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July 2012 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the July 2012 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the ...
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Proposal for an Answerathon

Please click here for discussion of the details of the Answerathon! I recently came across an intriguing series of competitions on Travel Meta that I thought might make for an interesting proposal ...
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Policy on cross-posting material?

I have noticed a growing practice of taking questions/answers from another similar site and posting them here. I don't have a problem with taking inspiration from a question/answer somewhere else, but ...
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Dealing with incorrect answers

Suppose an answer is blatantly incorrect. (E.g. it quotes a Talmudic passage to answer the question, but the passage in question actually says the exact opposite.) I would assume that normally the ...
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How should we handle Hebrew-only answers?

The language of Stack Exchange is English. On this site, many answers (and questions) will also involve Hebrew, and we don't want to discourage that. This answer contains a citation in English and ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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First Answerathon Wrap-Up

Our first Answerathon was a success! Congratulations to Alex for winning! You've absolutely earned your bragging rights. I am truly awed by the response this competition has gotten. It ran for 33 days ...
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Score chart and final results for the Ingathering Contest

Final results: October 3, 2011 15:30 pm Monica Cellio / Still be slaves - 295 (WINNER) Ariel K / E-reader erasure - 191 Ezi / Credit card tzedaka - 91 Tal Fishman / Market fairness - 56 Alex / ...
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How can we encourage people to link to content here?

If you track our stats on Area51, you'll see that our percent answered and answer ratio are both, B"H, in good shape, and our questions per day is in a decent place and rising steadily. However, our ...
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Answers based on the Samaritan Pentateuch

Are answers based on the Samaritan Pentateuch considered as being answers? I don't think we'd allow answers based on the New T. Case in point: This answer. Fascinating answer, but not based on ...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-03 (week of Lech-l'cha 5772): aliya laaretz

This week's topic challenge is aliya laaretz, moving to the land of Israel to live there. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. It is relevant to the weekly Torah ...
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Can we link the Hebrew Mi Yodeya in the banner?

Currently the logo and the words mi yodeya in English in the banner serve as a link back to the home page. Clicking on the Hebrew does nothing. Would it be possible and/or advisable to link the Hebrew ...
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2012 Community Moderator Election Results

Well, Mi Yodeya's very first moderator election has come to an end. Our winners are: Please give them a warm welcome, and hearty thanks and congratulations for volunteering! Also, a sincere ...
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What should we do with “does Judaism permit this random special case that I won't elaborate on” questions?

We've had some questions (not just lately, but recent events prompt the question) that are of the form: "does Judaism permit some very specific implausible thing that I don't provide motivation or ...
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Now that we graduated, should we do a blog?

We discussed making a blog in a previous post. Now that we graduated, what do people think about starting an official Mi Yodeya blog?
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How shall we celebrate Mi Yodeya's tenth birthday?

Mi Yodeya's birth occurred on December 6, 2009 / 19 Kislev 5770 with the posting of http://mi.yodeya.com/q/1 . In 2014 / 5775, some of us celebrated Mi Yodeya's fifth birthday together, in person, at ...
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What is our attitude to “list questions”?

There are a few questions on this site that are in the form of "List all ...". Are these questions on topic? Founders of Jewish movements Accurate list of Gedolim List of Techelet Wearers words ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016 [duplicate]

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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How to handle “clothesline for my cute vort” questions?

It's a common yeshivish style that rather than just say: Rabbi X reads the verse as Y. or: Rabbi X reads the verse as Y. And I think that fits well with the wording of such-and-such. Instead ...
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What to do with fixable request for psak questions

A few times I have come across questions like this one, kasher a nonkosher Le Creuset pot?, that are put on hold due to a clear request for psak but if edited could yield a good(?, at least on topic) ...
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Should vague titles be clarified?

Should questions with vague or ambiguous titles be edited to more specifically indicate their contents? If so, with how heavy a hand (i.e. how much deferrence should be paid to the poster's right to ...
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Rabbonim on the site

How many number of users of this site are either "qualified" (i.e. have smicha, shimush, etc) Rabbonim or are actually "praciticing" Rabbonim (Rabbi of a Shul, Dayanim, Morei Horah, etc.) (This was ...
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Favorite close reason [closed]

My favorite close reason is Primarily Opinion Based. What's yours? This question is Purim Torah and is not intended to be taken completely seriously. See the Purim Torah policy.
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Should we add “PTIJ:” in the title of all Purim Torah questions?

Should there be a rule to have to add "PTIJ:" before the title on all Purim Torah questions? This way it seems that people won't click on a question without overlooking the fact it's a Purim Torah.
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Cross posting, or using the same answer twice

What's the policy for copying and pasting an answer that I wrote in one question to another, if it answers the second question, and that question has not been closed as a duplicate? For example, see ...
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Parashat Hashavua' “gabfest”?

