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Closure explanation for duplicates

The close banner you mentioned: This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question. is shown to the ...
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How does one have the resources to answer Mi Yodeya questions?

The pattern I have noticed consists of 5 sources of information: Closed or open library sources. e.g. Sefaria, HebrewBooks.org, Otzer. Google searches in Hebrew will often turn up articles. ...
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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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Is lurking to learn going to present a problem?

Very simply, no, there is no problem at all with "lurking." You're welcome to read whatever interests you on Mi Yodeya, and there's no obligation to participate. If and when you want to post a ...
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Mi Yodeya Chat \ Discussion room?

Yes, our main chatroom is called V'dibarta Bam. One way to get to it is to click on the StackExchange speech-bubble icon on the top-right of the page, and then click on "chat." Users like ...
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My 'about me' on my profile has been hacked. What's the procedure?

That's default text that is visible if you haven't set any "about me" — but only to you and only on the page that allows you set that field. If you start typing in that box, that text should disappear....
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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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How can I defend myself against an abusive fighter? 14 comments in 28 minutes!

The comments that I can see on the two linked posts appear to be (properly) addressing the content rather than its author, critiquing or requesting improvements to the content. This seems to me to be ...
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Can't easily access meta from main site

The Stack Exchange logo on the top-right of each page has the same links to Meta and chat and other SE sites that used to be available from the SE logo on the top-left. (The top-left one, as you've ...
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Questions where I have left a comment

In your user profile, under the activity tab, under the all actions tab, you'll find a tab listing all your comments.
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How does one have the resources to answer Mi Yodeya questions?

Google! 😀 ... and Sefaria, Mercava, and Google Search in Hebrew are all superb resources.
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Is lurking to learn going to present a problem?

This is an excellent idea; in fact I did it myself. My first post on this site was exactly two years ago (12/21/17), but if you look at my profile you will see that it says: Member for 3 years, 2 ...
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Undelete answer deleted by moderator

In general, a good way to notify the mods that a mod-only action is needed is to raise a flag.
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phonetic hebrew how to build a rational consensus?

We've not decided on a transliteration scheme, and, pending such decision, we tend to respect authors' choices of transliteration, afaict. Nonetheless, the site's language is English. Therefore ...
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search a topic in my posts

In the search bar include user:9215 to get all of your posts, or anyone else's user number to get their posts. You can also user user:me if you don't remember your own user number. See this help page ...
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Who is Community?

That's the Community user. This is how he describes himself: Hi, I'm not really a person. I'm a background process that helps keep this site clean! I do things like Randomly poke ...
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Up to Date for Leil Haseder

The latest version will always be linked to from http://s.tk/miyodeya.
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Moderators control of downvotes

Moderators cannot see who downvoted a post. Note not all downvotes need to come with explanations, though they are often nice and hopefully constructive. There are automatic systems in place to ...
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Are questions about the Hebrew language on-topic?

Hebrew has the same status here as any other language. Questions related to Judaism are on topic, while questions not related to Judaism are not. If your Hebrew/English/Spanish/Russian/Latin/Arabic/...
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What does "bumped to the homepage by the community" mean?

You might have previously noticed posts on the front page that said "modified by Community", but there were no recent edits or additions. Those are the Community bumps mentioned in the ...
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What can a blocked user do on the site?

Suspension allows login and reading. It disallows posting, commenting, editing (including one's profile; h/t Monica Cellio), suggesting an edit, accepting an answer, voting (including voting to close/...
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How many reputation do you need in order to be able to vote to reopen or close a question?

It's 3000. See: https://judaism.stackexchange.com/help/privileges If you have at least 15 points then you can flag the post for close/reopen review.
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Giving out a bounty reward late

(detailed info on how bounties work, can be found here) Is there still a way for me to award the points No, if you didn't choose someone to give it to, and it wasn't rewarded to anyone, it's too ...
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Finding My Favourite Questions

In your user profile, under the activity tab, you'll find a tab listing all your favorites.
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Viewing deleted question without "Moderator Tools" privilege?

It's because you answered it, yes. You can always see your own deleted posts if you have a link. Because it doesn't make sense to see an answer in isolation, if your deleted post is an answer, you ...
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The culture of erasing

It's important to distinguish between question and answer posts on one hand, and comments on the other. Q&A posts are the primary content on Mi Yodeya, while comments are "temporary 'Post-It' ...
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Can I ask for explanation about a Masoretic note?

In my view, a question like this should be a good fit here. It certainly seems to me that (at the very least) it would fall under "a Jewish text (explaining a passage)".
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Old deleted answers reading

You can search for deleted:true, which will return all your deleted posts. https://judaism.stackexchange.com/search?q=deleted%3Atrue
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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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Ranking users by badges

Here are two queries on SEDE you can use: Users with most badges Users with most badges of a certain name, which you can run for BadgeName = "Enlightened" or "Nice Question"
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