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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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Can we create a shulchan aruch, mi yodeya

I am curious, is it possible for us on mi yodeya to create a Shulchan Aruch Ha Mi Yodeya? Basically, the way it would work is that it would be a clickable feature on mi yodeya which would be ordered ...
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Can mi yodeya have a live chat feature with rabbis

I’m curious if it is possible for mi yodeya as a site to partner with say a rabbi or posek to create a live chat feature with a Q&A, similar to how Aish.com has, but maybe full time? I hope this ...
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blacklist the Judaism and Jewish tags

I request that the jewish and judaism tags be blacklisted. This is the Judaism Stack Exchange site: every question on it is "Jewish" in some sense. The tags are thus meaningless.
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Request: Dark Theme

Would it be possible to provide an optional Dark Theme for this site? To pre-empt a possible recommendation for using extensions, I have tried many of these and they all have had one of two problems: ...
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Option of removing bounties

According to Mi Yodeya rules, once someone has offered a bounty it cannot be reversed. My issue with this is, that sometimes no adequate answer has been given and one is still forced to give the ...
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Creating table of contents of MY questions

I've been worried for a while due to relatively low activity on Mi Yodeya, with some of you I have also discussed this issue. I think one possible solution could be to have closer ties with Sefaria, ...
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Suggestion to encourage people on positive criticism upon downvoting [duplicate]

Similar to this suggestion, I often see questions or answers that are downvoted without any or hardly any explanation. Often, I believe the questioner or answerer may simply not be as well-versed both ...
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Don't tell users that they can edit old PTIJ questions to be on-topic

According to site policy, Purim Torah In Jest (PTIJ) questions are closed after Purim. I was browsing some older, closed PTIJ questions (for example, this one), and found that the close message now ...
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Reduction of overlapping tags by use of tag-hierarchy

I have had difficulty with using tags correctly and effectively. Allow me to give an example: When asking a question about tefilla betzibbur, which tags should be employed? The tag tefillah-...
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Is there a way to have tag suggestions?

Knowing the advances in AI and the like, is there any way to have the system suggest proper tags based on keywords and content? I find that, often, I don't know what to tag something or I just try ...
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Comment templates

I saw a nice idea on TeX Meta. For some common comments (e.g. welcoming users on the site, suggesting an answer to be accepted) they use previously written codes. I suppose it would be great to have ...
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tags merging and news

Shalom! I want to know if people are interested to merge the tags "mishnah" and "mishnayot". I feel that to merge all in mishnah may make the search easiest. In my mind "mishnayot" may be a subgroup ...
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Should we have a "Help Center"

On Puzzling.SE they have a very clearly organized Help Center. They also have a large ad on the main page that redirects to the Help Center. https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/help Should we have ...
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Can we link the Hebrew Mi Yodeya in the banner?

Currently the logo and the words mi yodeya in English in the banner serve as a link back to the home page. Clicking on the Hebrew does nothing. Would it be possible and/or advisable to link the Hebrew ...
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Opening links in a new window standard

Can all the links be defaultively opened in a new window? It is very inconvenient when sources are listed to ping back and forth.
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Marking important "key" questions

Some questions are "personal", they target to satisfy the OP needs, but some questions are very important and are the key questions of Judaism. Those, in my view, need a special treatment and should ...
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Shouldn’t deleted:1 return all deleted posts?

According to access to moderator tools: Viewing deleted posts You now have privileged access to posts that have been removed, either by their authors, by users with access to moderator tools, by ...
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Why doesn’t a poster get notified when his post is deleted?

I’ve noticed several questions lately regarding people asking, some more politely than others, why their posts randomly disappeared: Why did my answer disappear? How do I contact the moderators here?...
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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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MiYodea site stats, please?

I know this can't be a question on its own as it doesn't ask about Judaism, but anyway: It interests me a lot to know the stats of this site: How many questions are asked on different topics? How ...
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Tags for answers [duplicate]

Has anyone ever thought about having tags for answers in addition to the tags for questions? That is to say that when someone writes an answer they would be able to assign tags to the answer separate ...
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Yom Haatzmaut on Calendar?

