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Please come support the new Noahide.SE proposal

Update: Unfortunately, the proposal has been closed for failing to meet Stack Exchange's minimum activity requirements. But thanks to those of you who followed it. I recently created a proposal for ...
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Is my answer considered spam?

A while ago I asked a question: Is there a website that has a list of Roshei Teivot in text format? Since I couldn't find a good resource for my answer, I have decided to create my own solution. This ...
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I created a Jewish app that I think will be useful to others, can I promote it on Mi Yodeya?

I created a Jewish app, and I was wondering if I can post a link to the app on Mi Yodeya, would that be considered Spam?
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Which search terms do we top?

I noticed today that if you search Google for Purim Torah or for "Purim Torah", our purim-torah-in-jest tag landing page is now the first result, above the Wikipedia entry. This fact indicates that ...
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A model "MY guest post" to be posted on blogs

As an action step to Linking Mi Yodeya better with other great Judaism sites/blogs R Natan Slifkin, author of Rationalist Judaism has agreed to publish a guest post from Mi Yodeya. I told him we would ...
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Linking Mi Yodeya better with other great Judaism sites/blogs

This is a followup to my meta post A newbie perspective after 60 days and 90 Q&As where I wrote If one agrees that the quality/interest of a site like MY is a function of how many interesting ...
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A newbie perspective after 60 days and 90 Q&As

I have now been active on MiYodeya for 60 days, asked/answered ca. 90 questions and thought I would share some newbie perspectives in the hope of being helpful to the more established users out there ...
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Days of Awe book: collect links here

This proposal for a high-holy-days book, possibly billed as a machzor companion, suggests the following types of content: Q&As related to particular parts of the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur ...
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Master list of publication project ideas

The Mi Yodeya community has produced four publications thus far: A Pesach haggadah supplement (2013) - 46 pages, 27 questions Expanded and revised (2016) - 48 pages, 38 questions (yes, we've ...
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Illustrative Mi Yodeya posts

I would like to present Mi Yodeya to a potential new reader/contributor. The Q&A aspects and the SE mechanics are all explained in the Help Center. What I'd like to collect here are examples (...
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How shall we celebrate Mi Yodeya's fifth birthday?

On 6 December 2009 (19 Kislev 5770) question #1 was asked, launching this excellent site. The fifth anniversary of Mi Yodeya's arrival in the world will, B"H, be coming up on 6 December (secular ...
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Future Sukkot publication: collect questions

Today in chat Isaac said, in the midst of a discussion about "how-to" questions: I think that in a future year, we should consider publishing a pamphlet and/or online summary of our Sukkot HowTos (...
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What questions should we use in a Chanuka publication?

Suppose we're going to make a Chanuka publication along the lines sketched out here, with one page (or leaf or section or whatever) per night of Chanuka, and each page containing: a Chanuka-related Q&...
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Come support the new Hebrew.SE proposal

A bunch of MY users had supported the original Hebrew.SE proposal. That was eventually closed for inactivity. There's now a new proposal for it. Anyone interested can come follow it!
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Shall we do a Chanuka publication? If so, what format?

So far, Mi Yodeya Publications include successful editions of: A Pesach Hagada companion A Purim gift book Shall we do a publication for Chanuka 5775? Chanuka, like Pesach, is one of the most ...
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@mi_yodeya is people!

The Twitter feed @mi_yodeya is now entirely human-run. We want to use it to promote Mi Yodeya content to a wider audience, using our God-given human intelligence to pick out material that's likely to ...
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How can we improve participation?

Monica Cellio noted in this chat comment that participation on Mi Yodeya seems to be going down. She specifically mentioned traffic, questions/answers per unit time, and voting. This graph of votes/...
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(How) should we re-purpose the mi_yodeya Twitter account to make it more interesting?

This post has been largely superseded by this announcement. However, if you have new ideas for what we should do with the Twitter feed, please do post answers here. There are currently two Twitter ...
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Could a Mi-Yodeya-based high school class curriculum work?

I have thought for a long time that Mi Yodeya is potentially a particularly good place on the Internet for Jewish teens to hang out. Something I've also thought for a while but until now haven't ...
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Request for chat session with SE SEO staffer for Mi-Yodeya-specific SEO

I've been reflecting on Joel's comment in a recent SE Podcast that Mi Yodeya has excellent content but a rather small and, right now, essentially not growing (contrary to the summary in the show notes)...
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Please help the Hebrew Language & Usage Area 51 proposal

Hebrew Language & Usage Proposal on Area 51 is almost there! Can everyone on this site please go follow and upvote questions that do not have 10 upvotes yet in order for us to make this site a ...
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Parashat Hashavua' "gabfest"?

Would anyone be interested in starting a weekly Parashat Hashavua' podcast in a format similar to the one used in Slate Magazine's various "gabfest" podcasts?1 Please keep reading for more details, ...
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Recommended frame for the Mi Yodeya mini-poster

I plan to frame my Mi Yodeya mini-poster when I get it and hang it in my house because: It's beautiful. I value my association with this community. It will serve as an ongoing promotion of the ...
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Let's design a paper flyer for promoting Mi Yodeya!

Now that we have a name and a logo, we can make promotional materials featuring our identity to help people spread awareness of Mi Yodeya to new audiences. Let's design a paper flyer (presumably, but ...
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How do we get more twitter followers?

