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Let's talk about sex

This came up in chat. Sooner or later, we're going to have a question about sex. As said in chat, this could legitimately cover "safe spots for it, legality in state parks, energy you waste on it and ...
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Is asking the best / cheapest place to purchase something off topic?

For instance, if I asked for the cheapest place (online) to buy genuine paracord in the UK, would that be considered off topic? I'm in two minds about it really. On the negative side we don't want it ...
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What should we do about “wrong” answers?

As the dangerous question brought up, this stack exchange site is in a unique position because there is much more risk associated with our topics than other sites. If an answer is misinformed and ...
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We've got a number of open questions asking for “the best XYZ” or the “most effective system of ABC”

Something that has been concerning me the past few days as I've watch The Great Outdoors take off is the sprouting up of all kinds of questions asking for recommendations of "the best knife" or "the ...
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is the logo set in stone yet?

I have a few font type that may be nice for the logo
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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?

Straight from the 7 essential meta questions of every beta: Imagine you’ve just gotten on an elevator with a friendly stranger. You have precisely one floor to describe your community to them. What ...
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[cold-weather], [hot-weather], and [temperature]

hot-weather actually hasn't been created yet, but assume for the purposes of this discussion that it is / will be. I've noticed that posts have been using either or both temperature and cold-weather ...
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Seeding questions during the beta

Obviously we all want this site to be the best and highest quality location for real answers to real questions. But with that said, should be wait for a "legit" question or "seed" questions in ...
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Tags for geographical zones

As well as Tagging geographical areas we should also make tags for geographical zones: tropic polar temperate (just to be complete, but actually not needed I think) I think especially the tropic and ...
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Would skydiving questions be considered on-topic?

I see it as part of the great outdoors, but I'm not sure if it would benefit the general public community.
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Are “car camping” questions on topic here?

For example, this question about ice in a cooler. I am afraid that if we open the site to questions like that, soon we will have questions about RV's and campers and portable gazebos and whatnot.
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Images: copyright and links

Since we're just starting here, we need to set the tone when it comes to using external images. I've seen two answers where an external image was embedded without any link to the source. (I've edited ...
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Lots of similar small questions vs one comprehensive canonical answer?

Related to this question on meta Why is this question closed as duplicate? what are the lines for duplication where the question isn't exactly the same, but the reference duplicate contains the answer ...
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Questions and/or recommendations about software & electronic devices related to the outdoors?

Should we allow questions and/or recommendations about software & electronic devices related to the outdoors? Typically, any kind of question seeking a shopping recommendation has been off-topic, ...
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Should questions about legality be allowed?

This was brought up in the comments on this question*. There was another question regarding the legality of camping that did not elicit such a response (though it was brought up in a question about ...
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Are hunting questions on topic for the Great Outdoors?

Are questions related to the sport of hunting (and fishing) on topic for The Great Outdoors Stack Exchange? If you visit the Area51 proposal, you'll see that Fishing and Hunting has been merged into ...
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Is it appropriate to cross-post questions from other StackExchange sites here?

There are many questions that could be on-topic on more than one StackExchange site (for example, some questions on Travel.StackExchange would almost make more sense here). Is it acceptable to cross-...
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How do we deal with “dangerous” questions?

I'm worried about some of the avalanche questions that have popped up today. There have been some good general answers, but I'm nervous that someone might read an answer, and somehow feel prepared to ...
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Why is this question closed as duplicate?

I asked a question about water purification and it got closed as an exact duplicate, but I don't agree. I really don't so how both question are duplicates. My question is about the difference ...
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How much do we like linking to actual products?

There is bound to be a lot of discussion about gear and clothes, where it makes sense to link actual products to point out our good experience or some design features. Are such links welcome? ...
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What should we name our chat room?

A couple of us have stopped by our new chat room, and those of you who haven't should stop in and say "hi." Anyway, it needs a name. MSO has "Tavern on the Meta," SciFi is "Mos Eisley," what should we ...
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Tag naming conventions

We should make an effort to keep tags fairly uniform in their construction. I'm thinking: Actions with a proper -tion noun form should use that form (navigation, water-purification) Actions ...
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Does outdoors include Sailing, Climbing, Kayaking and other pursuits?

Just wanted to check, as so far the majority of questions seem to be around walking/hiking. I hope wider pursuits are also welcome, and have questions in these areas, but wanted to check the community ...
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Tagging geographic areas

I asked a question about camping on beaches, and I am interested specifically in the US's east coast from Main to Maryland, more or less. I tagged the question with new-england and mid-atlantic rather ...
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How far to go with too localized?

There are a few questions which I feel may be too localized, but I'm not quite ready to use the close vote. A few examples. Are there beaches on the East Coast (US) where one can camp without a ...
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Tagging questions - cleaning, washing, sanitizing

I just retagged this question, changing "clean" to "washing." I think we should keep the distinction that clothes are washed, equipment is cleaned, and (preemptively) only things that need to be ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

This one is straight from the list. What should our FAQ contain? Obviously the general items about how to ask/answer, be nice, etc. We need to decide what we need that will be unique to our site. ...
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What sorts of recommendation questions are on-topic?

I figure we should start talking now about the types of questions that we know will come up sooner or later. So let's start with recommendations. There are two types of recommendation questions I ...