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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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No Hebrew keyboard on Meta

I notice that there's no Hebrew keyboard for posting questions on Meta. Can we get that?
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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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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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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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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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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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Restrict ads based on their content or the content of their linked-to pages?

After some discussion, we have established as site policy the following: Please respect that in the Jewish tradition certain questions, especially certain questions relating to sexuality, are ...
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Community user's bumps should be so indicated

When the Community user bumps an old question, can it be labeled "bumped by Community" on the front page instead of "modified by Community"? This way, those of us who remember the question don't have ...
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Adding to a bounty

Suppose someone offers a bounty and i want to increase that bounty - is there a way to do that? If not is it possible to set it up that others can increase a bounty.
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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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Notification when an answer to your question is edited

I've noticed that as the question author you get notifications if there is a new answer, but not if an existing answer is edited. That doesn't seem right, as often edits are worth seeing, and as the ...
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Vote-limited votes counting as feedback

If a not-logged-in user tries to upvote or downvote a post, the post gets an anonymous-feedback counter incremented by one. Does the same happen if a logged-in user tries to vote on a post but has ...
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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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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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Following a question

Is there a way to "follow" a question (i.e. get a message in your Stack Exchange inbox whenever someone comments on or answers it)? If not, can that feature be added?
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Can't see undelete votes for deleted posts

See discussion in chat starting here. I was looking for a list of the posts I'd voted to undelete, [replace my username with yours to see your list - https://judaism.stackexchange.com/users/603/...
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The Privilege Page should show Rep Requirements for Post-Beta

There's a really informative page that anyone can visit describing the various levels of reputation along with the benefits conferred by reaching each milestone. Currently, because we are in beta, the ...
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Number on the left of StackExchange at top

Often after going off for a few hours, you come back and there is a small red circle with a number inside at the top left of the page. When you click on it you can see comments and responses to your ...
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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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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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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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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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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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UserName when signing up

Why is it that when you sign up for this site you do not put in your username only when you sign up and it becomes UserXXXXX can you go on your profile and change it. I feel like it would be eaiser ...
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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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Low-rep bounty-setters should be able to comment on answers

Someone with insufficient reputation to comment should nonetheless be able to comment on answers to a (not closed) question he set a bounty on. This would allow him to seek clarification of answers.
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Is there a way to host documents?

Is there a feature of the site that enables hosting documents in order to prevent the loss of source material to dead links? If not, could there be?
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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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Can we tag every questions that requires pesak?

Not the literal flag, but a little sign e.g. Halachic Authority Must Be Consulted, Thank You Moderators? Any symbol will suffice.
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For how long should a closed question be allowed to appear?

Related to the question on the current flurry of novice users what is and what should be the period of time that a closed question can still appear on the site?
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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?