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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 at all -- illuminate the interpretation of given texts. I can only think of one Q&A (on "Mahanaim") where HL was a significant element for the answer. There ...


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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 more reputation on at least one site, you will receive a starting +100 reputation bonus to get you past basic new user restrictions. This will happen ...


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MSO has detailed description of how the drafts feature works. It looks like the answer is "1 week". Also, opening a new post in a new tab will clear the draft version of any previously open tab.


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I use the AutoReviewComment user script so that it actually pops up for me in the comment box and allows me to choose what to say to users. I click on 'auto' to comment with a pre-saved comment: Then I select the relevant comment I want to use: Note that some of them only show up on questions, and some only on answers (configurable by prepending [Q] or [A]...


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The Unanswered Questions tab shows questions that have no answers with a positive score nor an accepted answer. (That includes questions with no answers at all.) See also: OK, Now Define “Answered”


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Thank you for asking here before posting. Asking for a biblical reference to support an idea is off topic. Questions about biblical topics should start from a specific Bible passage. If the question arises from a specific passage that describes the character’s viewpoint and you’re asking us to help with interpretation of the text, that works. Questions ...


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Answers with very low net scores (negative -3 or below) as dimmed out as an indication that they have been judged not useful and thus not worth the attention of future readers. Anybody really interested is welcome to hover over them (which darkens them up) and read them, but the visual suggestion is that it's not worth it. In order to get a score like that ...


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There is no such thing as permanent deletion (we've been over this before, if you'd had a post deleted you would see it yourself with a red background and deletion notice). You've never had an answer post on that question.


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While you're welcome to ask questions of specific people in chat, on the main site it's really not appropriate to either limit questions to specific individuals or even to people of a specific faith. This site is run so that answers are meant to be supported by external literature. Neither your nor my personal convictions matter as long as we can provide ...


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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, has adverbial properties (you call it an 'adjunctive' in certain places, places which you, yourself, can discern) and you then claim that this adverbial property ...


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Answer acceptance and bounties are completely separate systems. Only the original question asker can choose which answer to mark as accepted. Even the mods can't change this! The little green tick indicates that the answer best helped the original question asker. Anyone can post a bounty. They are given several choices for why they want to post a bounty, ...


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Note: Posted as a community Wiki, please feel free to update. There are three different fonts available, at CAL TTF font link: The Edessa font - which is great for Syriac; the Hebrew Translation font, which displays the Syriac characters as Hebrew; And a Hebrew Web font. Aramaiac, Syriac New Testament and Lexicons: biblehub.com dukhrana.com Historical ...


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Contacting individuals outside of chat is not available, by design, despite many requests. Please see Any way to send a personal message to another user? (answer: nope); How do I contact other users? (answer: Instant messaging or private messaging is not available); etc. On the other hand, you may invite a user to chat directly from the user's chat ...


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I have been informed by those with more knowledge than I that deleted accounts can not be undeleted unless the deletion was somehow a mistake on the part of Stack Exchange. If you would like to confirm this with someone who works for SE and/or suggest that the deletion was in fact their mistake, I suggest you use the "contact" link at the bottom of the page.


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The answer to your question is spelled out in detail in the Community user's profile page. These is nothing users or moderators can control about this, it's programmed into the system as a robot that takes actions based on certain conditions. The homepage is, um, the home page. It's where you first land when you come to the domain and linked as "home" in ...


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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 could not see my linked accounts so it is possible that someone has linked accounts that you don't see. Has the user asked or answered questions? 103 would ...


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Let me address a couple things from a moderator perspective: I don't come to this site to harass you (or anybody else). When I do come to the site your posts don't even particularly interest me, the types of questions and topics I'm interested here are usually not the ones on your radar. That being said when I do come to the site I'm confronted with a big ...


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Downvoting posts costs the voter one reputation point. This is to discourage frivolous use of the feature among new community participants that are not well established yet. A complete list of things that affect reputation is available in the help center.


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The easiest thing to do retrospectively is just go in and edit the tag wiki yourself to fix whatever bit you don't actually think belongs. Edit: The particular suggested edit in question here has been rejected by other reviewers, so that's taken care of.


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They are those questions with your favorite tags. e.g.: If you have greek and koine-greek as your favourite tags: The questions are displayed as follows:


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It simply means that some user account was removed from the system and their votes went with them. This can happen when a user requests deletion or when a fraudulent duplicate account is detected. It's nothing to worry about. Your reputation point loss wasn't even that much. I lost about 500 a while back on another site when an active high rep user decided ...


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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 hermeneutics. You're not the first user to experience trouble writing on-topic questions, and it's great that you've come over to Meta to ask more about it. Personally, ...


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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-personal spirit of god. This kind of question is not appropriate to ask at this site. If you want to ask how people who share your assumptions/beliefs interpret ...


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It wasn't your answer per se, in this case the question was removed. It had been closed for some time, was not getting edited to be openable and the OP requested that it be removed. Even if they tau not requested it, that is what would have happened anyway sooner or later. You can basically expect anything that is closed (exempt duplicates) and not worked ...


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I've had this problem in the past myself. One thing to try is to press the "Ask Question" link again. Sometimes the post was saved and you get it back. (Similarly, press "Post Your Answer" for answers.) If that doesn't work, it might be because you took longer than a week to answer (unlikely) or perhaps pressed discard by accident. Otherwise, check to ...


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Bob - You have only lost 9 points; if I can confess, I have been marked down dozens of points in the last 12 months, and in one case, someone knocked down my last ten or fifteen consecutive postings (at one time) as if trying to send me a message to get lost. But get this: the feedback has helped me to be more "objective" in my responses. That is, one must ...


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I believe you may be referencing my recent decision to convert one of your answers into a comment. I did so because it didn't really answer the question, and it didn't elaborate on any of its assertions. A month before you had posted that answer in 2013, Caleb had written an excellent explanation of what we are looking for in answers (he also elaborated on ...


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I'm sorry you feel that way Bob. Disassociation is no longer possible, so I'm afraid the only option is to delete your BH account - instructions on how to do that are in the help centre. Looking at your profile, I can't see the question that was deleted - do you have a link so I can look at it?


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According to Stack Exchange's own Meta, moderators cannot remove material based on copyright infringement alone. Moderators will not handle copyright infringement complaints...(If moderators handled copyright infringement complaints, that could make them legally responsible for any mistake that they make.) However, if an image is included in the post, ...


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Soldernal? You see the crap answers on this site that are never deleted. Are you okay with Caleb deleting my posts "because he can" (tenure)? I'm not Soldernal but for my own 2c I would say that the moderators (not just the diamond moderators) are doing a pretty good job trying to stem the tide of problematic posts here on BH.SE. Some "crap answers" aren't ...


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