We've long had a CYLOR disclaimer in the tag wiki. A few days ago, SE gave tag specific pop ups. Could we enable this here?

What other tags should we have pop-ups for? What should the pop-ups say?

Please propose messages for other tags as well here. One message + tag per answer, and please make it community wiki so that others can easily work on it.

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    related meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/q/1125/759 – Double AA Oct 20 '14 at 18:23
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    Also related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/104821/… – Isaac Moses Oct 20 '14 at 18:27
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    I like this idea. There are some other tags that could also use pop-ups - those that name topics that are on our explicit "not automatically on-topic" list, e.g. history, hebrew, yiddish. – Isaac Moses Oct 20 '14 at 18:28
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    Come up with specific wording and this is do-able. – Shog9 Oct 20 '14 at 18:29
  • One limitation to the usefulness of this is that true newbies are less likely to know to use the halacha tag in the first place. – Isaac Moses Oct 20 '14 at 18:41
  • @IsaacMoses That's what the MSE request you linked above is for, no? (But i just tested, and didn't see it...) – Scimonster Oct 20 '14 at 18:43
  • @Scimonster, the MSE request I linked was not implemented. The newbie sidebar described in Jeff Atwood's answer went away at some point, I guess when we graduated. – Isaac Moses Oct 20 '14 at 18:45
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    Perhaps in light of the answers, below, the question should be broadened to ask what tags and tooltips the community wants and to specify that only one tag and tooltip is sought per answer in order to clarify what votes are for. – msh210 Oct 20 '14 at 19:11
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    @msh210 How's this? – Scimonster Oct 20 '14 at 19:14
  • @Shog9 What do you think? I think the top few (currently) are good to go. – Double AA Dec 18 '14 at 1:51
  • @DoubleAA and Shog: But i think it should wait until it's in a non-critical color. – Scimonster Dec 18 '14 at 8:09
  • @Shog9 Update ? – Double AA Apr 27 '16 at 3:30

For , how about the existing wording?

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    I know this is the wording of the FAQ, but can we change it to "Questions about the Hebrew language are not on-topic unless they are also related to Judaism" for this pop-up? (It's a less complex sentence) – Y     e     z Oct 21 '14 at 1:37
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    @YEZ It's a CW post, feel free to tweak it... – Scimonster Oct 21 '14 at 4:07
  • Ya, I just wanted some confirmation before unilaterally tweaking a suggestion with upvotes. – Y     e     z Oct 21 '14 at 15:30


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  • I think I'd prefer something akin to meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/a/2219, personally. It's shorter and clearer, and doesn't also include the tag wiki (which is arguably unnecessary in the tooltip). So e.g. Questions about history are not on-topic unless they are also about Judaism. Perhaps I should post this as another answer here.... – msh210 Apr 18 '16 at 20:21

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    Do we even need that? We don't claim to be a medical advice site. – Scimonster Oct 20 '14 at 18:47
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    @Scimonster, unfortunately, there are people who think that sources of Halacha advice can also be substitutes for sources of medical advice. – Isaac Moses Oct 20 '14 at 18:51
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    Perhaps choleh-sick should be considered for this tag tip also. – MTL Nov 21 '14 at 20:23


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  • What danger would this pop-up be averting? – Isaac Moses Oct 22 '14 at 3:20
  • People thinking that how-to allows psak questions. I could totally see that happening. (The rest of it makes it more similar to the MSO post linked to in the question....if you think it's too much you can fix it) – MTL Oct 22 '14 at 3:23
  • But have we ever had a problem like that? – Scimonster Oct 22 '14 at 7:03
  • @Scimonster How long have we had how-to for? – MTL Oct 22 '14 at 13:42
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    Exactly! I don't think we should add the notice unless we actually have a problem with it. – Scimonster Oct 22 '14 at 13:53
  • @Scimonster Hm.....I'd rather prevent problems than react to them, but I guess we'll let the community vote on the usefulness of the suggestion. – MTL Oct 22 '14 at 13:57
  • @Scimonster In any event......do you think it should be shrunk to match the other answers here, or left as is (imitating the MSO post)? – MTL Oct 22 '14 at 13:57
  • @IsaacMoses I meant to ask you the above ^^^^^ as well. – MTL Oct 22 '14 at 13:58
  • I agree with @Scimonster that measures like this should be reserved for actually-observed problems. – Isaac Moses Oct 22 '14 at 14:08
  • If we ever use it, probably shrunk, to match our own standard. – Scimonster Oct 22 '14 at 14:09
  • Ok, then. I might shrink it to match anyway. @Scimonster – MTL Oct 22 '14 at 14:09
  • @IsaacMoses ^^^^ – MTL Oct 22 '14 at 14:13

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