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Stack Exchange websites, such as Mi Yodeya, include a "voting" feature. They let me click an "up arrow" icon to indicate that a post is useful, or a "down arrow" icon to indicate that it's not useful.

But voting requires a mouse click.

I suspect that clicking a mouse may be melacha. And so, like most types of melacha, I suspect that it is sometimes allowed, but sometimes forbidden, during Chol Hamoed.

May I freely upvote and downvote Stack Exchange posts during Chol Hamoed?


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Then how about typing altogether? –  sam Mar 28 '13 at 22:18
@sam: Ariel K writes elsewhere that many consider typing to be melacha. But melacha is sometimes allowed on Chol Hamoed. –  unforgettableid Mar 28 '13 at 22:24
I am saying,the psak of clicking or typing should be in the same category. –  sam Mar 28 '13 at 22:36
When is it not permitted according to the ones who permit it? –  sam Mar 28 '13 at 23:03

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