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What is a reasonable acceptance rate for answers and on what do you base your estimate?

"Reasonable" is of course highly subjective. But even granting that, there must be a range of acceptance rates that most users would agree is reasonable. For example, I have asked 64 questions and ...
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Can we increase the amount of voting/reviewing on the site?

I would really like to see the community vote more often around here. Reasons for upvoting more. It makes the site look good to have upvoted questions because that means people are involved. To see ...
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March 2018 tag rename requests

Update: The reason I am asking for this is because it's much easier and less irritating all around if the mods do the tag merges. If I were to manually retag the equipment-care to gear-care it ...
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Do we need a tag covering paragliding and similar sports?

We have a strange dearth of questions on paragliding, sky diving, and base-jumping, and hence no tag that I could find. I don't think it makes sense to have a tag for each of these and possible ...
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Composing quality answers

A trend has started on tgo.SE where answers are being composed almost exclusively out of quoted snippets from other sites with very little narrative. While this demonstrates a knack for googling ...
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Let's design a Tampermonkey/Greasemonkey theme for the site!

Here is the reason we might want to do this, We could graduate tomorrow and still not get a theme in the next two years. If you don't believe me, check the list of the latest sites to have ...
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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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Would we want to do the work to get advertisements for outdoors on the other SE sites?

I had thought that ads would have to wait until we get out of beta, but it looks like Writers has had them for a while now and they still have a ways to go. This would not be the actual process of ...
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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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If users vote to close the same question for different reasons, which reason appears when it closes?

According to the What does it mean if a question is closed or on-hold? page in our Help Center, it takes five close votes from users with at least 500 reputation to put a question on hold, which can ...
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What are the signs that a Question should be closed because the answers will be opinion-based?

Sites on SE understandably vary in their tolerance for opinion based questions (OBQ). Although I am not a member of the Physics SE, I imagine it is very intolerant of OBQs unless they are about the ...
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Tags for the European long distance trails

We have a question about the E1 and a (poor) question about the E4. We might get more questions about the various European E-routes, like we already have many about the more popular American long-...
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Who are the first two viewers of a new question?

Usually, very soon after I post a question, I revisit it to check that it reads right. There are always 2 views. Who are the two viewers? If I am one, who is the other one? Does it differ on the ...
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Are there statistics on people answering their own questions right away?

Since we just had it recently brought up again about people answering their own questions immediately, I thought it would be useful to have statistics of how the self-answered questions stack up ...
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What is the point of starting an answer with TLDR?

Charlie, I'm not picking on you, although your answer prompted this question. As I understand it, TLDR is a warning that something long follows. But why is this needed? It is pretty obvious that a ...
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Asking questions and answering them immediately [duplicate]

Lately I have seen a number of questions posted on TGO that have been answered immediately by the very same person that was asking the question. The latest examples... What is a top strap on a ...
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Are questions about a particular climbing grade on topic?

It seems to me that if How to progress in rock climbing after grades v4 / 5.11+? is on topic then so is how to progress past V1, V2, ..., VN and that we are going to have a bunch of boring questions. ...
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Can we get the number of items in the review queues back?

Several months ago, SE changed the format of the stuff on the top line. I got used to the new format, except for one thing: The old format told me at a glance how many items were in each review ...
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What is the difference between wildlife and animals?

Update I merged wildlife into animals. End Update We have two very similar tags wildlife and animals. The more I look at this, the more it seems that the difference is too small to justify two tags....
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Can a tag that has been deleted be re-created using the same name?

I learned from How to delete a tag? that If the tag has 0 questions associated with it, do not submit a tag deletion request. Tags with no questions under them are automatically deleted by the ...
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Can we open the historical footwear question?

I just came across this question again and I think we should reopen it. We have two questions on meta here and here that say that historical questions are on topic and a number of comments on the ...
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Should a question be tagged with both the narrow and the broad tags in the same category?

Sometimes we will have both broad and narrow tags in the same category. Do we want to tag with both or just the most specific tag? For real examples, Should all of the questions with bug-...
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Are questions about fictional subjects on topic on Outdoors

Referring specifically to this question The question is research for a fictional world that has technology in line with that of medieval times. Many believe it is on topic, as its been decided though ...
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Would questions about historic outdoorsmanship be on-topic here?

I recently got inspired by this video by a group called Hands on History: Hiking like a Viking Essentially the group does hiking trips while carrying/wearing only items such as Viking people would ...
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I fixed my question 3 times, please suggest how to reword it

I changed my question many times, to please Rory, but it's still not good enough. He even disabled the reopen button. Please edit the question or make a suggestion. My opinion is, that he does not ...
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What should the human-factors tag be used for or should it be used at all?

