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1:25 AM
judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/8055/… User destroyed. Got it within 4 minutes of posting.
@IsaacMoses, Sorry. Forgot the @.
@IsaacMoses, And is this one even legitimate? judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/8057/…
@jake Thanks.
1:57 AM
Mods: If this happens again, instead of destroying the user, delete the offending material and suspend the user until biyat go-el tzedek. Then, it's more difficult for the same person to come back.
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3:08 AM
@IsaacMoses Thx (sorry, just got to this). If you get a chance, try this: look at an article on nytimes.com, double-click on a word, and see if a little question mark in a bubble shows up. That's the kind of glossary thing I have in mind.
@Dori That's cool. Have the other SE people said more about this since we last chatted?
3:30 AM
@IsaacMoses It's waiting on me to do a writeup, and then we see how large a project the devs estimate it would be.
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5:09 AM
@Dori Note that nytimes.com's question-mark thing works only on phrases as well as on words: highlight a phrase with your mouse (e.g. gross domestic product at nytimes.com/2011/06/03/world/middleeast/… ) and the bubble-question-mark works just fine. [continued]
[continued That'd be good for us, too. But -- it sounds like a lot of extra code, when the tag-like system Isaac and I were hashing out in the chat, just above, seems like it will work also and by reusing code. Just a thought. Also - the nytimes-like system would need either to link to external sites or to have a whole system of internal pages. [continued]
[continued]The latter requires a lot of new UI, and the former will sometimes not suffice (as for the word Halacha Berura, which (as noted above in the chat) is best defined on Judaism.SE itself, so no external link is quite good enough). What do you think?
5:32 AM
@msh210 Oh, don't get me wrong: I wasn't saying that we'd get something exactly like nytimes.com (I wish…) I just meant that I like their system's appearance, where it's easily available if you need it and completely invisible if you don't.
What if, say, selecting some text displayed a popup showing the tag wiki of the most-closely matched tag?
6:03 AM
@Dori Matched as in "this word appears in questions most often with this tag"?
The thing is, I really don't think we need a glossary link for every word. People know what the means, and chair, and even sabbath. And even Shabbat perhaps. We need a glossary link precisely for such words as users decide to add glossary entries for.
Perhaps have the software go through the post's text as it renders it and check each word/phrase for presence in the glossary??
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4:13 PM
Q: Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Rebecca ChernoffThroughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community to act as temporary, provisional Moderators. You can read about the program here: Moderators Pro...

Q: What should our scope text be?

Isaac Moses(This is a spin-off of this question which was probably too broad.) The beginning of our FAQ currently reads (bolding mine): What kind of questions can I ask here? Jewish Life and Learning - Stack Exchange is for students and teachers of Jewish law and tradition. I bolded the phrase ...

Q: Lists of in- and out-of-scope topics for the FAQ

Isaac MosesMany other SE sites have, in their FAQ, right below the scope line, a list of topics considered in-scope and sometimes also a list of topics considered out-of-scope. For example, the beginning of money.SE's FAQ reads: What kind of questions can I ask here? Personal Finance and Money - S...

Q: How can I get notified when questions or answers I posted a comment to get more comments?

MenachemI know I can click on the activity tab of my profile to see all the comments, questions, and answers I've posted. I also know that I can click on the responses tab to see all the comments on questions or answers that I've posted. However, when I post a comment on someone else's question or answ...

Q: Creating New Tags: Old Questions

yydlIf I create a new tag (like edim-witnesses), should I go back to other questions that dealt with this (e.g. this and this), and add them? On one hand, it makes sense to. On the other hand, I will be flooding the home page with older questions.

I added the meta questions feed as an auto-feed for this room. We'll see how it goes. If it gets too annoying, we can take it off or put it in the sidebar.
(They should come one at a time from now on.)
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6:32 PM
Q: Welcoming new users

Isaac MosesSince the beginning of mi.yodeya, and continuing now on Judaism.SE, I've made it my practice to welcome new users. I'd like to make it clear that while I'm happy to continue doing this whenever I get the opportunity, anyone else who wants to is more than welcome to also do it (as some have). Her...

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8:22 PM
To anyone interested in the fate of the name mi.yodeya:
Check out the following links for relevant history:
My conclusion:
- It's highly unlikely that the primary URL of this site will be http://mi.yodeya.com any time in the forseeable future.
- Similarly, the HTML title (what appears on the title bar of your browser) is unlikely to change.
- There's no reason that http://mi.yodeya.com can't continue redirecting to here indefinitely.
- When we launch out of beta and get a permanent site design, it's possible that we can get a name (e.g. mi.yodeya) incorporated into the banner at the top of the site, as SeasonedAdvice and CrossValidated did. If we do that, then there's no reason we can't go back t
The main determinant for the last point is probably whether we can convince the powers that be that our choice of brand is "good" enough. Beloved enough by the community may be a sufficient proxy.

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