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Do we want to be a community again? How?

Mi Yodeya used to be a vibrant community. We had an active chatroom (with scheduled Parsha Chats for a period), an active Meta, publication projects, milestone celebrations on launching out of beta ...
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Should we try out another platform?

Since the controversies of last year I've been participating less and less, and it looks like other people are doing the same. Part of it is inertia -- less activity and fewer familiar faces means ...
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What does "bumped to the homepage by the community" mean?

Excuse my ignorance, here. I don't understand what the "Community" is, in general. Is this an automated algorithm or is this a hidden human "super-admin" for all of Stack Exchange that can override ...
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asking news from disappeared users

This question is not standard. I asked myself whtis the right attitude toward users who disappeared from the website. When a friend leaves the Bet Hamidrash or the shul, it is good use to phone to ...
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Problems with Mi Yodeya

I have been helped very, very much by posters on this this site for several years now, and have learned a tremendous amount about Judaism as a result of their profound knowledge and generosity of ...
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Shall we participate in the "929 – Studying the Bible Together" project? How?

At the end of Chanuka this year1, the Israeli Ministry of Education kicked off an exciting new project: "929 – Studying the Bible Together". The idea is very simple: each day, all different kinds of ...
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What Yodeyan slang terms are there?

What are slang terms that people on Mi Yodeya use in comments or chat that are unique to this community? Please post one term with definition, etymology, earliest known usage, etc., per answer. ...
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Where do you live?

With an eye toward designing in-person community events (e.g. this), it would be useful to have some idea of how many Yodeyans live where. So, let's try to collect some basic data about this while ...
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How can we plan a "Shabbaton - Mi Yodeya?"

There was some discussion in V'dibarta Bam recently, sparked by SethJ, about the idea of a Shabbaton to bring yodeyans together. Daniel brought up the idea of multiple simultaneous gatherings, so that ...
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Are flags supposed to be automatically marked "helpful" when the community closes/deletes the flagged post?

I recently asked a question on what happens to a flag when the post it refers to is deleted by the community. It appears that the flag is deleted from the queue and ignored (as far as flag weight ...
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Where did you find Judaism.SE?

Similar to What Jewish print periodicals do you read?. How did you find out about Judaism.SE (friends/google/ads)? Please write one source per answer. (If ads, please write the ad's location). ...
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Why do most users have no picture in their profile?

Is our site different from the other StackExchange sites in the lack of users' pictures?
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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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Should we schedule a meetup in chat?

Would you be interested in a scheduled meetup in our chat site? The goals would be to give people who are interested a way to get to know each other outside the relatively narrow content of the main ...
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Why is the community user making edits to content?

See revision 2 to my answer here. The revision was done by the community user, whose profile (ID = -1) says: Hi, I'm not really a person. I'm a background process that helps keep this site ...
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