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Purim Torah policy - Allowed, but regulated

We pride ourselves on generating and maintaining clear, high-quality, serious questions and answers about Judaism. Once a year, though, for a couple of weeks, we also go in for something a little ... ...
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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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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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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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Requiring sources for “tacit culture” and “common knowledge”

I have occasionally run into an issue where I am writing either a question or (more rarely) an answer and I haven't had any decent sources on hand, because I had viewed the elements of the question as ...
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{How/When} Should we allow Purim Torah?

Generally, we expect all questions here to be written from the point-of-view of genuine curiosity, and we expect all answers to be genuine attempts to provide real information and analysis that ...
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Limited Purim Torah Questions

In response to Isaac Moses's last question here: This question was recently asked as a Purim torah question. I am sorely tempted to vote to close it as too localized. IMO the kinds of Purim torah ...
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What do you do when a moderator is saying insulting or belittling things?

As a follow up to this question in which there is a discussion of what to do when someone is being insulting or belittling in a way that may not violate the rules. What should one do when it is the ...
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Policy on cross-posting material?

I have noticed a growing practice of taking questions/answers from another similar site and posting them here. I don't have a problem with taking inspiration from a question/answer somewhere else, but ...
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Publicly Teaching Halachah

I was looking at this site and was a little bit surprised at this statement: It is therefore forbidden for Jews to teach non-Jews Halachah If this is true, should it be a concern here on Judaism....
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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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Censoring comments

I believe comments which help people to go against the Torah by providing links to websites which teach you how to do so should be censored. Such links are, form a Torah point of view, comparable to ...
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The difference between a bad answer and a non-answer

It seems to me (I may be wrong) that there is some sort of confusion or disagreement (recently) about what makes something "not an answer" as opposed to a bad answer. I think it is important that ...
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What do we do about insults and personal attacks that don't meet the “offensive” threshold?

What should we do with comments that do not meet the standards of politeness expected from high-quality discourse, yet are not bad enough to be tagged as offensive? One example: My own opinion ...
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Should we censor the term “goy” when used in English to mean “gentile”?

The word "goy", used in an English context, can mean: "Gentile" - colloquially and innocuously "Gentile" - as a disparaging slur (It can also mean "Nation" generically and innocuously in a Hebrew ...
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CYLOR sticky contains a broken link

When the meta sites were changed over from meta.site.stackexchange.com to site.meta.stackexchange.com, some links were broken – and, for some reason, this has yet to be fixed nearly three years later. ...
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Why only 5 points per upvoted question and 10 points per upvoted answer?

Often times answerers receive more upvotes than the questioner. In addition they receive 10 points per upvote. However questioners only receive 5 points per upvote. I think that questioners should ...
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Clarifying Hebrew language policy

According to the official FAQ (with the parts irrelevant to this post left out): If you have a question about... language used in Judaism Why is הושיעה Mileel whereas הצליחה is ...
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Should we publish a policy to prevent people from citing G-d's name in Hebrew?

I noticed a verbatim verse citation from Shemot in this question. You'll see that the quote uses G-d's name. Some people print the Mi Yodeya questions. If they printed this question, this would ...
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Are questions of the form “Rabbi so-and-so wrote a Sefer on X Jewish topic, but i need it in Hebrew” on-topic?

For instance: “Rashi wrote a commentary on the Torah, but I don’t speak Hebrew and old French. Does anyone have an English translation?” And a valid answer would be a link to Sefaria, or Artscroll’s ...