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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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Verse level search capability?

I doubt SE will ever implement something like this as in has so little impact on their bottom line, but this actually wouldn't be hard to implement ourselves. Man handle a copy of the data dump onto ...
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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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Verse level search capability?

I started an open source project on Github as a place to house a community driven implementation of this. Anyone with ideas is invited to submit them as issues or discuss existing ones. Anyone with ...
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Marking answers down

This has been brought up many times and discussed ad nauseam at various times on every SE site. I understand why it comes up, as do the folks at SE (the commercial entity behind the QnA engine this ...
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Verse level search capability?

Since Caleb's answer indicates this may be more plausible than I thought, and even sooner than I might have expected (depending on support), perhaps some answers about how this might function are in ...
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Users ask one question, then leave

The "answer selection process" has two parts. One part is only ever controlled by the asked of the original question when they select which answer they perceive as helping the most. The other part is ...
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Why do we need to input the book names in the tags box?

This feature exists; it's called Suggested Tags but the algorithm isn't deemed effective enough for a smaller Stack Exchange site like Biblical Hermeneutics: The training corpus should be at least ...
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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 encourage those posing questions to tag more appropriately with tweaked help text?

We can help you out with this, though not quite in the way Susan requested in her earlier answer. Sorry about that... we probably weren't as clear as we could have been when we talked to you about ...
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Can we encourage those posing questions to tag more appropriately with tweaked help text?

If we put together a short bullet list to replace or augment the existing text, this apparently can be done. Below is a proposed bullet-list that is minimally altered based on the request above; ...
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Feature Inquiry: Recommending a Change to the Author, not Peer Review

No, this is not currently possible. And this is by design. The SE system is designed around the concept of peer review, collaborative editing, and the community being the ultimate judge of useful vs. ...
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Font Choice and Hebrew Rendering

A Simple Suggestion StackExchange could improve the Hebrew font rendering quickly simply and (IMO) signficantly by using this "font-stack". This is the body CSS for BH.SE: body { line-height:1; ...
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Please can we have a custom close reason "...doesn't start from the text..."?

Moderator note: It seems like discussion on this issue has run its course and this proposal had the best support and the most fine tuning. The site's close reasons have been duly updated. Any further ...
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Please can we have a custom close reason "...doesn't start from the text..."?

In the last 90 days, here are the close reason statistics: Name Closed Closed->Edited Closed->Reopened Cl->Ed->Re -------------------------------...
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Feature request - Please add the ability to see who gave you an up or down vote

The purpose of voting is to provide a crowd-sourced ranking mechanism of questions and answers. Showing the identity of the voter may discourage honest voting based on the quality of the post and ...
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Adding a reason for deleting answers

I understand where you're coming from. This is a highly repetitive task for mods on this site. That being said this would require significant changes to the core SE engine that just aren't relevant to ...
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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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Improving Usability & making more user-friendly by ensuring that shortened forms of the hermeneutics.stackexchange.com url still redirect properly

I agree the URL is long and unwieldy. I don't much like "her" or "he" because they are English words on their own. In contrast, "herm" is fairly unambiguous. (Especially if you think the sort of ...
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Users ask one question, then leave

Unfortunately no, to my knowledge. The good news is that voting will help distinguish answers' usefulness and thus serve to help distinguish the best answers. Even though no answer may be accepted, ...
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New answers to old questions receiving little attention?

A very similar question was just raised on Christianity SE by Nathaniel: How can we encourage high quality new answers to old questions?. He proposed (and created) a chat room to bring such posts ...
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Could we have a "Marked for Deletion" feature

I see where you are coming from here, but I have an idea this would create more problems than it solves. Such a feature with a delete timer is bound to create quite a bit more drama surrounding the ...
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Font Choice and Hebrew Rendering

Bible Hermeneutics and Bible Hermeneutics Meta now use our standard serif font stack that we use across the network. From We are switching to system fonts on May 10, 2021, the font families are now: ...
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Please can we have a custom close reason "...doesn't start from the text..."?

Yet another option: ̶Q̶u̶e̶s̶t̶i̶o̶n̶s̶ ̶w̶h̶i̶c̶h̶ ̶f̶a̶i̶l̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶f̶o̶c̶u̶s̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶b̶i̶b̶l̶i̶c̶a̶l̶ ̶t̶e̶x̶t̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶h̶e̶r̶m̶e̶n̶e̶u̶t̶i̶c̶a̶l̶ ̶a̶p̶p̶r̶o̶a̶c̶h̶e̶s̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶a̶r̶e̶ ...
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Improving Usability & making more user-friendly by ensuring that shortened forms of the hermeneutics.stackexchange.com url still redirect properly

The 'hermeneutics' title (and structure) was necessary to avoid founding a website that would be open to undisciplined debate, argument and strife. Establishing the site solidly on an hermeneutics ...
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Why do we need to input the book names in the tags box?

This is not a good idea for this case. It's quite common to mention a Biblical book that is not actually the focus or core of the question. A dumb scan for book names would clutter the tag in a way ...
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Can the reputation points gained by accepting an answer be modified?

To be honest I don't think it's a problem for lots of questions, even most, on this site to not have an "accepted" answer. Even though question acceptance is officially only meant to purely ...
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Improving Usability & making more user-friendly by ensuring that shortened forms of the hermeneutics.stackexchange.com url still redirect properly

If you can't spell hermeneutics yet, perhaps you shouldn't be asking questions there?
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Moderation Request: Tag Synonym for Soteriology and Salvation

Tags should always use the "industry standard" technical terms. In this case soteriology would be the best candidate for the tag. Anything else that people frequently tend to come up with should be ...
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