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Should we try out another platform?

I am so glad to see Monica back in the business of building online knowledge-sharing communities. With her in a leading role in shaping the platform. you can be sure that it will be built on the right ...
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Should we try out another platform?

I have accepted an appointment as moderator pro tempore at the new Judaism community at Codidact. I will help that community launch itself while continuing to participate here as a moderator and ...
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What Yodeyan slang terms are there?

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 ...
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Problems with Mi Yodeya

All the Stack Exchange sites have these problems at least a little bit. ‹Lashon hara› On Programmers and Stack Overflow, people are sometimes way more obnoxious than on Mi Yodeya and on History.SE ...
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asking news from disappeared users

The vast majority of the time, when someone drops out of a community like this one, either permanently or temporarily, it is not due to any sort of severe real-life troubles. All more likely are: ...
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Problems with Mi Yodeya

I'm glad that you addressed this very topic. When I began about 8 months ago, for about two months, I felt the same attitude. But I realized a few things that have kept me on the site: Anonymity ...
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What does "bumped to the homepage by the community" mean?

You might have previously noticed posts on the front page that said "modified by Community", but there were no recent edits or additions. Those are the Community bumps mentioned in the ...
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Problems with Mi Yodeya

This is somewhat of what I was trying to get at here as well (obviously from a different point of view, but with that observation that the QA and rules involved can turn people off). The rules are a ...
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Problems with Mi Yodeya

Sorry to hear you've had some trouble with Mi Yodeya. The issue you brought up (of directness coming out rudely) was actually recently brought up, and much of the community resolved to do better. How ...
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What Yodeyan slang terms are there?

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 ...
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What Yodeyan slang terms are there?

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. ...
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Shall we participate in the "929 – Studying the Bible Together" project? How?

We could use the @mi_yodeya Twitter account to send out a tweet each day with a Q&A related to the day's chapter, possibly along with a link to the chapter text in Hebrew and English on Sefaria or ...
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Should we try out another platform?

I would be in support of importing all the questions to codidact (without deleting anything from here) and maybe putting a sticky post on the front page that many users and mods have moved to codidact....
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What Yodeyan slang terms are there?

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Shall we participate in the "929 – Studying the Bible Together" project? How?

Weekly challenges. Need i say more? Well, i guess i will say more. Each week, we should have a topic challenge, encouraging people to ask questions based on the 5 perakim learned that week. Having ...
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Where do you live?

Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, Israel and environs
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Where do you live?

Beit Shemesh, Israel
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Where do you live?

Beirut, Lebanon
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Where did you find Judaism.SE?

I was told about Mi Yodeya by a friend. He quoted research that he did in a chabura in yeshiva.
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Welcoming new users

Background information (you can ignore this) The phrase "unregistered account" sounds like an oxymoron. In truth, what is an unregistered account? Let me explain. Stack Exchange is interesting. It ...
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Where do you live?

Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
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Where do you live?

Tarapoto, Peru

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