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Can we improve the “One Jewish Practice” question post?

The One Jewish Practice post is the subject of significant controversy regarding its fitness for Mi Yodeya. It's been around for 18 hours, and in that period, it has received: 11 upvotes and 1 ...
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Should psak-seeking questions edited out of the first person be reopened?

Take this recent question as an example. It was patently obvious that the question was asking for an actual psak. Of course, those are off-topic, and therefore the question was closed. The ...
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Too many questions closed as “unclear what you're asking”

I think that the "unclear what you're asking" close reason is being overused for questions people dislike, or which don't explain themselves well, even when the question isn't unclear. Going through ...
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Fibonacci numbers question

Why was this question closed? As the poster pointed out, a near-identical quesiton--but about irrational numbers, rather than Fibonacci numbers--was left open as a PTIJ last year. The closer of the ...
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What should we do with posts closed as too immodest?

Sometimes a post will be closed based on our modesty policy. What should we do with such questions after they are closed, since arguably, their existence while closed is also too immodest? On the ...
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Questions about the meaning, source of Yiddish names

A user has recently asked two questions (1, 2) about Yiddish names that have been closed as off-topic, with the specific close reason "Questions about the Hebrew language or about history or news of ...
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Editing closed questions to try to reopen when there are answers

Based on this question. It's pretty easy to take out the opinion-based portion and rephrase it to be "Is Mi Yodeya considered bitul Torah when you can go get a sefer?" while leaving out the opinion-...
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Where to ask language-related questions [duplicate]

I've noticed that on the regular Mi Yodeya site, questions concerning Hebrew/Yiddish grammar, spelling, etc. that are not technically related to religious works are often closed. I understand the ...
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Can my question be taken off Hold now?

I have a question that I believe is now clear. Can it be re-opened or can you explain what more I can do to make it fit the guidelines? Are there any specific laws and consequences for claiming to ...
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Why was this question closed and deleted when a similar one has 16 upvotes?

This question of mine was closed and deleted (I didn't know it was deleted until someone pointed it out to me, since I can't view deleted questions) https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/51265/...
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What is the “practical” purpose of closing a question that has an accepted answer?

I frequently see a question closed after an answer has been accepted. I understand the "technical" pupose in that you want to prevent further answers until the question has been clarified. But, in ...
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Someone answered a duplicate question

I was surprised when I saw a question rise to the top of Mi Yodeya's stack, that said "answered," while the question title said duplicate. Is this a bug? Here's a link to the question; here's a link ...
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How do you see a list of closed questions?

I'm not sure if I have the privileges to see them. But, in theory, how would someone with the appropriate privileges see a list of questions that have been closed? Or perhaps a list of still-open ...
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Removing closed questions from Highest Votes list?

There's a wonderful purim-torah-in-jest question that currently ranks #5 on the questions sorted by votes list. This seems like bad form to me. I'd rather have that list full of real questions that ...
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answers to close-nominated questions

Lets say a person asks a question that is on its way to being closed. For simplicity, let's say as off topic. Then someone answers a perfectly valid answer to the question as asked. Within the ...
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Why do points earned on closed questions count?

Why do points that are earned on closed questions count for the asker and answerer?
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Front page makes it look like my old activity was recent on a re-opened question

This question was re-opened today by msh210. When he re-opened it, the last content activity on the post had been an edit by me, a year ago. I noticed a few minutes later that it was listed on the ...
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Can a question closed as a duplicate automatically link to the dupe?

This question was closed as a duplicate; presumably it is considered a dupe of the question linked in the question body. It won't always be that clear, though. On English.SE when a question is ...