Daniel
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How shall we celebrate Mi Yodeya's tenth birthday?
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To piggy-back off of DonielF's idea of doing something Mishnah-themed due to MY's turning ten, what if we tried to do a site-wide siyum of the shishah sidrei Mishnah? We could gather whatever people ...

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Is Mi Yodeya a Judaism Stack Exchange, or a Rabbinic Judaism Stack Exchange?
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12 votes

IsaacMoses wrote an answer to a question about non-orthodox positions which has more-or-less become Mi Yodeya canon. I would like to extrapolate his answer to what I believe to be its correct ...

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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
8 votes

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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Moderators purposely concealed my question from community discussion and to keep the masses blind
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There are a two points that need to be addressed here. Why was your question not a good question? Why was your question deleted? (Since not all bad questions are deleted) With respect to #1, think ...

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Why did posts used to get more upvotes?
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7 votes

I think there are multiple factors at work here. Your first suggestion is definitely a factor. Posts continue to accrue upvotes over time. I have only posted a few questions/answers over the past few ...

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Can I retroactovely award a bounty?
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If a question received no new answers during the bounty period, then no bounty points were auto-awarded. The bounty simply ends forever. There's no way to "restore" an old bounty. Once the period is ...

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Minimum reputation for upvotes?
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6 votes

In my opinion, the main benefit of having the 15 reputation threshold is to prevent sockpuppetry. With no threshold, any user could easily create multiple new accounts and upvote all of his own (or ...

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Creating a new tag for simple questions
6 votes

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 ...

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Should we capitalize titles in questions?
6 votes

It seems to me like we have two main ways that people title their questions. As a stand-alone question: This is the type of question with a title of the format "Why is xyz true according to abc?" The ...

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PTIJ: JOKE-A-THON!!!!!!1!
5 votes

A poor Jewish man asked Hashem, "God, what does a million years feel like to you?" God replied, "I live outside the realm of time. To me a million years is no different from a second." The man then ...

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Pesach related questions
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It seems that the Alter Rebbe's implication is that the laws of Pesach are already sufficiently available in text form. It therefore seems that any new questions about Pesach will automatically be ...

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What Yodeyan slang terms are there?
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O-Cmon (also O-כמאן) - A fictitious kosher-certification agency with notoriously low standards. This hechsher was first mentioned on a PTIJ question from 2012 asking what a particular strange marking ...

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Is Jewish culture really off-topic?
5 votes

Yes, Jewish arts and culture are really off-topic here. Though some may define Judaism in ways which include its culture, art, music, literature, etc., that is not how we define the scope of the ...

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Refresh of the Purim Torah Policy
5 votes

My additions in bold. Please edit as you feel appropriate. Generally, we expect all questions here to be written from the point-of-view of genuine curiosity, and we expect all answers to be genuine ...

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What are the general demographics of the site?
5 votes

Answers to halacha questions quote halachic literature. The vast majority of the halachic literature comes from more than 150ish years ago, and so it comes from an orthodox (small "o") perspective due ...

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Maximum limits on PTIJ questions per user
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Though I still think that the implementation of a limit on PTIJ questions is unnecessary per my other answer to this question it seems that my position is not the majority based on how voting has ...

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following the majority
4 votes

I think that it is a good idea, in general, to attempt to adapt one's style based on votes. You are basically correct that pretty much anybody can vote (you need 125 reputation points to vote down, ...

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Should drinking be required before Purim Torah questions?
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4 votes

Drnikgv is strongly encoruged b4 Puri Torah. Otherwise you Can't make goodm question like that one

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Modulo the Mods
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Like the months, users on Mi Yodeya don't have names; they only have numbers. A user is defined by his or her user ID, and the user name is simply the Babylonian equivalent. The user IDs to which the ...

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The attitude to have in relation to issues that are perhaps provocations or attempts to turn in derision
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You haven't provided any specific examples in your question, so I will just attempt to answer it in a general sense. If a post contains language that is offensive, you can downvote it and flag it as "...

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Scope of Moderation Authority
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After reading your answer, it really does not address the question that was asked, which was, Do any roads have 600,000 people pass everyday? The OP even clarified in the question, To clarify ...

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Remove "completely" from Text of Purim Torah Disclaimer
4 votes

I disagree with this suggestion for two reasons. To me, the sentence sounds better with "completely." I'm not sure exactly why, but to me it does. The best Purim Torah answers come when the question ...

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Where do you live?
4 votes

Haifa, Israel / Northern Israel

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Old posts that cite a since-disgraced rabbi
3 votes

I mostly agree with DoubleAA's answer. I think that we should not be in the business of deciding who is a legitimate rabbi. I would propose an exception to DoubleAA's rule of doing nothing for the ...

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Answers based on the Samaritan Pentateuch
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As far as I know, this meta post is our canonical post about the on-topic-ness of non-rabbinic Judaism. There doesn't seem to be a clear-cut consensus on the topic, but msh210's answer to the question ...

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Purim Torah Emergency! Severely underutilized resource
2 votes

Given that this logo is free to use, why stop with Purim Torah? We can use this logo for real good. Given the rampant spread of the crowd-sourced O-Cmon hechsher "certifying" foods as kosher even ...

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Maximum limits on PTIJ questions per user
2 votes

Why I disagree with a limit A premise of this proposal is that there is a negative correlation between number of questions that a user asks and the quality of the question (or at least that this is ...

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PTIJ: Purim Torah in Tishrei
1 votes

The reason we have Purim Torah all throughout Adar is because of the gemara that says משנכנס אדר מרבין בשמחה. Without that, we'd only have Purim Torah on... Purim. The gezeira shava you mentioned does ...

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combating mission which approaches innocent Jews
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When it comes to questions like these, it is important to remember that Mi Yodeya is not a Jewish site. Yes, we are a site that is about Judaism. Yes, most of our users are Jewish. But censoring ...

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What should I do to avoid causing offense due to my relative ignorance of Judaism?
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One thing that I think could easily cause some issues (and I think you have already seen this here) is that there is often significant tension between academic understanding of scripture and history ...

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