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Meta How will Judaism Codidact be better than Mi Yodeya?

One very important thing I would like to see here is people being more friendly. Mi Yodeya was the least friendly forum site I have ever visited. Whenever I am posting on Mi Yodeya and other forums...

posted 4y ago by eliyahu‭

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#1: Initial revision by user avatar eliyahu‭ · 2020-08-17T20:38:26Z (almost 4 years ago)
One very important thing I would like to see here is people being more friendly. Mi Yodeya was the least friendly forum site I have ever visited. Whenever I am posting on Mi Yodeya and other forums around the same time I am almost in shock how much friendlier the other forum is. The most important thing is being more welcoming to newcomers. When I was new to Mi Yodeya it felt like at least have the times I would comment it would get deleted with no explanation. My questions were also always getting closed for very dubious reasons. I can't begin to guess how many potential members Mi Yodeya lost because of that. I would guess its at least 20%. I know some of my friends almost never use it anymore for that reason.

I've been following new visitors who come to Mi Yodeya and I'm constantly dismayed by the same trend. They are getting attacked left, right, and center.

One common issue, for example is questions being closed as opinion-based. I have several times found answers for questions that moderators decided were opinion based and closed, assuming nobody would be able to find a source for.

Another standard example is the rampant closing of practical questions when with about four seconds of editing they could be changed into general questions (For example, "If I..." can be changed to "If one...")