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I'm somewhat bemused by the "About" page of the main site, which says:

This is a free, community driven Q&A for professors, theologians, and those interested in exegetical analysis of biblical texts.

Is this a case of trying to find three categories of target audience for rhetorical effect as a higher priority than making sense? Or is the subtext that once a university appoints you to a chair you cease to be a theologian? (The other possibility which occurs to me is that it's intended to invite in professors of engineering, but that makes even less sense).

Why not just

This is a free, community driven Q&A for theologians and those interested in exegetical analysis of biblical texts.

?

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  • "professor" means something different depending on where you are from - another good reason to remove it from the FAQ, thanks Peter Nov 28 '11 at 14:24
  • To me, professors can include or exclude theologians. A Biology professor would obviously have no interest in this site. I went ahead and removed it since it was a bit too broad. Normally these things are decided by the community, but as a temporary measure, I've dropped the strange word.
    – Richard
    Nov 28 '11 at 18:25
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That first paragraph we have full control to edit. We can add whatever we want to that paragraph. Judaism.SE is my favorite example of this.

Realistically, we need to change this first section to say what we want it to say. This will need to be a separate meta post about this, though.

In the meantime, I went ahead and dropped professors (for no other reason than it makes sense). Once we agree on a permanent text, this will all probably be gone.

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