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combating mission which approaches innocent Jews

I see recently a great number of posts about Christianity: pseudo-innocent questions that seem to ask about the legitimacy of some missionary religious sect or of יש"ו. I feel that Mi Yodeya is too ...
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How quick should we be to close vs help

There are times when a certain question is proposed to be off topic. See the comments to Who were the original users of Ktav Ashuri? for a recent discussion. There is an obvious quick fix to keep ...
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Good length for answer, fidelity to question

Shalom leChachmey Mi Yodeya. I will spend a few minutes to ask about aesthetics and proportions of Q&A I want to know if there is a standard concerning the length of answer or question. A ...
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can i clarify my doubt with this site?

This question may be stupid but if you can help me out I'll be very appreciative and would like to share more of things with this site. Since the day I visit am addicted to even though i could not ...
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Q regarding PTJ and bounties

Your Purim Torah policy states that Purim Torah questions may be posted or answered until 2 days after the end of Purim. Usually bounties last about a week. If I put a bounty on my or someone else's ...
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Pesach related questions [closed]

The laws of Pesach suggest that one studies its laws starting 30 days before the holiday ("Starting from the day of Purim (which is thirty days before Passover), one should start teaching and learning ...
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Help edit “Haggadah - Mi Yodeya?” v2.0

So far 9 questions' worth of edited content have been submitted for Haggadah - Mi Yodeya?. (If we're doing well here, we can even add more.) The next step is to make sure that each of these ...
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False positive in duplicate diagnosis?

I hope that the meta mi yodea is the right place for this. I noticed that a question, this, is considered as duplicate. That is not my question (bu I am Nogea Badavar because I tried to answer this ...
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Do not allow Purim Torah questions after Purim

Our current policy on purim-torah-in-jest says Post Purim Torah questions between Rosh Chodesh Adar [Bet, if there is one] and a day or two after Purim, only1. I would like to propose that only ...
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Why would you suggest asking post-Purim questions before Purim? [closed]

Your Purim Torah policy says: Post Purim Torah questions between Rosh Chodesh Adar [Bet, if there is one] and a day or two after Purim, only. That doesn't make much sense. Why would you want ...
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following the majority

The Drashoth Haran says that the majority has a greater probability of being right. This is true in the Sanhedrin. But what about the down-votes here in our forum? Sometimes I do not understand why ...
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My friend's halachic questions [closed]

So, umm, I've got this friend, you see. And this friend, he has some very case-specific and detailed halachic questions that he wants answers to. I, of course, don't need the answer to these questions ...
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Should drinking be required before Purim Torah questions? [closed]

I see some users have a hard time releasing their year-round seriousness before reviewing purim-torah-in-jest questions (e.g., the first comment here). Should we therefore require Yodeyans drink ...
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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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Where can I get a mod hat? [closed]

I understand that mod hats are only intended for mods to have, but I was wondering if it would be possible for me to get one anyway? Just like Super Bowl rings are occasionally put up for sale, ...
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Modulo the Mods [closed]

I'm told the mods here are "msh210", "Monica Cellio" and "Double AA". How do I calculate the equivalency classes defined by the congruence relation a (mod p) of a ∈ ℤ for p ∈&...
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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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Project plan for Haggadah update

This is my first time as "project manager" for a publication, so if something doesn't look right, please let me know, or fix it yourself. This is a rough project plan for updating our haggadah ...
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The attitude to have in relation to issues that are perhaps provocations or attempts to turn in derision

Sometimes I see something not very pleasant in questions. I think that I am not alone in this case. I don't know if it is judicious to answer and if this is useful. Some questions seem as attempt of ...
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Answering a non jews question on areas forbidden to teach them [duplicate]

What is the policy with regard to answering an obviously non jewish questioners question about torah (explain this halacha, passage in the torah, talmud) when it is on an area forbidden to teach them?
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Scope of Moderation Authority

I found the deletion of https://judaism.stackexchange.com/a/68602/1570 to be dictatorial in a manner that discourages me from wanting to post here. Odds are, like any other addict, I'll be back ...
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Two accounts; up voting from one to another

I have to accounts on this site( from two different addresses of course) ; am I able to use one to up vote the others Q's or A's
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Poor quality answers from the “good old days”

Many have observed that during the early days of the site, standards were still somewhat in formation, and many older posts lack the quality that would constitute a valid answer, sometimes asking ...
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How are these questions (about the relation of the self to the body and soul) not duplicates?

