Scimonster
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
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Here are Scimonster's answers to the questionnaire. 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 on it? ...

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Where can I get a mod hat?
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Are you sure you want one of those? According to this newscast, mod hats are diamond shaped. Now, a diamond is made up of two triangles. Who is (in)famous for wearing a triangle hat? Haman. So a ...

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Are there any M.Y. criteria or policies in deciding when someone should post an additional answer vs. editing the first answer?
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See What is the official etiquette on answering a question twice? on MSE. The top answer there states: When you have two distinct answers. It's better to post two different answers than to put them ...

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Are we going to get hats?
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Yes! Hats are more Jewish than rep or badges - bring them on!

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Community Promotion Ads - 2015
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015
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Current Mi Yodeya bounties http://stack-exchange-dynamic-ads.herokuapp.com/judaism.stackexchange.com/bounty.png

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Use the new tag tip feature
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hebrew: Questions about the Hebrew language are not on-topic unless they are also related to Judaism. Based on the close reason.

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Use the new tag tip feature
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For halacha, how about the existing wording? NOTE: Like Wikipedia, this site makes no guarantee of validity, and does not offer professional (particularly rabbinic) advice. Treat information from ...

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Beginning a post with a number + period causes weird spacing
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It actually is parsing it as a list, as checking the HTML of the page confirms. The reason it is outdented is so that the period of the list always appears in the same place. Observe: list break ...

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Useful question titles
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Who says there are no rules? The meta question you linked to in the comments (Should vague titles be clarified?) has a +8/-0 scored answer that says they should be edited. This seems to be enough to ...

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Problems with Mi Yodeya
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Sorry to hear you've had some trouble with Mi Yodeya. The issue you brought up (of directness coming out rudely) was actually recently brought up, and much of the community resolved to do better. How ...

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Is a link-only answer to within MY acceptable?
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No The standard link-only comment text states While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only ...

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Are local service recommendations on topic?
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Yes, they should be. These aren't too different from other product-recommendations, which are allowed. Also, someone else may be searching for this information on the internet, which is clearly ...

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Answering a question that you voted to close
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It doesn't seem quite right to me. If they vote to close, it's either because they consider it off topic, or unclear. If it's unclear, they shouldn't answer (or vice versa - if it's answerable, it's ...

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How shall we celebrate Mi Yodeya's fifth birthday?
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How about making us some more swag? (Yes, i noticed this in Bam.)

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Are you aware of the Yiddish proposal?
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This is definitely off topic for Mi Yodeya. Even Hebrew language questions are off topic, and that's a quite basic part of Judaism. Yiddish language is certainly off topic. See What topics are in- ...

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Old deleted answers reading
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You can search for deleted:true, which will return all your deleted posts. https://judaism.stackexchange.com/search?q=deleted%3Atrue

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What's the "money" tag for?
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1 has to do with making a living, but not necessarily finance directly. That doesn't really seem to be a fit for money. The question you mentioned already has employment. I think that's enough for it....

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What should we do with "does Judaism permit this random special case that I won't elaborate on" questions?
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I think if some random question shows up that doesn't seem to have any reasonable motivation (such as your 4 examples), it could be considered "unclear what you're asking". Part of writing a clear ...

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How to request re-opening question placed "on hold?"
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Now that you've edited it, it should automatically enter the reopen review queue for people to look at. It is then up to reviewers to decide if they want to vote to reopen (VTRO). People (with at ...

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How should we handle Hebrew-only answers?
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There are a few things we can do if we see these answers. Provide a translation. This is optimal, though as you say, often doesn't happen, because it's a lot of work. Provide a summary of the Hebrew. ...

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Standard comment for users who likely need to be merged
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Hi [insert username]. Your name looks familiar; is [this other account](link to other account) also yours? If so, please [ask for them to be merged](/help/merging-accounts). That way, you can keep ...

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What happened to 'too localized'?
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It seems like it was removed network-wide a year ago. When the close reasons were revamped, too localized was removed, as its use-cases were covered by new reasons, that sound better too. (Thanks ...

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Helping travellers
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It seems to me that any lists made on this site are just as likely to be incomplete and go out of date as a list on any other website. StackExchange in general has a policy against this type of ...

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Step by step writing answers
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Instead of posting and then deleting, you can save your answer in a file on your computer, and continue editing it there. Then, when you're ready, paste it here and post. Here is a markdown editor ...

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Should we edit or comment information that forms the basis of another's question?
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I think that that's important information that should be in the question body itself. Quite obvious, as i was the one who asked the OP to edit in the source. :) From the help center: When should I ...

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What's the point of posting an answer based on something that's already online?
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A few things. There's no guarantee that the other resource will stay online. There's no guarantee by us either, but SE is pretty big, and is likely to stick around. We also hit high in search engines,...

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Illustrative Mi Yodeya posts
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I think something like Is it acceptable under kashrut to eat tyrannosauridae meat? shows our sense of fun. The question seems silly on the surface, but got several answers and community participation, ...

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