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FAQ post request: “Am I required to cite sources?”

I propose that we add an official faq post that makes it clear when, in answer posts and also in question posts, sources are required (meaning that we may close/delete if they're missing) and when ...
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Information in FAQs about on-topicness [duplicate]

According to the FAQs, questions are on topic when they are about: Jewish law or practice (what to do or why) Jewish philosophy a Jewish text (explaining a passage) history of Judaism language used ...
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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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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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Closure of complex-scenario questions

The following is not my own opinion so much as it's my rendering into words the unworded guidelines that I think Mi Yodeya has been following for quite some time. It's posted without my moderator hat ...
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Should official FAQ meta-posts be locked?

We have a bunch of posts here on Meta of official FAQ content collected under the faq tag. This tag has special official status, as indicated by its pink color and by the fact that its use is ...
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Another “bully overflow”

Yeah I know downvote downvote downvotes. But rep doesn't count here. Far from the Jewish spirit of welcoming in new people, guests, etc. you are bullying people with your downvote tactics. Where is ...
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Replace “does not offer” link in /about with canonical link

Now that we have a canonical FAQ entry for "Can I consult Mi Yodeya as I would a rabbi?," I recommend that our About page link to it in the second paragraph, where it says "but does not offer ...
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FAQ says History is off-topic and on-topic

The FAQ seems to be contradictory. It says that "If you have a question about...history of Jewish law or of Jewish life...then you've come to the right place." But it also says, "On the other hand, ...
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Rewriting canonical Meta Q&A as dedicated official FAQ posts

Our FAQ and About page each link to material that originated as Q&A here on Meta. This material currently includes: Lists of in- and out-of-scope topics for the FAQ (FAQ) CYLOR Disclaimer (FAQ) / ...
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“Why are some questions closed?” should link to “Help: Question closed”

The FAQ list's section on "Why are some questions closed?" should link to "Help: Question closed", a useful page that is otherwise fairly hard to find. Specifically, I propose that the FAQ-list text ...
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Proposed FAQ language explaining “mi.yodeya” references [closed]

I propose to add something like the following to the FAQ text: Why do I see references around the site to "mi.yodeya"? Mi.yodeya (based on the Hebrew for "Who knows?") was an earlier ...
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Update the new user greetings to match the FAQ text

This request is for the StackExchange staff: Could you please change the text in the new user greetings on the side of the page from students and teachers of Jewish law and tradition and anyone ...
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Lists of in- and out-of-scope topics for the FAQ

Many other SE sites have, in their FAQ, right below the scope line, a list of topics considered in-scope and sometimes also a list of topics considered out-of-scope. For example, the beginning of ...
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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 - ...
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Should we have a jargon policy/guideline?

For mi.yodeya, I wrote up a jargon guideline (lightly adapted below) intended to make content on the site accessible to as many interested people as possible. It was not followed very closely on m.y, ...
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What should our FAQ material contain? / How should we describe the scope of this site?

What should go in the FAQ material for this new site? It turns out that on the FAQ page itself, only the part at the top that describes the scope (under "What kind of questions can I ask here?") is ...