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What to do with fixable request for psak questions

The body of this question asks specifically about the case where editing isn't possible. I'm going to give a broader response based on the question in the title. We have a custom here of not editing ...
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How detailed do source-seeking questions need to be?

I can't speak for others, but when I leave such comments I'm seeking clarification, not challenging the question. If somebody says "I've heard" or "I've seen", I naturally ask "where?" -- not as a ...
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What to do with fixable request for psak questions

I endorse both msh210's answer and Monica Cellio's, which I'll summarize as two alternatives for what to do right away: msh210: Close the question, leave a nice, welcoming, explanatory comment, and ...
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change in reputation value in stack overflow relevant in mi yodeya?

Yes, it does. This is apparent from the official SE blog post on the subject and also from the fact that my MY reputation just jumped quite a bit.
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Are these low-quality questions?

I think that the [mi-yodeya-series] tag is particularly vulnerable to this. I propose that a policy similar to the PTIJ policy be enforced on this tag. The format of the post must look like The first ...
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Answers that don't refer to Judaism or anything Jewish (but still address the question)

Questions must be judged for fitness to Mi Yodeya on their own merits, not on those of answers that have been posted to them. My standing proposal for how to evaluate the topicality of questions of ...
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Questions asking to prove a negative

It depends on the subject and relevant body of source material, but generally, something like "I've studied this subject extensively, including all of the relevant sections in the Talmud, etc., and ...
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What is the benefit of combining answers?

The primary benefit of combining is readability. All of the extra borders, voting buttons, links, etc. adds a lot of bulk to the page, and in many cases (especially Parshanut questions) there can be a ...
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Explain the directory structure of a question URL

83998 is the ID number of that post. Every post (question or answer) has a unique ID number associated with it. 5275 is your user ID number. It's not needed to get to the post, but if you share a ...
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Should we edit or comment information that forms the basis of another's question?

If you have the ability to improve the quality of the question without taking away from its intended meaning, you should go ahead and do so. In this case, the question would certainly be improved by ...
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How detailed do source-seeking questions need to be?

Some questions looking for sources (you linked to one in your question, and that user has had several similar questions) clearly start with a source, but they are hiding the ball. It is too specific ...
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What is Mi Yodeya's position on cross-posting?

I think that it's fine to post the same question (or very similar questions) to Mi Yodeya and another SE site, as long as: The two posts are on-topic on the two target sites. They are phrased ...
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What to do with fixable request for psak questions

I think it's important for askers of such questions to realize that this site is not meant for p'sak and that they should consult a rabbi. While it's possible to improve the post by editing out the p'...
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What should we do with "does Judaism permit this random special case that I won't elaborate on" questions?

I think if some random question shows up that doesn't seem to have any reasonable motivation (such as your 4 examples), it could be considered "unclear what you're asking". Part of writing a clear ...
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Are famous chakiras "primarily opinion based"?

I believe that these questions are not primarily opinion based, though I don't have case-studies to back this up. The reason I think that they are on-topic is because a question like that is ...
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How do you see a list of closed questions?

Try searching for: closed:yes You can see more search tips here.
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Should we edit or comment information that forms the basis of another's question?

I think that that's important information that should be in the question body itself. Quite obvious, as i was the one who asked the OP to edit in the source. :) From the help center: When should I ...
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Question and answer with the most upvotes

You can find all questions sorted by votes at https://judaism.stackexchange.com/search?tab=votes&q=is%3aquestion and all answers sorted by votes at https://judaism.stackexchange.com/search?tab=...
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Scrolling to the first question

I don't think so. But if you use the web version, click on Questions, sort by newest (on top), go to the very bottom and click on the last number (816 today).
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The Parameters of "Jewish Life" Scope

This is not a complete answer on its own, just one aspect of an answer. Questions that arise from Jewish practice, but aren't specifically about Judaism, can be on-topic. An example of this is the ...
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"Do any poskim say" questions

As Mi Yodeya should not be in the business of deciding who is or is not a posek, and as it is often very difficult to describe (let alone get an OP to describe) precisely from what group of ...
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"Do any poskim say" questions

As Mi Yodeya should not be in the business of deciding who is or is not a posek, and as it is often very difficult to describe (let alone get an OP to describe) precisely from what group of ...
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Are famous chakiras "primarily opinion based"?

Well, the way you worded the question implied that you were looking for a definitive answer to the question, rather than a general review of what sources say. A standard cop-out to the "opinion-based"...
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How do you see a list of closed questions?

At 10k, you can access "Moderator Tools" which includes a list of recently closed questions, and questions that include recent close votes.
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Are these low-quality questions?

I think this question should be decomposed into a few components. Is the question "What is the Judaism significance of number N?" ever on-topic? I think the answer to this is yes, as it is ...
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Are questions of the form “Rabbi so-and-so wrote a Sefer on X Jewish topic, but i need it in Hebrew” on-topic?

Asking for the existence of a particular Judaism book is about Judaism and therefore certainly on-topic. This is, sort of, a special case of asking for the existence of X within Judaism, which is ...
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What should we do with edits to questions that invalidate answers that found a way around the original question?

Here are my thoughts, which I took my moderator cap off to think and post. (The cap restricts thought, as various users have long suspected.) The Meta post you link to has been accepted by the ...
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What to do with fixable request for psak questions

I think that some users do not know the nuance. Look at the Ritba Eruvin 63a about to teach Halacha when the Rabbi is here: ...דלא מתסר אלא בששואלים ממנו הלכה למעשה, אבל כשאין שואלים ממנו אלא פסק הלכה ...
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Is it acceptable to delete a question that already has upvoted answers?

The question was deleted by its asker and only he can say why he deleted it. Note that the Stack Exchange software allows any question author to delete his question so long as it has no more than one ...
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