Need An Eitzah is a free frum Jewish question and answer site. You can ask anything you want so long as it relates to Jewish life in some way. Questions do not have to be Halacha based, and can even be based on the way our society is today. Questions can also be of any topic under the sun, as long as the point of asking it here would be to get a chareidi point of view on the matter. So now that you understand, ask away!
If your question gets upvoted, you earn 5 points. If your answer gets upvoted, then you earn 10 points. This is because we believe it is harder to give a decent answer then ask a good question. Downvotes will lose the author of the post 4 points, whether on a question or on an answer. The downvoter himself will lose one point per downvote, thus hopefully preventing downvotes being used inappropriately.
We enforce a very tame atmosphere here. Users using harsh language or users who do not follow the basic rules of etiquette are not welcome on this site. If you want to make a point against a user feel free to so, but do so in a pleasant manner. Lashon Hara is strictly forbidden. Users who use our forum as a base to slander people or organisations will be banned immediately and their account details updated to display why the account is no longer active.
You can ask anything you want so long as it relates to Jewish life in some way. Questions do not have to be Halacha based, and can even be based on the way our society is today. Questions can also be of any topic under the sun, as long as the point of asking it here would be to get a chareidi point of view on the matter.
If it is against Halacha to ask a certain question, that question is not allowed. So too, if your question would be something that chareidim are not comfortable speaking about in public, then it is definitely forbidden here. Loshon Hara is strictly prohibited.
Need An Eitzah uses the famous Gravatar images served from the their website. Every email address has a unique image generated specifically for that user and will never change. Therefore it becomes synonymous with that user. It is possible to go to your Gravatar page by signing up and changing your picture, but Need An Eitzah will override your uploaded picture in favour of the default image. This is because not everyone has the same view on what images are appropriate on this site. We are thinking about allowing high-rep users to have their own images, but at the moment, this is how it is.
Answers refer specifically to the question. They do not generally quote or refer to other answers on the question. Comments on the other hand are aimed at the post itself explaining a thought that the commentator thinks about this particular post.
Each Gravatar is uniquely generated for a single user's email address. Users that have not yet updated their email address share the same Mystery Man Gravatar which is our default Gravatar for a blank email address.
At the moment, a contact form will have to be filled out with your report explained. We are thinking about having a flagging system where a user can flag an administrator at the scene of crime and the admin will receive the message automatically. We appreciate all the feedback we get, so please do not hesitate to contact us. Users who show skill and wisdom in reporting could eventually earn moderator rights.
The reputation that we display might not be your true reputation. Users who go into the minus numbers are spared the embarrassment and their reputation appears as 1. However their true rep could be lower. Therefore upvote reputation might not appear to have an affect straight away.
What you are looking at is a web text editor. There is a preview box at the bottom of every editing box enabling you to see how your post will look before you actually submit it. If you fancy, you can totally ignore this feature and just write your post as normal. But if you would like to link to things in your posts, or perhaps make your text bold or in italics, then clicking in the relevant buttons will help you. The editor will place stars around what you have selected and will then know that you want that area styled. Just have a go at creating links, emphasising words and you will soon get the hang of it. Remember you can always preview it in the box below the text editor. If you know how, you may use your own html. However not all html is allowed, and things like images and styling will be stripped from your post.