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Answers that say “I asked my Rabbi and he said…”

Given that this website is not intended for issuing halachic decisions, are answers that offer no source other than "I asked my Rabbi and he said..." valid answers? What your personal rabbi tells you,...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-22-23 (week of Vayakhel-P'kude 5772): Pets

This week's topic challenge is Pets. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. Topic Proposal I propose pets as a weekly topic challenge. Pets present a number of halacha-...
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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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How can we get more people involved in meta discussions?

We've got some pretty important (to my mind) site-definition meta questions out there already, with more to come, but there hasn't been very much community participation on them to date. What can we ...
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What to do with now irrelevant answers?

I asked a question and wasn't sufficiently clear as to what kind of answers I was looking for. This resulted in several answers that didn't really address what I wanted at all. I edited my question to ...
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Are any questions out of bounds?

Are there any questions that are out of bounds because of Tzeni'uth or just an "ick" factor that might elicit inappropriate responses (of the anti-religious sort)?
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Feature Request: Indication of Former Mod Status on Answers and Comments

Answers and comments submitted by moderators are given more weight in users eyes, and well they should. A mod's answer is many times the final say on an issue especially if that mod is also an SE ...
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Is it time to replace the term CYLOR?

"CYLOR" (See your local Orthodox Rabbi) is a much-used phrase on Mi Yodeya, and throughout many Jewish sites. I believe this innocuous phrase has several limitations. The first is a question of ...
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Can you design a Community Promotion Ad for the Weekly Topic Challenge?

As reported here, we have, for a limited time, the ability to create Community Promotion Ads to help build awareness for some of our regular site promotions, and how well we utilize this new tool is ...
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Second Mi Yodeya Answerathon!

For those who missed it: This program was first proposed here; the first round took place here; and the changes to the competition for this round were discussed here. Welcome to the second Mi Yodeya ...
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Out“date”d/unused tag

Sorry for the pun, but there's an outdated tag, jewish-date-series. Since we're not using meta-tags (and since the series seems to have stopped), it probably ought to be done away with.
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Is a question requesting on understanding the Hashkafa of “X” a suitable question for Mi Yodeya?

(Just wondering before I possibly ask) Without being political, would asking a question regarding the Hashkafa of an iconic figure in Judaism or larger community within the Jewish world a suitable ...
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Average number of comments per post: Mi Yodeya vs the rest of the Stack Exchange Network

[Thanks to msh210 for telling me how to make these calculations.1] I checked the average comments per post of the top 8 Stack Exchange Sites, to compare to Mi Yodeya: Stack Overflow 89,126,736 ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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What happens to a flag when the community deletes the post before it's actioned?

I flagged this answer as offensive, and then voted to delete it. Then, before the flag was acted on by a mod, other members of the community voted to delete the post, and it was deleted. Looking at ...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-12 (week of Vaychi 5772): Ikkarei Emunah: Fundamentals of Belief

This week's topic challenge is Ikkarei Emunah: Fundamentals of Belief. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. What is it? There's a single topic that people think about ...
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Would you like to represent Judaism.SE at an awesome-looking conference? [closed]

We were recently alerted to the existence of YouthCon 2011, "the first annual Informal Jewish Educators Convention." This site is all about informal Jewish education, and our work seems to fit in very ...
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Contact reporters to promote this site!

We'd like to start a community-based press outreach initiative, with the goal being newspaper and magazine stories about this site. Instead of trying to blast a formal press release out to as many ...
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Best answer contest: Second quarter of 5780

Have you seen (or written) a recent answer on Mi Yodeya that you thought was really great? Let's have a contest to help you tell everyone about it! This contest has two phases: Nomination and Voting. ...
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Why can you only upvote a comment, and not downvote it?

A question and an answer can be both upvoted and downvoted. Why by a comment can you only upvote? What if I think it is wrong, why can I not downvote it?
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Are you aware of the Yiddish proposal?

A couple hours ago some posted a Yiddish proposal on Area51, suggesting the creation of a sister site specific to Yiddish on SE. Not sure if the content would be in scope here, or if it should be ...
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Is a link-only answer to within MY acceptable?

@Scimonster I thought we decided that a mi.y link was OK. This is not to say, of course, that the other link shouldn't be expanded on :) – Shokhet 6 hours ago @Shokhet, 1) 2 upvotes doesn't ...
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Please post links to J.SE content on other sites!

