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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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Don't tell users that they can edit old PTIJ questions to be on-topic

According to site policy, Purim Torah In Jest (PTIJ) questions are closed after Purim. I was browsing some older, closed PTIJ questions (for example, this one), and found that the close message now ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are questions on jokes, humour, fiction or pop culture allowed?

What's the point of popular-culture and humour/humor tags if my question What's up with answering questions with questions in this joke from Family Guy? is going to be closed? I don't see anything ...
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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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Is there any recourse for a closed question?

Can I request to get a second opinion from another moderator or a vote from trusted members if my question deserved to be put on hold? I believe I asked a valid question.
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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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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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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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Why was my question “ Kiruv and outreach arguments” closed

Why was this question Kiruv and outreach arguments which was originally closed, then re opened, closed again and all the comments were moved to private chat rooms?
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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 ...
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Is reposting a closed question considered to be spam?

A new user recently posted the following question: What does the Rebbe mean by "{the sixth Rebbe} will redeem us", in his first discourse? Some community members associated the post with ...
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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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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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How is this question opinion based?

B"H Why do some frum Jews go to college, even though the Lubavitcher Rebbe writes that it's completely forbidden for all Jews forever? This question is clearly NOT opinion based because it is ...
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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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