing at hand... another thing I don't have time for.
I thought, for a while, it held promise within the parameters. And then, as I see the machine here more and more, It seems confirmed that there was not.
My opinion, but this post pretty much pointed to what I was feeling already. For that, I was glad to see it. I just think there's better ways to engage in dialogue than a system that doesn't work.