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“hygiene” and “hygeine” tags should be merged

There are both, a hygiene and a hygeine tag. Please merge those two tags into the correctly spelled one! I hope this is the right place to bring this up, I wasn't sure.
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Is asking about shuttle services for trail heads off topic?

Backpackers sometimes require shuttle services to get to trail heads. Sometimes the same services can also be used for slack packing. Are these type of questions welcome on TGO. Below is a list of ...
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Turn retired-rope question into community wiki?

I like this question about retired climbing rope, but obviously there can be no correct answer. I therefore suggest we turn it into a community wiki. What do other people think?
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Do we allow to have a tag named after a particular place?

I am preparing for two Expeditions in Himalays, one of them is simpler, late this year, and the other which is probably a tough one in the next year around August. Regarding both the places I seek ...
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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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Let's get critical: Aug 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love The Great Outdoors Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Difference between walking and hiking?

Is there any difference between walking and hiking? There is more popular tag hiking and less popular walking (used intensively be me in past...). I see they are used for the same activity, so my ...
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Are naturism-related questions on topic?

Are the questions about naturism on topic here? Naturism is often associated with sunbathing, which isn't a very activity (although being outdoor), but it includes also walking and swimming. But ...
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Rename [tag:mountain] to [tag:mountains]?

Shouldn't the tag mountain be renamed to mountains? It sounds much better for me. I'd rather not say "I'm going to mountain" but "I"m going to mountains". disclaimer I'm not native speaker, so my ...
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Should I ask if I don't expect an answer here?

For question that are local to my region, but not too localised to be on-topic, I know that I'll get a good answer at the Swedish language forum utsidan. The chance that I get a good answer here at ...
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The condition of The Great Outdoors

I've looked recently to the statistics: http://stackexchange.com/sites#questionsperday and our site was on the last place. Now it's a bit higher, but still it's much less than 1 question for day. ...
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Sharp rise in visitor numbers - any reason?

I was pleasantly surprised a couple of weeks ago when I noticed that the visitor numbers seemed to shoot up rather quickly from the steady 800-900 we'd been seeing gradually increase for a while, to ...
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Let's get critical: May 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love The Great Outdoors Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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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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Merge the new-england tag and the us-new-england tag

Should the us-new-england tag be an alias for the new-england 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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Are Make Your Own Gear questions relevant to TGO SE?

MYOG (e.g., homemade alcohol stoves or tarp-tents) is a fairly specific activity that is related to the outdoors. Questions about MYOG probably fall in the DIY tag. There already exist specialized ...
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Are questions about equipment/documentation acceptable?

Are questions like What are the most recommended guide/maps to bring on a PCT thru-hike? suitable for The Great Outdoors? The meta question was also created to avoid excessive discussions about meta ...
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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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Outdoors questions on Travel Answers get more attention than here — what can we do?

On Travel Answers, a question on snow conditions in Yosemite late May got three answers in 2 hours. I flagged the question from migration, but a moderator decided not to migrate it, because of the ...
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Why doesn't the StackExchange twitter feed follow The Great Outdoors' twitter feed?

I couldn't find one in the "following" tab of StackExchange and at first assumed it didn't exist. I guess (right) that it would have the same format as the others, and that's how I found it - ...
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Caving proposal

There is a new caving proposal in Area 51. It seems to me that most, if not all the sample questions that got upvoted would fit perfectly well in TGO. So far they only have 12 followers, with 2 of ...
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Does answering your own question discourage other answers or help get answers?

I don't see a very high frequency of people answering their own questions, despite the FAQ mentioning it as a welcome practice. However, is it effective? Does answering your own question discourage ...
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Community Standards: Should Prices be Mentioned?

We are going to have a lot of gear talk on these forums. Done deal. And gear changes over time, so we might get some information rot. I wonder how we will handle that information rot, especially with ...
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Prize for the announcer badge?

I couldn't help but notice over at music.se, one suggestion was to give out modest prizes when people gained the announcer badge, encouraging more people to share links to questions. Is this something ...
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Is the idea of a blog still going ahead?

As in the title really, are we going to create a blog and if so, when abouts will it pop up? The question came up a while back and there were some volunteers but nothing much else seems to have ...
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Is trail running an appropriate topic here?

Are questions about trail running good for this site? It certainly has relevance to the outdoors, but is it appropriate here? If not which SE site is the right fit? I checked out the Physical Fitness ...
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Are we doing well enough?

I love the great outdoors and I would love to see a lot more questions on this site. However, I'm worried, and less optimistic than this question. Soon we'll be having our first anniversary. Is this ...
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Users that never accept answers

I've noticed that there are quite a few users with very low or no acceptance rates on the questions they have asked, and most of the questions have good answers. It seems that this is ...
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Is down-voting based on tone appropriate?

I've noticed a few users writing answers with fairly patronizing and dismissive tones such as: "your fear ... is silly. You'd have to do something pretty stupid..." or suggesting that the premise of a ...
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Is beachcombing on-topic?

Is beachcombing an outdoor activity? Are beachcombing questions on-topic? For example, a photo of something odd found on a beach somewhere in the world, with the question: what is this?. Or ...
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Should we continue weekly topics?

I think the question is pretty self explanatory. I would like to know if the community is finding the weekly topics worthwhile.
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How close is this SE to going out of beta?

Just found this site and looks very interesting. I did a little searching around but couldn't find when it was started and when it might go out of beta.
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Weekly Topic: Gear Storage

This week it's questions related to storing gear for the next season (Sorry for this being late guys).
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What should next week's topic be?

Currently it's either Geocaching or Navigation (related?). However, I'm open to ideas. Reply below and vote please :)
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Should we create a blog for TGO

We can apply and get a Blog for TGO. I've already seen several good topics for blog material, and I think that it would go a long way towards helping build our user base. However to get a blog we ...
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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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This site needs more pictures!

Browsing The Great Outdoors is dull, dull, dull. The site is devoid of any colour and is reminiscent of monochrome bulletin boards from before I was even born — which is more than a quarter of a ...
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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 ...
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My question asks something for game purposes, there is an answer with practical orientation

What are some mortal dangers in temperate woods? I asked this in order to accumulate ideas for a game I am running with some friends. There is a community answer, providing that exactly. However now ...
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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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Skiing questions: travel.SE or outdoors.SE?

This is not really a question, but I don't know a better way to draw community attention in the Stack Exchange framework. Over on meta.travel.SE I have asked a question about whether skiing questions ...
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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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Does favorite question notification work?

Is the feature of notifying the user about any changes to a favorite question implemented or not? If it is, I've noticed that it doesn't work, since I don't receive any notifications on favorite ...
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Topic of the Week idea for Outdoors.

I've seen the idea of the Topic of the Week on some Stack Exchange sites. I think it would be the great idea to animate this site. First it would encourage existing users to ask more questions. Second,...
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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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There is a Rock-climbing proposal in Area 51

There is a Rock Climbing Proposal. Should we pick this up? Someone flagged it as a possible duplicate of sports, but we have a far larger Climbing list of questions than they do.
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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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Tag-Request: dividing boats into

While keeping the tag [boat] for genereal purpose we could consider to add tags as: [motor-boat] [rowing-boat] [sail-boat]. edit (answer by: Kevin): motorboats rowboats sailboats As the site is ...
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Asking questions to populate the site?

I'd love to populate the site more. Should I ask a question I'm wondering about, even if (with some research) I could find out the answer myself? And/or should I in that case post a question and an ...

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