Update: I burned the tag. It didn't seemed to be used much and of the few times it was used about half were done incorrectly as for my guess of what it was meant to be used for. As no one seemed to ...
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What can we learn from our reactions to the glacier question as opposed to the impalement question?

First, let's dispose of the hypotheticality aspect. The response to Charlie Brumbaugh's Meta question about hypothetical questions was that there is nothing wrong with hypothetical questions, per se. ...
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Do we really want to ban hypothetical questions?

Despite being shot down earlier, it is again being debated whether or not hypothetical questions should be allowed and whether we should abide by the "Real problems or questions that you’ve ...
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Tag for doing activities solo

I think that most people would agree that doing outdoor activities solo carries unique risks and can be quite different (there is also probably a portion of users whose default reaction would be don't)...
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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 the most general term for “walking up mountains and then ski them down” as a tag?

TLDR: Please write the most common/general/appropriate term (to be used as a tag) for the activity described below in an answer. There is this one outdoorsy activity that we had some questions on, ...
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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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What do we do with lazy questions?

I have noticed a series of rather lazy questions appearing on TGO, I would say mostly from new(ish) users, some questions get put on hold and others are not. The problem is that very often these ...
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Adding specific identification tags to existing identification questions

As of right now if you want to search the questions about identifying a particular animal you can use the animal-identification to search for them. However if you wanted to look up all of the ...
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Can we make the identification tags more specific and decide on the convention?

Looking at the questions under the animal-identification and identification I think that we could be a lot more specific. There are two ways to do it, either the identify-this- convention or to ...
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Revisiting whether identifying geological features are on topic

This meta question asks whether identifying geological features are on topic. As the votes are equally split between yes and no, and the post that started the original discussion has been reopened, I ...
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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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Do we really need the tag “on-or-off-topic” when we have the tag “scope”? [duplicate]

I recently noticed a new tag off-or-on-topic which seems to be a direct synonym for the tag scope. Here is the usage guidance for the common tag "scope" that is used in many Stacks: Use this tag ...
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List of everything that has been declared on or off topic on the Great Outdoors

It would be nice to get a list of all of the topics that have been declared on or off topic in one place. What I am thinking is a community wiki list with the name of the topic and a link to the meta ...
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4k+ users quickly casting delete votes

I was surprised to see that this answer had both a down vote and a delete vote within an hour or so of it being posted. While I could be wrong, it seems likely a that 4k+ user read the answer, ...
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Synonyms of the Scope/Off Topic/On Topic/Topics tags

When looking at the this question, I wanted to see what topics had recently been decided were on or off topic. I noticed that there were two tags off-topic and on-topic and they were used rather ...
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Let's fill out the on-topic page

I just VTC'd a recommendation question using custom text (the only other option was "price shopping" and it wasn't exactly that). The OP replied that they had checked the help pages and didn't see ...
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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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How should we consistently handle very similar questions from people who want to learn something for the first time?

We have two similar questions looking for advice about doing a specific activity for the first time. One is closed, the other open, and I'm not sure I understand the difference. I'm going to quote ...
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Would it be okay to ask for help finding specific books I've previously read, but forgot the author and title?

There are a couple of books (one about wolves; one about bears) that I read decades ago that I'd like to reread. I don't know the authors, I don't know the titles, but I could describe them in enough ...
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Are questions on-topic for Outdoors equipment used in degraded urban settings? [duplicate]

I was trying to figure out where to put questions about using equipment typically focused on the Great Outdoors in urban settings - although focusing on situations where the "urban" setting is heavily ...
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Would it be kosher for me to edit this question to bring it unquestionably on topic for TGO?

This question If cars really hit 20 moose per day in Sweden, how does this affect the sustainability of the moose population? is in danger of being migrated to Skeptics. (Old title was: Do cars really ...
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What exactly is the distinction between hiking, trekking and backpacking?

So we have these three tags which are all fairly popular and have lots of overlap. I feel like it is often happenstance whether one is chosen over the other for a question, or they are combined. Our ...
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What should I do when a new user posts a lot of low quality, late answers to old questions, at the same time?

On July 22, 2017 a new user posted short, not very helpful, late answers to approximately 14 questions. It took place between 22:54 utc and 23:59 utc. I first noticed the pattern because they all ...
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Want closest replacement to X

Are questions with the following structure on-topic? I have X piece of gear that is now worn out. Unfortunately the manufacturer no longer makes X or has drastically changed X into something I don'...

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