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How can we grow this community?

Codidact's communities have a lot of great content that is helping people on the Internet. Our communities are small, though, and sustainable communities depend on having lots of active, engaged p...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by interested‭

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How to import content from Stack Exchange?

I have linked my Codidact account to my Stack Exchange account. This account has a Mi Yodeya account. Maybe I misunderstand what the feature is supposed to do, but when I click on "Claim content"...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Keelan‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Sefaria linker doesn't work on comments.

When using the sefaria linker in a comment, as long as you dont press "see the whole thread", the source wont get recognized. When you do click on that button, it works.

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Dani‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Keyboard shortcuts

Currently, I don't see that keyboard shortcuts would work in the text editing window. I suppose the usual ones would be particularly useful: Ctrl-I for italics Ctrl-B for bold Ctrl-K for hyper...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Kazi bácsi‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by luap42‭

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Reply to comment auto-complete tooltip

I miss the tooltip that auto-competes user's name after @ when commenting.

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Alaychem‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Is starting of Judaism on-topic?

When i had seen the community first time. Lot of questions came to my mind. So, i became interested to know about Judaism. I am not a Jews. I had a religion. But, later i became atheist. And, now i...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Sefaria's holding a contest; can our community build something that uses Codidact and Sefaria together?

Sefaria has just announced this year's Powered by Sefaria contest. The goal is to attract projects that are interesting and creative and that make use of Sefaria's library of texts and/or open API...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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how should we organize the prophets tags?

I asked a question about a passage from Ezekiel, creating the "ezekiel-book-of" tag in the process. (I followed the pattern I saw with other book tags.) I saw that we also have a "prophets" tag, ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Respect for the names of Hashem and avoiding Shaimos

TL;DR Is Shaimos an issue to be concerned about in posts, and if so, what policy should we set? This question contains (at the moment) a name of God in Hebrew that is considered Shaimos, requiring...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 1y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Why ones needs a chat.

One can see from this chat why one needs it on a question and answer site such as this. It is impossible to fully discuss a subject without one. https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/123299/discuss...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by interested‭  ·  edited 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Sidebar widget with "useful links"?

Is it worthwhile to include a sidebar widget with some useful links for learning about Judaism and Jewish practice and law, such as Sefaria, Hebrew Books, etc.? If yes, what links, specifically, wo...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by msh210‭

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Why does SE have many more posts than here on their Judaism site.

There are many many more posts on the SE Judaism site than here. One should be asking the question why? Many people belong to both and still regularly post questions and answers there and not here....

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by interested‭

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Omer counter now live on Judaism Codidact!

As of a few hours ago, an Omer counter is now live on Judaism Codidact! The counter appears on the right side of the site, and shows the Hebrew date, the day of the Omer, and the day of the week. ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Mithical‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Mithical‭

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Omer weekly/daily themes, online-style?

I know that there are some customary "categories" of daily contemplation during the Omer -- combinations of Chesed, Hod, etc. I know that each week has one of these as a theme, and then within tha...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Purim Torah should be visible year-round

The Purim Torah category is scheduled to disappear at the end of Adar. All its posts will disappear also: not even their respective authors will be able to see them. (Moderators will.) I recommend...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by msh210‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Isaac Moses‭

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Purim Torah Discussion

It's almost that time of year! Who's ready for some Purim Torah? Before we begin the season, we need to set some ground rules. In this thread, I'd like to discuss how exactly this will run. Below ...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Isaac Moses‭

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Suggestion: some sort of weekly roundup

I had an idea that might help evolve the Judaism Codidact somewhat: Every week, making a thread in which everyone can post something interesting they learned over the past week about Judaism and/or...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Harel13‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Harel13‭

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Automatic draft-saving plus Sefaria auto-linker leads to the post taking too long to save

If I write up a post on any other Codidact site, the auto-save feature isn't too bad; every time I click around in the text box, or pause for a moment, it briefly autosaves. If I write up a post o...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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ban the dvar-torah tag in the Divrei Torah category

A bunch of posts in the Divrei Torah category are tagged "dvar-torah". Taggedness with this tag is wholly duplicative of category membership, so I recommend detagging (perhaps it would be easier se...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by msh210‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Edit suggestion not being approved and how to view what was changed

I received an edit suggestion yesterday. a. I am unable to tell what was changed. Is there a way to highlight the changes? b. I eventually assumed that the edit was of a minor spelling mistake, s...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Harel13‭

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Notifications from within the question being notified about

I saw in my notifications that there was an answer to my question, so I clicked and was transported to my question. I read the answer and upvoted it. It was good. I then looked and saw 4 more noti...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by rosends‭

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pop-up under "tag" bar.

When I am asking a question, and use the sefaria linker, the link goes in the preview (as it should). When I click on it, it pops up, but this happens, with the "tag" bar on top of the information....

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Dani‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Imported answer forbidden from viewing

I wanted to view the imported question about the difference between אנכי and אני. I did a search for "what is the difference", and found links to various answers to a question with the title "Diffe...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by robev‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Hebrew username is backwards

Some users here (as opposed to other codidact sites) are more likely to have Hebrew letters in their username. One such user is רבות מחשבות. I recall seeing a post of theirs a few months ago, and ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by robev‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Resource section

After seeing this post in the Divrei Torah section, which in the opinion of some didn't quite fit the category of DT, and I agree, I thought of suggesting the creation of another section of the sit...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Harel13‭

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Divrei Torah Category: LAUNCHED!

