7 votes
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100 Rep for a 'new user'?

Site association bonus rep (100) and hidden community. Users with site association bonus rep will start with 101 rep on new site. If you are an experienced Stack Exchange network user with 200 or ...
Andrew T.'s user avatar
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5 votes

Educating new users - a revamping

Background I have found that if one tries to view this as a "'secular' Biblical Studies site," one will be disappointed. Rather, as the tour states, at BH.SE the goal is that We welcome Jewish, ...
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4 votes

Proverbs Question Downvoting - "This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful"

The main problem with the original question isn't the question itself, but how that question is worded. People experienced on this site will immediately see that as a problem and vote it down or ...
Ray Butterworth's user avatar
4 votes

Doctrinal Bias on Biblical Hermeneutics

I have only seen or participated in a handful of your questions, but I think it may be a mistake to conclude that the issues you're encountering are more to do with doctrinal positions than ...
Steve can help's user avatar
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4 votes

Doctrinal Bias on Biblical Hermeneutics

In the document to which you frequently link (and by which you are using this site as a means of advertising what you clearly admit is a novel thesis) you assert that the Greek conjunctive και, kai, ...
Nigel J's user avatar
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3 votes

New posters and inappropriate questions

As has been pointed out in the comments, there is a widespread issue with this kind of behaviour across most of the SE sites. The platform is already designed to limit user contribution types to give ...
Steve can help's user avatar
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3 votes

Doctrinal Bias on Biblical Hermeneutics

One example of doctrinal bias on this site is your question What is the purpose of personification at Ephesians 4:30? in which you assume without justification that Paul was personifying a non-...
curiousdannii's user avatar
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3 votes

100 Rep for a 'new user'?

I know it has happened to me that when I asked a question about what I thought was a bug I was told the answer was dependent on my rep on another SE site. There was a comment saying that the commenter ...
Belinda's user avatar
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3 votes

Proverbs Question Downvoting - "This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful"

Thanks for posting this Question - the new user experience is really important, and despite being focused on a rather technical subject we've got to make sure that it's accessible to new users. I will ...
Steve can help's user avatar
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2 votes

Are we needlessly scaring people off?

thanks for raising this! New user experience is super important and an area most stacks struggle with. In this case the user has been on the site for a year and a half, and has asked 17 questions, so ...
Steve can help's user avatar
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2 votes

Are we needlessly scaring people off?

Dan, I want you to know that I agree with you about the friendliness. It is an issue on other SE sites as well. I've discussed this also with staff. What's happening is the workflow of self-management....
Jesse's user avatar
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2 votes

Make the box on the home page more informative for new users

Answer I do agree with the core concern raised here, and would like to see other proposals for what to put in that box. SE does have an entry threshold, mainly because it's not a forum, nor a social ...
Steve can help's user avatar
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2 votes

Is it necessary to close a question simply because the new user did not state the text reference?

If a question is about a passage which can be clearly identified, and which is in just one part of the Bible, I think you're right that we should edit the question to explicitly mention it. But I don'...
curiousdannii's user avatar
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1 vote

New posters and inappropriate questions

Consider what people see when they visit this site: Notice that the only significant difference between this site and most of the other SE sites is the "Biblical Hermeneutics" name. There ...
Ray Butterworth's user avatar

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