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CYLOR Disclaimer

The previous incarnation of this site had the following disclaimer at the top, in red: Like Wikipedia, mi.yodeya makes no guarantee of validity, and does not offer professional (particularly ...
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integrated hebrew virtual keyboard

Would it be possible to add a Hebrew virtual keyboard to the edit and comment boxes so that we can type in hebrew, should the need arise? Right now I'm either cutting and pasting, or just ...
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Right to Left formatting for Hebrew

If typing in a Hebrew sentence (which I will sometimes do when directly quoting a source, along with a translation into Hebrew), is it possible for format the text from Right to Left? In CSS this ...
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Professional advice disclaimer (post-launch re-request)

Follow-up to CYLOR Disclaimer Now that Mi Yodeya has launched, I'd like to renew the request for a more-pervasive placement of our "professional advice" disclaimer. Currently, the following ...
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Does this site have a glossary?

When browsing here, I see a lot of terms with which I'm unfamiliar. Has the community here created anything similar to the glossaries on cooking and on bicycles? Barring this, are there particularly ...
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Syntax for linking to sources

We've discussed adding link support for citations, so that someone could type, in a question or answer, some shorthand, and the server would expand it to a link to a specific page on mechon-mamre.org ...
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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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A way to bring attention to timely questions?

Inspired by this question: Idea: Weekly topic challenges Judaism is full of occasions that happen on a regular cycle. For example, Jewish holidays happen every year, and we read the same Parsha every ...
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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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What happened to Lo.yodeya.com?

Based on http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/468?m=1934355#1934355 Is http://lo.yodeya.com/ still connected to judaism.se? If yes, why is it not used?
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Allow editing of site-specific tag wikis in meta

As discussed here, it would be quite useful for us to create a meaningful tag wiki for weekly-topic-challenge, but unfortunately, it seems that we actually can't edit tag wikis here on Meta; tag wikis ...
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Is there some way to make it easier to quote and find relevant texts?

There are many sites that contain hebrew texts for free, such as http://he.wikisource.org, http://mechon-mamre.org and http://hebrewbooks.org. Yet it is often inconvenient to go to the sites to ...
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Use the new tag tip feature

We've long had a CYLOR disclaimer in the halacha tag wiki. A few days ago, SE gave tag specific pop ups. Could we enable this here? What other tags should we have pop-ups for? What should the pop-...
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Include Biblical Hebrew

The Hebrew proposal failed, but has been restarted. However, I don't see why it will do much better. Meanwhile, I hold my self back from asking Hebrew-related questions, out of fear of political down-...
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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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Exclude tag changes from 'active' list

Especially on the smaller stackexchange sites, the main page's active list is the main place to go to see the new activity. However sometimes, new answers and questions are lost, or flushed through ...
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Feature Request: Indication of Former Mod Status on Answers and Comments

Answers and comments submitted by moderators are given more weight in users eyes, and well they should. A mod's answer is many times the final say on an issue especially if that mod is also an SE ...
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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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Why can you only upvote a comment, and not downvote it?

A question and an answer can be both upvoted and downvoted. Why by a comment can you only upvote? What if I think it is wrong, why can I not downvote it?
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Is there anything we can do about the Hebrew font used on the main site?

Is there anything we can do about the Hebrew font used on the main site? See my question Does anyone have a proof text that animals *don't* have spirits?. I quoted הירדת היא למטה לארץ and the ...
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Why can't we use mi.yodeya.com?

Why can't we use mi.yodeya.com in the address bar? It still says J.SE even after the upgrade! Related to this question on meta.so: How does this SE site (beta) get custom domain & brand? Also ...
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Merge all Shabbat tags

Can we please merge all of the shabbat tags (or at least make them all synonyms of each other)? List that I know of so far: shabbat leil-shabbat oneg-shabbat
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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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The “This is a favorite question” Button [closed]

Is there a way we can change the "favorite" button across the entire site (there should be one directly to the left of this question)? I find it somewhat ironic to have a pentagram incorporated into a ...
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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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Shouldn't people be notified when a voted upon answer is later edited?

