AviD
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The Parameters of "Jewish Life" Scope
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I agree that this is off-topic. As I said in a comment on that question, this reminds me of a batch of questions from early days of SO: "What is your favorite food... as a programmer?" "What ...

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How reliable a measure is upvoting?
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I dont think that these are very indicative for the site, these are kind of "toy" questions, so you'll have mostly the same readers with occasional visitors - which explains the peaks. On the ...

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Lists of in- and out-of-scope topics for the FAQ
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Incomplete list.... : On topic: Halacha questions (i.e. what to do, and why) (all types and areas) Common minhagim (e.g. what is it, does it apply, etc) Textual sources for information or practice ...

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What venues should we tap for users?
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I see no reason not to approach individual communities, and ask them to publicize. I mean real world communities, not just online ones - e.g. batei knissiyot, synogagues, yeshivot, etc. A lot ...

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tags for specific books/sections
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While there are some SE sites that went that way, personally I don't like it for several reasons, but mostly because I think it's unnecessary. I also think that some of those tags are too specific,...

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How can we encourage people to link to content here?
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A. start by posting links yourself. Facebook, twitter, linkedin, whereever you have any visibility, post links to good questions. Emphasis on the good - interesting, surprising, helpful, etc. - ...

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tagging based on answers where the question is weak
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1 votes

If the question is lacking "meat", and only has taggability based on it's answers, well then the question should be edited into a better form. (That is assuming it does not need to be closed outright)....

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using coarser tags with finer ones
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While I don't think we should get into the whole "hierarchical tags" type of thing, I do think coarse-grained + fine-grained are both useful. Taking a different example, halacha, hilchot-shabbat,...

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The halacha-jewish-law tag
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I think it should be like (4) - but the exact opposite. That is, since there are several different categories of questions (seperate from their topics) - e.g. halacha, aggada, history, Torah, Neviim, ...

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How do I resolve a question with conflicting apparently-correct answers?
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6 votes

As @yydl pointed out in the comments: There is no absolute requirement to mark an answer, you can leave it alone... (which sorta emphasizes that none of the answers are correct). Better yet, ...

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Why is the community user making edits to content?
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This was a "suggested edit", proposed by an anonymous user. (Unprivileged users can now make edits to content, but it doesnt happen right away: it goes into a queue and waits for a moderator or a high-...

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Does this site have an inherent disadvantage due to Shabbat?
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7 votes

On the other hand, the "professional" Stacks also have substantial dip over the weekends. "Professional" i.e. not the hobbyist sites such as RPG, Boardgames, etc. Rather the programming sites, DBA, ...

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using tags synonyms instead of long names
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Absolutely. This was caused because the original site was on the SE1.0 engine, as opposed to the current SE2.x engine, which did not have support for synonyms. The problem is that this is a lot of ...

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How can we get more people involved in meta discussions?
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If you tag meta questions with featured, this will force the question to show up in the sidebar on the main site. (Only moderators can use that tag...) Of course you're still limited in how many ...

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The "Mark as Accepted"
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I would add to @Robert's answer, and emphasize, that often a wrong answer will be accepted. The question often comes up, how to deal with wrong accepted answers... (see for example the answers to ...

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