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TZT / Time zone tov / Good time zone - Have a good one. "TZT" is an initialization of "time zone tov." "Time zone tov" is a partial Hebraization of "good time zone," adopting the form of the common Hebrew greeting "Shavua' tov" ("Have a good week.") "Good time zone" is meant to be an equivalent of "Good day" or "Good night," to be used when the speaker is ...


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yodeyan - A member of the Mi Yodeya community. Generated by affixing the suffix "-an" to the word "Yodeya," from the community's name. Earliest known usage: Isaac Moses, in a January 18, 2010 post on the "lo.yodeya" blog that he wrote during the early days of mi.yodeya 1.0 said, fruitlessly (except for the coinage): I'd be very interested to hear your ...


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Rfפ - Request for פְּסַק (pesak / rabbinic ruling) Presumably pronounced, if at all, "arr eff pay." This is shorthand for a characteristic of a question that could cause it to be closed on Mi Yodeya - requesting a practical ruling, as if from a rabbi. Earliest known usage: Scimonster, in an edit summary, November 24, 2014. Earlier, inferior version, RfP, ...


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Bam -- our main general site-related chatroom, V'dibarta Bam. Earliest known comparison of the word בם to the English onomatopoeia BAM: msh210 in Bam on 2012 May 23 15:41 Earliest known usage as a stand alone name: Adam Mosheh in Bam on 2012 Jun 13 14:24 Earliest known Hebrew usage: Double AA in Bam on 2012 Jun 15 22:50


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You can do it, but it's not exposed in the UI (and I, too, wish it were). Here's the workaround: Click on your own message over on the left (where you go for edit, delete, etc) and grab the URL for the permalink. You'll see something like this: http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/10185532#10185532 Take the part from # to the end, delete ...


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Usually it's best to ask questions separately (it's fine; there's no quota :-) ), but I'll go ahead and answer these together since they're short. Is there a chat room for this site? There sure is! Our main chat room is V'dibarta Bam, which you can reach from anywhere on the site by clicking on the blue Stack Exchange logo in the top left corner and ...


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O-Cmon (also O-כמאן) - A fictitious kosher-certification agency with notoriously low standards. This hechsher was first mentioned on a PTIJ question from 2012 asking what a particular strange marking was on some foods. The answer describes it as "the world’s first crowd-sourced Kosher certification." This agency is occasionally mentioned on Mi Yodeya (e.g. ...


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PTIJ / p-t-i-j - Purim Torah - in jest This term is the initialization of the purim-torah-in-jest tag, which is applied, in accordance with the Purim Torah policy, to in-season non-serious questions. Earliest known usage: May 8, 2013 by Isaac Moses, in Bam: @msh210 File away for PTIJ 5774: this pun, along with conspiracy theories


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JeLLy - of or related to Jewish Life and Learning It derives from when the site was defined as not Judaism, but Jewish Life & Learning. Basically, if something is JeLLy, then it is on-topic for this site, and if it's not, then it is not. Earliest known usage: Feb 6, 2013 by @msh210 in Bam: Isaac Moses: @msh210 Can you [edit] in a JL&L-relevant ...


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This image is an excerpt from a screenshot of the Badges sidebar on the front page of the Judaism Stack Exchange beta website1, indicating that user Shalom was awarded the bronze badge for answering questions in the shabbat tag. Because it shows the words "shabbat Shalom," it's used in Chat as a humorous way for people to wish each other Shabbat Shalom. ...


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You cannot create private rooms. You can use a gallery to limit who can talk in a room, but anybody can view it. Moderators can create private rooms when necessary for moderation purposes, but Stack Exchange isn't in the business of hosting private conversations generally. Sorry. You can't move comments to chat. You can copy them one at a time, which I ...


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The chat system actually uses three different servers -- one for Stack Overflow, one for SE Meta, and one for everything else. On each server, reputation from all sites on the server contributes to your chat rep. Chat counts only sites on which you've earned at least 200 reputation. Your reputation for chat on Mi Yodeya (or most other sites) is therefore ...


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The technicalities of pinging someone in chat are outlined at http://chat.stackexchange.com/faq#notifications, except that it omits an important bit of information: Another way to ping someone is by replying to his message in chat. This is done by clicking the arrow that appears when you hover your mouse over his message (which causes your message to start ...


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Yossi has created the channel ##Mi-Yodeya on Freenode.


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Deleting my cookies from stackexchange.com and then logging on to chat from english.SE seemed to work. I can now use judaism.SE's chat, too.


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Thanks for bringing this up. I cannot reproduce the issue in our current build of chat. If the problem remains, please let me know.


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Using @msh210's suggested method, I have written a jQuery proof of concept that accomplishes this locally, until such time as the devs fix this. I've added the code to my chat room userscript, which is available here. For the technically minded: function bidi(){ reg = /[\p{InHebrew}\p{InArabic}]/; $.each($('[id^=summary_]'), function(i, star){ ...


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Some badges cannot (or cannot easily) be awarded on meta. This is known and by design. We always intentionally kept all badges listed, because it's a discovery mechanism. This goes back to the beta badge on graduated sites as well.


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