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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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Addressing Ashkenormativity

A recent question asked about Jews doing Sujood, the Arabic word for prostration. And while it is acceptable to ask about the meaning of this word for clarity, or to ask how it relates to Judaism, ...
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Policy Regarding Karaite Sect [duplicate]

This question Karaite prostration minhag different? includes the wording: Is the Karaite prostration minhag uniform to that preserved by other Jews or are there differences? Does Mi Yodeya have a ...
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Is it Mi Yodeya's job to vet the Moshiach?

I vote no. In my year and a half here, I've come across at least half a dozen people coming claiming to be, or know, the Moshiach, and asking us to vet, help or learn from such individual. E.g I vote ...
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Are ChatGPT answers allowed on Mi Yodeya?

Does the policy of banning ChatGPT answers on StackExchange sites exist here as well? If so, what to do when a user seems to be using ChatGPT? I ask because a recently-joined user (3 days ago) has ...
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What is the magical tree in this SE site's logo? [duplicate]

Finally my curiosity got the best of me, after seeing the icon for Mi Yodeya appear in the "Hot Network Questions" sidebar so many times. I joined this community just to ask: What is the ...
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Policy on historical Jewish controversies

There have been controversies in the past (and some still live on in certain circles). E.g.: Kabbalists vs. Philosophers Chassidim vs. Mitnagdim It is important to note that we have many many fine ...
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Plagiarism policy?

Does Mi Yodeya have a standing plagiarism policy? For example most of this answer, including the material out of the blockquote, is lifted from a letter by English-American revolutionary Thomas Paine ...
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Moderator on another site removes B"H from question. Is this acceptable?

Here's the question. The moderator edited out B"H from the body of a user's question. He made a snarky comment about the site not being religious, and I commented a couple of times explaining ...
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Limit to amount of questions asked daily

Lately, it seems that some users ask countless questions in succession. Is this something that is encouraged? I believe that if there was a question limit ,users would be forced to think over their ...
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Can we create a shulchan aruch, mi yodeya

I am curious, is it possible for us on mi yodeya to create a Shulchan Aruch Ha Mi Yodeya? Basically, the way it would work is that it would be a clickable feature on mi yodeya which would be ordered ...
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Scholar badge fit with this site?

I just happened upon the scholar badge, which seems to be an inherited badge. To get it, one must ask and answer a question. With our rich tradition of venerating our scholars, who are our elite, our ...
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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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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Drop the p'sak halacha closure rule

It seems that certain individuals vote to close down questions on this site by claiming that the question is asking for a practical ruling (p'sak halacha). There is also a message that says to consult ...
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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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Translation tag definition

Do generic questions regarding the translation of Hebrew phrases, with no relation to scholarly (i.e. torah related) text — such as this question, fall under the scope of the translation tag ?
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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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Please come support the new Noahide.SE proposal

Update: Unfortunately, the proposal has been closed for failing to meet Stack Exchange's minimum activity requirements. But thanks to those of you who followed it. I recently created a proposal for ...
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Mi Yodea Series on numbers

Where can i find the series of Mi Yoda that goes through the significance of numbers? (somewhere on this website, not sure how to locate the complete list)
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Should I delete my answer? [duplicate]

I recently answered a question, and as I posted the answer I realised someone else had "beat me to the punch" and had posted (almost exactly) the same answer as I was wording mine. What's ...
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Can I only read the title?

A question post on Mi Yodeya has both a title and a body. When determining if an answer addresses the question asked, is it sufficient to look only at the title or must the title be taken in the ...
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Can I ask this question on templates used for layout in seforim?

There are some questions on formatting seforim, what programs to use etc.. but I was wondering if I could ask the following question: I am writing a sefer with my own chiddushim on the parasha, and ...
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Questions that are Non Factual or Damaging

There was recently a question in which someone makes it clear they accept the Gemara's notion that women can't get pregnant during their first time. Not only has this factually disproven many times, ...
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Questions regarding figures associated with Judaism

I had a question a while back about two contemporary Jewish figures that got closed for being about Jews not Judaism (Did R Aaron Feldman and R Lichtenstein ever meet before the latter's death?) ...
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Is there a shu"t mi yodea

Has anyone made a shu"t mi yodea? Something like organizing the questions here in order of the shulchan aruch? Not sure if this question is on topic in any way but I had to ask.
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What does the Mi Yodeya tree represent?

What does the Mi Yodeya tree pictured on this site's banner represent? Is there any Jewish symbolism involved?
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Tips and best way to web scrap Mi Yodea

BS"D I need to scrap the Mi Yodea site, to parse it as one Question and one Answer. I am part of ravgpt.ai, which refers in it's answer to the source. Should I use the title as the question, or ...
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Is this the most searched for tag on the site?

