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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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I don't believe my question is a duplicate. Anything I can do?

My question here was deemed a duplicate but i don't agree that it is. The question is similar but the answers there didn't address my question. Question that was closed: How can He reign over no ...
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Mi Yodeya Chat \ Discussion room?

This is for the moderators, is there a chat or discussion area where members of Mi Yodeya can share and exchange ideas in torah learning?
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Comment posts record

Is there a way to see one's comments in the same fashion as questions and answers are visible in one's profile ? If not, is there any way to make that possible ?
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Where can I find the rules about when I should vs. should not comment?

I am very new to Stack Exchange. Several times, my comments have been deleted. I really feel bad; I hope I am not setting a bad impression because I am ignoring some rule that I must have missed about ...
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Mi Yodeya Glossary

A glossary! This is for Judaism-related terms that come up on the main site whose meanings people may well not know. To search this glossary for (e.g.) משנה, type is:answer inquestion:581 משנה in ...
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OMG I accidentally posted my question to the wrong place so now it is marked "Closed. This question is off-topic." How do I move it & apologize!

My original question was (and still is): Lighting Shabbat candles is a holy obligation for me. Have a scheduling conflict w-leading services for Seniors @ an assisted living facility. HELP! [closed] I ...
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Failure to save questions or comments

I am experiencing a recent bug and wondering if anyone else is having the problem and/or knows the fix. I recently replied to a question that directed to me in a comment on a question. I typed the ...
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Why was my recent comment deleted?

On my recent post: What is the order of mitzvot importance? I responded to a comment with a meaningful and helpful response. Why was my comment removed?
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Noachide fielding questions here on Yom Tov - an apology / questions

Shalom. I am a Noachide from the U.K. I visited the site yesterday (Rosh Hashanah) and noticed that there were unanswered / unfielded questions here. I thought to myself, 'If a Gentile has asked a ...
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Delete comment in chat

How can I delete my comments IN A CHAT? Deleting REGULAR comments (on a question) is easy - there's a button right next to it, but I can't find the delete option in chat.
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How can I suppress the appearance of closed questions?

Questions that are closed still appear on the page I see from MY. When they are immodest, I would rather they did not appear (e.g. this one). How can I suppress the appearance of closed questions? ...
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Why is this old, historically locked question without the featured tag showing up in the community bulletin?

This question was featured one year ago, and was unfeatured and historically locked in October 2019. However, it is showing up in the community bulletin sidebar today: Why is this non-featured ...
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Site scope in Tour seems to disagree with scope defined in the Help Center

The site tour says it is on-topic to ask about: general knowledge ... as it relates directly to Jewish life and learning While the Help Center article on site scope says it is off-topic to ask ...
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Can I ask for explanation about a Masoretic note?

There is a Masoretic note in my Hebrew Bible (in the Masorah Parva/Qetana) that I don't understand. I think I know what it means, literally, but I don't see how it applies to the marked word. Can I ...
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Tracking changes in comments

Is there any way to see the history of comments on questions? I sometimes see that comments have been deleted (leaving widowed lines or hanging logical leaps or changing the tone of the comment tree). ...
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Formatting Footnotes

Please excuse my ignorance, but I was wondering if anyone can tell me how to format a footnote when writing an answer or question (Please find an example here). I am aware how to do a dividing line at ...
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Is there any recourse for a closed question?

Can I request to get a second opinion from another moderator or a vote from trusted members if my question deserved to be put on hold? I believe I asked a valid question.
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Undelete answer deleted by moderator

My answer here deleted by mod. I edited it so I think it valid now, but I can't undelete. what to do now?
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Can I consult Mi Yodeya as I would a rabbi?

Does Mi Yodeya offer personal guidance in response to practical questions about Jewish law or attitudes, as a rabbi would?
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Questions about seforim recommendations?

Figured I'd ask here before posting to main. I'm looking for an english translation of the mishna berura. Is that a question ("What's a good english translation...?") that's allowed on here? I know ...
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What to do if I upvoted by mistake?

I upvoted an answer by mistake. I wanted to downvoted it. I get "You can't change your upvote without edit the answer" or something like this. How do I deal with it?
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Is lurking to learn going to present a problem?

I am a Gentile Christian believer, a member of a non-denominational church. Over the past 54 years (I am 66 years old), I have been a member of three different mainline Protestant Christian ...
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How does one have the resources to answer Mi Yodeya questions?

