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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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Is it okay for a user to link to a different person's profile, if they already have a post on the page?

A suggested edit to an answer came up in the queue today. It's an excellent edit and worthy of approval, and I love to encourage editors! I was definitely going to approve it, but wasn't sure if it ...
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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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Can a moderator please merge my two accounts, one of which was created before I registered?

My very first question on TGO, Where can we go backpacking out West under 8,500 feet that has much of the feel of much higher altitudes, is stuck in the account I was assigned before I registered. ...
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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 ...
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Time for a survival exercise:

This intrigued me, I've done exercises like this in that past and I thought it would be something that a lot of guys here would have fun with. List your four items in your answer, then provide your ...
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Why does close as Off-Topic only feature our meta as option?

I wanted to vote to close this question as off-topic so that it might be migrated to biology SE (discussion on this was once started here). I could not do so as only our meta is featured as option ...
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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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Can you make the footnote font larger?

The footnote font is tiny. I can read it, but it isn't easy. In community wiki/furtive's answer to What is the benefit to telemark skiing? there is an interesting footnote. Maybe it should have ...
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Is Skateboarding ontopic?

We've the tags surfing and snowboarding. Especially "snowboarding" implies that skateboarding should be definitely on-topic since it evolved from it. The development of snowboarding was inspired ...
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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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Purely technical question about putting a link in a Q or an A

To illustrate my problem, see Have attacks on humans by raptors other than owls been documented, excluding cases where they were defending their nests? You will see that I have three references to ...
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Enough with the flood of artificial questions!

We've had a single user for a while now (a few weeks?) flooding the site with questions. These are largely about a single topic. I agree that the topic belongs here, and if these are truly questions ...
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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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Encourage people to add a “down-vote” comment?

I've mentioned that the "down-votes" are poorly commented. In fact, I didn't receive a single comment on a down-vote yet :). This is a little bit confusing if you come from communities like ...
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Flagging short questions

Who is flagging all the short questions of odddeer. They are short but imo not bad questions at all. And he seems to be mainly interested in arching and brings good value/traffic to the page. If so, ...
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Is there a mechanism for reporting the eventual resolution of the topic of a question? If so, what?

This question is prompted by Olin Lathrop's question Wood versus plastic trail signs?, but I am sure there are a few similar cases where some users would like to know: "what eventually happened?" I'd ...
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This is a Question about a bug. What does your computer think mayonnaise has to do with cougar attacks?

I was browsing to see if there had been any Questions about taking precautions or defending against cougars. (There had been.) Questions about bears came up in the search -- that's reasonable. But ...
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Is my question about altimeters, as edited, eligible to be reopened?

Is my edit about altimeters enough to reopen the question?What are the pros and cons of a digital altimeter over an analog altimeter for backpacking? If not, what do you suggest? I need some ...
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Why was a recent qustion about robin behavior closed?

The question Why do I often see male robins with female robins? was voted closed by several users. I regard the question as valid, although it would have benefitted from a brief Google search that ...
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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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Make [abseiling] a synonym of [rappelling], not [abseil]

Currently, people are voting to make abseil a synonym of rappelling. This is file, but it doesn't appear that anyone has suggested a synonym of abseiling into rappelling. I have not got enough rep to ...
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Should I ask multiple variations of my question in one post?

I'd like to ask about the safest place to camp on a mountain, but I'd like answers for different kinds of mountains-- hilly kinds (like found in some parts of New Mexico), rocky kinds (like in high ...
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Merge [canyoneering] with [canyoning], and [abseiling] with [rappelling]

canyoning and canyoneering are essentially the same thing, just with regional variation in what it's called. I propose that these tags be merged and a synonym created to avoid confusion. I've ...
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Why Was My Answer Deleted?

I recently posted an answer to the question Dealing with rashes between thighs and around the groin. The answer stated: Others have good advice: none-cotton, tight underwear; balm or talcum powder; ...
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Am I being too technical and/or scientific while answering?

One of my friends was going after my TGO.SE profile yesterday. While he appreciated my answers and questions, he found it too much scientific and technical, specifically about physiology. Am I ...
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Let's all have a chat in chat?

Following on from a previous Meta post.. The chat room (I feel) has been a good place for several of the regulars to gather around. I feel it's helped the site grow and kept interest in the site even ...
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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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