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Please can we have a custom close reason "...doesn't start from the text..."?

I don't know the stats but I think all our current close reasons are used regularly, so we don't want to change them. However there has also been significant support for having a close reason that ...
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Should we reword the "off-topic" close reasons to reflect more the intent of the site in the wording

Caleb's finding of this meta post on Code Review, and his analysis that "this makes sense" also makes sense to me. So even though we just finished a round of changing the "off-topic" close reasons, ...
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Can we reformulate the "Specific Bible passage" close reason?

This question currently has two close votes for the following reason: Questions about biblical topics but without a specific Bible passage are off-topic as hermeneutical methods cannot be applied ...
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What should our custom off-topic reasons be?

Recently Stack Exchange rolled out a massive change to the way questions are closed. With those changes, we now have the opportunity to define more closely why a question is off topic. The Community ...
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Multiple close votes in valid questions from the same user

When going to the review queue for Close Votes noticed various good questions from one particular user being VTC. The questions are How do those who reject Q explain Matthew 5:38-48 and Luke 6:27-36? ...
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Revising Off-Topic Close option addressing "systematic theology"

Pursuing further the topic discussed in the Library here. The current (as of 10-14-2014) wording for one of the off-topic close options is Questions regarding systematic theology are off-topic. ...
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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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Why is this question poorly received?

I want to better understand this site's scope, and my role in it, please. A question posed recently, and the reaction to it, seem to be a good tool by which I can have that better explained to me. I ...
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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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"Belongs on another site" doesn't allow any other site

I just tried to vote a question for closing: Close → A community-specific reason → This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network → belongs on hermeneutics....
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Verse search close reason links to Meta question which never mentions verse search questions

This is one of our custom close reasons: Questions searching for a text are off-topic. For more information, see this meta post. But I don't see any relevant explanation in that linked Meta post. Is ...
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Can we have a close reason for "soap-box questions"?

I'm still relatively new to this site, but periodically, I'll see questions like: "Why can't anyone see the prophecy that's happening before our very eyes?" "Doesn’t nature itself teach you that if a ...
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Why are the answers deleted on a closed question?

In the past questions that are voted to be closed retain the answers accumulated with the question. Why or on what grounds do the answers get deleted with a closed question?
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Edit existing custom close reasons: cloaked theology & loaded verses

I'm bearing two things in mind: This site is about Bible study with professional standards. And, some supposed "What does this verse mean?" questions seem like masked theology debates. We ...
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The main factor in "primarily opinion-based" should be whether you can defend answers with evidence

I recently asked the following question: Would Saul actually have killed Samuel if he found out that Samuel had annointed David King? It was put "on hold" as "primarily opinion-based." I believe ...
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Revisiting Off-Topic Close for "Searching for a Text" - Lexical Glosses

A recent question asked for references from Greek literary texts, and other Scriptural texts - explaining the definition of a particular word : Ephesians 4:30 - What does it mean to "Grieve the ...
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Close Reason : Appeals to Modernistic Doctrine

Is there a close reason, for: "Appeals to Modernistic Doctrine"? Specifically, when a question is requesting a particular doctrinal explanation, or exegesis, of a passage that conforms to a ...
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