Questions tagged [purim-torah-policy]

questions about the Purim Torah policy -- NOT for joke questions

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List of PTIJ edits for next season

Based on a recent discussion in the Bam, I’m posting this thread to keep track of any needed edits to PTIJ posts. If you see a suggested edit or want to make one yourself, add to an answer here with a ...
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Purim Torah Policy: Misinterpretation of Jewish *ideas* as well, or only Jewish texts?

I know PTIJ season is basically over, but what can I do, this is when the question was raised. PTIJ: Why do Jews eat filtered fish? The joke, obviously, is misinterpreting "gefilte" as "filtered." ...
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PSA: PTIJ is just that - in jest: THE REDUX

While previously we discussed downvoting in response to PTIJ, I see a new take on this this year: close voting as “not distinctly Purim.” As a public service announcement: If a joke falls flat, it’s ...
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Should we convert false Purim Torah questions to regular questions?

The Purim Torah season has been open for barely a day, and there are already five questions closed as not real Purim Torah. Should we consider the possibility that some of these questions were ...
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Downvoting PTIJ That Isn't Funny [duplicate]

Is it appropriate to downvote Purim Torah posts that aren't creative or funny?
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Fibonacci numbers question

Why was this question closed? As the poster pointed out, a near-identical quesiton--but about irrational numbers, rather than Fibonacci numbers--was left open as a PTIJ last year. The closer of the ...
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The Source of PtIJ [duplicate]

I was curious why PTIJ exists on this forum. How did it get started here and why does it prevail?
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PSA: Purim Torah In Jest is just that - in jest.

Purim Torah posts, I’ve noticed, have been getting a lot of downvotes lately. While earlier I had expressed this thought, echoed by ezra there, I’m starting to think it’s because not everyone is ...
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Should we revisit the “no other tag” Purim Torah policy?

As per the Purim Torah policy: Apply the tag purim-torah-in-jest and no other tag. Since we now put PTIJ in front of all Purim Torah posts, should we revisit this policy, since it’s now more ...
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Should we add “PTIJ:” in the title of all Purim Torah questions?

Should there be a rule to have to add "PTIJ:" before the title on all Purim Torah questions? This way it seems that people won't click on a question without overlooking the fact it's a Purim Torah.
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2017 Purim Torah wrap-up

After three weeks of merriment, we have put the purim-torah-in-jest tag away for another year. We hope everybody had fun! There were some discussions just before and during the season this year ...
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Purim Torah a distraction from regular questions

Is it just me that thinks Purim Torah detracts from the whole idea of Mi Yodeya? I understand the idea that it's Adar and why not, but I feel it detracts from the whole website (especially for ...
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Reopening Old Purim questions

After Adar, the practice is to close Purim Torah questions. I was just reviewing my review queue and 1 from last year came up. I don't know the mechanism for a question to be available for reopening ...
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Q regarding PTJ and bounties

Your Purim Torah policy states that Purim Torah questions may be posted or answered until 2 days after the end of Purim. Usually bounties last about a week. If I put a bounty on my or someone else's ...
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Do not allow Purim Torah questions after Purim

Our current policy on purim-torah-in-jest says Post Purim Torah questions between Rosh Chodesh Adar [Bet, if there is one] and a day or two after Purim, only1. I would like to propose that only ...
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Maximum limits on PTIJ questions per user

In another post, suggestions for improving the quality of PTIJ material were discussed. In the highest voted answer there, one suggestion was to impose a limit of how many PTIJ questions each user ...
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Mei Eimatai Kotvin et HaPurim Torah?

This is not Purim Torah. Mi Yodeya policy on Purim Torah is described in this Meta post: Purim Torah policy - Allowed, but regulated One of the points is that Purim Torah may only be posted from ...
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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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Remove “completely” from Text of Purim Torah Disclaimer

I think the disclaimer we have for Purim Torah is excellent, in size, position, and content. I would like to suggest a small change: Instead of "This question is Purim Torah and is not intended to be ...
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PTIJ in a year with Purim Meshulash

In some years, Shushan Purim (15 Adar) falls on Shabbat, as with 2008/5768 and 2021/5781. In such a case, Those cities which observe Shushan Purim will extend the festivities over three days. In ...
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A silly question doth not a Purim Torah post make

We have a relaxed off-topic policy for Purim Torah. It is documented here and here. The context of this exception is silly parodies of real Torah discussion - could be a worthy exception to this ...
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Serious answers to Purim Torah questions

When a question is marked as being Purim Torah, is it okay to respond with a serious answer, such as here?
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Does Purim-Torah need to be otherwise on topic?

Nothing in the Purim Torah guidelines mentions that they need to be otherwise on topic. This could either be because it is obvious that it needs to be on topic, or because it doesn't actually need to ...
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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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Purim torah activity compared to normal activity on the site

Related to a comment to Limited Purim Torah Questions, can we please know how many Purim Torah questions have been posted compared to the normal number of questions posted to the site in a similar ...
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Requesting Purim Torah answers to serious-looking questions

The Purim Torah policy addresses question that are, themselves, in the Purim spirit. But there is also Purim Torah which takes for its starting point a “real” question; only the answer is ridiculous. ...
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Purim Torah as a close reason

Should we ask to add a close reason for purim-torah-in-jest? Admittedly, anything we do on that front is a hack to the system.
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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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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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{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 ...