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How is a comment off topic if the topic is in the question

This question started with an assertion protein rich is required to maintain muscle. For those of us with access to a base camp and wish to maintain an element of muscle mass (or even ...
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Would railbiking be on topic?

Would questions about railbiking be considered on topic on the main site? Railbikes are normal bikes that are temporarily modified to be use on abandoned railway lines, many of which go great ...
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Could we get something like the worldbuilding hard-science tag?

On the worldbuilding stack site there is a tag called hard-science. When this tag is used, it generates the following text. This question asks for hard science. All answers to this question ...
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Would it be useful to consoldate all the answers and comments about snakebite into a definitive answer?

There have been a number of questions about how to treat snakebite over the years. The latest one to appear is an oldie -- What should you do if you are bitten by a rattlesnake? -- and one of the ...
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Is the large picture necessary?

In this answer a user included a picture of the apparatus they recommended would help solve my problem. The picture struck me as large, so I "tinified" it, appending a 't' to the imgur link. (Version ...
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What do you do about a single offensive sentence?

There have been at least once where someone wrote a good long answer, with one or two sentences that were highly objectionable. In the case I am thinking of, I left a comment along with other people, ...
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Be Nice - A Reminder

We've had a couple of incidents recently where people have started being quite confrontational and generally unpleasant to other users. I don't want to call anyone out or mention any specifics but can ...
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Need to further adapt outdoors.stackechanges topics rules?

First off, just to say I really like the stackexchange platform in general. I think it nailed a lot of the keys to get right to make community-based knowledge platform work well. Like many here (I ...
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Edit to bring 'Rock Climbing Ban' question in scope

This question was closed as off topic two hours after being posted An hour later it under went significant changes to bring it in scope. Specfics are now missing that render answers of less ...
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Can we revive the question: As mountaineers, what can we give back to the mountains?

Can we revive the question As mountaineers, what can we give back to the mountains and expand it beyond just the mountains? This question was asked by @WedaPashi a year ago, and wasn't taken nearly ...
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Scope, from the tour: “Focus on questions about an **actual problem** you have faced.”

This question what-would-cause-gelcoat-in-a-boat-repair-not-to-harden Interesting question with a researched answer but I am not seeing how it is in scope as defined in the tour. Focus on ...
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Is it possible to get a list of the 25 (or 50) most-viewed questions on TGO?

This question, Dozens of earthworms came on my terrace and died there, has, as of this posting, garnered 4,584 views. 4,584 people were attracted by a question about earthworms? Or did the word "...
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Tree care - better here or Gardening?

I live in an area recently devastated by the emerald ash borer. I and several of my neighbors were forced to spend a lot of money to take down a lot of trees, before they came down on their own ...
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Can I ask questions about things related to a zoo?

I'm curious about things having to do with zoos, and am asking for guidance about whether or not this subject is on-topic. I imagine most of the questions would need to be localized to a city, state,...
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Would questions about beekeeping and colonising be on topic, and desired, here?

There's a Beekeeping proposal which has a good amount of activity, including 61 followers and 67 questions. It has been growing steadily, so I definitely don't think it falls into the criteria for ...
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Does cooking game belong here under Hunting, or on the Cooking SE?

I am wondering if I should post questions about cooking game here, or put it under the cooking SE? For elk and venison, there are a few questions with answers there, but for duck and goose, it is ...
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Tagging: winterraum vs winter-room

The question Are all Alpine winterraums just for emergency? has been tagged with winterraum. It is the first question with this tag and I was wondering whether this is a term used in English? If it is ...
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“Where can I buy” vs. “Price shopping”

Referring to: Where can I buy bear banger launcher and ammunition and have them shipped to US?. This question is not price shopping assistance. It is, at the core, a question of how to get ...
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Advice on using tags

On this question, I received the feedback Tags are never for content, only for limiting search results. Also, "uk" isn't a location. "UK" would narrow it down somewhat, but "uk" is meaningless ...
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Tag for climbing gym?

While we're on the subject of climbing tags, during my recent question I was surprised to find no tags for climbing gym. I did, however, see a comment on this answer about adding a climbing gym tag ...
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Price-shopping assistance - disagree on the Super Kodiak question

This question https://outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/13590/all-the-bear-archery-super-kodiak-models-with-a-64-amo-length was set on hold because of price-shopping assistance. put on hold as ...
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Do we need to tag explicit hunting questions somehow?

I've a few questions which may seem a bit irritating for persons under 16 (18?) or with a particular view/belief on things. I'm talking about hunting questions with explicit content. Things like "how ...
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Is a question only about the health effects of cookware on topic?

This question from 2013 was recently brought forward. Its only purpose is to find out if using a certain type of cookware, in this case titanium, is safe for the body. It's seeking academic, peer-...
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Anchors Tag - retire it in favor of more specific alternatives

The anchors tag is mostly rock-climbing questions, but with a few boating and snow anchor questions mixed in. There's also the setting-up-an-anchor tag that's not used much. I'd suggest retiring the ...
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Would a “what bit me” question be on topic?

