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Can we reformulate the "Specific Bible passage" close reason?

I agree the close reason is sometimes miss-used, and would be incorrect applied to that question, but that doesn't mean it's actually an invalid close reason. Questions "about Biblical topics" is ...
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Can we reformulate the "Specific Bible passage" close reason?

Questions about hermeneutical approaches are unambiguously allowed by the help center even when not based on biblical passages. Questions that do not arise from a Biblical text are off-topic unless ...
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Close Reason : Appeals to Modernistic Doctrine

I don't see any need for this. First of all, "appeals to doctrine" is a more common problem for answers than it is for questions. Close reasons apply to questions, they are not for handling answers. ...
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Revisiting Off-Topic Close for "Searching for a Text" - Lexical Glosses

Looking for the the gloss of a word is not a type that particularly requires expertise to handle. A lexicon would serve the purpose. The question as posted basically just asks for somebody else to do ...
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Can we have a close reason for "soap-box questions"?

I understand what kind of question you're talking about, and yes we do need to close them. But besides the underlying motivation of the asked (which you have described) these posts are almost always ...
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The main factor in "primarily opinion-based" should be whether you can defend answers with evidence

Conceptually the point you've made in this meta question makes sense, but the specific instance cited doesn't match your argument. First let me point out that you've accepted an answer that's ...
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Why is this question poorly received?

As someone who voted to close, I might be able to explain some of the poor reception for the question. The original question asked: What was the volume of oil in the flask, the 5 wise bridesmaids ...
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Asking acceptable questions

Biblical Hermeneutics, the study of the Biblical texts, is only one discipline and both depends upon and informs the disciplines of theology. This has been called the Hermeneutical Circle, as ...
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Why is this question poorly received?

I voted to reopen (though that was after editing). But frankly, your statement above is right on and totally relevant for an answer on this site: Personally, I think that more insight on meaning ...
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Why is this question poorly received?

I wonder if people simply seized on the word "volume" and thought of the question in terms of mathematical precision. I think that is the driver behind objections 1, 2, and 4. I've edited this ...
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Revisiting Off-Topic Close for "Searching for a Text" - Lexical Glosses

The verse is tacked on at the end, looking like you've only included it in order to satisfy the site rules, rather than something you're actually interested in. Simply listing examples, whether from ...
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Verse search close reason links to Meta question which never mentions verse search questions

I believe the way this has been worded in the past is that questions ought to "start from a text." In this flowchart, I worded this question as "Does your question arise from and focus ...
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How can the biblical topics close reason be improved/clarified?

Agreed with observations by others that there is significant overlap between the first two existing reasons: Questions about biblical topics but without a specific Bible passage are off-topic as ...
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"Belongs on another site" doesn't allow any other site

We would have to request that staff add that site as a migration target. I'm not sure it would be worth it, we don't really migrate that many questions. In the last 90 days we've migrated three ...
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How can the biblical topics close reason be improved/clarified?

There's definitely scope for changing the close reasons. Because actually we have two close reasons for the one single problem: Questions about biblical topics but without a specific Bible passage ...
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Why are the answers deleted on a closed question?

They do not get deleted, unless the question and its answers aren't worth keeping since none of them have a positive score. See The Community user deleted my question! What gives? for some explanation ...
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Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible