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Right to Left formatting for Hebrew
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I recommend http://www.w3.org/International/articles/inline-bidi-markup/, some relevant parts of which as they apply here follow: The basic direction of the page is left-to-right. Any Hebrew will ...

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What questions on other Stack Exchange sites are of special interest to Jews?
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Entire tags full of relevant questions: the jews and judaism tags on the History site the kosher, passover, and jewish cuisine tags on Seasoned Advice the hebrew and yiddish tags on the Linguistics ...

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Community Promotion Ads — 2020
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PTIJ: JOKE-A-THON!!!!!!1!
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בס״ד בשבח והודאה להשי״ת מזמינים את מוקירי התורה ואוהביה להשתתף בשמחת הכנסת ספר תורה בהשתתפות כ״ק הרב המגביה שליט״א שתתקים בעז״ה ביום י״ד באדר ב׳ בשעטו״מ אחרי קה״ת ע״י מי שהוציאו התהלוכה תצא בעז״ה ...

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Can I consult Mi Yodeya as I would a rabbi?
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It does not! An early version of this site had the following important disclaimer at the top, in red: Like Wikipedia, mi.yodeya makes no guarantee of validity, and does not offer professional (...

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Site policy on jargon
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The community has generally accepted the following jargon guidelines.1 They're not hard-and-fast rules, but should be considered by users when posting and when editing others' posts. When writing ...

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Why does it matter if there is a duplicate?
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15 votes

That's a good question, but it's been asked already here on Mi Yodeya Meta. Now, suppose this answer I'm penning is unclear to you or incomplete. Wouldn't it be better for me to write it as an answer ...

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Yes, I expect this to be deleted, but still
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PTIJ: Worst post contest: 5778
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I nominate the question: Implications of Samoa skipping a Friday Currently our lowest-scoring question, it has two major flaws: It refers to "the island of Samoa", when in fact Samoa comprises ...

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Your New Beta Theme
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The (unselected) checkmark next to an answer looks very like a down-arrow. Perhaps the left arm of the checkmark could be shortened, or its right arm lengthened, so they are more dissimilar in length....

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PTIJ: Worst post contest: 5779
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I want to nominate my answer to to worst post contest because it doesn't actually fulfill the criteria because its on meta not MY itself and is ptij which was explicitly excluded and is written really ...

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Community Promotion Ads - 2014
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Commentless downvotes
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There is already such a rule in the FAQ (and also in the old FAQ): If you see misinformation, vote it down. Add comments indicating what, specifically, is wrong.

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User found to be Christian Missionary
10 votes

Although it is true that readers should be wary and evaluate others' content, anything known to have been posted by a missionary is so suspect as to bear deletion. (Naturally, I will not, in my role ...

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Choose standard off-topic closure reasons
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Questions asking for a practical ruling (p'sak halacha) are off-topic. For practical advice consult your rabbi. Try to broaden the question so it applies to a wider audience, such as by asking what ...

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Should we censor the term "goy" when used in English to mean "gentile"?
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I agree that, for the reason you mention in the question, users should avoid goy (and goyim and goys) except in transliterated passages. This is true in titles, questions, answers, and comments. (I'm ...

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Is there not room for non-orthodox opinions?
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Note: This answer was to an earlier version of the question. Jewish Life and Learning - Stack Exchange is for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in ...

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Replacing non-Jewish sources with Jewish ones
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Yes, it is wholly appropriate to edit questions so that they refer to Jewish translations, unless the non-Jewish translation is essential to the question.

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PSA: Purim Torah In Jest is just that - in jest.
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The PTIJ questions are supposed to be in jest, yes, but that doesn't mean they're exempt from all the other requirements of a Mi Yodeya question. Thus, they should include enough background info for ...

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Should we have a close reason for immodest posts?
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status-completed This has now been implemented: 12/6/17 Yes, we should. Without a designated close reason users don't know how to express their opinion on the matter in an effective way. The text I ...

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Is Mi Yodeya a Judaism Stack Exchange, or a Rabbinic Judaism Stack Exchange?
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This answer post is here solely so people can up- or downvote the statement below. It's not clear to me that that statement is already site policy (though it may be); if not, votes on it may cause it ...

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What are some mistakes non-Jewish people should avoid when asking questions on this site?
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Another thing (besides the other answers here, I mean): If you are asking a question about a Bible (Tanach) text, and it's not necessary (for your question) that you use a particular translation, ...

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I know A, and based on A, I'm asking B
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Yes, but only if the asker's presumption of A actually affects B. For example, suppose someone asked: I know kidush l'vana (said each month in the first half of the month) cannot under any ...

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How to handle "clothesline for my cute vort" questions?
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You haven't offered any examples from on-site. The hypothetical example you give — Why exactly does the verse (Gemara, etc.) have to say this? It could have said that? Nothing is extra, so ...

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Design for Mi Yodeya
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I think the "Ask Question" link atop each page should be highlighted relative to, or at least look different from, the other headers on its line, since it is semantically different.

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Can I ask questions about the talmud and Chumash?
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Yes, no problem; we have a good number of such questions, in fact.

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What is the common way to type in Hebrew for this site?
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Modern versions of MS Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, and, I'm guessing, other (at least modern) OSes have a "character map" program that will allow you to select Hebrew letters (and vowels) one at a time ...

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change in reputation value in stack overflow relevant in mi yodeya?
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8 votes

Yes, it does. This is apparent from the official SE blog post on the subject and also from the fact that my MY reputation just jumped quite a bit.

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PTIJ: JOKE-A-THON!!!!!!1!
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Joshua 11:1: ויהי כשמע יבין מלך חצור וישלח אל יובב מלך מדון ואל מלך שמרון ואל מלך אכשף When Yabin, king of Chatzor, heard [of some of the Jews' battles], he sent to Yubeb, king of Madon, and to the ...

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Community Promotion Ads - 2017
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