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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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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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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 ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tags for Word, term or phrase for idioms, proverbs, figure-of-speech that lose true meaning due to being from a different time or due to translation

Normal members can create tags and you already have enough rep points to do so. But tags can only be created by adding them to questions. We can't create them ahead of time. Of those terms, semantic ...
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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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Is there a Rollcall of users with their number of "accepted answers"?

Stack Exchange Data Exporer (SEDE) is a suitable tool which can be used to get various stats. (Some knowledge of SQL is needed, but there is a tutorial and you can find many existing queries in ...
Martin's user avatar
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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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What are we looking for in Questions? Show your work rule

Should "Show your work" rule apply to the Questions as well? Yes, and OPs have always been expected to do so on any SE site that involves specialized knowledge. But there is not much we can ...
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Closed Questions

We don't normally bother manually deleting them because the system will delete them automatically after some time. So that question will be deleted in 9 days time, most likely.
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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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