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Are scenario questions acceptable for asking?
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The FAQ, elaborated here, says "questions about Jewish practice" are in-scope. I believe that means that the question must relate to the Jewish aspects of a practice, real or imagined. There are ...

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making transliterated words findable
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I think it would be a partial fix to synonymize a corresponding Hebrew tag for every English tag where applicable.

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What is the common way to type in Hebrew for this site?
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My personal policy is just to transliterate to the best of my ability and italicize. It makes it readable to the most people, which is the point of posting in the first place, and usually doesn't ...

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choosing tags not very helpful
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I'm all for introducing a little AI into our lives, but I foresee a couple issues with the tag predicting model. It would only kick in after the first tag is input, in which case the problem (of not ...

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Number on the left of StackExchange at top
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When you click that "StackExchange" menu it pops up three tabs. The rightmost one is "inbox" and it retains everything that has been highlighted for you in the leftmost tab, "hot questions".

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How can we encourage people to link to content here?
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Disclaimer: This may be a non-answer. I have a feeling that high-quality and high-accessibility content is the best tool we can use to that end, and that if we refine and keep up the high standards ...

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What's Our Elevator Pitch?
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The give-a-question-take-a-question of Jewish learning

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Parshanut on Nach
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I think the most important feature of the tag in question is the methodology or set of assumptions involved in parshanut. These apply to differing degrees to all of Tana"ch and in my opinion are more ...

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issue with the "cooking" tag
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I think there should be one tag: cooking-bishul. The term bishul is simply a translation. I'm not only being literal and pedantic here. Questions that have only to do with cooking will have this tag. ...

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Creating New Tags: Old Questions
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As long as it passes the usual threshholds of validity and salience for tagging, I think you should tag it, even if it is old. Being pushed to the top is a feature, not a bug. (0therwise you would ...

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What to do with tagging?
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To answer your first question: yes. I have found the tags to consistently make it easier to find questions of a certain type, or individual ones, than searching through them all one by one. They are ...

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Idea: Weekly topic challenges
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I think it could be interesting and, as with everything, should be tested and improved. Perhaps instead of a system message on the main site, and to address the obtrusion concern you raised in a ...

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Would this be an appropriate site for people to ask technical Gemara questions?
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To add to (not disagree with) @IsaacMoses's question, one of the criteria I use for determining a question's appropriateness for the site is passing the following test: If I were to ask this question ...

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How is this site different from the other site?
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This site has a moderation hierarchy (reminiscent of Slashdot's meta-moderation) in which regular users can "Review" new users' posts for potential flagging for more attention from moderators.

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Name Mi Yodeya's chat room
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Prozdor This is a room so it seems appropriate. It is a room where hanging around happens because it is by definition subordinate to another room. And it is rare enough that its very mention brings ...

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Design Ideas for 404, Captcha, and Error pages
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For 404 error page, how about תפשת מרובה, לא תפשת In other words, "you've bitten off more than you can chew".

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How is this site different from the other site?
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I have noticed more lag between clicking "post" and the post appearing. If this phenomenon exists it is a minor change.

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Design for Judaism.SE
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One of the most representative features of Jewish learning in my opinion is the off-white tint of the pages of most books, which I have been told was intentionally employed to fend off strain on the ...

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Eating and Food tags
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In an ideal world eating would be reserved for questions related to the event if eating, irrespective of the substance being ingested. These could include the halachos of eating before davening or on ...

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purim-torah-in-jest tag
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It appears that that tag has been used historically almost exclusively for questions which themselves comprise "Purim Torah", but that makes it a very peculiar tag. Every other tag (that I can think ...

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tagging based on answers where the question is weak
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I think it would be reasonable to tag hollow questions based on rich answers for exactly the reason you cited: findability by searching. I know that this has been done in the past (long ago) and I ...

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How is this site different from the other site?
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I can no longer remember what the font was on the old site, but this one has more severe italics. My browser identifies it as Tahoma, Geneva, Arial, which must have been the font family before as well,...

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