This is not a question; this is a request: Please post links to content from this site on other sites! If you look at our statistics on Area 51, it seems clear that we're doing a great job of ...
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“Chanuka - Mi Yodeya” call for submissions of edited content

This question will collect Q&As, formatted for the book, for "Chanuka - Mi Yodeya?". The concept of this book is that it will contain eight two-page sections, one for each day of Chanuka, and each ...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-04 (week of Vayera 5772): Shabbat songs

This week's topic challenge is Shabas (sabbath) songs. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. What is it? There's a single topic that people think about during the week ...
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Deleting duplicate answers when the lower quality duplicate was added to an existing question with a pre-existing higher quality duplicative answer

So I had an answer to this question (actually I answered it on this question before Menachem(?) found the duplicate at which point I also voted to close as duplicate) deleted because it is a duplicate ...
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The halacha-jewish-law tag

The halacha-jewish-law tag is the most populated by far. It covers more than 400 of the questions, and could probably apply to at least another 400. It seems to me that in its current incarnation, it'...
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Merge all Shabbat tags

Can we please merge all of the shabbat tags (or at least make them all synonyms of each other)? List that I know of so far: shabbat leil-shabbat oneg-shabbat
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Duplicate answers where the higher quality answer was added after the lower quality answer

Following on this question, what should the policy be if an existing question with an existing answer gets a new answer that is higher quality (e.g. provides a source, maybe adds additional ...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-07 (week of Vayetze 5772): Shidduchim: finding a spouse

This week's topic challenge is shidduchim: finding a spouse. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. What is it? There's a single topic that people think about during the ...
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A model “MY guest post” to be posted on blogs

As an action step to Linking Mi Yodeya better with other great Judaism sites/blogs R Natan Slifkin, author of Rationalist Judaism has agreed to publish a guest post from Mi Yodeya. I told him we would ...
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Preparation for Answerathon #2

Please take all celebration over here. This thread is only for preparing for round two. I think there was a very strong positive response to the Answerathon. I would like to highlight some problems ...
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Purim Mi Yodeya call for submissions: adjuncts

In addition to the core content and an introduction (covered elsewhere), we would like our book to have the following materials (based on suggestions we received last year after publishing the ...
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Recommended frame for the Mi Yodeya mini-poster

I plan to frame my Mi Yodeya mini-poster when I get it and hang it in my house because: It's beautiful. I value my association with this community. It will serve as an ongoing promotion of the ...
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What should our scope text be?

(This is a spin-off of this question which was probably too broad.) The beginning of our FAQ currently reads (bolding mine): What kind of questions can I ask here? Jewish Life and Learning - Stack ...
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Changed Questions - answer etiquette

If, contrary to the position written up here, an asker changes a question after an (upvoted) answer is given because the asker wished to refine the question in order to get a different answer, should ...
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What venues should we tap for users?

If we are to attract interested and interesting users from around the web, it seems advisable to get the name and link of judaism.SE to appear in strategic places. Examples might include blogs on ...
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Feedback for “Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?”

If you downloaded or read "Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?," we would love to hear what you thought of it. Are there any improvements you'd suggest? Is there anything about it you specifically hope we don't ...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-09 (week of Vayeshev 5772): Chanukah

This week's topic challenge is Chanukah. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. What is it? There's a single topic that people think about during the week and come up ...
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Are we going to get hats?

Winter Bash 2014 is coming up! Should Mi Yodeya have hats? The mods didn't seem to pick up on the trend, so i'm posting it for them. From the MSO post: Here's the rundown: Hats are ...
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Purim Mi Yodeya call for submissions: part 2 (mitzvot and customs)

This question will collect questions, formatted for the book, for questions about Purim mitzvot and customs. Each answer here should cover one question and its answer(s), following this template. ...
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Tag synonyms for different pronunciations

Somebody just created a "safrut" tag in addition to the "safrus" tag we already have. Should they be made synonyms or just replace safrut with safrus in the two questions that have that tag? More ...
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Haggadah call for submissions: part 3 (Rochtzah through Shulchan Orech) [closed]

This post covers questions and answers for the following topics: Rochtzah Motzi Matzah Maror Koreich Shulchan Orech Each answer here should cover one question and its answer(s), following this ...
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Capitalizing Translitirations

In relation to making transliterated words findable I have a habit of capitalizing when I transliterate from Hebrew. Is this something to be encouraged?
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Haggadah call for submissions: part 4 (Tzafun through end) [closed]

This post covers questions and answers for the following topics: Tzafun Bareich Hallel Nirtzah Each answer here should cover one question and its answer(s), following this template. There is no ...
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Are links strictly necessary when citing a source?

This came up in respect to my answer here. I hadn’t seen a meta post with an official policy on the topic, so I figured I’d ask. In my time here I’ve almost never linked to a source unless it’s some ...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-13 (week of Sh'mos 5772): Korbanot

This week's topic challenge is Korbanot. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. What is it? There's a single topic that people think about during the week and come up ...
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using coarser tags with finer ones

If one tag is finer (more specific) than another, should a question tagged with the former also be tagged with the latter? For example, a question about meat is pretty much always going to be about ...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-16 (week of B'shalach 5772): Light

This week's topic challenge is light. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. What is it? There's a single topic that people think about during the week and come up with ...

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