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Suggest community promotion ads 2018

Update on results: One posted to Scifi -> never got enough votes to work. One posted to Travel -> 1 click since March 6th maybe because it exceeded the filesize requirements and so was never actually ...
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Are edits that extend an answer ok?

There were two edits in the review today and I wasn't quite sure what to make of them. Both of them added a sizable part to an answer. As far as I got the topic the added content was not extending ...
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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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Does orienteering questions belong here?

Does orienteering related questions belong here? (including questions about orienteering clubs, tournaments, etc) I don't know the specific of other coutries, but it is possible, that in your coutry ...
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Should Knots and Knot tying be in Scope?

I couldn't find this elsewhere so I decided to ask. Basically should knots and knot tying be in scope? If so how far? Useful knots only or decorative knots? What about rope work which is just a ...
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Is the off site resource close reason valid on this site?

There is a close reason on Stack Overflow that says, Questions asking us to recommend or find a book, tool, software library, tutorial or other off-site resource are off-topic for Stack Overflow as ...
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Geocaching scope [closed]

I would like to discuss the scope of geocaching. There are many sub-categories of questions belonging to geocaching category. Because there's a Geocaching proposal on Area51, it would be good to ...
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Are questions on fly tying (making fly fishing flies) on topic?

Fly tying – the act of crafting the flies used when fly fishing – is an important part of fly fishing for many who partake in that activity. However, it is not done outdoors and is, in a sense, about ...
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Would asking for sailboats buildingplan resources be considered on-topic?

Can people ask questions like this on the great outdoors: Am looking for a while for several buildingplans of wooden sailboats, especially Dutch wooden boats, anyone who knows good resources? edit: ...
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Should prescription drug advice be on topic?

There has been a bit of discussion on this question Is there a dose guide for Dexamethasone?. Should we, as a site, be providing advice on the usage of drugs which may be prescription only in some ...
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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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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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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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Should we opt in for the special Hat Dash promo?

The haberdashery begins December 19. Just recieved the following email from Stack Exchange, and wanted to know if you guys think we should participate: Last year, on our Gaming site, we hosted an ...
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What is a shopping question part 2 (Does X exist?)

Are questions that ask if a product exists off or on topic? Usually in these cases the person already knows what they need to solve their problem, they just need to know if it actually exists For ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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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, in ...
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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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Should we revisit or enforce that pistols are off topic?

We have some few (open) questions about pistols and recently a debate on whether it is on-topic came up in What is the difference between single and double action revolvers?. There are two relevant ...
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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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Are questions about specific hikes on topic?

Are questions about specific hikes on topic? For example asking about trail conditions and difficulty between two points on The Great North Walk.
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Are questions regarding health issues generally off-topic?

Once again a discussion has sparked over whether a health related question should be on or off topic: How long until I develop immunity to stomach flu / travelers' disease? As comments got ...
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What is a shopping question part 1 (Where can I buy X?)

Are questions where a user asks Where can I buy X? on or off topic? Where can I buy X? (all examples open but the last 3) Where to buy ethanol in Canada? Where can I buy bear banger launcher and ...
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Tagging: animals vs wildlife?

Maybe this question is clear for native speakers, however I cannot find an answer to it. What is the difference between the tags animals and wildlife? Should they be synonymized?
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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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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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How to delete a tag?

AFAIK, only moderators can delete a tag. In that case, how do we notify the moderators for unwanted/useless tags? Eg: mountain-identifying is a tag.
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Please suggest topics for Weekly Topic

Title is pretty self explanatory, but suggest topics below and vote for topics you'd like to see.
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What are the goals of the TGO?

There has been a lot of back and forth about scope and broadness in TGO questions. The conversations tend to focus around how a particular question, then another does not meet someones vision of ...
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Recommend off site resource off topic?

Should recommend off site resource questions be off topic (like in SO)? I've seen this question. It could be easily reworded into a question that could be answered on site. So should it?
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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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What does the community think of the outdoor-gadgets tag?

There's a new outdoor-gadgets tag, and I'm wondering how the community feels about it. It only has two questions so far, which is why it seems to be worth thinking about now. Both of the questions are ...
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Do the questions about survival food belong here?

Do the questions about survival food belong here? I've asked questions about how to quickly make snails edible: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/24456/how-to-quickly-prepare-snails and it ...
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Are questions about interaction with people on-topic?

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 ...
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everything seems in scope here

I'm a regular over on fitness.stackexchange.com, which I think has an opinion for being rather hard line for what's on topic and what isn't, so maybe consider that I come from that camp. I've ...
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Why was my question about the arrowhead closed as opinion based?

I just asked this question about whether or not a rock I found is an arrowhead and it was closed as opinion based. I don't quite get that both since no one has suggested that it isn't an arrowhead ...
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Are gear list review questions on topic?

It is common for backpackers to request feedback on their gear list. However, questions of this type are sometimes closed. https://outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/5322/hiking-camping-mount-marcy ...
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Excess tags for related topics?

I see nothing in this question that warrants the bouldering tag that has been added; I think it should be removed. If the bouldering tag is justified in this case, how so, and would not that logic ...
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Our role in the discussion at Meta.SE regarding the overall health and growth of SE sites

I just came across this question on meta.stackexchange: Graduation, site closure, and a clearer outlook on the health of SE sites Whats our say on that and how are we doing there? From what I ...
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What is a shopping question part 3 (What X should I buy?)

Are questions asking which product to buy off or on topic? For example,(first 2 open, rest closed) What are the suitable choices of crampons for Scarpa Charmoz GTX Women boots? What Rope to purchase?...
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What is a shopping question part 5 (How can I solve problem Y? Answer: You should buy X)

Sometimes users will ask How can I solve problem Y and then the other answers will recommend product Y, are these off or on-topic? For example, What's the best or easiest way to attach a loop ...
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On-topicness of discussions about filtration/purification mechanics

We have a lot of questions/answers which revolve around the use of filters and purifiers for air and, even more, water. TL;DR: It would be beneficial to TGO to have information that helps people with ...
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On-topic? And tag suggestion: bush-crafting

TL;DR: Bush-crafting - on topic? - tag? This question goes hand in hand with the one I just asked about the on-topicness of filtering and carbon usage. I thought of this question while finishing up ...
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Do mountain biking questions belong here

So, the title says it all. If I wanted to ask questions about mountain biking, should they be posted here or on the cycling SE?
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Why are there every day so many questions in the “new question list” which are years old but recently modified?

I'm wondering why there are so many "modified" questions in the list? In my opinion that's kinda annoying and makes it difficult/annoying to find the real new questions. Wouldn't it be better not ...
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Are questions related to building a 'Make-shift adventure gear' valid on this site?

I wonder, are questions related to building a 'Make-shift adventure gear' valid on this site? Suppose if I want to make a make-shift gear, say a Tent to start with, are we taking these questions as ...
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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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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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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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Organize rock climbing and other climbing questions better by banning “climbing” tag

Note I'm lifting the discussion here but making a concrete proposal. That discussion is also very old but no action step was taken so I believe a clean "feature request" question is better. ...