An oft-requested feature for this community is a forum in which people can post their own Chiddushei Torah, their own Torah novelties — their own Divrei Torah. We are excited to announce that the D...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Dani‭

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Divrei Torah Category

It's been previously suggested to create a Divrei Torah category. With Elul coming up I'm sure there's lots that the community has to share — should we create this forum in which people can do so? ...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited 2y ago by DonielF‭

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Imported answers incorrectly reported

There is a post asking about "Plants before the Sun in the Order of Creation." On my screen, it registers as having no answers, but when I look at the question, I see 4 answers. Do imported answers...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by rosends‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Double notification bug

I get double notification when my answer is commented AND "@Alaychem" appears at the comment (I know it's needless to be there).

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Alaychem‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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The Sefaria linker is hemorrhaging.

From https://judaism.codidact.com/posts/277877/history:

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by msh210‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Some special encodings, including Hebrew, didn't import well

We have learned by experience that the data-import process gets tripped up by some character encodings... like Hebrew. (Oops!) The mix of HTML (what we can get from SE) and Markdown and character...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Claiming your imported posts

We've run data import for the first time on this community, which means some of your content might be here but be attributed to a stub user created for the sake of attribution. This post is about ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Please post your data-import requests here.

We've had some discussions about importing data from Mi Yodeya. The community hasn't yet decided what, if any, bulk imports to do, but we've had some requests to import specific questions and we'd...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Double Posting here and on Mi Yodeya

What are your thoughts about double posting here and on Mi Yodeya? Often I will want an answer to something quickly and it may be of interest to post it here and on stack exchange to increase my od...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by eliyahu‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by interested‭

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How will Judaism Codidact be better than Mi Yodeya?

I feel a bit confused. On the one hand, I suppose we all supported Monica and her case against Stack Exchange, but obviously it's hard to ignore that Mi Yodeya is (at least in my view) the best thi...

7 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Kazi bácsi‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by eliyahu‭

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Landing page 500 error

Is the landing page broken for everyone? I'm getting a 500 error with uuid: 40ff0d47-3b9f-4eaf-839e-ad085d2382ca

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by PinnyM‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Number lists possibly not working correctly?

I cannot get number lists to work I press the icon and get a 1. next to which I add copy and hit enter. It does not automatically add a 2. so I hit the icon again and I get another 1. Any ideas on ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by withoutatrace‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Moving questions from MY to here

How can I move a question from MY to here? Should I just copy all of it here or do the mods (with their techno-magic ;D) do it? And if the latter, how do I request a move?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Harel13‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What content do we want to import from Mi Yodeya?

We can import questions and answers from Mi Yodeya.1 You might have noticed that we imported two already, the ones needed by our "not professional advice" notice. What else to import is up to the...

7 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What should be our Modesty Policy?

Judaism Codidact is founded on being a site where people can turn to learn more about Judaism. While our heritage has what to say on intimate themes, it also emphasizes the importance of modesty. W...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Alaychem‭

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Should minimal research be required before posting?

According to the help center, to ask a "great question," you should "Do some research...In addition to just making sure your question hasn't been asked already here on Codidact, take a few moments ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by msh210‭

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What should our policy be on Kabbalistic discussions?

We do not expound...upon Creation in a group of two, nor upon the 'Matter of the Divine Chariot' even to an individual, unless he is wise and can intuit on his own. Whoever delves into four topics...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What should our policy be on "trivia" questions?

Should we have a policy in place regarding trivia or riddle questions? Things like: There are exactly nine women in Tanach about whom the passuk relates their deaths. Who are they? What is the lon...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭

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How is JC different from MY? [duplicate]

I’ve been looking around to see if there are any major differences between Mi Yodeya and Judaism Codidact. So far, it seems like the two sites are pretty much (in fact almost exactly) the same. Did...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Lo Ani‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by DonielF‭

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Are questions purely about the State/Land of Israel in-scope?

On Mi Yodeya, questions about the State/Land of Israel that aren't clearly about Judaism are considered out of scope. Should that be the case here, or should questions about Israel be ipso facto on...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Harel13‭

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Requiring Outside Knowledge

There's a few different permutations of these types of questions, so I'll put each one in its own category. What unites them all is that they require knowledge of something outside of Judaism; in y...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭

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Limitations on "too broad" as a close reason

"Too broad" is currently a close reason. How broad is too broad? "Cannot be answered in just a few paragraphs" seems too vague to be meaningful, and some questions can be very narrow yet require l...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭

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Are questions purely about Jews and Jewish History in-scope?

On Mi Yodeya, questions about Jews or their history that aren't clearly about Judaism are considered out of scope. Should that be the case here, or should questions about Jews and their history be ...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What is our policy regarding using non-English languages in a post?

Should we allow users to write questions in non-English languages? Should we allow users to write questions in specifically Hebrew or other Jewish languages like Judeo-Aramaic, Yiddish, and Ladino...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by msh210‭

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Post view counter

I miss the post view counter. I really loved to see how much impact a question or an answer has.

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Alaychem‭

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