Caleb

Izmir, Turkey

alerque.com

Age: 32

I am a scripting language connoisseur, regular expression aficionado, network geek, general lover of Linux and a frequent contributor to open source software. I transitioned to programming from other work because I was too busy automating my own work environment to actually do the other work. I have a hobby interest in cartography. For more see my personal site. Most importantly, my life is defined by the grace of God given to men through Jesus Christ. It is my ambition that everything I do would reflect His glory and point people towards Him.

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answered Can I remove the personal aspect from a pastoral advice-like question and make it less personal?
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comment What is the 70 weeks prophesied in Daniel chapter nine?
It's usually pretty easy to find sources by searching for bits of quotes. In the event you come across some that you can't find it may be okay on occasion to quote it anyway but specifically reference it with a note saying you cannot find the attribution. That will encourage editors to add the source if they can find it and at least understand that it's not plagiarism if they can't.
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comment What is the basis for the idea of a seven year peace treaty with Israel in the end times?
No worries. See my other comment for follow up.
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comment What is the 70 weeks prophesied in Daniel chapter nine?
Yes, > does help denote which sections are quotes, but you still need to attribute the quote to someone or somewhere. This (and a few others) were brought to my attention by some community member flagging them for plagiarism. If you hadn't at least used some blockquote formatting I would just have deleted them but I'm sure it wasn't your intention. Howerever at some point you do need to [edit] this and any others that have no sources to properly credit the author of any material you've used. Thanks for understanding.
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comment How can we get more participation on our site?
I don't see any reason to discourage VtC'ing anything that is actually off-topic or otherwise not in line with our guidelines. If anybody then wants to fix those posts so they are up to snuff great: they can be re-opened. A need to educate new users is not equivalent to a mandate for giving off-topic questions a pass and leaving them open to collect off-top answers. If they are a problem or going to make problems, shut them down. Then those with time and interest should help redirect them.
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comment How can we get more participation on our site?
I'm not sure "directives" is the word to be throwing around here. Perhaps "distinctives" is more along the lines of what you mean to imply. In the mean time I agree that any effort old-timers put out to help educate new users is a good thing, but at the same time you make it sound as if expert level questions about original language issues are somehow a bad thing. Without coming out and saying it, this post sounds sort of like you are advocating for dumbing things down.
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comment What is the 70 weeks prophesied in Daniel chapter nine?
This appears to be largely plagiarized from here with no credits. Please edit this to more clearly show what content is yours and give credit to the authors for the material that is not your own.
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comment What is the basis for the idea of a seven year peace treaty with Israel in the end times?
The bulk of this answer seems to be copy/pasted from here. You need to edit in some credits where credit is due (and possible edit the quoted section down to just the most relevant bits to the answer). As it stands this is basically plagiarism. Please always source material when you copy/paste content that is not your own original material.
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awarded Nice Answer
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comment What does Cain say to Abel in Genesis 4:8?
@DickHarfield Sure this leaves room for improvement, but it does answer the question. Fully. Now it might be wrong or not useful (both of which would be for voters to point out, not moderators to deal with) but it is an answer and voting seems to reflect that. As for improvements we all know the OP has bowed out of further participation, so there doesn't seem to be much point in it being repeatedly brought it up.
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comment What does "show your work" mean in the context of exegesis?
@RonMaimon You're so full of baloney dude! Don't you get tired of crying wolf? As often as not this site's "show your work" policy does just the opposite: it serves as a crutch to give a platform to answers that would otherwise be discarded as complete balderdash. There are all manner of conclusions (including some of yours) presented around here, some of which one or more mods find ridiculous and would just assume pitch. But, thanks to this policy, anything with a half baked line of reasoning showing how the conclusion was arrived at working up from the text gets a pass. So catch a clue ;-)
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comment What is the difference between 'Hell', 'Sheol', 'Hades' and 'Gehenna'?
@Bye et all: Please note this is not an exegesis question looking for the correct way to understand each term in the Bible, this is a question directed at the usage of the words across the Bible according to Christianity. Any decent answer to this will need to cover the major "camps" as to what these terms are about and who understands them how rather than delving into what the correct understanding of "the bad place" should be.
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revised Are Jehovah's Witnesses allowed to marry outside the faith?
removed off topic content, cleaned up link formatating
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awarded Guru
Jan
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awarded Famous Question
Jan
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revised Is it true that early Christians were baptised naked?
your posts are all linked to your profile, we ask that you don't include signature lines inside the post
Jan
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awarded Nice Answer
Jan
24
revised What is the precedent for using water as a symbol for God's Spirit in John 3:5?
formatted quotations as with blockquote markup
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comment "How old is the Old Testament?" Why did this question remain open?
@fredsbend You realize that "does not show research effort" is a DV reason but not a close vote reason right? It used to be but the official SE sanctioned position is that General Reference / read Wikipedia / it's available everywhere is, in itself, not a valid reason to close.
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comment "How old is the Old Testament?" Why did this question remain open?
@Mr.Bultitude I can see your point, but I thought it was clear enough what the miss-understanding was to answer and the OP accepted. Perhaps it wasn't so unclear as to need closing on that grounds. No matter which of the variants you suggest you go with, the quick summary can cover all the bases.
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