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Weekly topic challenge 5772-25 (week of Tzav 5772): Book division

This week's topic challenge is book division. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. Topic Proposal I propose book division as a topic. Questions about dividing books ...
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Should we capitalize titles in questions?

Some titles are capitalized, some are not. According to English.SE there are several styles. Should we pick one or just follow the mood?
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Do we want Hebrew in tags?

As of recently, tags can now be any (Unicode) character (not just 7-bit alphanumeric characters), with that feature being turned on only for sites that request it: and that request must be well-...
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Upvoting answers on a question that should be closed

Should one refrain from upvoting answers on a question that he/she believes should be closed (e.g. duplicate or off topic)? This is similar to this question but there is not necessarily a reason why ...
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Is criticism of the views of great Rabbis appropriate to the site?

Bearing in mind that the site is meant amongst others for “for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition”, can I ask whether criticism of the views of great Rabbis is appropriate to the ...
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MiYodeya history: what sort of rabbinic guidance was given when creating the site?

Loewian made a very interesting comment below this question when he wrote I believe the generally accepted Talmudic interpretation of "Torah tziva lanu moshe morasha kehilath Yaakov" is that ...
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Should we publish a policy to prevent people from citing G-d's name in Hebrew?

I noticed a verbatim verse citation from Shemot in this question. You'll see that the quote uses G-d's name. Some people print the Mi Yodeya questions. If they printed this question, this would ...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-24 (week of Vayikra 5772): colors

This week's topic challenge is colors. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. Topic Proposal I propose colors as a topic. We have but fifteen questions currently tagged ...
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What to do with the avot-patriarch-fathers tag?

Well, it was bound to happen: someone's created the abraham tag. So do we go through all 116 avot-patriarch-fathers questions now, splitting them up into abraham, isaac, and jacob, and retaining it ...
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Overlapping questions on the topic of screen tech and G-d's name

There are a few overlapping questions on the topic of screen technology and G-d's name, vis a vis "virtually" erasing the Holy name of G-d. Deleting files containing G-d's Name / taking the host ...
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Should the “alacrity-for-mitzvot” tag exist? If so, what should its scope be?

Should the alacrity-for-mitzvot tag exist? If so, what should its scope be? Please propose a tag wiki that you'd like us to attach to the tag.
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Answering a question that you voted to close

When is appropriate for a user that voted to close a question to go ahead and answer the question as well? Granted that if their closed opinion wasn't accepted by the community, they shouldn't ...
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articles based on the weekly daf yomi

I write a weekly article on one of the hot topics learnt in Daf Yomi. I'd be happy to post it here to hear what you have to say, is that within the boundaries of this website?
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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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Shulchan Arukh (Orach Chayim, …) — status of online English translations status — let's consolidate at Wikisource and aim to complete it?

I posted Who can help us complete an English translation of Yoreh Deah? but it's been pointed out SAOC has the same status, so let this be a planning board for the other sections of SA. Whoever can, ...
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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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The scope of Comparative Religion

This question created a debate about the scope of comparative religion (or in that case, comparative ideology) questions, which can be found in the comments there. The issue seems to be as follows: ...
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Vote to merge “art” and “pictures” labels

It seems (to me at least) that the "art" and "pictures" labels are redundant. Also, I wonder if even "symbols-symbology" should also be absorbed, as well as terms such as "icon", "iconography", "...
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Mass-deleting of comments threads

It seems this has been going on for awhile, especially in the last several months: mass-deleting of the discussions of relevant details that often arise in the comments on questions and/or answers. I ...
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Tenth Birthday Project: Topics

Is it a bit early for this? Maybe. We'll see. Previously on MY.Meta: How about a commemorative publication? "Mi Yodeya - the first ten years" or something like that. Our other publications are ...
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My unjustly acquired reputation

I recently deleted an answer that I had posted. The answer had attracted one downvote and one upvote. (Net effect on my rep. +8). One of the comments clearly demonstrated that the answer was wrong. ...
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Seforim Software

How many users on this website use programs such as Otzer HaChachma or Bar Ilan to make advanced searches in order to answer questions? I've seen in the past those that use the search function on ...
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Should we use Hebrew in tag synonyms?

There's been discussion of putting Hebrew into each post, whether for clarity or for SEO. One way to do this (at least for SEO) is to add Hebrew tag synonyms. Or if that's technically infeasible, we ...
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Techelet vs tzitzit tags

There have been a few questions recently regarding techelet. They are tagged with both techelet and tzitzit. They don't seem to have to do with tzitzit per se. Should we remove the tzitzit tag from ...
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Why Post Was Deleted?

I posted a reply to an old post on Psalm 22:16 this morning, and it was deleted? Is this not allowed? can I post it elsewhere? Thanks Andy Location of Dead Sea Scroll with Psalm 22 verse 17 - They ...
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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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What should we do with edits to questions that invalidate answers that found a way around the original question?

Our current policy is that if there is a question with an upvoted answer, the asker should not edit that question to clarify his intention if it invalidates the answer. In my experience, when that ...
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Typo in tag nuschaot

Just realized there was a typo in the tag nuschaot - should be nusachot. I am not sure how to change this and understand only a moderator or high-reputation user can do it. Also not sure it justifies ...
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Nusach of the 'nusach' tags

Currently we have the following tags (and number of questions in each): nusach-ashkenaz 14 nusach-sefard 7 (and the synonym nusach-sfard) nusach-ari 5 nusach-edot-hammizrach 3 and nuschaot 53 ...
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Can we have a tag for Daas Torah?

I was speaking yesterday, at some length, with a yeshiva rav who is also involved in broader relations with the community. I told him that recent controversies has filled me with questions and ...
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Information in FAQs about on-topicness [duplicate]

According to the FAQs, questions are on topic when they are about: Jewish law or practice (what to do or why) Jewish philosophy a Jewish text (explaining a passage) history of Judaism language used ...
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Should we split the faith-bitachon-emunah tag?

There's currently a faith-bitachon-emunah that contains questions about both emunah, which I generally understand to mean something like "belief in God," and bitachon, which I generally understand to ...
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Criteria for tag: Judaism101

As per our discussion in Creating a new tag for simple questions we want to decide on objective criteria before launching this new tag. What makes a question qualify for the tag Judaism101? The ...
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Should emunah and theology be combined?

Questions in Emunah tend to be about what Jews believe, or the halachos of Jewish Faith. In other religions that sort of thing falls under the topic of theology. Should the tags be made synonymous?
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Why is there a Jewish site on StackExchange and not a Christian one? [duplicate]

Statistically people who call themselves Christian outnumber people who call themselves Jews. Why is there a site dedicated to Judaism and not Christianity (based on the numbers)? Surely there would ...

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