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Should we create an audio promo and target podcasts/radio?

Many podcasts are willing to air promos for related sites (mostly podcasts, but not always), often for no cost or just for reciprocity. Should we create a short audio promo for Judaism.SE and try to ...
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Ideal format for tag descriptions

What is the ideal format for a tag description wiki? For example, should the short description read "questions about X" or simply "X"? (The levels of description around here can get very confusing, ...
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Deleting off-topic answers.

I just ran across this deleted answer, which missed the fact that the question was specifically about halachah on Shabbat. I don't feel that the appropriate response was to delete this answer, just ...
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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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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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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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2021: 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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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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What should we do about this "derive pi from Torah" answer?

This answer to "How the irrational number Pi can be derived from the Torah?" has been flagged several times in the months since it was posted. (It has an outstanding flag now, again.) It has a ...
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Tag Proposal 'minhag-theory'

Just as we have separate tags for halakha and minhag, I propose a separate tag for minhag-theory parallel to halakha-theory. This would be for "questions about theoretical and general concepts of ...
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What's up with [commentaries]?

I'm assuming that commentaries is supposed to be used for questions that relate to a specific peirush, or Mefarshim in general. If you go to the tag, it doesn't seem that way. Is the tag being ...
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Reassign many [time]-tagged questions

It seems to me that the time tag should be used for questions pertaining to the usage of time, or about time itself, such as Davening schedule for someone with a night shift, or Is bitul zman (wasting ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Idea for weekly topic challenge: Bein haMetzarim

I propose questions relating to Bein HaMetzarim (i.e. "the Three Weeks") as a new idea for a weekly discussion topic on our site. We would discuss the following topics and more via our site'...
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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 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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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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Demoted after given away reputation points

Why can I no longer perform tasks on this forum that I was able to before. I understand I gave away the reputation, but I still got the “experience”. What’s the deal?
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Sefardi vs Sefaradi and Sefardim vs Sefaradim

We have a pretty good policy here at Mi Yodeya where people are free to use their preferred method of transliteration as long as it's consistent with a particular nusach. But the transliterated ...
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Tag synonymy arayot to replace by [tag:isure-bia]

For all halachic topic concerning prohibited sexual intercoure, I feel interesting to re-group the topic to Issure Bia, following the Rambam category, instead of the olds Arayot, giluy-arayot erva. ...
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Oneness of God tag

I think that perhaps there should be a tag for questions discussing the singularity of God. What would be a good name for such a tag?
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Non-normative Jewish practices

Recently a user has asked a series of questions about the Beta Israel community and how they understand/practice their religion. From the questions it seems that this community has very significant ...
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