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Mi Yodeya Referencer: A Syntax for Linking to Sources
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Valid for version: 4.1.0 HELP: Typing [h] or [help] will display this documentation. SYNTAX: [{SCOPE} ({BOOK}|{SECTION}) ({CHAPTER} ({VERSE}|{HALACHA})|{PAGE}) {FLAGS}] SCOPE: What are you trying ...

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I know A, and based on A, I'm asking B
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Yes. But it is not a great answer if there are opinions that A is indeed valid.

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I don't think we're explaining sourcing properly to new users
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Welcome to Mi.Yodeya, a Question and Answer site for people who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition. Like any Q&A site, improving the quality of your question will almost always improve ...

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Losing points whenever I downvote somebody
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So that you'll think twice before doing it.

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Perhaps the community/moderators should enact a more strict policy regarding halachic questions
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The Talmud (Sotah 22A) tells us that someone who makes Halachic Ruling based on the Mishnayot he learned destroys the world. Rashi there explains that this is because he is making Halachic Ruling ...

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CYLOR Disclaimer
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I was just on browsing http://skeptics.stackexchange.com as a visitor (i.e. not logged in) and say the following disclaimer on the bottom of several sourceless answers: This post does not cite any ...

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Does this site have a glossary?
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We should have a glossary. Every user should be able to send words they don't know to the glossary, and the knowledgeable users can write a definition. This way only words that are actually used on ...

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Feedback for "Hagada - Mi Yodeya?"
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I thought some kind of index with just a list of the questions would be useful. I was only looking at the PDF, so it may be less of an issue once it is printed.

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What (if anything) should we do about auto-deleted questions?
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If the question has been voted down into negative numbers, and no one has answered anything (and the other criteria mentioned apply), it is an indication that the question needs improvement. [Even if ...

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Reputation and Votes
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I disagree. Every answer should be addressed on its own merit, not on the merit of the person answering the question.

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"Related question" why so?
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To add to @Isaac's answer, when a question is linked to another question, they show up in a separate section on the right hand column. The section is called "Linked" and is useful.

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Weekly topic challenge: call for proposals
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Chosen as the weekly topic challenge for Vayeshev 5772. In preparation for the upcoming holiday, I propose Chanukah as a topic.

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Dealing with old questions
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Maybe we should feature some old questions. People can go through and recommend high quality questions that somehow fell through the cracks, and we can promote them. One possible way to do this could ...

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"Purim - Mi Yodeya?" - next steps?
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A drive to edit the original questions and answers chosen, to generally improve them. (e.g. formatting, punctuation, grammar, sources, dejargonificaiton). If these questions represent the best Mi ...

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Exclude tag changes from 'active' list
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I think older questions that do not have an accepted answer should be bumped with any activity. This gives fresh eyes a chance to review and possibly answer the question.

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Etiquette of changing which answer is accepted?
Accepted answer
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If it's a better answer, choose it. The accepted answer is the best answer to your question. If that changes, change your acceptance. Similar discussions on meta.se: Is it "bad" to ...

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question upvotes lost
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I've seen this happen to me as well. Since I usually read the whole page and then go back and cast the votes before moving on to the next page, I just assumed that I exited the page before the vote ...

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Updating older looking sources with newer looking sources
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When I add an archive link to a post, I add it in parentheses after the original link. You could do the same thing. See here for an example: https://judaism.stackexchange.com/a/30285/603

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Add question title to comment links for links to other SE questions
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You can look in the sidebar, in the "related" section. There the title of the question is displayed.

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Making bounties more useful
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The fact that at least 1/2 the bounty will automatically go to someone just for responding, even if the response does not answer the question or address the reason for the bounty at all, bugs me. ...

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Citing translations
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Whenever I quote the Soncino, I make a note of it. See here for one example: Shimi Ben Geira was Shlomo's Teacher? I also link to the translation.

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Cross posting, or using the same answer twice
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In my case, one question was a subset of the scope of the second question, and part of the answer I gave for the second question answered the first one as well. So it made sense to me to cut and paste:...

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Deleting your own obsolete comments
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Delete your comments and flag the ones that others wrote that are no longer necessary.

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