Let's please begin with the understanding that I have already sought and received professional medical care. I have in my travels encountered some critter, which had some venom. It seems this ...
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Removed posts that are on topic

If my posts keep getting deleted, can I get the incorrect information regarding no safety when indeed there was, deleted and my photo removed. How to tandem rappel/abseil with a child?
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Are questions about illegal activities on topic?

I am curious if question about purely illegal activities are on topic. The specific question I have in mind is about freight train hopping in the US (which I am pretty sure is illegal everywhere in ...
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Equipment is now Gear

This is a simple fact of search frequency. A quick check on google trends shows that people do search for hiking gear, camping gear, etc. However equipment does not show up in these searches often, ...
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Are questions about gold panning as a hobby or sport on-topic?

Are questions about gold panning as a hobby or sport on-topic at The Great Outdoors?
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PSA - Posted editing etiquette

When editing posts for grammar and spelling, try to keep edits light handed. A few simple rules I try to use: If you are editing a post because it is incorrect (Starp -> Strap) then it's a good ...
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Tag organization

In my opinion tags are very important on this side. It helps to find questions. Especially as we grow this gets more important. Currently we have some disorder in tags and it is not always easy to ...
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How do we handle questions that fall into the scope of a preexisting question?

Recently we have the case, that a very specific question was asked that falls into the scope of a more generic question about the same thing. This should however just be an illustration, the issue is ...
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Should “nature management” be on-topic?

Should “nature management”¹ be on-topic on TGO? By “nature management”, I mean questions related to management of publicly accessible recreational land. For example: Why does National Trust Wales ...
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Expand scope to welcome The Armory?

There's a perennial proposal in Area 51 (current incarnation is called The Armory) that's essentially half on-topic here, and half off-topic. A firearms SE actually made it to beta some years ago ...
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Would it make sense to have separate tags for brown bears and black bears?

My meta question is prompted by this old question Will a tent provide some protection from bears? which resurfaced when a new answer came in. I know it is too late to differentiate on old questions, ...
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Emotional votes and flags?

This question left me a little bit shocked I've to admit: https://outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/11631/why-is-hunting-considered-as-a-bad-thing-in-the-us?noredirect=1#comment28684_11631 I didn'...
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Which archery sports are on-topic on TGO?

This question about on-topic sports launched a discussion about archery and its on-topic'ness on The Great Outdoors. There are many sub disciplines - some of which seem to be more obviously outdoor-...
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Another purely technical question: How to put a picture directly into a Q or an A?

I've seen questions and answers that have a picture directly in the text, instead of merely a link to the picture. How do you do this?
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Which sports need to be discussed?

This question raised a relevant discussion, which sport should be on-topic and which not. The problem is, that it's pretty subjective whether one is considered "outdoorsy". We've chatted a little ...
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Sports-Questions relying on significant Infrastructure

The Great Outdoors is home to many questions related to various sport activities performed, well, outdoors: mountain biking, kayaking, sailing, climbing, etc. come up frequently, and are - in my ...
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Should animal behavior be on topic

In my opinion, animal behavior as asked in the question below relates closely to identification and other fauna questions addressed in these other Metas. However given the disagreement (multiple ...
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Can anyone edit a question that's been put on hold as off-topic or unclear?

Can anyone edit a question that's on-hold, or only the person who asked it? I'll use a specific question as an example: This question was asked on March 29, 2016. To paraphrase, the post was about ...
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How do we handle health related topics?

This question about pain related to an old fracture made me think about what kind of health question should be on topic here on TGO. There were many well-received first-aid questions and questions ...
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What are we saying is off topic by closing this question?

This question was recently closed as off topic: How to get rid of illegal artificial paints on historical monuments?. Fine I don't really have any issues with that. But, for clarity's sake and to ...
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Naming vs nomenclature

I think naming should be a synonym of nomenclature. What do you think?
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Why is the meaning of Unanswered Question here different from its meaning on English Language and Usage?

When I click on "Unanswered Questions", I get a list of about 12 questions, which have no answers. At ELU, "Unanswered Questions" means questions without an accepted answer. Is the policy different ...
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Is it good to add attribution for answers copied from other sites?

Background: adding attribution to answers To my mind, there are several good reasons to attribute sources for answers, especially when an answer is simply a direct quote from another site: It makes ...
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Off topic? - What is a suitable workflow for cutting down trees?

What is a suitable workflow for cutting down trees? This question appears completely off topic to me. As I said in my close comment, I would think it most likely belongs on gardening or home ...
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Weather forecasting - On Topic?

What are good indicators of hail approaching? What the op is really asking is how to make their own weather forecasts. "How to recognize an impending while hiking?" seems pretty on-topic. How to make ...
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Do we really want to assist suicide?

We have a question: How unpleasant is Hypothermia? Now, I don't know the motivations of the original poster, but if a friend would be asking such a question and comparing it to other ways of dying, I ...