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Petition: On closing or editing COVID-19-related questions as psak-seeking

For the purposes of this thread, A "COVID-19-specific halachic question" (henceforth "C19 question") is one which, due to the limiting nature of the question, cannot be generalized to other diseases,...
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Dealing with incorrect answers

Suppose an answer is blatantly incorrect. (E.g. it quotes a Talmudic passage to answer the question, but the passage in question actually says the exact opposite.) I would assume that normally the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Comment templates

I saw a nice idea on TeX Meta. For some common comments (e.g. welcoming users on the site, suggesting an answer to be accepted) they use previously written codes. I suppose it would be great to have ...
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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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Can temple questions be posed as practical advice?

When asking about a law in the Torah which is not in active use do to our current pre-temple status, may one ask it as if it is happening. Example Q. My Bechor got mixed in with my Pesach, and I don’t ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Disclaimer box still has http:// and old meta link [duplicate]

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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