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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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Should we permit "G-d" or "G d" in question titles or edit to "God"?

I think that alternate spellings of "God" shouldn't be changed. It should be up to the author to decide how he or she wants to spell words, whether in religious words or in ordinary words that have ...
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I'm sorry, but I must resign as moderator

It is a very sad thing for the community here that you are no longer moderator. This site is particularly difficult to moderate, and you have made a major positive impact since agreeing to help back ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

I'd like to thank everyone who voted! And I'd like to thank Susan and Soldarnal for their service as Moderators pro tempore. We've been so fortunate to have a long list of volunteer moderators (in no ...
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Is it possible to ask questions about the grammar, vocabulary, or translation of Biblical texts?

To use a metaphor, I would distinguish between questions about grammar, vocabulary, translation in the air— that is, questions which do not relate to a biblical passage– and questions ...
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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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What place does Numerology have on this site?

Numerology itself is neither sacred nor taboo here. It all comes down the fundamental requirement of the site: that you show your work. It seems likely that the ancient writers were familiar with ...
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Are questions about hermeneutical approaches still on topic?

As far as I'm concerned, yes these always have been and still should be on topic. I've been kind of frustrated when I've run across similar things where some of our community can't seem to separate ...
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Is there a Trinitarian bias in voting?

You might be hurting your case by calling downvoters losers and leaving comments like: So who's the coward that down voted this? Yeesh. and: Down votes? No explanation? QUIT TROLLING ME, ...
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Should Hermeneutics Stack Exchange have a Section for the Protestant Faith Only?

Absolutely, and unequivocally NO! 'Catholic' questions, Protestant questions, Jewish questions, Mormon questions(concerning the bible) are MORE THAN WELCOME, providing that they are asking about the ...
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Why did my answer receive three downvotes in less than half an hour after it was posted?

I can only speculate I have not as of writing this voted on the question or the answer you gave. However, I do believe I can answer some points as to "why" you are getting down voted. First, the ...
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Adding a reason for deleting answers

OP: Far too often, I see answers that are one-liners, wholly unsupported throwaways and downright terrible answers to questions of an OP. Since this is tagged discsussion, I'll add in another related ...
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Caleb, Caleb, Caleb! Why have you deleted an answer that the community has found useful?

No, we don't delete stuff just because we don't personally find it useful. There are, however, a lot of scenarios where content is not useful to the community and we do clean it up. In this case it ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Congratulations, Jesse! I believe you will do well in this role in that I perceive that you have a humble and peacemaking spirit! The Lord knows how to place us where we can be most effective and use ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

It's been a privilege serving this community, but my current life circumstances no longer allow me to spend as much time and energy moderating this site as I'd like. As such, I'm stepping down as a ...
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Is the scope of BH.SE too narrow to make the site fully viable?

The Stats Reflect the Topic and Approach The requirements for moving out of Beta are, to some extent, arbitrarily set based on some SE model that said 'X' is good for each category to advance out of ...
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What about questions about historical linguistics when focused on meaning in biblical languages?

It's a reasonable question, but my own sense is that "historical linguistics" ("HL" in what follows) questions are not a good fit for BH.SE. The examples provided would only very tangentially -- if ...
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I'm being trolled by moderator

I don't know if you've ever hear of Occam's Razor, but I'd like to propose that you've made quite a number of assumptions about my motivations that are not justified by the paper trail. Some of the ...
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Are history of interpretation questions on-topic?

My own sense is, Yes -- "history of intperpretation" questions are "on-topic" for Hermeneutics.SE. I have some caveats (noted later), but here's my rationale. The BH.SE community is already ...
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Is using one's own initials as an identifier for a translation allowed?

Allowed? I'm not sure that's the right question. There are a very limited number of things we actually flat out don't allow. Maybe "encourage" might be a better question. Encouraged? No. We have, ...
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Why was Christian Gedges' post deleted by Caleb 7 hours ago?

The post does not answer the question. As a matter of fact, it doesn't even claim to answer the question, it even clams to "go beyond the scope of the question" and offer a "supporting diagram to the ...
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Welcome back Jon Ericson!

I hope I will serve you all better than I have in the last 10 days. I just now noticed a new meta post! On a more serious note, I have not found a better way to learn and understand the texts of the ...
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Criticism of Second Esdras' First Two Chapters

It's On-Topic as far as I'm concerned. In the Site Tour we link to What Texts are Open for Examination?. The community consensus is currently as follows: "You build a site for a group of experts....
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Thank you all for volunteering to take up this role! This site continues to grow and I'm glad for it to have your efforts in helping cultivate it. I'm confident you will all handle the ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Congratulations Jesse, and sincere thanks to every single candidate who put themselves forward! I think this election has helped the community come to terms with a number of issues and concerns which ...
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How to respond to perceived hostile behaviour from a mod?

The correct way to report concerns regarding Moderators is the below form, which can be used at any time to formally contact the Community team: https://hermeneutics.meta.stackexchange.com/contact It ...
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Why was Vincent Wong's Account Suspended

If anyone is just using tools to help them proofread their posts (whether ChatGPT or something like Grammarly) we would neither care not even be able to tell. What will get someone suspended is using ...
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Who is responsible for the anonymous yellow box messages?

Dan's post covers most of the basics but here are replies to the comments you left on the post itself. To the DVoter: […] Commenting about downvoters is never constructive. Just don't do it. For ...
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Would this question about Aramaic be on topic?

There might be some help with this in: "What language did Jesus commonly speak?" (second answer deals with Aramaic). But since the question is about modern Aramaic, I don't believe the question is on-...
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Is simply quoting from a commentary considered a good answer?

A general rule in research writing is to introduce a quotation, give the quote, then summarize the importance of the quote to the research question (or in this case, the BH.SE question). I would ...
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