It seems that the site calendar (upcoming events) does not include holidays such as Yom Haatzmaut and Yom Yerushalaim. Would it be possible to add them, so users can easily see posts about them at ...
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chabadlibrary.org link structure has changed, and there are now many broken links

chabadlibrary.org recently changed their page structure, and as such any links to that website have to be updated. For example (from here: How to pronounce the name of the sefer "Bnei Yso(s)...
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Multiple close answer reasons

When voting to close a question you can choose from several different reasons. However, when the question actually gets put on hold, it only shows the reason with the most votes. So for instance, if ...
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Feature request - Bounty sharing

Sometimes, I see a question that is worthy of a bounty. However, someone has already placed a bounty on it, so I have to wait about a week until it expires. So, I'd like to request "bounty sharing" ...
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Block new or very low reputation users from posting on Shabbat

It seems quite common here that Spam, Rude, or otherwise inappropriate posts tend to accumulate over Shabbat when most of the posters are not present. This portrays a bad image of the site to others, ...
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Self-destructing comments

Why isn't there (and can we add) a feature to have comments that delete themselves after they are read by the recipient, allowing people to thank each other without clogging up the screen with ...
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Spelling equivalences in search

Related to the post Add spelling suggestions, why don't we have the search engine know that several different spellings (eg. Shabbas, Shabbat, etc.) are the same word and search of any/all of them ...
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Is there a way to have confirmed Rabanim?

I know this is a bit hard for several reasons Who would qualify? What type of community? etc. How would they be confirmed? That may take away from this site being a community forum The benefits ...
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Best Question Contest Proposal

Inspired by: A "complaint" about the "Best Answer" contest Edited Proposal: Thanks to Alex, DoubleAA, Isaac Moses, Monica Cellio, and Shmuel Brin for their helpful feedback so far. With the ...
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Random Questions

I don't know if this is possible, but would there be any way to add a "random question" button to MY, for people who are just looking to gain knowledge, but have nothing particular in mind that they ...
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(How) Can I find questions/answers from users who have removed their accounts?

When a user deletes her/his account the questions and answers they posted remain but the username is removed and replaced with user#XYZ. When I put a one of those user 'names' in the site search I get ...
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Edit character requirement

Can we get rid of the requirement that edits have to be at least six characters? Often a post is missing a letter or punctuation and that's all I want to change. I don't want to have to start editing ...
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How can we reduce or avoid "chained" duplicates?

See this question. You will notice a comment that it was voted to close as a duplicate of a question, where that question is also a duplicate of some other question - what I termed a "chained" ...
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Helping travellers

I suppose it's currently rather off-topic to ask for advice about synagogues and restaurants, when someone travels abroad. There's indeed this product-recommendation tag in a similar vein. I think it ...
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Featuring questions that never got an answer or upvoted answer

I think as we are reaching close to 4000 questions that do not have an answer or an upvoted answer, would it be possible to feature perhaps every day an older question (in a feature box that remains ...
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Should there be a "Kitzur Shulchan Aruch" tag?

Many people on Mi Yodeya (including myself) use the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch as a source in our questions and answers. Sometimes I have questions on certain phrases or passages in the Kitzur. Should ...
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Please let me know how much time i have left to post another question

so i just posted a question on the main site, and tried to ask another. i dunno why, but the system told me that i can only ask a question every forty minutes. so fine i'll wait in the chat room. i ...
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A "complaint" about the "Best Answer" contest

I don't mean to sound selfish, here, but, I need to register two minor "complaints". Many of my yeshiva rebbeim taught me that the question is always more important than the answer. So, in actuality, ...
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Could one post questions/answers in Hebrew/Lashon Hakodesh without translating?

Some questions on the conduct of asking/answering questions on Mi Yodeya. (1)When answering a question and putting up a source, is it expected of the answerer to translates the sources used? (2)If ...
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Is it possible to have a database of sources on this website?

Being that I'm relatively new to the stack-exchange community I was wondering what additional features could be placed on this site by the moderators. Is it possible for users to have access to a ...
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How to see deleted comments

I can understand if the poster deleted his comment But if a moderator deletes a comment should we not be able to see it, if we want to Divrai hoil Shel talmidai chachomim tzrichim limud Even if we ...
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Could we increase contrast for links on meta?

Some recent style updates changed the link color on meta: Did you spot both visited links there? I had trouble doing so. Even the two unvisited ones are a little hard for me to see. (I grant that ...
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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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why not automatically archive links in questions and answers

This is a suggestion. Why doesn't stack exchange automatically archive links in questions and answers. There are links to websites that no longer exist, etc. Since they are such a large part of the ...
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No notification on a deleted and restored answer

This answer to my question was deleted by its author about a half hour after posting. He edited it some and undeleted it. I come back to the site and do not find any notification of a new answer to my ...
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Can I retroactovely award a bounty?

I see that this meta question states that I cannot award any points from a bounty after the bounty period expired. I had a question that was on bounty for a while and nobody answered. I assume, ...
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Can an OP request that earned points be deducted?

I recently deleted my answer to this question because I was proven wrong. Meanwhile, I earned upvotes. Is there a way to get these votes deducted, as I feel that I did not deserve them?
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IRC For Mi Yodeya

I know there is a "chat" on here but does anyone use IRC? Is this something MY users would enjoy? These days there are multiple clients to connect to IRC via Windows/Linux/Mac and even browser based ...
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