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 the Biblical Hermeneutics 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 rein in the Christian evangelism so we'll feel welcome. That's at best distasteful. Proceed with caution, and ideally consult your rabbi first. (More info on our meta.) See also: Working with idolaters, infidels, and the impious: can interfaith discourse work?

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comment My union is dealing with unrelated political issues. How to stop them? Make a second union?
I don't think this is off-topic; it's asking how, as an employee, to deal with a union that's running amok. How is that different from asking about a bad manager (who can hold your job hostage) or any other workplace-conflict issue?
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comment Should we change our name [Redux]
Ah, what timing! I didn't know. :-) Thanks for the update @Andy.
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comment Should we change our name [Redux]
What counts as showing that "most of our users" are in favor of the change? Do we need to do more to promote this post?
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reviewed Needs Improvement Why do cats lick their front paws thorougly after eating?
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reviewed Satisfactory Cat always tries to eat chives
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reviewed Needs Improvement How can I get my cat to stop nursing on its mother?
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reviewed Excellent Do mosquitoes bite reptiles? Is there any danger of communicating pathogens?
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reviewed Satisfactory What is a hound?
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reviewed Satisfactory My Cat is missing hair on her neck
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revised Proposed rough project plan for "Chanuka - Mi Yodeya?"
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comment Who edited my comment? Why?
Did you type that comment yourself, or did you pick it out of the menu in a review queue?
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comment How do I figure out how many people my domed city on a hostile planet can support?
@TechZen the protective enclosure dates back to the founding of the colony; its purpose is to enclose breathable atmosphere so they can live on Mars. I have been assuming that a transparent dome is preferable for (a) getting sunlight and (b) combatting any feelings of confinement because they can see farther than the city borders. (But I'd been assuming that my colony would have to be fairly small, and answers here suggest that I can have a good-sized city in there so (b) wouldn't matter as much.)
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comment Expanding occupied underground habitations safely?
The depths of the planet are a place of gloominess, fear, and danger that even the strongest walls can't make people feel completely safe about. (There is a non-physical aspect to the threat.)
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comment Expanding occupied underground habitations safely?
@TechZen access to the surface is possible; they can't go out there without some to-be-determined protection (depending on the nature of the problem outside), but they can use it for venting, dumping, etc. (My plot depends on them being forced into the bowels of the earth, so to speak, but I'm flexible about how I accomplish that.) They can do geological surveys/tests. I hadn't considered that ice/sand could be strong enough, but if so, that'd totally work for me too. Thanks.
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revised My cat has started licking paper; what does this mean?
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reviewed Needs Improvement On average, when do cats stop producing milk after giving birth?
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reviewed Satisfactory Can cats see equally good in both light and dark?
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reviewed Excellent How can one judge the quality of puppy classes?
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