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"Jewish Life and Learning" in Data Explorer

The Data Explorer URLs still use the old name of the site, "Jewish Life and Learning", instead of the new one, "Mi Yodeya". E.g., http://data.stackexchange.com/jewish%20life%20and%20learning/queries.
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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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Hebrew in comments and sidebars is too small to read

The current font used on site (Georgia) renders Hebrew letters smaller than their English counterparts. In posts, this causes no problems, as 15px is plenty large enough to read clearly. However in ...
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Final Vote to name Mi Yodeya's chat room [closed]

We've had a number of good suggestions for our chat room's name, and the upvotes and downvotes on each showed that there are five favorites (answers with net vote count greater than one standard ...
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Contrast of the word "search" next to the expanded search box

On both Main and Meta, when you start typing into the Search box, and the box expands, the word "search:" next to the box is in white, which has a very low contrast with the light background.
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Where'd our community bulletin board go?

Our community bulletin board seems to have disappeared from the site. What happened?
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Favorite tag questions highlighting lacks contrast with tags

When you add a tag to your favorites, any question that has that tag is automatically highlighted in question lists, with the color #faf1e4. Problem is, the tags are almost exactly the same color (#...
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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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Timely tags on the bulletin board

Inspired by the ideas presented at "A way to bring attention to timely questions?" and by the new existence of the "Community Bulletin" board, I've taken the liberty of combining the two ideas: ...
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Design for Mi Yodeya

Shalom! I'm Jin, I work on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflect its topic and culture. However, all ...
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Name Mi Yodeya's chat room [closed]

We've discussed naming our chat room before, but never came to a conclusion. Let's do this again, with two changes: We now know that this site will be launched out of beta in about a week, B"H, under ...
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Design Ideas for 404, Captcha, and Error pages

As you all know, StackExchange's resident designer, Jin, has informed us that our site is due for graduation soon. Jin has been really awesome about getting input and ideas from the community about ...
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Jewish Life and Learning self-evaluation: how ARE you doing? [closed]

Let's do another one of these. :) There are lots of metrics we can use to "measure" a site, and we do, but none of them matter as much as having a healthy and happy site full of interesting questions ...
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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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Undo vote to close

Is there a way to undo a vote to close a question because you thought it was a dupe and then realized it wasn't?
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What to do with the meta tag

Our meta tag is for questions that belong on the main site but are also about it. A Stack Exchange employee suggested in chat that that name, meta, for the tag is confusing, making it seem like that ...
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Pets are animals too

In light of the current Weekly Challenge, two questions have been asked so far about pets. These questions used a new tag, pets. We already have a tag animals. Why both? I think questions about pets ...
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Very Few Answered Questions

It seems that at 2012-03-09 15:20 we had -137% of our questions answered. That's a little less than I would have expected, considering I have answered at least one!
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Why can't I edit posts on meta?

I have the required 500 rep on the main site so that I can edit posts, but why don't I see the edit link here on meta? Main page screenshot: Meta page screenshot:
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-22-23 (week of Vayakhel-P'kude 5772): Pets

This week's topic challenge is Pets. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. Topic Proposal I propose pets as a weekly topic challenge. Pets present a number of halacha-...
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Many "Sources" Tags

Why do we have sources but also sources-rishonim and sources-acharonim? Should they all be put together, or is there some value in sometimes being able to sort questions by what kind of source is ...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-21 (week of Ki Sisa 5772): Medieval Jewish History

This week's topic challenge is Medieval Jewish History. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. Topic Proposal I propose as a topic Medieval Jewish History. There was a ...
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Site self-evaluation - how are you doing? [closed]

Here at Stack Exchange we are all about making the Internet better by giving great answers to awesome questions. We periodically check in on individual sites to see how they stack up against the rest ...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-20 (week of T'tzave 5772): Yevamot

This week's topic challenge is Yevamot. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. Topic Proposal I propose "Yevamot" as a challenge topic. Such a challenge could ...
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Undeserved Badge

I just logged into meta.J.SE and was promptly notified that I had received the "Vox Populi" badge. This seems impossible as I have only voted 9 times all week. Bug? (From my meta.J.SE user page) ...
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Area51 account not showing up in my accounts tab

My Area51 account is not currently showing up on my accounts list here (nor on English.SE). I noticed this Friday afternoon here (but not on English.SE) and figured it was a passing glitch, but ...
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yom-tov and chagim-holidays tags

