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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/Purim_Torah) and is not intended to be taken completely seriously. See the [Purim Torah policy](http://meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/797/).# to ...


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What is something about the character or policy of the Mi Yodeya that you'd like to work to improve as a mod, and how would you work on it?


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These are the answers corresponding to Isaac Moses' nomination. What is something about the character or policy of the Mi Yodeya that you'd like to work to improve as a mod, and how would you work on it? I think that the comment streams on Mi Yodeya contain too much inside jargon, arguments about general policy, and old conversations, such that ...


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I nominate robev's answer to Differences between RaMbaM and RaMbaN's mitzvah count which was asked on my first day as a moderator. At the time I had considered closing the question as Too Broad (or whatever that was called back then) since I could imagine the "question could be answered by an entire book". robev's post nearly proves me right, being so ...


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I nominate Josh's and Alex's answers to Number of Se'ifim in Shulchan Aruch to split the prize. Those answers combined much original research with much fact checking to provide a documented new piece of information for the internet. They required much time, research, coding skills, and collaboration to achieve their results. By checking results against ...


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UPDATE: This has been implemented. I propose that we: Remove israel as a synonym for eretz-yisrael, since that just creates confusion now that there are separate tags for the Land and the State (and the People, for that matter). Update the tag wiki excerpt for eretz-yisrael to something along the lines of: Questions related to the religiously-defined ...


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Here are Scimonster's answers to the questionnaire. What is something about the character or policy of the Mi Yodeya that you'd like to work to improve as a mod, and how would you work on it? I feel that sometimes we can be a little harsh on questioners, especially when they're new users. Sometimes people will post a question without providing any ...


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status-completed Ok we're implementing this. Please do this for all new questions. (Don't bump an old question just for this, but if you are bumping it anyway then go ahead and do this too.) I suggested this at https://judaism.meta.stackexchange.com/a/3838/759 It is currently voted +10/-3. I still strongly support it. How does it hurt to be more clear?


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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-written en mass to fix the links, and won't be bumped to the homepage. https://judaism.stackexchange.com/search?q=url%3Achabadlibrary.org%2Fbooks%2Fdefault.aspx


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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 increasing the complexity of the rules. This is one attempt at that. I'd love to see other rewrites that demonstrate other ways to communicate this policy ...


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Yes! Hats are more Jewish than rep or badges - bring them on!


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After some discussion with our SRE team, I have some good news: these redirects will be working by the end of Shabbat.* There are a couple of caveats, however: We are using Cloudflare's free plan which doesn't really offer a service level agreement (SLA). HTTPS is included so you can use links like: https://yodeya.com/q/1 It's possible that service will go ...


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These are the answers corresponding to Daniel's nomination. What is something about the character or policy of the Mi Yodeya that you'd like to work to improve as a mod, and how would you work on it? This is an interesting question. I think one thing I'd like to work on as a mod is encouraging users to make posts more comprehensible to non-experts ...


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Lee's answer to How many halachot are detailed in the Mishneh Torah? exemplifies doing original work and research to deal with a problem, not just searching Google for someone else's work. That's something we should encourage here on Mi Yodeya.


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Tookie345's self answer to Which sins are specifically punished with drought? involved an OP taking info from a comment ("Check out Taanit 7b") and not only looking it up for himself but following up and sharing with the community with a well written answer. That's something we should encourage here on Mi Yodeya.


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This should now be fixed in the next build. Thanks for reporting!


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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 descriptive or useful for searching. Instead, use torah-reading, oral-torah, or torah-study instead. Don't worry, tags can be changed later if needed. What ...


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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 disclaimer. The text of our disclaimer should be what we already have in our Tour, as that's the product of years of slow evolution and community scrutiny: Like ...


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I think they should both map to jewish-books, because that's what sefarim/seforim are.


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This option was implemented on Feb. 24, 2017. Low-key alternative: Instead of making a rate-limiting rule, just include a gentle reminder to not post junk, and then remind any users who post many low-quality posts to try to adjust their quality/quantity balance. The reminder could go at the bottom of the "What" section of the policy, and could take the ...


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I support splitting them into: targumin Wiki Excerpt: the various Aramaic translations that accompany much of the Jewish Biblical Canon, including Onkelos, Yonaton and Neofiti. translation Wiki Excerpt: translation of specific words or passages used in Jewish texts and study.


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I'll nominate Alex's answer to When enumerating the Ketuvim, why does Ramba"m omit Ezra / Nechemia?. While the answer to the question is simple enough, Alex put in a mind boggling amount of documentation to firmly proving himself right, citing 28 different manuscripts and providing names, links, and screenshots of each. That is impressive dedication to ...


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I would like to nominate Alex's answer to How long was the period of Oppression which, in a near-essay, brings together multiple historical sources, factoids and wonderful writing to answer an age-old question.


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I'd like to nominate sam's answer to Is using hair removal cream on one's face a violation of "rounding one's beard?" A picture is worth a thousand words, and all the more when demonstrating historical positions. It's hard to imagine ever giving a Shiur on this topic again without showing off these photos of a rare artifact. Thank you sam!


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הנער הזה's answer to Where in Tanach is Shavuot associated with Matan Torah? addresses a simple question of general interest by bringing a myriad of sources to bear, organized nicely into three general approaches. Each source and idea is written up clearly and cited/linked competently, leading to a document that engages the reader from beginning to end, ...


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I think that we ought to: Rewrite the excerpt and summary to make the tag about money, generally, including currency and finances. Explain in the summaries of both money and choshen-mishpat-civil-law how they're distinct. Remove money from questions that are about Ch"M or employment, but not about finances or currency, per se. If those questions don't ...


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This should be fixed now, it will be live after our next production build.


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Ok, I've updated some things in cloudflare: I expect the following links to all work (after dns propagation): http://yodeya.com/questions/12760 https://yodeya.com/questions/12760 https://www.yodeya.com/questions/12760 http://mi.yodeya.com/questions/12760 https://mi.yodeya.com/questions/12760 http://meta.yodeya.com/questions/4171 http://meta.mi.yodeya.com/...


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Why do you want to be a moderator?


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What is something new and/or unique that you can bring to the moderator team and/or to the site? (eg. active at unusual times, familiarity with a certain topic, past applicable work experience, extreme love of waffles, etc.)


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible