I just saw that Bible Applications was shut down by JNat as a duplicate of Biblical Hermeneutics with the notice that “This subject is already well-covered by a live Stack Exchange site. We generally do not split off subjects simply to give them their own space.” We spent a lot of time and effort showing how BA is quite different from BH and Christianity.SE. There were 34 questions and counting which would be rejected on those sites.
JNat is a staff/moderator on Stack but with no activity on the related sites so I’m wondering what his qualifications are to make that decision and how these decisions are made. Are they made in consultation with others, especially those who may be more knowledgeable about the important distinctions between the sites? Is there any kind of appeal process for the decision to be reconsidered? This is not intended as any kind of accusation, only a desire to understand the process. Thanks.