This one's been bugging me for a while. Many times, people will vote on my answers, and then I'll edit it afterwards. They should be notified when I edit it, so that they can choose to see if they ...
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Handling Flags Against Yourself

When someone flags a post, can the author of that post handle the flag himself? (I'm hoping the answer is no!) Based on some research, it seems mods can in fact dismiss flags against their own posts....
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Feature Request: Poll question for Meta sites

Now I know that this has been discussed on Meta.SO, and that poll questions are rather unpopular here on SE. However this request is slightly different, in that it refers only to Meta sites. There ...
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Can someone request restoration of parts of a deleted answer?

I posted this question a while ago. I understand why an answer was deleted. However, within the discussion, there were a few comments that may serve as interesting and useful. As a rule, can the O.P. ...
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Can an OP request that a group of comments be deleted or archived?

Occasionally, I discover that the answers to a question turns into an off-topic discussion (not "off topic" to the M.Y. rules, but off topic of focusing on answering the question). Usually, it becomes ...
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Why judaism.stackexchange.com? How come not yahadut.stackexchange.com?

Why is our site named judaism.stackexchange.com? How come not yahadut.stackexchange.com? Our StackExchange website is about Judaism. But we are Jews, so we should call it Yahadut. For whatever ...
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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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choosing tags not very helpful

When I ask a question and am asked to choose a tag, the interface is very unhelpful. There are tons of tags, and the only way I can pick which ones to choose from is to start typing something in and ...
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Askers should see their answers' vote counts

Question authors should be able to see the count of upvotes and downvotes on answers to their questions in order to better evaluate the answers: an answer with 100 upvotes and 100 downvotes is ...
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Blacklist the Torah tag

As was until recently indicated on its wiki, the torah tag is unproductive. Now that it is an empty tag, the wiki warning not to use it is gone. I want to request that it be blacklisted. The ...
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Please enable Community Promotion Ads here

We've been trying a bunch of different initiatives to grow the community and content base, including the Ingathering Contest, the weekly topic challenge, and Parashat Hashavu'a Chat. Right now, the ...
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Why were we left with boring 404 and error pages?

There were so many great ideas proposed here. How come none got implemented? My personal favorites are these for error and 404.
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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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Please whitelist SE network flair for use in Community Promotion Ads

For 2013, this community ad, which uses the auto-updated flair for an Area51 proposal as its image, was posted and served well as an ad. Now, I tried to repost it, but failed, because it's not at ...
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Is it useful to close a question as duplicate when the other has no answer?

The other day, I submitted this question about Tzedaka collectors. It was marked as a duplicate of this other question. The linked question, however, had no answer. I understand the basic idea that ...
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Can we see our personal stats?

Is it possible to view our personal stats on the site (number of x until level y or badge z)? If so, how? If not, is there any feature being worked on for this?
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Is there an easy way to print a question along with all its answers and comments?

A few minutes ago, I posted a question that has an interesting discussion. I'd like to print it to show it to my rav and discuss it further. I generally use Chrome and occasionally IE. Clicking "...
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Should/can we survey inactive users?

I think it would be helpful to the site to know why some users stop using the Judaism.SE. Can/should we create a survey/poll specifically for users who meet a certain reputation level and have not ...
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Change or choose Hebrew font? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there anything we can do about the Hebrew font used on the main site? I don't really like the font in which Hebrew is displayed on our site. Can I petition for it to be ...
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Feature Request: Downvote popup to provide anonymous feedback

As a new user, I find it frustrating when I put effort into an answer and receive down votes with no explanation why. When a user flags a comment, they are given a few choices to explain why they are ...
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Can we get our own custom Enthusiast and Fanatic Badge?

Even though we're run on a generic platform (aka StackExchange), I think it's safe to say that we have the right to our own identity, and consequently our own rules. There are currently two elements ...
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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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Answered question poke queue

As a relatively new user here, there are about 8000+ questions that precede my arrival here. Sometimes I see questions that pique my interests in the related question sidebar, and sometimes I sift ...
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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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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, ...