I flagged Am I a body with a soul or a soul with a body? as a duplicate of Is the "I" consciousness from the body or from the soul. I don't see any substantive difference between the two. It ...
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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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Should we remove the “list” tag?

The tag list was recently added to a whole bunch of questions. This tag clearly describes the form of what the question is asking for rather than the subject-matter of the question. That's not what ...
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Linking Mi Yodeya better with other great Judaism sites/blogs

This is a followup to my meta post A newbie perspective after 60 days and 90 Q&As where I wrote If one agrees that the quality/interest of a site like MY is a function of how many interesting ...
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A beginner’s guide to MY - “How is this site different from other Judaism sites?”

This is a followup to my meta post A newbie perspective after 60 days and 90 Q&As. [...] Mi Yodeya is clearly different from other sites on the Internet (e.g., discussion forums, even other ...
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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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targum-translation tag seems to merge two mostly unrelated tags

Why is there only one tag targum-translation for both "Questions about the various Aramaic translations that accompany much of the Jewish Biblical Canon" and "about translation of specific words in ...
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A newbie perspective after 60 days and 90 Q&As

I have now been active on MiYodeya for 60 days, asked/answered ca. 90 questions and thought I would share some newbie perspectives in the hope of being helpful to the more established users out there ...
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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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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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Why the five tag limit?

Why is the limit on tags set as five? Often there seem to be questions of sufficient complexity that the limit necessitates omitting fundamentally connected tags. What is the advantage of setting such ...
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Shouldn't a badge be promoting a positive Jewish value?

The term "necromancer" means one who is involved in the forbidden practice of 'Yidoni'. Why, on a Jewish site like Mi Yodeya, would a badge be awarded calling the possessor someone who practices '...
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Is Jewish culture really off-topic?

Earlier today I asked a question about the background and history of a well-known Jewish folksong (What is the source of the words of the Hebrew folksong "Hevenu Shalom Aleichem"?). The ...
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Minimum reputation for upvotes?

I noticed that for new users they cannot upvote answers until they reach a minimum of 15 reputation points. I certainly see the idea that non-trusted upvotes could degrade the quality of the site.......
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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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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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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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Mei Eimatai Kotvin et HaPurim Torah?

This is not Purim Torah. Mi Yodeya policy on Purim Torah is described in this Meta post: Purim Torah policy - Allowed, but regulated One of the points is that Purim Torah may only be posted from ...
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Refresh of the Purim Torah Policy

We've done four Purim seasons under the existing Purim Torah Policy, so we have a decent amount of experience to draw on in determining if it needs any changes. This meta-question last season garnered ...
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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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What's the “money” tag for?

Since June, 2014, the excerpt for the money tag has been: Questions pertaining to different types of currencies and the mechanics of currency in general, pertaining to Jewish Law. However, of the ...
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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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Creating a new tag for simple questions

Mi Yodeya caters to two distinct populations: those who give questions that show some good research and demand sophisticated answers, and those who ask basic questions and want simple answers. A tag ...
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Remove “completely” from Text of Purim Torah Disclaimer

I think the disclaimer we have for Purim Torah is excellent, in size, position, and content. I would like to suggest a small change: Instead of "This question is Purim Torah and is not intended to be ...
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Unpopular answers that may be the correct ones

There were two similar questions that asked for two very similar sources. Where is it taught that Hashem doesn't give a person test that he can't overcome? and Source: God only gives people what ...
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Want to ask a question that is technically a duplicate but not really

Rabbi David Bar Chayim recently released a video in which he says that the minor fasts are optional, depending on if one personally feels persecuted or not. You can watch the video, in which he ...
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My 'about me' on my profile has been hacked. What's the procedure?

Title states it all. The blurb in the 'about me' is not from me. I have no idea who gained access and placed this stuff there. I'm leaving it there for now. Besides determining, perhaps, who may have ...

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