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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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Site self-evaluation - how are you doing? [closed]

Here at Stack Exchange we are all about making the Internet better by giving great answers to awesome questions. We periodically check in on individual sites to see how they stack up against the rest ...
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What is the common way to type in Hebrew for this site?

Is there a recommended approach to entering Hebrew text? I see lots of it, and some questions/answers will require it (as transliterating into English works poorly).
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Feedback for "Hagada - Mi Yodeya?"

If you downloaded "Hagada - Mi Yodeya?" and certainly if you used it at your Seder, we would love to hear what you thought of it. Are there any improvements you'd suggest? Is there anything about it ...
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Where did you find Judaism.SE?

Similar to What Jewish print periodicals do you read?. How did you find out about Judaism.SE (friends/google/ads)? Please write one source per answer. (If ads, please write the ad's location). ...
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Should we flag outside of Israel? [closed]

The Bavli, M'gila 14 says: שאין אומרים הלל על נס שבחוצה לארץ We do not praise a flag that is outside of Israel. Should we non-Israelis flag posts on Mi Yodeya? This question is Purim Torah and is ...
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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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The Parameters of "Jewish Life" Scope

Guess this touches a little on our old discussion of Hebrew Language Questions... Recently, someone asked for Exercises to prevent eyes tiring, which has brought up an interesting question, which I ...
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Who cares which answer the questioner thinks is the best?

The way answers are ranked across the Stack Exchange Network is that an accepted answer appears first, followed by the other answers in decreasing order of votes. If there is no accepted answer then ...
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Very confusing [sefarim-books] [seforim-books] synonyms

sefarim-books is a synonym of jewish-books; seforim-books is a synonym of books-generally. This is extremely confusing. If they both exist, they should both go to the same place. Which one should ...
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"Here's my devar Torah. Do any of the commentaries say this?"

What is our attitude toward questions of the following form? Multiple paragraphs describing a cool idea I had for interpreting something in the Torah. Do any of the commentaries support this? Here's ...
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First-ever Mi Yodeya Answerathon!

If you missed the earlier posts, I originally proposed this here and some details were ironed out here. Welcome to the first-ever Mi Yodeya answerathon! The goal here is to answer as many unanswered, ...
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Mi Yodeya's updated site theme is live!

UPDATE - We've pushed this live for everyone now. Thanks to those who took the time to give feedback. Please do know, being live doesn't mean we can't address further changes for you! Write an answer ...
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What Yodeyan slang terms are there?

What are slang terms that people on Mi Yodeya use in comments or chat that are unique to this community? Please post one term with definition, etymology, earliest known usage, etc., per answer. ...
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New Mi Yodeya site theme coming soon

You all get the nicest community award. Your feedback was on point and very constructive. You're all awesome. I've added tags to the feedback below and we will try to include changes where ever we can ...
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Design for Judaism.SE

I occasionally search for "Judaism" across all SE chat sites, and I just discovered this comment from Jin Yang, SE's resident designer: yeah i'm designing the music and judaism sites now i ...
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Mi Yodeya Haggadah Proposal

Last night some folks were talking in Bam about assembling a Mi Yodeya haggadah or haggadah supplement, drawing from questions and answers here. We are commanded to ask questions and learn at the ...
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PTIJ: Worst post contest: 5778 [closed]

Have you seen (or written) a post on Mi Yodeya that you thought was really silly for missing a really obvious problem? Let's have a contest to help you tell everyone about it! This contest has one ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Let's make Mi Yodeya more friendly to people and machines that can't see images: alt text fix

Background Today in the chatroom, we were discussing the practice of adding meaningful alt text to images on the web. Alt text is displayed when the image cannot be displayed and is therefore ...
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Policy regarding changing questions after a period of time?

Is there a policy about changing the question after a period of time has passed since asking it and when there are already quality answers?
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Using Christian interpretations in answers

This question as inspired by the comments to my answer here. (See also my answer here.) Is is proper, in the context of this site, to use Christian or other non-Jewish sources (for example, secular ...
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Non-Jew has (business-related) questions about Judaism—okay here?

[Similar to, but not quite a duplicate of What are some mistakes non-Jewish people should avoid asking questions on this site?] A non-Jew I know is working on a project for a company that sells a ...
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Mi Yodeya Top User Swag

As a thank you for being awesome, if you are on page 1 or page 2 of … https://judaism.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll be sending you a little care package ...
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RTL support on MY

The Stack Exchange network is gradually planning on moving to CommonMark. AFAICT CommonMark doesn't support any form of explicit RTL direction. What is the current state of RTL on MY? How will SE's ...
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What's our policy on discussing public individuals?