See a screenshot of what a search of "mi yodeya" yields. This search was done in Incognito mode.
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Rules for Comments that speak negatively, suspiciously, accusatively about, or delegitimize generally accepted Jewish groups

There is a user here who regularly makes comments that are similar to: "This answer comes from a Polish Jew and it should be known that the Poles are actually a group who have produced an ...
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Non-Jewish missionary on Mi Yodeya [duplicate]

Recently I noticed that there's a user "Rabbi Michael Tzadok" on Mi Yodeya, who doesn't seem to have been active for a good number of years, but nevertheless appears to be the same person as ...
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Why is my question closed as off-topic?

I asked this question a couple minutes ago, and it got closed within less than a minute after its publication without any reason noted. It is closed as off-topic, but this is a historical question (...
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Is confirming a ChatGPT answer on topic here?

I just saw the first question quoting ChatGPT and asking whether the quote is accurate. Is this or should this be an ongoing feature of MY? The ChatGPT does give references; perhaps the OP should just ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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What is a model type of question for Mi Yodeya? And the opposite

I am trying to get to the bottom of what Mi Yodeya is all about. It's hard. Is it a place to ask halacha? Find out about tradition? Get answers to assist with homework questions? Run ideas by each ...
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How many users on Mi Yodeya are actually Jewish? Orthodox?

As I've been using the website I've come across many users who either from their pictures or from context don't seem Jewish. Just curious how any users are actually Jewish? Orthodox? And if not, then ...
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Are all questions, answers, comments and chat room discussions expected to follow halacha?

Having looked at this and this, it seems that moderation here isn't based on politics, including the "politics" of what is kefira or not, or conspiracy, but simply the rules laid out by ...
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Is my answer considered spam?

A while ago I asked a question: Is there a website that has a list of Roshei Teivot in text format? Since I couldn't find a good resource for my answer, I have decided to create my own solution. This ...
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Is Mechon Mamre Considered a Source?

Earlier today I quoted an article published by Mechon Mamre with no written author. The article is: https://mechon-mamre.org/jewfaq/animals.htm The quote I used from them as a source was "Under ...
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Adding titles to user names

I've been wondering recently, whether MY should allow or discourage using different Jewish titles in usernames, in particular rabbi and similar. As on the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog, it gives ...
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Is Mi Yodeya (and stack exchange in general?) on the decline?

I've noted that older answers generally got way more votes, answers, and "solveds" compared to usual. I am a new user here so I envy what this site once had and would like to do something ...
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Policy on multi part answers?

B"H One has the option to add multiple answers to the same question. The question now is, that there is a character limit for each answer. If one has a very detailed answer that would best be ...
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Is/Was there anything offensive about asking this conjoined twins question?

What is the halachic status of adult conjoined twins? Background in Christianity SE I'm Catholic. It occurred to me recently I never bothered to look this up for the case of 1 set of reproductive ...
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Noachide fielding questions here on Yom Tov - an apology / questions

Shalom. I am a Noachide from the U.K. I visited the site yesterday (Rosh Hashanah) and noticed that there were unanswered / unfielded questions here. I thought to myself, 'If a Gentile has asked a ...
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Question deleted without private feedback - no way to contact the moderators

I asked a legitimate question about a gemara and how it relates to people who are born LGBTQ. The question was closed without an answer, and without a private message. Is there any way to contact the ...
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Did a moderator erase my answer incorrectly?

I answered a question on Tablet K with a link to a blog. It was erased due to "stories heard through the grapevine". However, the blog post I linked is a first-person account under a real ...
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I created a Jewish app that I think will be useful to others, can I promote it on Mi Yodeya?

I created a Jewish app, and I was wondering if I can post a link to the app on Mi Yodeya, would that be considered Spam?
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Request for forgiveness (from @Tomw)

Shalom, and blessings to everyone who uses this site properly. Inspired by this: SELICHOT Request for Forgiveness I humbly ask forgiveness of anyone I have offended or upset while using this site, and ...
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How do I delete my account? [duplicate]

This is an unhelpful and unfriendly forum. Every question gets closed, it's nothing but nit picking, and you will close a question without actually address the content of it. BYE! PS Visit reddit for ...
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Does my desire for extra information on Deuteronomy 22:1-3 warrant a separate question?

I recently asked the following question: Does Deuteronomy 22:1-3 apply to stray pets (e.g., dogs)? It seems the answer is "Yes." However, I'm not sure whether it applies if I live with my ...
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