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What to do when a user persistently posts unsourced opinions as answers
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Give feedback. This is why votes and comments exist. More specifically, diagnose whatever the problem is (unsourced opinions in this case) and offer a possible solution if the answer can be fixed. ...

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Parameters of Jews not Judaism
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According to the help center: If you have a question about... Jewish law or practice (what to do or why) Jewish philosophy a Jewish text (explaining a passage) history of Judaism ...

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Dealing with users who reject the answers of traditional Judaism
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7 votes

This is just a miscommunication. Questions that don't agree with traditional Judaism aren't the problem. The problem is objectivity and clarity. The hypothetical question I love Rabbeinu Tam. Why ...

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Should we have a "Help Center"
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We do have a help center. Whether there should be an ad for it on the main page is a separate question. You can propose community ads here.

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Duplicate answers on different questions?
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In my opinion, duplicate answers shouldn't be merged. To give an extreme example, would you merge two answers that both said "Yes," though the questions were different? It would be slightly different ...

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Are Scholarly Answers About Judaism On-Topic?
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5 votes

There is nothing inherently wrong with a scholarly1 or non-scholarly answer to a question, assuming that the question itself doesn't disqualify one or the other. Answers should be judged by whether ...

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Is mediocrity encouraged?
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Reputation is gained by participation in the site, and to a lesser extent, by quality of posts. The reputation system gives more reputation for better answers. But if a significant minority who choose ...

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What kind of traffic is this site getting, and how does that compare to previous years?
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4 votes

Since your having joined the site (in December 2012), there have been no question now listed in top 200 votes questions (meaning no question has gotten more than 14 votes). This question appears to be ...

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PTIJ: How do I sign up with the Department of Mi Yodeya Security or other Mi Yodeya organizations?
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There's also the International Brotherhood of Lightbulb-Changers, which is of course part of Mi Yodeya (when I asked them who they're affiliated with, they shrugged and said, "Who knows?"). They are ...

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FAQ post request: "Am I required to cite sources?"
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If you still can't provide any sources whatsoever for your answer, you should still post so long as you can provide some substance (not just a one-liner). You should acknowledge the lack of sources, ...

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Is Hellenistic Judaism on-topic?
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Since no one answered yet, I suggest: Questions about Judaism as practiced by Hellenistic Jews is on-topic whenever Judaism is considered on-topic Questions related to explaining Hellenistic Jewish ...

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Several answers to single question; one answer or split into separate answers
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Speaking from the point of view of the one reading the answer, it is much easier to have them all in one answer.

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Best answer contest: Second quarter of 5779
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I nominate kouty's answer to What should have Rabbi Tarfon done? for bringing relevant sources that explain Rabbi Tarfon's own practices in ruling and practicing like Beit Shamai and Beit Hilel.

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Mi Yodeya Glossary
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יצר הטוב — yetzer hatov — good inclination יצר הרע — yetzer hara — evil inclination

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