As per the Purim Torah policy:

Apply the tag and no other tag.

Since we now put PTIJ in front of all Purim Torah posts, should we revisit this policy, since it’s now more obvious whether it’s PTIJ or not?

  • I know voting works differently on meta, so a -1 just means you disagree with me. That said, I’m curious why.
    – DonielF
    Feb 15, 2018 at 1:22
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    @mbloch I said nothing about removing the tag, nor did I say anything about editing old posts.
    – DonielF
    Feb 15, 2018 at 14:50
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    @mbloch Since we have PTIJ at the front of every post, I was proposing that we be allowed to use additional tags besides PTIJ.
    – DonielF
    Feb 15, 2018 at 19:02

2 Answers 2


I don't think we should revisit the tagging policy.

Firstly, we should keep things uniform as much as possible.

Secondly, if I'm searching for a tag, I don't want to have dozens of results that I cannot answer, and provide no useful information on the topic.

Thirdly, adding tags will allow users to get score for those tags, which to me is a bit misleading and unfair. For example, if I see someone has a high score on the Halacha tag, I'm assuming it is because they have contributed useful Halacha questions and answers, not that they have come up with a cute joke. This is especially relevant because Purim Torah scores and voting tend to be pretty high.

  • Ooh, tag score -- I hadn't thought of that. Feb 15, 2018 at 2:26
  • Check mark just for point number 3.
    – DonielF
    Feb 15, 2018 at 17:18

When somebody searches or uses tags to find questions about kashrut or a particular parsha or a minhag etc, I don't think the results should include Purim Torah questions. The typical visitor from Google won't know what "PTIJ" means and shouldn't have to read through a question only to find out it's not serious. Further, the misunderstandings upon which many Purim Torah questions rely could make us look bad ("wait, somebody on that site thinks that's what that word means??") to people who don't read through to the policy statement at the bottom.

Most of us know the deal. Most of our readers aren't us.

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