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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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Halacha l'maase section

Is there a way that we could create a section devoted to practical halacha for the express purpose of limmud Torah? This section would not be meant to supplant our policy of CYLOR, but to give someone ...
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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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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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A cool icon for accepted answer

I saw the Seasoned Advice site has a silver-cover icon (as in, this one's ready to serve) to mark questions with accepted answers. Can we do something like that? Perhaps a Torah scroll icon or ...
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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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Why is there no Reputation for Badges?

Like the title says, why is there no Reputation for Badges? When I achieve all I get is that if someone goes on my profile they can see that I earned that badge but you really do not get anything ...
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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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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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Should we adopt the Hebrew calendar?

Since this has not been suggested before, I'd like to know the position of the community on the little badges that indicate when a post was submitted or edited (e.g. "edited Aug 1 '12 at 23:39"). ...
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Showing accepted answer on top when it is your own answer

So I noticed (currently true of this question) that when the asker answers their own question and accepts that answer, this does not push the answer to the top. What is seems strange to me is that if ...
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Removing closed questions from Highest Votes list?

There's a wonderful purim-torah-in-jest question that currently ranks #5 on the questions sorted by votes list. This seems like bad form to me. I'd rather have that list full of real questions that ...
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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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Question categories

Would it be possible to rank and then sort questions on a scale of easy, intermediate, and complex? It would help if there was some definitive system that would be used for ranking questions (perhaps ...
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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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Suggested edit to help center page

I have seen several times users attempting to use tags as a way of clarifying their question, and assuming that the question will be understood based on which tags were chosen. I think this is a bad ...
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Pesach Questions event

Pesachim 6a at the very bottom says that discussion of matters concerning Passover should begin 30 days before the Holiday, on Purim. This is codified in the Shulkhan Arukh Orach Chaim 429. We are a ...
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Can we get a minhag shtus tag?

There are lots of minhagim of dubious origins or worse and many, many teshuvot which refer to practices as minhag shtus. I submit my most recent question as evidence that questions about minhagei ...
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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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YouTube integration like Facebook feature?

Could we have better integration with YouTube so that video links can show on-site, streaming from YouTube, like Facebook statuses with automatic HTML insertion? I asked this question and think that ...
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Can we get statistics on tag popularity?

Can we get nice-looking statistics on tag popularity, like this?
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Community Wiki links

I understand that there is a Community Wiki, but I've never found it. Where would I find a link to take me there? Is there a way that we can have a more obvious connection to the CW page?
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Not initially displaying all comments

There is an annoying feature of the comments which I would like to see changed. When there are many comments on a question/answer, only a few of the comments are initially shown, and one needs to ...
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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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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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Calibrate the Community user auto-ping feature

One of the things that the Community user does is: Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention Is there a way we can make this less random? It seems like it's ...
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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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Can't reply to own comments in chat

In the chat, one can link one's next message as a reply to another message. This way, the thread is easy to follow, especially when replying to a message that is further up the page. Why can't one ...
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SE Markdown does not create a link in posts, only comments

In a comment, [english.SE] creates a link to english.stackexchange.com (see comment below). In a post (question or answer) it does not. This is the same with [ask] and other such shortcuts. That'...
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Add question title to comment links for links to other SE questions

Often, we put things in comments like "related: judaism.se.com/question/1244" (e.g., Garments that unintentionally require tzitzit). In a "post" (question or answer) these get rendered as the title ...
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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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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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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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Contest proposal - 404 error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Design Ideas for 404, Captcha, and Error pages I propose we have a contest to come up with a site-specific 404 Error page (3 Weeks Warning: Turn speakers off before clicking ...
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Can the share box on main not be charcoal?

Click "share" beneath any post and a box pops up: I think the charcoal gray looks out of place on our main site. I propose something like: (That's .share-tip{background-color:#853}.share-tip a,....
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Rating of Users

User #2 is IsaacMoses. Why are numbers such as 1, 4, 6, and 8 missing? Perhaps IsaacMoses is the #2. Low numbers should be in high demand. Can't users request to switch to the lower numbers to save ...
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Editing without bringing question up

Is there a way to edit a question or answer without bringing it to the top of the list of questions? Sometimes I notice that I made a mistake in a question or answer (spelling, etc.) but don't fix it ...
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Reputation and Votes

If a user has greater reputation, then their votes should be worth more than votes of someone who is less reputable. It will ensure that people who the community gives more credibility to are more ...
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Bounties on Meta?

Since we are always trying to improve our site, why don't we give people an incentive similar to the bounty system on the main site in order in order to give people the opportunity to work harder to ...
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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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Migrating comments

Sometimes in response to a question/answer there is a long stream of comments which lead to another question. Right now there is no way to migrate comments to the new question. Perhaps such a feature ...
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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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Badge Requirements in Election

Over on Stack Overflow, there are badge requirements for nomination to be moderator including Civic Duty, Strunk & White, Deputy and Convention (source). These requirements are designed to ensure ...
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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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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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Incentive for Extra Reputation

I believe that we should try get our programmer friends at StackExchange HQ to program Mi.Yodeya into giving users extra reputation for asking and answering questions that fall into the Weekly Topic ...
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Include events in weekly Newsletter

I just got the weekly Mi.Yodeya email (sent out every Tuesday). Why isn't there a reminder for the weekly Parsha Chat event that is every Wednesday? It should be included in the email. Please upvote ...
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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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Comments - why is there no option to down vote? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can you only upvote a comment, and not downvote it? On comments you can you only up vote or flag and not down vote.If I dislike the comment yet I see no reason to flag 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 ...