The yom-tov tag wiki excerpt: "The Hebrew phrase for "holiday". Used for religious holidays such as Rosh Hashana, Purim, etc..." The chagim-holidays tag wiki excerpt: "the three pilgrimage festivals: ...
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One more voter to delete inappropriate question

I'm not sure if my own question here is appropriate, but can I interest one more person in voting to delete this closed (already deemed inappropriate) question from the main site?
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-19 (week of T'ruma 5772): Practical Kabbalah

This week's topic challenge is Kabbalah Maasis. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. Topic Proposal I propose Practical Kabbalah or "Kabbalah Maasis" as a topic. ...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-18 (week of Mishpatim 5772): Unusual Blessings

This week's topic challenge is unusual blessings. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. Topic Proposal I propose Unusual Blessings as a topic. Many people are unaware ...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-17 (week of Yisro 5772): Trees

This week's topic challenge is trees. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. Topic Proposal I propose trees as a topic, preferably to be used during the week leading up ...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-24 (week of Vayikra 5772): colors

This week's topic challenge is colors. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. Topic Proposal I propose colors as a topic. We have but fifteen questions currently tagged ...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-25 (week of Tzav 5772): Book division

This week's topic challenge is book division. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. Topic Proposal I propose book division as a topic. Questions about dividing books ...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-16 (week of B'shalach 5772): Light

This week's topic challenge is light. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. What is it? There's a single topic that people think about during the week and come up with ...
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Should the Weekly Topic Challenge go from Sunday to Sunday?

Currently, the Weekly Topic Challenge starts and ends on Wednesdays (usually). It seems to make more sense to have it from Sunday to Sunday, especially since each is titled "Weekly Topic Challenge .......
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-15 (week of Bo 5772): Kishuf (Magic)

This week's topic challenge is kishuf (magic). You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. What is it? There's a single topic that people think about during the week and come ...
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Partial Reputation Credit

Today, with all of your help, I managed to overshoot my 200 reputation daily limit. I was under the impression that accepted answer points are not counted to the 200 limit. I had one answer accepted ...
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Undo Comment Voting

When I upvote (or downvote) a question or answer, I have a certain window of time to undo my vote. It doesn't seem this exists for upvotes on comments. (I haven't tried regarding comment flags because ...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-14 (week of Vaera 5772): Midrashim and Aggadot

This week's topic challenge is midrashim and aggadot. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. What is it? There's a single topic that people think about during the week ...
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Objection to chat heading

This is not a question, but I object to the spelling of the transliterated word "Hashavu'a" as in, "Visit our Parashat Hashavu'a Chat, going on right now." The correct pronunciation, if one is ...
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Are flags supposed to be automatically marked "helpful" when the community closes/deletes the flagged post?

I recently asked a question on what happens to a flag when the post it refers to is deleted by the community. It appears that the flag is deleted from the queue and ignored (as far as flag weight ...
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What happens to a flag when the community deletes the post before it's actioned?

I flagged this answer as offensive, and then voted to delete it. Then, before the flag was acted on by a mod, other members of the community voted to delete the post, and it was deleted. Looking at ...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-13 (week of Sh'mos 5772): Korbanot

This week's topic challenge is Korbanot. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. What is it? There's a single topic that people think about during the week and come up ...
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-12 (week of Vaychi 5772): Ikkarei Emunah: Fundamentals of Belief

This week's topic challenge is Ikkarei Emunah: Fundamentals of Belief. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. What is it? There's a single topic that people think about ...
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How does one person have two undelete votes?

Similar to the other question but this time the other way. szmear somehow had two votes to undelete his post. How did that happen?
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Weekly topic challenge 5772-11 (week of Vayigash 5772): Violence

This week's topic challenge is Violence. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. What is it? There's a single topic that people think about during the week and come up ...
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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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Please reconcile these chat accounts [closed]

Today I learned that I have two chat accounts. This one seems to be the main one, but there's also this one, which IIRC was the result of visiting one chat thread once from English.SE. I don't know ...
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Community ad has "infinite" clicks

If you visit the stats for our brand new ad, you will see the following: That's right, we have ∞ clicks per day. Okay, so maybe I'm nitpicking. And it's probably got something to do with a 0 in a ...
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