Our twitter following is anemic, how can we increase it and thereby increase our visibility? Also, I think it is confusing that we have 2 twitter accounts Mi_Yodeya (currently with 126 followers) and ...
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PLEASE promote the Launch Party far and wide [closed]

As you hopefully know by now, we're celebrating our recent launch out of beta with an online radio launch party this coming Sunday. This is going to be both a fun and edifying celebration for ...
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Mi Yodeya Launch Party!

Welcome to the Mi Yodeya Launch Party! If you're not familiar with Mi Yodeya - Stack Exchange yet, go check out our aweseome Jewish Q&A community at mi.yodeya.com. When If you're looking for ...
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Launch Party ad

Could Jin please design an ad for our Launch Party, along the lines of the text below? (Jin and the community should feel free to edit the text.) The main ad we need would be an image suitable for ...
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Planning Meeting on Monday night, May 7 for a Launch Party

Please come to Chat on Monday, May 7 at 10:00 pm EDT for a planning meeting for our Launch Party. You can register for the chat and get a doodad for your calendar here. Purpose: Plan a party to ...
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Shall we have a launch party?

To promote our impending launch, I think it would be cool to have a launch party. Some elements that it could include: Live text chat Live audio A call-in show format, using BlogTalkRadio. People ...
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LAUNCH IS COMING! How shall we promote it?

Dear Fellow Yodeyans1, I have exciting news for those of you who haven't been following chat for the past few days. It seems that Judaism.SE is slated to launch out of beta within the next few weeks! ...
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Article about Judaism.SE in the YU Commnetator

Judaism.StackExchange.com and Embracing Online Torah Communities The web version of the YU Commentator was just published, and it includes a very positive article about Judaism.SE! The article was ...
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What is the difference between twitter accounts?

What is the difference between http://twitter.com/#!/StackJudaism/ and http://twitter.com/#!/mi_yodeya?
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Where did you find Judaism.SE?

Similar to What Jewish print periodicals do you read?. How did you find out about Judaism.SE (friends/google/ads)? Please write one source per answer. (If ads, please write the ad's location). ...
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Site Promotion Planning Meeting - Tuesday, Dec. 27

There will be a meeting in our chat room on Tuesday, December 27, at 18:00 UTC / 20:00 IST / 13:00 EST to discuss the next steps in promoting this site to the outside world. Anyone interested is ...
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Can you design a Community Promotion Ad for Parashat Hashavu'a Chat?

As reported here, we have, for a limited time, the ability to create Community Promotion Ads to help build awareness for some of our regular site promotions, and how well we utilize this nee tool is ...
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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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Interested in having Stack Exchange provide free food and stuff for your group?

The Stack Exchange Ambassadors program provides free food and Stack Exchange swag to student and teacher groups who agree to promote relevant Stack Exchange sites. We have an offer on the table to ...
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Ingathering contest! Promote your favorite question and win our prize [closed]

This contest is now closed to new contestants. Hatzlacha rabba to all five contestants, and thanks very much for your participation! There is an ongoing score chart here. Have you ever seen one of ...
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How to get more High-Quality Questions for this Site?

This site answers practically all questions, but doesn't get so many visitors or questions per day. (See stats here.) How can we get more high-quality questions?
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What "prosumerist" vision or idea is exemplified here? / Let's make a winning video [closed]

This year's Jewish Futures Competition is soliciting four-minute videos that answer the question: How will Jewish life, living and learning change as we move to a society in which individuals are not ...
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Let's create a logo graphic

If we end up sponsoring any conferences (and it's looking increasingly likely that we could be doing this very soon), we'll need a logo that conference organizers can put into their materials on our ...
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Would you like to represent Judaism.SE at an awesome-looking conference? [closed]

We were recently alerted to the existence of YouthCon 2011, "the first annual Informal Jewish Educators Convention." This site is all about informal Jewish education, and our work seems to fit in very ...
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Contact reporters to promote this site!

We'd like to start a community-based press outreach initiative, with the goal being newspaper and magazine stories about this site. Instead of trying to blast a formal press release out to as many ...
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Let's design an ad for this site!

Would you like to design an ad for this site? We're seriously considering posting one on one or more of the periodicals that people who come here read (feel free to add to that list). Please post ...
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What Jewish print periodicals do you read?

If you read (even if not regularly) any Jewish newspapers or magazines, please post them as answers, one publication per answer. If someone else has already posted a publication that you also read, ...
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Should we create an audio promo and target podcasts/radio?

Many podcasts are willing to air promos for related sites (mostly podcasts, but not always), often for no cost or just for reciprocity. Should we create a short audio promo for Judaism.SE and try to ...
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Idea: Weekly podcast

Here's how I envision a possible podcast: Two community members stage a weekly call, much like Joel and Jeff of Stack Exchange do. The form could be one interviewing the other. Even if they both know ...
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Are there any conferences we should be going to?

Are there any Jewish conferences Judaism.SE should consider sponsoring and sending a representative to? Conferences bring together high concentrations of highly interested people, and would give us a ...
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Please post links to J.SE content on other sites!

This is not a question; this is a request: Please post links to content from this site on other sites! If you look at our statistics on Area 51, it seems clear that we're doing a great job of ...
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