I ask myself if questions which are mostly about interaction with other humans while doing outdoor activities on-topic?

An example question:

How to react to a person which leave litter behind on the trail?


I'm thinking about that cause other communities had this problem, too. Check out academia for example:

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That specific one wouldn't be on topic, because:

  • it is about interpersonal relationships, not outdoors
  • it is entirely opinion-based - what works for you may not work for me

If you have questions that are specific to being Outdoors, and that have a definable answer, then they should be on topic.

  • Don't think that it's that easy: academia.stackexchange.com/search?q=how+should+i+react
    – OddDeer
    Dec 3, 2015 at 12:49
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    Academia and Workplace are a little different in this respect, as a large proportion of their scope is specifically interpersonal relationships. Additionally, a University or an office are both fairly well regulated formal environments, whereas Outdoors really isn't.
    – Rory Alsop Mod
    Dec 3, 2015 at 12:54
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    I respectfully disagree, I think this answer would have domain-specific information like "tell a ranger" or "report to this or that organization" etc. Similar question: how should I react to poachers in national park? That said, unless it's an emergency, most of these 'how to I react to law breaker' answers are going to be "tell a park ranger and let them deal with it"... Dec 3, 2015 at 13:13
  • I gave it a try: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/10196/…
    – OddDeer
    Dec 8, 2015 at 7:36

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