Skip to main content

Questions tagged [support]

You need help with the use of one or more of the site's features.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
51 votes
0 answers
16k views

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 ... ...
Isaac Moses's user avatar
  • 48.2k
10 votes
1 answer
931 views

What topics are in- and out-of-scope on Mi Yodeya?

What topics are in-scope on Mi Yodeya? Can I see some examples? What topics are out-of-scope on Mi Yodeya? Can I see some examples? Where can I discuss changing these guidelines?
msh210's user avatar
  • 73.4k
21 votes
1 answer
3k views

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?
Isaac Moses's user avatar
  • 48.2k
12 votes
1 answer
1k views

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?
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
  • 5,263
30 votes
64 answers
7k views

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 ...
15 votes
1 answer
721 views

Site policy on jargon

What is the site policy on using Hebrew terminology and other jargon in questions and answers?
msh210's user avatar
  • 73.4k
1 vote
2 answers
135 views

How To Close an Account

Is there a way That I can close my account? I just didn't find my place here and therefore I'd like to leave.
David's user avatar
  • 560
16 votes
2 answers
274 views

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 ...
Seth J's user avatar
  • 41.7k
3 votes
2 answers
128 views

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,...
yO_'s user avatar
  • 1,505
2 votes
1 answer
53 views

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 ...
HodofHod's user avatar
  • 21.1k
1 vote
1 answer
63 views

What does "bumped to the homepage by the community" mean?

Excuse my ignorance, here. I don't understand what the "Community" is, in general. Is this an automated algorithm or is this a hidden human "super-admin" for all of Stack Exchange that can override ...
DanF's user avatar
  • 70.7k
0 votes
1 answer
49 views

Delete posts --- how can we appeal?

My answers to a post were deleted as "not answering the question." I admit they didn't answer the direct halachic question (I'm not qualified!) specifically, but did provide an answer/solution. It was ...
user avatar
-3 votes
1 answer
73 views

"Site Rooms" link goes to the wrong place

I am in chat and I click on "site rooms": That directs me to: http://chat.stackexchange.com/?tab=site&host=judaism.stackexchange.com BUT if I try to change the URL to: http://chat.stackexchange....
Naftali's user avatar
  • 1,741
9 votes
2 answers
176 views

Yodeya.com down?

I usually go to Mi Yodeya by going to yodeya.com (instead of judaism.stackexchange.com), because it's easier to type quickly, and m.y redirects to j.se. The last time I went to yodeya.com, however, it ...
b a's user avatar
  • 24.8k
6 votes
1 answer
67 views

I see that my reputation has migragted from mi.yodeya, but not all of my badges?

I see that the supporter and teacher badges were migrated, but I also had Enthusiast and Fanatic badges which I don't see now. Are badges re-assigned after migration, according the the data in the ...
Lea Cohen's user avatar
  • 974
6 votes
1 answer
78 views

CC-SA and copyright dates: what date(s) do we use for republishing site content?

We are currently working on our second book compiling content from Mi Yodeya. The book uses a document template that's evocative of the site and includes the logo; this was provided to us by Jin for ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
52 views

Does one need to tag all "no longer needed" comments or are moderators going through the list after seeing one?

There are situations where, after a short discussion in comments, a post is edited to reflect the outcome of the discussions. In these cases, I would like the no-longer needed comments to be removed. ...
mbloch's user avatar
  • 53.1k
4 votes
2 answers
91 views

question upvotes lost

I'm pretty sure some of my recent upvotes on questions have been lost. I'm almost positive I upvoted this question when it was new, and I just discovered that I had no glowing arrow and could vote ...
msh210's user avatar
  • 73.4k
4 votes
2 answers
68 views

Why was my comment deleted?

I put wrote relevant comment to this question. It was even upvoted. Now, both it, and DoubleAA's noticing a typo, are deleted. What happened? I am not upset, I just want to understand the process.
Adám's user avatar
  • 6,811
4 votes
1 answer
71 views

Can we see our personal stats?

Is it possible to view our personal stats on the site (number of x until level y or badge z)? If so, how? If not, is there any feature being worked on for this?
Seth J's user avatar
  • 41.7k
3 votes
2 answers
35 views

Did the "Questons" Button Link at the Top of the Page Change?

Until around a month ago, when I clicked on the "Questions" option at the top of the Mi Yodeya page, it gave me all questions, unanswered or not, with the most recent ones listed first. When I do it ...
Gary's user avatar
  • 2,188
3 votes
1 answer
38 views

What happened to 'too localized'?

Does the 'too localized' close reason still exist? I recently went to vote to close a question as too localized, but didn't see it.
Scimonster's user avatar
  • 23.2k
3 votes
1 answer
95 views

Change or choose Hebrew font? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there anything we can do about the Hebrew font used on the main site? I don't really like the font in which Hebrew is displayed on our site. Can I petition for it to be ...
Michael Sandler's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
67 views

Are there please any statistics on users and their time zones?

I posted a new question on Friday at around 10 am British Summer Time. I wonder when the responses will start coming in. Are there please any statistics on users and their time zones? (It's not ...
Avrohom Yitzchok's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
31 views

Is it possible to view previous versions or edits/revisions of questions?

Is it possible to view previous versions or edits/revisions of questions, like on Wikipedia?
Shmuel's user avatar
  • 10.6k
2 votes
1 answer
43 views

What happened to seeing deleted Q&As?

In the past I could see deleted posts, both questions and answers, because I had reached a certain (pretty low, actually) threshold of points. Now I can't see any of them anymore. Did the threshold ...
Seth J's user avatar
  • 41.7k
2 votes
1 answer
63 views

Closing back-doors to deleted content for halachic reasons

This question has been deleted, but is still available through a click in a comment. Furthermore, the closed question puts attention (first link) to content who's author deleted it on halachic grounds....
Adám's user avatar
  • 6,811
2 votes
1 answer
55 views

Is it possible to edit a deleted question?

Is it possible to edit a deleted question? This question is its own answer. The following text was added by a mod, by the original author, and by another 10K+ user, while the question was deleted, ...
2 votes
1 answer
32 views

How many reputation do you need in order to be able to vote to reopen or close a question?

How many reputation do you need in order to be able to vote to reopen or close a question??
Bach's user avatar
  • 2,743
2 votes
0 answers
54 views

Questions about Hebrew names

Are questions of the form "What is the origin of name X" considered on-topic, since many of those names originated from Tanach and Shas?
DonielF's user avatar
  • 34.4k
1 vote
1 answer
53 views

Consecutive Visits

I was on Mi Yodeya every day this past week or so and I just went to look at how many days I have been on consecutively and it says 1. How is this possible? Am I missing something?
Bochur613's user avatar
  • 4,667
1 vote
1 answer
29 views

Awarding bounties late

If a bounty expires but the "best" answer hasn't been chosen, I know that half of the bounty is automatically awarded. Is it possible to then select one of the answers and award the other half? If ...
Seth J's user avatar
  • 41.7k
1 vote
1 answer
36 views

Who is Community? [duplicate]

I see in mi yodeya question, "modified by community" In the post itself it is not possible to see the modification. What is it? Who are the authors?
kouty's user avatar
  • 22.8k