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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to avoid pointless disputes when questions assume a specific doctrine is or is not true?

ChristianitySE allows opinion questions from different sect or denominations, but Hermeneutics does not. That is because the hermeneutics scope is limited to study of interpretation which deals with ...
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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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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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Should we require answers to cite sources?

I believe that in the "Stack Exchange" Tradition, "Expert Answers" should be preferred. Given this context, I find it hard to believe that an Expert Answer would not include some sort of reference, ...
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