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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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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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Is general sightseeing on-topic?

Are general sightseeing questions on-topic on The Great Outdoors? For example, a recent question, which the author deleted, asked about how many covered bridges people could drive across in Maine, ...
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Phenomena observed outdoors — we need better criteria to determine whether they're on-topic

When exploring The Great Outdoors, we can explore many things. Essentially anything a scientist may study on a field trip could be considered "outdoors". Animal behaviour, rock formations, lake ...
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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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Should we discourage answers that include “satellite phone” as the solution?

I have noticed a trend where, people are asking "how to" and they are getting answers to bring a "satellite phone" and have someone else do it for you. In a recent question there are two answers and ...
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Questions about 1 time event

I just saw Details on closure of Rte 120 into Yosemite? (Not normal snow closure.). Do we want to allow questions that are about a one time event, which will presumably be completely useless to ...
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Can I split pro and con questions?

It seems pretty usual to ask both the pros and cons in a single question, however I am wondering if that should always be the case. I only asked the advantages on the question about hiking at night ...
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Should I reevaluate my mental model for closing broad questions?

I originally voted to close a question asking for things to do on a trip to Quepos, Costa Rica, with teenagers. There were some general ideas, and it had tags, but nothing was really detailed or ...
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Is it my imagination, or are we getting a lot of new users?

I've noticed many 1- and 101-rep users contributing a lot of good comments and also some good questions and answers lately. (See, for example, What are the dangers of walking barefoot in towns/cities?...
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Would questions about the availability of military style obstacle course trails be on topic?

Do military style obstacle course trails exist in a completely forested setting and open to the general public? I am interested in knowing if there are any military style obstacle course trails that ...
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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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PSA about asking for explanation of downvotes

In my opinion it's okay to ask why a question/answer was downvoted. It can help the person in the future or possibly change the downvoter's mind. However A vote is locked in after five minutes. ...
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We have a beginners tag; can we help a beginner to clarify his question or even use some imagination in interpreting his question?

I refer to this question: How can I acquire practical outdoor skills? It is not a clear question; the guy is a beginner. Can we help him clarify his question and maybe point him in the right ...
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Questions about primitive-technology only vaguely related to TGO

Lately we have seen a bunch of questions which pertain to primitive technology and, technically are done in TGO. How to procure and process copper in the wilderness? How to identify and process iron ...
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Down voting current answer or based on previous?

I have noticed a trend on a user who has a history of writing some answers that were off the mark. This user is now catching down votes on good or at least moderately decent answers. I have ...
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Could we benefit from an “accessibility” tag?

I am bringing up this idea in light of Are there any Draisines-Railbike Companies that have wheelchair accessibility? as well as my question (Jury-rig a walker for outdoor activity that might involve ...
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Apocalyptic questions?

There are regularly proposals at Area51 for things were the majority of the content falls into TGO scope. Many of the example questions have to do with weapons or survival. I was thinking about a ...
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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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Would this “indicator plant” question be on topic?

While doing gold panning in the outdoors, how is it possible to use indicator plants to assist me with finding gold along water courses? A simple definition of an indicator plant can be found here. ...
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Poll on tag synonyms: naming, nomenclature and terminology

The below is a personal proposal, this is nothing official. So I do not hold any authority over what I describe below and am merely asking you to follow along - obviously nobody has to. Edits are ...
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Please consider upvoting the questions you answer

This is something I have noticed recently, where a question will have more answers than upvotes, and it seems a little unfair because if there were no questions, there would be nothing to answer. I ...
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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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How to react to spam in edits?

So, this just happened: I've never seen a "spam edit" before, so I want to know what actions to take in such a case? I've just rejected the edit with the "spam" selection set.
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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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