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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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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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Doctrinal Bias on Biblical Hermeneutics

I have discovered as a new user that contributions which make good arguments contra traditional Christian doctrines get treated differently than those in support of those doctrines. Originally the ...
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Strong's is a concordance, not a lexicon

The Strong's Concordance is a helpful tool that lists every Hebrew and Greek lemma (root word) present in the King James Bible. Along with listing these, the tool also generally gives a 'gloss' for ...
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100 Rep for a 'new user'?

I noticed a new user with a rep of 103. But when I checked the profile they appear to have no other SE profile and have only been a contributor on BH for 4 days. I have noticed this happen previously....
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Educating new users - a revamping

Being a fairly new BH.SE user (and I'm also a stauch believer in the Jewish faith), I have had some interesting experiences here that I would like to bring to the forefront. I think of this Meta post ...
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A helpful flowchart for asking questions on BH.SE

Here is a helpful flowchart for asking questions on BH.SE. Relevant meta posts for each decision are listed below: My goal is for this be a helpful reference and 'one-stop-shop' for users. Also note ...
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How can we educate new users about our site distinctives?

Experienced users frequently remark that we attract a lot of first-time answers that significantly miss the mark. Answers from new users are often pure opinions, or tangential discussions that don't ...
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How can we encourage promising new users to continue contributing?

BH.SE seems to be doing well, except that we need more users who can actively contribute quality content -- at least if we ever want to make it out of Beta. We get new users fairly regularly. Some ...
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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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How should we welcome new users?

Every now and then you'll see a question or an answer from someone you don't recognize. They might have a reputation of 1 or 101, a generic avatar or an image you've never seen before, and they've ...
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I'm new here! DV, OP, VTC, VTD, huh? Help me learn the jargon / lingo!

We do have quite a bit of lingo / jargon on the Stack Exchange (SE) network. Some of it is common to Internet platforms in general, some of it is specific to SE, and some of it is unique to this site ...