Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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Is on-road driving on-topic?

There is consensus that offroading (4×4) is on-topic. How about driving on roads? Some roads are very remote and driving such roads may require preparation for survival-like situations. Although I ...
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What do we do if the photo contest ends in a tie?

There are only 10 days left in the June photography contest, and there is now, and has been for about a week, a tie for first place. What do users think we should do if the tie persists to the end of ...
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Do we want weekly topic challenges here on The Great Outdoors?

A great suggestion from Jon Ericson is to have Weekly Topic Challenges, these would involve 4 steps: Step 1: Ask for topic ideas. Step 2: Post a challenge. Step 3: Profit!!!! Tally the results. ...
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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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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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Please remember to answer the question

There appears to be a growing trend for someone to ask a question and for people to write related information to that question without explicitly answering the question Remember TGO and all SE sites ...
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Is “How long can I trust the purity of water in a water bottle?” on topic for The Great Outdoors

I have a question about storing water when on a camping trip or on a multi-day hike. I'm hoping you can help me to determine whether or not this question is on topic for the site: How long can I ...
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Suggestions on how to slant a question about environmental conditions so that it would be on topic on TGO?

I was intrigued by the question Swimming in a river in England or Wales with a right of navigation because there was a tacit assumption that most rivers in England, Wales and Scotland -- or most parts ...
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Survival tag wiki

I'm considering editing the survival to make it clear that any survival questions must be related to "the great outdoors" and not survival in urban areas, etc. I'm thinking something along the lines ...
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Shoes are not boots

This question Shoes for hiking in Australia? has been closed as a dupe of What do I need to look for in good, quality hiking boots? . However, the dupe target is about hiking boots, and the question ...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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Let's Reopen Rappelling with One Arm

I voted to reopen Rappelling with one arm because, even though it is related to Rappelling with an injured arm, it is significantly different. In the Injured Arm question, the person in the question ...
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Jury-rigging a walker for outdoor activity. Is Outdoor SE the best place?

I am still drafting the details of a question, and would like to make sure it is a good fit for Outdoors (or if not, which SE might be better). The gist of it is that my 85-year-old and mobility-...
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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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Footwear-related tags

Do we really need all the different tags for footwear? Most don't have definitions to help people decide which one to use (or how to choose more than one) - and I think, at the very least, footwear ...
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Ecology and Ecologism

There is an Area51 Proposal Ecology and Ecologism I think several of the questions there potentially work here. The proposal is approaching failure (a couple of days before it gets closed) Some of ...
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Tag rename request: balay-stance -> belay-stance

There's a typo in the tag name balay-stance. Could a mod rename it to "belay-stance" please?
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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̶M̶a̶y̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶8̶ April 2019 tag rename requests

I found a few more non-pluralized tags and so I am going to list them and their replacements again, and would also appreciate if a few other people would go over the list and the query I am using to ...
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Making Law a synonym of Legality

Update: I merged the Law tag into Legality. legality has 32 questions, law 2. The tag wiki for legality is The legalities associated with aspects of the outdoors. Ask questions using this tag if ...
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Topic of the Week — Winter is coming

This week it's all about questions pertaining to winter, dealing with winter, not freezing, snow, etc.
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Is the StackExchange HTML 5 video support enabled for The Great Outdoors?

According to a meta.stackexchange answer, YouTube/HTML-5 video embedding has been allowed for a few years now. All Stack Exchange sites that have either YouTube or SoundCloud embedding enabled now ...
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I thought I had adequately explained why my question was not a duplicate

I asked this question Should one store a tent loose for prolonged periods between uses to maximize its lifetime?. The first version of my question was, indeed, a duplicate of What is the best way to ...
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Merge [kayak] and [kayaking]

There doesn't seem to be much point in having both a kayak and kayaking tag. They should be merged into one. Most other tags seem to be the activity name, so kayaking seems like the choice for which ...
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Are question about outdoor organizations on topic?

Are questions about outdoor organizations and organizations which activity is primarily outdoor related on topic? For example, questions about membership criteria, badges and titles requirements, ...
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Geographical Regions Tags

What template should we follow for the the wiki summary of geographical-related tags? e.g. us canada europe new-england new-zealand alps Should we follow a format like the following: Geographical ...
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Is the training tag for lessons or for practicing/exercising?

I just asked a question about sailing lessons. There were no tags that were unequivocally related to learning something: learning, lessons, instruction, and so on don't seem to exist. There is a ...
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Help track and improve traffic

Here's what I'm asking everyone to do When you link a question on an external site (faceook, g+, forums, etc.) post an answer here with which question you linked and which site. The purpose is so ...
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Is it better to ask related questions back-to-back or with some time between?

I asked two opposite questions related to insect repellent back to back, and the wording caused the second to be confused as a duplicate with the first (one asking about DEET, one about DEET-free). I'...
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It's geocaching month

It's the month of GeoCaching. There is currently a challenge running, to find a cache each day in August, so it's a good occasion to ask questions in geocaching tag. Maybe the cachers are too tired ...
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“Forest noises” - on topic?

https://outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/1705/forest-noise-mp3s Is the above on topic? I'm tempted to say no, and would equate it to someone asking where to find a video of someone programming on ...
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Is tangential nutrition off topic

How much garlic in the mountain kitchen? To me this question reads more like "What is a good daily dose of garlic?" with a "oh and i'll be in the woods" thrown in to make it on topic. (remember, ...
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Are questions about items for collecting on topic?

I am not sure whether "collecting" is the appropriate word. What I mean is getting something mainly for the sake of having/displaying it, not using it. This question was triggered by a recent rifle ...
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Four & Five season tent questions

My opinion is that these should be merged after Beta, but not before. The problem is that a novice or uneducated person will google 4 season tent, get the five season link and not even read If the ...