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Nice links in comments

How do I insert a nice looking link where the displayed text is not the URL (this as opposed to this: h​ttp://meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/q/1914/3073) in a comment?
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Is there a way to contact a specific user outside of threads?

I'm sorry if this is answered somewhere on the help page, but I couldn't find it if it is. Is there a way to leave a message for a specific user (or moderator) outside of any specific thread? Also, (...
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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....
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Does the order of tags matter?

E.g. in https://judaism.stackexchange.com/posts/3248/revisions, the editors clearly applied significance to the ordering of tags (besides for adding more). But, does it matter at all?
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What are “secret” hats?

I've been awarded two "secret hats" this week. What are there significance, if anything? I've got one that says IG-88 and another that says Johnny Three-Hats. The FAQ is intentionally vague on ...
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Why wasn't this bounty auto-awarded?

The bounty documentation includes the following explanation about auto-awards: If the bounty was started by the question owner, and the question owner accepts an answer during the bounty period, ...
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I recently returned after a while and found my user profile changed

I finally got back to perusing Mi Yodeya after a "vacation"... when I looked at my profile, it looks like my Facebook page picture replaced the colored splotch, and my full name and email was on there....
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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?
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Having issues with my StackExchange login

I didn't think my StackExchange user (the one I use for chat) had a different login than my mi.yodeya user. It's always been pretty seamless navigating between the two. Well, I just reinstalled my ...
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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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Merge balak tag into parashat-balak tag

In keeping with the tags for other parshiot (search for 'parashat' on the tags page), can the balak tag be merged into the parashat-balak tag?
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Tag link does not provide complete list of questions with that tag

I was looking for this question, which I speculated was tagged parshat-shelach. I clicked that tag from another question and didn't find my question. So I searched for my question, confirmed the tag,...
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What happens to close votes if the user dips below 3000 rep?

Suppose a user achieves 3000 reputation points and begins casting close votes. Then, the user downvotes an answer and loses 1 reputation point, falling to 2999. What happens to the close votes? Do ...
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How do I escape underscores in data explorer?

It seems that underscore (_) is a wildcard character in Data Explorer. How do I escape it to search for an actual underscore? Better - is there any indexing on words a la Lucene or RegEx support ...
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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, ...
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Why is the accept ratio not displayed anymore?

Why does the percentage of questions for which a user has accepted an answer not appear anymore? Is there a way to see this information?
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Site policy on jargon

What is the site policy on using Hebrew terminology and other jargon in questions and answers?
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What's the 'Frequent' sort function?

What is the function of the 'Frequent' sorting option on the Questions tab?
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How do I enter an RTL answer? [duplicate]

How do I tell the website that my text should be formatted RTL? I tried wrapping the answer in <DIV dir=rtl> but that got rid of all formatting in the answer - and didn't fix the problem. It's ...
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Why do points earned on closed questions count?

Why do points that are earned on closed questions count for the asker and answerer?
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How do I post a comment in a discussion thread?

User help: I am relatively new to this forum. This site currently grants me the capability to provide an answer to any posted question, however, I do not see a feature enabling me to add a comment to ...
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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?
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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?
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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 ...
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New registered user not receiving privileges

A new user recently registered his account, but his rep score is still below the 101 "automatic" rep score of a registered user, and (as a result) he does not have privileges like commenting on ...
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What Do I Do if Someone is Systematically Downvoting my Answers?

I hope this is the right place to post this question! I just found that, about two hours ago, eleven answers of mine were suddenly downvoted, including some from several months ago. I can only assume ...
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How can I delete my account? [duplicate]

I inadvertently created an account at this StackExchange site but am not going to be using it, and I like to keep my StackExchange account as clean as possible, so I'd like to delete it. I have not ...
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Why can you accept your own answer to your question?

I was reviewing questions that I asked and wanted to accept an answer which I then saw was actually supplied by me (yes, I answered my own question) - The “Shir Hamaalos” etc before Maariv: is it said ...
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Do closed questions no longer show up on the front page?

After a recent question was closed, I've repeatedly had to search for it to find it. Do closed questions no longer show up on the front page?
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CW caused by too many editors includes the OP?

This question was converted to community wiki by its most recent edit, which exceeded the threshold for number of editors. The message in the revision log is "[made Community Wiki by being edited by ...
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Unanswered questions with answers?

Why is it that many of the questions that appear when a user clicks "Unanswered" from the main page have answers? What is the unanswered catagory? Is it questions without an accepted answer?
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Is this question about denominations an appropriate question?

What is the difference between Orthodox, Reform and Conservative? I'm asking purely in a da ma l'hoshiv context. I grew up frum (Orthodox) and currently work for a Jewish organization that hires a ...
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Losing points whenever I downvote somebody

Why is it that I lose a point every time I downvote somebody else's comment or question? I've downvoted three so far (all for good reason) and have lost three points as a result.
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merge parshat-matot into mattos

I just asked a question about this week's parsha and didn't see a match when I typed "matot" so I created parshat-matot. I then went to add it to the systematic list of tags and saw mattos there. ...
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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 ...
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Nominees' Stats on Election Page

This is a screenshot of msh210's (current pro-tem moderator) nomination page for the 2012 Mi Yodeya election: As you can see, there is a listed number of helpful flags (well over 200 for msh210). ...
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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 ...
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Does the 2012 election add to the moderators or replace them?

Are we voting to add moderators, or are we voting on a complete slate (so existing moderators need to nominate themselves if they want to continue)?
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Cleanup badge for rolling back your own edit?

I just got a cleanup badge for editing a post, realizing I may have jumped the gun, and rolling it back to the previous post. Seem weird to get credit for rolling back my own edit: https://judaism....
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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 ...
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Why don't we have the “general reference” close option?

EL&U has among its reasons for a close vote "general reference". I wanted to vote to close this question for that reason, but it doesn't appear on our list. Should it, or did EL&U do ...
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“Edit tags” link is missing; is that a reputation privilege?

It used to be that if I hovered over the end of the row of tags I would see an "edit tags" link. I no longer see this; I'm not sure how long it's been gone, but possibly since graduation. Is this a ...
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Merging Musar and Mussar tags

Can a Moderator please merge the musar tag into the mussar tag? I created the former not realizing the latter existed.
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Comments on Q/As causing changes on main page

Since when do comments on questions and answers show up on the main page? I don't mean that they can be read there, but that the question is bumped up on the main page, and that the last activity ...
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Highlighting of titles on main page

Why are some question titles highlighted on the main page, while most are not? I had thought perhaps it was because they had been viewed by my computer, but that seems not to be the case.
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“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....
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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 ...
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Can I recover the tags of my question before they were edited?

I would like to improve the tagging of my questions as I see that the tags are edited many times. Is there a way of comparing the new tags with the original tags without keeping a record of the ...
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What does a rep loss for “user was removed” mean?

Today I lost rep with the following notation: -10 8 mins ago removed User was removed What does this mean? Some user had up-voted one of my answers (or two of my questions) and was ...
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Need you have reputation to offer a bounty? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: limit bounty range I saw the following text after a question, "This question has an open bounty worth +300 reputation from l ' ending in 3 days." I checked the identity of l '....