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Please can we have a custom close reason “…doesn't start from the text…”?

I don't know the stats but I think all our current close reasons are used regularly, so we don't want to change them. However there has also been significant support for having a close reason that ...
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Marking answers down

I am concerned that answers given can be marked down without users having to give any reason for why they have done so. This seems counter productive. If one of my answers is marked down I want to ...
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Could we have a “Marked for Deletion” feature

I am a total noob to BH.SE but I respect a need for rules. I think I am following the rules and I find out that I am somehow not able or not qualified to answer a question when I thought I was doing ...
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I don't like the title Biblical Hermeneutics

It is not clear to me but this site welcomes Judaism too right? I 2nd the notion that the title Biblical Hermeneutics sounds like Xtian Hermeneutics. To me, Bible = Xtianity I think Judaism call it ...
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What if the Q&A process were prompted for new users up to a certain number of rep points

This site seeks to be an expert site; however, it also appeals to those interested in studying the text. Thus, we tend to draw many novice users. Such new users seem to be fairly consistent in the ...
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Could we post a general disclaimer on the site, given the diversity of contributing members?

I noticed an edit today that inserted in someone else's post, "This answer is from __ perspective." I understand the difficulties that arise in a community as divers as this one. I also appreciate ...
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Rename the site to Hermeneutics from “Biblical Hermeneutics”

Hermenuetics is a general field of study which is applied to all the Semitic scriptures including the Quran. The Arabic term widely used for Hermenuetics is "Usool At Tafseer". There is also a Wiki ...
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Could “closed” questions not be presented on the home page?

If questions are closed, what purpose does it serve for them to be floating on the homepage. It clutters and takes space away from truly active posts. It draws attention to an irregularity. It is ...
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“flag a moderator” in chat

This is a proposal for improvement of prompts. It is based on my own humble experience. Yesterday I clicked "flag a moderator" and misinterpreted the prompt about the importance of the issue. When ...
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Please suspend the '20 rep to chat' rule just for our own bh.se chat rooms for the duration of the beta?

We are attracting newcomers with no experience of Stack Exchange, and The Library is a key tool for helping folk learn the ropes of the format. Please can we temporarily suspend this rule?
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Font Choice and Hebrew Rendering

When this site finally makes it out of beta and gets its own design, I'd like to request that the font be serif rather than sans-serif (or at least when rendering Hebrew). Compare these screenshots of ...
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Can we remove the preferential sorting of accepted answers?

On Stack Overflow, the "accepted" answer shows that the loop has been closed and the question has been answered to the satisfaction of the asker. That's true here too. But there's a big difference ...
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New answers to old questions receiving little attention?

It is a pity that the new answers to old questions page is only visible to moderators. It is easy to ignore the third or fourth answer on an old question. However, there is potential for extremely ...
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Capitalization in tags: possible?

Can we please please have capitalization in tags? Is that possible? I would really like to see names capitalized in tags. I am guessing that it is default lowercase as that is what Stack Overflow does ...
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Changing our short description

If you look down near the bottom of the list of StackExchange sites, you'll read about one that is described as: Q&A for professors, theologians, and those interested in exegetical analysis of ...
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Markup / One-Box support for BibleGateway

Related request from C.SE While the majority of our users are currently, Christian, I recognize that this may not always be the case. Nonetheless, it seems that BibleGateway is a popular reference ...
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Why in the world did someone make a 'book-of-hebrews' tag?

This goes against the whole book naming paradigm, each book should get its own tag, which is the name of the book. I guess this will be a tag-synonym request.
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Newsletter for Biblical Hermeneutics

I'm having trouble subscribing to the newsletter for this stack exchange site - is it unavailable till the site is public?