I've been through hundreds of Mi Yodeya questions and answers. I must say I'm impressed. There's just every topic under/over the globe here and I'd like to know how do y'all do it? I'd like to know ...
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What to do if you answered a question which was then edited further to another topic [duplicate]

If you answered a question, and a posteriori, your answer is not relevant to the question because the question was edited to a different question? Is there a possibility for someone who asks a ...
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If I delete my answer, what happens to points?

If I delete my answer, what happens to the points that have been added/subtracted from my reputation? I do not see an answer to this when I do a search in the help section.
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Using Rav Ovadia picture from MY

What Minhag Is This Tefillin Wrapping? Can I use this picture from your website for my purposes? thanks!
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Changing tags without affecting homepage

I've been trying to organize a lot of retagging on Mi Yodeya and I feel bad that it messes up the home page due to every retag appearing on the home page. Does the stack exchange system afford a ...
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Pinging without a dot

I am usually pinged with my full username [Dr. Shmuel]. However, sometimes people will remove the dot. I have it on record that rov (1, 2, 3) of the moderators have pinged me as [DrShmuel] without ...
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The culture of erasing

It's seems that erasing answers/comments (maybe even questions?) is a common practice here on MY. Personally I don't like this culture. I KNOW that some of my viewpoints will cause a few Rabbis to ...
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Splitting a question that was answered in two opposite meanings

My question was understood by two answers in two different ways - riki answered about implications, and Yaakov answered about reasons. Seemingly it wasn't phrased clearly enough. I would like [you] ...
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tag synonyms checking

I've noticed that there are a lot of pending tag synonyms and at best they are barely checked by those able to vote their validity. This might be because they are more difficult to access directly ...
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How do I access "My Favorites" in Android App?

For some reason I can't find my starred posts in Mi Yodea (mobile Android App). If someone can please give me some insight on how to find it, that would be greatly appreciated :)
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Deleting questions and answers on my profile?

How, if possible, do I delete questions and answers on my profile?
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Request clarification on forum policy on Judaism

My post on living a Jewish life in the USA was closed as not being Jewish enough: https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/98951/seeking-jewish-version-of-the-mid-20th-century-green-book-travel-...
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Why are some profile pictures not showing up?

I've noticed that some pictures here on the site have not been showing up (example: my profile picture). What is the reason for this?
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Why did my answer disappear?

I am very sad, I saw recently an interesting question, and I posted an answer. After it first disappeared, I posted it one more time. It took me more than one hour, to write a complete answer. And now,...
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Closure explanation for duplicates

The closure explanation that appears on duplicates is: This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new ...
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Viewing deleted question without "Moderator Tools" privilege?

Under normal circumstances, a user cannot view deleted posts without the "Moderator Tools" privilege. However, I noticed now that I can view the now deleted question to which I had previously posted (...
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Questions where I have left a comment

I would like to be able to locate those questions to which I have left a comment, Is this possible?
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Finding My Favourite Questions

I would like to be able to locate the questions that I have marked as FAVOURITE. How can I do that? I have tried to find the answer in the FAQ's.
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Hebrew Text has a lot of boxes. Is it only me?

From this question: How should we understand the Torah’s comparison of a tree to a “man”? What message is the Torah trying to convey? Is this a system-wide issue, or just one that I have? There are a ...
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How should I cite an answer elsewhere?

Sometimes a Web page off-site — or a passage in a book, for that matter — answers a question perfectly. How should I refer to or quote that external source as my answer?
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Giving out a bounty reward late

I missed the deadline to award the bounty on my qusetion about tzfardeah. Is there still a way for me to award the points, or to directly give out another bounty to the answers I liked/appreciate ...
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Ranking users by badges

I'm wondering if there is any way to rank myself against others for the number of general and specific badges I have. Is there some site feature, some query, or anything that can do this? Some ...
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Is there a feedback option for votes?

I was looking at an old post of mine and noticed that it received a down-vote. Is there a way to see why it was down-voted, perhaps to allow for further clarification on my part? Thanks
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chabadlibrary.org link structure has changed, and there are now many broken links

chabadlibrary.org recently changed their page structure, and as such any links to that website have to be updated. For example (from here: How to pronounce the name of the sefer "Bnei Yso(s)...
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How can I locate stats on my bounty questions?

Is there a feature (or a database query) that would help me locate all questions that I have placed on bounty for both my own questions as well as other people's questions? I'd also like to get to get ...
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It looks like my account just got wiped

This probably isn't the right spot to post this, but I just wanted to ask - I just went onto the meta for the first time, and it looks like my account got wiped - the records of questions etc. and ...
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Scrolling to the first question

I use the stackexchange app and was wondering if there is a quick way to scroll down all the way to the first question ever asked on Mi Yodeya? (This question really applies to all the other forums ...

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