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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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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

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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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

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 ...
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Best answer contest: First quarter of 5779

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 (...
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Best answer contest: First quarter of 5779

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 ...
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Should we have a state-of-israel tag?

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 ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

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? ...
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Should we add "PTIJ:" in the title of all Purim Torah questions?

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 ...
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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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Are we going to get hats?

Yes! Hats are more Jewish than rep or badges - bring them on!
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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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yodeya.com/* links are not working

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 ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

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 ...
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Best answer contest: Third quarter of 5777

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 ...
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Best answer contest: Third quarter of 5777

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 ...
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Long question titles have words broken up by the 'Ask Question' button

This should now be fixed in the next build. Thanks for reporting!
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targum-translation tag seems to merge two mostly unrelated tags

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 ...
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Maximum limits on PTIJ questions per user

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 ...
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Very confusing [sefarim-books] [seforim-books] synonyms

I think they should both map to jewish-books, because that's what sefarim/seforim are.
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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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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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Best answer contest: First quarter of 5779

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 ...
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Best answer contest: Second quarter of 5779

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 ...
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Best answer contest: Second quarter of 5779

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 ...
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Best answer contest: Third quarter of 5779

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 ...
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What's the "money" tag for?

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 ...
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The bottom of the Favorite button is cut off

This should be fixed now, it will be live after our next production build.
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yodeya.com/* links are not working

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....
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Why do you want to be a moderator?
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

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, ...
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