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What's the point of and / tags if my question What's up with answering questions with questions in this joke from Family Guy? is going to be closed?

I don't see anything wrong with these tags. Christianity, Maths and Chemistry SE (and i think physics SE) do it (regarding christianity SE, SORT OF. I'm still discussing it), and the tags on judaism SE are, well, not closed or anything.


Edit: God bless you all (or G-d or Yahweh or however you call God. Obviously I'm not Jewish) involved with this and the other question, in particular with my recent issues on Christianity SE.

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I wasn't involved in closing your post, and I can't be sure what the precise reasoning of those who voted to close was. To my mind, the post is off-topic not because it makes reference to pop culture but because it is not about Judaism. Stereotypes about Jewish people are not in and of themselves about Judaism, though in some cases, there may be reason to believe that a particular stereotype is. Our canonical description of what's on-topic is here, and a previous Meta post specifically about Jewish culture is here: Are questions about Jewish culture (NOT religion-centric) in scope?

Regarding and , if you look through the posts with those tags, you'll see numerous examples of well-received questions about Judaism that are related to or inspired by these subjects.

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  • Isaac Moses, wait so 1 - the on-topicness of question depends on its answer? i mean for all i know there's something in the torah that advises certain questions to be answered with other questions. i mean, if that was the case, then the question would be on-topic right? or still not? i mean it's like asking a yes/no question and it's on-topic if the answer is yes but off-topic if the answer is no 2 - how are jewish people not related to judaism? – BCLC Dec 11 '20 at 14:20
  • @BCLC Consider the following question about a Jewish person scifi.stackexchange.com/q/12146 As noted in this answer "in some cases, there may be reason to believe that a particular [thing] is [about Judiasm]". If there is such reason and it isn't obvious to eveyone, just state it explicitly. Same goes for that question on scifi.se and any question anywhere that wants to be asked here. – Double AA Dec 11 '20 at 14:23
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    @BCLC 1) It could be on-topic to ask whether a stereotype about Jews is somehow based on Judaism. That would be a question about Judaism. 2) There are a lot of subjects related to Judaism (Jewish culture, Israeli politics, Hebrew language, other religions), but the standard for being on-topic is for the question to be about Judaism, not just related to it. – Isaac Moses Dec 11 '20 at 14:24
  • @DoubleAA LOL example i'm not asking question about a person who happens to be jewish. is it not jewish culture? i think a better analogy is this thing from TBBT 'Isn't hypochondria a common idiosyncrasy of Jewish people?' – BCLC Dec 11 '20 at 14:29
  • ' It could be on-topic to ask whether a stereotype about Jews is somehow based on Judaism. That would be a question about Judaism' --> ok i will edit the post. thanks – BCLC Dec 11 '20 at 14:29
  • @BCLC You asked in a comment "how are jewish people not related to judaism?" I tried to explain why the rules are worded the way they are – Double AA Dec 11 '20 at 14:32
  • @DoubleAA oh, a nitpick. ok. i meant how are questions about jewish people as they relate to judaism not related to judaism? i believe i asked about jewish people as they related to judaism, and of course that's kind of what we're discussing. – BCLC Dec 11 '20 at 14:33
  • @IsaacMoses Thanks for re-open. Why is the answer deleted? – BCLC Dec 11 '20 at 16:56
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    @BCLC The existing answer did not address the on-topic version of the question. – Isaac Moses Dec 11 '20 at 17:01
  • @IsaacMoses God bless you (or G-d or Yahweh or however you call God. Obviously I'm not Jewish) and all involved with this and the other question, in particular with my recent issues on Christianity SE. – BCLC Dec 11 '20 at 19:24
  • Isaac Moses♦, why doesn't the answer just become communitywiki? – BCLC Jan 25 at 6:09
  • @BCLC I'm not sure I understand the question. – Isaac Moses Jan 25 at 14:18

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