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12:18 AM
@IsaacMoses See also jake's comment on the (later) question.
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2:55 AM
Q: Community website reference

Hacham GabrielShould we make a community wiki for references to websites? For example: Hebrewbooks.org where you can search over 50,000 Hebrew books Torahanytime.org where there are over 10,000 lectures by reputable speakers etc... Good idea or no?

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6:05 AM
Q: Weekly topic challenge 5772-14 (week of Vaera 5772): Midrashim and Aggadot

msh210This week's topic challenge is midrashim and aggadot. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. What is it? There's a single topic that people think about during the week and come up with good questions on. The topic is set each Wednesday or so. What do I win? An In...

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7:39 AM
Q: Better to post an answer with no source, or not to post at all?

WillSometimes I read a new question, and I want to provide an answer, but I don't have the time at that moment to find the appropriate source citations. Then, I will receive comments in my answer asking for sources. It's a legitimate request of course, but sometimes the questioner really wants a pr...

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6:45 PM
@IsaacMoses Did you post it recently, or is it an old reddit post with "long-tail" (as SE likes to call it) traffic?
@msh210 3 hours ago. Unless they're permalinked somewhere static, reddit posts don't tend to get very much attention a long time after they're posted. The focus there is on "hot" (upvoted+recent) posts.
@IsaacMoses Oh. I've never used reddit: don't know how it works at all.
@IsaacMoses Well, now I have: to view that post. What's Jonah 1:9?
@IsaacMoses I meant... is it something attached to your username, or to that post, or... Apparently (from the link you just gave me) it's attached to your username.
@msh210 One can control the "flair" that appears next to one's username within the context of certain sub-reddits (particular communities). In /r/Judaism, they asked people to put their denomination as their flair. In /r/StLouis, my flair is the name of the town I live in.
6:53 PM
@IsaacMoses I see.
@msh210 Not quite true: I did register an account (just to reserve the username 'msh210'). I've never done more than that, though.
@msh210 Gotta grab it before one of those other msh210s out there does.
@IsaacMoses Well, there's Mekha S. Hairston: web.archive.org/web/20091017224637/http://www.math.wustl.edu/… (bottom of the page). Long shot, but I figured why not. I've done the same on some other sites.
@msh210 I guess three initials followed by a number is slightly underdistinct. I have pretty high confidence that my chosen handle on most sites (not here) will never be inadvertently duplicated.
@jake, way to promote two site features in one question!
@IsaacMoses Indeed. Hope it helps.
@IsaacMoses What does it mean? (Besides being the prime decomposition of a pretty-looking number.)
7:09 PM
@msh210 Initially, just that. Now, it refers uniquely to me.

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