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

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 mostly to practical "Jewish life" questions.

Please check out Mi Yodeya's publications with Q&A drawn from our site -- a haggadah supplement for Pesach, a Purim collection, and eight nights of Q&A for Chanukah.

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comment Please delete my question
Hi @user37816. I've moved this question to meta; please see there for an answer. (It's linked in the migration notice above these comments.) Thanks.
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answered Please delete my question
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on How can i convince an employer not to go out of business?
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comment Effect of longer day/night cycle on human sleeping patterns?
What level of development? A culture that involves spending a lot of time outdoors might be different from one where people spend most of their day indoors. How many hackers do you know who'd even notice, for instance?
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comment Why was Akeidas Yitzchok a bigger test (Nisayon) for Avraham than for Yitzchok?
@jake thank you! (Please flag this comment as obsolete when you've seen it.)
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comment Upcoming login changes
Thanks. It sounded like you had more in mind for the immediate future. (In many ways I like the idea of the top bar following me around, so to speak, but I'd like something more obvious than the text of one link to tell me whether I'm actually a user, and logged in, on a site. Where should I leave that kind of feedback, since I suspect this isn't the right place?) Meanwhile, thanks for making cross-site stuff easier for us!
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comment Upcoming login changes
Beyond the "join this community" link, can you elaborate on "We are going to recognize you in some ways on sites where you don't have a profile."?
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answered Why are certain word related to deity dashed out?
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comment Key performance metrics for moderators
Most moderation activity show up in the data dumps at all, and what can be inferred (e.g. flags handled) can't be ascribed to a particular moderator.
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comment If you could design writing software, what would be your top 5 required features?
Welcome to Writers. We've had this question before so I've closed it as a duplicate. The duplicate was closed because it was more of a discussion/opinion-poll question than one that can be answered objectively. You could [edit] this to address both those problems by focusing on the problem you are trying to solve. Are you trying to decide what writing software to buy? If so, please describe what you want to do with it (track lots of characters, manage a complex plot, whatever). Once we know what problem you're trying to solve, we'll be better able to help you. Thanks.
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comment Is the right move to stay and search or leave and search (considering my level of experience) at this failing workplace?
If you stay, does that improve the company's chances of making it past its current difficulties? For example, are you in a key role on something that's expected to make money soon?
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comment Disadvantages of the new profile page for moderators
Related: meta.stackexchange.com/q/234071/162102
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comment Disadvantages of the new profile page for moderators
"Last seen" is the one thing that I, as a moderator, keep having to switch views to get. I think all my navigate-profiles-as-a-mod problems would be fixed if that and creation-date were reflected on the activity page. (They're also useful for regular users in the profile view, but including them in both views is just fine.)
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comment How well would a soldier or army do with one of their hands replaced with a sword?
@jamesqf good point. That was brought up in an earlier answer, too, which I've now linked.
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revised How well would a soldier or army do with one of their hands replaced with a sword?
added info from comment (already mentioned in another answer which is why I didn't bring it up originally, when my answer was down at the bottom of the page).
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comment How well would a soldier or army do with one of their hands replaced with a sword?
@VilleNiemi true, that's going to cause joint damage over time. I suspect that other factors will be more noticeable ("I'm supposed to clean and dress myself how?", etc), though some might end up rigging some sort of sling or "holster" of sorts to take the strain off.
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reviewed Looks Good How can I teach a sparrow chick to fly?
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