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I don't think we should revisit the tagging policy. Firstly, we should keep things uniform as much as possible. Secondly, if I'm searching for a tag, I don't want to have dozens of results that I cannot answer, and provide no useful information on the topic. Thirdly, adding tags will allow users to get score for those tags, which to me is a bit misleading ...


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The site uses English, so IMO its tags should use the English alphabet, even if that means using transliterations. This probably also improves search-engine findability. The only use of the new feature thus would be for tag synonyms. IMO that's a good use for it, and we should request the feature with planned use restricted to synonyms. Edit: I didn't ...


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If there are tags that are closely related to the contents of the parsha ("people who asked about this also asked about..."), these should be added as tag cross-references. For example, vayera should refer to binding-of-isaac. (I expect this to be a gradual, discovery-based improvement to the tag wikis, not something we're likely to be able to compile once ...


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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 this site like it came from a crowd of your friends.


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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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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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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 at the discretion of the moderators or community. See here.


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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 tags.


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In my opinion, it should be possible for someone to ask a question which never needs to be edited because they did a great job asking. As such, you can only use the content of the question in determining its tags. So, this question should not be tagged yirmeyahu. If the OP had said "Where in Yirmeyahu can these words be found?" that would be a different ...


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The Stack Exchange engine automatically orders the tags by popularity when a question is posted or edited, no matter what the author or editors do. It must be, in your example, that food and blessing took turns having more questions than each other over the years.


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Since occasionally we have parasha-tag-tagged questions that are about the relation between the parasha and its haftara, I suggest the wiki also mention what the haftara is and/or link to an explanation of it and/or link to the text. (I have a few comments, but am posting them as separate answers so people can up- or downvote them individually.)


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On Mi Yodeya, we generally actively avoid meta-tags (i.e. tags that describe the type of question being asked rather than the topic of the question itself). We have some meta tags that are grandfathered in (e.g. mi-yodeya-series), but we try to avoid creating new meta-tags. There are two main reasons in my mind why we discourage meta-tagging. Usually meta-...


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As discussed on the prior question, particularly here and here, meta tags of this sort are strongly discouraged on Stack Exchange sites. This blog post explains the problem. Further, I don't see support so far from the community here to try to change that. The posts that are upvoted are the ones that support the current practice of not using meta tags. ...


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The Mishna also puts Lulav and Sukkah in the same tractate even though we have them as separate tags. We aren't modelling the Mishna here. We're making useful groupings to help people find things on our site. If there become enough different questions to make separate Neder and Shevuot tags useful, we can split it up. For now I don't see much benefit in ...


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Absolutely! Just a little URL magic gives us: http://hewgill.com/~greg/stackoverflow/mi_yodeya/tags/#!halacha+minhag+food


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You can run this query with a list of tags that you choose, e.g. 'shabbat', 'minhag', 'history', 'tefilla', 'parshanut-torah-comment' (the top five that aren't halacha, which dwarfs everything).


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I don't think the "Divrei Torah available here" link (to Aish HaTorah or anywhere) is necessary at all. While it's certainly a useful link about the parasha, it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the collection of tagged posts specifically. (I have a few comments, but am posting them as separate answers so people can up- or downvote them individually.)...


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riddle NOTE: Riddles are discouraged as questions here. Any riddle questions posted are likely to be closed. See this link.


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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 asking at history.se.


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As Daniel explained in a prior answer and as Jeff Atwood explained in "The Death of Meta-Tags" (2010 Stack Overflow Blog post), we use tags on Stack Exchange to denote the subject matter of the question rather than meta-characteristics of it. For people interested in following new 101-type questions, perhaps someone could create, e.g. a Twitter account that ...


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Here's the accepted answer, from SO Director of Community Development Robert Cartaino, to this question on Meta Stack Exchange: The truth is, no matter how many tags were allowed, there are outlier questions that the author thinks needs just one more tag. The consensus is that if you need more than five tags, you should probably look at simplifying the ...


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When somebody searches or uses tags to find questions about kashrut or a particular parsha or a minhag etc, I don't think the results should include Purim Torah questions. The typical visitor from Google won't know what "PTIJ" means and shouldn't have to read through a question only to find out it's not serious. Further, the misunderstandings upon which ...


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It sounds like you're looking for a tag that collects questions not by the content of the question but by what its answers could be useful for. That's not generally what we use tags for. If it was, we could theoretically end up with endless tags for Q&As that could provide good devar Torah fodder, Q&As that could be useful to teachers, Q&As that ...


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Rephrasing chat input from DoubleAA and msh210 (see message 1, message 2, message 3): The excerpt should contain the chumash name in English to further broaden accessibility (e.g. Genesis rather than Bereshit). Also, the parasha name should be kept in its original transliteration scheme (per this meta question). If the parasha name is not present, it should ...


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It looks like you're trying to get a feature request implemented. You should totally drop that and try jQuery. ;) I've written a script (instructions) that suggests tags for you! You can get suggestions based on any tags you've already supplied, or based on any tags that similar questions use. (Suggesting based on already supplied tags will only return tag ...


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I propose we should link to Mechon Mamre's parsha pages such as this one which include the text of the prasha with the nekudot and taamim, as well as the Aramaic translation of Onkelos.


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All of the specific-masechet tags are for mishna, g'mara, and/or tosefta in that masechet, either Bavli or Yerushalmi. I spot-checked a few from this list and didn't find a tag wiki at all, let alone one stating a restriction. Based on the traffic we've seen on these tags, I don't think we need to subdivide them.


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The tags list, which shows 36 at a time, is the official way to browse tags. If you type some text into the box (at least three characters), it acts as a search/filter. There might be a way to get the full list through the SE API, which I don't know much about. This interface is definitely Not Ideal. Some time ago, people here started an effort to ...


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Good idea, thanks. I've changed the URL to include all the ones you mention except four-sons. I've omitted one because including all of them would make the URL too long for the system to handle (in that context). I chose that one to omit because it (now) has only one question that doesn't have one of the other listed tags.


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I had looked up many of the related questions on Meta Stack Exchange and found that there is a moderator tool to merge two or more tags (here) there is no way to retag questions without impacting the home page (see e.g., here and related links at the end of the question) others had previously proposed solutions (e.g., here) but they were not implemented ...


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