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12:01 AM
@MonicaCellio I wonder how effective it will be.
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1:14 AM
@TRiG "I bet they were getting inundated with "advice" questions and finally put this disclaimer up there with helpful links." Nope. A notice like that (I think the wording was a little different) was part of the 1.0 site and was pre-emptive not reactive. When Mi Yodeya moved onto SE 2.0 the site lost the ability to have the notice. We were happy that it became available recently.
1:27 AM
Note that general advice questions aren't off topic on J.SE. That notice is meant to head-off questions asking for personalized, professional advice such as Jewish legal rulings about what a person should do according to halakha in a given specific scenario. Also: chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/29305805#29305805Daniel 1 min ago
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4:13 AM
@TRiG thanks for the tip
@MonicaCellio more on this:
Q: Professional advice disclaimer (post-launch re-request)

Isaac MosesFollow-up to CYLOR Disclaimer Now that Mi Yodeya has launched, I'd like to renew the request for a more-pervasive placement of our "professional advice" disclaimer. Currently, the following disclaimer is shown, in red, on the sidebar for new users only: Like Wikipedia, this site makes no gua...

Also, note that inundation is not the cause that'll motivate SO staff to add one of these disclaimers. A chilling effect for would-be contributors is:
A: Add general disclaimer for sites frequented by licensed professionals (and not just Law)

Shog9To the extent that these disclaimers have any value, I believe it is to the folks writing for these sites - answering questions - more than those reading. Indeed, this was the motivating factor on Health, and to a lesser extent Law as well: having the disclaimer on every page removes a lot of the...

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2:22 PM
@LCIII hiya
@LCIII, was your avatar photo taken on an airplane?
@msh210 thanks; had not seen that.
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3:58 PM
@msh210 In a car
"In a car"
my first comment in this room
4:55 PM
@LCIII :-)
5:37 PM
I guess I'm a bit amazed at the incredible amount of rules Jews have to follow
and may I ask, why? What does following all the rules do.
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8:43 PM
@LCIII While for any given rule we may know and/or theorize about all/some/none of its reasons and know and/or theorize about all/some/none of its rewards, in the end of the day we're supposed to follow them because we believe that's what God wants us to do.
9:21 PM
@LCIII What @DoubleAA said. But see also judaism.stackexchange.com/q/31831 and judaism.stackexchange.com/q/64952

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