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How do I resolve a question with conflicting apparently-correct answers?

I asked a question that has garnered conflicting answers, both citing sources. It appears that the question is controversial and there isn't one agreed-upon answer. If I'd received a response that ...
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Right to Left formatting for Hebrew

If typing in a Hebrew sentence (which I will sometimes do when directly quoting a source, along with a translation into Hebrew), is it possible for format the text from Right to Left? In CSS this ...
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Migration of old meta-questions to meta

Should we migrate old meta and site-policy questions (with some exceptions) from the main site to the meta site, or just leave them as they are? What are the pros and cons to each approach?
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What's Our Elevator Pitch?

Reading this blog post: Tell us what your community is about in one brief sentence! So what's our one-liner?
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merging redundant tags?

I noticed while browsing tags that there are several duplicates, either due to transliteration differences (e.g. kadish/kaddish) or to phrasing (e.g. t'filah/prayer). Is there a way to review and ...
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Does this site have an inherent disadvantage due to Shabbat? [closed]

Naturally many of the users of this stackexchange site are going to be observant Jews who keep the laws of Shabbat. This means that many users will not be using the site at all for one day a week. ...
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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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What's Qotw Tag All About?

I guess it stands for "Quote of the Week," but what are its origins? What questions does it apply to? See qotw for what I'm talking about...
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Answer/Comment indicator

Is there a way to tell if there is an answer or comment on your answer? This use to be done through an envelope icon. Am I missing something?
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using tags synonyms instead of long names

I noticed that the tag system has a synonyms function, shouldn't we use it instead of naming tags like praying-davening-tefila?
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Stats updates on area51

Hi, I want to know how often are the stats on are51 page of judaism.stackexchange are updated. I have a feeling that the numbers about questions per day are not correct. Thanks.
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linking directly to comments

The "activity" tab's "comment" log entries (for comments on answers only, not for comments on questions) link to things like https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/5991/words-often-mispronounced/...
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creating tag synonyms

I tried to create hebrew as a synonym for language (here on meta), and was told I must have a score of 5 in "this tag" (presumably language) to do so: but I do have 5 (from an upvoted answer to a ...
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Using @ in comments with usernames containing spaces?

I guess this is really more of a general meta.stackoverflow question: Putting @ before a username in comments makes it show up in their inbox. What about if the username contains spaces - does the ...
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How can we get more people involved in meta discussions?

We've got some pretty important (to my mind) site-definition meta questions out there already, with more to come, but there hasn't been very much community participation on them to date. What can we ...
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Should we have a jargon policy/guideline?

For mi.yodeya, I wrote up a jargon guideline (lightly adapted below) intended to make content on the site accessible to as many interested people as possible. It was not followed very closely on m.y, ...
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Name of judaism.stackexchange.com

I think most of us would agree that "mi.yodeya" was a snappy and memorable name. Is there any way to incorporate that into the site's present identity? WADR, directing your neighbor or co-worker to "...
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Why are some questions highlighted in blue?

I know this is a seriously newbie question, but I can't find it in the FAQ and I have encountered and not understood it on this and other SE sites. Why are some questions highlighted in blue?
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CYLOR Disclaimer

The previous incarnation of this site had the following disclaimer at the top, in red: Like Wikipedia, mi.yodeya makes no guarantee of validity, and does not offer professional (particularly ...
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Appropriateness of survey questions

Is a question like What is your favorite pasuk? or What city did your grandparents inhabit in Poland? appropriate for the site? The argument against would be that, although such information ...
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Publicly Teaching Halachah

I was looking at this site and was a little bit surprised at this statement: It is therefore forbidden for Jews to teach non-Jews Halachah If this is true, should it be a concern here on Judaism....
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making transliterated words findable

Tags are great, but often a particular word will be too specific to have a tag devoted to it, whereas you'll want people to be able to find the word on searching the site. If the word is English, no ...
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OpenID Is Different on This Site

Is it just me, or is it impossible to edit an openid or add an "alt. OpenID" on the new site? Any way to change it so we become more like stackoverflow, which already has both features? Update: I ...
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What are some mistakes non-Jewish people should avoid when asking questions on this site?

