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Mi Yodeya Glossary

A glossary! This is for Judaism-related terms that come up on the main site whose meanings people may well not know. To search this glossary for (e.g.) משנה, type is:answer inquestion:this משנה ...
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CYLOR Disclaimer

The previous incarnation of this site had the following disclaimer at the top, in red: Like Wikipedia, mi.yodeya makes no guarantee of validity, and does not offer professional (particularly ...
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Welcoming new users

Since the beginning of mi.yodeya 1.0, I've made it my practice to welcome new users. I'd like to make it clear that while I'm happy to continue doing this whenever I get the opportunity, anyone else ...
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Choose standard off-topic closure reasons

As described more fully in a very informative post on meta.stackexchange.com, which I recommend you check out, we're going to lose these two closure reasons: off topic Questions on Mi Yodeya are ...
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A beginner’s guide to MY - “How is this site different from other Judaism sites?”

This is a followup to my meta post A newbie perspective after 60 days and 90 Q&As. [...] Mi Yodeya is clearly different from other sites on the Internet (e.g., discussion forums, even other ...
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Professional advice disclaimer (post-launch re-request)

Follow-up to CYLOR Disclaimer Now that Mi Yodeya has launched, I'd like to renew the request for a more-pervasive placement of our "professional advice" disclaimer. Currently, the following ...
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Is it time to replace the term CYLOR?

"CYLOR" (See your local Orthodox Rabbi) is a much-used phrase on Mi Yodeya, and throughout many Jewish sites. I believe this innocuous phrase has several limitations. The first is a question of ...
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A standard comment for new users asking psak questions

I wanted to suggest that we put forth a standard comment to put on psak questions asked by new users. The goal of the psak-close reason is, as I understand from various chat conversations, to instill ...
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Who cares which answer the questioner thinks is the best?

The way answers are ranked across the Stack Exchange Network is that an accepted answer appears first, followed by the other answers in decreasing order of votes. If there is no accepted answer then ...
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Should Q&A rules be lifted when a question implies that the asker is facing high Halachic or health stakes?

Sometimes we get questions that either indicate or suggest that the author is seeking advice regarding a matter of high Halachic or medical states, for example: Determining whether a particular ...
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Do questions require research?

Inspired by the comments on my answer here and a comment made by DoubleAA here: The FAQ's regarding a "good question" seem to require some research be done by the asker prior to posting the question. ...
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Another “bully overflow”

Yeah I know downvote downvote downvotes. But rep doesn't count here. Far from the Jewish spirit of welcoming in new people, guests, etc. you are bullying people with your downvote tactics. Where is ...
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Is there a way to have confirmed Rabanim?

I know this is a bit hard for several reasons Who would qualify? What type of community? etc. How would they be confirmed? That may take away from this site being a community forum The benefits ...
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Disclaimer box still has http:// and old meta link

Mi Yodeya has a disclaimer box on the side of the page, saying that Like any library, Mi Yodeya offers tons of great information, but does not offer personalized, professional advice, and does not ...
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Replace “does not offer” link in /about with canonical link

Now that we have a canonical FAQ entry for "Can I consult Mi Yodeya as I would a rabbi?," I recommend that our About page link to it in the second paragraph, where it says "but does not offer ...