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Font Choice and Hebrew Rendering

When this site finally makes it out of beta and gets its own design, I'd like to request that the font be serif rather than sans-serif (or at least when rendering Hebrew). Compare these screenshots of ...
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Improving auto-generated messages (possible duplicate) to enhance new-user experience

I learned on the Meta Stack Exchange that auto-generated blurbs can be adjusted by moderator request if enough users feel the change would be helpful. I would suggest something like the following ...
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What is the process for changing auto-generated messages to help new users feel more welcome and understand how to better use the site?

I was discussing this issue with a moderator, @SteveTaylor, and he suggested bringing it up here. Sometimes questions get marked as a possible duplicate and they get closed before the OP has a chance ...
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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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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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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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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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Improving Usability & making more user-friendly by ensuring that shortened forms of the hermeneutics.stackexchange.com url still redirect properly

Since Hermeneutics a difficult word to spell for the average person In order to allow people to reach the Hermeneutics Stackexchange website easily, I propose making even short forms like: herm....
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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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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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Moderation Request: Tag Synonym for Soteriology and Salvation

Could moderators please move "Soteriology" as a tag-synonym for "Salvation"? Or perhaps, could explanations be given (in tag descriptions) showing how these tags are different and how they should be ...
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Can we encourage those posing questions to tag more appropriately with tweaked help text?

When questions are posted, the system demands they have at least one tag. These are typically used responsibly and well. However, in a significant number of cases, they aren't. For example: some ...
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Adding a reason for deleting answers

Far too often, I see answers that are one-liners, wholly unsupported throwaways and downright terrible answers to questions of an OP. These questions fall far short of our community's "Show your work"...
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Feature Inquiry: Recommending a Change to the Author, not Peer Review

After a point contributors with enough reputation can modify a question through peer review (or even directly). However is it possible to recommend the change directly to the author and wait for ...
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Marking answers down

I am concerned that answers given can be marked down without users having to give any reason for why they have done so. This seems counter productive. If one of my answers is marked down I want to ...
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Feature request: Ignore post

There are so many questions that are of no interest and/or have already been answered. It would be nice to be able to filter to those out of personal view.
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Verse level search capability?

Assuming the BH.SE site ever gets out of BETA, is there any chance that part of the customization of the site could include a specialized "search" feature, so that one can do verse level searching? ...
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Should Hermeneutics Stack Exchange have a Section for the Protestant Faith Only?

Apologies if I'm asking the wrong thing here, I'm not sure how to reach the moderators ... but I'm wondering if Hermeneutics Stack Exchange would provide a better service if it had a section designed ...
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Users ask one question, then leave

Is there any way for moderators or voters to affect the answer selection process if OP asks a question and doesn't ever return to the site to select an answer?
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Feature request - Please add the ability to see who gave you an up or down vote

And maybe require a reason for the vote.
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New answers to old questions receiving little attention?

It is a pity that the new answers to old questions page is only visible to moderators. It is easy to ignore the third or fourth answer on an old question. However, there is potential for extremely ...
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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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Could we have a "Marked for Deletion" feature

I am a total noob to BH.SE but I respect a need for rules. I think I am following the rules and I find out that I am somehow not able or not qualified to answer a question when I thought I was doing ...
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What if the Q&A process were prompted for new users up to a certain number of rep points

This site seeks to be an expert site; however, it also appeals to those interested in studying the text. Thus, we tend to draw many novice users. Such new users seem to be fairly consistent in the ...
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Please suspend the '20 rep to chat' rule just for our own bh.se chat rooms for the duration of the beta?

We are attracting newcomers with no experience of Stack Exchange, and The Library is a key tool for helping folk learn the ropes of the format. Please can we temporarily suspend this rule?
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I don't like the title Biblical Hermeneutics

It is not clear to me but this site welcomes Judaism too right? I 2nd the notion that the title Biblical Hermeneutics sounds like Xtian Hermeneutics. To me, Bible = Xtianity I think Judaism call it ...
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Could we post a general disclaimer on the site, given the diversity of contributing members?

I noticed an edit today that inserted in someone else's post, "This answer is from __ perspective." I understand the difficulties that arise in a community as divers as this one. I also appreciate ...
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Rename the site to Hermeneutics from "Biblical Hermeneutics"

Hermenuetics is a general field of study which is applied to all the Semitic scriptures including the Quran. The Arabic term widely used for Hermenuetics is "Usool At Tafseer". There is also a Wiki ...
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Could "closed" questions not be presented on the home page?

If questions are closed, what purpose does it serve for them to be floating on the homepage. It clutters and takes space away from truly active posts. It draws attention to an irregularity. It is ...
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"flag a moderator" in chat

This is a proposal for improvement of prompts. It is based on my own humble experience. Yesterday I clicked "flag a moderator" and misinterpreted the prompt about the importance of the issue. When ...
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Can we remove the preferential sorting of accepted answers?

On Stack Overflow, the "accepted" answer shows that the loop has been closed and the question has been answered to the satisfaction of the asker. That's true here too. But there's a big difference ...
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Capitalization in tags: possible?

Can we please please have capitalization in tags? Is that possible? I would really like to see names capitalized in tags. I am guessing that it is default lowercase as that is what Stack Overflow does ...
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Changing our short description

If you look down near the bottom of the list of StackExchange sites, you'll read about one that is described as: Q&A for professors, theologians, and those interested in exegetical analysis of ...
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Markup / One-Box support for BibleGateway

Related request from C.SE While the majority of our users are currently, Christian, I recognize that this may not always be the case. Nonetheless, it seems that BibleGateway is a popular reference ...
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Why in the world did someone make a 'book-of-hebrews' tag?

This goes against the whole book naming paradigm, each book should get its own tag, which is the name of the book. I guess this will be a tag-synonym request.
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Newsletter for Biblical Hermeneutics

I'm having trouble subscribing to the newsletter for this stack exchange site - is it unavailable till the site is public?