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Who cares which answer the questioner thinks is the best?

Summary: the asker's selection doesn't and shouldn't mean much on our site, but on some sites it makes sense and there's a lot of resistance to changing it, so let's pursue per-site exceptions. From ...
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chabadlibrary.org link structure has changed, and there are now many broken links

Ok; 6 of these couldn't be done automatically as they contained search parameters that broke with a simple search-and-replace. I edited those manually to fix the links. The remaining posts were re-...
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Comment templates

I am happy to share some of what I am using, feel free to leverage as is or modify as needed. I believe I copied some of this from @Isaac Moses who originated the practice of welcoming new users. ...
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Shouldn't a badge be promoting a positive Jewish value?

A related question came up some time ago about the difficulty of earning Enthusiast and Fanatic (for consecutive days of site activity) in a Shabbat-observant community. At the time a community ...
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Why is there no Reputation for Badges?

Certain gold badges do give you more abilities. If you have a gold badge in a tag, and a question is asked with that tag as one of the original tags, you can mark it as a duplicate with a single vote. ...
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Use the new tag tip feature

For halacha, how about the existing wording? NOTE: Like Wikipedia, this site makes no guarantee of validity, and does not offer professional (particularly rabbinic) advice. Treat information from ...
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Professional advice disclaimer (post-launch re-request)

I see now that two other SE communities, Health and Law, have professional advice disclaimers in the top-right corners of their front pages: This would seem to be the right place to put our ...
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Blacklist the Torah tag

I've destroyed the tag, and I'll blacklist it, but I need a more succinct chunk of text to show to folks that attempt to use it. Something like: Please don't use the 'torah' tag, as it's not very ...
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hebrew: Questions about the Hebrew language are not on-topic unless they are also related to Judaism. Based on the close reason.
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Can I retroactovely award a bounty?

If a question received no new answers during the bounty period, then no bounty points were auto-awarded. The bounty simply ends forever. There's no way to "restore" an old bounty. Once the period is ...
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How to see deleted comments

According to a a Stack Exchange employee, there is no way for non-moderators to view deleted comments, nor will Stack Exchange implement such a feature. Sorry. As a piece of device from Shog's answer:...
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A "complaint" about the "Best Answer" contest

There's a Best Answers contest because one community member (me) volunteered to run it and to "donate" bounties as prizes. So, if there's a "you" to address here, it's me. However, if the question is ...
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MiYodea site stats, please?

How many questions are asked on different topics? You can look at the tag overview page to see how many questions are tagged with which tag. That should give you a rough idea under the assumption ...
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Marking important "key" questions

This doesn't seem so necessary or practical. You state: But if we want to please the OP so she can choose an answer that suits her, we can't mark similar questions of other OPs as dupes as they ...
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Can someone request restoration of parts of a deleted answer?

Comments are second-class citizens and are always subject to removal. Any important information should be in a proper post. This I feel confident is not going to happen.
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sexuality: Please respect that in the Jewish tradition certain questions, especially certain questions relating to sexuality, are discussed only in private. Such questions will be closed or deleted ...
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purim-torah-in-jest: This tag should only be used in the few weeks leading up to Purim. Please read the info page for more details. Remember to include the required footer and not to add other ...
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Marking important "key" questions

I agree with practically all of Alex's answer regarding special treatment. I would offer, though, that short of that, you could create a question catalog here on Meta for collecting "national ...
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Opening links in a new window standard

There's an important usability problem with that: you remove user control. You can open a link in a new window (or new tab) right now, by clicking the scroll wheel on your mouse, using the right-...
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Should we have a "Help Center"

We do have a help center. Whether there should be an ad for it on the main page is a separate question. You can propose community ads here.
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Use the new tag tip feature

riddle NOTE: Riddles are discouraged as questions here. Any riddle questions posted are likely to be closed. See this link.
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Use the new tag tip feature

history: Use this tag for questions about the history of Judaism or about Jewish perspectives on historical event. If this question is about history of Jews or of the State of Israel, consider ...
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Can an OP request that a group of comments be deleted or archived?

This is a symptom of a bigger problem: comments aren't supposed to be for that kind of chatting. They're to improve the post in some way. So if somebody asks a question about something in the post, ...
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Can't see undelete votes for deleted posts

Starting in the next build, 10k+ users will be able to see all of their votes from the appropriate sub-tabs of their profiles. From the Dave Haney, the dev who implemented this: I've modified the ...
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Should we adopt the Hebrew calendar?

In my opinion (and others', as shown in the comments on the question), the Jewish date would be unclear to many site visitors. Arguably, one way around that is to display both the Gregorian-calendar ...
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Include Biblical Hebrew

I always thought that biblical Hebrew was on topic. You know, if you have a question about what a word means in a certain Pasuk. I'm pretty sure such questions are left open all the time. Talmudic ...
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Could we increase contrast for links on meta?

I'm adding underline on links to make them pop out more (only on meta). It will be live after our next production build.
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A "complaint" about the "Best Answer" contest

Isaac addressed the points about the contest that he generously sponsors with his own reputation (and pointed out that others can sponsor contests too). I'll address question value more generally. ...
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How can we reduce or avoid "chained" duplicates?

I agree that "chained duplicates" are undesirable, since it means that a person who finds one end of the chain via search will then have to click through multiple links to get to the base, answered ...
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Is there a way to have confirmed Rabanim?

Confirming the identities and external credentials of particular users, granting special status to users and their content based on external credentials, and especially ascribing independent authority ...
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