I am curious and have a lot of questions about Jewish people and history, but as a non-Jewish person I want to avoid treading on toes. Are there any things I should avoid when asking questions here? ...
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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 ...
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What should our FAQ material contain? / How should we describe the scope of this site?

What should go in the FAQ material for this new site? It turns out that on the FAQ page itself, only the part at the top that describes the scope (under "What kind of questions can I ask here?&...
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Migration of users with email/password accounts [closed]

I got an email from a mi.yodeya user (Dave) who says that he can't access his account here. He registered it on mi.yodeya using the email/password method. Is there a general issue for such accounts?
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Tried to ask the question "Are atheists considered gentile or something else?" but was not accepted by the system!

Hello, I tried asking the question "Are atheists considered gentile or something else?" in the main forum but was not accepted by the system! What rule does that question violate? Edit Below: I ...
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What is the common way to type in Hebrew for this site?

Is there a recommended approach to entering Hebrew text? I see lots of it, and some questions/answers will require it (as transliterating into English works poorly).
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Is the meta site supposed to support html?

This link should be an a html tag with href"http://meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/" but the site doesn't seem to be making it into a link.
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The "This is a favorite question" Button [closed]

Is there a way we can change the "favorite" button across the entire site (there should be one directly to the left of this question)? I find it somewhat ironic to have a pentagram incorporated into a ...
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The "Mark as Accepted"

After reading this. Are there any specific rules for accepting answers on Jewish Life & Learning? Like how to deal with two answers that are actually a Machlokes? Also, I noticed that mi.yodeya (...
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How is this site different from the other site?

In what ways is judaism.stackexchange.com different from the old mi.yodeya.com?
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Are tags broken?

When I click on a tag, like "Yiddish", I get no results. There certainly were questions with this tag before the migration.
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Where are my points?

I could have sworn that I had over 1,900 reputation points this morning. After the migration, I have considerably fewer. Does anyone know why?
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Where did all these posts come from?

As part of the process for creating the Jewish Life & Learning Stack Exchange, mi.yodeya (an early Stack Exchange 1.0 site) has agreed to provide a jump start to this community by migrating their ...
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Can I ask questions about the talmud and Chumash?

Can I ask questions about the Talmud and Chumash?
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What's Going to Happen to mi.yodeya? [closed]

According to the blog post at http://blog.stackexchange.com/post/518474918/stack-exchange-2-0, things are changing for all stackexchange sites. How will this affect mi.yodeya?
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Should I populate this site with questions?

I'm wondering if I should start asking "random" [good] questions, just so I could fill the site with wonderful knowledge for future visitors? Is this more of a Q&A site, or a potential knowledge ...
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The name "mi.yodeya" should really be either "mi.yodey.a" or "mi.yodey-a"

This question is just for the amusement of those who enjoy grammar and pronunciation issues: The pasach-ayin in the word "yodei-a" is pronounced as an inserted aleph ending with the gutteral ayin, ...
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Anonymity on Mi Yodeya

What is the reason to allow for anonymity in our web community? Is it so that in case one makes a mistake they do not need to be embarrassed? In real life our Sages say (Avot 2:5) us: לא הביישן לומד "...
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POLL - Especially new users: Did you notice our disclaimers?

We have a few disclaimers around the site, designed to keep people from using mi.yodeya as a source of professional rabbinic advice (pesak). There's one, in red, at the top of every page, one in the "...
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What are your favorite online forums in which Jewish links are posted?

As announced on lo.yodeya, we're going to launch into public beta on Rosh Chodesh Nissan 5770 (March 16, 2010). Basically, this means that we're going to start posting links to mi.yodeya in as many ...
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What unique value does mi.yodeya offer?

I've been soliciting private beta testers for mi.yodeya by posting discussions (without mentioning the name of the site) in a couple of Jewish LinkedIn groups. In one of these groups, FrumNetwork, ...

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