I'm an elected moderator on Mi Yodeya and The Workplace, and a pro-tempore mod on Writers.

I joined Stack Exchange so I could commit to the proposal for Mi Yodeya. I ask lots of questions to learn from the many knowledgeable Yodeyans. My answers tend to be to practical "Jewish life" questions.

Professionally, I'm a technical writer who works with (and often helps design) programming interfaces. I'd love to see more tech-writing questions on Writers.SE.

If you are a Jew and considering participating on Biblical Hermeneutics (another SE site), I urge you to consider these words from someone who went down that path. They want Jews to help out on their site, but they don't want to make Jews feel welcome by reining in the Christian evangelism. That's at best distasteful. Proceed with caution, and ideally consult your rabbi first. (More info on our meta.)

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comment Will the real serial downvoter please stand up?
@Vector "They should be expunged from this site" -- and maybe ranters too? I tried to help you and came on this morning to a pile of...something in response. You are ascribing characteristics and motives without evidence, you are assuming that no downvote you receive is ever deserved (it must be the cowardly downvoter!), and you act as if being upset grants you license to lash out. Your current behavior does not inspire people to be sympathetic, so if you're really trying to understand and address a problem, you might want to step away for a while and try again later.
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comment How to have multiple lunch breaks in a day?
Comments removed. Remember that one of our rules is be nice. If you can't keep it constructive and professional, don't post it.
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comment Will the real serial downvoter please stand up?
The odds are pretty good that those votes will be reversed in a few hours.
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answered Keep negative score for offensive deleted posts
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revised Why didn't this question get automatically deleted?
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comment Why didn't this question get automatically deleted?
Hmm. I suspect the lock (automatically generated when the migration failed) is to blame. For science, I could try removing the lock and seeing if the Roomba gets it.
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comment Should review bans span all SE sites?
Yeah, you don't want a free-for-all where any mod can add a global annotation to any user; that's important for chat because of chat architecture, but not here. Maybe restrict it to manual annotation by staff to start and then see if any automated annotations make sense. And if you can figure out the moderator-access part, maybe attaching it to the network profile would give you the "step removed" that you're looking for (but, as noted, you'd have to support different access levels on that page, which currently isn't needed AFAIK). Just thinking out loud...
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comment Is using a Kindle on Shabbat permitted?
Neither did incandescent light bulbs, and yet it's forbidden to turn them on.
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revised How do I approach rewriting an entire user guide in an agile environment?
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comment Do I need to fill out online application questions if attached resume has everything in it?
I'm pretty sure we've had this question before but I can't find it.
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comment Immediately delete if mod flags as "not an answer"
I think, in the 2 years I've been a moderator, I've used the offensive flag on a post two or three things -- blatant, unambiguous hate speech and the like, not "used a dirty word" or "kind of rude".
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comment Should review bans span all SE sites?
I agree that this would be problematic, even if it would be mighty convenient in some cases. Perhaps folks should be thinking instead about better ways to share information across sites; right now that happens informally, but maybe there's some way to leave a better record. (Network-level annotations?)
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comment Immediately delete if mod flags as "not an answer"
And on the other hand, comment flags auto-handle -- which makes perfect sense to me, as there's no queue to send them to. So if I want input before deleting a comment, I have to ask outside the flagging system anyway. (Not that that comes up a lot...)
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comment Sin Offerings -- what did you do after sin, before you got to the temple?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/15440/472
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comment Why was Batsheva bathing on the roof
@not-allowedtochangemyname if you're having a problem with your account, please use the "contact us" link at the bottom of the page to request help. That goes to SE staff, not mods (mods can't fix account problems). They should be able to help you get your original account back (and merge this one into that one), if you can prove to them that you're the owner of the other one.
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revised How do I approach rewriting an entire user guide in an agile environment?
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answered How do I approach rewriting an entire user guide in an agile environment?
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