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Is it considered bad manners to answer a question that has already been accepted?

There is a lot of interest in the meaning of "accepted answers" on Meta.Stackexchange. Generally, the wisdom seems to be that multiplying good answers to questions (even if they have an accepted ...
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Is it considered bad manners to answer a question that has already been accepted?

No, not at all — as long as you have a reason to do so. The accepted answer mark is really just the original poster saying they think they are satisfied, but there is usually room for improvement. ...
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Guidelines on biblical citations

The quantity or size of quotations is not the issue, I don't think. If a verse is worth citing it's probably worth quoting. The issue is much more that some of these questions and answers are not ...
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Answers that contradict the question

I don't have a strong opinion on this generally - honestly the key thing about answers is for them to be helpful and well-researched. If you feel that you are able to contribute in a way that ...
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Is it against the rules for the OP to ask for clarification of an answer to their question in the comments?

I'm here to find some understanding as to how this situation could have been handled better. First, some of the comments at issue seem to scrutinize a user's beliefs or state of mind ("I thought ...
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Is assuming that the Bible doesn't have to be self-consistent an appropriate position for answers on this site?

Yes. Answers do not have to be from any theological perspective that teaches consistency across the scriptures (or infallibility), they do not even have to be from a religious perspective at all. But ...
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I wasn't able to find in the on-topic page what exactly this site is about in terms of what are the rules in answering questions

thanks for this question, it's a great observation that does express a challenge many new users find when getting acquainted with the site. Essentially, the key you're looking for is wrapped in the ...
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Is it against the rules for the OP to ask for clarification of an answer to their question in the comments?

First, I'm not taking a position whether your suspension is justified. I just want to recommend (which I try to practice myself) that when you find comments tend to multiply into dozens, it's a good ...
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If a closed question is re-asked on a more appropriate site, is it okay to copy one's answer to the second instance of the question?

In general yes, you can copy your own answers anywhere you like. But use discretion to decide whether it truly does answer this new question. In this specific case, I'd say you probably shouldn't - ...
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Answers without sources

If you know where it was copied from, then flag with "it needs moderator information" and explain it in the text box. Something like This answer is copied from [link]. Otherwise, like the ...
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Guidelines on biblical citations

It's a little hard to tell from your image, but it looks like the post has quite of lot of high-lighting in the texts cited, presumably with the intention of drawing specific attention to particular ...
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Is assuming that the Bible doesn't have to be self-consistent an appropriate position for answers on this site?

This site doesn't require you to approach texts from any particular perspective. You can write any answer you want, as long as you can defend it with facts and citations, it's appropriate for ...
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Is assuming that the Bible doesn't have to be self-consistent an appropriate position for answers on this site?

"The problem with this question is that it presumes that Acts and Matthew are telling the same story. They were not written with the intention of harmonizing with each other, but rather to modify ...
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How to avoid pointless disputes when questions assume a specific doctrine is or is not true?

Is there a solution to this wasteful and pointless exercise in futility? Yes. Point out who premises his views or interpretation by resorting to the Biblical text(s) at issue and who does not. This ...
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How are we to deal with non-mainstream positions with regards to methods and linguistics?

I think the right tool is just to more liberally use downvotes. Down vote answers which: are badly reasoned are factually inaccurate (for things which the criteria of factual applies - misleading ...
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Should we require answers to cite sources?

My answer is be consistent You cannot for the majority of posts not require references, then on a subject you take personal liking to enforce it. Second, this site as far as I can tell does not ...
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