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If I know the answer to a question..............

There seems to be some confusion as to whether a question can be asked if the questioner knows the answer. I have asked some questions where I knew the answer and have often received answers I was not ...
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Riddle questions on SE?

After the migration from mi.yodeya to StackExchange, are riddle-type questions considered appropriate? According to the answer from @RebeccaChernoff to the question "Appropriateness of survey ...
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I don't think we're explaining sourcing properly to new users

A lot of opinion follows: Here at Mi.Yodeya, we place a strong emphasis on sourced questions and answers. New users, who are unfamiliar with this, often ask unsourced but otherwise decent questions (...
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How to handle "clothesline for my cute vort" questions?

It's a common yeshivish style that rather than just say: Rabbi X reads the verse as Y. or: Rabbi X reads the verse as Y. And I think that fits well with the wording of such-and-such. Instead ...
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What is our attitude to "list questions"?

There are a few questions on this site that are in the form of "List all ...". Are these questions on topic? Founders of Jewish movements Accurate list of Gedolim List of Techelet Wearers words ...
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Maximum limits on PTIJ questions per user

In another post, suggestions for improving the quality of PTIJ material were discussed. In the highest voted answer there, one suggestion was to impose a limit of how many PTIJ questions each user ...
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Non-Jew has (business-related) questions about Judaism—okay here?

[Similar to, but not quite a duplicate of What are some mistakes non-Jewish people should avoid asking questions on this site?] A non-Jew I know is working on a project for a company that sells a ...
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autocomplete tag synonyms

When retagging (or asking) a question on the main site, you can type in tag names, and they will autocomplete for you. That used to work with synonyms also (for example, I'd type in diaspor, and chutz-...
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Is a question requesting on understanding the Hashkafa of "X" a suitable question for Mi Yodeya?

(Just wondering before I possibly ask) Without being political, would asking a question regarding the Hashkafa of an iconic figure in Judaism or larger community within the Jewish world a suitable ...
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Appropriateness of survey questions

Is a question like What is your favorite pasuk? or What city did your grandparents inhabit in Poland? appropriate for the site? The argument against would be that, although such information ...
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Irritation with poor questions

If I watch television on Friday night, will I go to hell? I am mildy surprised at the quick rejection (in the social sense) of this question. The comments convey exasperation and irritation with the ...
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Reposting quiz questions

I found a booklet for bochrim for Bein Hazmanim. It has lots of fascinating "quiz" questions. No answers provided. E.g: How can women bring Bikurim if it's time bound? Only allowed to bring ...
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Could one post questions/answers in Hebrew/Lashon Hakodesh without translating?

Some questions on the conduct of asking/answering questions on Mi Yodeya. (1)When answering a question and putting up a source, is it expected of the answerer to translates the sources used? (2)If ...
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Should I populate this site with questions?

I'm wondering if I should start asking "random" [good] questions, just so I could fill the site with wonderful knowledge for future visitors? Is this more of a Q&A site, or a potential knowledge ...
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Are scenario questions acceptable for asking?

Are hypothetical questions that are limited to a specific scenario valid for asking, even though the chances of the scenario actually occurring are very slim?
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What should a title of a question be like?

Recently i asked the following question Davening Maariv at Shekiya / or after Plag HaMincha - repeating Kriyas Shema and one of the users said my title was misleading. How close in scope is the title ...
Gershon Gold's user avatar
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"Obvious" Questions and borrowed answers

Over the last couple of days, I have put information in the comments section and I have had users indicate that I should put the information in an answer. I feel that in both cases, there was a ...
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Should we populate Shut on this site?

(Almost) by definition, questions found in Shut are the ultimate "on-scope" questions. Should we populate questions with Shut (like start with Be'er Moshe [Igros Moshe forbade translations of his ...
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New questions disappearing momentarily

If I have two windows open, one to Recently Active Questions, and in the other I ask a new question, the Recently Asked Question window has a message appear that there is one question with new ...
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Clarifying Hebrew language policy

According to the official FAQ (with the parts irrelevant to this post left out): If you have a question about... language used in Judaism Why is הושיעה Mileel whereas הצליחה is ...
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How useful are 'parameters' or 'extent' questions?

There are many questions on the site asking about 'parameters', such as: What are the parameters of Kiddush ha-shem? The Parameters of Hakaras HaTov? What are the parameters of Tircha D'Tzibbur What ...
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Duplicate questions where the higher quality question was added after the lower quality question?

Following from this topic, I'd like to posit a few hypotheticals about duplicate questions, and ask what we should do in each case: Hypothetical #1: The situation described in the title. A question ...
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Are questions of the form “Rabbi so-and-so wrote a Sefer on X Jewish topic, but i need it in Hebrew” on-topic?

For instance: “Rashi wrote a commentary on the Torah, but I don’t speak Hebrew and old French. Does anyone have an English translation?” And a valid answer would be a link to Sefaria, or Artscroll’s ...
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