Do we have a policy about talking about public individuals in question or answer posts? I recently posted an answer in which I cited a rabbi who mentioned the reactions of other rabbis to a question ...
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The difference between a bad answer and a non-answer

It seems to me (I may be wrong) that there is some sort of confusion or disagreement (recently) about what makes something "not an answer" as opposed to a bad answer. I think it is important that ...
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Final Accounting for "Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya?"

Here are the final public accounting numbers for the Days of Awe - Mi Yodeya? printing and distribution project. Accomplished: We produced over 1400 copies of the booklet and mailed or otherwise ...
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Article about Judaism.SE in the YU Commnetator

Judaism.StackExchange.com and Embracing Online Torah Communities The web version of the YU Commentator was just published, and it includes a very positive article about Judaism.SE! The article was ...
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Master list of publication project ideas

The Mi Yodeya community has produced four publications thus far: A Pesach haggadah supplement (2013) - 46 pages, 27 questions Expanded and revised (2016) - 48 pages, 38 questions (yes, we've ...
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Illustrative Mi Yodeya posts

I would like to present Mi Yodeya to a potential new reader/contributor. The Q&A aspects and the SE mechanics are all explained in the Help Center. What I'd like to collect here are examples (...
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What's Our Elevator Pitch?

Reading this blog post: Tell us what your community is about in one brief sentence! So what's our one-liner?
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How should we ask for improvements to questions and answers?

Sometimes we get a question or answer that is unclear or leaves out important details, and people comment to elicit improvements. Sometimes that works well (and the post gets improved); other times ...
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Pedantry turning people away

In my brief existence on Miyodea I have perceived a lot of pedantry. It is my belief that this is turning people away from the website and that this may constitute a chillul hashem. For a recent ...
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How to deal with desperate questions

Yesterday, I saw a previous edit of this question. In it, the OP seemed desperate, if not suicidal. Now, Mi Yodeya is not a posek or a rav, nor do any of the rabbanim with accounts here act as such ...
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Would anyone be interested in helping out Biblical Hermeneutics?

I'd like to invite you all to look over and hopefully participate in a new StackExchange site: Biblical Hermeneutics. The purpose of the site is to study the Bible on its own terms. We try be be ...
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Do I need to dejargonify highly technical questions?

I try very hard, when I post on MY, to dejargonify as much as I can, so that what I write is accessible to as many people as possible. I've even been doing it (by now, mostly out of habit) whenever I ...
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Should we have a close reason for immodest posts?

The current FAQ includes the line: Please respect that in the Jewish tradition certain questions, especially certain questions relating to sexuality, are discussed only in private. Such questions ...
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Would this be an appropriate site for people to ask technical Gemara questions?

For example, lets say a group of people are learning Baba Basra. If they have a question on Tosafos, would it be appropriate to ask here? I assume its not a general enough question to be worth posting ...
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Hiding Dangerous Information

Although obviously regardless of Mi Yodeya policy, each user needs to apply his / her own discretion, what is the policy regarding posting information, in a question or answer, that if publicized ...
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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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In what respects are Hebrew language questions in scope?

When are questions about the Hebrew language in scope, and when aren't they? Do they have to be about Biblical or Rabbinic Hebrew in particular? Do they have to be related to a holy text or a Jewish ...
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What to do when a user persistently posts unsourced opinions as answers

Mi Yodeya works very well as a motley crew of advanced Shas learners, regular run-of-the-mill Torah students, and even complete beginners such as myself. What do we do, though, when a user with ...
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How did the refrigerator light question get so many views?

What do you do if you forgot to turn off the refrigerator light before Shabbat? 880 in less than a day? I am very curious.
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Why did posts used to get more upvotes?

I noticed that many older posts used to receive dozens of upvotes. (I’m pretty sure it’s rare to see a post with more than twenty votes nowadays, I think Alex’s Shulchan Aruch count was the last one.) ...
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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 Rosh ...
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Is it possible to nominate someone else as a mod?

I only see an option to nominate myself as a moderator. What if I want to nominate someone else?
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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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"Post notices" for Halacha questions

Moderators just got the ability to label questions or answers with "post notices," which put some pre-set text at the bottom of the post in question. Currently, there are exactly two notices ...
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Publicly Teaching Halachah

I was looking at this site and was a little bit surprised at this statement: It is therefore forbidden for Jews to teach non-Jews Halachah If this is true, should it be a concern here on Judaism....
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