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.

Stack Exchange has many great sites. However, I recommend strongly that Jews avoid Biblical Hermeneutics or, at the very least, consult your rabbi first.

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comment Why is the text editor not two-column?
@buzhidao it has extra space for you, because of the decisions you've made about your system configuration. Plus, I daresay, you have no need of browser zoom or larger fonts. You are not the only class of user, and the site has to work for all reasonable configurations. I'm typing this on a desktop machine on which your layout would not work, and I do actually post from my tablet sometimes where that definitely wouldn't work.
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comment Why is the text editor not two-column?
Not all of us run our browsers at 2500px wide. Or even 1900px. I've no objection to an option, but this must not become the default (let alone only) way to edit.
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comment Tags cleaning: number
There's no real need to make, e.g., "dragon" a synonym of "dragons", because as soon as somebody types "dra" it's going to suggest the tag to him and he'll just click on it. Synonyms are for tags where different words mean the same thing, where you wouldn't get the suggestion otherwise.
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comment 2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
@smci from the question-collection post: "During the nomination phase, (so, until Monday, July 27th at 20:00:00Z UTC, or 4:00 pm EDT on the same day, give or take time to arrive for closure), this question will be open to collect potential questions from the users of the site. "
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comment 2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
Numbering them is a reasonable request; trying to impose a hierarchy/grouping where none exists is not. Each of these questions was asked independently and should be treated as such. You should also not assume that any given question serves only one purpose.
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comment I am a new female supervisor in a small firm. Two of my male staff are Muslim. What do I need to know?
I think the supervisor/employee relationship changes the power dynamic somewhat. The other question is about peers. Answers here may well draw from that question, though.
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comment Tags cleaning: number
Agreed on the reasoning you gave for plural. I strongly prefer plural tags for countable nouns -- planets, moons, dragons, etc -- unless there really is only one.
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comment Please help review our oft-answered questions
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the original question has become obsolete.
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revised Please help review our oft-answered questions
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comment How should we handle contributions written from the perspective of religious believers?
Thanks! Sorry I wasn't clear earlier. It's all good now.
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comment Is the bullet-from-space question on-topic?
Thanks for sharing your reasons! Having this background is helpful.
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comment How should we handle contributions written from the perspective of religious believers?
But you seem to be representing it as "this is Mi Yodeya's policy on sources", where in reality this is a small part of Mi Yodeya's policy and addressing a side issue. Do we expect sources? Yes. What exactly counts as a source? That question is part of that discussion.
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comment What should be the subjects of our fortnightly topic challenges?
@DaaaahWhoosh tags are (err) organic; when we have questions that warrant them we should create them. Do we have questions specifically about fish that are ill-served by the broader underwater tag?
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comment Is the bullet-from-space question on-topic?
@HDE226868 cool! Thanks; I don't follow Physics and had not seen that.
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comment Reform Judaism as an avenue for Ethical Monotheism for gentiles
Thanks for adding support for that. (I wasn't questioning the description of Reform, just the part about belief requirements for Noachides.)
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comment Reform Judaism as an avenue for Ethical Monotheism for gentiles
Where do we learn that a Noachide must believe that?
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asked Is the bullet-from-space question on-topic?
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comment Can you shoot someone with a bullet... from orbit?
I'm putting this on hold based on the reaction to my previous comment, despite the absence of any close votes from the community. I've started a discussion on meta: meta.worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/q/2353/28
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comment Do computer glasses reduce eye strain?
Definitely get the anti-glare coating. (This was my ophthalmologist's advice, though I probably would have done it anyway.)
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revised Need to resign as PIP will kick in this Monday
that's not what PIP means in a workplace context, and since it's not a medical thing I assume "doc" meant "document", not "doctor"
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