Would anyone be interested in starting a weekly Parashat Hashavua' podcast in a format similar to the one used in Slate Magazine's various "gabfest" podcasts?1 Please keep reading for more details, ...
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Limited Purim Torah Questions

In response to Isaac Moses's last question here: This question was recently asked as a Purim torah question. I am sorely tempted to vote to close it as too localized. IMO the kinds of Purim torah ...
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What's the point of posting an answer based on something that's already online?

If I find an English-language article online that directly addresses a question on Mi Yodeya, why should I bother going to all the trouble suggested in our citation guideline - citing, summarizing, ...
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What unique value does mi.yodeya offer?

I've been soliciting private beta testers for mi.yodeya by posting discussions (without mentioning the name of the site) in a couple of Jewish LinkedIn groups. In one of these groups, FrumNetwork, ...
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Idea: Weekly podcast

Here's how I envision a possible podcast: Two community members stage a weekly call, much like Joel and Jeff of Stack Exchange do. The form could be one interviewing the other. Even if they both know ...
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using tags synonyms instead of long names

I noticed that the tag system has a synonyms function, shouldn't we use it instead of naming tags like praying-davening-tefila?
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Can you help distribute “Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?”

You may have heard that we're working on another book for the high holy days. This time, in addition to the downloadable copy, we're talking about printing and distributing copies in places where ...
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Help edit “Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?”

32 questions' worth of edited content have been submitted for Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?. The next step is to make sure that each of these submissions gets a good once-over by someone who didn't do the ...
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What questions should we use in a Chanuka publication?

Suppose we're going to make a Chanuka publication along the lines sketched out here, with one page (or leaf or section or whatever) per night of Chanuka, and each page containing: a Chanuka-related Q&...
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What transliteration or anglicisation should we use for Hebrew words?

What transliteration or anglicisation should we use for Hebrew words? Sometimes words are in the dictionary and have accepted spellings. Other times Hebrew words (names especially) have English ...
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Maximum limits on PTIJ questions per user

In another post, suggestions for improving the quality of PTIJ material were discussed. In the highest voted answer there, one suggestion was to impose a limit of how many PTIJ questions each user ...
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tagging based on answers where the question is weak

Should a question where the topical stuff is mostly in the answer(s) be tagged based on its answers? I'm thinking primarily of mi-yodeya-series and jewish-date-series questions, and also of riddle ...
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“Haggadah - Mi Yodeya?” v2.0 — call for submissions

This question will collect Q&As, formatted for the book, for Haggadah - Mi Yodeya? v2.0. Since there aren't that many questions getting added, we can do everything in this one question. This ...
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Answerathon Details

Previously I'd proposed an Answerathon. As a quick summary of the proposition, based on my original post and the community's feedback: Starting on a predetermined date, the community is challenged to ...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-08 (week of Vayishlach 5772): Asked by children

This week's theme challenge is asked by children. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this theme. Could whoever proposed this theme elaborate a bit? He did! Children frequently ...
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Multiple close answer reasons

When voting to close a question you can choose from several different reasons. However, when the question actually gets put on hold, it only shows the reason with the most votes. So for instance, if ...
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Haggadah table of contents [closed]

An answer to this question will serve as the table of contents published at the start of the 2013 Mi Yodeya haggadah supplement. I'm populating the table of contents initially but it will be updated ...
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What should we add to “Haggadah - Mi Yodeya?”?

We'd like to update our Haggadah publication this year, and for that, we need new questions and other improvements! According to my project plan, we should have a list of questions by Sunday, March 13 ...
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What happened to Lo.yodeya.com?

Based on http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/468?m=1934355#1934355 Is http://lo.yodeya.com/ still connected to judaism.se? If yes, why is it not used?
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English site for Hebrew language questions

I've read in your FAQ that a question on Hebrew language is considered off-topic. Can someone please recommend a site (in English) where I can ask such a question? Thank you in advance for your kind ...
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Purim Mi Yodeya call for submissions: part 0 (Introduction)

Please write an introduction, formatted for the book. Each answer here should be a proposed introduction, following this template. Follow these style guidelines. Please take inspiration from the ...
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PSA: Purim Torah In Jest is just that - in jest.

Purim Torah posts, I’ve noticed, have been getting a lot of downvotes lately. While earlier I had expressed this thought, echoed by ezra there, I’m starting to think it’s because not everyone is ...
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Why no answer tags?

More often than not, the key information related to a topic of discussion is in the answers, not in the question. So why is there no option to tag based on the answers, or even separate tagging for ...
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Reviving the Jewish-Date series

The tag jewish-date-series has some serious scope issues, as it is about history of Jews as much as about Judaism. I am considering reviving it in the form of "This date is significant in Judaism ...
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Questions in other languages

From what I've seen, some members of this forum do not have the most fluent grasp of the English language, which serves as this site's main mode of communication. Should we permit questions in other ...

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