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A beginner’s guide to MY - “How is this site different from other Judaism sites?”

Welcome to Mi Yodeya! Beyond the introduction tour, you might find the additional information useful to understand the underlying principles of Mi Yodeya MY offers tons of great information, but does ...
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Refresh of the Purim Torah Policy

This was implemented in 5778. I move to change All Purim Torah questions must include the following disclaimer code at the bottom: --- #This question is [Purim Torah](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Refresh of the Purim Torah Policy

Note: I think that if we want to ensure that all relevant users will read and apply the entire policy, we need to make it more inviting and readable than the incumbent version, especially if we're ...
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Should official FAQ meta-posts be locked?

If you need something to truly be immutable, reach out to us and let us know. As MSH points out, we can add custom pages to your help center if there's a clear need. Expect a bit of resistance from us ...
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Refresh of the Purim Torah Policy

My additions in bold. Please edit as you feel appropriate. Generally, we expect all questions here to be written from the point-of-view of genuine curiosity, and we expect all answers to be genuine ...
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Another "bully overflow"

People's votes are their own. That is the official StackExchange position. Explaining downvotes is encouraged but not required. See also Why do you cast downvotes on answers? It's not true that we're ...
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FAQ says History is off-topic and on-topic

Isaac's answer describes the distinction we're trying to make. As pointed out here, the current FAQ wording includes, on the on-topic list: history of Judaism While the off-topic list ...
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FAQ post request: "Am I required to cite sources?"

Am I required to cite my sources? Sources are extremely important in Judaism, as (almost) every Halacha or Minhag (custom) has a clear source. Judaism places sources and tradition in very high regard;...
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FAQ post request: "Am I required to cite sources?"

If you still can't provide any sources whatsoever for your answer, you should still post so long as you can provide some substance (not just a one-liner). You should acknowledge the lack of sources, ...
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Refresh of the Purim Torah Policy

I propose, based on Scimonster's recommendation, to change Close5 Purim Torah questions that aren't "Purim", Torah, and questions. to Close Purim Torah questions that aren't "Purim&...
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Closure of complex-scenario questions

My "gut" impression (meaning, that I may well change my mind on this after my Shabbat chulent :-) - I'm not keen on the VTC reason. It seems that readers may be too judgmental on terming something "...
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Should official FAQ meta-posts be locked?

As an alternative if we decide not to do so, I believe that Stack Exchange will add pages to the Help Center on the community's request (within reason). If so, we can so request and, on fulfillment of ...
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