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Eran of Arcadia
03-17-2005, 01:33 PM
Where do 'Ask the' threads go? Especially one about religion?
03-17-2005, 01:54 PM
Depends on the topic.
"Ask the relapsed Catholic" - MPSIMS
"Ask the molested altar boy" - BBQ Pit
"Ask the Methodist parish council member" - GQ or GD
"Ask the Trekkie" - Cafe Society (what?)
"Ask the born-again Christian" - GD
Could you be more specific?
03-17-2005, 04:05 PM
"Ask the..." threads almost always do not belong in GQ. Ask a GQ moderator before posting one in that forum.
03-17-2005, 04:29 PM
Virtually anything religious other than a straight poll would go in GD. Maybe 75% (imho, ymmv)
If you start in MPSIMS, chances are you'll get moved, unless you and the thread stay away from any doctrinal or interpretational issues, which is very hard to do in any but the simplest of thread topics. When things get really heated, as many religious topics do on this site, then the Pit is where they end.
Sometimes, IMHO is good place to start, esp if you don't want to debate but wonder what you might read to find out about certain religious topics.
For GQ, it would need to stay completely away from doctrines and interpretations and merely be a simple question. Such as, "Who was Pope in 1518 CE?" or "Where can I get a Book of Mormon?"
None of these statements should be viewed as a rule, they are merely my observations as a SDMB member.
Eran of Arcadia
03-18-2005, 12:04 PM
It's an "ask the LDS missionary", so looks like off to GD I go. Thanks everyone.
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